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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...
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Manitoba Education Review

June 20, 2019
​  The Manitoba Education Review is currently underway within our province, which involves taking a closer look at the K-12 education system and asking for input from all stakeholders. For more information about the Education Review, including the publications released to date, public hearings, contact information and more, click here. 
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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...
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2019-2020 School Year Planning

May 21, 2019
​​ Based on current enrollment projections, Sansome School was approved for 13 classrooms for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Open the attachments below to find out more about the classroom breakdown for the upcoming year and the student placement process. Please contact Mr. Lizotte if you have any further questions. 2019 2020...
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School Survey

May 16, 2019
​ Every three years, Sansome 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 continue and/or...
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Red River Heritage Fair

May 06, 2019
​ On May 2, students in SJASD participated in the 2019 Red River Heritage Fair. A group of 13 students represented the following four schools: Assiniboine, Crestview, Sansome and Linwood. The students participated in a judging session as well as three workshops, which included a scavenger hunt, learning about the RCMP and a young citizens activity....
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Parent Council Fundraiser Pickup

May 06, 2019
​ The Bothwell Cheese, Mom's Pantry and Winkler's Meats fundraiser will be ready for pickup on Thursday, May 16th at 4:00 pm (no earlier) in Room 6. If you are not able to pick up your order, please plan to have someone pick it up for you. The items are perishable...
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Red River Heritage Fair

May 06, 2019
​ Congratulations Heritage Fair Project Winners! Congratulations to both Mahina and Christine who participated in this year's Heritage Project Fair! Both students received additional recognition for their efforts. Mahina received the National Park Award for her project about the Halifax Explosion. Christine received a Veteran's Award for her project on Canadian...

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...
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April 25, 2019
​ Now that the weather has improved, students will be encouraged to travel to and from Sansome School using active transportation such as walking, bikes, scooters, etc.  As well, Sansome School will be participating in "Bike to School Month" from May 6th – June 5th as well as the "BikeWalkRoll" counts...
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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. 
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Emily Potter and Sean Grassie Visit Sansome

April 15, 2019
  During the month of April, Sansome School gym classes were co-taught by two prominent Manitoba athletes. Sean Grassie from Tennis Manitoba was here for 2.5 days to work in partnership with Mrs. Starkell to introduce the basic skills and movements of tennis to all students. This will continue on into...
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Welcome to Kindergarten

April 15, 2019
  Sansome School's annual Welcome to Kindergarten Night happens on Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This event is meant for all new to Kindergarten students who are registered at Sansome for the upcoming 2019 - 2020 school year. Families are asked to attend this event with their child...
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Registration 2019 - 2020

April 11, 2019
​ Sansome School is currently taking registrations for the 2019 - 2020 school year. If you are registering for Kindergarten, your child must be born in 2014 to be eligible for September entry. Our school offers half day Kindergarten, morning or afternoon. Please bring your child's original birth certificate and two...
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Divisional Science Fair

March 15, 2019
​ The 53rd Divisional Science Fair is taking place on April 3rd at George Waters Middle School/St. James Collegiate. All projects must be dismantled by 8:30 p.m. Remaining projects will be disposed of after this time.
For the Science Fair schedule, click here .
For additional information about the Science...

Sansome School is a Kindness Certified School!

February 08, 2019
​ In January of 2019, the students and staff of Sansome School  participated in the Global Kindness Challenge.  We were 1 of  24,027 schools in 113 countries around the world that took  part in the 2019 Great Kindness Challenge!!! 
A BIG "thank you" goes out to our community for supporting our...
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I Love To Read Week – February 11-14th

February 07, 2019
​ We have some exciting events planned for I Love to Read Week at Sansome:   Guest Readers: Wab Kinew and Dr. James Duncan
Monday, Feb. 11 @ 1:15 pm:  Author Wab Kinew will be reading his children's book:   " Go Show The World" to all students.   Families are welcome...
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The Great Kindness Challenge

