SCC Family Movie Night

Ruth Pawson SCC invites you to join us for a family movie night on Thursday, December 5th!  Bring your blankets, put on your footie pajamas and get ready to enjoy the latest version of the Christmas-movie staple The Grinch!  Movie being screened in the gym.  Doors Open 6:00.  Movie Starts 6:30. Popcorn and beverages available for purchase - $1 each. 

A Snowy Night Winter Concert

Featuring: K-4/5 Students and the 4-8 Choir.  The children have been working hard to prepare a fantastic concert for you.   The concert will take place in our school gymnasium at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm.  The concert is scheduled to be 45 minutes in length and is full of winter cheer.  We have limited seating and ask that you attend only one performance.  If you are able to attend the afternoon performance that would assist us with seating for the evening.   Also, the SCC will be selling tickets for the Christmas Basket Raffle at each performance.  The draw will take place at the end of the evening concert.    We look forward to seeing you! 

Absences Add Up!

Did you know?

Being on time for school sets your child up for a great day of learning.
Even in Kindergarten, absences can cause children to fall behind in their learning.
Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it difficult to learn to read – a critical future skill.

Please take a moment to view this video featuring local community Leaders as they discuss the importance of everyone focusing on school attendance. Attendance Matters - United Way Regina

Click to view the full poster:  Absences Add Up

#dontmissaday

Vaccinations Up-to-Date?

Health officials are reminding parents to make sure children’s vaccinations are up-to-date. Free childhood immunizations are available for infants and school-age children in Saskatchewan to protect them against highly contagious and potentially serious diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough and chicken pox.

 

“It’s important to have your children vaccinated on time and on schedule to ensure full protection, especially in schools or other settings where they are most exposed,” said Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab. “Recent measles outbreaks in Europe and other countries are also a reminder that infectious diseases can spread quickly, through travel and coming into contact with unimmunized or under-immunized individuals.”

 

Routine vaccinations are free of charge and easily available in Saskatchewan at public health clinics (for pre-school children) and through school-based programs (for school age students).

 

Infants and preschool-age children are eligible to receive the following free routine vaccinations:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Polio
  • Haemophilus influenza type b
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Rotavirus

School-age children are eligible to receive the following free routine vaccinations:

  • Grade 6 students - hepatitis B, bacterial meningitis, varicella (chickenpox), human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine
  • Grade 8 students – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) booster

Public Health Nurses review the immunization records of students in Grades 1, 6 and 8 to check if they are up-to-date for all age appropriate vaccinations. Parents will soon start receiving immunization information packages for children in grades 6 and 8.

 

If your child missed vaccinations or to check your child’s immunization status, contact your local public health office (link to http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/public-health/public-health-offices).

 

Information on Saskatchewan’s immunization programs, the Routine Childhood Immunization Schedule, and vaccine fact sheets are available online at www.saskatchewan.ca/immunize or you can call your public health office or HealthLine 811 to inquire.  

 

Note for media

Dr. Saqib Shahab, the province’s Chief Medical Health Officer will be available to respond to media inquiries on September 13th after 1:30 pm.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Shelley Svedahl                                  

Communications Branch                               

Saskatchewan Health                                    

Regina                                                            

Phone: (306) 787-4083