NEW…Prairie Spirit Homeschoolers Gym Time!

  • an active afternoon for your kids on Mondays (parent supervised please)
  • bring clean, dry, indoor shoes  (Outside footwear must be stored on boot racks outside of gym)
  • gym provides some equipment we can use (ie. floor hockey, basketball, parachute, pylons, balls)

Where:  Legends Centre; 701 Centennial Blvd, Warman

Starts:  Monday March 24 (weekly booking ends on June 30)

Time:   1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

I think this will be fun for all ages – so come on out:)  If you have any questions, let me know.

Shelley Gilbey



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PRAIRIE SPIRIT THEATRE COMPANY is a Homeschool Drama Club.  Our students are busy rehearsing for a spectacular performance weekend presenting…

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court…This humorous, classic story by Mark Twain is coming to a stage near you!  (Adapted by Tim Kelly & Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado.)

Hank Anderson, a teenager who works on the stage crew with his drama club, is knocked out by a co-worker and finds himself transported back to the thrilling days of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Ladies of the Court, and the Knights of the Round Table.  Hank, who has been studying astronomy, predicts an eclipse of the sun and is hailed a great wizard.  He is knighted “Sir Boss” and sets about modernizing Camelot.  But the king’s wicked half-sister plots against Camelot, planning an invasion with her own army.  How “Sir Boss” overcomes the evil plot and finds his way back to Hartford, Connecticut, provides fun and excitement for everyone.

Dessert Theatre

Dates: Friday and Saturday November 22nd & 23rd, 2013

Where:  Brian King Centre in Warman

When: Doors open 6:30 pm / Showtime 7:00 pm

Cash Admission: $5.00/person at door *suggested age 6 yrs & up

Reserved Seating: Contact Teena @ 382-5077

Join us for an evening of great family entertainment!

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Dates: Oct. 21, 2013 to March 17, 2014 (closed Nov. 11)
Time: Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: Warman Diamond Arena

Free drop-in ice time for home-based education families in the Prairie Spirit School Division.
We split the rink space 1/2 & 1/2 for skaters & rec hockey.
There are bleachers in a heated visiting area for parents and non-skaters:)
* everyone on the ice has to be wearing skates (no boots)
* soft-puck hockey only (due to no equipment being worn, and non-hockey skaters also using the ice surface)
* for hockey, no slapshots & proper helmets are required (cages for young players recommended)

PARENTS: please inform your family of the rink rules, and enforce them with your kids.

If you have questions, contact Shelley Gilbey at 384-2716 or


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Children’s Festival

You wouldn’t know it by looking outside, but it is almost time for the Potashcorp Children’s Festival!

This is our 25th Birthday year and we have some exciting events planned.

The link to the website is

There you can find information for all of our shows, as well as a downloadable PDF with information specifically for teachers:

  • Curriculum connections
  • Ordering information
  • Site activities
  • Information on our 25th Birthday special ticket offer!

Please note that the dedicated window for teacher/home-based educator ticket sales closes April 19th. After that date, public ticket sales will commence, increasing the possibility of shows selling out. Teachers will still be able to order tickets at the reduced teacher price, but the public service charge of $1 per ticket will be applied.

If you have any questions regarding school orders, please contact Jody at 306-664-3376, or email

Jody Polowick
School Communication Coordinator
PotashCorp Children’s Festival of SK

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Willow Awards

Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice – The Willow Awards promote reading by granting a Willow Award to the Canadian books voted by students to be the best of those nominated in three categories: Shining Willow (K-3), Diamond Willow (4-6) and Snow Willow (7-9)

The 2011 Willow Awards winners were announced at the SaskEnergy Willow Awards Gala 2012 on April 27, 2012 at the Heritage Inn, Moose Jaw hosted by Holy Trinity School Division.

Davidson School will host the 2013 SaskEnergy Willow Awards Gala where the 2012 winners will be announced.

2013 Shining Willow Nominees

The Shining Willow Award for books written for young readers.

2013 Diamond Willow Nominee

The Diamond Willow Award for titles written for upper elementary readers, (grades 4-6).

2013 Snow Willow Nominees

The Snow Willow Award for books for young people, (grades 7-9).

What’s New

Ever wondered what’s happening for Willow activities around the province? Check out our News section. All of the latest Willow news, events, and activities are posted there.

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Observation of Nature Art Exhibit

You are cordially invited to the opening of “Observations of Nature” an art exhibit by students with Saskatoon and Area Homeschoolers.

Visit with students, and view their artwork

Sunday, March 10th

from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 Meewasin Valley Centre Gallery

402 3rd Ave. South

Saskatoon, Sask.


 Refreshments will be served

Exhibit on display March 1st to April 30th.

Please come to see this wonderful show, bring a friend, invite family members and view some great art! 

 HBE 1

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Through this website we hope to give you a better understanding of what The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is about,  how you can get involved, and what other youth, like yourself are doing to complete their Award. If you have decided to Make a Difference, and have enrolled in The Award, congratulations! We are your division, and will be your point of contact. As your division, we are here to guide and support you, while on the road to completing The Award. 

Can’t find what you are looking for or need a few questions answered about your Award? Then send us an email We are here to help.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, who are helping to Make a Difference in the lives of young people in Saskatchewan. If you would like to become a donor on a regional level to Make a Difference in the lives of young people in your community, please visit the supporter section of our website or send us an email.

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Prairie Spirit Career Web

Welcome to the Prairie Spirit Career Web:
The purpose of this site is to assist Saskatchewan’s youth and their parents/guardians to learn about career planning, the steps to career development and to connect them with critical information that will help students with transitions. The website will highlight some of the unique opportunities Saskatchewan has to offer our young people so they can pursue their passion right here in our province.

Both in work and in life, change is a constant force. But change can also create opportunities. Being flexible, versatile and adaptable can harness the power of change to build career success.

Future Choice is an affiliate of the Prairie Spirit School Division.

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

We exist because our nation’s children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.


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October 3, 2012

5 Educational Resources for Parents and Families
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New Resource Roundup! Helping Parents Get Engaged with Student Learning Experts tell us that parent involvement is one of the biggest predictors of student success at school. So where should they begin? We’ve compiled a list of articles, videos, and other resources to help families engage in a productive way with their teachers and schools.
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Project-Based Learning for Parents Project-based learning can be a fantastic way for kids to get engaged with hands-on, active learning. Here’s how parents can encourage and support this teaching strategy.
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  • The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest: This competition asks public school educators to encourage student pursuit of STEM subjects. Educators in grades 6-12 submit proposals showing how STEM can improve the environment in their communities. Then, a group of 75 semi-finalists will receive free kits to make videos responses. Technology grants of $40,000 will go to 15 schools, with the top 5 earning $110,000 grants. Deadline: October 31, 2012.
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