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Marking Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

February 07, 2023
​ From February 6 to 10, SJASD recognizes the contributions that educators, administrative and education assistants, educational clinicians and associates, nurses, bus drivers, custodians and all other school support staff make to students and school communities. In addition to being proclaimed  an official week by the Province of Manitoba, many...

SJASD Teacher Wins Governor General’s History Award

November 30, 2022
A Westwood Collegiate teacher has just received the prestigious Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Kelly Hiebert was recognized for his ongoing work in Holocaust education, including the creation of a student-led documentary on the subject entitled Truth Against Distortion: Survivor's Speech Out Against Hate. The history teacher attended...

School Trustee Candidate Information

September 12, 2022
​ School board elections are an important opportunity for residents of St. James-Assiniboia to get involved in public education. By voting for your school trustees, you have a direct link to the people who oversee the running of our schools.
Anyone interested in becoming a School Trustee candidate for the 2022 election should go to the following...

Welcome Back to School 2022-23

September 01, 2022
​​ We are pleased to welcome students and staff back to full-time, in person learning this fall. For those who are joining us as new students, parents, and staff, we extend a very a special welcome to the St. James-Assiniboia school community! We look forward to supporting our students to engage...

St. James Assiniboia School Division schools closed - No school April 13 and April 14

April 12, 2022
All metro Winnipeg schools, including St. James Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), will be closed for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14. As a result, there is no school on these days.  
Any child care facilities located in SJASD schools will also close for these two days.

All school bus transportation for Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14

April 12, 2022
A Winter storm warning is in effect for the City of Winnipeg. Hazardous winter conditions are expected. 
All Metro Winnipeg school divisions, including St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD), are  cancelling all school bus transportation for Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 , in anticipation of adverse weather and road...

St. James-Assiniboia School Division proud recipient of four Yes I Can! Awards

February 25, 2022
A huge congratulations to four members of our St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) community for receiving their  Yes I Can!  awards from the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children. The Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) is a provincial unit of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The CEC is a major professional...

Weekly Absenteeism related to Covid Reporting

January 28, 2022

With the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant of concern, Public Health staff are anticipating high case numbers of COVID-19 in the short term. In addition to the information on the  COVID-19 Dashboard: School-Aged Cases and School Staff Cases in Manitoba , attendance data for our school has...

Update on Return to School Plan for St. James-Assiniboia School Division

January 04, 2022
As announced by the province of Manitoba today, students will begin one week of remote learning starting Monday, January 10, while staff implement enhanced measures for return to class. This phased-in approach will: 
-allow schools to plan for staff shortages and absenteeism -create time for distribution of additional rapid tests -allow...

COVID-19 Rapid antigen test kits available for students K-6

December 21, 2021
The Manitoba Government has announced that COVID-19 Rapid antigen test kits will be available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The test kit contains five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests that parents can administer to each child every three or four days as students return to school in January 2022.   ...

​Message of Appreciation and Holiday Greetings from the Board of Trustees of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division

December 21, 2021
It has been another challenging start of the school year for our staff, students, parents, and community members. I hope that you, your family, and your friends can spend time together enjoying holiday traditions and creating lasting memories during the holiday break. The treasured time we spend with our family and...

Public health measures in schools

September 28, 2021
​To: Parents and caregivers,

It has been almost 18 months since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Manitoba. As a province, we have faced many challenges during that time. Having a vaccine approved and available for every Manitoban born in 2009 or earlier has fundamentally changed the context...

Following COVID-19 safety protocols help keep our schools safe

April 15, 2021
With daily health checks and following the COVID-19 protocols, you and your family can help keep our schools safe. Remember to check every morning to see if you, your child and your family have COVID-19 or flu-related symptoms before they are sent to school. Symptoms may include:
A B Fever/Chills Runny...

Guidelines for Transportation to Schools

September 04, 2020

Where school bus transportation is necessary, the following guidelines should be followed by school bus drivers and students:
■ Students with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend school or be passengers on buses (see ■ Face-masks are required on school buses for K-12 students and any other passengers...