January 25, 2019
​ The students and staff of Sansome School will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge from January 28 - 31. A group of Grade 4/5 students have planned the upcoming week for the entire school. We challenge Sansome students to do as many kind acts as possible. Great Kindness Challenge...
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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...
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Sansome Cyclones Clothing

January 09, 2019
​ Sansome School youth and adult sized clothing is now available for purchase through Home Run Sports. All orders and payments must be completed online at the following link: This online store is now open and will be closed on the evening of Sunday, February 3rd. All items ordered should...
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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...
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A Special Thank You to Our Sansome Community

December 18, 2018
​ Throughout the winter holiday season, the students, staff and community of Sansome School annually participate in a variety of events that support those in need within our community and beyond. Please click the link to learn how.  Website Thank You Message.pdf

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...
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Holiday Hampers

November 30, 2018
​ Starting December 3rd we will be collecting donations of money and assorted non-perishable food items for our Holiday Hampers. Please see the attached information sheet.  Christmas Hamper Letter 2018.pdf
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Mall in the Hall

November 27, 2018
​ Three of our Grade 4/5 classrooms are organizing a Mall in the Hall event on November 29 and November 30 to raise money for the Be a Santa to a Senior Program. Rooms 21, 33 and 34 will be selling: Hot Chocolate Baked Goods Bookmarks and Cards Craft Items Used...
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Best Wishes to Mrs. Vieira!

November 27, 2018
Dear Sansome Families, This letter is to inform our community that our dedicated Kindergarten and Resource teacher, Mrs. Brynae Vieira, will be leaving us for the remainder of the school year as she is set to begin her maternity leave. As well, we would like to welcome Mrs. Johanna Gerelus who...
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Rock Paper Scissors Tournament

November 13, 2018
​ Sansome School will be holding a donation drive in partnership with numerous St. James schools in support of Project Echo. To find out more about their efforts please go to: Based on their requested item list, some of their greatest needs include breakfast cereal, new unused socks, or a...
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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...
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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. 

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. 

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...
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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:...
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2018 - 2019 Staffing

June 26, 2018
​ See the attached letter regarding staffing in our school for next year.   Staff Listing 18-19.pdf
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Year End Awards Day

June 19, 2018
​ Year End Awards Day will be on June 26th beginning at 1:30 PM in the gym for students in Grades 3 to 5.
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Parent Council Celebration of Learning BBQ

June 19, 2018
​ The annual Parent Council Celebration of Learning BBQ will be on June 21st starting at 4:30 PM rain or shine. You will have the opportunity to tour the classrooms, chat with teachers and see first hand some of the things that the students did this school year.
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Outdoor Lunch

June 19, 2018
​ All classrooms have been encouraged to eat their lunches outside in designated areas allowing for greater enjoyment of this fantastic weather we are having. Feel free to send along an extra towel or blanket for your child to sit on if they wish. Hats and an additional drink are strongly...
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Jellybean Tabloid Day

June 19, 2018
​ The K to 4 Tabloid Day is Tuesday, June 19th from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. A water bottle, hat and sunscreen are all great ideas with a +29 day on the way.

​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

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Red River Heritage Fair

May 04, 2018
​ A total of 18 students represented SJASD at the Red River Heritage Fair on May 3 at the University of Winnipeg. Students from the following schools took part in the 15th annual event: Assiniboine, Bannatyne, Crestview, Linwood, Sansome and Strathmillan. Throughout the day, students engaged in a number of history-themed workshops, enjoyed a scavenger...
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April 18, 2018
​ Sansome School will continue to use the smartphone App "Remind" as one more tool to help us communicate with our community quickly and effectively for time sensitive matters. This is highly encouraged for families whose child rides the bus. Changes to the Remind App Notifications:   Effective January 28th, the...
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Thank You!

