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.

 

Staff Announcements

 

Here is a link to the key ELA resources: 

http://www.rbe.sk.ca/sites/default/files/pages/files/key_resources_for_english_language_arts_2012.pdf

Curriculum Documents are now housed here: 

http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/deplist.cfm?d=11&c=684 Click on "Open Document" to get it as a pdf.

If you are in the school after hours, and have a concern with the security of the building call Group 5 Security at 550-8901.

LINKS

Powersource:

https://powersource.pearsonschoolsystems.com/training/dl/main.action?course.id=47

Moral Intelligence Teaching Page:

https://sites.google.com/a/go.rbe.sk.ca/moral-intelligences-monthly/

Inform: 

https://inform.rbe.sk.ca/application/?sk-reginaps#

 

Ipad App Wish List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AntP9aKE5gkRdDA1V1BhR0tNeklnMmJDQUY2dGh4VXc

 

Apple ID

Braun.mobile@go.rbe.sk.ca

Bobcat710

What is name of favourite teacher?

Henry Braun

What is dream job?

Teaching

Where did parents meet?

Regina

Birthday Nov. 2, 1987

iGo

braun.mobile@go.rbe.sk.ca

braun710

 

   
   
   

Terry Fox Walk

On Friday, the school will participate in a Terry Fox Walk for Cancer Research. Students are encouraged to bring a "Twoonie for Terry" which will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation. The walk will take place in the afternoon (the weather is supposed to be wonderful!) and will involve a short circuit through the neighbourhood. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the school.

Head Lice

Every school year there are concerns regarding Head Lice.  Head lice are common in school-age children but they do not cause serious health problems and most children have no symptoms. However they do spread easily by sharing personal items, such as head gear, towels and combs, coats/jackets and sharing the same bed and/or through close head to head contact with an infested person.

Anyone can get head lice no matter how clean and careful they are.

Head lice and their eggs are tiny and seen only with careful checking of the hair and scalp. The nits may look like dandruff, but cannot be flicked or blown off. People with head lice may have an itchy scalp. Nits (eggs) can survive for over a week.

If you discover that your child has lice or nits, please notify the school.  Your child will not be identified.  A generic, informational letter will be sent home with classroom students advising parents/guardians how to check for lice and nits as well as treatment procedures.

 

Electronic Devices

A reminder that there is no student usage of electronic devices during school time.  The school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

 

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