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2018 – 2019 School Calendar

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Click here to view the English version of the 2018 – 2019 school calendar.

Click here to view the French version of the 2018 – 2019 school calendar.

KEY Club Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

The KEY Club attended the District Convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia during March Break. Students attended workshops, met many new people also committed to volunteerism and celebrated a fantastic year of service.

Parent Teacher Interviews: April 12th – 13th

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Thursday April 12th 6:30 – 9:00
Friday April 13th 9:00-1:00

Home and School April Update

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News – April 2018

1. Registration is open for the PEI Home and School Federation’s 65th Annual General Meeting, April 14, 2018.
Annual General Meetings Details | Register Online | Review the proposed Policy Resolutions

Home and School News – April 2018

1. Registration is open for the PEI Home and School Federation’s 65th Annual General Meeting, April 14, 2018.

Any parent, guardian, teacher, administrator or staff person at any PEIHSF member school is invited to the meeting with each member school appointing five (5) individuals to attend as voting delegates. Membership fees must be paid to allow voting privileges to voting delegates. Ensure that your Home & School is represented at the AGM. You are encouraged to pay registration fees, travel and accommodation expenses for your delegates to reduce barriers to attending. Call for more details: 620-3186 or 1-800-916-0664

2. Resolutions

Resolutions will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting, April 14th. Presidents received the complete text of resolutions by post to share/review with members. Review the proposed Policy Resolutions
Please discuss and vote on these resolutions at your next home and school meeting: your voting delegates should reflect the opinions of the parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff in your school.

3. Awards

School Crossing Guard of the Year Award: This award recognizes a school crossing guard on Prince Edward Island for their service in keeping our walking students safe.
Nominations deadline: April 27th. Details are online at: http://peihsf.ca/awards

School Bus Driver of the Year Award: This award recognizes school bus drivers on Prince Edward Island for their service in keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school each day.
Nominations deadline: May 11th Details are online at: http://peihsf.ca/awards

4. Welcome to Kindergarten Program
The Welcome to Kindergarten Program is designed to help prepare preschoolers for a positive start to their school journey. Parents and their children attend spring Welcome to Kindergarten orientation sessions at their schools, where they receive early learning and literacy resources and learn how to use them at home. Since 2004, more than 450,000 children and families in Canada have taken part in Welcome to Kindergarten orientations. Welcome to Kindergarten spring session dates.

5. Science Fair Winners of PEIHSF Specialty Prizes Congratulations

– Madelyn MacPherson & Enya Burnett, Summerside Intermediate, Gr. 7, Fishy, Fishy, Fishy, Fertilizer
– Elliott Shea, Alberton Elementary, Gr. 6, Effects of Smoking
Photos are posted at: http://peihsf.ca/content/2018-pei-science-fair-home-school-prizes-awarded

Other….

~ National Volunteer Week: Celebrate the value of volunteering April 15-21, 2018.

~ Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching deadline: April 1st. Cash prizes for individuals / schools. Contact Joanne at: jdawson@canadashistory.ca or 1-866-952-3444 or go to: http://www.canadashistory.ca/Explore/Awards/Know-a-Teacher-Who-Made-a-Difference

~ Canadian Mental Health Association and Island First Aid Services will be hosting a 2-day Mental Health First Aid – Adults who Interact with Youth Workshop on April 9 – 10, 2018, 14 Myrtle Street, Stratford, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Mental Health First Aid Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy. Contact Les Wagner 436-7399 / 853-4180

~Creating Respectful Learning Environments for All Gender Identities and Sexualities: Starting with the premise that every learner has the right to a respectful, welcoming and safe learning environment, this 15 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A will review evidence-based best practices for creating and maintaining inclusive learning environments for all students, without regard to sexual orientation and or gender identity or expression. Contact: Tom Hilton, Education Project Officer, PEI Human Rights Commission thilton@peihumanrights.ca p/ 902.368.4180 or 1.800.2375031 (PEI only).

2018-2019 Registration : Information for Parents

Posted on: April 4th, 2018 by Rob MacAdam

There will be an information session focusing on course registration for the 2018-2019 school year taking place Thursday, April 5th, at 7:00PM.   For EAL parent’s, there will be interpreters available at an earlier session starting at 6:00 PM.  School administration, guidance counselors and representatives from MyPlan will be presenting.

Grad Photo Retakes

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Please note, there will be retakes for GRAD photos with Lifetouch Photography during the first week of March. Location and further details to follow.

Important February Dates

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

February 9th: First semester report cards sent home.
February 16th: Joint staff day, no classes for students.
February 19th: Islander Day, no classes for students.
February 22nd: Meet the teacher night for second semester courses at 7:00 p.m..

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

It has been mentioned both to students and parents the importance of having a scent free school as we have students and staff for whom scented products create serious health concerns. Sadly, even after multiple messages, some students do not take this very seriously and use strong perfume, deodorant or cologne. Moving forward, if a student or a visitor in the school is found to have such product on himself or herself, the person will be asked to go home to wash or change his/ her clothes. If this become a recurring problem, other measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of all. We all have a part in trying to make the school a safe place for students and staff. Your cooperation in this matter is much appreciated.

Meet the Teacher Night: Thursday February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Meet the Teacher Night: Thursday February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Parents/Guardians are invited to meet the second semester teachers!

Visual Arts 401 Online Art Gallery

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Visual Arts 401 Online Art Gallery

You are invited to view the online art gallery of our Visual Arts 401 class. Students explored several media including graphite, pen, conte crayon, collage, water-colour and acrylic paint in both representational and abstract work.

Click here to view our online gallery!