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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
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.




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. 


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 . . .


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 – -- 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.

Oct 04
October News . . .

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Autumn is officially here and the magnificent colours of the changing leaves provide beauty to the seasonal transition!  The month of September has certainly been a great one at Frontenac.  We have witnessed students settling into the productive routines that teachers and support staff have worked diligently to establish.  The hallways are filled with positive energy and the bulletin boards that were blank at the beginning of September have been filled up with wonderful pieces of student work!  The gym is buzzing before and after school with Volleyball season and Track and Field underway!  The sweet sound of choir voices can be heard during the lunch hours with over 50 students who have become active participants!  We are certainly off to an excellent start to the 2017-2018 school year and look forward to all the exciting learning opportunities ahead!

Classroom Beliefs & Hopes and Dreams

Over the course of the last month, teachers have been focused on developing relationships within their classroom communities.  These relationships are integral to both the academic and social learning that will take place throughout the school year.  Classrooms have been busy working together to develop their own Classroom Beliefs.  The development of shared beliefs is an important process as it values student voice in determining how the class wants to interact and work together to ensure a successful school year for everyone.  Classroom Beliefs also promote the responsibility of everyone to uphold and support those beliefs through positive contributions within the classroom environment.

Students have also worked towards identifying their own personal hopes and dreams for the school year.  The hopes and dreams are unique to what the student deems as being an area of personal focus for growth.  Lots of the hopes and dreams that students shared are connected to academic goals like becoming a stronger reader, writer, or strengthening the recall of math facts.  However, some of the hopes and dreams are connected to social learning goals like developing increased friendships or working collaboratively with others.  Classroom Beliefs are closely tied to hopes and dreams as they serve to support the attainment of what is possible.  "If you believe it, you can achieve it!"

First School-Wide Assembly

We had our first school-wide assembly last month to welcome back all of our students and to introduce our members of staff.  We invited each adult to share one "unknown fact" about themselves.  We have a pretty amazing staff that shared some incredibly unique and interesting facts about themselves!  Did you know that Mr. Bell once had his own T.V. show?  We also learned that Ms. Ryz once swam with sharks!  These are just a couple examples of the fun facts that students learned about our staff. 

Safety Procedures

At Frontenac we put an emphasis on ensuring the safety of all our children while they are at school.  We have already practiced our Fire Drills and will continue doing so throughout the school year.  We will also practice Lock Down and Hold and Secure Drills, as well as an Evacuation Drill to our relocation site at the church across the street.  Teachers will support students in understanding the instructions prior to these practices to ensure they feel prepared as we move through these drills.  We will share with our community following our Lock Down, Hold and Secure, and Evacuation Drill. 

Hallway Etiquette and Safety

Our hallways often become extensions of the classrooms where children and adults work together on a variety of activities.  We ask that parents entering the building are respectful by using quiet voices so the teaching and learning that takes place is not interrupted.

To alleviate the congestion and busyness within our school hallways at the end of the day, we are asking families who are picking up students to arrange to pick them up at their designated exit door.  This will help as we strive to make our hallways safer and less crowded. 

Safety Outside the School

We are grateful to our student patrols who volunteer their time to make sure that our students and families are able to cross our streets safely.  We ask for drivers to be aware of the important roles of patrols and to follow the traffic signs to help ensure the safety of everyone.  We ask families to refrain from entering our staff parking lot to drop-off or pick-up students.  This will also support the safety of our students.   

Frontenac PAC

Our first Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting was held this month and we were thrilled to see the generous turnout of families and community members.  The PAC works diligently to support our students, families, school, and community.  PAC meetings always take place on the same evening as early dismissal days.  It is a wonderful way to learn about and be involved in the exciting things that are happening at Frontenac School. The next meeting is scheduled for October 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library, all are welcome and childcare is provided. 

Our PAC just completed their first successful fundraising campaign of the school year, which was the Drive 4UR Community Ford Fundraiser.  A huge thank you to all of the community members that supported this cause.  The PAC is pleased to report that the event raised $2120, which will go towards supporting important community and school-based initiatives.  The Show and Save Fundraiser has been extended until October 24th.  Please consider supporting your child and the students of Frontenac through this fundraiser. 

Orange Shirt Day

On Thursday, September 29th, we recognized Orange Shirt Day.  During the week, our students worked collaboratively with Windsor Park Collegiate (WPC) students to create over 450 orange ribbons with meaningful words written on each one connected to reconciliation.  A group of student ambassadors walked to WPC to learn more about Orange Shirt Day from keynote speaker, Wab Kinew.  Frontenac students and staff did a school-wide walk to signify the spirit of hope and reconciliation. 

