Magazine Fundraising News

Thank you to all that helped make this fundraiser a huge success!  Orders are being tallied and prizes are being determined.  This process takes some time so watch for prize announcements in the next couple of weeks.  The prizes being provided by the SCC should be handed out in the next couple of weeks. The prizes provided by QSP (the light up gloves, keychains, etc) will take a little bit longer.  Watch for those prizes to be handed out closer to the end of October.  Thank you for your patience!

 

Education Week - "Reading Makes a Difference"

We often take for granted the gift that we have of learning how to read and what a difference knowing how to read makes in our lives. Many simple, everyday tasks require some kind of reading before they can be completed. We read in many different ways for many different reasons. The variety of things that we read is equally as varied. During this week, as we celebrate knowing how to read, we are asking families to stop and think about how reading has made a difference in your lives. What have you read today? We will also have a number of special celebrity readers visiting our school, sharing a favourite story and how reading has made a difference for them.

Mayor’s Mega Minute Reading Challenge Update

We are halfway through the Mayor's Mega Minute Reading Challenge and so far Henry Braun students and teachers have logged an amazing number of minutes reading...77,573 minutes! Wow! Keep reading everyone!

FCC Food Drive

Thanks for all the donations!

Henry Braun School raised 2 955 items of food to help feed hungry children.

Thanks to teachers, parents, and students for helping support our cause!

 

Library Help

We are always appreciative of volunteers who help to keep our library "shipshape"! Some tasks that we need assistance with include checking books in and out, re-shelving books and tidying the shelves, preparing new books for students to sign out, repairing older books, and taping, stamping and covering books. None of the jobs are difficult. They just take time.

If you think that you might be able to help us out on a regular basis or casually, please write a quick note, send it to school with your child and Mrs. Wills will contact you. You might indicate in your note if you are able to help on a regular basis, occasionally for special projects or whether you are available to work on some tasks at home. If you have a preference of days, morning or afternoon, please indicate them. Please include your name and phone number. Thank you!

 

Food Bank Drive

In recognition of World Food Day on October 16, our school has decided to participate in the FCC Drive Away Hunger program by collecting donations of food for people who are hungry in our area. By participating in this program, FCC will include our school in one draw for a $500 donation to be used to make improvements at the winning school. We will be collecting food starting on Tuesday, October 4 until Thursday, October 13.  You and your child can donate as many food items as you wish.  Prizes will be given to the classes who donate the most food. For more information on FCC Drive Away Hunger, visit www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca.

Below is a list of most needed food items according to Food Banks Canada:

  • pasta products and rice
  • canned meats and fish
  • dry and canned soups and stews
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • flour
  • breakfast cereal
  • canned/powdered milk
  • fruit juices
  • pasta sauce
  • beans and legumes
  • infant formula and baby food

Thank you for your support. Working together, we can drive away hunger!

Henry Braun SAC

 

October Band Notes

Thank you to all of the Beginner Band parents and students who attended our Beginner Band Workshop last month. We're off to a great start!

How are you doing with fitting practice time into your family routine? It is SO important that students establish a good practice routine (5 days x 10-15 min.) right from the start. It's always more motivating when you can PLAY instead of stumble over notes!

There may be times when you're feeling too busy to practice or when the novelty begins to wear off and the realization that 'learning an instrument takes effort' sinks in. Don't let giving up on music become the quick-fix solution. Learning an instrument can help children master the disciplines required for success in life and can profoundly shape their lives. Commit to help your child 'Stay the course!'

The JAM In Good Taste fundraiser orders are due Oct. 11th. Product pick up is Sat. Oct. 29th 10:00-12:00 at Johnson. If you can help sort/distribute that day please contact Irene Laird at ilaird@sasktel.net. If you'd like to get more involved in JAM please join us at our next meeting on Tues. Oct. 11th 7:15pm at Johnson. And, don't forget: Our Winter Concert is Thurs. Dec. 8th. Please save the date!

From the administration of Regina Public Schools:

On September 20, 2011, the Board of Education adopted a number of motions that relate to the Renewal of Regina Public Schools. No decision will be made on these motions until on or before January 15, 2012. We encourage all members of our school communities to review the motions. They are available at www.rbe.sk.ca. Before any decision is made, the Board hopes to hear from parents/guardians, students, partners and other public school ratepayers. Your feedback is very important to us. If you have any questions or comments, please communicate them with your school principal or e-mail review@rbe.sk.ca.  Over the next few months, we will continue to keep you informed about developments in your school division.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Reading Challenge is On!

The Mayor knows that READING COUNTS! Once again, he is challenging Regina children to READ!, READ!, READ! in the Mayor's Mega Minute Reading Challenge. How many minutes will we be able to reach this year? There are great prizes available from the Regina Public Library and partners. At Braun, "Gold" treasure is available from Captain Wills for every ballot completed and each class has a chance to win a pizza lunch for the most minutes read. The best part is that the more reading we do, the better we will get, the more we will learn and the more fun we will have! Check out the website for details at http://mayorsreadingchallenge.ca/.

 

Cross Country Update

Great Job to the Bobcat Cross Country team! The Henry Braun team ran hard at the Douglas park cross country run on Wednesday.  Congratulations to all those that participated and to those who placed in the top 25 who qualified for the next race on Wednesday September 28th at 4:30 pm. Those who qualified are encouraged to attend our last practice which will be held on Tuesday (Sept 27th) morning at 8:15.

 

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