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Don’t miss our 2017 Powwow!

March 24, 2017
​ We welcome you to come out for River East Transcona's 2017 Powwow, a celebration of Aboriginal culture and another successful year of Aboriginal Academic Achievement in our division. Everyone is welcome to participate in this FREE divisional event on Thursday, April 20, 2017 , at Kildonan-East Collegiate, 845 Concordia Ave....

Torch budget issue now online

March 22, 2017
The budget issue of the RETSD newsletter, The Torch, was distributed throughout the community in the March 22 Herald. If you missed it or you'd like another look, it's also available on our website in the News and Publications section. Click here to check it out. ​

Addictions Foundation Parent Intervention Program

March 21, 2017
The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, in co-operation with RETSD, is holding a Parent Intervention Program for any parent or caregiver interested in more information or support regarding their young person's alcohol or drug use, or gambling. It's being held on April 18 and 20, 2017. Parents must be able to attend...

Family Fun Night in April

March 21, 2017
​ RETSD is holding another FREE Family Fun Night coming up in April, so don't forget to register! It's an evening full of games and creative crafts for the whole family to enjoy. At past events, families have made gingerbread houses, calendars, valentines and stained-glass sun catchers. The theme for the...

Time for some spring EDVentures!

March 17, 2017
​ The warmer weather is on its way! Celebrate spring and get rid of the winter blahs by signing up for a class with EDVentures Continuing Education. You can start a new fitness routine, take ballroom dancing, learn how to grow a beautiful garden, or participate in some great classes designed...

Trustees pass division budget for 2017-18

March 08, 2017
The RETSD Board of Trustees has passed a $187.7-million budget for 2017-18. School taxes will go up 2.7 per cent which translates into approximately $44 more on an average house valued at $273,300. For more details, see our press release.

Family Fun Night in March

February 24, 2017
​ RETSD is holding another FREE Family Fun Night coming up in March, so don't forget to register! It's an evening full of games and creative crafts for the whole family to enjoy. At past events, families have made gingerbread houses, and crafted custom-made calendars and valentines. The next one takes...

Middle and high schools holding information evenings

February 21, 2017
Parent information evenings are underway at our middle and senior years schools. If you're interested in learning more about a school and what it has to offer, check these posters for more information regarding the dates and times of meetings. Middle Years Senior Years  

Videos: Get to know your trustees

February 17, 2017
​ Here's an opportunity to get to know your RETSD trustees a little better! A few months ago, we posted a video on our website titled "Why do people become school board trustees?" Now, we've posted individual trustee videos, giving our community insight into the people who make some big decisions...

Kindergarten registration

February 17, 2017
If your child will be five years of age on or before Dec. 31, 2017, he or she is eligible to register for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration begins on  Monday, March 6, 2017 , at your child's designated school. Click here  for more information about registration, and  to learn your designated...

Spring & summer camps

January 31, 2017
​ Need to keep your children busy and happy over the spring and summer breaks? Or are you looking for ways to provide enriching experiences over the holidays? Our new flyer is out with information about the fun and fantastic spring break and summer camps held in RETSD. Just click ...

Register for 'Love Your Selfie' Today

January 30, 2017
​Click here  for a registration form.    

Division budget meeting on February 1

January 30, 2017
Want to find out more about the proposed budget for RETSD for 2017-18? Join us for a public meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Bernie Wolfe Community School, where we will present a breakdown of spending and sources of revenue and answer your questions. The meeting takes place...

Winter concerts coming up

January 16, 2017
​ Students in several schools in RETSD are tuning up their instruments for upcoming winter concerts. Check out our list to find a concert in your neighbourhood.  

Cold weather reminders

January 12, 2017
School divisions in metro Winnipeg use the temperature at The Forks as the indicator of severe weather. The general rule is that if the wind chill is -45 C or colder at The Forks (as posted by Environment Canada at about 6:10 a.m.), all Winnipeg school divisions cancel buses for the...

Snow Trek offers free winter fun

January 12, 2017
​It's the 8th season of this popular event! Head out and enjoy some FREE winter activities for all ages at Snow Trek, a two-day event co-sponsored by RETSD. There will be opportunities to ski, snowshoe, toboggan and skate, and even try out a "learn to ski" workshop. Stop in one day...

