Transportation Changes 2016-2017 School Year

Grade 1 Transportation for the 2016-2017 School Year


Regina Public Schools, effective with the 2016-17 school year, will be changing its transportation procedures for Grade 1 students. You will have been contacted directly by letter if this change applies to your family. If you did not receive a letter, but think this applies to you, please contact your school principal.


Here are some of the details of the changes, for your information. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, only Grade 1 students who reside or whose caregivers reside more than 1,200 metres from their designated school will be eligible for transportation. This is a change from previous years where the distance from school requirement was 600 metres.


Transportation eligibility is based on Regina Public Schools Administrative Procedure and guidelines, as outlined below:


  • Eligibility for Regular Program transportation includes the following:

  1. Students must reside inside the transportation services area for the designated school,

  2. Students must be enrolled and attending their designated school,

  3. Kindergarten students who reside 0.6 km or farther from the designated elementary school are eligible for transportation,

  4. Other elementary school students who reside 1.2 km or farther from the designated elementary school are eligible for transportation.


    Please be aware, however, that students may be eligible for an exception for transportation based on the guidelines listed below.


  1. Exceptions may be permitted on Regular Program school buses but not on Regular Program light vehicle transportation (cabs, vans),

  2. Exceptions may be permitted for students attending their designated school only if,

  1. The existing stop is more than 1,000 metres from the designated school,

  2. The student walks to an existing stop and there is room available on the school bus, and

  3. The student is in grade 1 to grade 5.


    Exceptions will only be granted if doing so will not affect the safety, economy or efficiency of the transportation service.


    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your principal.

Summer is here!

Enjoy your summer!  Have fun, be safe and READ!!!!!!  We look forward to seeing all Henry Braun Students and Families on our first day of classes, Tuesday, September 1st!


Get Your Mustache on and READ!

Be part of our Summer Reading Party in the fall!


For every 20 minutes you spend reading this summer, write the date and get your parent’s initials.

Bring your completed sheet to school in September.   Reading logs and bookmark links are listed at the bottom right of this story under attachments.

Email Mrs. Wills a picture of you reading with your mustache on at!


WE MUSTACHE (must ask) you to read all summer long!!!!!



Parking Around the School

Every year around this time, people start to ignore the no stopping and no parking signs near the school. While we understand the desire to minimize your child's exposure to the elements, disobeying the law creates an unsafe situation for students who are walking to and from school, and the parents who are choosing to park in the specified areas. The school bus must have adequate space to park and let students off and there is never a reason to park in the bus zone.  As such, parking tickets will be issued on a regular basis to cars disobeying the posted signage. We appreciate your understanding and support as we try to make the school as safe a place as possible for our students.


Follow Us on Facebook!

Henry Braun has an offical facebook page -- "like" us and get regular updates about the school!

December Band News

December Band Notes

Ø  Our annual Winter Band Concert is Tues. Dec. 4th at 7:30pm at Johnson. The concert will feature all of our grade 6, 7, and 8 band students. Admission is free but there will be a silver collection as well as treats for sale.

Ø  Band students please meet at Johnson auditorium at 7:00 pm for your warm-up. (Beginners in the gym; Gr. 7/8s in the music room.) Remember to arrive in uniform-burgundy music shirt, black pants, black socks, and black shoes. (*Jazz warm up at 6:45. Wear a dress shirt and tie over your band shirt.)

Ø  Thank you for supporting our Lamontagne fundraiser and thanks for your patience with the back-ordered items. Our last JAM fundraiser, Chocolate Sales, will begin in January. All orders must be prepaid (~$60-90). More details to come in the New Year!

Ø  Thanks to the RSO Chamber Players for a delightful concert on Mon. Nov. 26th and for generously donating tickets to Tafelmusik's Galileo Project concert on Fri. Nov. 30th. What great opportunities for our students! Congratulations to Taylor Dzikowski (GF), Reanne Daviduk (HB), Keegan Gibbs (GE), and Austin Bereti (JB) on receiving a pair of tickets each. Thank you for your leadership and hope you enjoy the concertJ!

Ø  Your child's report card should include a band mark and a band comment sheet. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact your child's band director.

Ø  Congratulations to the following Gr. 7/8 band students who have been nominated to represent the Johnson area in the Regina Public Schools Jr. Select Band in January: Melissa Kozey, Caitlynn Lovett, Sierra Bushell, Tanisha Sarty, Madison Tegart, Kaylyn Veresh, Mackenzie Brown, Riley Kaszas, Matthew Mann, Nour Abdalbyine, and Mackenzie Tuchscherer.

