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Scholastic Book Fair

November 09, 2020
TO SHOP AT THE BOOK FAIR, CLICK HERE: Scholastic Book Fair  

Covid-19 Information for Minnewasta

September 17, 2020
​Below are two links for quick reference. One is the Covid-19 Screening Questions that we ask you to do before sending your child/ren to school each day. The second is our new Isolation Protocol for your child/ren are showing symptoms listed on the Public Health Factsheet or the Screen Questions.  ...

Virtual Sports Day!

June 15, 2020
From June 15th through to the 25th, the students of Minnewasta School along with their family members or guardians are invited to participate in a Virtual Sports Day.  Participation is encouraged, the class with the most student participation will win the Virtual Sports Day Golden Shoe Trophy! Below is the link...

Français at Minnewasta

May 07, 2020
​Below are a few French links to try out! Il y a   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62qBvm7LMNY   C'est un  -    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGNq7WMiXVY    

Minnewasta School Guidance

March 28, 2020
Hello students and families!  I have created a public google drive folder where I will be adding guidance related articles, videos, and activities. If you wish to contact me directly, please email me at lthwaites@westernsd.mb.ca ​​

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rJo_PSa7k6utCzgZTatqVdfy1jfy4cCx
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Tips for talking with your children about Covid-19

March 24, 2020
 Below are a couple links to help with your children about Covid-19:  Talking with children article.pdf Coronavirus Tip Sheet Parents.pdf  

Parking at Minnewasta

March 23, 2020
Parking Information for Minnewasta School: We realize parking is limited at the school during pick up/drop off times, but please do not park in the staff parking stalls. We have staff that come and go throughout the day that require these parking spaces. When busses are in the bus loop in...

Mr. Turnbull's Phys. Ed. Activities

March 23, 2020
Click the link below to access the public google drive folder where I will be sharing daily games and activities for families to enjoy!   https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NfKkJqr91lKzEb-W1GoCGxVFghJMU8VP?usp=sharing                                

Pandemic Preparedness Letter for Parents

March 13, 2020
​Please see the attached letter for parents regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic dated March 13, 2020

WSD Budget Exhibition Presentation

February 26, 2020
Open the attached document to access the presentation from the Feb.. 26th Budget Exhibition. Feb. 26 Budget Presentation.pdf

Bilingual Bop Family Dance

January 27, 2020
The Bilingual Bop  will be held on Jan. 30, 2020 at Maple Leaf School. 6:30-8:00 p.m. For All students Kindergarten-Grade 4 and siblings

Budget Exhibition

January 27, 2020
​Please join us for the Western School Division Budget Exhibition February 26, 2020 MCI Gym 7:00-8:00 p.m.

2020/2021 Kindergarten Registration & Parent Information Evening - January 23rd

January 07, 2020
​ A WSD information evening for parents of all Students who will be entering Kindergarten next year (September 2020) will be held in the Maple Leaf School Gym on Thursday, January 23rd   at 7:00pm . Kindergarten registrations for the 2020/2021 school year will be accepted any time between Friday, January 24th...

Budget Presentation

February 26, 2019
​Western School Division Board of Trustees will be holding a Budget Presentation on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Division Office. All are welcome to attend.

I Love to Read Month

February 04, 2019
I Love to Read Month February is I Love to Read Month and our school theme is “The Tournament of Books". The school goal for 'I Love to Read Month' is to have each student read in many different ways.  Your child will bring home a Reading Bingo card, “READO".  Please...

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration

February 04, 2019

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​We are currently accepting Kindergarten registration packages for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a child born in 2014 or earlier, you are welcome to register them. If you have friends or family members who are first time kindergarten families, feel free to pass along the message to have...

2019/2020 Kindergarten Registration & Parent Information Evening - January 24th

January 08, 2019
​ A WSD information evening for parents of all Students who will be entering Kindergarten next year (September 2019) will be held in the Minnewasta School Gym on Thursday, January 24th   at 7:00pm . This is an opportunity for parents to hear how Kindergarten works at the two early year’s...

Art Gallery Display

December 21, 2018
​ Featuring works from Minnewasta and Maple Leaf Schools. Open from January 4 - 26, 2019. ​Informal reception on January 10, 2019 from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

FCC Drive Away Hunger Campaign

October 05, 2018
Minnewasta School is participating in the FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign! We will be collecting food donations until Mon. Oct. 15th. Donations will be going to Morden Caring & Sharing. ​    

Terry Fox Run

September 24, 2018
Minnewasta will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on Thursday, Sept. 27th at 3:00 p.m. Donations of a loonie or toonie are gratefully accepted, if you are able!​


Declaration of Candidates Elected by Acclamation

September 19, 2018
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Declaration of Candidates Elected by Acclamation
Western School Division ​ I, Garry Haggerty, Senior Election Official for the Western School Division, hereby declare the following candidates elected by acclamation in the 2018 School Trustee Election.  
  Ward 1 (four to be elected) Fransen, Brian Guenther, David...

Innovation Fund 2018-19

September 18, 2018

​ Western School Division is now accepting applications for the Innovation Fund. This grant is available to any staff members, community members, or Parent Council. The Innovation Fund Application for 2018-19 can be found in PDF format below. Also new this year, all finalists​​​ will need to present their...

Notice of Nominations

August 30, 2018
  NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS Western School Division

  N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the following days: September 12,13,14,17, and 18, 2018.
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Western School Division Office, Unit 4-75 Thornhill Street, Morden, Manitoba, I will receive nominations for the...

