Wednesday, 23 March 2016

March Story Time

The following students enjoyed a snack and a story with Mrs. McDonald in March:  Lizzy, Sydney, William, Evelyn, Addison N., Seth, Zti, Dom M., Alan, Alex C., Ashley S., Maddox, Sarah M., Charlea, Tiffany O., Margareth, Ryan, Makayla, Xander B., and Kryztofer.

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, April 26, 2016
“Supporting Speech and Language Development at  Home”
Presented by: Speech-Language Pathologists, Educational Support Services, St. James-Assiniboia School Division
Students who receive speech and language support at school benefit from practice at home.  The purpose of this presentation is to provide parents with simple, quick and easy activities that can be done as a part of the daily routine.  We will provide suggestions for helping your child practice speech sounds and language skills at home.
Text Box: Once registered for any session, IF YOU CANNOT attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email at


Monday, 21 March 2016

Volunteer Appreciation- Save the Date!

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.

The staff at Linwood would like to show our appreciation by inviting you to our Volunteer Appreciation Event on Wednesday, April 13th @ 9:15 AM.  Join us for a light breakfast, coffee,  entertainment and good company.

Watch for invitations coming home with your child in early April.  RSVP information is included.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Parent Council Art Auction

Linwood 2016 Art Auction is Live from March 17th to March 24th

Payment will be cash and cheque upon pick-up, no credit card necessary for bidding

Auction closes on March 24th at 3:30pm.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Lost & Found

There are many items currently in our lost and found including jackets, clothing, hats, mitts and lunch kits.  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.

Rocks & Rings Comes to Linwood

      Thank you to parent council for bringing the Rocks & Rings program to Linwood school. Students spent a gym class learning the basic rules of curling through fun interactive games and activities. They learned how to throw a rock, sweep and score. The next three gym classes were used to let the students practice their skills using indoor curling supplies.

            Monday, 14 March 2016

            Project Fair

            On March 10 we held our annual Project Fair.  More than 30 projects were submitted on a variety of interesting topics.  We congratulate all of the students who participated, showing dedication and commitment to the pursuit of new knowledge.  Results of the fair are as follows:

            Heather  Room 6
            Audrey Room 6
            Loralai Room 6
            Kshanelle  Room 16
            Abbie and Makayla  Room 16
            Adalie  Room 18
            Jerin  Room 16
            Sasha Room 18

            Avirey  Room 15
            Alex  Room 10
            Margareth  Room 18
            Walker  Room 15
            Frances  Room 6
            Ella  Room 4
            Izzy and Sara H. Room 15
            Mattejas  Room 8
            Ainslie and Jorja Room 18
            Griffin W. Room 15
            John Room 16
            Connor and Alex P. Room18
            Gabriel  Room 6
            Rhianna  Room 4 

            Zyron Room 15 and Zeida Room 1
            Jack  Room 16
            Kieran  Room 18 and Nathan  Room 15
            Tyler  Room 15
            Thomas  Room 18

            Linwood Hockey Challenge

            The Linwood Hockey Challenge is winding down. This year we had 48 grade 4 and 5 students participating. The six teams played a round robin tournament and then moved on to a double knockout tournament. Congratulations to all students who showed up for all of their games and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship (winning or losing). The student referees and timekeepers kept the games moving at a very high level of play. Great job to all involved. Special thanks to Mrs. Rogala for organizing and supervising!

            Thursday, 10 March 2016

            Conflict and Bullying

            Teachers at Linwood work to help our students to understand the difference between conflict and bullying.



            • a disagreement or a difference of opinion or interests between equals
            • normal part of social interactions as we don’t always agree with others about the things we want, what we think or what we want to do
            • can result in people getting frustrated or angry
            • people involved both are equal in power, but see things from different perspectives
            • emotions may run high and aggression may result if those involved do not have adequate conflict resolution skills
            • when people have the skills to resolve the dispute so needs are met, the conflict does not continue
            • inevitable part of group dynamics



            • involves the intent to harm
            • an imbalance of power exists
            • worsens with repetition over time
            • distress for the child being bullied, often including fear, occurs
            • enjoyment of the effects on the child or teen being bullied by the person (people) doing the bullying exists
            • there is a threat – implicit or explicit – of further aggression
            • can be verbal, physical, social or cyberbullying


            Conflicts are expected in elementary school. Developmentally, children at this age are still learning how to see issues from the perspective of others. The ability to negotiate and compromise are developing.  Frustration tolerance and impulse control are abilities of which elementary students are gradually gaining control. 


            In our classrooms, we work to guide our students to successfully resolve conflict together. They learn what issues are minor and can be ignored and which issues require problem solving. Helping to see the perspective of others and considering solutions to meet the needs of all involved is how we guide our students toward becoming more independent resolvers of conflict.


            Bullying is a much more serious (and thankfully more rare) issue that requires intense support from teachers, the principal and parents together.


            Our staff want to have open dialogue between home and school regarding any concerns.  We welcome contact from families; call or email anytime.


            Wednesday, 9 March 2016

            Report Card Time

            Students are bringing home report cards today.  Detailed information regarding our Triad Conference/Celebration of Learning is also included.  We are looking forward to seeing all families next Thursday evening!

            Tuesday, 8 March 2016

            Spring Has Sprung!

            The warm weather means our playground has become very wet and muddy.  During this transition period, outdoor gear such as splash pants and rubber boots are very helpful for the 60 minutes of outdoor time each day.  Please also consider sending your child to school each day with extra socks and perhaps pants too so that he/she can be comfortable in the event he/she gets wet at recess.

            Friday, 4 March 2016

            Giving Tree News

            Giving Tree Fundraisers to Benefit Free the Children


            The Giving Tree Club will be offering three opportunities to students in the month of March with the intent to raise money for Free the Children.


            March 7-11th – Gym Blast

            For $1.00, your child can come to the gym for fun and games led by a Giving Tree member at recess.


            March 7th morning recess – morning Kinders and Grade 1s

            March 8th morning recess – Grade 3s

            March 9th morning recess – Grade 4s

            March 11th morning recess – Grade 5s

            March 11th afternoon recess– Grade 2s and afternoon Kinders



            March 14-17th – Craft Sale

            Our “crafty” Giving Tree members will be selling wonderful crafts that they have created at every morning recess this week.  Bracelets and bookmarks will be for sale for $1.00 each.  When you come for conferences, you will have the opportunity to purchase a craft or make a donation to Free the Children.


            March 21-25th – Licorice Sale

            Licorice will be for sale this week for $1.00 a piece every morning recess.  A Giving Tree member will visit the afternoon kindergarten class for sales as well.



            Thank you for supporting the Giving Tree Club’s effort to make a better world for all children!!!

            Thursday, 3 March 2016