Monday, 25 May 2015

Anxious Child?

Coaching for Confidence

Internet-based program to help parents help children with difficulty with anxiety (excessive fearfulness, worry, or shyness).

Is your 4 to 12 year old child more shy or fearful than other children of the same age?

Shyness and anxiety are normal emotions.  Some children, however, are much more shy or fearful than the average child.  Anxiety may interfere with their enjoyment of school, activities with other children, new experiences (swimming lessons or sports), and their development of independence and confidence.  Shyness and anxiety may also slow learning at school.

If you think that your child is more anxious (fearful, worried or shy) than most other children of the same age, you may be interested in Coaching for Confidence a web-based program developed for parents of children with anxiety by researchers at the University of Manitoba. 

If you are interested in learning more about this evaluation study please contact Julie-Anne at email:  or telephone 204-237-2055 and leave a message. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Annual Establishment Meeting

Linwood School's Annual Establishment meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the staff room.  A Parent Council or and Advisory Council for school leadership will be established.  If a Parent Council is established, a Parent Council meeting will follow.  Nominations for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Social Media Liaison will be tabled at that time.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this important meeting.

Grade 5 Year End

As our Grade 5 students prepare to finish their Early Years experience, we have a few special events planned at school to celebrate.

The Grade 5 Talent Show will be held in the auditorium on Wednesday, June 17th at 1:00 PM.  The year end farewell ceremony will be held on Friday, June 26th at 11:00 AM in the gym.  Parents and guests are welcome to attend.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Thanks a Latte!

This morning at Linwood we honored our volunteers with a special event to show our appreciation.  Guests were treated to entertainment and a light breakfast.  We recognized there are volunteers who have contributed to our school and were unable to attend - we wish to extend our gratitude to you as well.  Please enjoy some pictures.

Recorder Club performs.

Room 1 recites a poem.

Choir sings three songs.

Parent Council BBQ Raffle Basket Themes

Kindergarten (Dowd)- Summer Fun

Room 1 (Stevenson) - Sports

Room 8 (Jensen/Turner) - Movie Night

Room 4 (Jones) -  Camping

Room 6 (Chumola) - Ready, Set…Read & Write

Room 10 (Palsson) - Day at the Beach

Room 15 (Harris) - Sundae Funday

Room 16 (Vincent)-  A Day at the Beach

Room 18 (Blake)- At Day at the Park

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Spirt Week Activity Afternoon

Today, following Fun Lunch the students enjoyed an afternoon of Spirit Week Activities.  It was rainy outdoors, so we stayed inside.  A lot of fun was had by all!  It was wonderful to have so many volunteers help out with lunch and the activities, we hope you enjoyed the afternoon too! Thank you to Parent Council for organizing Spirit Week and the Fun Lunch and to Mrs. Rogala for helping with the activities.  Enjoy some pictures of our Spirit!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

2015-2016 School Year

Plans for the fall are well underway.  Thank you to all families who returned the "Intent to Register" form to the school.  This will help us with the planning process.  If, at any time, your plans for 2015-2016 change, please contact the office.

Below please find the profile for the 2015-2016 school year.

Opening Conferences: Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10.  Details will be sent home with your child's June report card.

First Day of Classes: Friday, September 11

Winter Break: Monday, December 21 to Friday, January 1

Spring Break: Friday, March 25 to Friday, April 1

Last Day of Classes: Wednesday, June 29

Linwood will have the following classrooms for 2015-2016:

Kindergarten (one each AM and PM class)

One class of Grade One

One class of Grade One/Two

Three classes of Grade Two/Three

Three classes of Grade Four/Five

Teaching assignments for the fall are being confirmed and will be announced here on the blog when planning is finalized.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Music Monday

Today is Music Monday, and schools all over are celebrating music in education.  This morning at Linwood, we got together to participate.  The Recorder Club kicked things off with theme music from Star Wars - "May the 4th be with you"!  Next the choir performed three songs for the whole school to enjoy.  Finally, we joined our voices together and sang "We are One".  Great job, Linwood!


Friday, 1 May 2015

Parent Surveys

Every second year, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division surveys parents of Early Years students to gather your feedback on areas of strength and areas for continued growth within our schools.

In April, we posted an online link to this survey and many families provided feedback.  The online survey is now closed, however, we are hoping to hear from more of our families.  To that end, today each family will receive a paper copy of the survey (coming home with your youngest student). 

We value the feedback of all our families and hope that you are able to complete the survey.  Please return completed surveys to the school by Friday, May 15th. If you have already completed the survey online, we thank you for your time and ask you to please return the paper copy marked "online". 

A summary of parent feedback will be shared at an upcoming Parent Council meeting.

Should you have any questions about the survey, please don't hesitate to call the school office at 204-889-9356.