newsletter - Saskatoon Public Schools


newsletter - Saskatoon Public Schools
January 15, 2015
Administrators’ Message
Dear Students and Families,
Hoping 2015 is better than last, and we hope
you all had a wonderful holiday with your
family and friends!
It was so nice to see everyone’s bright smiles
and friendly faces again! We missed you
around here!
King George
Community School
721 Avenue K South
Saskatoon, SK S7M 2E7
Welcome back to King George School Helen Vangool! Mrs. Vangool is
teaching Grade 7 and 8.
It was nice to visit with some parents of Kindergarten students for the fall of
2015! If you missed the Kindergarten Open House, please contact the school
at 306-683-7310 and we can get you the information you missed!
Congratulations to the group of
students who represented King
George school at the Community
Track meet yesterday! You worked
so well as a team in your relay
races and made us proud!
Krista Sego
Congratulations Aiyana, Brianna,
Autumn, Alycia, Nathaniel, Talon,
Jasper, Brayden, Emily, Alanna,
Latisha, Corey, Harley, Raffey,
Taylor and Lenny.
Sheena Hushagen
Vice Principal
Carmen McCrae
Community Coordinator
Hope Nahorniak
Administrative Assistant
Kara Doerksen
Vernon Linklater
Mrs. Sego, Principal
Mrs. Hushagen, Vice-Principal
Clothing Depot
We have had a large donation of
books. They will be available to
parents in the Clothing Depot.
Parents and guardians may also pick books from the community
room. Please feel free to come and
get some "New to you" books for at
home. Mrs. Saccucci
The Clothing Depot is open
school Fridays from 1-4 p.m. We have
had many new donations. Come and
take a look and see if there is anything
you can use. Mrs. Saccucci
Mend—Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do it! **MEND for 2—5 year olds**
3:10—5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, February 24th—April 28th (cancelled April 7th)
(nutrition room & community room)
MEND 2—5 is a FREE comprehensive, family-based healthy lifestyle program for all families with children
2—5 years. This program is designed to promote healthy eating and activity habits from an early age.
MEND 2—5 consists of ten sessions, once per week. Each session is 90 minutes long
Parents/caregivers join their children in each session
Spend time playing with your child and learn new games
Take part in a parent discussion while your child plays
Learn fun ways to introduce new foods and add variety
Learn how to read and understand food labels and ingredients
Learn how to deal with challenging behaviors
Meet other parents and families in your area and make new friends
Enjoy a healthy and supper together (provided by our Nutrition Coordinator)
You will be given recipes for each week’s supper
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, January 13th
Monday, January 12 th
Thursday, January 15th
Tuesday, January 27th
Girl Guides started
SCYAP Art Program Mondays 3:15-4:15 p.m. Gr. 6/7
Disorganized Sports Thursdays 3:00-4:00 p.m.
KG Community Association Meeting 7:00 @ Daniel Chartier’s office
SCC Meeting 6:30 in the Community Room Supper and babysitting provided
 please recycle this newsletter
News From the Library
"To read is to empower, to empower is to write, to write is to influence, to influence is to change, to change is to live.”
-- Jane Evershed
The Indigo Grant provided our school with so many new titles! New books are on the shelf everyday… check out some
of these titles in the new book section.
Bex breaks into locked and abandoned buildings just because he can,
but when a new friend's behavior becomes more and more risky, he has
to do the right thing.
The school library is hosting a fundraiser and Babymouse is
determined to win the grand prize, and help the school, but to win
she will have to outsell her classmates, including her nemesis,
Felicia Furrypaws
Claudia's participation in the Baby-sitters Club is curtailed when
Grandmother Mimi suffers a stroke and Claudia finds herself
"Mimi-sitting," and fighting more frequently with her sister.
Don’t miss out on these programs – Register soon:
Building Healthy Families - (at John Lake School)
Being a parent is a tough job. We get lots of information on how many things impact our children in
their healthy growth and development but we don’t usually get a toolkit complete with resources to
help us raise healthy, competent, happy, successful children / youth.
Join us to explore a variety of parenting topics such as brain development, influences on our child’s
developing personality, skill building, discipline and nurturing, and many more.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | January 7 & 21, February 4, March 4 &18 l
No Fee
Bridging the Gap (For Parents of Out-Of-Control Teens)
is an ongoing support group for parents whose adolescent is having severe behaviour and/or relationship problems
January 15 – March 19 I Thursdays I 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
No Fee
Pre-registration is required.
Catholic Family Services, Phone:(306) 244-7773,
Healthy Foods for my School
School and home environments that support healthy food choices can help students do better in school and
be healthier over all. The food students eat has a direct effect on how well they do in school and on their
health. Students who eat the right amount of healthy food do better in school and are healthier. Create a
healthy food environment at school and home with these ideas.
Teach and practice healthy eating
Teaching about healthy eating at school and at home is important. Part of learning about healthy eating is
practicing. Offer healthy foods in school nutrition programs and canteens, involve your student in planning
and preparing healthy meals at home. Talk to your school administration about incorporating healthy foods in
cooking classes or afterschool programs. If you student’s school does not offer these classes, ask how you
can help to support offering food preparation classes. This way, children can practice what they learn about
healthy eating.
Make the healthy choice the easy choice
Convenience foods, like frozen meals, tend to be short of vegetables, fruit, and milk products and so
should be very occasional choices rather than every day lunch items.
Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to
grow and learn.
Provide healthier choices, such as trail mix, yogurt, milk, or fruit cups, in school canteens or vending
Healthy drink choices include milk, 100% juice and water.
Rewards not “treats”
Use non-food items for rewards in the classroom and at home. Be creative.
Make it last
Talk to your school community council and school administration about creating a school food policy to
promote healthy foods in your school.