• 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

HOMESCHOOL SKATING CANCELLED FEB. 16TH

This is a reminder that the Warman Diamond Arena will be closed this coming Monday, Feb. 16th for Family Day.  After that we are down to six skating times left (Mondays 1:00-3:30pm) .  If you haven’t dropped in to skating for a while or ever, please do.  There has been a good variety of ages of kids, and a few more moms on the ice too – lots for everyone.
Our last skate is on March 30th (unless they tell me otherwise).  Let’s plan to have a wind-up party on that last Monday where we bring snacks to share – I will send out a reminder for this closer to the end of March.
To all the Prairie Spirit homeschoolers – Happy Family Day!

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.

Recruiting child standardized patients

Hello,
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

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

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!

HOMESCHOOL SKATING 2014/2015

Dates:     Oct. 20/14 to March 30/15  (cancelled on Dec. 22, 29, and Feb. 16)
Time:      Mondays 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where:    Warman Diamond Arena
– This program is a 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 it will be your responsibility to enforce them with your kids – Thanks:)
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Shelley Gilbey at 306-384-2716 or brad.shelley.gilbey@gmail.com