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 henrybraunscc@hotmail.com.

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 (raelynn.smith@rbe.sk.ca) to get on our list or update your email address.

 

Food Bank Drive Coming Up!

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 two draws for a $500 donation to be used to make improvements at the winning schools. We will be collecting food starting on Tuesday, October 9th until Wednesday, October 17th. 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!

 

New Progress Reports Coming

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

Sample reports and other information will be available in early October on the RPS website.

Band News - October

ü  Thanks to all beginner band students and parents who came to our Beginner Band Workshop. We are excited to have you join our music family. Special thanks to Judge Bryant for hosting! Thanks also to JAM and Saskatchewan Music Educators' Association for sponsoring our event.

ü  How are you doing with fitting practice time into your family routine? It is SO important that students establish a good practice routine (10-15 min x ~5x/wk) right from the start. While some weeks this may be difficult please do your best to play regularly. We're counting on you!

ü  As you settle into your new routine please commit to helping your child 'stick with it.' Music stimulates the creative mind and unleashes multi-dimensional thinking that reinforces the highest level of intellect, sensory awareness and memory. The benefits of music study extend far beyond performance. Learning an instrument can help children master the disciplines required for success in life and can profoundly shape their lives. Don't Give Up!

ü  Lamontagne fundraiser packages went out Sept. 19th. Orders (payable to JAM) are due Fri. Oct. 12th. Though fundraising is optional, it's a great way to pay for Jam, t-shirt and spring event fees. JAM & t-shirt fees are due Nov. 1st.

ü  Please feel free to join us at our next JAM meeting on Tues. Oct. 9th at 7:30 pm at Johnson. We are desperately seeking a TREASURER!! If you have some book keeping skills and can offer some time we REALLY need your help!! We are also looking for an auditor to complete a review.

ü  Please plan ahead to join us on Tues. Dec. 4th at Johnson for our Winter Concert. Band students will need their uniform t-shirt, black pants, black socks, and black shoes.

Thank you!

Thanks to the SCC for putting on the Welcome Back BBQ last night, all the parents who showed up to consume the over 700 hamburgers and hotdogs, and the teachers who stayed to meet the parents. It was a great kickoff to the 2012-13 school year!

Staff Addition

We have added a grade 5 classroom at Henry Braun. Welcome to Jessica Fulcher, who will be joining the Braun staff

Community Announcements

For information for parents provided by Regina Public Schools, check out the "Community Announcements" link on the left side of the page.

Coping with your Children

Need help coping with your children?

C.O.P.E. (Community Parent Education Program) is an effective research-based parenting program that helps parents to develop a more positive approach to parenting and reduces problem behaviour in children.  All C.O.P.E. programs are FREE of charge!  Refreshments will be provided.  Supervised activity groups for children ages 3-5, and social skills development/activity groups for children ages 6-12, will be provided at NO CHARGE while parents attend the parenting program.  C.O.P.E programs are facilitated by qualified professionals trained by C.O.P.E.

Programs are planned at the following locations:

* Cononation Park School

Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; October 3 to November 14, 2012.

* Ready School

Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; October 17 to December 5, 2011 (no group October 31).         

* Centennial School

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; January 22 to March 5, 2013.

* Grant Road School

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; April 10 to May 22, 2013.

Anyone interested is welcome to contact The Randall Kinship Centre at 766-6780 to register or for more information.

 

Welcome Back BBQ and SCC Meeting

Welcome back staff/students/families! We hope that you have a great year at Henry Braun School!

The first meeting of the Henry Braun School Community Council will be held on Monday, Sept. 10th at 7pm. 
The meeting will be in the library. Babysitting will be available. 

Our welcome back BBQ is being held on Thurs. Sept. 13th at 4:30-6pm.We hope that you can join us. 
Please have all BBQ forms (one per family) returned to the school Friday, Sept. 7th! (form attached)

Please contact us at henrybraunscc@hotmail.com with your SCC comments or questions. 
Whenever possible please avoid contacting the school office about SCC matters unless you require an urgent response. 
Typically, we are able to respond to email within three school days.

Henry Braun SCC


 

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