Masks required on all school buses

September 02, 2020
​ As students prepare to return to school, all students, drivers, and any other passengers on school buses will be required to wear a mask, as passengers may be close to each other for an extended time without the ability to physically distance from each other.  This new rule is a...

UPDATED: Welcoming our students back: restoring safe schools.

August 17, 2020
Read our updated (now including information about mandatory masks) document here:
SJASD Welcoming Our Students Back Aug 20.pdf​


My Learning at Home web portal now available

June 04, 2020
The province of Manitoba has provided a supplemental online learning resource for Manitoba families whose children are learning at home during the suspension of in-school classes because of COVID-19.
The My Learning at Home portal provides resources designed to assist families in supporting the work of teachers as they continue to...

Re-opening school facilities for limited use

May 26, 2020
On May 21, 2020 the draft plan for Phase Two of Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery was released. This draft plan includes re-opening school facilities for limited use, where physical distancing and Public Health orders can be followed.

What does this mean?


Free Webinar

May 08, 2020
​ KidThink presents a free webinar 'Ask the Psychologists' on Tues., May 12th 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Message from the Board of Trustees regarding COVID-19 and in-school class suspension

March 31, 2020
​Dear Families and Staff,
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) Board of Trustees would like to take this time to recognize all the hard work our students, parents and staff have put in to make the transition to remote learning possible. We are grateful for the professional agility demonstrated by our...

Communication with SJASD Schools during suspension of in-school classes

March 23, 2020
To assist with the continuation of learning during the suspension of in-school classes, we wish to remind parents that communication with Principals and Teachers is still available:
Please first use the communication method that has already been put in place by teachers and/or school Principals.
Each St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD)...

Self-isolate if you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days

March 15, 2020
In consultation with the province, please be advised that any students or staff travelling outside of Canada in the past 14 days are asked to self-isolate.

As of Sunday, March 15, our schools have been contacting staff and families that had indicated travel plans, to inform them of the expectation...

Manitoba schools close for three weeks starting March 23

March 13, 2020
Dear families,
As announced on March 13, 2020 by the Province of Manitoba, all schools in Manitoba will close as of Monday, March 23 for three weeks (one week before Spring Break and one week after Spring Break). A week has been provided to allow for families and schools to prepare...

COVID-19 Information for Parents

March 13, 2020
Dear families,

As with any seasonal flu and respiratory infections, there are precautions that we can all take to stay safe and healthy. We are closely monitoring the situation and are following recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada​, Manitoba Health and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. It is wise...

30th Annual 'Yes I Can!' Awards ceremony honours SJASD student, parents and staff

February 27, 2020
Hundreds gathered at the Victoria Inn Convention Centre on Thursday, February 20, to celebrate the 30th Annual 'Yes I Can!' Awards ceremony, recognizing the tremendous accomplishments of children and youth with disabilities. 'The Yes I Can!' Awards are hosted by the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children to highlight the outstanding achievements of...

Pilot swim program welcomes newcomers to our community

February 27, 2020
Newcomers to Canada face many barriers when they work to navigate and establish themselves in their new country. A key value of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is respect for each other, our diversity, and our community. Both in response to feedback from the community and the existing mandates of...

SJASD undertakes The Great Kindness Challenge

February 27, 2020
Last week (January 27 – 31, 2020), the St. James-Assiniboia School Division tackled The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) at several schools in the Division, joining over 14 million students and over 15 thousand schools in creating a culture of compassion, acceptance, unity and respect. The proactive bullying prevention initiative improves school...

SJASD X-Cross Country Ski race promotes active and healthy lifestyles

February 26, 2020

The St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board Office welcomed the spirit of competition to its backyard as the first X- Cross Country Ski race took place on Wednesday, February 26. Bannatyne, Phoenix, Heritage, Robert Browning, Crestview, Sansome, Athlone, Strathmillan, Buchanan, and Stevenson all brought their A-game to the competition. With a...

