Spring 2018 - River East Transcona School Division

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Programming for Preschoolers & Their Parents | Spring 2018 204.669.4043 • [email protected] • Supported by Healthy Child Manitoba — Putting children and families first In RETSD, we always strive to make our kindergarten classrooms safe, caring places of learning, where children feel included, respected, secure and valued. Each child will grow as a learner through activities that encourage inquiry, discovery, imagination, creativity and problem-solving.

KINDERGARTEN IN RETSD Kindergarten registration in River East Transcona School Division is just around the corner! Starting Monday, March 5, children who were born in 2013 are eligible to be registered for kindergarten at all 27 early years schools in our division. For the 2018–19 school year, RETSD

is pleased to introduce full-day every-other-day kindergarten. Full-day every-other-day kindergarten is in response to feedback from our school community, as well as positive experiences from our two pilot program schools, Bird’s Hill School and Sherwood School. These two schools have offered full-day every-other-day kindergarten for the last eight years.

By having a full day with their students, our dedicated teachers will have the flexibility to devote bigger blocks of time for play-based learning, which has been proven to benefit young children. Teachers will be able to spend more time with the children on their daily routines. Students are sure to have a rich school day experience with even more opportunity to be part of the school community. The transition to full-day every-other-day kindergarten will also help these young students prepare for the full-day every-day experience of Grade 1. Continued on next page >>

Your River East Transcona School Division Trustees Ward 1

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Ward 5

Colleen Carswell (chair) 204.222.1486 [email protected]

John Toews 204.663.0475 [email protected]

Eva Prysizney 204.668.3501 [email protected]

Brian Olynik 204.661.6440 [email protected]

Michael West (vice-chair) 204.990.3228 [email protected]

Jerry Sodomlak 204.999.1409 [email protected]

Rod Giesbrecht 204.661.5984 [email protected]

Brianne Goertzen 204.955.6782 [email protected]

Peter Kotyk 204.668.4181 [email protected]

For more information about the board of trustees, visit: www.retsd.mb.ca/BoardofTrustees

589 Roch St., Winnipeg, MB, R2K 2P7 | Tel: 204.667.7130 | Fax: 204.661.5618 This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. • www.retsd.mb.ca

Programming for Preschoolers & Their Parents | Spring 2018 204.669.4043 • [email protected] • Supported by Healthy Child Manitoba — Putting children and families first a language option and the staff will be happy to assist you.

Special Needs Are you concerned your child may have learning needs that may require special attention in school? Our student services team is available to support your family and your child’s individual needs. Please contact Mary LaPage Leclerc, assistant manager of student services, at 204.669.5643.

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Kindergarten scheduling will follow the 1, 3, 5 or 2, 4, 6 school day cycle. Parents/caregivers will receive more information on their child’s designated days once registration numbers are determined. Stay tuned for times and dates of kindergarten orientation sessions at our early years schools.

passport, Manitoba Health Card, INAC status card, birth registration signed by the director of Vital Statistics). You will also be asked for two pieces of identification for proof of residency (e.g. driver’s licence, Manitoba Health Card, tenancy agreement, offer to purchase documents, utility bill).

Schools in RETSD

For your convenience, registration forms can be found at www.retsd. mb.ca > Schools > (click on designated scho