August 30, 2021 – Letter to Parents/Guardians

LLRIB Education looks forward to welcoming all students back to school. While much has changed in our region in the last year, LLRIB education remains committed to protecting our students, staff and school communities by providing safe learning and working environments.

We are proud of the work of our staff members and commitment to the students during the last school year. Our schools -both face to face and online -were responsive to their communities. Staff members followed protocols and modelled those for our students. Our students showed great resilience and learned what it truly means to be part of a community.

We learned a lot from our experiences in the past 18 months and we are carrying these lessons forward into the 2021-2022 school year. We remain committed to the following three goals: Protect the health and well-being of our students, staff and families; provide quality educational opportunities and instruction; and community engagement and connections are maintained and strengthened with students and families.

All school will offer in class daily learning starting September 2nd, 2021. LLRIB schools will have several safety measures in place, which will significantly reduce the possible transmission of Covid-19. These measures are as follows:
• Mask are mandatory inside the school, including all staff and visitors;
• Daily temperature checks and screenings for all staff and students;
• If your child is feeling sick, please keep them at home;
• Proper hand hygiene expectation;
• Continued focus on cleaning and disinfection;

Along with prioritizing student and staff safety, our return to school plan will minimize disruptions to learning so students can continue to attend in class.

LLRIB education supports the LLRIBHS vaccination program. Vaccination is the most effective measure our community can take to protect one another. We strongly recommend all eligible students, staff members and community members get the Covid -19 vaccine.

Thank you for your continued support of our schools. If we continue to work together, we can keep our
students safe and have a successful year of learning.

Sincerely,

Josy Roske
Director of Education

APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL FUNDING FOR 2021 – 2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Each Band Member Attending School Off – Reserve For Grades K-12

PDF Download – APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL FUNDING FOR 2021

Fillable PDF Download – APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL FUNDING FOR 2021-Fillable-Form

We need confirmation letter from the school where student is attending.

PLEASE FAX TO: 1–306–425–3030
OR EMAIL TO:
patsy.roberts@llribedu.ca
victoria.beatty@llribedu.ca
OR DROP OFF @ LA RONGE BAND OFFICE C/O PATSY ROBERTS

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Jays Care Foundation – July 13th – Aug 19th

For more information or if interested, please phone and ask for Angela Isbister or Sherika Charles @ 306-425-4938

2021 Youth Haven Camp

The Youth Haven Summer Program is starting once again, and we would love to have your child join us!

This cultural wilderness camp is a great learning experience for your child and offers various activities and traditional teachings.

With COVID-19 Restrictions lifting, we are happy to offer overnight trips this year, with every precaution being put in place.

If you are interested in sending your child to Youth Haven, applications can be picked up at the LLRIB Office in the Education Department.

Bus rides will be provided.

Youth Haven Summer Camp Dates:
Group 1 Tuesday July 13th – Thursday July 15th
(ages 7-9)
Group 2 Tuesday July 20th – Thursday July 22nd
(ages 10-12)
Group 3 Tuesday July 27th – Thursday July 29th

For more information please contact:
Sammi Kopeck – Summer Student Coordinator

Lac La Ronge Indian Band
P.O Box 399
Air Ronge, SK, S0J 3G0
Office: (306) 425 4938 Ext: 295
Fax: (306) 425 3030

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NOTICE LLRIB BAND MEMBERS – Eligible for Draw Prizes if you get your vaccine – Draw date: July 30, 2021

WINNERS of Social Distance Cree Language Festival May 3rd to May 6th, 2021

Singing-Individual
1st-Senator Myles Venne School-division II-Daniella Barreda-song title “nimosōm”
Singing-Group
1st-Sally Ross School-division II-Angie, Rolanda, Mariam-song title “otinahk”
2nd-Chief Moses Ratt School-division II-Darnell, Cordell, Faith, Timieka, Chad, Jeptha, Sandi-song title “kītha kitaskiy”
3rd-Senator Myles Venne School-division II-Lacie, Danielle, Julie-song title “nīpin”

Oratory-Individual
1st Keethanow Elementary School-division I-River “nīhithaw alphabet”
1st-Senator Myles Venne School-division II-Shontay “mithosiw nitas”
Oratory-Group
1st-Senator Myles Venne School-division II-Emily, Davin, Tallus, Austin “mithosow nitas”

Red River Jig-Individual
1st -Chief Moses Ratt School-division I-Jace
1st -Senator Myles Venne School-division II-Nathan
1st-Senator Myles Venne School-division IV-Celine

Red River Jig-Group
1st-Chief Moses Ratt School-division I-Bernie, Jace, Kauden, Alvira, Kacey, Kylie, Khloe
1st-Chief Moses Ratt School-division II-Faith and Talyn

Cultural Demonstration-Individual
1st-Sally Ross School-division I-Taylee “bannock on a stick”