2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget

February 26, 2020
The 2020-2021 SJASD Draft Budget reports on the status of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division's finances, with a focus toward continually improving our students' education while maintaining the lowest possible costs to the taxpayer. SJASD Draft Budget 2020 - 2021
Public Draft Budget Consultation 2020/2021 Presentation ​​


Registration online for a school outside of your catchment area

February 13, 2020
Registration will be accepted on February 14, 2020. Parents and guardians wishing to register their child at a school outside of their catchment/Division must submit their request online. Registration will be accepted on February 14, 2020.

All requests will be date and time stamped to ensure that there is a...

SJASD Adaptive Swim Program teaches lifelong skills

February 03, 2020
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is proud to offer 60 students from the Division the opportunity to participate in the SJASD Adaptive Swim Program. The program allows students living with additional needs access a weekly swimming lessons program with a specialized swim instructor, Jodi Hutchison.
"The adaptive swim program...

Supporting our teachers with the new Instructional Support Team Newsletter

January 24, 2020
Building upon our Division's commitment to the growth and professional development of our employees, we are pleased to announce the launch of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division's (SJASD) Instructional Support Team Newsletter . Upon reviewing the newsletter, and having the opportunity to see and hear the work demonstrated at the...

Frozen JR.

January 07, 2020
​​ Presented by SJASD Divisional Musical Theatre from January 25 to February 1 at Westwood Collegiate.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and...

Dates to Remember

January 07, 2020
​ ​
Mon. Mar. 23 - Fri. Apr. 9 - Suspension of in-class learning  Apr. 10 - Good Friday - No School Fri. Apr. 17 - Inservice - No School Tues. Apr. 21 - Early Dismissal @ 3:10 PM Tues. May 5 - Early Dismissal @ 3:10 PM Mon. May 18 -...

Report to the Community 2019

December 18, 2019
Our Divisional Report to the Community is a reflection on the previous school year, with a strong emphasis on our strategic outcomes, student data and future planning in SJASD. We invite you to check out our 2019 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...

Snowstorms, Bus Cancellations and Cold Weather

December 11, 2019
Wit​h the cold winter season upon us, the Division is prepared to address weather-related emergencies or extreme circumstances to keep students safe in the cold months ahead. In the event of an emergency, the Chief Superintendent may decide to close all, or specific schools, and/or discontinue bus service in whole or...

Boston Pizza - Partners in Reading

November 28, 2019
Participating students can earn a certificate for a FREE Boston Pizza Kid's Meal,​ for reading!
Click here to learn more


Farm to School - order pick up

November 12, 2019
​ Orders are to be picked during Parent/Teacher conferences: November 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. or November 22nd from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Parent Council Wednesday October 23

October 21, 2019
​ Please join us on Wednesday, October 23 at 4:45 in the library for our Parent Council Meeting. ​
Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Divisional Choirs Fall Concert

October 21, 2019
​On November 7, our three Divisional choirs will be performing at Westwood Community Church at 7:00 p.m. The annual Fall Concert is a celebration of music and talent across all grade levels in SJASD. Arrive early to be sure to get a good seat. 

Picture Day!

September 19, 2019
​Buchanan's student photos will be taken on Monday, October 7th. Say 'Cheese'!  

Physical Literacy for Kindergarten

September 18, 2019
​PL4K is a response to the Early Development Instrument (EDI) scores that inform the school readiness of our students. Join us for an exciting day that highlights the ways that YOU can make a difference in supporting the physical literacy journey of our young people AND get practical ideas for embedding physical...

Jump Start Into Kindergarten!

September 05, 2019
​An evening for four-year-olds and their families to get a jump start on Kindergarten. Participants rotate through play-based centres that model how to incorporate literacy and numeracy into play at home. Click here to register for the event. 

Notice of Annual School Meetings

July 18, 2019
Each school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be holding an Annual Meeting to establish a Parent Council or a Parent Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to become involved in your school and have a positive impact on your child’s education. Please attend the meeting at your school. We need...

