Programs - Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation

Initiatives tailored to the needs of our students

A community is at its best when it invests in itself. We work with organizations and individuals raising funds to benefit our children and elevate our community.

Parents wanting more information about these programs should reach out to their child’s teacher or principal as participation is determined at the school level.

75% of students reach grade level after 7 weeks


Early Learner Tutor Program

Since 2013, SPSF has paired struggling readers in Grades 1 to 3 with experienced tutors to help them progress toward grade level reading, with improved confidence and skills.

“A child who can’t read at grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Add poverty to the mix, and a student is 13 times less likely to graduate on time than his or her proficient, wealthier peer.”

– American Educational Research Association


Summer Reading Camp

Promoting children’s literacy and preventing learning loss over the summer months is important! This two-week program for children in Grades 1 to 3 provides additional support to help them reach grade-level reading. Each summer more than 250 children benefit from this program.

“91% of summer reading camp students started the school year with a reading advantage gained at the camps.”

621,269 breakfasts, lunches and snacks were served to Saskatoon Public Schools students in the 2019-20 school year.

Healthy Active Schools

Nutrien Food4Thought & SaskMilk program

Our school-based nutrition program helps ensure students are well-nourished, ready to learn and poised for academic success. In partnership with Nutrien and SaskMilk, we are able to provide funding for schools to purchase nutritious food and offset the costs for school nutrition workers.

Over 2,200 families have received Cheer Crates so far this year!

Healthy Active Schools

Cheer Crates

With the closure of schools due to COVID-19, many of our students and families lost access to support, materials and supplies they count on throughout the school year. Our Cheer Crates were developed to provide essential support to families in need as well as cheer and excitement for children missing the day to day activities at school.

The Cheer Crate initiative continues to support families during school breaks.

Learn more about other important work we’re doing!