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Looking for Volunteers to be trained to be Debate Judges for the Provincial Debate Competition

Hi Everyone,

Regina Huda School is hosting this year’s Provincial Debate Tournament on March 29th .  The tournament will be held at Campbell Collegiate, and, as the tournament host, we are responsible for finding volunteers to help with judging, time-keeping and moderating the debates.  We anticipate needing about 80 judges for the day’s events.

I’m hoping that you, or someone you know, will be interested in helping us out by judging debates on that day.   I know that many of you may not have judged debate in the past, but I assure you that you can do it!  A complete judge’s briefing is provided the morning of the tournament, but I know that you are capable of listening to youngsters argue their side of a resolution, and then choose who had the best argument.  Many of you have been doing that for years, in the classroom, and at home!

The tournament runs from 9:00 – 4:00 on Saturday, March 29th, and you’ll be provided with lunch and snacks during the day.  If you can help out, please reply to this email, or call me at the school for more information.  The school number is 306-565-1988.  

Please share this information with any students you work with at the university, teachers in your building, or with other colleagues, friends or relatives.  Thank you so much for your help!



Carla Natrasany, Principal

Regina Huda School

Ph. (306) 565-1988

Le 13e Souhait- Exciting Writing Project


Regina publisher the Éditions de la nouvelle plume inaugurates its 30th anniversary with the launch of the youth novel Le 13e souhait

(The 13th Wish).


This spellbinding story, featuring the museum of Bienfait, Saskatchewan, and the town’s 1922 unsolved murder case, ponders an intriguing question:  is it really impossible to change the past?


Penned by award-winning author Martine Noël-Maw, this French-language novel stemmed from a series of workshops held with 34 Grade immersion students from École Massey School of the Regina Public Schools Division.

The participating students, their parents/guardians and members of the media are invited to a book launch followed by a small reception on Tuesday Marh 11th at the École Massey School.  This will be an exciting opportunity for students to see their ideas come to life in print. 

Math Kangaroo Competition

Hello everyone,


This is a wonderful opportunityo for all students from Grade 1 to Grade 12 to become involved in a local Math event.  Please read the following information.  The deadline for registration is this Monday, March 10th.  It would be great to see a number of our students involved.  I will remind students on Monday.  Parents of interested students need to register online.


The deadline for the Math Kangaroo competition is this Monday, March 10th. This competition will be held on the U of R campus on Sunday March 23rd in the early afternoon. The competition is open to anyone in Grade 1-12! Students register as individuals, but teachers/principals/counselors may wish to remind students of this opportunity.


Registration cost is $16 per student. To register, visit



Our next Problem Solving Session is also on Monday March 10th, 6-8 PM in RC 286. (We will actually run through a Kangaroo practice in the 2nd half of the session.) As always, please let me know if you are planning to attend, so that I know how much material to bring.

Bullying Prevention Workshop

The Canadian Red Cross presents:  Dr. Wendy Craig.  According to the flyer, she is Canada's leading authority on bullying.  This presentation is on March 26th, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at the Research and Innovation Centre lecture Theatre at the University of Regina.  This ais a wonderful opportunity to hear from and speak with Dr. Craig.  The cost is $10.00 at the door.  For more information contact donna.brewster@redcross for more information.

Thank-you to our wonderful School Community Council and Parent Volunteers

On behalf of the staff of École Massey School, I would like to thank Svitlana de Leyssac, our School Community Council, and the 40+ parent volunteers who helped make the Teacher Appreciation week very special. We thank you for all of the work that was put into preparing the treats, meals, and surprises.  We also thank you for providing the teachers with an opportunity to eat together twice during the week by covering lunchroom and indoor playground supervision.  We know that you committed much time and effort to make this week special for the staff at École Massey School.  We know that our parents and community appreciate the work that we do at school to provide a caring and supportive environment for your children. We thank you for the heart-warming way that you showed this throughout the week and continue to show it every day.   