Cultural Demonstration-Group
1st-Bells Point Elementary School-division I-Alexa, Ashley, Karly, Ashlyn, Roselyn, Sarah, and Elizabeth “Moose hide scraping”

tīniki kinanaskomitinan, from the Cree Resource Unit

2021 Career Symposium – May 27, 2021

Schools and individuals who have already registered will not have to re-register. Registration is open

*Students: To register, contact your classroom teacher.
**Teachers: Please register your students online here.
***LLRIB Adult Students: Please register online here
Contact information: Charlie Venne, charlie.venne@llribedu.ca
Invited Schools: Senator Myles Venne School, Churchill Community High School, Little Red River School, Sally Ross School, Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial Keethanow High School, LLRIB Adult students, and LLRIB students who would like to return to school.

LLRIB Social Distancing Cree Language Festival – May 3-6, 2021

You may download/print and use the PDF form below to assist with your school competition. An official registration link will be provided for you to register the groups and individuals from your school.

  • 3 minutes for Singing, Oratory and Red River Jig
  • 5 minutes for Cultural Demonstration
    The videos will be edited at Central Office by Audio/Visual Tech and Communications Officer

Schools invited:

Bell’s Point Elementary School
Senator Myles Venne School
Sally Ross School
Chief Moses Ratt School
Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial Keethanow High School
Keethanow Elementary School
Nihithow Awasis School
Little Red River School

For more information contact: Ann Allen, Charlie Venne (306) 425-4938

LLRIB Health Services – Bulletin Board Decoration Contest for GMB, SRS, CMRS, BPES and SMVS: Deadline – April 29, 2021

April is National Oral health Month and each year we celebrate this month with some exciting events at schools to promote good oral health. Due to the pandemic, unfortunately we did not celebrate last year. But we are planning to organize poster competition, Bulletin board decoration for each schools and coloring contest for the little one and each category will receive attractive 1st and 2nd prizes. Schools includes GMB, Hall Lake, Sucker River, Bell’s Point and SMVS. The contest will start from April 12 and judgement and winner will be announced on 29th April 2021.

By promoting better oral health, this month long event encourages everyone to have a better quality of life.

Our Mouth is the main gateway to our body system and our entire health of our body depends on health of our oral health. Good oral health is essential for good quality of life and total well being.

People often ignore with their oral health and take it for granted but oral and dental health not only has  impact on  your ability to chew and eat proper food, it can cause  pain, infection and other health issues it also has immense impact  on you socially, mentally and financially. People with dental problems often socialize less, can not smile or speak confidently in public which could all lead to mental issues and the cost of the dental treatment could put you under great stress and burden if we do not take care of our oral health today.

Dental cavities and gum disease are the most common diseases and it is also known as universal and reversible disease. Anyone can have it and anyone can prevent. It is simple, easy, cost effective and require very minimum time each day. Just follow the 5 steps to good oral health. It also requires your good attitude towards oral health.

5 Steps to Good Oral and Dental Health-

  1. Brush your teeth twice daily after breakfast and before bed. Brushes for 2 minutes. Floss between teeth once daily while watching TV to remove any food or plaque and prevent cavities between your teeth. It also prevent gum disease. Rinse your mouth with mouth rinse to prevent bad breath. Use fluoride tooth paste and soft tooth brushes. Change your tooth brushes every 3 months and do not share tooth paste or tooth brushes.
  2. Eat, Drink but Wary-Choose Canadian healthy food guide for healthy food, snacks and drinks. Try to avoid eating and drinking food and drink that has high sugar. Avoid eating sticky snacks. Rinse your mouth after eating or drinking sweet. Drink more water but less soda.
  3. Visit your dentist every 6 months from age of 6 months. Prevention is better than cure.
  4. Avoid all Tobacco products which can cause several oral health related diseases such as cancer but also can lead to other major health diseases.
  5. Check your mouth regularly for any lumps and bumps. check for bleeding gum when brushing. Check for dry mouth or bad breath and consult your dentist if you notice anything.

Wish you all “Happy National Dental Health” and “Happy Dental Therapy” Week in advance for all those hard working dental Therapists.

. Keep brushing, keep smiling. Call us to book appointment for you and your family. Stay safe and follow public health guidelines and protocols. We are all together in this difficult time.

Mingma N.Sherpa Dental Therapist

Supervisor Public Dental Program

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Health Services

Phone: (W) 306-425-1228 ext 224

Phone: (C) 306-420-0966

Fax: 425-5520

Email. msherpa@llribhs.ca

Youth Wellness Conference – Virtual Zoom Conference – March 31, 2021

Deadline to register is March 30, 2021 at 12:00PM: LLRIB Schools and invited schools have been sent emails last week to register students. If a teacher has not had a chance to register their students, please check you emails or contact charlie.venne@llribedu.ca for a link to the registration form. Grades 7-12.

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