Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Plastic Bag Round Up

Over the past 7 years, elementary schools in Manitoba have collected almost six million plastic bags which have been recycled into special items for their school, such as benches, bird houses, planters and frisbees. Once again, the Giving Tree Club at Linwood School is heading up this challenge. Please send in all types of plastic bags that are ready to be recycled. Groceries bags, shopping bags, ziplock bags, bread bags, produce bags and more are all accepted. Please help our school to protect our environment by sending in bags. The challenge runs from Oct. 1st to 30th. Thank you for your help. For more information, you can check out the Take Pride site:

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Little Free Library

We are excited to let you know that the Little Free Library (LFL) has re-opened!

For families new to Linwood, the LFL on the front lawn is a children's book exchange where you are invited to take a book or share a book if you have extras.  If you have a lot of books to share, please leave them in the blue bins near the office.

There are now more than 60 LFLs in Winnipeg and more than 40,000 worldwide in over 70 countries!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Jump Start into Kindergarten

The St. James Assiniboia School Division is offering an evening of learning for parents of children born in 2011 (starting Kindergarten next September).  Please share this information with friends and neighbours who may be interested.  For details please click here.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Community Management of Head Lice

Head lice commonly occur in young children and as such, at the beginning of the school year, it is good practice to remind parents about detection and management.  The best way to detect and manage head lice is for parents check their children's heads on a regular basis throughout the year.  The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has prepared information for parents available here and here.  Parents may also contact a public health nurse at 204-940-2040.

The Giving Tree Group

The Giving Tree Group is a dedicated group of students at Linwood School who work together to plan and organize events and activities that make our world a better place.  The group is open to any interested student in Grade 1-5.  Meetings take place over the lunch hour - students can listen to the announcements for advance notice on dates.  The first meeting of the year will be held at lunch time on Wednesday, September 30th.  Come out and join us!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Report to the Community

Each year, school's in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division create a report for community which summarizes accomplishments from the previous school year and plans for the current year.  Linwood School's 2015-2016 Report to the Community is now available for viewing here.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Parent Council News

At the Annual Establishment meeting held last evening a Parent Council was once again established at Linwood School.

A heartfelt "thank you" goes out to the outgoing executive members for all of their contributions during the course of their term.

Congratulations to the newly and/or re-elected executive members:

President: Mr. Greg Grahn
Vice President: Mr. Colin Chapnick
Treasurer: Mrs. Amy Allen
Social Media: Ms. Thea Ferrari

Election of the position of Secretary will occur at the next meeting of Parent Council which will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 in the staff room.  We hope to see you there.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Reminder - Parent Council AGM

Linwood School's Annual Establishment meeting will be held  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 plan to attend this important meeting.

Cross Country Run Club

All interested Grades 3, 4 and 5 students are invited to join Mrs. Chumola, Mrs. du Plessis and Ms. D'Eon for Cross Country.  Permission slips containing detailed information will go home today with students who express interest in participating.  The first practice will be tomorrow morning at 8:15 AM, please bring the signed permission slip.