Parent Information Evenings (Senior Years)

January 10, 2017
If your child will be attending an RETSD senior years school in the 2017–18 school year and you're interested in learning more about a school and what it offers, parent information evenings will be held at each of our senior years schools in February. Click here  for more information.

Parent Information Evenings (Middle Years)

January 10, 2017
​ If your child will be attending an RETSD middle years school in the 2017–18 school year and you're interested in learning more about a school and what it offers, parent information evenings will be held at each of our middle years schools in February. Click here  for more information.

Reminder for cold & flu season

January 10, 2017
​ Unfortunately, cold and flu season is upon us. If your child is under the weather and you're unsure if you should send them to school, check the guidelines in our attendance brochure.

Girls—Register for ‘Dreams & Goals’

January 09, 2017
​Grade 6–12 girls are welcome to join us at the newest Empowerment Project event taking place on Saturday, January 28th. It's a fun-filled, interactive day, where we'll take the first steps toward fulfilling our dreams and goals! Click here  to see the poster for more details and click here...

Family Fun Night

December 22, 2016
​ We held our first Family Fun Night on December 16 at Valley Gardens Community Centre and we had a great turnout! The kids played "Pin the Nose on Olaf the Snowman" and made gingerbread houses with their parents. Our Family Fun Nights are FREE and open to ALL FAMILIES WITHIN...

Kindergarten Information Evenings

December 21, 2016
​ If your child will be FIVE (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2017, he/she is eligible to register for kindergarten. A divisional information evening will be held: Wednesday , January 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
John de Graff Elementary
1020 Louelda St. Information will be provided about...

Christmas break hours

December 21, 2016
​For the Christmas break (Dec. 23 to Jan. 6, 2016, inclusive), the Administration Offices hours will be as follows: December 23                      8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. December 26 & 27            Closed December 28–9                 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. December 30                      8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....

December Torch now online

December 14, 2016
​ The December issue of the RETSD newsletter, The Torch , was distributed throughout the community in the December 14 Herald. If you missed it or you'd like another look, it's also available on our website in the News & Publications section. Click here  to check it out.

Kinder Links winter newsletter

November 24, 2016
​The Kinder Links winter newsletter is now online! Click here  to check it out and register TODAY for FREE programs, such as: Parenting Support Programs - Screen Time & Young Children
- Preschool Nutrition Workshop
- Be Mindful—A Brief Introduction to Mindfulness
- Physical Literacy Workshop With Fit Kids, Healthy Kids Family Learning...

Deck the halls in RETSD

November 23, 2016
It's that special time of year again! Although your social calendar may be filling up quickly, try to set aside some time to take in one of our school's Christmas or winter concerts. It's certain to lift your spirits and get you in the yuletide mood. For many of the concerts,...

New strategic plan passed by board

November 21, 2016
​The RETSD Board of Trustees has passed a new strategic plan that will take the division from 2017 to 2019—one year into the 2018-22 term of the next school board. The document, which replaces the 2011-16 strategic plan, supports the division's commitment to make the best use of its resources and...

Time for some winter EDVentures!

November 18, 2016
​ The chilly weather will soon be making us want to spend more time indoors, keeping toasty warm. Make the most of your indoor time by signing up for a class with EDVentures Continuing Education. You can keep fit, learn a language, explore a new software program, learn to roll your...

Annual report to the community now online

November 14, 2016
Creating safe, caring and inclusive schools is the theme of our 2015-16 Annual Report to the Community, now online . Read about our accomplishments in this area, as well all the other ways we worked to create student success in RETSD in the 2015-16 school year.

New video helps to get to know trustees

November 14, 2016
​ A new video has been produced to give you a glimpse into the personal reasons why our nine RETSD trustees chose to run for office. Each trustee was asked a standard set of questions and the video features highlights of their answers, reflecting the passion they bring to the board....

Girls—Register for ‘Be the Revolution’

November 08, 2016
​ Grade 6–12 girls from RETSD schools are welcome to join us at the newest Empowerment Project event on November 26. It's a fun-filled, interactive day, where we'll share how to take the power out of bullying and stand up for the silent! Click here  to see the poster for...

Christmas craft sales for all your needs!

