Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 24, 2017

Our Pawson Kindergarten to Grade 8 teachers look forward to meeting with families on Friday, November 24th for Parent/Student/Teacher conferences.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to share goals and to have a three-way discussion regarding their progress. During this scheduled time, teachers may also share information from Regina Public School assessments, including the Kindergarten EYE, as well as Reading assessments such as Oral Reading Records (ORR) and Fountas and Pinnell (F&P).

We encourage you to visit our book fair in the school library before or after your conference time. The book fair is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on November 24th.

 

Safety Patrol 2017-2018

Thank you to our Ruth Pawson Safety Patrol team, for helping to ensure our students are safe when crossing the streets near our school. Our teams are on duty at 11:45 a.m. and at 3:37 p.m. on Weekes Crescent directly in front of the school, and at the corner of Weekes and Broad Street.

The team is under the direction of our School Resource Officer, Constable Greg Krawetz, and schedules are coordinated by Mrs. Bosch at the school office.

Patrollers gain confidence, learn responsibility and leadership through the program, and they model these traits to other students in our school. Thank you to drivers for following the patrollers' directions and to the 2017-18 Pawson Safety Patrol team members: Amy, Isaac, Hannah, Evan, Jovie, Neely, Taleigha, Taylor, Dawson, Owen, Dax, Ainsley, Drew, McKenzie, Anya, Sierra, Tyler and Marissa.

 

Pawson Players

Pawson Players

Did you know that...

- Ruth Pawson School now has an extracurricular theatre troupe for students in Grade 5 - 8?

- our theatre troupe is called the "Pawson Players" and included actors and stage crew, and is directed by Mrs. C. Lelliottt, our Arts Education Specialist Teacher?

- the Pawson Christmas concert held at Thom Collegiate on December 21st will look different this year because, in addition to Kindergarten to Grade 5 classes singing, the Pawson Players are performing their first play?

- our Pawson Players' first performance will be the play called A Christmas Scarol, written by Don Zolidis, on December 21st?

- in order to stage a play, we have to purchase scripts (approximate cost of $12.00 each) and also pay performance royalties?

- we will have a silver collection basket at the performance on December 21st to help us offset these costs?

Information about our upcoming performance of A Christmas Scarol:

"When Tim can't think of a Christmas gift to get his high maintenance girlfriend, he's visited by four terrifying spirits (actually five - they've been hiring) who whisk him away on a harrowing and hilarious journey into the past, present and future, and an alternate timeline. This wild and free-spirited adaptation of the holiday classic is a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas."

The cast of 24 characters is played by 14 Pawson Players actors, who look forward to performing for you!

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.