Archive for November, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Posted on: November 7th, 2017 by Audrey Allan

Notices:

  • There will be a Miracle Minute collection on Friday morning. Bring some change and support our Veterans.
  • All Duke of Edinburgh candidates are asked to bring their DUKE Books to Mrs. Lee no later than THURSDAY for signing off on the Qualifying Journey. Books will be returned next week.
  • Co-op students, you need to hand in your journals to Mr. Gregory in Room 216 by this Friday.

Athletics:

  • There will be badminton club for all interested students on Wednesday and Friday this week.  Start time is 7:45.
  • “AAA” soccer players are reminded they need to bring in their uniforms by the end of this week.
  • Congratulations to our women’s volleyball team who defeated TOSH in 5 sets last night to advance to semi-finals. Both of our volleyball teams will play in semi-final games tomorrow, the girls will play at Charlottetown Rural at 5:30 and the boys will host Bluefield at 5:30.

Band:

  • Grade 11 & 12 Concert Band – Wednesday & Thursday 7:45am
  • Senior Jazz – Wednesday 3:15-4:15,  Friday 7:45am
  • Little Big Band – Trumpet sectional – today 12:00 noon, Rhythm sectional Wednesday 12:00 noon, Saxes sectional – Thursday 12:00 noon.
  • For craft fair sign up, please go see Evence Wang, or Tessa Hood this Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch in room 116.  You can sign up for 3 hours right now. For additional hours, please go see Evence and Tessa this Thursday and Friday at lunch in room 116.

Meetings:

  • Improv Club in room 215 at 11:55 today, All are welcome!
  • Debate club in the lecture theater Wednesday at 11:50, all are welcome!

Student Services:

  • Acadia Parent & Student Information Night will be at the Delta Prince Edward tonight, Nov. 7 @ 7 p.m.   The $40 application fee will be waived and on-the-spot admissions can happen at this session for students having a transcript with them.

Teacher, today is a supervision day 5.

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

Monday, November 6, 2017

Posted on: November 6th, 2017 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • “AAA” soccer players are reminded to bring in their uniforms asap to the PE department. Athletes will be charged for any unreturned items and will not be able to participate in other athletics until the uniform is returned.
  • Women’s volleyball will host TOSH today in a 1/4 at 5:30.
  • Could Grace Freeman and Tessa Hood see Mrs. Lindsay at lunchtime.

Student Services:

  • A representative from Acadia University will be in Student Services today at lunch time for any students interested.

Band:

  • Grade 10 Concert Band – Tuesday 8:00am
  • Grade 11 & 12 Concert Band – Wednesday & Thursday 7:45am
  • Senior Jazz – Wednesday 3:15-4:15,  Friday 7:45am
  • Little Big Band – Trumpet sectional – Tuesday 12:00 noon, Rhythm sectional Wednesday 12:00 noon, Saxes sectional – Thursday 12:00 noon.
  • Could all honors band students please see Mr. Doiron today in room 116.

Meetings:

  • Key Club meeting today at lunch in room 140.
  • Debate club in the lecture theater Wednesday at 11:50, all are welcome!

Teachers, today is a supervision day 4.

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: darbymccormick@gmail.com The survey is linked at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q3JTVLM

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 .

MEMBERSHIP FEES
Local Home and School Association membership fees are due November 30th.
See form online at: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/2017-2018%20Membership%20Fee%20Form.pdf

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 https://citycharlottetown.wufoo.eu/forms/z1e7u7rw0cn1skr/
For additional details please contact: Jessica Brown, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator for the City of Charlottetown
902-629-6368 or jbrown@charlottetown.ca

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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peihsf@edu.pe.ca
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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.”

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Audrey Allan

Student Services:

  • University of Toronto will hold a student information night at Charlottetown Rural Library on Thursday, Nov. 2nd from 6:30 – 7:30   This is also open to all interested Colonel Gray students.
  • Are you thinking of attending Holland College next year?  Why not save yourself the $40 application fee by attending the Campus Tour Day on Saturday, Nov. 4th.  It’s a drop-in anywhere from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., but interested students must pre-register on the Holland College website under Campus Tour Day.

Student Council:

  • Reminder of the potato sack races today in the cafeteria, winner gets to pie a teacher.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 2.

Home and School December Update

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Andrew MacDougald

HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS, December 2017

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.

Resolutions
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: http://peihsf.ca/agm Contact us for assistance: 902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 or peihsf@edu.pe.ca

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-unravelling-the-food-health-nexus-building-a-healthier-food-system-tickets-39999601886?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=

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)
www.peihsf
peihsf@edu.pe.ca

Follow us on:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/peihsf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/peihsf

“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.”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Audrey Allan

Meetings:

  • Free the Children meeting today at lunch in the Lecture Theatre, all are welcome!
  • There will be a BRIEF meeting at 11:40 today for all Duke of E candidates in room 140.
  • Red Cross meeting at lunch in room 320.

Student Council:

  • There will be potato sack and three legged races in the cafeteria at lunch on Thursday. Winners get to pie a teacher!

Notices:

  • A reminder to all students who signed up, the Canadian Open Mathematics Competition will be help in the library at 9am Thursday. Please be there 5 minutes early.
  • The craft fair sign up will be open November 6th from 5 -8 pm.  You can sign up for 180 minutes.  This is accessible through the Colonel Gray Band website.

Athletics:

  • Men and women’s volleyball will be traveling to Summerside today for their last league game of the season. The bus will leave at 3:45 from the front of the school.
  • Reminder that there is men’s basketball tomorrow morning from 7-830, and women’s basketball tomorrow night from 7-9. Please see Mrs. Lindsay with any questions. These are not try outs, these are just open gym times for students interested in playing this year.
  • Soccer players are reminded to bring uniforms in to the PE department asap.

Band:

  • Grade 11 & 12 Concert band will rehearse Thursday morning at 7:45am
  • Senior Jazz Band will rehearse Wednesday after school 3:15-4:15.

Graduates:

  • Please book your grad photo appointment in the Library with Mrs. Profit.
    Photos start on the interviews day (Nov. 17th) in the library conference room.
    Appointments must be made BEFORE Friday, November 9th.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 1.