Welcome Back!!

August 27, 2018
​Looking forward to seeing all of the bright, smiling faces ready to learn!

Portables Approved

June 22, 2018
​ “We are pleased to announce that our request for two additional portables at École Morden Middle School for the next school year has been approved.  We would like to thank the provincial government for responding to our immediate needs for space.  We would also like to thank the active and...

Respectful Advocacy

June 13, 2018

June 11th Community Meeting

June 12, 2018
​Slides from the June 11th Community Meeting can be found here.

OurSCHOOL Survey Reports

June 12, 2018
  Thank you to everyone who participated in the OurSCHOOL survey.  The reports can be viewed here: Student Survey: MinnewastaMB Elementary School Survey12017.pdf Parent Survey: MinnewastaOurSCHOOL Parent Survey12017.pdf
If you have any questions about the OurSCHOOL surveys please call the Principal at the school.​

Welcome to Morden! By 2W

June 07, 2018
​ When students heard there would be as many as 200 new families coming to Morden in the next 2 years they wanted to do something to welcome kids to our city.  We are excited to announce that students in 2 Wirth received a Student Innovation Grant and have completed a...

No New School... Now What?

June 04, 2018
​ Please attend this important event hosted by the WSD School Board.

Coding Quest

May 14, 2018
​ For the second year in a row, Grade 4 students at Minnewasta have been participating in a unique program calld "Coding Quest" along with The Learning Partnership and other students from select schools accross Manitoba.  Students have been using a program called "Scratch" to learn the basics of computer programming...

Newsletter/Calendar

May 01, 2018
  Our current calendar and newsletter are available here.

Young Author's Night

April 23, 2018
​ Students in 1 Klassen will be hosting a Young Author's and Illustrator's Night at the Morden Library on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  This event will include a very special 40 minute session with award winning Authro/Illustrator JON KLASSEN via Skype.  Whether you have a child in Grade...

Jump Rope For Heart

April 19, 2018
​ Our Jump Rope for Heart event takes place on Monday, April 23rd! Our Jump Rope Ninjas have been training hard and earning their belts with all kinds of jump rope activities.  Fundraising is for a good cause and also helps to supplement our school's Active Health/Phys. Ed. budget.

Pink Shirt Day

April 09, 2018
​ April 11, 2018 is Pink Shirt Day at Minnewasta School.  It is a day where communities across the province, country, the world, can unite and take a stand against bullying.  At Minnewasta, students are invited to wear pink and classes will talk about the themes of respect, bullying and how...

Spring Break

March 23, 2018
  Spring Break: March 24-April 2. Classes Resume TUESDAY, APRIL 3rd.​

Parent Information Evening

March 19, 2018
  *NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD AT MAPLE LEAF SCHOOL* Laura Sander, one of our divisional psychologists, will be talking about "ADHD" - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on Wednesday, April 4th​ from 7-8 p.m. in the Music Room, here at Maple Leaf School.  Child care will be provided.

Report Cards

March 12, 2018
​ It's Report Card time again!  The Manitoba Provincial Report Card is intended to be a tool for schools to communicate with parents about student learning.  In Grades 1-6, students receive a report card with indicators for a variety of the learning processes in each subject area.  Note that this is...

Student Conferences

March 12, 2018
  At Minnewasta School we look forward to this important opportunity to celebrate your child's growth and learning!  What can parents expect at a "Student Involved Conference"?​ This is an opportunity to spend 15 minutes with your child and their teacher celebrating the learning and growth that has taken place.  The conference...

Makerspace Club

February 14, 2018
  We have started a makerspace club for students who love to create and explore​.  Students in Grades 1-4 can come to makerspace club once per cycle at lunch recess to do self-directed activities until spring break.  Students work on arts and crafts in the library or building and technology in the...

Newsletter & Calendar

January 31, 2018
​ Our lastest Newsletter and Calendar are available to download now.  Inside you'll find highlights from the last month, things to look forward to in the coming month, classroom news, community events/information and more.

I Love to Read Month

January 30, 2018
​ February is I Love to Read Month.  This year our theme is "Read-O-Rama".  Every class will be celebrating a children's author (think "folklorama" with authors instead of countries).  We'll have lots of exciting activities to celebrate reading over the month of February including, author visits, guest readers, reading challenges and Drop...

Artist In The School

January 23, 2018
​ Randy Guest - The Language of Film For several years, Minnewasta School has joined with the Manitoba Arts Council to arrange an artist residencey through the "Artist in the School" porgram.  This week we are joined at Minnewasta by film artist Randy Guest.  Randy will be working with Grade 3 and 4...

In the Know...

January 10, 2018
​ Follow us on Twitter @minnewasta_wsd and subscribe to Remind to receive messages and reminders via text by texting @minnew to 204-813-5875.

We Are...

January 10, 2018
​ Students from Minnewasta and Maple Leaf will have an art exhibit on display at the Pembina Hills Arts Centre from Jan. 5th - Jan. 22, 2018.  Stop by to see great artwork by some of our Gr. 2&3 students.

New Website

November 29, 2017
  We are happy to announce that Western School Division has launched new websites, including ours!  The new website will make it easier for us to keep you up to date with the information you need and it has many additional features that we'll be able to make use of over...

Christmas Concert News

November 29, 2017
​Please remember to join us for our annual Minnewasta School Christmas concert at the EMM Church on 1 st Street. We will perform the same concert twice on Thursday, December 21 st at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. We've asked for the doors to open half an hour before the concert begins....