Parent Power with Jennifer Amy

Understanding all the implications of Learning Disabilities can be overwhelming and full of obstacles.  Gaining knowledge of what Learning Disabilities are, how they can be managed and knowledge of self-advocacy strategies helps parents avoid problems and pitfalls.

Parent Power offers four sessions that will share information and strategies useful to parents navigating the educational system.

Please join us at 7 p.m. each evening at our new location at 2221 Hanselman Crt. for the following sessions:

October 23, 2012            Introduction to Learning Disabilities

October 30, 2012            Helping Students with Learning Disabilities

November 6, 2012           Developing Parent Advocacy

November 13, 2012          Helping Students to Advocate for Themselves

Jennifer Amy has been a specialized teacher in the field of Learning Disabilities for over fifteen years.  She is also the parent of a child with a Learning Disability and has experienced the challenges of the education system first hand.  These workshops offer her expertise as well as a format for parents to share their own unique ideas and experiences.

For further information or to register, please call 652-4114  ext 4 or check out our website.  Membership fees are $35.00 and registration is free for members.

Web:  www.ldas.org

Learning Disabilities are nothing new........

Understanding it is.......

Regina Early Years Family Centre

See attached for information about the Regina Early Years Family Centre.

School Starts September 4th

School starts for all students Tuesday, September 4th at 9am. Students will enter their appropriate door, and proceed directly to their homeroom. Students who are new to the school, or who are unsure of their homeroom, can come to the office. Staff are ready, and looking forward to another successful year of learning at Henry Braun!

Supply Lists 2012-13

See the attached file for the Henry Braun 2012-13 supply lists. The school is closed from June 30th until August 28th. Teaching staff return August 29th and students start school on September 4th at 9am.

A letter from the SCC

See attached for an end-of-year note from the SCC that went home with students.

Freeze DNA Comic Presentation

Thank you to Anthony and Justin Stanberry from Freeze DNA for coming and showing us how to draw great comic characters! There were a lot of smiling faces at the end of the workshop. It was fun! Students who would like to practice their drawing can order their books on the order form provided. It needs to be returned to school with payment on Monday morning.

 

Track Meet Information

See attached for the schedule for Monday's track meet -- note that times are approximate!

 

Canteen Menu for Douglas Park Track Meet

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Hamburger and a drink:       $ 3.50

Hotdog and a drink: $3.50

Veggie Burger and a drink: $3.50

Chips: $1.00

Juice / Pop / Water: $2.00

Powerade: $3.00

Granola bars: $1.00

Freezies and Popsicles: $1.00

Candy: $0.25 - $2.00

Apples and Oranges: $1.00 each

* BBQ items will be provided by M and M Meats and cooked on site.

 

Professional Comic Artist Visiting!

A professional comic artist from Freeze DNA will be visiting the school on Thursday May 31st from 9:30 - 10:15. He will lead a number of classes in a drawing workshop where they will learn to draw  comic characters. Students will have an opportunity to purchase some of his drawing books. Information will come home about this on Thursday. You can learn more about Freeze DNA at http://www.freeze-dna.com/.

June Band News

Thank you and congratulations to all of our grade 6-8 band students on a great year of music making! It has been a pleasure working with you and your family this yearJ! Grade 8s, good luck as you head to high school next year. We hope you keep music in your life and continue playing next year! Grade 6/7s, we look forward to having you in our music family again next year. Please get your band registration forms and fees in to your school office by JUNE 20th!

* If you have not yet returned your school-owned instrument please bring it to your school office ASAP!!

* If you have a band shirt that you are no longer using please consider donating it to our area band program. Simply give it to your school secretary to put in the band director's mailbox.

*Summer Band Camp deadlines are coming soon! If you're interested please check out:

Sask Band Association camps at www.saskband.org/bandcamp/sbc.html

Bob Mossing School of Music camps at www.mossingschoolofmusic.ca

U of R's jazz camp at www.prairielandsjazzcamp.com/

* GRADE 5 BAND RECRUITING!! We are really excited to be working with our NEW RECRUITS this month! We look forward to welcoming you in to our Johnson Area Music (JAM) familyJ. Please get your band registration forms & fees in by JUNE 20th so we can get planning for the fall! If you have questions please pop by our Grade 5 Parent Night on Tues. Jun. 19th any time between 6:30-8:00 pm at Johnson Collegiate or contact Ms. Smith at 523-3362 (music office)/raelynn.smith@rbe.sk.ca.  Check out our website at www.johnsonareamusic.ca.

* Thank you to all of our school administrators, teachers and support staff for their ongoing cooperation and support of our band program. Thank you to all of our band parents for supporting your child through this important part of their education. Special thanks to our JAM parents for all of the extra work you do for our music programJ! If you would like to get more involved in JAM please come to the JAM - AGM on Tues. Jun. 12th at 7:15 pm at Johnson.

Ms. R. Smith

For the Johnson Area Band Team

 

Book Fair Update -- Thank You Henry Braun Community!

Thank you to the Henry Braun community for your support of both of the recent book fairs that we held! It has allowed us to place just over $3000.00 books into our library collection. More importantly, it has generated the wonderful buzz around reading that children get when they have a book of their very own.

Just in case you are wondering if those dollars your family spends on books are important, please take a look at this report from Science Daily. Having books in your home, whether purchased or borrowed from the public library, will increase the level of education your child attains. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100520213116.htm

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