• 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

Saskatoon Latin School

The Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies program at the University of Saskatchewan will be offering a non-credit, high school level beginning Latin course next year, as a pilot project.

The class will be offered on Saturday afternoons, and will run from September until June.

You can find out more at: http://saskatoonlatinschool.blogspot.com

Or contact us at: saskatoonlatinschool@gmail.com

Poetry Workshop

December 1, 2011 1 pm – 3 pm

PSSD Office

Janet Jeffries will be hosting a poetry writing workshop. Bring you pens and your imagination…

Suitable for ages 10 and up. RSVP to janet.jeffries@spiritsd.ca or call Janet at 683-2830 to register.

Youth Write

Contest closes March 14

Students can write for radio, earn money, and win a scholarship in 2011 CBC Radio’s Youth-Write for Radio competition.

Please go to the following link for more information.

Spring Session of Junior Authors

The winter sessions are underway. Here are the dates for Spring which is now open for registration:

Junior Authors Creative Writing ONLINE Course for ages 10-17
Taught live by author and storyteller Laura Thomas, M.A. in her virtual classroom on WizIQ
April 13 – June 1 on Tuesdays 10:30-12:00 Vancouver Time (PST)
$103.95 per student
For more information contact Laura at juniorauthor@agentstory.net or visit http://www.agentstory.net/Kids-Classes.html

Junior Authors Creative Writing Course – Online for Home Learners

$99 for 12 hours of live online instruction with a professional writer and storyteller

WHO: For home learners between the ages of 10 and 17 who like to write fiction or who want to learn from a professional writer.
WHAT: 8 x 90 minute classes online taught live by Laura plus one-on-one mentoring through email between classes. Lots of writing every class. We cover poetry, short stories, script writing, self-editing, storytelling, and getting published.
WHERE: In Laura’s virtual classroom on WizIQ. Students need a microphone and headset/speakers to participate.
WHEN: 8 Wednesday mornings from 10:30-12:00 PST from January 13-March 3, classroom opens 15 minutes early so that the students can meet and get to know each other using the chat box.
WHY: To give students an opportunity to develop their writing and storytelling skills under the mentorship of a professional artist.
HOW: To register reply to Laura with the name of the student, age/grade, contact phone number, and billing information. Laura will email an invoice. Payment is accepted by cheque.

More Info: www.agentstory.net/Kids-Classes.html
Resources for kids who dream of being published: www.agentstory.net/Getting-Published.html

Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions.

Blessings,
Laura
Delta, B.C.
604-307-4971