K-12 Education Review

May 28, 2019
​ The K-12 Education Review for Manitoba is asking for input from the public. Below your will find information about the Education Review from the Manitoba School Board Association, an SJASD perspective, a listing of our local programming and also a link to the public survey. The deadline to provide feedback and...

Photo-A-Day Challenge

May 23, 2019
​ Throughout the month of May, SJASD staff shared photos on Instagram to highlight a specific word/theme related to education. Each day, the photo map was updated with one selection from each day. The challenge took place under the hashtag #sjasdphotoaday
Click here to view the photo calendar. 
Thank you to all staff...

Feedback Survey

May 22, 2019
​ Feedback Survey: Every three years, Buchanan School seeks feedback from our community to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students and their families. Please take a moment to follow the link below and complete this short anonymous survey which provides us with a data sample that ensures we...

HOFBA Summer Camps

May 09, 2019
HOFBA Summer Camps ​are running fun camps this summer for various age groups.  Please click here for more information.

The Winnipeg Public Library

May 09, 2019
The Winnipeg Public Library is hosting a variety of summer reading programs.  For more information click here for the TD Summer Reading Club and click here for the Early Literacy Workshops​.

May Calendar

April 29, 2019
Click here for May Calendar  

5th Annual High 5 Community Run

April 25, 2019
Who: The race was started as an event for students, staff and families from our High 5 community of schools (Robert Browning, Sansome, Phoenix, Lincoln  and Westwood). Over the past year, it has expanded it to welcome participants from all schools (students, staff and families) in SJASD.

What: A 5km fun run...

Divisional Choirs Concert

April 23, 2019
The SJASD Spring Concert is taking place on May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Westwood Community Church. For more details, click here. 

Cookies for Sale

April 10, 2019
​ There are still some cookie varieties left for sale Click Here    

March Calendar

March 01, 2019
​Click here for March Calendar

Honouring Our Allies Award

February 22, 2019
​ Buchanan Principal Mrs. Hoch (pictured on the left) earns a special recognition at the 13th annual Aboriginal Circle of Educators (ACE) Awards. The banquet was held on February 15 inside the Best Western Plus Airport Hotel in conjunction with the 16th Annual ACE conference.
Mrs. Hoch received the Honouring Our Allies award,...

Winnipeg Jets Host WASAC Night

February 19, 2019
The Jets welcome six Indigenous youth and elders for WASAC Night, as the Spirit Sands Singers perform. One of our own Buchanan students Cassius Petti from Room 2 had the opportunity to drop the puck at Saturday night's game.   You can watch Cassius drop the puck at 3:00 on this...

General Store Open

January 21, 2019
​ The General Store is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays each week at 11:50.  We have a large variety of healthy snacks available for purchase.  All items are $1.00 or less. At the end of the school year, our profits will be donated to a charity.  Our Leadership students who run...

Report to the Community 2018

January 15, 2019
​Our Divisional Report to the Community is a reflection on the previous school year, with a strong emphasis on our strategic outcomes, student data and future planning in SJASD. We invite you to check out our 2018 report for a snapshot of the ongoing work happening in our Division and to learn...

Learn to Skate

January 14, 2019
​ The Grade 3 Learn to Play program started January 11th.  They will be picked up by bus at 1pm and will be on the ice at Keith Bodley Arena from 1:30 - 2:30 every Friday until Spring Break.

Middle Years Open House

January 10, 2019
Hedges Middle School - Jan 14th Lincoln Middle School - Jan 15th Golden Gate Middle School- Jan 16th Ecole Ness - Jan 16th​

Countdown to Kindergarten 2019

January 03, 2019
The Countdown to Kindergarten 2019   booklet is a resource provided by SJASD for families with children starting Kindergarten in our Division. This booklet is packed with helpful information regarding the Welcome to Kindergarten program, student readiness, local programming and much more. The booklet will also be handed out at all Information Evenings taking place at...

