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									Dr. L. M. Hanna Elementary School
55 Davin Crescent Regina, SK S4R 7E4 Phone: 791-8594 Fax: 791-8595 E-Mail: drlmhanna@rbe.sk.ca Web Page: http://drlmhanna.rbe.sk.ca “Home of the Tigers “

February Newsletter
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Dear Parents/Guardians; Thank you for your participation in the Book and Bagel event that took place last Friday morning. Your participation in activities that promote positive academic pursuits is appreciated. At the staff meeting tomorrow, the staff will be discussing possible participation in the Mayor’s Reading Challenge and the MS Read-A-Thon. These opportunities for students in our school community work towards our school goal of increasing the instructional reading levels of our students. It seems hard to believe, but we passed the half way point in the school year yesterday. Over the next few months, there will be a tremendous amount of work as we complete this year and prepare for the future. Thank you to Lisha Collinge and Karen Triff for attending the meeting regarding the renewal process of Regina Public Schools. Your comments will assist the Board in making their decisions for the future in March. Please review the information in the newsletter carefully as your assistance with preparations of our major fundraiser of the year, registration for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, report cards and conferencing as well as opportunities for your participation here at the school is contained. Thanks to those who called to let us know about their child earlier this week. We had 200 students away Tuesday morning and 178 in the afternoon. Your calls helped Mrs. Wilke account for everyone. Sincerely, School staff will continue to work with our partners at the Regina Police Service, fire department, the RQHR, utilities and others to ensure that school remains a caring and safe place to learn and work. Please contact the school if you have any questions. Project Love Students are bringing money for Project Love. Funds are used to purchase kits including a notebook, pencil, eraser, and ruler. The kits will then be packaged and sent to students in Tanzania. All funds are to be sent to the school by Monday, February 4th. Mrs. MacLennan has also noted that students are able to purchase more than one kit. Chocolate Sale Our annual Chocolate Sale will begin on Friday, February 22nd. At that time students will bring home the cases of chocolates containing 30 bars that sell for $2.00 per bar. Funds raised from the sale will be used to replace four of our laptop computers used by students in our computer cart each day. Other funds will be used by the School Community Council for funding activities sponsored by the group and for school use in support of the class materials not provided by the Board. Your youngest child will bring home a form with this newsletter indicating your willingness to participate in this activity. Families that still owe funds from the last sale will not receive chocolates this year until the account is paid. If you have a connection to a company that would be willing to donate prizes for the fundraisers, please contact Mrs. Wilke for one of the letters that some companies request for their files. Prizes are used for daily draws in support of students who sell their chocolates and return their draw forms. Other prizes are awarded at the end of the sale. In addition to prizes for returning materials, there will also be prizes for top sellers in each room and a major prize awarded to one of the top sellers. As an entire school, the students will work towards the following rewards. $2,500 Extended recess $5,000 Treat from SCC $7,500 Sponge Toss at Mr. Howlett $9,500 Mr. Howlett receives rainbow hair All materials and money from the sale will need to be returned by Friday, March 14th, so that all of the accounting and awarding of prizes can take place before the Easter break. Instead of a new bonnet, Mr. Howlett is looking for a new hair do! Thanks for your support for this project!

Larry Howlett Principal

Kathryn Harris Vice-Principal

Emergency Preparedness Regina Public Schools has introduced comprehensive plans to help ensure that students, staff and all visitors in our schools can remain safe in all situations. These plans will provide school administrators and staff with a set of steps to follow for a variety of unplanned incidents, including storms, illness, intruders, and power failures. Communication procedures for parents/guardians are also outlined, so that in the event of an emergency, parents/guardians can be kept informed. You may be interested to know that over the next few months, students and staff may practice some of the exercises. These practices are much like fire drills and are meant to ensure that everyone is prepared and confident in their ability to quickly respond and keep safe during a variety of situations.

