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Jun 29
Summer Break is Here . . .

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Wishing all of our students and families a safe and wonderful summer break!  We look forward to welcoming Flame Nation back in September.  We also wish all of our student who are moving on to a new school next year all the very best!


Mr. Bell and Ms. Ryz







Jun 26
National Indigenous Peoples Day at Frontenac

​On June 21, students at Frontenac participated in a day of fun and learning.  Our celebration connected students' classroom learning from the year, and for many students their family experiences and culture, to a very important National Day. 

The students sang O'Canada in Ojibwee, some students participated in a smudge, and all students participated in an activity afternoon.  The students participated in traditional games including high kick and target practice games.  Students learned about the medicine wheel teachings and made bracelets to reflect their learning.  There was an outdoor reading station where students partnered and enjoyed reading books from a variety of Indigenous authors or about Indigenous cultures and stories. 

For snack station the students sampled student made baked bannock and saskatoon jelly.  We even had our very own DJ playing traditional and contemporary Indigenous music including some local musicians.

To end our day of celebration the staff and students participated in a Round Dance in the school field.  Staff had so much fun planning and creating this special day for our students and the students certainly shared many smiles, connections to their learning and culture.

Submitted by:  Shannon Cyr

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Jun 08
A Kind Request From the Library Commons

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We need your help! 


Our Library Learning Commons has undergone many fantastic changes this year, including developing a great reading collection.  Too great maybe because we have many missing books. 


Can you be a book detective and find out where they went? 


Find them! Return them! 


Your library thanks you. 

May 28
Kindergarten Welcome Night

​You are invited to our


Kindergarten Welcome Night


Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Frontenac School Library


Join us to experience some fun and

interactive Kindergarten activities.


Light snacks will be served.

We hope to see you there!


RSVP by Friday, June 8th, 2018

Phone: (204) 257-0609 or Email:

Transportation available upon request.

Apr 12
Louis Riel School Division Arts in Action – "Sharing Stories"

​Louis Riel School Division is proud to display the artistic talents of our students at our annual Arts in Action at the Forks, April 19th-22nd. Creating art allows students to share their stories in a unique way and all of our 41 schools have chosen artwork samples to display. As part of Arts in Action please visit our #LRSDprojectgenerosity table and take home a unique postcard designed by an LRSD student. Details and viewing times are on our Divisional website.


Thanks so much!

Apr 12
Ready for School Program

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Ready for School Program

School Family Centre

866 Autumnwood Drive


This program is available for Children entering Kindergarten in September 2018 in the Louis Riel School Division. This program is Free. Limited spaces.

 Ready for School is a program that provides an introduction to going to the "BIG" school. Your child will have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy games, songs, stories and creative activities
  • Play and interact with other children their age
  • Practice sharing, cooperation, following directions and other school routines
  • Meet the teachers and explore the school
  • Practice taking care of themselves and their belongings
  • Experience being away from their parent or caregiver
  • And have fun!

Monday and Thursday Afternoons

April 30th to June 7th 2018

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Monday April 30th is a parent and child together introductory session from 2:00 to 3:00.

To register or for more information contact:

Candyce Jones, Family Centre Coordinator

Frontenac School Family Centre 204-257-0609

or email:

Sponsored by Louis Riel School Division and Healthy Child Manitoba

Mar 15
March News


Term 2 Progress Reports and Student-Led Conferences

Our second term is now complete!  Students have acquired new learning experiences throughout the term and have continued to develop their skills in a variety of areas. 

Throughout the term, teachers have used the assessment process to identify students' strengths, help inform instruction,  gauge student understanding, and to have students involved in self-assessment and goal setting processes. 

Teachers use a wide range of assessment strategies to allow students to demonstrate their learning in different ways.  Your child's Term 2 Progress Report, highlighting both their academic and social learning, will be sent home on Thursday, March 15th.

Student-led conference dates are set for the evenings of March 21st and 22nd where students will have the opportunity to showcase the important learning they have done.  Conference Manager, our online booking site for conference times, is officially open.  We encourage all of our Frontenac families to attend conferences.  Should you require any additional support for setting up conference times, please contact the office.  We look forward to connecting with families during conferences and feeling the shared energy and excitement as students have the chance to celebrate their learning accomplishments. 

Kindergarten Registration Week 

We recently hosted our Kindergarten Information Evening and were excited to meet our youngest students who will join us in the fall.  Registration week for Kindergarten is March 19th – 23rd.  Should you have any questions about your child's registration, please call the office and we would be happy to help.

Spring Break 

There will be no classes the week of March 26th - 30th. Classes will resume on April 2nd.  We wish all of our students a safe and fun-filled Spring Break!  Enjoy!

 Important Dates . . .

  • March 15 – Term 2 Report Cards go home
  • March 16 – No School – PD Day
  • March 19 – 23 – Kindergarten Registration
  • March 20 - Early Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.
    • PAC Meeting - 6:00 p.m. 
  • March 21 – Student-led Conferences – 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • March 22 – Student-led Conferences – 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • March 23 – Last day of classes before Spring Break
  • March 26 – March 30 – No Classes – Spring Break
  • April 2 – Classes resume
Feb 15
Falafel Snack

​To conclude our I Love to Read, "Pages to the Podium" celebrations, students will participate in some active and fun Olympic Events on February 16th.   

We would like to acknowledge and thank several parents from our Syrian Community who are treating students and staff to homemade Falafels, a Middle-Eastern snack.  The snack will be served at one of the Olympic Event stations.  Falafel are nut free.


Please stay tuned for an upcoming Spotlight Story highlighting more of the exciting activities from our event.