Community Bulletin Board

December 14, 2018
​ Looking for ideas of what to do this summer? Need to find a summer camp or activity for your child? The SJASD Community Bulletin Board features upcoming events, programs, camps and courses being offered in the community all year-long that may be of interest to our students and their families. The board is refreshed...

Hamper Collections

December 12, 2018
The Holidays are fast approaching and our Christmas Hamper project is underway.  Together the students and staff will take part in collecting and packing non-perishable food items for 2 hampers this season.  Click here for more information.    

Pow Wow Tuesdays

December 12, 2018
Heritage School is in the process of starting a Pow Wow Club that will take place at the University of Winnipeg on Tuesday Evenings.  Parents and other family members are welcome to come and join in the learning.  Click here for more information.

Talking to Kids about Cannabis

October 31, 2018
​ The Manitoba School Boards Association (MSBA) and the Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) present a helpful guide to talk with your child about cannabis. The fact sheet covers cannabis use, harms and risks associated, laws in Canada and other valuable resources on the topic.
Click here to view...

November Calendar

October 29, 2018
Click here for November's Buchanan Calendar​

Divisional Choir's Fall Concert

October 29, 2018
The Divisional Choir's Fall Concert is taking place on Thursday, November 8 at Westwood Community Church at 7pm.
More details attached.
​Please click here for the Fall Concert Poster. 

Patrol Parent Volunteers

October 29, 2018
​We are looking for Parent Volunteers to help with our student Patrols.  Click here for more information.

Children's Choir on the Air

October 22, 2018
​ During the week of October 15, 2018, CBC Radio One featured the activities of the St. James neighbourhood. As part of their coverage, they featured the SJASD Divisional Children's Concert Choir.  Director Heather Neufeld submitted a recording from the choir's performance at the Winnipeg Music Festival in March 2018. Below is...

Parent Symposium Cancelled

October 05, 2018
​ Please note: The Parenting Symposium scheduled to take place on October 13, 2018 at Jameswood Alternative School has been cancelled due to low registration. More information will be provided in the future for upcoming events hosted on behalf of Educational Support Services. 

October Calendar

September 28, 2018
​   Calendar

Orange Shirt Awareness Day at Buchanan - September 28

September 19, 2018
Please join us for an Assembly starting at 1:15.  All are welcome to attend.  Each student will receive a tshirt. EVERY CHILD MATTERS       

School Photos - Retakes Nov 7

September 13, 2018
​School Photos will take place on October 15th.  Retakes will be available on November 7th.

Art Club Grade 1 & 2

September 13, 2018
Grade 1 - Tuesdays & 1 Wednesday September 25, October 30, November 27, December 11, January 29, February 26 Grade 2 - Thursdays & 1 Wednesday  September 27, November 1, November 29, December 12, January 31, February 28, March 21  

2018 Election Information

September 11, 2018
The City of Winnipeg Municipal and School Board Election Day is October 24, 2018. School boards are elected in our province to carry out the planning and delivery of educational services within geographic regions known as school divisions. The Nomination Period for School Trustee candidates begins Wednesday, September 12 and ends...

September 2018 Calendar

September 07, 2018

Safe Arrival - 3 Ways to report an Absence

August 30, 2018
Something new to our division this year is SAFE ARRIVAL.  3 Ways to Report an Absence. Phone - 1-844-434-8116 School Messager App - (free to download) - Web and Mobile Web -       ​  

Summer Hours

July 03, 2018
Summer hours will commence on Tuesday, July 3 and end on Friday, August 17. Office hours for St. James-Assiniboia School Division Board Office are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
As for the Media Centre inside the Professional Staff Development Centre, the summer hours are as follows:
July 3 - July 13, 2018:...

​School Day Calendar 2018-19

June 15, 2018
St. James-Assiniboia School Division operates on the six-day cycle. The School Day Calendar includes inservice and holiday information. Additional school specific information may be acquired from our Divisional Calendar at the start of the new school year or individual school websites.  Please see below the School Day Calendar for the upcoming 2018-2019...