Report Cards & Conferences Students in the Pre-Kindergarten class received their report cards at the end of the day this morning. Mrs. Nagel will be visiting each family during the month of February to discuss the progress of your child. Kgn to Gr. 8 students will be receiving their next report cards on Friday, March 14th. Conferences for Kgn to Gr. 8 students have been scheduled and can be found on the back of the calendar. Please check the schedule to make certain you will be able to attend with your child. If changes are required, please call the school with the alternate time available from the schedule that will work. A finalized schedule will be sent home February 21st. Parents of students in Pre-Kindergarten are asked to note that your child will attend school as usual on March 17th. Parents of Kindergarten students are asked to note that there child will not attend March 17th and March 18th to allow for conferencing. Dates To Remember Staff Development Day No school for students Mon. Feb. 4 SCC meets at 7:00 pm Childcare provided Mon. Feb. 18 Family Day Holiday Wed. Feb. 27 Staff Development Day No school for students Thu. & Fri. Feb 28 & 29 Teachers’ Convention – No school Mon. Mar. 3 SCC meets at 7:00 pm Fri. Mar. 14 Report Cards go home Mon. Mar. 17 Conferences – Pre-K attend at regular time while all others attend conference time only Mar. 21 – 28 Good Friday and Spring Break Fri. Feb. 1 Pre-Kgn & Kgn Registration Mrs. Wilke is recording names of students who will be eligible for both the PreKindergarten (ages 3 & 4) and Kindergarten (5 years of age by Dec. 31/08). Parents for Pre-Kgn are asked to note that selections will be made in September for inclusion in the program. Parents of children eligible for Kindergarten will receive enrollment packages and attend a meeting later in the school year. Class placement will be based on bussing requirements and numbers. If you have neighbours with children who are eligible, please pass along the information. Student Activities Basketball – Both teams have now been selected and league games started last week. Please note the home games on the calendar and plan to attend a game in support of the students. Congratulations to the following students who will be representing us this winter: Boys – Stuart Dishington, Jeremy Puff, Tyler Gordon, Turner Nistor, Reid Lilley, Jordan Sanith, Shawn McLean, Jeremy Allard, Mark Jones, Riley Taylor, Dyllan Cook, Kyle Dishington, Nick Boa Coach – Mr. Tweten

Girls – Amber Meyers, DeVawn Meyers, Arianna Becker, Miranda Herman, Kaylee Giesbrecht, Shantal Colibaba, Kiarra Albert, Brittany Khan, Taylor Leugner, Brittney Gordon, Destiny Laliberte Coaches – Ms. Cook and Mrs. Fellinger Choir – Mrs. Henderson is working with a select group in preparation for a performance at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The group will perform at 1:30 on Feb. 22nd. Guitar Club – Mr. Cullins is working with 20 Gr. 7 & 8 students during the lunch hour on Thursdays. Intramurals – The Intramural Council has planned activities for students on a rotational basis until the Easter break. Activities include Pirates, Dodgeball, Volleyball, and Parachute. Wrestling – There are approximately 50 students from Gr. 4-8 taking part in Wrestling this year. Trischool meets as well as three tournaments are planned over the next two months. The first meet is scheduled to be at Dr. Hanna on Wednesday, February 6th. SLC – The SLC is planning to hold a dance for students in grades 5 - 8, after the Basketball game on Thursday, February 7th. The dance will run from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. Tickets will be pre-sold on Feb. 4th & 5th for $3.00. February 14th has been designated as Red & White Day for students in Pre-K to Gr. 8. Gr. 5-8 students will also have their King of Hearts activity. Battle of the Books – Mrs. MacLennan and Mrs. Landgraf are currently working with a number of students in preparation for this activity. The “Battles” with the other schools will be set for late February and early March. Band - Grade 8 band students: Taylor Leugner, Miranda Herman, Alisha Triff, Catherine Bridge, and David Keogan are representing our area at the Grade 8 Select Band Workshop this week. They will be joining other band students from the city to work with visiting guest conductor Clinton Marshall from South Carolina. We are very proud of our students. Their weekend will conclude with a concert on Saturday Feb 2nd, Winston Knoll Collegiate at 2:00. Everyone is welcome to attend. Jazz Band students will be participating at Jazz in the Aud on February 27th at Thom Collegiate. All band students will be participating in the Optimist Festival being held at the Conexus Arts Centre from March 10 - 12. The exact times and dates have not been given yet. Mrs. Brander will let you know as soon as she receives them. Please help your child remember their instrument on band days. All students need their instrument & music at school on days 2 and 4. Students do have schedules as well as the calendar in their agendas. Mrs. Brander would like to thank the students and staff for the warm welcome to Hanna School and the Thom Area Band. She feels very much at home and is enjoying working with your children.

Dr. L. M. Hanna Elementary School
55 Davin Crescent Regina, SK S4R 7E4 Phone: 791-8594 Fax: 791-8595 E-Mail: drlmhanna@rbe.sk.ca Web Page: http://drlmhanna.rbe.sk.ca “Home of the Tigers “

February Newsletter
Thursday, January 31, 2008


								
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