Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Bump Up Day

As part of the transition to our new school year, today we held our third annual "Bump Up Day".  Students had a short visit in their new classroom to meet their new teacher and classmates. Mrs. du Plessis, who will return to teach in Room 10 beginning in September, was able to  join us!  Ask your son/daughter about his/her "Bump Up".

Monday, 26 June 2017

Lost & Found

A number of items still remain in our Lost and Found.  These items are now on display in the front hallway of the school.  Please encourage your child to look at these tables for any items that he/she may have misplaced.  We will do the same!  Any items that remain at the end of June will be donated to charity.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Final Report Cards

Final Report Cards will be distributed at the end of the day on the last day of school (Thursday, June 29, 2017). 

If you know your child will be absent (or leaving early) on the last day, you may choose one of the following options:

  1. Send us a self-addressed, stamped ($ 1.80), 10” x 13” envelope & we’ll mail it to you.
  2. Have us hold the report card until school re-opens on August 23rd.

c) Send a letter to the school giving written permission for us to release your child’s report card to another person who can pick it up after 3:40 p.m. on June 29th.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Community News

Indigenous Education

At Linwood, we are continuing to work at incorporating Indigenous perspectives into our classrooms in a variety of ways. Many classrooms are learning about the Seven Sacred Teachings (respect, love, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth) through literature and art, including our divisional program known as The Integrated Arts, where professional artists work in the school. The Social Studies curriculum also addresses various aspects of citizenship as a core concept across all grades. The concept of diversity, including Indigenous perspectives, is integrated throughout the curriculum.


Some of our classrooms hold teacher led Sharing Circles as a format for class meetings.  Others are fortunate enough to participate, at different points during the school year, in a Talking Circle program led by a member of the division’s Indigenous Education Department.  The Talking Circle is part of divisional programming held within the classroom, for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to learn and benefit from.


Talking Circles create a safe space where all learners have a voice, and feel honoured, respected, and valued. The Talking Circle is used to build community, foster respect, develop public speaking skills, develop listening skills, and extend understanding.  It is also used to integrate Indigenous perspectives into the school culture.


As part of the Talking Circle program, classrooms may be invited to participate in a smudge.  Teachers will send home more specific information and a permission slip with students who are invited to participate.  All families will be informed in advance of the date that a smudge will be lit and plans will be made for students with severe allergies/ respiratory issues.

The date of our next smudge will be Tuesday, June 20th.  Classroom participating are Rooms 4, 16, and 18.   

For more information about the St. James-Assiniboia School Division Indigenous Education Department, please visit their website  Manitoba curricular documents are available here



As always, we value your participation in your child’s education.  Please feel free to contact us at any time,




The Linwood Teaching Team

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Outdoor Challenge!

Dear Linwood Families,


Our school will once again be participating in an Outdoor Education Challenge! We will be learning outdoors all day for a week, rain or shine! Students will be designing and constructing shelters to take a break from sun, wind and/or rain.  Students will even eat lunch outdoors “picnic style”.  In the event of extreme heat/humidity or severe rain we will take a break and head indoors for students to eat in their regular lunch rooms.


We are excited to share this adventure with our students and look forward to the learning opportunities we will have together June 19th -23rd.


We are asking for your support to make this an enjoyable experience. Students should dress for the weather and will need some supplies to ensure their comfort and safety each day.                                                                                                                     

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen & Bug Repellant                                                                                        
  • Rubber boots and a rain coat or poncho
  • Umbrella (optional)
  • Sweater or jacket for cool mornings
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • A change of clothes


*All items should be labeled with your child’s name and room number please. **In the case of severe weather we will return indoors.


Our plan is to engage students in a variety of literacy, numeracy, science, social studies, art, and play activities that stimulate their interest in and their appreciation of the outdoors.


While outdoors in nature, a child is more likely to “encounter opportunities for decision making that stimulate problem solving and creative thinking because outdoor spaces are often more varied and less structured than indoor spaces,” and “induce curiosity and the use of imagination” (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005, p. 48).


Part of the week will involve exploring our community.  In September, you signed a permission slip to allow your child to participate in community walks for the remainder of the school year.  If your wishes have changed since then, please contact your child’s teacher directly.


If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher at school.


Yours in learning,

The Linwood Team


“We must teach them to love the earth, before we can ask them to save it.” ~Unknown

Reminders Re: Parent Council BBQ

Tomorrow is Parent Council's annual BBQ.  The BBQ is scheduled from 4:00-6:00 and all families are invited to attend.  Please remember that students need to attend the BBQ with their families as no supervision is provided. 

Students will be dismissed at 3:40 and follow their usual routine on this date; bus students will ride the bus home and day care students will go to day care.  If your child is a bus student and you plan to meet him/her at the school at 3:40, please advise the office in advance to assist with our end of day bus loading procedure.  Thank you for your help!