Assessment Schedules 2018-19

June 04, 2018

Please see below two assessment schedules outlining provincial dates and programs for the 2018-19 School Year. 
Early and Middle Years Assessment Schedule Senior Years Assessment Schedule


June Calendar

May 29, 2018
Please click here for June Calendar

SJASD 2nd Annual Graduation Pow Wow

May 28, 2018
Join us for the 2nd annual Graduation Pow Wow.  Click here for details. Free Bussing will be provided, click here to sign up.​

May Calendar of events

April 26, 2018
Click Here for Calendar - updated May 7th    

Run 4 Funds

April 26, 2018
Our kick off for Run for Funds will be at the Assembly on April 27th. Fundraising will run from April 27th to May 23rd.  Each student has been given a fundraising package, students can return their pledges any time before May 23rd. As an incentive, for every $5 that a student...

Earth Day at Buchanan School

April 17, 2018
The students at Buchanan will be taking part in Earth Day activities on Thursday April 19th.  Please send a litterless lunch (plastic reusable contaniers, as little garbage as possible) and if students can ride a bike or walk instead of being driven to school that day.  Lets all do our part!

Supervision and Entry Times

April 13, 2018
Outdoor supervision by the teaching staff begins at 8:45 a.m . The main doors will be locked until 8:40am. There is also supervision outside during the morning and afternoon recesses.  Noon hour supervision begins at 12:45 p.m.  School entry times are at 8:55 a.m. and 12:55 p.m.  Students who go home for lunch should...

How to Connect and stay Connected to your (Almost) Teen: 10 Things your Teenager Wants you to Know.

April 12, 2018
A presentation for parents of children in Grade 5 to 8 Hedges Middle School Theatre - 369 Fairlane Avenue Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 6:00 to 7:30 PM—No registration required Click here for more details  

Spring Photos May 3rd, 2018

April 12, 2018
Lifetouch will be here on May 3rd to take spring photos.  Kindergartens and Grade 5 students have options of purchasing a class composite photo.  If you need another order form for the composites please contact the office.  Deadline to order these are May 3rd  - photo day. ​    

Family Math Night - April 25th

April 09, 2018
All Buchanan families are welcome to take part in math activites and enjoy a slice of pizza April 25th 5pm - 6pm There will be a variety of levelled games to support and further develop problem solving skills.  Please come out and try the games with your child/children.  Please RSVP your...

Counsellors Corner - Grade 5 Students

April 03, 2018
  Counsellors Corner Parents of Grade 5 students..... the Human Sexuality component of the Physical/Health Education Curriculum (formerly called Family Life) will start in May and June this year. Lesson materials are appropriate for the grade level and the maturity of the students. The lessons focus on several topics such as:...

Counsellor's Corner - Personal Safety

April 03, 2018
Counsellor’s Corner Personal Safety Important information for parents: Child Find Manitoba’s Kids in the Know Program is being used again this year to teach personal safety strategies. Although three or four lessons may not be sufficient enough for children to protect themselves from victimization, children must be continually reminded and taught...

April Calendar of Events

April 02, 2018
Click Here for Calendar (revised April 4th)

Spring Divisional Newsletter

March 29, 2018
​The third issue of CONTACT is here! Read the latest initiatives, projects and achievements in SJASD all in one place. This issue highlights JT students departing on a mission trip to Ecuador,  Buchanan growing tower gardens, Phoenix studying the long-told stories of the sky and much more. Click the icon below to...

Student Drop off and Pick up

March 19, 2018
  ***VIDEO**   Hedges Middle School would like to bring to your attention, a change with parking on Fairlane Avenue that will take effect April 3, 2018 from the City of Winnipeg.  There will be new signs put up that will indicate NO stopping or parking on the eastbound side of...

