Sunday, September 28, 2014

Great Start For Varsity Girls Volleyball Team!

The girls had a great day and ended up 3rd in their home tournament Saturday September 27th! Please congratulate them if you see them on Monday!! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Yearbooks are Coming!

Last year's yearbook is almost ready and should be delivered soon. It's better than ever, and you'll definitely want a copy! 

There's still time to order your book for last year and for this year, by visiting the office. Books are $30, and are a very worthwhile investment!

Don't delay; get your order in now before it's too late!

Online/Outside School Phys Ed Program is now open!

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All of the necessary accounts and spreadsheets have now been set up for all students enrolled in the online/outside school phys ed program, so students can and should begin to complete the necessary components.

All details can be found in an earlier post on this blog at: or on Mr. Robson's website:

Students need to return the activity list and permission form before they can begin the program, so please fill that out and return it to Mr. Robson ASAP! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cafeteria Makeover

This year we have a new team running the cafeteria, and they've already made some great changes.

The menu maintains some of the old favourites, but adds in some great new items as well. Most of the food is prepared from scratch, using fresh ingredients, and local ones, when possible. They cook roasts at school (chicken, ham, and beef,) which eliminates most of the preservatives found in abundance in most over-the-counter meats. There is a daily soup, which is made from scratch right at school.

Our cafeteria offers breakfast, lunch, and snack options, as well as beverages. They also provide catering services, so feel free to ask about what they can provide for you.

Here are next week's specials - 

Homemade Soups – small:  $2.75, large:  $3.50

Other Specials - $5.00

Special: Egg rolls & fried rice
Soup: 15 bean

Special: Chicken or veggie quesadilla
Soup: Chicken noodle

Special: Ham & cheddar wrap
Soup: Broccoli & cheese

Special: Pulled pork on a bun
Soup: Tomato basil

Special: Pizza day
Soup: Chicken tortilla

Monday, September 15, 2014

School Drama Production: Boys and Ghouls Together - March 24-26, 2015!

Once again St. James Collegiate and George Waters Middle School are teaming up for a dramatic production, this time we present: Boys and Ghouls Together, by David Rogers!

"Night falls on a mysterious castle in the Alps, and a group of young American hostelers crosses the drawbridge to meet the incredible family! Papa, descended from Count Dracula, and Mama, descended from Dr. Frankenstein, can't find a husband for their lovely teenage daughter, Dirga. So, despite Granny's objections, they turn their ancient castle in the Alps into a youth hostel, hoping to find one. The first group of Americans arrives for a weekend, and the Draculas pick young Buddy for their future son-in-law. They regret that he's so normal. Still, he's all there is. The Americans are a bit unnerved by the castle. There's a caged raven quoting "Nevermore "and a man's face screaming the hours from inside a cuckoo clock. Besides dancing to "Night on Bald Mountain" on the hi-fi and refreshments of tiger's milk and brownies, there is the howling of Daddy's wolves and the grunting of the pet alligator Queenie. It's an experience that neither they, nor you, will forget!" 

Performances are March 24, 25, and 26, 2015 in the theatre. 

Practices start Oct. 1, and the full schedule of practices & performances is included below (dates and times may change as necessary.)

Download/view the schedule

Online/Outside school Phys Ed program!

Some important information for students & parents of students enrolled in the online/outside school Phys Ed program (generally just/all grade 12 students)!

This is a mandatory course, required for graduation, which allows students to demonstrate an awareness of a good physical fitness program, and to count hours of activity done outside of school for a Phys Ed credit. 

Note: There is no "grade" for this course, credit is awarded on a "complete/incomplete" basis. Attendance numbers are irrelevant for this course. Students may see absences based on full days absent from school, but the frequency/quantity do not impact this credit.

