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10/17/14

Parent involvement that works

People for Education has released a new video for parents that outlines the four most important things they can do to improve their children’s chances for success at school. The three-and-a-half minute video, based on a review of 30 years… +Read More
Invermay School Playground Committee
09/26/14

Invermay school playground – dream becomes a reality

After one year of vigorous events and activities, a new playground structure was formally unveiled at Invermay School on September 5. A playground project committee was formed in June 2013 with the goal of completing the project in a one… +Read More
09/12/14

Families celebrate continued KidsFirst support

Some Saskatchewan families are getting a boost from the provincial government. KidsFirst programs across the province will get $14.61 million jointly from the ministries of education and health this year. One single mom in Regina says the program has made all the difference in her life. “I’ve been involved with them for years,” said Sheila Ali. “There’s nothing better than KidsFirst the agency.” Ali was at the funding announcement Wednesday. She had her two-year-old daughter Mariah sitting on her hip... +Read More
09/11/14

Teacher’s blog connects with parents

It’s the second full week of classes and Tammy Boychuk has come to know her 24 students. And over the next several weeks, she’ll be getting to know most of their parents too. It’s a relationship that develops mostly online. Four years ago, the Grade 3 and 4 teacher at Greystone Heights School in Saskatoon became one of only a handful of teachers who created a blog that parents and students can access at any time. It includes everything from lesson... +Read More
09/02/14

School zone speed limit now in effect in Saskatoon

Back to school means the return of school zone speed restrictions in Saskatoon. The reduced speed limit of 30 km/h in areas around elementary and high schools went into effect Monday. Speed is limited between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, and there are no exceptions for statutory holidays or during school breaks. The 30 km/h speed limit is designed to give drivers more time to brake in a an emergency such as when a child runs out in from... +Read More
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