Moo Spirit Week - March 19- 23, 2018

March 16, 2018
Monday - Summer Day (dress for summer) Tuesday - Team Jersey Day / Milk Moustache Day Wednesday - Crazy Hair and Hat Day / Moo Olympics Thursday - Character Day Friday - Moo Jamma Day Click here for full Spirit week details​ Click here for Moo Poster Contest details

2018-2019 Budget Summary

March 14, 2018
​ Please click here to view the latest media release on behalf of SJASD highlighting the 2018-2019 Budget Summary. 

Student Led Conferences - Celebration of Learning

March 13, 2018
Student-Led Conferences will be held this Thurs. Mar. 15th (5-7) and Fri. Mar. 16th (9-11:30). Teachers will be scheduling their own conference times or Open House times please check backpacks and agendas for more information.

Bus Service is Cancelled

March 05, 2018
​ Monday, March 5 - All schools in SJASD are open. Bus service is cancelled. There will be no bus service. Once again, all schools are open but bus service is cancelled for the day.

2018-19 Budget Presentation and Survey

March 02, 2018
Please find below the 2018-2019 Public Budget Presentation that was shown on Thursday, March 1 at our annual Parent/Public Draft Budget Meeting at the Board Office.  Our Draft Budget presentation has focussed on how our public schools are funded through provincial grants and local taxes. Equally important is what will be...

Honey for Sale

March 01, 2018
There is still some honey available for sale.  Limited Quantities.  Contact Mrs. Moore at the office if you are interested in purchasing any by March 9th. Creamed Honey $10 Pumpkin Spice, Maple, Lemon, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Blueberry $7 3pack 45 ml jars, Blueberry, Lemon, Cinnamon $12 3pack 45 ml jars, Maple, Chocolate, Pumpkin...

March Calendar 2018

February 28, 2018
​​ Click here  for the  Buchanan March Calendar of Events

Buchanan's Kindness Tree

February 23, 2018
​The Month of February was Kindness Month at Buchanan.  It started off with a Kindness Challenge.  The students were then asked to build the leaves on the tree with kindness.  For every kind deed a heart was added. "Kindness is all aroun dus, We just have to stop and see. Write...

Cookie Dough Fundriaser -

February 23, 2018
Cookie Pickup will be May 1st at 3:10 - 5pm (early dismissal) in the science room​   Parent Council is running a Cookie Dough Fundraiser.  Orders can be accepted March 19 - April 6. Prizes to be awarded to Families with the highest cookie sales: 1st Prize - $100 gift card...

February Calendar 2018

February 01, 2018
​ Click here for the  Buchanan February Calendar of Events

The Great Kindness Challenge

January 19, 2018
Buchanan School will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge Jan 22 - 26th.  Monday is Kick off Day - receive their challenges,   Click here to see the list. Tuesday is kick into gear and help someone near - Wear different Coloured shoes or socks Wednesday - Dress up as...

Subway Fun Lunch February 9th, 2018

January 18, 2018
​Please send your subway order to the teacher by January 31st. Click here for an order form.

Middle School Info Evenings

January 11, 2018
​Hedges Middle School - January 15, 2018 - 7pm Lincoln Middle School - January 16th, 2018 - 7pm Golden Gate - January 17th, 2018 - 7pm Ness Middle School - January 18, 2018 7pm George Waters - January 24, 2018 7pm Bruce Middle School - January 25th, 2018 7pm 

January Calendar

January 10, 2018
Click here  for the Buchanan January Calendar of Events

Parenting Today 2017-2018 St. James-Assiniboia School Division

January 08, 2018
Parenting Today – February 6 th Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness). SELF-REGULATION STRATEGIES FEBRUARY 6, 2018 Presented by the Occupational Therapy Team, Educational Support Services, St. James- Assiniboia School Division. Self-regulation is the...

Kindergarten Registration

December 15, 2017

Join us on January 23th, 2019 for our Kindergarten Information evening at 7pm. Cick here  ​for our Guide to Early Years Registration ...

