• 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
    Prairie Spirit School Division Office - 683-2800
    Information for Home Based Educating parents on the Prairie Spirit School Division website
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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.


Recruiting child standardized patients

My name is Lori Tastad. For those of you who do not know me, I am the Patient Resource Coordinator
for the University Of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Clinical Learning Resource Centre. Our Centre
provides Health Science Students with wonderful learning opportunities that are critical to their
development of clinical practice skills. We recruit and train individuals from our community to portray
simulated patients (Standardized Patients) for our health science students to learn client-practitioner
communication, to practice clinical and physical assessment skills and to evaluate their competency in
these skills sets. This learning all occurs in the Clinical Learning Resource Centre which is deemed a safe
learning environment. In this setting, the students are actively encouraged to identify and learn from
their knowledge gaps and practice mistakes. This type of experiential learning allows the health science
students to enter the clinical setting more confident and experienced in their clinical practice and
communication skills. We are continually looking for individuals to help us in this learning endeavor and
we are reaching out to you today to volunteer for one of our learning modules.
Currently, we are recruiting children ages 4-6 years old (children that do not have to be taken out of
school) along with their parent or caregiver to volunteer for our Pediatric Assessment module with the
first year medical students in January and February, 2015.

Click to read the rest of Lori’s letter….Pediatric Recruitment Letter

Thanks so much.


Lori Tastad
Patient Resource Program Coordinator
Clinical Learning Resource Centre
University of Saskatchewan
104 Clinic Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E5
Telephone: (306) 966-4626
Cell: (306) 291-4437
Facsimile: (306) 966-5881
Email: lori.tastad@usask.ca

Science Workshop

November 30, 2011 9:30 am – 11:30 am

PSSD Conference Room (upstairs in Warman High School)

Chris Friesen will be hosting a workshop that will include four science experiments from the senior sciences. Any home-based student 14 years or older is invited to attend.

RSVP to janet.jeffries@spiritsd.ca or call Janet at 683-2830 to register.

Saskatoon Regional Science Fair

April 5 and 6

Engineering Building, University of Saskatchewan

The Saskatoon Regional Science Fair invites all interested Grade 7 to 12 students in Saskatoon and district to participate in SRSF 2011.

SRSF is your connection to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, which this year will be held in Toronto. The event is organized into six science divisions and three age classes (Gr 7-8, Gr. 9-10, Gr 11-12), each of which offers cash prizes for the top projects.

Organizers would like to have an interested PSSD teacher as liaison to this science fair organization.

Please go to the website for more information.

Students Educational Engineering Projects Showcase

For groups of students in Grades 6-8 and 9-10. The APEGS Showcase is brought to you by the the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. Check out the website for more information.

2010 Science, Art and History Fair – Sunday, December 5, 2010

After a great success last year, I will once again be putting on a Science, Art and History Fair for all ages and grades, location to be determined. It will start at at 2p.m. and go til 4 p.m. Move-in will start at 1:30. Tables and chairs will be provided, as well as coffee for the parents. Children are encouraged to show any projects they may wish in any area (nothing will be turned away, I just thought the above name kinda covered it all!). Ribbons for participation will be provided as well as comment sheets for each display, so visitors can leave positive comments on the projects.

Cost will be $5 per participant. It would be awesome if parents could bring a food item to share with the coffee. Please spread the word and hopefully we will have lots of visitors to encourage our children in their passions. To see a photo album of last year’s event, please click here to see the displays from last year. It was a lot of fun! We had 22 students and hope to have many more this time.

Email clmquintin@gmail.comto register. Payment can be made on the day of the event. Please include your child’s name and age.

Best regards,

Carol-Lynne Quintin

Saskatoon Regional Science Fair

April 6 and 7

Registration deadline (participants and judges) – March 31

The 2010 Saskatoon Regional Science Fair (SRSF) invites students in grades 7 to 12 to enter projects in this year’s fair.

Please see the SRSF web page at https://secure.ysf-fsj.ca/sfiab/saskatoon/index.php for information on divisions and prizes.