Wednesday, 21 December 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 December, the following students participated: Ben D., Autumn, Lyla, Sydney, Drake, Cohen, Madison W., Alex U., Lilia, Andrew, K.C., Bryce, Jesse T.P., Tristan, Jessica, Ashley S., Thomas, Violet, Margareth, Adalie, Sara H., Frances, Izzy, Oliver, Grace, and Charlotte.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Staff Change

As many families already know, Mrs. Ryckman's time at Linwood is coming to a close.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her service and to wish her luck in her new teaching assignment.  We encourage families to do the same during the final days of December.  When we are back to school in January, Mrs. Wurch will return to the music room following her maternity leave.  Please join us in welcoming her back to Linwood!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Cold Weather Reminders

A healthy mind and healthy body go hand-in-hand. Outdoor recess is a time to connect with friends, and recharge through exercise. In this light, all students are expected to go outside for recess. 

Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather everyday as conditions often change throughout the day.  Many families also choose to send extra socks and/or mittens in their child's backpack for extra comfort when outdoor gear ends up wet.

We do not have indoor supervision for students during recess. Indoor recess is only permitted in exceptional circumstances. Generally speaking, a child who is too sick to go outside at recess is too sick to benefit from attending school.

 During severe weather conditions, as outlined by division policy, all students will be supervised indoors. When the wind chill hazard is at or colder than -29 degrees students will not be permitted outdoors.  When the wind chill hazard is between -25 degrees and -28 degrees students may go outdoors for a shorter outdoor recess, up to 10 minutes.  We call this shorter recess a "fresh air break".  Weather conditions are determined using the report from Environment Canada at The Forks.

These same temperature guidelines apply to our school safety patrols being on duty.  When the wind chill hazard is at or colder than -29 degrees the patrols will not be outside. 

Friday, 9 December 2016

Giving Tree News

Thank you for all the food donations and coins for the coin drive!
We raised nearly $500 from the coin drive to buy toys for hampers in our school division.
We collected nearly 600 food items to donate to those hampers.
With your help, 40 families will receive hampers and have a joyful Christmas this year.

A few students from our school attended a Rock Paper Scissors event at Sturgeon Heights on Dec. 8th to celebrate our hard work with all the schools who collected for hampers. They had a blast and we're all excited to collect again next year!

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

We couldn't have done this without such a wonderful community and we really appreciate your support!

Team Green News

With all of your help, we collected 3 552 plastic bags for recycling in the fall!
These bags were picked up in a recycling truck and we received a planter box made out of recycled plastic.
Thank you for your help!
Our next project will be to re-start composting at Linwood School.

Keep checking the school blog for more information.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Kindergarten 2017

The time of year has come to start preparing for next year's Kindergarten students.  An information evening for parents will be held on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 PM in the school library.

Kindergarten registration will begin on Friday, January 27th at 8:00 AM. 
The child's original birth certificate is required at the time of registration along with two pieces of identification that prove residency (such medical card and driver's licence).

If you know of a family in the community with a child who will be five years old by December 31, 2017 please pass this information along!