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Literacy Residency

For four days of the week of February 9, two classes in Robert Andrews and their teachers had a very special experience.

Ms. Sandy Figueroa, an associate and partner of Ms. Regie Routman, both experts in teaching and literacy, was a guest or "resident" teacher. Ms. Figueroa worked with a Grade 6 class and a Grade 8 class, for one period each morning, for four days. She demonstrated teaching practices which have been shown to be effective in improving students' writing (and reading), across all subject areas. Administrators and teachers from RA and three other Middle Years schools, along with two RETSD Assistant Superintendents, were observers of the teaching in the morning, and used the afternoons to discuss their observations, participate in Learning Walks through several classrooms in the school, and to discuss implementation plans.

As the "Hub" school for this initiative for all of the Middle Years schools in the division, RA has the benefit of having teachers work directly with Ms. Figueroa during each residency, and to have many more teachers observe her. Since this was the second year that Robert Andrews School has hosted the Residency, we now have four "hub" teachers, and almost every teacher has observed her.

RA teachers in all subject areas are very excited and have begun to implement the new teaching practices they have observed. In addition, they have devised and implemented whole school practices such as RAW (Robert Andrews Writes) and RARE (RA Reads Everyday), daily writing and reading time. We have already observed significant changes in students' interest and abilities in reading and writing, which we feel will eventually increase students' engagement in learning and in their achievement across all subjects.


SMP celebrating 100 years of learning Attachment
by cmacsymetz
 2/19/2015 2:50 PM

Salisbury Morse Place School invites all former students and employees to help them celebrate 100 years of learning on April 23, 2015. For more information, please see the attached poster.


Buy A Bottle And Be Environment Friendly! 
by sevans
 12/4/2014 10:50 AM
Robert Andrews School's Education for Sustainable Development Club is happy to announce that we've had a water refill station installed at our school! Students can now refill their water bottles instead of bringing "disposable" plastic bottles....
RETSD 2013-14 annual report now online 
by cmacsymetz
 10/24/2014 9:04 AM

RETSD’s Annual Report to the Community for 2013-14 is now online. Go here to read about the progress that has been made related to the division’s priorities.

New attendance guide offers practical tips 
by cmacsymetz
 9/23/2014 1:47 PM

RETSD believes that regular attendance and punctuality are positive behaviours that need to be fostered in our school system. That’s why, in its third year of an initiative to increase school attendance, the division has produced Attendance – a guide...

Community Report and School Plan 
by tstoesz
 7/9/2014 6:25 AM
Both the RA Community Report for 2013-14 and the RA School Plan for 2014-2015 are in the Documents & Forms section of the website (red button on the left), in the General Information category.


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4/6/2015 12:00 AM
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4/8/2015 12:00 AM
PAC MeetingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/15/2015 6:00 PM
Division PowwowUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/22/2015 4:00 PM
Hairspray JRUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/22/2015 7:00 PM
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Robert Andrews School
3230 Manlius St.
East St. Paul, Manitoba
R2E 0H7

Phone: 204.661.5838
Direct Access to Teachers: 204.661.4200
Fax: 204.669.7002
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Principal: T. Stoesz
Vice-principal: S. Evans