Friday, 27 February 2015

Giving Tree FUN-draisers

What do licorice and taping the principal to the wall have in common?

The money raised by both initiatives will support the Giving Tree’s plan to raise money toward a global cause.  With the money that is raised, the Giving Tree students will choose how to donate the money through Free The Children.  Feel free to browse the website at 

Giving Tree students will be selling licorice at recess on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the first two weeks of March (March 2, 4, 6, 9, 11).  Each piece will cost 50 cents.

From March 23 – 26th, students will be encouraged to bring in as many loonies as they wish for the “Stuck for a Buck” campaign.  Each loonie will purchase one strip of duct tape that will be used to tape Mrs. McDonald up on a wall! On March 27th at 9:15, the whole school will witness and help tape Mrs. McDonald to the wall!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Annual Floor Hockey Challenge

This year the Linwood Floor Hockey Challenge has 43 students in grades 4 & 5 participating. There are six teams who played in a round robin and then a double knockout tournament. The students are responsible for refereeing; timekeeping and making sure the players are present when their team plays. Sportsmanship and fair play are they key to the success of the event. The teams play during the lunch hour. The final game will take place on March 16th.  The pictures below are a little blurry, a testament to the level of action!  Special thanks to Mrs. Rogala for organizing this school classic!


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Project Fair News - Updated

    Our project fair was held on February 18th and we had a great turnout with 33 projects entered. Project participants ranged from Grade 1 to Grade 5. The projects were creative, informative, and reflected a great deal of time and effort put in by the participants. Both judges and spectators were impressed by the efforts of the students and the quality of the finished projects.
    A big “Congratulations” goes out to our students who will represent Linwood School at the St James-Assiniboia School Division Science and Heritage Fairs. 

    The following students will participate in the Divisional Science Fair on Wednesday April 8th:
    Grade 3:
    Thomas G. – “Iron”
    Izzy M. – “The Search for the Best Cookie”
    Tyler U & Kryztofer L. – “The Potato Battery”
    Grade 4:
    Jorja F. – “The Wonderful World of Hedgehogs”
    Ainslie M. – “The Best Stain Remover”
    Grade 5:
    Maddison N.  – “My Future Career”
    Canyon T. – “Panda Bears”
    Aridine G. – “Polio”
    Aidan R. & Ethan V. – “Down Syndrome”
    Hailey R. & Keira W. – “Hand Washing”
    The following grade 5 students will participate in the Divisional Heritage Fair at Lakewood School on May7th:
    Rebecca H. & Skylar H. – “Nunavut”
    Maggie A. – “People of the Birch”

    Bryn S. – “Nellie McClung”
    Special thanks to our volunteer judges and to Mrs. Jones for all of her hard work in organizing this special event.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Choir News

The Linwood Intermediate Choir performed two songs at the St. James Assiniboia Divisional Music Celebration on Thursday, February 12th in the evening at Sturgeon Creek United Church. Our adjudicator, Ms. Carolyn Boyes (director of the Winnipeg Boys' Choir) had many great words of praise for the choir, including their fantastic ability to focus and their legato singing that was "so lovely and musical"!

Ms. Boyes worked for a few moments with the choir and gave many helpful hints of how to improve in time for our Winnipeg Music Festival performance on March 11th.

Ms. Jackie Gagne, Arts Coordinator for SJSD would also like to thank our wonderful Linwood families for assisting with tear down after Thursday nights' performance! She was very grateful to receive all the help that was so freely given! Thank you!

Congratulations on a great job Linwood Choir! Keep up the wonderful dedication and singing!


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Project Fair Reminders

The Linwood School Project Fair will happen tomorrow, February 18th.  Participants will bring home a note today stating their project number to help with set up location.  Times to note are as follows:

Project Set-Up - 8:00-8:50 AM
Find your designated area in the auditorium.  Report to class as usual for attendance.

Judging- 9:00-11:50 AM
All participants will be judged during this time frame.  Participants will be called down to the auditorium when it is their turn to meet with the judges.

Classroom Viewing- 1:00-3:40 PM
Teachers will bring their classes down to the auditorium to view projects during the afternoon.

Public Viewing - 3:40-5:00 PM
This is an informal, "come and go" viewing session.  Students are NOT required to stay with their projects during this time and will be dismissed from school as usual.  Participants are asked to leave their projects in the auditorium for viewing until 5:00 PM.

Dismantling of Projects (Wednesday or Thursday)
Students may dismantle their projects on Wednesday between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.  Families who are not available during this time need not worry, the auditorium will be locked at 5:30 PM.  Students may also dismantle their projects Thursday morning between 8:30 and 9:00 AM.

We wish all participants good luck!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

February Story Time

The following students enjoyed a snack and a story with Mrs. McDonald in February:

Lucas, Lilia, Tegan, Julie, Ethan V., Ariel, Olivia D., Jayden J., Shiloh, Kieran M., Winner, Noah, Izzy, Ryan, Owen, Kyla, Jay, Rowan, Louie, Patrick, Connor W., Ben, Jordan F., CJ,  and Riley.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Parent Council News

For the next Parent Council meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd, we are going to try something different.  We plan to move the meeting time to 6:30 to help accommodate families with younger children.  We would also like to offer child care for any families who require it in order to attend the meeting.  If you would like to reserve your child care space, please email our Parent Council President, Greg, at our new email address by Friday, February 27th.