Monday, 30 November 2015

Celebration of Learning

It was wonderful to see so many of our families out at our Celebration of Learning.  Thank you for participating!

City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide

The City of Winnipeg is proud to provide a wide variety of recreation and leisure opportunities that contribute to the overall well-being of our community.  The Leisure Guide is published three times per year and is filled with fun and exciting activities for everyone.

For more information on leisure, sport and fitness activities, please pick up a copy of the Leisure Guide, call 311 or visit  Guides are available for pick up at civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres, and at a number of retail locations including Safeway, 7-Eleven and Mac’s. 


Registration for swimming lessons only will begin on December 15 at 8:00 am.  Registration for all other activities will begin on December 16 at 8:00 am. 




City of Winnipeg Priceless Fun


Winnipeggers now have easy access to information about free recreation, leisure and library programs with the free programming guide, Priceless Fun.

The fall edition of Priceless Fun, available in mid-December, provides information about the free programs for children and youth being offered by the City of Winnipeg throughout the city, all in one convenient guide.

Hard copies of Priceless Fun are available for pick up at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres. You can view the current edition of Priceless Fun online at: Information about programs is also available by calling 311.


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Winter Concert News

Linwood School has been “abuzz” with Winter concert preparations, and we are all looking forward to the show which is taking place Thursday, December 10.  Our performance this year will feature a selection of poetry and festive songs.  This bulletin will outline important details, and hopefully answer any questions you may have about the concert evening.


We are performing at St. James Collegiate, located at 1900 Portage Avenue.  There will be signs at the Ferry Road entrance to direct families as to where to drop off their children at performance time.  Some parking is available in the GWMS and SJC lots. We encourage families to carpool.

 Supervision will be provided in designated warm-up rooms, beginning at 6:10 p.m.  Parents may drop their children off at this time.  The  concert will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.  When you arrive at the school there will be signs to direct students to their warm up areas.

 CONCERT DRESS                                           
All students are invited to wear their holiday best. Suggested props/costume items are listed below but are not manditory.  Please do not go out and buy these special for the concert.

Kindergarten:           Sunglasses
Rooms 1 & 8:           Kitchen apron
Rooms 4, 6 & 10:     Will be provided
Rooms 15, 16 & 18:  Scarves, mitts, toques
All students must wear their shoes on stage, as boots are not allowed.
CONCERT PERFORMANCES                   
 Students will sit with their class groups, supervised by staff and enjoy the concert. At the end of the concert, parents may pick up their children at their original drop-off location.
We respectfully ask that all siblings (younger and older) be supervised and remain in the gym.  We thank you for your assistance with this matter.
Upon arrival at St. James Collegiate, choir will assemble in Room A with Ms. Versteeg. 

Lost & Found

There are many items currently in our lost and found.  Teachers will continue to remind students to take a look for anything that may belong to them.  Parents are encouraged to check the lost and found during conferences; sometimes adult eyes notice things that children's eyes do not!  All items remaining will be donated to a local charity.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Story Time

Each month a few students from each classroom are invited to enjoy a snack and listen to a story with Mrs. McDonald.  The following students participated in November: Danika, Lily, Mackenzie, Julie, Damhee, Miley, Lasmi, Madelynn, Brody, Liam N., Merricko, Shiloh, Oliver, Ayla, Caleb, Rhianna, Sunny, Sasha, Phoenix, Ashley K., Dylan K. (Room 16), Fiona, Ava S., Kaleb, Tipay, and Sara H.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Jersey Day

Linwood School will be participating in National Jersey day this Friday. Students and staff are invited to wear their favorite jersey to school.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Celebration of Learning!

On Thursday, November 26th we will be having our triad conferences. The purpose of these conferences, led by the student, is to share what is happening in the classroom and to give students the opportunity to demonstrate, reflect on, and celebrate their own individual growth. Students will be prepared to showcase their learning from term one.


We are going to once again use an “Open House” format, meaning no need to schedule a time to come visit.  Classrooms will be open on Thursday evening from 4:30pm – 7:30 pm and teachers will be available to visit with students and families during this celebratory time. Please plan to spend approximately 15 minute per classroom.  The open house will end at 7:30.


Mrs. Rogala will be available in the gym office to discuss skills worked on this term in physical education and Ms. Versteeg invites students and parents to visit the music room to meet our new music specialist. 


As the focus is on celebrating learning, and due to the fact that there will be multiple families together in the classroom, this is not the ideal time to discuss any concerns you may have about your child.


If you would like to arrange to speak privately with your child’s classroom teacher please contact him/her directly or schedule an appointment for Friday, November 27th during the morning from 9:30-11:00 using the “Linwood Conference Manager” online at  The system will open for bookings on Wednesday, November 18th at 8:30 AM.


If you have any questions about our triad conferences, please call the school at 204-889-9356.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Monday, 16 November 2015

We Day!

Today 19 members of Linwood’s Giving Tree Club attended We Day at the MTS Centre. We Day is a celebration of young people making a difference in local and global communities.  The students were encouraged to turn inspiration into action.  More than 450 schools in Manitoba, totaling over 16, 000 students participated in the We Day celebration.

Performers and guests included: Marlee Matlin, Henry Winkler, Kardinal Offishall, Tyler Shaw, JR Martinez, Tom Jackson, Wab Kinew, the Kenyan Boys Choir, Marc and Craig Kielburger and many others.

Students are encouraged to download the We 365 app to participate in daily challenges to take social action and transform lives.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Hoop Dancing At Linwood

This week we have been fortunate to host a residency where we learn the traditional art of Hoop Dancing.  Professionals from the Aboriginal School of Dance have been at Linwood all week and each classroom has had a turn to participate.  We have learned the meaning of the different hoops and that when we dance, we are being the best version of ourselves.  Please enjoy some photos!
Room 4 practicing with two hoops.

Learning what each hoop represents.
Learning to make the butterfly.

Room 1 hard at work!
Practicing footwork.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Bag Up Manitoba!

Our results are in... Linwood students and families collected 7001 plastic bags.  Big thanks to students and staff from the Giving Tree Club for collecting and counting our bags.  Together, we've done a great deed to help our environment. Congratulations, Linwood!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Take Your Kid to Work Day

Today was "Take Your Kid to Work" day for Grade 9 students across Manitoba.  We were lucky enough to have two students come to Linwood.

The first student is Noah, a former Linwood student. Noah went to work today with his dad at HP Builders.  This company has very generously donated labour and materials to install our new Buddy Bench, purchased by Parent Council.  Watch for more information regarding a ribbon cutting ceremony coming soon.  Big thanks to HP Builders for the generous donation and to Noah and his dad for spending their day contributing to our school community!

The second student who came today is Maggie, who is Mrs. du Plessis' cousin.  Maggie spent her day experiencing the primary classroom by working in Room 10.  The students all agree, she could have a great future as a teacher!  Thanks for joining us today, Maggie.

Building the frame for the pad.

Pouring the pad for the bench.

Enjoying a book together.

Hugs are the best way to end the day!

Emergency Drills

During the course of a school year, we are mandated to practice 10 fire drills, 2 lockdown drills and 1 tornado drill to prepare our students in the event there is an emergency. Staff will have reviewed procedures with children before emergency measures practices take place. We will only notify home in the event of a real crisis. We will be holding our first lockdown drill in the month of November. Please do not hesitate to call the school if you need any clarification.

Monday, 2 November 2015

News from Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning

A new website resource has been created by Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning to support learning in mathematics and science in Grades 5-8.  The resource is called "My Learning at Home" and contains videos and animations to support student learning.  Please visit