Terry Fox Week

We will be acknowledging and celebrating Terry Fox's legacy this week from Monday, October 2nd – Friday, October 6th.  Our school-wide goal this year is to raise $500.00 to go towards the Terry Fox Foundation. We would like to encourage both our staff and students to make donations to this year's campaign and to participate in the activities planned below.

Student leaders will be making daily announcements and coming around to classrooms to collect loose change. They also visited every classroom on Monday to do a short presentation to raise awareness and get students excited. A thermometer will be posted in the hallway by the center set of stairs to show our collection progress throughout the week.   


 Terry Fox Celebration Week


October 2nd

  • Grade 7/8 student leaders will visit each class to do a short presentation about Terry Fox week
  • Bring in loose change


October 3rd

  • Blue/Yellow Wear Day – show your school spirit by wearing our school colours
  • Bring in loose change


October 4th

  • Athletic Day – wear your favourite sports gear to pay tribute to Terry's love of sports
  • Bring in loose change
  • Grade 7/8 Dodgeball – 11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.


October 5th

  • Canada Wear Day – Terry is recognized as a Canadian who has made significant contributions to our country, wear your Canada themed clothing to celebrate
  • Bring in loose change
  • Grade 5/6 Dodgeball – 11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.


October 6th

  • School-wide Terry Fox Walk/Run
  • Bring in loose change


On Saturday, October 14nd and Sunday, October 15rd, there will be the opportunity for families in need of winter clothing items (jackets, mitts, boots, coats, scarves, warm socks, ski pants, and hats) to visit Lavallee School Gym to select these winter essentials.  The Winter Clothing Drive has been organized through our community foundation, RIEL-EVATE.  This event will certainly make a difference in keeping kids in our communities warm this winter!    

RIEL-EVATE is proud to present their first Halloween Monster Bash!  Featuring live music by local bands (including teachers in the Louis Riel School Division), auctions, prizes and more, the Halloween Monster Bash is a community social dedicated to raising funds for families in LRSD. Don't forget to bring your favourite costume as a prize will awarded to best dressed at the end of the evening!  Please consider bringing a canned food donation upon entrance. 

The Halloween Monster Bash is an 18+ community social. For more information call 204-257-7827 and ask for RIEL-EVATE!

RIEL-EVATE's Halloween Monster Bash

Friday, October 20
7:30pm - 1:00am
Canad Inns Windsor Park
1034 Elizabeth Rd
Tickets: $20

Stay Connected

There are many ways to be connected to the school and to know about upcoming events and activities.  Follow us on Twitter @frontenacLRSD, check out our outdoor reader board, and continue to have a look at our website for new Spotlight stories. 

We wish everyone a great month ahead. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Until next month,

Justin Bell and Laurie Ryz

Month at a Glance . . .

  • October 9th – No School – Thanksgiving
  • October 11th – Bus Evacuation practice
  • October 14nd – Winter Clothing Drive – 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Lavallee School Gym
  • October 15th – Winter Clothing Drive – 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Lavallee School Gym
  • October 18th – Picture Day
  •  October 19th – PAC Family Gym Night – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • October 20th – No School – MTS Professional Development Day, RIEL-EVATE's Halloween Monster Bash – 7:30 p.m. – Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park 
  • October 24th – Early Dismissal - 2:15 p.m., PAC Meeting – 6:00 p.m., Show and Save due
  • November 3rd – No School – Professional Development Day
Sep 06
Welcome Back

​We would like to take the opportunity to officially welcome back all of our returning Frontenac Flames and also the new students that will join our Flame Nation this school year!  Our staff has been working hard to have the building ready for the new school year and we are thrilled to open our doors to families today for Opening Day Conferences.  Opening Day Conferences are a valuable time for teachers to connect with students and their families.  It establishes the important partnership that is essential as we work together in the very best interest of your children.  We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead of fun and learning! 

Updates to our Library

 This summer our Library received some exciting updates.  New carpet, fresh paint, a LEGO wall, and a Green Screen Room are some of the fabulous transformations that occurred.  We are looking forward to having students utilize this learning space as a place where creativity, innovation, inquiry, and a passion for literacy continue to be sparked!

School Zone Reminder

 A reminder to our families that as of September 1st, the school zone speed limits are back in effect.  These reduced speeds are important for the safety of all of our students and we encourage drivers to exercise extra caution when traveling through school zones.

