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Christmas Break: December 23rd – January 2nd

Posted on: December 8th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

Christmas Break: December 23rd – January 2nd
The last day of class will be Friday December 22nd and classes will resume on Wednesday January 3rd. Have a wonderful break everyone!

Christmas Semi-Formal: December 14th 7:00-10:00

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

Christmas Semi-Formal
December 14th 7:00-10:00
Youtube video promotion

Home and School December Update

Posted on: November 28th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald


2018 Recognition Awards
Nominate a deserving individual such as school staff, Home and School volunteer, school bus driver or school crossing guard for provincial recognition in 2018. Four award nomination deadlines are:

Extra Mile Award of the Year January 12, 2018
Volunteer of the Year March 9, 2018
Life Membership March 9, 2018
School Crossing Guard of the Year April 27, 2018
School Bus Driver of the Year May 11, 2018

School Staff Appreciation Week 2018
School staff will be celebrated across Canada February 12 – 16, 2018 during Staff Appreciation Week. Home and School groups are encouraged to show appreciation to school staff for the contributions they make to our children and their education.

Deadline to submit a resolution for consideration at the 2018 AGM is January 31, 2018.
Consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our guide to writing and presenting resolutions and to the slides from the Leadership Training Workshop session on resolutions Review previous resolutions and responses from government departments at: Contact us for assistance: 902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 or

Membership Fees
Send your Home and School’s membership fee to the Federation office by November 30th. Click here Membership Fee Form to download the form.

65th Annual Meeting & Convention
Mark your 2018 calendars….PEI Home and School Federation’s 65th Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 14, 2018, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI.

Food Education Grants
Congratulations to schools and community groups who received Community Food Security and Food Education projects including East Wiltshire, Charlottetown Rural, Morell High, Morell Consolidated, Westisle, and Tignish.

Report on State of Public Health in Canada
Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer Public Health Agency of Canada released her Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2017: Designing Healthy Living on Oct. 26, 2017.

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food
Webinar: Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Building a Healthier Food System.

Register here:

Best wishes of the holiday season to you and your family!

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only: 40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 620-3186 Fax: 620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)

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“A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.”

Fall Upcoming Sports

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

As our fall sport season comes to a close, we have a lot to celebrate and reflect on here at Colonel Gray. The 13th Annual Wall of Fame Cup had another successful year, with 32 teams participating from across the Maritimes. Our men’s soccer team won the championship game against visiting Riverview High School. Thank you to the many staff & students who volunteered their time- without you this tournament would not be a success and the Athletics Department appreciates your time and efforts.

Baseball, golf, cross-country, soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams all had very successful seasons, with many of our athletes being selected to provincial all-star teams. Our cross-country teams brought home three provincial banners in the Juvenile Women, Senior Women & Senior Men categories. Our AAA men’s and women’s soccer teams, A men’s soccer, women’s and men’s volleyball teams all participated in provincial championships, bringing home silver medals. Our women’s field hockey team brought home a bronze medal. These results were a product of hard work and dedication throughout the season. A huge thank you goes out to all of our fall coaches for dedicating their time: Mark Gregory, Thane Arsenault, Gordie Cox, Max Arsenault, Aaron Pugh, Jenny White, Jordon Havenga, Mike Peterson, Maureen Leard, Charla Currie, Ellen Andrews, Wally Morrison, Lori MacFarlane, Christy Richardson, Enes Alisic, Julie McCabe, Alyssa Watts, Amy Dawson and Laura Lindsay.

As one season comes to a close, another one begins. We will be kicking off our basketball season with two tournaments here at Gray. The Colonel Gray Women’s Classic will run November 24 th and 25th, with six teams participating from across the Maritimes. The 28th Annual Gray Cup will run from November 30th to December 2nd and features twelve teams from PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Quebec.
Classic Schedule:
Gray Cup Schedule:

The regular season schedule for the 2017-2018 Basketball season can be found on the PEISAA website.

We are also hoping to have athletes attend the first Powerlifting provincial qualifier on December 7th in Montague.

We hope to see you out this winter supporting our Colonels at our home games, and we’re looking forward to another great season with the fantastic athletes, coaches and parents we have here at Colonel Gray.

Laura Lindsay
Athletic Director

Christmas Concert: December 13th 7:00 p.m.

