• 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

PARK TIME starts next week April 28th in Warman

Where: Warman Lions Spray Park
When: TUESDAYS 1:00 pm – 3:30ish pm

A free drop-in style weekly time for home-based educating families to get together in the great outdoors. Kids of all ages can have fun together – it is a park! There is playground equipment, spray park, lots of trees & green space. You may want to bring a ball of some kind, Frisbee, bathing suit & towel, etc, but definitely a water bottle! Parents, bring a lawn chair or blanket so we can gather in a common area for visiting, meeting new people, sharing ideas, supporting each other, or just relaxing together.

Park Time continues right through the summer, usually until it is too cold in the autumn for the moms to sit outside happily:)

If you have questions, feel free to contact me:

Shelley Gilbey at 306-384-2716 or brad.shelley.gilbey@gmail.com

Suzuki Piano and Violin Lessons

Jeanine and Keri Munchinsky are offering music lessons in Suzuki piano and Suzuki violin. Formerly home educated, both have completed a Bachelor of Music through Brandon University, and have been certified through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In addition, Jeanine and Keri have obtained an ARCT degree in their respective instruments. Both have had numerous years’ experience in teaching music lessons.

Distinctions of the Suzuki Method include: starting at an early age, parental involvement, and learning by listening to music. Parents are expected to attend lessons and practice daily with their child. This allows the child to benefit from continuity of instruction throughout the week. By listening to the music they play, children will learn music more easily and quickly. The Suzuki Method is non-competitive and focuses on skill acquisition and progressing at the students’ pace.

Lesson times are currently available in the afternoons on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you are interested in Suzuki music lessons for your child(ren), please contact:

Jeanine – B. Mus., ARCT in Piano, ARCT in Violin

Keri – B. Mus., ARCT in Violin

Phone: (306) 249-1338

Saskatoon Children’s Choir Auditions for 2014-2015 Performing Season

The Saskatoon Children’s Choir auditions for 2014-2015 performing season will take place on May 3, 10 and 24, 2014. The Saskatoon Children’s Choir offers young singers a rich and challenging experience. All young people who enjoy singing are welcome to audition.

The Saskatoon Children’s Choir has three choirs: Preparatory Choir for children aged 7-9, Apprentice Choir for children aged 8-13 and Concert Choir for young people aged 12-16.

Please call 306-249-3927 to book an audition or for more information. Visit the choir website at http://www.saskatoonchildrenschoir.org.

HOMESCHOOL SKATING WINDUP PARTY

What a great year at the rink this year! It is hard to believe but next Monday, March 17th is our last skate for the season at the Diamond Arena in Warman (1:00-3:30 pm). As tradition goes, come on out and bring snacks to share so we can make a party of it.

Call me if you have any questions.

Shelley Gilbey
brad.shelley.gilbey@gmail.com
306-384-2716

NEW…Prairie Spirit Homeschoolers Gym Time!

– an active afternoon for your kids on Mondays (parent supervised please)
– bring clean, dry, indoor shoes (Outside footwear must be stored on boot racks outside of gym)
– gym provides some equipment we can use (ie. floor hockey, basketball, parachute, pylons, balls)

Where: Legends Centre; 701 Centennial Blvd, Warman
Starts: Monday March 24 (weekly booking ends on June 30)
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

I think this will be fun for all ages – so come on out:) If you have any questions, let me know.
Shelley Gilbey
306-384-2716
brad.shelley.gilbey@gmail.com

Homeschool Skating

Dates: Oct. 21, 2013 to March 17, 2014 (closed Nov. 11)
Time: Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: Warman Diamond Arena

Free drop-in ice time for home-based education families in the Prairie Spirit School Division.
We split the rink space 1/2 & 1/2 for skaters & rec hockey.
There are bleachers in a heated visiting area for parents and non-skaters:)
EASY RINK RULES:
* everyone on the ice has to be wearing skates (no boots)
* soft-puck hockey only (due to no equipment being worn, and non-hockey skaters also using the ice surface)
* for hockey, no slapshots & proper helmets are required (cages for young players recommended)

PARENTS: please inform your family of the rink rules, and enforce them with your kids.

If you have questions, contact Shelley Gilbey at 384-2716 or brad.shelley.gilbey@gmail.com

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