Frontenac Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Our first Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting is scheduled for September 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.  The PAC works diligently to support our students, families, school, and community.  PAC meetings will always take place on the same evening as early dismissal days.  It is a wonderful way to learn about and be involved in the exciting things that are happening at Frontenac School. The PAC is always looking for parent volunteers to support different activities and events.  Here are just a few ways that you may consider becoming involved as a volunteer:

  • Gym/Family Nights
  • Sports Events
  • Barbeque Planning
  • Hot Lunch
  • Winter Carnival
  • Fundraising


Riel-evate Update

 Riel-evate, a Louis Riel School Division community-school Foundation, will be holding its 5th Free Clothing Drive on October 14 and October 15. At their most recent Spring-Summer giveaway over 125 families in our community benefitted (many of them being new Canadians). 

Riel-evate will be again collecting gently used infant-children, teen and adult winter related clothing in September.

Your support by sending clothing donations to Frontenac in the early fall will once again demonstrate our collective community support for children and needy families in our community!

Month at a Glance . . .

  • September 7th – Classes commence
  • September 18th – Professional Development Day – NO SCHOOL
  • September 26th – Early Dismissal - 2:15 p.m., PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m. in the Library
May 09
The Fabulous Month of May


With the first week of May already behind us, we are well on our way to the final approach of the end of the school year!  This is the time of year that we are in the process of planning ahead for the 2017-2018 school year with more information coming soon to share with our families and community.  Please see below a snapshot of some of the exciting highlights that have happened or are upcoming soon at Frontenac.

Kindly add Tuesday, June 6th to your calendars.  It is the date of our annual Frontenac Community BBQ, generously organized by our PAC.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Seniors' Day

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the grandparents and senior friends who were able to participate in our Seniors' Day event.  This year, we celebrated with the theme of Canada 150 + and were excited to welcome nearly 70 participants.  Our seniors were organized into four groupings, representing the colours of the Medicine Wheel and travelled through four different Canadian themed activities.  Our Grade 7/8 Student Ambassadors did a wonderful job of helping with the stations and guiding our groups when they travelled through the school.  One of the centers was a shared writing activity followed by a photo that will go into a time capsule to be opened fifty years from now in 2067!   We ended our time together with some traditional Manitoba social food, homemade bannock, and a beautiful cake with our Frontenac logo on the front!  It was certainly a wonderful afternoon. 

GR. 5-8 Frontenac STUDENTS Present:

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Where:  Le Cercle Moliere Theatre (340 Provencher Blvd.)

Date:  Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Time:  1:00 p.m. (Wednesday Only) and 7:00 p.m. (Both Days)

Cost:  Please bring a tin for the bin to support Winnipeg Harvest

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A group of our Grade 7/8 students have the unique opportunity of learning about the writing process from local author, Colleen Nelson.  Colleen's publications have won her the 2012 McNally Robinson Young Adult Book award along with the nomination for a 2012 Snow Willow Award.  Her background as a Middle Years teacher and her passion for both reading and writing are certainly inspiring for our students.  Colleen has already facilitated one session with students and will return later in the month to complete a follow-up session.  In between visits, students will be creating their own writing pieces that will infuse their learning about the process! 

Save the Date – Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

sun.jpgWe would like to offer thanks to our "Sun-sational" group of volunteers!  They support the school in a multitude of ways.  Please watch for invitations that will be sent out later in the month extending a warm welcome to join us for a celebration and light snack on Thursday, June 1st from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.!

Class Placement Process & Parental Input

Student class placement is a professional decision making process. Classroom teachers meet with Student Services teachers and administration to determine the best placement for each student. To create balanced classrooms, teachers must consider the following: ability levels, gender, personalities, friendships, and special learning or health needs, as well as class size. This process is done collaboratively and with care.

We value parental input into this process. While selection of your child's teacher is not possible, if you have information about your child's learning needs, friendships, or special needs that you would like to be taken into consideration, you are welcome to submit this in writing to Mr. Bell or Ms. Ryz prior to May 18th.



will be held on Tuesday, June 6, from 5:00-7:30 pm

Come and join the fun! We will have

Food and Drinks!                      Carnival Games!

                         Giant Slides!                Music!

MPI's Car Town!

And Many More Fun Activities for All Ages!!

All activities are free, and there will be food for purchase at a low cost

Funding for Entertainment provided by your Frontenac Parent Association, and by:





Enjoy the rest of the month!

All the best,

Justin Bell, Principal and Laurie Ryz, Vice Principal


Month at a Glance . . .


