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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

204-257-0609

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

Note:

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: candyce.jones@lrsd.net

Sponsored by Louis Riel School Division and Healthy Child Manitoba

Mar 15
March News

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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.

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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.

Sincerely,

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! 

Sincerely,

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
Dec 05
December News

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​With the recent arrival of fresh snow, it feel like winter is actually here!  Staff and students have been working hard to prepare for the Early Years and Middle Years Winter Concerts that will highlight the amazing talents of your children.  Two wonderful evenings of entertainment are set and we hope that families will be able to attend and enjoy. 

Early Years Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Dress Rehearsal – 1:00 p.m.

Evening Performance – 7:00 p.m.

LRSD Arts and Technology Centre

5 Debourmont Ave.

 

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Middle Years Winter Concert

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Dress Rehearsal – 1:00 p.m.

Evening Performance – 7:00 p.m.

LRSD Arts and Technology Centre

5 Debourmont Ave.

 

Wishing all of our Frontenac Flame Nation a peaceful and joyous holiday season! We hope you take time to enjoy the Winter Break and to spend time with friends and family while sharing in the many celebrations of the season.  We wish you all the very best for a healthy and happy 2018. 

Sincerely,

Justin Bell, Principal and Laurie Ryz, Vice Principal

 

Month at a Glance . . .

  • Dec. 13 – Winter Concert (K – 4) – 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 14 – Winter Concert (Gr. 5 – 8) – 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 20 – Winakwa Nursery Concert – 5:00 p.m. – MPR (small gym)
  • Dec. 22 – Last Day of School for Winter Break - Early dismissal – 2:15 p.m.
  • Dec. 25 to Jan. 5 – Winter Break - School Closed
  • Jan. 8 – School Resumes
  • Jan. 23 - PAC Meeting - 6:00 p.m. - Library
  • Jan. 26 - PAC Winter Carnival 6:30 p.m.

 

Nov 07
November News . . .

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Student Progress Reports

The month of November marks the end of fall, as well as the end of the first term of the year.  Since the beginning of the school year, students have been learning new skills and strategies to support their learning in many different areas. Their academic and social learning will be detailed in their upcoming Student Progress Report.   Reports will be sent home with students on Friday, November 17th

Student-led Conferences

We invite all families to participate in Student-led Conferences, which will take place on November 22nd and 23rd from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.  The conferences will serve as a celebration of learning and showcase all of the important skills that students have been working on during the first term. Conference Manager, the online booking system for conferences, will be open on November 11th.  If you need any support with booking a conference time, please do not hesitate to contact the office. 

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Each morning, we begin our day with a live version of O'Canada that is performed by our very own students and sometimes even staff!  Some students sign-up to sing on their own or in pairs or small groups.  We also have Band and Guitar students who have the opportunity to perform as a small group led by Mr. Howes or Mr. Erickson.  We appreciate student's active citizenship and we love hearing the incredible talent that exists in our building!  Students who would like an opportunity to participate should let their classroom teachers know.

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F - Fair play

L- Leadership

A- Athleticism

M- Mindset

E - Encouragement

Each month, our Frontenac Phys. Ed team will identity three students who demonstrate what it means to be a Frontenac Flame (F.L.A.M.E.).  These qualities can be shown in the gym, on the court, in the hallways, in classroom, or at recess.  The team has been working with their classes to develop an understanding of what fair play, leadership, athleticism, mindset, and encouragement look like, sound like, and feel like.   Students who are honoured with the monthly recognition will receive a #FOTM t-shirt!   We hope to continue spreading the F.L.A.M.E.!

Playground Swings

The hard work and dedication of our Frontenac PAC has come to fruition with some recent updates and additions to our playground space!  New trees have been planted along the back border of our playground and beautiful, shiny, new swings have also been installed.  We know students will benefit from these wonderful upgrades.  A huge thank you to our former and current PAC members who have remained dedicated to the school playground renewal and redevelopment project as it becomes an exciting reality for all to enjoy!

Student Absence or Late

Please let the office know if your child(ren) will be away from school for any reason or if your child will be arriving late.  We ask parents to please call the office as early as possible to inform us of your child’s absence.  If we have not been advised, we will call your home or place of work to ensure your child is at home.  We appreciate your support!

Dressing for Outdoor Recesses

With cooler temperatures upon us, we encourage students to be dressing appropriately for the weather . . . boots, hats, mitts (insulated gloves), scarves, neck warmers, ski pants, etc.  If students are attending school, they will be expected to go outdoors for recess. 

We will be referring to the LRSD website before recess to check the wind chill factor.  The wind chill reading used by the division will be that of Environment Canada at The Forks.

  • -17 to -27 . . . students will be going outside
  • - 28 and below . . . student will have an indoor recess

When indoor recess occurs, students remain in their classrooms and play games, etc.

Grade 7/8 Parents and Students: Don't Miss CAPS!

On Nov 9th at the Louis Riel Arts and Tech Centre from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., you have the chance to do some thinking about careers and the future at LRSD's annual CAPS Career Symposium. Talk with over 30 industry professionals; 20 universities and college; and listen to talks about the future, scholarship $ and how parents can help students in their career paths and choices. You can never start thinking about careers too young. Consider CAPS on Nov 9!

Lots happening on this night:

  • Speakers on Finding Scholarship Money; the future economy; Parent-Student Career Collaborations
  • Workshops on  LRSD's online Career tool – www.myBlueprint.ca -- for students and PARENTS
  • A Career Café with professionals from many  job fields: lawyer, architect, social worker, nurse, firefighter and 25 others
  • Prime Minister's Youth Council representative and his youth engagement movement
  • Info about and dialogue with students from the North Forge Youth Entrepreneurship Group
  • LIVE jobs with YES Winnipeg along with résumé help; also a FUTURE JOB BOARD – see what Google and Amazon are offering…
  • Learn about the Canadian Cyber Defense Challenge and learn about one of the world's hottest industries
  • Universities, colleges, Apprenticeship MB and 20 other post-secondary institutions

 

We are committed to open lines of communication and an ongoing partnership with all of our families.  We invite you to email or phone us if you have a question, comment, or concern.  We look forward to seeing families during conference evenings.

All the best,

Justin Bell, Principal and Laurie Ryz, Vice-Principal

Nov 07
November Important Dates

Month at a Glance . . .

  • November 3rdNO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day
  • November 5th – Daylight Saving Time – Don't forget to set clocks one hour back!
  • November 9th –  LRSD CAPS Career Symposium 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – see details below
  • November 10 – Remembrance Day Services – K – 4 at 9:45 a.m., Gr. 5 – 8 at 10:45 a.m.
  • November 11 – Conference Manager opens at 9:00 a.m.
  • November 13 – Picture Retakes
  • November 15 – Frontenac Choir sings at Moose Game – 7:00 p.m.
  • November 16 – Knit 1, Purl 2 . . . Hundred Party – K – 3 – More details to come!
  • November 17 – Reports go home
  • November 22 - Student-led Conferences – 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • November 23 - Student-led Conferences – 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • November 24 – NO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day
  • November 28 – Early Dismissal – 2:15 p.m., PAC Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
Oct 13
Hold and Secure - Drill Practiced Today

​As you are aware, the safety of students at Frontenac School is a first priority.  We utilize a wide variety of safety meausures to ensure student safety.  Today we practiced a Hold and Secure drill.  This drill enables us to be prepared if an outside emergency occurs which requires students to remain in their classrooms.  Through practice and understanding, our staff and students will be prepared to handle such a situation with confidence and minimal anxiety.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Hold and Secure, please contact Mr. Bell or Ms. Ryz.

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