ACT! Anti-Racist, Cross-Cultural Team Development

ACT! is Regina Public Schools anti-racism, cross-cultural youth leadership program for students in Grades 6 to 12. ACT! School Teams are established in several elementary and high schools throughout the system.

ACT! team members work to  raise the global community of their schools, through positive action and support of all students. The ACT! program gives students and staff the tools to take on a leadership role in their community. ACT! members work together to create respectful learning communities free from discrimination, prejudice, stereotyping and racism in the hopes of achieving equitable opportunities and outcomes for all of our students.

The Ruth Pawson School ACT! team is supervised by Mrs. K. Couse. Our Pawson team will participate in the "Regina Public Day of WE" on November 27th for an exciting afternoon of guest speakers and entertainers at the Conexus Arts Centre. The goal for the "Regina Public Day of WE" is to inspire and actively engage the next generation of world-changers to make a positive difference in their local and global communities by promoting meaningful cultural understanding and connections between local and global awareness issues. The "Regina Public Day of WE" will serve to instill the Me to WE philosophy of youth empowerment in all students!

Our Pawson team will also be attending a retreat at November 28th at Thom Collegiate, where they will participate in a number of activities designed to encourage discussion around racism, discrimination, labeling, identity, culture, trust, community, reconciliation and bullying.

Exhibition of Student Works

Regina Public Schools will be hosting an exhibition of student works at the Art Show Open House on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Student art work from 16 elementary and high schools will be showcased.

Congratulations to the following Ruth Pawson Students who will have their art work exhibited at this show: McKenzie,Grade 6; Lyrrah, Grade 5; Kailee, Grade 3; Lincoln, Grade 3; Ainsley, Grade 5; Matea, Grade 5.

Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Parents and Families

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school on November 23rd and 24th. What better way to promote reading to our students, than by supporting this important literary event.

We invite your entire family to stop by the library when you come to the school for conferences. Your support of this vital literacy event is a key part of helping us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms.

You'll find hundreds of quality books at our Book Fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels. Visit the "Scholastic Book Fairs" website www.scholastic.ca/bookfairs/ to get more detailed information about these books. You can also watch book trailers and author videos with your child on the BookTube page.

Don't forget to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair and will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on November 24th.

We thank you, in advance, for supporting this great event. Thank you for believing in books and the impact of reading on your child's future.

Ruth Pawson School is proud of two of our former students!

Chris Getzlaf is a valued football player with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. Prior to turning pro, Getzlaf played with the Prairie Thunder and the Regina Rams. Saskatchewan born and raised in Regina, Chris attended Ruth Pawson School and Robert Usher Collegiate in Regina.

Ryan Getzlaf is professional hockey player who currently serves as captain of the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL. Getzlaf was a member of the 2005 World Junior Championship squad and won a silver medal at the 2008 IIHF World Championhships. A two-time Olympian, Getzlaf played with Canadian teams that won gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games. Ryan also attended Ruth Pawson School and Robert Usher Collegiate in Regina.

Ruth Pawson School proudly displays autographed photos from Chris and Ryan in our foyer.