Thursday, 30 April 2015

School Dress Code

At long last the warmer weather has arrived, which means summer clothing coming out of closets for all.  As we make the wardrobe change over for spring/summer, please take this opportunity to review the school's dress code (from the Parent/Student Handbook).

Students are expected to dress in a manner conducive to promoting an academic learning environment.  For students, the school is their place of business and standards must be in place that are suitable for all students Kindergarten through Grade 5. 

The guidelines at Linwood School are as follows:

* Hats are not permitted indoors

* No inappropriate language on clothing

* No "short shorts".  No revealing tops.  Tops with "lasagna" straps (at least two finger widths) are acceptable. Halter tops, crop tops, muscle shirts and "spaghetti" straps are not.

* Cosmetics/Make-up are not to be worn by students at the Early Years level, except at special events like Halloween and school performances

* Shoes are to be worn at all times.  Running shoes are required for PE classes for safety reasons and recommended for outdoor play as well.

These guidelines are similar to those established at all schools.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the dress code, please contact Mrs. McDonald.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Volunteer Appreciation

Linwood School has the best volunteers!  You help us read with students, put up bulletin boards, send delicious snacks, drive children to sporting events, cut things out, host fantastic events like Staff Appreciation Week, come with us on field trips and the list goes on and on.  You help us in so many ways.

Everyone at Linwood would like to show their appreciation by inviting you to our Volunteer Appreciation Event on Friday, May 8th @ 9:15 AM.  Join us for a light breakfast, coffee, tea, entertainment and good company.

Watch for invitations coming home with your child this week.  RSVP information is included.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Anxiety Workshop

      Parenting Today    


Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness).  Free pizza supper will be offered from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and session will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  To register please call Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email

Tuesday May 12, 2015


          Coaching For Confidence


Presented by: Dr. Maria Phelps, School Psychologist, Educational Support Services, St. James-Assiniboia School Division

Shyness and anxiety are normal human emotions.  Some children, however, are much more shy or fearful than the average child.  For these children, anxiety may interfere with their enjoyment of school, activities with other children, new experiences (swimming lessons, birthday parties, etc.), and their development of independence and confidence. In this session, parents will learn about anxiety in children aged four to seven and gain useful tools to help your children overcome this problem.

Once registered for any session, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by email to
Free childcare is available for the session. When registering, please indicate how many children and their ages.







School Vandalism During Non-School Hours

A message from the Manitoba School Boards Association:

School vandalism often involves graffiti, broken windows, damage to roofs and playground equipment.
To report suspicious activity on school grounds between
10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
or to report an act of school vandalism in Winnipeg call:
(204) 231-4556
Our security firm will attend after receipt of your call.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Super Run & Walk Club

Calling all Grade 4 & 5 students!  Super Walk/Run Club starts on Tuesday, May 5th.  Practices will be held before school from 8:15-8:45 and run each Tuesday and Thursday morning with June 18th being the last date.  Club members who are interested can work towards participation in the Great West Life Super Run which is part of Manitoba Marathon! Interested Grade 4 & 5 students will be given a permission slip tomorrow which must be returned to Mrs. Chumola in order to participate. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Kindergarten Registration for Fall

We are well on our way with planning the 2015-2016 school year.  If you have not yet registered your child for Kindergarten for the fall, please do so immediately.  If you know of parents in the community who still need to register, please encourage them to do so as well.  This is important for planning appropriately for next year.  Thanks for you help!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Divisional Science Fair News

The St. James-Assiniboia Divisional Science Fair was held on Wednesday, April 8th at George Waters Middle School. Linwood School was well represented at the fair this year. There were 13 students who attended, with a total of ten project entries.
Congratulations to the following students:

Gold Medal Winners

Kryztofer L. & Tyler U.

Thomas G.

Ainslie M.

Hailey R. & Keira W.

Silver Medal Winners

Izzy M.

Jorja F.

Madison N.

Aridine G.

Aiden R. & Ethan V.

Bronze Medal Winner

Canyon T.

Thomas G. was also the recipient of a Young Scientist Award. This award is given to those projects that have a unique presentation with outstanding science research. Well-done Thomas!

Thank you to all the participants for being excellent representatives of Linwood School. We are very proud of your accomplishments!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Giving Tree Update

Through the Giving Tree's licorice sales and Stuck for a Buck campaign, Linwood School raised $640 for Free the Children.  At our April Giving Tree meeting we decided to use the money to buy 1 Farm Bundle (3 goats, 15 chicks) for a family, water for life for 2 families, a goat for a family, 3 chicks each for 2 families and school kits for 2 children!  Thank you so much for your generosity!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Play Patrol

A big Linwood "Thank You" to the following dedicated Play Patrol leaders: Cool, Fiona, Annointing, Jerin, Nick, Czanelle, Aridine, Madison, Edwin, Trinity, Ariel and Ace! These grade 4 and 5 students volunteered during many indoor recesses in January and February to provide enjoyable activities for their younger peers. The Play Patrol leaders were treated to an ice cream sundae party today to recognize their leadership and generosity!


Seven Teachings Update

Each month, the children have been learning about a character trait as part of the Seven Teachings.
In January, the students explored the concept of courage, represented by the bear.  The bear represents courage because of its strength and natural ability to overcome challenges. In classrooms, students learned that it takes courage to do what is right and that daily challenges take courage to overcome.  Our Grade 4/5 students wrote beautiful picture books about courage to share with and teach their younger peers.
In February, the character trait of honesty was introduced. The Sasquatch represents honesty. Children were taught the importance to be honest with themselves and others and to be true to their word. 

In March, the students learned that the beaver represents wisdom. Everyone has a special gift and we should show wisdom by using our gifts to help others and ourselves. The beaver’s gift is his powerful teeth that allow it to cut down trees to build. If the beaver did not use its gift, the teeth would continue to grow until they became useless.