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Winona News – May 5

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Winona News – May 5

Upcoming Events & Dates​​​​​​​

  • Mental Health Week – Theme: A Call to be Kind – School-Wide Events and Activities Planned
  • May 6 – K & 2 Dental Screening
  • May 8 – Last School Council Meeting – Via Teams – Meeting Link
  • May 9 – Pita Day
  • May 9 – Open House – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • May 13 – Jump Rope for Heart
  • May 14 – Jump Rope Rain Date
  • May 16 – JI Track & Field (Pizza will be cancelled for Grade 6-8 students)
  • May 16 – Pizza Day (K-5 only)
  • May 17 – 7/8 Movie Day Commencement Fundraiser
  • May 20 – Victoria Day (School Closed)

Open House This Thursday! We are excited to invite Winona families to our Open House & Spring Showcase event. Please visit the school between 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm on May 9.   This is an opportunity to visit Winona, showcase our students’ work, tour the school and see your child’s classrooms.   The Open House will include the School Council Pizza Booth, Silent Auction Baskets, a Tuck Shop (all cash only) and a Scholastic Book Fair (cash & debit/credit).

Open House Raffle Baskets Collection Continues

Grade    Basket Theme

  • JK/K   Green Thumb and Gardens
  • 1    Outdoor Play
  • 2    Arts and Crafts
  • 3    Fun Family Day at Home
  • 4    Camping and Nature
  • 5    Cooking, baking and kitchen fun
  • 6    Beach Days and Water Play
  • 7    Pet Lovers
  • 8    Coffee, Tea and Snack Basket

Save the Date – May 29 – 6-7 pm –  Spring Concert – Our extracurricular performance clubs will invite families to the school to share their work. These include the Intermediate Band, Ukelele Club, Singing Club & Silent Movie Showcase—more details to come.

September Planning – Every year parents ask how students are assigned to classes.  This is an in-depth and time-consuming process that we engage in each year.  Every attempt is made to balance each class, combined or straight to create a positive learning environment for all.  While staff are well informed about each student’s strengths and needs, we understand that parents have additional information about their children that may benefit our decision-making. If there is particular information regarding the learning needs you would like us to consider when placing your child, please email the Principal ([email protected]). This information will be part of the planning discussions.  Please do not request specific teachers as these requests will not be considered.

Please note that we will continue to have many classes with combined grades next year. This is a reality of caps to class sizes, but it is also encouraged as a positive practice by both the Ministry of Education and our school board. With newer approaches to learning that incorporate inquiry, student-directed learning, differentiated education and student–specific goal setting and feedback, our teachers are well-versed in providing the best learning opportunities for their students in all classrooms.

Updated on Sunday, May 05, 2024.
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