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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 over the winter break? Or how to stay busy during the colder months? The St.James-Assiniboia School Division Community Bulletin Board features upcoming events and courses in the community during all seasons of the year. Currently on the bulletin is the City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide,...

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
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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 - May 10th

April 09, 2018
All Buchanan families are welcome to take part in math activites and enjoy a slice of pizza May 10th 5pm - 6:15pm 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...