October 31, 2016
​If you're looking for unique gift ideas and stocking stuffers, or perhaps for some Christmas baking or charming handmade decorations, look no further. There are several upcoming craft sales in RETSD schools that are open to the public. Click here for a poster for the Chief Peguis Handmade Craft &...

Addictions Foundation Parent Intervention Program

October 26, 2016
​ The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, in co-operation with RETSD, is holding a Parent Intervention Program for any parent or caregiver interested in more information or support regarding their young person's alcohol or drug use, or gambling. It's being held on Nov. 22 and 24, 2016. Click here  for more...

Board sets priorities for 2016-17

October 20, 2016
RETSD's Board of Trustees has a diverse list of responsibilities and tasks, both large and small, it deals with over the course of the school year. To help them stay focused when they are looking at "big picture" items they want to accomplish, trustees set an annual list of priorities. The board...

October Torch now online

October 12, 2016
​ The October issue of the RETSD newsletter, The Torch , was distributed throughout the community in the October 12 Herald. If you missed it or you'd like another look, it's also available on our website in the News & Publications section. Click here  to check it out.

Forum set for parents of students with special needs

October 03, 2016
​If you have a child who is between 11 and 21 years of age and who has special needs, you're invited to a forum where you can learn more about recreation opportunities, day programs and residential choices open to them. The Metro Winnipeg School Divisions in partnership with the Metro Winnipeg...

Tuning up for WSO-RETSD concert

September 30, 2016
Music students are tuning up their instruments for the annual WSO-RETSD concert on November 8 at the Centennial Concert Hall. The evening is a chance for our young musicians to shine – and to join forces with the WSO on stage. Student artists from across the division will also be showcasing...

Social media information evening set for October 25

September 27, 2016
River East Transcona School Division is hosting a social media information evening for parents and guardians of students in middle and senior years. This free event will be held October 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kildonan-East Collegiate and will feature speakers from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Winnipeg Police...

Threat to safety made

September 21, 2016
​This morning we were informed a threat was sent to another school division. As a precautionary measure, we notified our school administrators to take all necessary steps to safeguard their students and staff. Later in the morning, the Winnipeg Police Service announced the threat was deemed to be a hoax. Should...

Register for International Day of the Girl

September 20, 2016
​ Grade 6–12 girls are welcome to join us at an event marking The International Day of the Girl. It's a free , fun-filled, interactive day, where we'll share what a #brighterfuture for girls means to participants. Come out and celebrate, discuss and embrace being you! Saturday, October 15
10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Bernie...

KEC drumming group available for events

September 14, 2016
​ Moonlight Thunder Singers, a First Nations traditional drumming group from Kildonan-East Collegiate, is up and running again, and looking forward to another year of drumming! If you would like this group to drum at an event you're holding in our community, please contact Janet Isaac-Martens at jisaacmartens@retsd.mb.ca , Darlene Martineau...

Time for some Fall EDVentures

September 13, 2016
​The chilly weather will soon be making us want to spend more time indoors, keeping toasty warm. Make the most of your indoor time by signing up for a class with EDVentures Continuing Education. You can learn to paint or sew, keep fit and learn to cook some delicious meals, or...

RETSD on Facebook & Twitter

September 08, 2016
​Just a reminder that RETSD is on Facebook and Twitter, so when you get a chance, go visit us and take a peek. There are icons at the top right of our divisional and school websites that will take you directly to the RETSD Facebook and Twitter pages. Social media helps...

New board chair, vice-chair elected

September 07, 2016
​ Congratulations to Ward 1 trustee Colleen Carswell, who was re-elected chair of the RETSD Board of Trustees for the 2016–17 year, and to Ward 5 trustee Michael West, who was elected vice-chair. The election took place at the board's first meeting of the year on Sept. 6. The board meets the...

Welcome back!

September 07, 2016
​It's back to school for our 16,000-plus students and 1,750 school-based staff. A warm welcome to our youngest students who are entering kindergarten, our international students who are joining us from around the globe, and any new families who have moved into our school division. Welcome, too, to those teachers and...

Grade 6-8 divisional choir looking for singers

September 06, 2016
​ If you are in Grade 6, 7, or 8 and love to sing, then the RETSD Divisional Choir is for you! Everyone who registers will be accepted to join the choir, which performs four times a year in concerts and at events. Please check out this letter for more information...