Ø  Check out Johnson Collegiate's high school band and choir concert on Wed. Dec. 12th at 7:30pm at Johnson. Enjoy an evening of music and see what's next after elementary band.

Ø  Please join us at our next JAM meeting on Tues., Dec. 11th at 7:30pm in the Johnson staff room. We are looking for more parents to represent Ferguson, Bryant and Glen Elm.

Ø  Looking for some musical gift ideas? How about . . .a private music lesson, a wire music stand, an instrumental music CD, RSO concert tickets, or a pop music book for your child's instrument. Don't forget reeds, valve oil, or a fun music pencil for their band folder!

Hoping your holiday is filled with peace and harmony! See you at the concertJ

Ms. Smith & Ms. McArthur

Progress Reports

Progress Reports went home on March 20. See below for some information on the new format:

Regina Public Schools Grades 1 through 8 students are bringing home a new progress report in the 2012‐2013 school year. Parents or guardians are vital partners in a child's education and want clear, meaningful information about how their child is doing at school. The new Progress Report:

  • Encourages ongoing communication between you and your child's teacher;
  • Continues to report on all academic subjects;
  • Includes a more detailed Outcome Progress Report that specifically reports literacy and numeracy outcomes; and
  • Continues to use the Personal/Social Growth Rubric to demonstrate how well your child is developing the citizenship and work habits essential for success.

Why the change?

  • New outcomes based provincial curricula
  • Educational research
  • Desire for greater clarity and consistency regarding school grading practices
  • Criteria for outcomes thus creating meaning for students and parents
  • Separates student achievement from behavior and effort
  • Helps inform teacher instruction
  • Teaches students what quality looks like

What are outcomes and indicators?

  • Outcomes: the important understandings and abilities to be developed in each subject area
  • Indicators: a breakdown of what students need to know and/or be able to do to achieve an outcome

What can parents expect for the November reporting period?

  • A focus on your child's learning based on curricular outcomes
  • A conference focussing on what is going well and on opportunities for growth
  • A Progress Report with a Level of Achievement for each subject area
  • An Outcome Report that reports on each outcome ELA, Math and FLA (French Immersion learners)
  • Personal Social Growth Rubric




Author Visit Coming Soon!

Tyler Enfield aka The Karakul will be at Henry Braun on Wed. Nov. 2nd. He meets with the classes from Grade 1 - 6 at 10:45 a.m.

His wish for us: "May creativity stalk you!"

Learn more about his books here:

Learn about his creativity workshops here:

Students who wish to purchase his books must return the order form with a cheque or money on Wed.


Battle of the Books

Henry Braun is having a battle of the books! See the attachment for more information and a registration form!

SCC Starting Room Parents Program

The SCC is in the process of implementing a Room Parent program. The Room Parent will assist with special lunches, communicate with parents about SCC news, attend SCC meetings when possible, and otherwise assist the teacher. They are still looking for parents to volunteer whose students are in the followin rooms: Fulcher, Schenher, Desjarlais, Flett and Rilling. If you are interested, contact the SCC at

November Band Notes 2012

* Are you a band student who attends regularly, comes prepared, stays focused, practices regularly, and plays well? If so, thank you for your leadership! If not, what can you do to improve your contribution to our team?

* Please join us for our Winter Band Concert on Tues. Dec. 4th. All band students are expected to perform. Your uniform t-shirt will arrive before the concert. (Have you paid for it yet?!) You will also need black pants, black socks and black shoes.

* Thanks to everyone for their support of our Lamontagne fundraiser. Chocolate sales begin in January--another great way to pay off your JAM fees ($20) and save for our year-end events.

* We are very excited to be offering Gr. 7/8 jazz band again this year. We hope to have them ready to perform at our Winter Concert. Stay tuned!

* On Mon. Nov. 26th (day 1) all band students will be bussed to Johnson for an RSO Concert at 9:30am. Students will return to their schools at recess. No instruments today!

* Report cards are coming soon! Please look for your child's band mark and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress please contact your child's band director.

* Our next JAM meeting is Tues. Nov. 13th at 7:30pm at Johnson. Please join us!

* Band Parents: Are you getting our emails? If not, please email Ms. Smith ( to get on our list or update your email address.


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