Fire Prevention Week 2022

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 -- The 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week is October 9 to 15, 2022, and the theme is "Fire won't wait. Plan your escape." Today's homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Visit the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) official Fire Prevention Week website for tons of great information, activities, ideas, resources and more!

Use this fire safety information to support your emergency planning at home.

Home safety action plan

Home escape plan grid

EVENTS IN REGINA:

Fire Survival Skills for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students on October 12, 2022 (mâmawêyatitân centre)

Children's Book Reading for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students on October 13, 2022 (Regina Public Library Albert Branch)

Free Pancake Breakfast for everyone on October 14, 2022 (mâmawêyatitân centre)

Board Chair and Vice-Chair Acclaimed

September 14, 2022 -- At the Organizational Meeting of the Regina Board of Education held last evening, Tara Molson was declared elected by acclamation to the office of Chairperson, effective immediately, and Sarah Cummings Truszkowski was declared elected by acclamation to the position of Vice-Chairperson, effective immediately.

 

In addition, the Board adopted the following motion:

That, during the period October 2022 to September 2023, regular meetings of the Board be held on the following school days:

Tuesday, October 18, 2022                 Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Tuesday, November 22, 2022             Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tuesday, December 13, 2022             Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Tuesday, January 17, 2023                 Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Tuesday, February 14, 2023                Tuesday, September 12, 2023

commencing at 5:30 p.m., to be held at the Regina Public School Board Office, 1600 4th Avenue, Regina, unless otherwise scheduled by resolution; and that the 2023 Organizational Meeting be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, following the regular meeting of the Board, in the Regina Public School Board Office, 1600 4th Avenue, Regina.

More information can be found at https://www.reginapublicschools.ca/board_meetings.

Indigo Adopt - a - School Campaign Sept. 12 - Oct. 2nd

We are thrilled to announce that our school was selected to participate in this year’s Indigo Adopt-a-school fundraiser and will be supported by Indigo (Southland Mall) and Coles (Northgate Mall)!  

From September 12 to October 2, these stores will be fundraising on our behalf. During this time, our school community will also be raising funds to support our library through our online fundraising page: https://indigoloveofreadingfoundation.givecloud.co/fundraisers/gladys-mcdonald-school-regina-saskatchewan

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Our school will receive every dollar raised during these three weeks and will receive a 30% discount off books when shopping at Indigo, Chapters and Coles using fundraiser donations. Through the Adopt a School fundraiser, we are hoping to raise enough money to put one new book into the hands of each and every one of our students!  

 

Mental Health Resources

APRIL 4, 2022 -- Anxiety, worry and stress are something we all feel, and sometimes we may need help. Mental health supports are available to help you if and when you need it. Listed below are some helpful resources.

HealthLine 811 - offers mental health and addictions service, including 24/7 crisis support, advice to help manage a caller’s situation, information and connection to community resources.

Wellness Together Canada (https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA) - connects people to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls. Their website offers immediate crisis support/counselling by clicking the “I Need Help Now!” button at the top of the page. Crisis support resources for Indigenous Peoples can be found at https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA/indian-residential-schools-crisis-support

211 Saskatchewan (https://sk.211.ca/) – connect with resources in your community by searching a database of over 6,000 community, social, non-clinical health and government services across the province.

PocketWell app download (measure and track your well-being)

Mobile Crisis Helpline in Regina – (306) 757-0127

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868

Indigenous Peoples:

Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 (hopeforwellness.ca)

Reconciliation Canada (https://reconciliationcanada.ca/need-help/)

TAO Tel-Aide Francophone Helpline in Saskatchewan - 1-800-567-9699

Farm Stress Line - 1-800-667-4442

NORS - overdose prevention hotline - 1-888-688-6677

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Online Therapy Unit (https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca/) - for Saskatchewan residents who are experiencing mental health difficulties, including depression and anxiety

Family Service Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, supports free mental health walk-in clinics in 24 communities. These clinics offer free one-time counselling sessions, which are now available by phone.

Family Service Regina - (306) 757-6675