April 18, 2018
​ Thank You for Your Support!
Towards the end of March and into April our students and their families participated in our annual spring fundraiser in support of Sansome School. Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated Sansome community we were able to raise $2887.65. This money will be used...
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Spring Photos

April 16, 2018
​ Lifetouch will be here on Monday, May 6th to take Spring Photos. We will be starting about 9:15 am after morning attendance is complete.
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Coaching for Confidence

April 13, 2018
​ On Wednesday, April 25th at 6:15 PM Sansome School will be hosting a parent information evening entitled: "Coaching for Confidence: Helping Your Shy or Anxious Child". Sarah Juchnowski, our School Psychologist will be presenting information, practical recommendations and support for parents and loved ones of children presenting with symptoms of...
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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...
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Bunny Sock Hop Dance

March 19, 2018
​ Sansome School is pleased to announce our third annual Dance-A-Thon to raise funds to support student programing and activities!   The money will go towards field trip subsidies, guest presentations, special supplies, as well as music and physical education programs. Sock Hop.pdf
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Spirit Week March 18th - 22nd

March 15, 2018
​ Sansome School's Spirit Week starts Monday, March 18th. Click here for information on each theme day.
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2017-2018 School Yearbooks

March 15, 2018
​ Sansome School Parent Council is selling yearbooks for the 2017-2018 school year.  The cost is $20.  Click here to see the attached information and order form.
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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. 

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.

Westwood Collegiate’s Mini-Warriors Athletics Program Visits Sansome

March 02, 2018

Basketball and volleyball are sports that have a strong tradition over the years in Winnipeg.  These two sports help teach our kids the values of commitment, team play and personal and social growth in a friendly and fun environment.

Westwood Collegiate and Warriors Athletics have been a strong part of this...
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Aboriginal School of Dance Partners with Sansome School

March 02, 2018

The staff and students of Sansome School are excited to be learning from and working with dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur Buffy Handel and the Aboriginal School of Dance.  Buffy has provided ongoing cultural mentorship for our staff, integrated lesson plans that encourage a greater inclusion of First Nations perspectives within...
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Learn to Play Hockey

March 02, 2018
​ Some of Sansome's Grade 3 students are participating in the Learn To Play Program.  The Learn To Play Program aims to inspire more families to join the hockey community. Learn To Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NHL Alumni, in...
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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...
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Project Fair 2018

February 01, 2018
​ Congratulations to all of the students who took part in the Project Fair this year. There were so many great projects and a lot of parents were blown away by the quality of the work done. We had projects from the rings of Saturn to the wings of bees. From...
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Primary & Intermediate Choir Performance

January 31, 2018
The SJASD Music Celebration will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Sturgeon Creek United Church, 207 Thompson Drive.  This is a non-competitive choral experience that will help prepare the choirs for the Winnipeg Music Festival in March.  An adjudicator will work with the choirs on stage immediately following their...
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Project Fair 2018

January 15, 2018
​ Planning for our annual Sansome Project Fair is well under way with students of all ages selecting, researching and experimenting their topic of choice. Using the scientific method and a variety of research strategies and materials, students will be prepared to show what they know to a variety of Project...
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Grade 3 Learn to Play Hockey Program

December 08, 2017
​ The St. James-Assiniboia School Division is excited once again to offer, in partnership with the NHL, NHLPA and the True North Foundation, an invitation to all of our Grade 3 students who are not currently registered in minor hockey to participate in the "Learn to Play" Hockey Program. All information...
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Makerspace at Sansome!

November 28, 2017
​ We have started a Makerspace at Sansome School. It is a space for creativity and innovation to occur, where students can explore, tinker, discover, collaborate, design, create and make!  To help with the continued success of this space, we are asking for some items that you may have around your home...
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Rock Paper Scissors Tournament

November 14, 2017
​   Thank you to all for your donations in support of Project Echo and our Rock, Paper, Scissors fundraiser. As a community, we collected over 100 boxes of cereal, over 130 pairs of socks and over $230 in cash donations. Congratulations to Room 28 as our top donating class as...
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Koats for Kids

