• The Prairie Spirit Home Educators support group

    consists of home educating families living in the towns, farms, and acreages surrounding Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Prairie Spirit Parents Liaison Group

    This group meets with members of the Prairie Spirit School Board to form the Prairie Spirit Home-Based Education Committee. Last year the Parent Liaison group helped draft the new home-based education policy now in effect. Members of the Prairie Spirit Home-Based Educator Parent Liaison group include: Lori Giesbrecht,Kayla Hunt, Teena Ens, Melissa Ong, and Shelley Gilbey.
    Please contact any of these committee members with concerns you would like to be addressed by the PSSD Home Education Committee.
  • PSHE on Facebook

    A group for home-schoolers (Parents and Students) that live in the Prairie Spirit area.
    Purpose: to keep up-to-date on activities and info within the homeschool community. We can also share pictures of various events or things we're working on etc.

  • Prairie Spirit School Board

    HBE Facilitator:
    Janet Jeffries 683-2830
    janet.jeffries@spiritsd.ca
    Prairie Spirit School Division Office - 683-2800
    Information for Home Based Educating parents on the Prairie Spirit School Division website

PSSD Homeschool Skating Windup Party

Everyone is welcome!  Don’t worry if you haven’t made it out to the skating this year – come out for the last skate and visiting time of the season (goodbye winter!)

 

When:  Monday March 30, 2015

Time:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Where:  Warman Diamond Arena (Ye old rink on railway)

Remember:  Bring snacks to share (the kids’ favorite part)

You can contact me if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there,

Shelley Gilbey

(306)384-2716

brad.shelley.gilbey@gmail.com

 

The Scene: Youth Media Festival

Greetings Prairie Spirit Home Educators! Here’s a great opportunity for home schoolers to attend the SCENE Youth Media Festival, taking place at the Broadway Theatre March 3-5. Program info, ticketing and curriculum resources are available online at www.thesceneyouthmedia.ca

 

Tickets are only $2 each!! Space is still available for all 6 of our programs for students aged 6 through 16 and all sessions are open to the public.

The Scene: Youth Media Festival is a youth-centred film festival that promotes media literacy and community engagement. The Festival is dedicated to the presentation of media work that complements the curriculum needs of Saskatchewan educators. With its educational focus, The Scene presents screenings, panel discussions, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and hands-on workshops. This year’s programming includes themes of creativity and cooperation, worlds of wonder and overcoming obstacles, Indigenous art and culture, storytelling and an entertaining documentary on food sustainability.

 

If you have any questions, contact Alison Whelan, festival administrator, at 306-652-6556 ext. 4 or scene@broadwaytheatre.ca

Bioscan 2015

February 6 – 8

Biology Building, University of Saskatchewan

This is an event hosted every three years by the Biology Department. School tours are available.

Here’s the new Bioscan website.
http://usaskbioscan.weebly.com/

Announcement!

We are having a Homeschool Books/Materials Sale on January 31st
Where? Holy Covenant Church, 1426 Alexandra Avenue – north park area in saskatoon
Hours: setup from 11-12, sale begins at noon and will wrap up at 4pm with clean up to follow
Everyone will run their own table.
Coffee and tea will be provided.
Please email me at klarc.hunt@gmail.com if you are planning to sell materials so I can make sure we have enough tables set up.

Saskatoon Children’s Choir In Concert – “Sing Choirs of Angels”

The award winning Saskatoon Children’s Choir (SCC), under the direction of Artistic Director Phoebe Voigts, will be joined by a number of professional brass, string and percussion players from Saskatoon for its annual Christmas concert “Sing Choirs of Angels”.

The annual concert takes place on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM at Knox United Church in Saskatoon, and will feature the angelic voices of 130 choristers, accompanied by pianist Michelle Aalders. On the program classical and contemporary choral music, as well as the choir’s stunning renditions of traditional seasonal favourites.

“We are delighted to be joined by so many Saskatoon’s professional musicians once again for this year’s concert,” said Voigts. “Their presence not only enriches the selections on the program, but also creates a wonderful learning experience for our choristers.”

The SCC is a strong presence on the world choral stage. They have performed in France, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, China, the United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Currently, the choir is preparing for their international tour of Germany in July 2015.

Tickets for the concert are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, and at the door. Reserved seating $25, rush seating $15.

For more information, contact

Rita McLeod, SCC GM and Communications

Phone (306) 374-8077, email: ritamcleod@shaw.ca

Or visit the SCC website at http://www.saskatoonchildrenschoir.org

Prairie Spirit Theatre Company presents Stop Sending in the Clowns

PRAIRIE SPIRIT THEATRE COMPANY is a Homeschool Drama Club.

Our students are busy rehearsing for another spectacular performance weekend presenting…

Stop Sending in the Clowns

A mystery farce by Pat Cook is amazingly performed on a stage near you.

(Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado)

“You never know what’s going to happen in a circus!” ballyhoos Ringmaster Burnum at the Burnum and Bailout Traveling Circus – and on this particular day, that statement rings truer than ever. Beulah Von Schmellie, the overbearing and overdressed old dowager, shows up to rain on Burnum and Bailout’s parade of circus acts as she attempts to foreclose on the show. When the local sheriff arrives on the scene, the circus performers scramble for a quick solution, attempting to sell the circus to seemingly naïve tourists Jethro and Dixie before the foreclosure takes effect. An assortment of amusing mysteries pop up as the sheriff makes a hilarious attempt to get to the bottom of a smuggling ring, a petty theft and a missing persons case – all while enduring the sly magic tricks of magician Tina. To make matters more complicated, Agents Cully, Moldie and Spinner show up from the XYZ Files and join the jumbled juggling act of jokes, crime and mystery. Who is behind each of these crimes? Could it be Armando, the blind sharp-shooter? The wacky clown troupe that keeps interfering with the investigation? The clowning-around never stops under this wacky Big Top!

Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22, 2014
Where: NEW Warman Theatre; Legends Centre, 701 Centennial Blvd, Warman
When: Doors open 6:30 pm for Rush Seating/ Showtime 7:00 pm
Cash Admission: $5.00/person at door *suggested age 6 yrs & up
Tickets: Contact Lynn @ 306-381-8682 (buy ahead for the shorter line-up at the doorJ)

A CIRCUS SNACK RECEPTION IS INCLUDED FOLLOWING BOTH SHOWS.

Come out and join the antics for an exciting family evening of circus adventure!

ReVITALizing Women Conference

in Saskatoon on Sept 20th. It is a wonderful way for ladies to begin their school year, and the speakers are so amazingly inspirational and encouraging.

Darlene Schacht, famously known as The Time Warp Wife, will be sharing, and Michelle Kauenhofen will be sharing, after 18 years of home-schooling while mothering twelve children. We also have Lisa Wass from Birth Rythyms, and Layna Joy Barkman. Both are seasoned homeschool mothers, and there will be much more.

Please see www.revitalizingwomen.com for more information.

Included are a poster and a flyer – click to see a larger version.
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