I Love to Read Month - January

December 08, 2017
​Buchanan School celebrating  I love to Read Month Weekly Wednesday themes: - January 16, 2019 : ''Be A Good  Sport & Read Day''! (Wear sports clothing) - January 23, 2019 : ''Dress Up As Your Favorite Book Character  Day''! - J anuary 30, 2019 : '' Hats Off to a Good Book day (wear...

Learn to Play

December 08, 2017
The Grade 3 Learn to Play program started January 11th.  The will be picked up by bus at 1pm and will be on the ice at Keith Bodley Arena from 1:30 - 2:30 every Friday until Spring Break.    

Buchanan Bengals Gym Schedule

December 01, 2017
Click here for  the December Gym Calendar


December 01, 2017
Buchanan School is looking for Buttons!!! Any shape, size or colour of button will do!  We are planni ng on having some math fun with them.

Winter Break

November 29, 2017
​It's the most wonderful time of the year! The annual winter break begins on December 24th 2018 until January 6th 2019. Regular Classes start back on January 7th 2019.  

Honey Fundraiser - In support of Buchanan School Parent Council

November 28, 2017
​Parent Council is running their Honey fundraiser.  Orders must be returned by December 10, 2018 and orders will be available for pickup on December 13th at the Winter Concert 1:30 and 6:30 concert times. Honey Order Form Click Here Honey Fundraising Information Click Here

Buchanan Winter Concert

November 24, 2017
​Buchanan School will host their anual Winter Concert on Dec 14th. There will be a concert at 1pm and at 6:30.  Click Here for more details.

Paddle Auctions

November 23, 2017
​Buchanan School will be auctioning 6 paddles starting November 27th at 9am.  Starting Bids will be $25 for each paddle.  This auction will close on December 8th at 3:50. Click here to see the paddles that are up for Auction.   Click here  for our story and more details. Our next Auction will...

Tower Garden Project

November 13, 2017
This year our school was given the chance to grow produce from an Aeroponic Tower Garden. We were able to purchase 2 units which will be active all year long thanks to this new vertical system. This new feature will be a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about healthy eating and the environment...

Peak of the Market - Farm to School Fundraiser

November 10, 2017
Buchanan School is selling Peak of the Market  Vegetables.  Orders are Due November 8th and Pick up of vegetables will be in the Science Room during Student Led Conferences on November 22 evening and 23 morning.  Order forms can be sent to the office and for your convenience this is also available for...

General Store

November 08, 2017
The General Store will now be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:50. Organzied by the Grade 4 & 5's the store will be selling assorted snacks, such as yogurt, granola bars, crackers, juice.  All items are under $1.  All proceeds from the General Store are donated to a charity chosen by...

Great Big Toy Sale

November 06, 2017
Our 3rd annual GREAT BIG TOY SALE will take place on Dec 6 & 7th at 11:50.  Thank you so much for the wonderful donations.   All funds raised will be used to fill our holiday hampers with food and gifts.  Click here

School Supply Information

July 17, 2017
​ All details related to school supplies for the 2017-18 school year are now available on our website. Click here for more details.

Annual School Meetings 2017-18

July 17, 2017
Each school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division will be holding an Annual Meeting to establish a Parent Council or a Parent Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to become involved in your school and have a positive impact on your child’s education. We need your input and ideas!  Please click here to...

Safe Schools Forum

April 25, 2017
Safe Schools Community Forum, "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures"
As part of our commitment to keep our schools safe, St. James-Assiniboia School Division hosts a Safe Schools Forum once every two years.

On Wednesday, April 12, our Division teamed up with local organizations to present the 2017 Safe Schools Forum "Wellness Today: Building Healthy Futures."...

Science Fair Special Awards Report

April 24, 2017
​ S t. James-Assiniboia Divisional Science Fair 2017 Special Awards Report The 51st Annual SJASD Divisional Science Fair took place on April 5th, 2017 at George Waters Middle School and St. James Collegiate. The special award winners are listed below.  Top Project Awards
The Top Project award is presented to a project in Grade 3, 4, and...