November 14, 2017
Our friends and former students from Westwood Collegiate have initiated a one week clothing drive in support of Koats for Kids and are working in partnership with both Sansome and Lincoln Middle School. Koats for Kids is a local charity found in St. James that strives to provide warm winter clothing...
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Open Forum November 18th

October 30, 2017
​ On Saturday, November 18th from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM our St. James-Assiniboia School Division Trustees would like to invite 4-5 Sansome School Parents to meet with them along with other representatives of the Westwood Family of Schools to an open forum setting at the Victoria Inn.  Those attending along...
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Remembrance Day

October 27, 2017
​ Sansome School's Remembrance Day Service is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, November 8th at 9:30 AM in the gym. The service will feature several student performances and the participation from a Military Veteran to ensure the relevance and significance of the day is understood by all. We are encouraging students...

Halloween at Sansome School

October 27, 2017
Halloween at Sansome School is fast approaching. Students are allowed to wear their costumes during the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31st and will be provided with time to change into their costumes just after our lunchtime recess and prior to our annual Halloween Costume Parade which happens at 1:30 PM in...

Mumps Information

October 24, 2017
The Manitoba government has provided information to be distributed to all schools. Click here for a letter from our provincial government. Click here for a Mumps fact sheet.  
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Terry Fox Run

October 24, 2017
Another successful Terry Fox Run was held this year on September 28th. As a school we raised $426.00 for the Terry Fox Foundation (Cancer Research). Congratulations to Emily (Room 34) who won the Terry Fox T-Shirt in the raffle draw! Thanks again to all staff, students and parents who participated in...

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Visits Sansome

October 24, 2017

A big thank you to members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra who visited Sansome School on October 19th. Students learned all about the various features, ranges, and styles of string instruments found within the symphony. Our guests engaged students with their musical performances from around the world along with some interactive...
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Parent Council Meeting

October 20, 2017
​ Our next Parent Council meeting will be on Wednesday, May 29th at 4:15 pm in Room 6. Child care is provided.

Picture Retakes

October 20, 2017
Picture retakes will be on October 30th at 1:00 pm. If you require retakes you will need to return the original pictures and envelope to the photographer. Any morning Kindergarten students requiring a retake are invited to come back to the school at 1:00 pm.

Outdoor Classroom Day - Thursday, Oct. 12th

October 08, 2017
Our Grades K- 3 classrooms will be participating in series of Outdoor Classroom Days this year.  Our first Outdoor Classroom Day will be held on Thursday, October 12. 
Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On...

WSO Concerts

October 02, 2017
​​ Sansome students have some great musical opportunities coming up! Thanks to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and their Education and Outreach programs, our students will get a chance to listen to live orchestral musicians a couple of times in the month of October. On October 4th, rooms 27, 10, 23 and...
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Unstoppable Tracy Visits Sansome

September 25, 2017
​Sansome students benefitted from a surprise visit by Tracy Scmitt who  is an award winning leader, humanitarian, advocate, decorated athlete, international speaker and  ... did we mention that she was also born as a 4-way amputee? Despite her physical challenges she has accomplished so much and was able to share her spirit and motivation with our...

Grade 4/5 Cross Country Team Practices and Races

September 15, 2017
Our Cross Country season is about to begin.  Read more to find out aboput practices and upcoming races. PRACTICES: Once students are dismissed @ 3:55pm they will go directly to the change rooms to change into their gym clothes. They must be changed, warmed-up and ready to run by 4:05pm in...
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Parent Council AGM

September 05, 2017
  Sansome School's Parent Council will be having their AGM on September 20 at 6:30 PM. Child care will be provided.

School Supplies

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

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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...
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Suit Up Winnipeg

June 16, 2017
​ Suit Up Winnipeg is a volunteer organization that helps high school students obtain a suit for their graduation. Dana and her team provide a fantastic service and over the past two years 8 JT students have received free suits, tuxedos, shirts, shoes, ties etc.
They are currently accepting donations at...
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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...