Winter Safety Tips for Walking on Snow and Ice

ICE IS NOT NICE!

Recent winter weather has brought the typical snow and ice conditions.  Facilities personnel will continue to remove snow, sand sidewalks and parking lots, and use ice melters to reduce slip and fall hazards as soon as possible.  Remember, however, that they can salt and it will melt one day, only for it to freeze overnight and be icy again in the next morning.  It is important for individuals to recognize the hazards of slippery walkways, playgrounds and parking lots.  Under these circumstances, there are several things that can be done to reduce the risk of falling.  Here are some helpful hints.

1. Wear boots or overshoes with non-slip rubber or neoprene soles or grooved and large tread soles.  Slick leather or plastic soles on shoes will definitely increase the risk of slipping.  Ice cleats can be added to footwear to increase traction over ice.  It is best to avoid heels when walking on snow and ice.

2. When getting out of your vehicle, look down at the surface to check if it is icy.

3. Use special care when entering or exiting vehicles and use the vehicle for support.  Before standing, brace yourself with the vehicle door and seat back, this will give you some stability.

4. Don't walk with your hands in your pockets.  This reduces the ability to use your arms for balance if you do slip.

5. Take shuffling steps in very icy areas.  Bending your knees a little and taking slower steps can greatly reduce your chances of falling.

6. Don't carry heavy loads, such as large boxes, cases or purses that may cause you to lose your balance when you're walking.

7. When walking, curl your toes slightly under and walk as flat-footed as possible

8. Don't step on uneven surfaces.  Avoid curbs and sidewalks with ice on them.

9. Place your full attention on walking. Digging in your backpack, brief case or purse, texting, emailing or phoning while walking on ice is dangerous.

Ms. Strauch's Grade 4 Class Field Trip Cancelled

Wednesday, January 18th's field trip is cancelled due to poor weather.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! Stay up to date by checking out the School Calendar link on the left hand side of the page.

Winter Holiday

School lets out for the holidays on December 22nd at 2:30pm.

School Resumes Thursday, January 5 at 9:00am.

The staff of Henry Braun School wish all of you a restful and enjoyable holiday season filled with peace and joy.

 

Traffic Safety

For the safety of our students, it is necessary for our school busses to have parking space in front of the school.  Please respect the parking signs.  They are posted to ensure that our students arrive and leave the school safely.  No Stopping Zone signs mean no parking or stopping at any time.  No Parking Zone signs mean no parking at any time, however, you may drop off or pick up.

 

Safety Patrol

The Safety Patrol runs daily at the intersection of Graham Road and Graham Court, as well as on the corner of Graham Road and Bayda Crescent. Grade 6 students work to ensure safe passage of students from all grades. On days when the temperature, with windchill, is below -25 degrees Celsius, the Safety Patrol will not run.

Poinsettia Pickup

SCC Poinsettia pickup is Tuesday from 3:30 until 5:00. Thanks for supporting the SCC!

December Band Notes

Ø  Our annual Winter Band Concert is Thurs. Dec. 8th 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. *Please contact Ms. Smith if you can volunteer to help with t-shirts or treats before the concert.

Ø  Band students please meet in the Johnson auditorium at 7:00 pm for your warm-up. 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  Check out Johnson Collegiate's high school band and choir concert on Wed. Dec. 14th at 7:00pm at Johnson.

Ø  Looking for some musical gift ideas? How about . . .a private music lesson, a wire music stand, an instrumental music CD for their instrument, 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!

Ø  HELP! Can you spare an hour on the first Tuesday of the month? Our JAM volunteers are mostly high school parents so we are looking for some new recruits! Let Ms. Smith know if you can join us at our next JAM meeting on Tues., Dec. 6th at 7:15pm in the Johnson staff room.

Ø  Have you paid your $30 JAM fee? (This is separate from the Regina Public Schools' transportation fee for band.) JAM fees support music events (like the Beginner Band Workshop, ~$1200), subsidize trip fees, and purchase equipment. All JAM payments can be fundraised. Our last JAM fundraiser, chocolate sales, will begin in January.

IN GOOD TASTE PICKUP

For all those that ordered thru the SCC In Good Taste Fundraiser, pick up will be MONDAY, NOV 14th from 4-6pm at the school.

November Band Notes

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 Concert on Thurs. Dec. 8th. 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 In Good Taste fundraiser. Special thanks to our tireless volunteers. Chocolate sales begin in January--another great way to pay off your JAM fees ($30) and save for our year-end trip.

We are very excited to be offering Gr. 7/8 jazz band this year. Stay tuned for upcoming performances.

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. 8th at 7:15pm at Johnson. Please join us!

Are you getting our emails? If not, please email Ms. Smith (raelynn.smith@rbe.sk.ca) to get on our list.

 

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