Thursday, 25 May 2017

First Annual St. James-Assiniboia School Division Graduation Pow Wow

St. James-Assiniboia School Division is excited to announce our first annual Graduation Pow Wow taking place on Thursday, June 1st, at St. James Collegiate (1900 Portage Ave.).

The Graduation Pow Wow is free to attend and is open to all members of the community. We look forward to welcoming students, staff, and community members to this inaugural celebration. Please see event details below:

Pipe Ceremony: 4:00 p.m.

Drum/Dancer Registration: 4:00-5:15 p.m.

Community Feast: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Grand Entry: 5:15 p.m.

Closing Ceremony: 7:45 p.m.

If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Indigenous Education Teacher, April Waters, at 204-885-1334 ext. 2367.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Giving Tree Update

      Hi, Linwood School! This is an announcement from Giving Tree!

            We want to thank you for donating your money and buying food at our snack sale for Mission to Mexico. We sold chips and licorice during recesses in March to raise money for the Volcanes Community Education Project to purchase school supplies for kids in Mexico. With your help and support, we raised $657.36!

            Thank you for your support! We appreciate all the help that you gave the kids in Mexico.

            Story Time with the Principal

            Every 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 May, the following students participated:  Elizabeth, Jaxon S., Alisa, Verna, Vlada, Graham, Teagan, Caroline, Zeida, Mekhi, Tayna B., Rebecca, Ethan R., Vlera, Mikey, Julie, Yu Min, Rowan C., Kshanelle, Kael, Natalie, Alex C., Wyatt, Jared and Elyse.

            Thursday, 11 May 2017

            Room 15's Family Fun Night

            The excitement is in the air as Team 15 will be hosting a Family Fun Night! Tickets are $3 and available at the door or in advance from any Team 15 students. Please join us on Monday, May 15th, 3:40 - 5:40 p.m. in the Linwood School gym and auditorium for games, snacks and drinks for purchase, and to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation.

            Wednesday, 10 May 2017

            Parent Survey

            Every second year, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division surveys parents of Early Years students to gather your feedback on areas of strength and areas for continued growth within our schools.

            We value the feedback of all our families and hope that you are able to complete the survey.  Please click this link to complete the survey before.  The link will remain open until May 31st. 
            Should you have any questions about the survey, please don't hesitate to call the school office at 204-889-9356.

            Tuesday, 9 May 2017

            Information Regarding 2017-2018

            Plans for the fall are well underway.   If, at any time, your plans regarding returning to Linwood  for 2017-2018 change, please contact the office.

            Below please find the profile for the 2017-2018 school year.

            Opening Conferences: Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7.  Details will be sent home with your child's June report card.

            First Day of Classes: Friday, September 8

            Winter Break: Monday, December 25 to Friday, January 5

            Spring Break: Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30

            Last Day of Classes: Thursday, June 28

            Linwood will have the following classrooms for 2017-2018:

            Kindergarten (one each AM and PM class)

            One class of Grade One

            One class of Grade One/Two

            Three classes of Grade Two/Three

            Three classes of Grade Four/Five

            Teaching assignments have now been finalized.  All homerooms will retain the same teacher with the exception of Room 10.  Mrs. du Plessis will return from her maternity leave in September, resuming her position in Room 10. 

            Class Placement for 2017-2018

            The purpose of the Class Placement Process is to maximize learning for all students by constructing balanced classes.

            The class creation process is a complex one involving the gathering of information about student needs and the making of collaborative decisions from staff and administrative teams about student placement in classes.

            Factors considered are academic progress, specific instructional needs in different areas, interactions between students, gender balance, numbers in each grade for multi-level classrooms, and information provided by the current teachers, child, and parents.  If there is information in addition to the knowledge we presently have about your child that you believe may be important to our consideration of class placement, please let Mrs. McDonald know.

            Placing students is not an easy task and the professionals in our school invest a great deal of time and thought into the process.   The classroom drafts are reviewed by collaborative teams of classroom teachers, specialists and administration. We strive to create the conditions that will help each child be successful here at Linwood.

            Students in Grade 2 from Rooms 4, 6 and 10 as well as students in Grade 4 from Rooms 15, 16, and 18 will continue on to Grade 3 and 5, respectively, with their current classroom groupings.  Towards the end of June we will once again hold “Bump Up Day” where all students meet with their new teacher and classmates. This experience has been well received in previous years and benefited students by reducing anxiety and creating excitement about the new year.

            Please direct all questions to Mrs. McDonald at 204-889-9356. Thank you for your support.