  • May 10 – Immunizations – Grade 6 Boys/Girls, Grade 8 Boys
    • Middle Years Play - 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 340 Provencher Blvd.
    • Day of Reconciliation at WPC in the p.m. – MY representatives attending
  • May 11 – Middle Years Play – 7:00 p.m. - 340 Provencher Blvd.
  • May 12– No School – PD Day
  • May 17 – Grade 7/8 Divisional Track Meet
  • May 22 – No School – Victoria Day
  • May 23 – Grade 7/8 Divisional Track Meet
    • WPC Family of Schools Band Concert
    • Early Dismissal – 2:15 p.m.
    • PAC Annual General Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
    • PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
  • May 26 – PAC Hot Lunch
  • May 30 – Folk Dance in the Park – Grade 1 – 4
  • May 31 – Grade 7/8 Divisional Track Meet Final
    • PAC TCBY sale



  • June 1 – Volunteer Appreciation Celebration 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Library
  • June 2 – No School – PD Day
  • June 6 – Frontenac Annual Community BBQ – 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • June 7 – Grade 7 Beginner Band Celebration Concert – 7:00 p.m.
  • June 29 – Student Progress Reports sent home
  • June 30 – Last day of school – 2:15 p.m. dismissal




Mar 24
Spring Break is Here

​We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our students and families for participating in Student-led Conferences this week!  It is always such a pleasure to witness students excited to share their learning with their families and to feel the collective enthusiasm throughout the school.  Beautiful art pieces filled the bulletin boards, projects and portfolios were on display throughout the learning spaces, and lively conversations related to learning experiences could be heard.  What a fabulous celebration of learning to help bring a close to our second term! 

The Grade 7/8 classrooms featured amazing Human Rights projects during conference nights that created an engaging and eye-opening museum, highlighting research related to different human rights that students have taken a stand for.  Students also took the opportunity to raise further awareness about human rights by raising funds to support different important causes.  Students' knowledge and passion about human rights were certainly evident.  

Spring Break is here!  We recognize what a busy lead-up to the break it has been!  We encourage our students to take time to relax, recharge, and have fun over the course of the next week.  We look forward to embarking on the final term of the school year together and all the exciting learning possibilities that await. 

We would also like to share some staffing news with our community.  Mrs. Krahn (Grade 1/2), Ms. Girling (Grade 3/4), and Mr. Fillion (Physical Education) have the exciting opportunity of joining the École Sage Creek School staff for next year.  Although we will truly miss all of their dedication and commitment to the Frontenac Flame Nation, we certainly wish them all the very best in the next steps of their career journey and know they will be wonderful additions to the new school.    

Finally, a huge thank you to our very generous, Frontenac Parent Association for all of the wonderful goodies they provided our staff with throughout the week.  They definitely made our staff feel appreciated!  The crossword challenge was an added highlight.       

All the best for a safe and fun break,

Mr. Bell and Ms. Ryz



Mar 07
The Marvelous Month of . . .


Term 2 Progress Reports and Student-led Conferences

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The second term of the school year has recently come to a close.  Students have worked hard over the course of the last few months learning new concepts and skills. 

Throughout the term, teachers have used assessments and evaluations to help inform instruction, to 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 16th.

Student-led conference dates are set for the evenings of March 22nd and 23rd where students will have the opportunity to showcase the important learning they have done. 

Conference Manager, our online booking site for conference times, will officially open on March 11th.  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 

welcome to school.gifWe hosted our Kindergarten Information Evening last week.  We were thrilled to meet our youngest students who will join us in the fall.  A reminder that registration week for Kindergarten will be happening March 20th – 24th.  Upon registration, all of our new Kindergarten students will receive a bag filled with some wonderful activities to help them get ready for school!  Should you have any questions about your child's registration, please call the office and we would be happy to help.

Spring Break 

Spring Break.jpgThere will be no classes the week of March 27th – 31st.  Classes will resume on April 3rd.  We wish all of our students a safe and fun-filled Spring Break!  Let's hope that the weather cooperates so that time can be enjoyed outside with some warmth and fresh air! 

Enjoy the rest of the month!

All the best,

Justin Bell, Principal and Laurie Ryz, Vice Principal


Month at a Glance . . .

  • March 2 – Kindergarten Information Evening – 7:00 p.m.
  • March 3 – PAC Gym/Yoga Night
  • March 11 – Conference Manager opens for Student-led Conference bookings
  • March 14 – Choir Dress Rehearsal with WSO @ 12:00 – Concert Hall
    • PAC Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
  • March 15 – Grade 4 – 7 Choir sings with WSO @ 1:00 p.m. – Concert Hall
  • March 16 – Term 2 Report Cards go home
    • PAC Gym/Tae Kwon Do Night - 6:30 - 8:30p.m. - Free healthy snacks served
  • March 17 – No School – PD Day
  • March 20 – 24 – Kindergarten Registration
  • March 21 - Early Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.
  • March 22 – Student-led Conferences – 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • March 23 – Student-led Conferences – 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • March 24 – Last day of classes before Spring Break
  • March 27 – March 31 – No Classes – Spring Break
  • April 3 – Classes resume
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