Kindergarten Registration

We are now gathering registrations for the Fall 2014 French Immersion Kindergarten class at École Massey School.    If your child will be five years old no later than December 31, 2014, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2014.  Please contact the school at 791-8504  or drop by the school office to register! Registration forms are also available online on the Regina Public Schools website via the Parent Drop Down Menu.  If you know of someone in the neighbourhood who has a child of kindergarten age, we would appreciate if you would pass this information on to that family.

Safety Issue

Hello Everyone,


A number of weeks back, there was an accident in front of the school.  An adult made the decision to walk across the street in front of the school.  She was crossing from the church parking lot to the school a little after 3:30. It seems that she thought that the oncoming car would stop to let her cross.  The oncoming driver did not see her.  The woman was hit by the vehicle and suffered a broken pelvis, broken ribs and lacerations to the face.  It was a serious accident.  Every day I see parents walking across this busy street with their children.  I understand that it is inconvenient to cross the street at the crosswalk, but I am asking all of you to consider doing this to teach your children the safe way to cross the street.  I would be very sad to see one of our students or family members injured or killed.  Please take care. 


Mme LeBlanc


Student accident

Hello everyone


You have probably heard that a Gr. 2 student from École Massey School was involved in an accident last week as he was catching the school bus in the morning.  There are many stories circulating in the neighbourhood.  I have spoken the boy`s mother and she has given me permission to share the following information.  

Due to construction in the area, the regular school bus had to stop on the opposite side of the street causing this student to have to cross the street.  The boy saw a bus pull up and ran across the street.  He realized that the bus was not his regular bus and attempted to run back to the other side of the street where his mother was waiting.  At the same moment, a car was driving by.  The boy`s leg was hit by the car and he suffered a broken leg.  He is currently at home and on the mend.  Please take this time to talk to your children about pedestrian safety and cautions to be taken when crossing the street.

This a a good segway to a caution of my own.  I would like to remind parents to provide a good example for their children by using the crosswalks to cross the street as well as making sure that it is safe to do so.  Massey Road and Parker Ave. are very busy streets.  Many parents cross the street in front of École Massey school because it is shorter than walking to the cross walk.  We all want our students and parents to be safe. 



Closing update for 2012-2013 School Year

The school year has now come to an end.  Thank-you to everyone for the support and the interest that you have placed in your children's education. On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish all of you a safe and happy summer.


I would like to take this opportunity to inform parents, guardians and students that we will be watching our registration numbers closely over the summer to ensure that our current classroom configurations are the best possible fit for our students in the fall.  As I stated in the June newsletter, the class lists are always tentative until the fall.  We do our best to create appropriate groupings with the information we have in June regarding assignment of staff and student regiatration numbers.


To register for our Kindergarten to Grade 8 French Immersion classes, please contact the Regina Publilc School Board Office at 306-523-3000.  Newcomers to Regina must contact the Newcomer Welcome Centre to register at 306-352-5775.  We look forward to meeting  you in the fall.


The office will be open once again on Monday, August 26th at 9:00 am.  Our new adminsitrative assistant's name is Mme Erin Mulligan.


Enjoy the summer! Smile


Mme LeBlanc


École Massey School

Last Day for Practical and Applied Arts Fundraiser

Hello everyone,


I have received an email from our Practical and Applied Arts Coordinator.  She has been trying to raise funds for the Practical and Applied Arts program for next year.  Our Grade 6, 7 and 8 students will be benefitting directly from this program during the next school year.  Unfortunately the program ends today.

Today is your last chance to support our MYPAA – Building for our Future campaign by purchasing a $50.00 (or more) gift card for Lowe’s which will trigger a $20.00 donation from Lowe’s to the campaign.  We have raised over $ 7500.00 so far.  All you need to do is click on this link; and follow the step-by=step instructions.


A HUGE thank you to those of you who have already supported the program.


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