How to Complete the Program!
This credit is really easy to earn, because most students are engaged in activity already, as many play on teams, take part in intramurals, go to the gym, swim, cycle, or even walk to school.
Before ANYTHING is done, students and parents need to read over the information sheets (PE40FInformation) and completely fill out, get signed (if under 18), and return the permission form: (PE40F Permission Slip) to Mr. Robson in room 213 or the office. Nothing described below can count until that is complete!
Part 1: Online modules! Students need to log on to the online learning site:
The username and password are (in most cases) the same. First initial last name last 3 numbers of student ID (MET#) (eg: jrobson123)
Once logged in,
Look for Phys Ed class under "My Classes."
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Look under Course Content for the modules (information) - there are 5 (in Grade 12)

Look for Tests - there are 3 (in grade 12)

Students must get 21/30 to pass and only have 5 tries to get that score for each.

The learning modules MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 1. Students cannot get the credit without completing those. If they are not done in December, students will be assigned to homework club, and if they are still not completed, students may not receive the credit!
Part 2: Students need to complete and record 75 hours of physical activity. It is tracked through a Google spreadsheet. Each spreadsheet is individualized, so students must see Mr. Robson in room 213 or email misterrobson at gmail dot com to get their own, individual link. (ie you cannot get a copy or a link from someone else!)
Students may complete a Maximum of 25 hours of walking, stretching, low intensity activity (no minimum)
Students MUST complete a Minimum 50 hours of moderate to high level activity (sports, swimming, running, etc.) (75 hours maximum for the program, but students are encouraged to keep exercising beyond that point.)

Any physical activity hours completed BEFORE Spring Break MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE SPRING BREAK! There is no minimum at that time, but hours before Spring Break will NOT be accepted AFTER Spring Break!

Please see Mr. Robson in room 213 for details and/or if you have any questions. Best of luck!

Friday, September 05, 2014

Kirkfield Westwood WMBA basketball registration

WMBA registration is now open for fall/winter basketball.

Fees are $245.00 for the season. One practice a week, games on the weekends.

Please visit our site,  for more information and to register.

Any questions, please contact Michelle Delios, convenor at

Parenting Today Workshop Schedule

October 7, 14, 21 & 28,2014        
Triple P will offer group sessions
Facilitated by:  Kristy Wake, Behavior Intervention Resource
Teacher & Matthew Janzen B.S.W., 
Educational Support Services, St. James-Assiniboia School Division

Limited spaces available ~ Pre-registration required with a commitment that all four sessions be attended

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Positive Parenting: Families Working Together
Presented by: Kristy Wake, Behavior Intervention Teacher, 
Matthew Janzen, (B.S.W.) and 
Jeffrey Kerr, (B.S.W.). 
Supported by the Behavior Intervention Team, Educational Support Services, 
St. James-Assiniboia School Division

An all day special event  9:30 am – 3:00 p.m. Registration from 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 
“Supporting Speech and Language Development at Home” 
Presented by: Speech-Language Pathologists
Educational Support Services, St. James-Assiniboia School Division

Tuesday, November 18, 2014   
Math K-8
Presented by: Rachel R. McAnallen, PhD

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Presented by: Jeffrey Kerr B.S.W.  & Hayley Plesh B.S.W.
Educational Support Services
St. James-Assinibioa School Division

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Marilyn MacKinnon (B.SW), Executive Director of Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Teens, is it a mood or a mood disorder
Presented by: Tina Holland, Director of Education, Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A Parental Perspective on Autism:
Presented by: Mia Safiniuk & Linda Stuart

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Anxiety ~Coaching For Confidence
Presented by Dr. Maria Phelps, Educational Support Services, St. James Assiniboia School Division

Workshops will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at Educational Support Services – Jameswood School, 1 Braintree Crescent (off Olive & Ness).  Free pizza supper will be offered from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and session will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  To register, please call Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email

FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED FOR SESSIONS.  When registering please indicate for how many children and their ages.  

Once registered for any session, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Arlie Williams-Taylor at 885-9555 or email at