Feb 08
February News


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Here’s to a “smoothie” start to Kindergarten

                Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Frontenac School Library

6:45 p.m. – Smoothie Snack Served

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. -  Presentation/Open House


Phys. Ed. - Winter Selfie Challenge

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Winter has set in and the temperature is starting to drop. We often notice at this time of the year fewer and fewer children playing outdoors due to the cold. We are Canadians, WE ARE WINNIPEGGERS…it's time we help our little ones learn that IT IS FUN to play in the snow...that the cold is no more a barrier to outdoor exploration than the extreme heat, humidity, and mosquitoes of our summers!

With the 2018 Winter Olympics set to begin, we are concentrating on taking the Physical Education program outdoors. Your children will learn what they need to be prepared for during the winter season. For instance, we have been discussing how to layer their clothing appropriately for the winter and the importance of being able to remove or add pieces to adjust their heating/cooling needs. Tools like this will help them to continue outdoor play for extended periods of time.

We would like your assistance over the next month to help teach your children different activities that we can do during the winter. A detailed list of suggestions will be sent home this week with our youngest and only students.  We encourage families to post the note up in your home and we CHALLENGE our Frontenac families to do at least 10 activities and to document them by taking a selfie. Please tweet or email your winter activity fun to the school and/or Mr. Nordheim, Mrs. Hildebrandt or Mr. Collier.

I Love to Read Celebrations

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We will be celebrating I Love to Read during the week of February 12th – 16th. Our theme this year is "Pages to the Podium" and it coincides with the Winter Olympics.  Our Opening Ceremonies are scheduled on February 9th to help us kick-off all the exciting activities and fun that we have planned.  We have already welcomed two Winnipeg Jets players as guest readers and we look forward to welcoming other special guests throughout the month to read to our grade groups.  In addition, we will have daily D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) sessions, Mystery Readers, Design Your Door, and Page Tally challenges!

Here are some more highlights that we are looking forward to . . .

 Friday, Feb. 9th 

 "I Love to Read" Opening Ceremonies, Theme Day:  "Wear Your Olympic Colour"

Tuesday, Feb. 13th

Theme Day:  "Wear Your Words"

Wednesday, Feb. 14th

Theme Day:  "Wear Your Sports Jersey"

Thursday, Feb. 15th

Theme Day:  "Flag Day Clothing"

Friday, Feb. 16th

Theme Day:  "Dress for the Outdoors", Closing Games Activities K - 4 in the morning, Grades 5 - 8 in the afternoon

Grade 8 Transition to High School

The Open House for Grade 8 students attending Windsor Park Collegiate will be held on February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.  Families of Grade 8 students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the transition process and the programming that is offered.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.


Justin Bell, Principal and Laurie Ryz, Vice Principal

  • Month at a Glance . . .
    • Feb. 2 – Professional Development Day – No School
    • Feb. 8 – Grade 4 Orff Day
    • Feb. 9 – PAC Hot Lunch
    • Feb. 16 – PAC TCBY Day
    • Feb. 19 – Louis Riel Day – No School
    • Feb. 22 -  WPC Open House – Grade 8 Families  - 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    • Feb. 23 – PAC Gym Night – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Feb. 27 – Early Dismissal – 2:15 p.m.
      • PAC Meeting – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. *please note this meeting is changed to an earlier time to accommodate K Info Night
      • Kindergarten Information Night – 7:00 p.m. – Library









Jan 18
January News


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We would like to wish all our Flame Nation students and families the very best for 2018 and we hope your year is filled with much happiness and good health!  We thank you for all your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you throughout the year ahead!

We are already past the halfway point in January and we are almost at the middle of the school year!  Since we have returned from the break, students have quickly settled back into their classroom and school routines.  All kinds of wonderful school activities and events are underway this month.  Some of the highlights include:  the start-up of basketball season for our Grade 7/8 students, Grade 7/8 Get Real presentation, Grade 5/6 Divisional Track Meet and participation in the All About Me program, Grade 4 visit to MTYP, Grade 1 Math Groups, and the start-up of many extra-curricular clubs!  Check out our Spotlight Stories on our school website to learn more about the great things as they happen at Frontenac!

Looking ahead . . . February is "I Love to Read" month and Frontenac will be celebrating with a wide assortment of fun and engaging activities to promote the love of reading.  Our celebration will coincide with the Winter Olympics and a dedicated committee of teachers are actively planning activities and events.  More info will be shared in February closer to our "Opening Ceremony"!

Enjoy the rest of the month – stay warm! 


Justin Bell, Principal and Laurie Ryz, Vice Principal

 Month at a Glance . . .

    • Jan. 19 – Grade 5/6 Track Meet
    • Jan. 23 – Early Dismissal – 2:15 p.m.
      • PAC Meeting - 6:00 p.m. – Library
    • Jan. 26 – PAC Gym Night - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Feb. 1 - Grade 8 Transition Day - WPC
    • Feb. 2 – Professional Development Day – No School
    • Feb. 8 – Grade 4 Orff Day
    • Feb. 19 – Louis Riel Day – No School
    • Feb. 22 - WPC Open House - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - All Grade 8 families welcome!
    • Feb. 23 – PAC Gym Night – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Feb. 27 – Early Dismissal – 2:15 p.m.
      • Kindergarten Information Night – 7:00 p.m. – Library
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Tomorrow is ‘National Popcorn Day’ so our classrooms are celebrating today with a fun snack! Thanks Ms Lapenskie!!!

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Happy New Year Flame Nation!! Just a heads up that there is a parking ban tomorrow from 7:00am - 7:00pm on all streets and side streets surrounding the school. Please don’t park your vehicle there tomorrow as we would hate for you to get towed!!

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Huge thank you to two time Olympic Bronze Medal winner Desiree Scott for taking some time to come speak to Flame Nation! #Winnipegproud #Manitobaproud #Canadaproud

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