Thursday, 27 October 2016

Heating System Update

Our new boiler is now up and running.  The work crew is still here doing "finishing touches" but the heat in the school is functioning normally.

Volunteer Opportunity

Our annual Winter Concert is approaching quickly and planning is well underway.  We are currently looking for volunteers who are able to help with setting up the gym at St. James Collegiate during the afternoon on concert day, Wednesday, December 7th.  If you are able to help, please contact our music teacher, Mrs. Ryckman by email at

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Free Parenting Workshop

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, November 1, 2016

Coaching For Confidence


Facilitated by: Dr. John Walker:  A Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at St. Boniface General Hospital.


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.


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, 24 October 2016

Community Management of Headlice

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.

Halloween Parade

Linwood’s traditional Halloween parade will take place:

Monday, October 31 at 1:15 pm in the Gym

The parade will feature Halloween music and class walk-abouts for the children to display their costumes.

Students will be given time after lunch to change into their costumes for the parade at 1:00 pm. Please remember that weapons are not permitted at school and that this includes those that are part of costumes.

Parents are welcome to attend!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Remembrance Day

A Remembrance Day Service will take place in the gym on Wednesday, November 9th at 11:00 AM with performances by the choir and Room 18. All parents and friends are invited to attend.

Students who are Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts or Beavers are invited to wear their uniforms to school that day. Their uniforms are symbolic of citizenship and service to others and are therefore most appropriate for  Remembrance Day.

Poppies will be distributed to all students. Any contributions will be gratefully accepted and forwarded to the Royal Canadian Legion. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Heating System Update

Work on our replacement heating system continues and, with the cooler weather, we noticed a big difference in the temperature of the school today... it was chilly!  The new system is currently in the testing stage where any issues are found and resolved.  While we are in this stage of the project the Division's Maintenance personnel are being kept informed of progress on the project, as well as the comfort level in the school.  An interim plan for warming the school will be implemented beginning tomorrow.  It is still recommended that students dress in layers for the classroom (hats will be allowed indoors during this period) with additional outdoor clothing as appropriate for the day.

We Scare Hunger!

Giving Tree is collecting food for Winnipeg Harvest as our campaign to scare hunger by Halloween! We have a lot to be thankful for, so we are helping Winnipeggers through Winnipeg Harvest by collecting donations for the food bank from Oct. 11 – Oct. 31st!


Please, bring donations of non-perishable food items to the bins outside room 6.


Each room will collect a different item and we will keep track to see which room collects the most items; please see the items listed below.


Please, ask Giving Tree students or our staff champions (Ms. Cichosz at and Mrs. Vincent at for more information. We hope you will help us scare hunger!


Room/Item To Collect


1=  Whole grain/whole wheat past


4= Rice (brown, converted, parboiled


5= Baby food


6= Canned fish and poultry (packed in water)


8= Cereal (high fiber, non-sugar coated)


10= Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes


15= Canned stew, chili, brown beans


16= Canned fruit or vegetables (packed in its own juice)


18= Canned soup (lentil, pea, vegetable)


Saturday, 8 October 2016

News from Deer Lodge Community Club

Looking for some family fun in the neighbourhood?  Click here for more information on October's family events at DLCC.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision Screening

Vision Screening will take place at Linwood starting Monday October 24, 2016. Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, and 5, teacher referrals and students new to the school will be screened. The resource teacher and trained volunteers will assist in the screening.

This screening program is designed to uncover signs of any possible vision difficulty, which may interfere with school progress. It is not intended to be a substitute for the vision examination performed by an Ophthalmologist/Optometrist.

The screening instruments measure a student’s ability to see at far (myopia), at near (hyperopia), and to co-ordinate both eyes (muscle balance).

Children who are currently wearing glasses will not be screened.

After the vision screening has been completed, if you receive a notice from the school requesting that you refer your child for a professional eye examination, please follow-up by making an appointment with an eye doctor (Ophthalmologist/Optometrist) of your choice. Ask the eye doctor to complete the form sent to you by the school and then return this completed form to the school. Children who are referred for an examination may not require glasses.

If you do not wish that your child participate in this no-cost vision screening please contact the school.
 If you require further information, please contact the resource teacher at 889-9356.

 Hearing Screening

Hearing screening programs lead to the identification and prevention of ear disease which can cause associated hearing problems, and to the identification of children with educationally significant, temporary or permanent hearing impairments.

The St. James-Assiniboia School Division No.2 has a Hearing Screening Program for students within the Division. The resource teacher, who will be assisted by trained volunteers, will administer this program. The screening program determines if the student can hear specific sound frequencies or tones.

Hearing Screening will take place at Linwood beginning Monday October 24, 2016. The target population includes all students Kindergarten and Grade 1. Teacher referrals and students new to the school are also included in the screening.

Students who do not pass the initial screening, or are absent on the screening day will be re-screened. Any child who does not pass the second screening will have a letter sent from the school to the parent or guardian. The letter asks the parents to contact the Deer Lodge Hearing Centre to make an appointment for their child for a complete hearing test.

If you do not wish that your child participate in this no-cost hearing screening please contact the school.
 If you require further information, please contact the resource teacher at 889-9356.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Milk Program

Parent Council is seeking out a volunteer who is able to come to the school and sell milk tickets.  If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please call the school office at 889-9356 and we will pass your contact information to the Parent Council.  Thank you.

Bag it Up Linwood!

      Team Green is a group of Grade 4/5 students at Linwood who are helping the environment. Team Green is collecting clean plastic bags for recycling. If we collect enough bags, we will receive special items made from the bags, such as Frisbees or maybe even a bench!

            • To help, bring your clean plastic bags that you already have at home to your homeroom teacher. Please, don't go to the store to get more bags. Bring reusable bags when you go shopping!

            • Bring the bags from October 6th-28th

            • We will count the bags after October 30th and have them picked up for recycling!

            • If you have any questions, please talk to Team Green or Miss Cichosz (

                      A list is posted beside room 14.

                      Tuesday, 4 October 2016

                      Story Time with the Principal

                      Each month students from each classroom come together to enjoy a story and a snack with Mrs. McDonald.  Over the course of the year, each student will have a turn.In October, the following students participated:  Maya, Lilly, Matthew C., Addison N., Hannah S., Brynn D., Griffin A., Loralai, Gabe H.,Lizzy, Zti, Louie, Mathew K., Hannah A., Drayson, Kieran B., Caleb, Liam, Blake, Shiloh, Ashley K., Merricko, Owen, Dom M., Zyron, and Gerald.