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

The annual Colonel Gray Christmas Concert will occur at 7 p.m. on December 13th. Come out and hear our great bands perform some fantastic music as well as a few Christmas favorites.

Student Council Clothing Order: November 27th – December 1st

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

Hey Colonels, student council is having a Colonel Gray clothing order this week. We will be selling Monday to Friday, with a table set up in the cafeteria. Be sure to stop by, because this week is the ONLY chance to order.
All clothing, can have your name added to the back or shoulder at an additional cost ($5 shoulder, $10 back).

Unfortunately, at this time, we don’t have an option for parents to buy these outside of the scheduled times.

T-Shirt $15
Athletic Shirt (Drifit) $17
Pullover $30
Hoodie $40
1/4 Zip $35
Sweat Pants $32


Grad Photos November 17th – 29th

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

Sessions by appointment only. Book at the library.
Student booking options:
Deluxe package: $25 sitting fee, 14-16 proofs with wardrobe and background changes, add a friend if booked outside of class or with back to back appointments
Composite package: $10 sitting fee, 4-6 proofs all in grad attire.
Prestige Image

Student Council Activities: November 22nd – 24th

Posted on: November 6th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

Wednesday in the cafeteria at lunch: Tug of war . Free pizza for the winning team.
Thurs in the cafeteria at lunch: Mummy wrap contest — $20 Tim’s gift card
Friday in the cafeteria at lunch: Pie Eating Contest –cash money

Home and School November Update

Posted on: November 5th, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

AED Survey, Queen Elizabeth Home and School Association
Darby McCormick, President of Queen Elizabeth Elementary Home and School Association is gathering information on Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Home and School presidents are invited to complete her brief survey which will determine how many AEDs are located in Island schools. For more information, contact Darby at: The survey is linked at:

Leadership Training Tailored to needs of Locals
As always, the Federation is available to provide leadership training, facilitate meetings, and to help bring people in your school communities together around common goals and visions. Leadership training opportunities is offered that is tailored to the needs of local associations. Our facilitators can help bring members together to discuss common concerns, define their visions for their schools, and develop plans for action on healthy school food. Contact the PEIHSF office at 902-620-3186 or, toll free, 1-800-916-0664, for more information .

Local Home and School Association membership fees are due November 30th.
See form online at:

Let’s Talk Food
The City of Charlottetown, the Food Security Network, and the United Way of PEI invite you to join us for an engaging and interactive event focused on Food. Prince Edward Island has been referred to as Canada’s Food Island, the Garden of the Gulf, and a Foodie’s Paradise. We are fortunate to be acknowledged for the high quality food we bring to the table but we must also recognize that for many Islanders there is trouble in paradise. According to the Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey (2014), 15.2% of households in Prince Edward Island experience marginal to severe food insecurity. The experience of food insecurity can range from concerns about running out of food, and not being able to afford healthy food, to going hungry due to missing meals, or in extreme cases not eating for days at a time due to inability to afford food.
Whether the focus is positive or negative, public engagement in food on our Island is high, making the time ripe for discussions around our current food system. Our vision for the Let’s Talk Food event is to bring together the many industries, organizations, and individuals who are integrally linked to our Food system on Prince Edward Island to talk about their common interests the issues that matter to them. From these conversations, we hope to harvest ideas, make plans and get to action.
We hope you can join us for this interactive exploration of PEI’s food system. To register, please visit
For additional details please contact: Jessica Brown, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator for the City of Charlottetown
902-629-6368 or

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only: 40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 620-3186 Fax: 620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)
Follow us on:
“A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.”

Congratulations X-Country Champions

Posted on: October 23rd, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

Congratulations to the X-Country team for capturing three of the four banners at Tuesday’s provincial meet. The senior men and women and juvenile women all won team championships, while the juvenile men narrowly missed, finishing second. The senior women were led by Emma Germain who finished second, right on the heels of the first place finisher. The senior men ran away with the title, led by Nick Robertson’s blazing fast win and Samuel Peterson, who finished third. The juvenile women nearly swept the podium, with Jessie Campbell finishing first, Alexa McQuaid second and Milla MacVicar fourth. Isaac McCardle led the juvenile boys by finishing second, only two seconds behind heavily favoured Joel Gallant of Evangeline. Great job, Colonels.