Community

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Concert

Hello Family and Friends of Ruth Pawson School, 

On Monday, Dec 17, 2018, we will be having a winter concert.  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! 

 

Kim Markwart

Principal

Ruth Pawson School 

Every Day Counts!

Facts about Attendance and Reading:

 

  • Early absenteeism, in preschool and Kindergarten, has a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn and to master reading. Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • A child who reads twenty minutes a day will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year. Source: Scholastic
  • Attending school regularly is consistently and significantly associated with higher rates of childhood literacy. Source: The Brookings Institution
  • Students can show strong gains in literacy if their attendance improves. Source: Attendance Works

Please take a moment to view videos 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:    Every Day Counts

#dontmissaday

Schools cancelled due to power outage

Due to the extended power failure in the City of Regina, we will be closing a number of our schools.

Parents must pick up their students or give permission to the schools to release them.

Schools will remain open for students who cannot go home.

The following is a list of schools that will be closed for classes at 11:45 am, if you do not see your school name classes continue today.

Please check with local media and Twitter for more details

The following schools have their classes cancelled. 

Adult Campus

Arcola

Balfour

Braun

Bryant

Campus Regina Public

Coldwell

Connaught

Coronation Park

The Crescents

Douglas Park

Ferguson

Glen Elm

Dr. Hanna

Harvest City Christian

Imperial

Johnson

Kitchener

Knoll

Lakeview

Lee

Martin

McDermid

McDonald

Mironuck

Pawson

Regina Christian

Regina Huda

Scott

Seven Stones

Thom

Thomson

Wilfrid Walker

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

Saskatchewan Health Authority Dental Program

Saskatchewan Health Authority Dental Program

 

It is time again for a licensed oral health professional to provide dental screenings for students in Grade 1 and 7 during the 2018-2019 school year.  The previous dental screening was done in 2013-2014. The information collected from the screening will be used to plan and develop preventive program services based on the needs of your community.

 

A dental screening will include the use of a small flashlight and a sterilized mouth mirror or tongue depressor.  After the dental screening has been done, a letter will be sent home with your child.  This screening does not replace regular check-ups at your dental office.

 

Grade 1 and 7 students will be bringing home a Dental Screening Information (SHA OH1) form to be completed and returned at a later date.

 

Your child will receive an oral health screening unless you contact us at 306-766-6331.

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          

Ruth Pawson School Year Message

The Pawson Staff is excited for another school year.  The first week of school the staff began to plan for another dynamic school year.  The Big Rocks for Regina Public Schools were the focal point for our planning sessions. 

High expectations for all students

Literacy achievement for all students

Climate of belonging

Authentic engagement for all students and families

Focus on attendance matters

Improvement and success… celebrating what we do well

Improvement of graduation rates and Indigenous students

Throughout the school year we will provide students with engaging activities that promote a culture for learning and a place where they long to be.  In order for this to happen we need our students to be at school.  To encourage student attendance, the staff prepared a video that demonstrates a group of adults who care about their students and want them to come to school.  We want our students to know, they matter to us, we want to see their smiling faces each day, and we are invested in their learning.  If they attend they will achieve!

 

 

Pawson Players Theatre Troupe

Pawson Players Theatre Troupe is for students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8.

 

The first play of this season is called 10 Ways to Survive the End of the World by Don Zolidis.

Auditions will for acting roles will be on Tuesday, September 11 & Wednesday, September 12

@ 3:37 in the Arts Ed room. Boys and girls are needed!

 

Rehearsals will be after school (3:40-5:00) on days 1 & 3 starting September 18.

Performance date is Wednesday, November 21 @ Uplands Community Centre.

Social Media Awareness & Parenting the Digital World

We are excited to share the attached invitation to our upcoming Social Media Awareness and Parenting the Digital World event being held on Wednesday, September 26th at Campus Regina Public, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Regina Public Schools is proud to sponsor this event which is being presented by Safer Schools Together.

The parent presentation will focus on all things digital. Your child has now entered into their digital media lives, where cell phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes and they dive into the world of social media and hypertexting. Your child is rapidly developing their personal identity with cell phone in hand and you need to be prepared. Family rules, parental controls and developing a family tech plan will be outlined as well as recommendations for monitoring your teen’s digital life.   As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital footprint is a reflection of their real and online selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying (and more commonly – cyberexclusion), the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites, and you need to be there to provide support and guidance during this critical period. Finally, to better equip you for your digital parenting strategy, a snapshot of the current trends and concerning apps will be provided.

To RSVP your attendance for this event, please email leanne.wall@rbe.sk.ca by Friday, September 21, 2018. Limited seating is available.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your committee members and parents.  Everyone is welcome!