Archive for October, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 by Audrey Allan

Notices:

  • Rotary will hold an information session on the Rotary Youth Exchange program on October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will take place in the Lecture Theatre at Colonel Gray.  All parents and students interested in finding more about this great adventure are welcome.
  • For students interested in auditioning for We Will Rock You: School Edition, the sign-up sheet is now posted on the bulletin board outside the band room. Spaces tend to fill up fast, so go sign up as soon as possible.
  • Picture orders are past due into the office and recommended to be completed on line asap. Late orders placed online will be shipped to the school if placed before Nov 7th on line.  Get your orders in to avoid extra charges to your shipping.
  • Retakes are October 30th.  If you missed pictures in Sept, you will be requested to have a picture taken for your student id and our records.
  • Attention grade 11&12 students! Do you want to win a fully paid 2 day trip to Ottawa in November? You will be learning first-hand about the agricultural industry and making valuable connection in agriculture. For more information please see Ms. Aiyer in room 147.

Student Services:

  • Representatives from Queen’s University will be here today. Interested students should take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have questions answered during these one-time-per-year Ontario university visits.
  • There is a STRIVE program scholarship/bursary sign up sheet in Student Services.  Any grade 12 student interested in being part of this program, please sign up in student services.  There will be 6 $1500 bursaries given to students at Colonel Gray.

 Teachers, today is Supervision Day 1.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Posted on: October 16th, 2018 by Audrey Allan

Notices:

  • Reminder of the information meeting for grade 12 students and their parents regarding post-secondary options at UPEI and Holland College. You will be able to meet representatives from both institutions and have your questions answered as well. If you are in grade 11, you are welcome to attend as well.
  • For students interested in auditioning for We Will Rock You: School Edition, the sign-up sheet is now posted on the bulletin board outside the band room. Spaces tend to fill up fast, so go sign up as soon as possible.
  • Any students wishing to volunteer in the library before school, at noon or after school; there will be a meeting on today at 12:00 in room 115 in the library. Please eat your lunch first. These volunteer hours can be used towards the Community Bursary for university tuition.  If you have any questions speak to Mrs. Profit in the library.

Student Services:

  • Representatives from Queen’s University will be here tomorrow. Interested students should take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have questions answered during these one-time-per-year Ontario university visits.

 Teachers, today is Supervision Day 6.

Potential Grad Meeting For Students & Parents: Tuesday October 16th, 7:00

Posted on: October 16th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Tuesday October 16th, 7:00
Reminder of the information meeting for grade 12 students and their parents regarding post-secondary options at UPEI and Holland College. You will be able to meet representatives from both institutions and have your questions answered as well. If you are in grade 11, you are welcome to attend as well.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Posted on: October 15th, 2018 by Audrey Allan

Meetings:     

  • Haunted Basement meeting today at lunch and after school to set up the basement. Everyone with a room needs to attend!

Notices:

  • Any students wishing to volunteer in the library before school, at noon or after school; there will be a meeting on tomorrow at 12:00 in room 115 in the library. Please eat your lunch first. These volunteer hours can be used towards the Community Bursary for university tuition.  If you have any questions speak to Mrs. Profit in the library.

Student Services:

  • All students who applied to be school-sponsored Loran applicants please meet in Student Services at 11:45 or see Mr. Peterson at some point today.
  • Representatives from Queen’s University will be here on Oct. 17. Interested students should take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have questions answered during these one-time-per-year Ontario university visits.

 Teachers, today is Supervision Day 5.

Updated Wall of Fame Program Schedule

Posted on: October 13th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Please note there has been an update for the Wall of Fame Schedule. See links below.

Click here for an updated schedule in pdf format. Please note you may have to scroll down to find what you want.

Click here for an updated schedule in excel format.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 by Audrey Allan

Meetings:     

  • Anyone with a room in Haunted Basement PLEASE meet in the basement at lunch and after school today to set up your rooms. We CANNOT stress how important these meetings are, so please make sure all your room members attend.

Notices:

  • Any grade 12 students interested in writing the Canadian Open Math Competition on November 8th are asked to sign up in class, or see Mr. MacEwen in room 244 by Wednesday, Oct. 17th. This is not a school day, so students will need to find their own transportation to and from the school.
  • Come to Space Disco in room 244 today. This week’s theme is Neon Cowboy!
  • Rotary will hold an information session on the Rotary Youth Exchange program on October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will take place in the Lecture Theatre at Colonel Gray.  All parents and students interested in finding more about this great adventure are welcome.
  • Any students wishing to volunteer in the library before school, at noon or after school; there will be a meeting on Tuesday at 12 in room 115 in the library. Please eat your lunch first. These volunteer hours can be used towards the Community Bursary for university tuition.  If you have any questions speak to Mrs. Profit in the library.

Student Services:

  • Representatives from Queen’s University will be here on Oct. 17. Interested students should take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have questions answered during these one-time-per-year Ontario university visits.

 Teachers, today is Supervision Day 4.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Posted on: October 11th, 2018 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Volleyball teams for their wins yesterday over Montague.
  • AAA Boys soccer plays today at 5:00 here at Colonel Gray to start the Wall of Fame tournament. AAA Girls play at 5:00 at Charlottetown Rural! Come out to cheer them on!
  • Would all students who have already signed up, or are interested in volunteering for this weekend’s tournament please go to the gym at the start of lunch for a quick meeting.

Band:

  •  School Musical meeting today in the Lecture Theatre at 11:50. Whether you want to play in the pit band, sing on the stage, or help with the behind the scenes activities, you should attend this meeting.

Meetings:

  • There will be a meeting for all grade 12’s interested in helping with Safe Grad today in Rm 139.                 

Notices:

  •  Any grade 12 students interested in writing the Canadian Open Math Competition on November 8th are asked to sign up in class, or see Mr. MacEwen in room 244 by Wednesday, Oct. 17th. This is not a school day, so students will need to find their own transportation to and from the school.
  • Come to Space Disco in room 244 on Friday. This week’s theme is Neon Cowboy!
  • Rotary will hold an information session on the Rotary Youth Exchange program on October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will take place in the Lecture Theatre at Colonel Gray.  All parents and students interested in finding more about this great adventure are welcome.

Student Services:

  • Representatives from University of Ottawa will be here on Oct. 11, and Queen’s University on Oct. 17. Interested students should take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have questions answered during these one-time-per-year Ontario university visits.

 Teachers, today is Supervision Day 3.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Posted on: October 10th, 2018 by Audrey Allan

Band:

 School Musical meeting today in the Lecture Theatre at 11:50. Whether you want to play in the pit band, sing on the stage, or help with the behind the scenes activities, you should attend this meeting.

 

Sports:

Everyone is welcome. Boys AAA soccer will practice today at 3.30.

 

Meetings:

 KEY Club is to go to the Art room after school to finish centerpieces.

Red Cross Club meets today at 12:00 in Room 117.

Improv Club meets today after school.

There will be a meeting for all grade 12’s interested in helping with Safe Grad on Thursday in Rm 139.

                    

Student Services:

Representatives from University of Ottawa will be here on Oct. 11, and Queen’s University on Oct. 17. Interested students should take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have questions answered during these one-time-per-year Ontario university visits.

 

Notices:

 Any grade 12 students interested in writing the Canadian Open Math Competition on November 8th are asked to sign up in class, or see Mr. MacEwen in room 244 by Wednesday, Oct. 17th. This is not a school day, so students will need to find their own transportation to and from the school.

 

 Teachers, today is Supervision Day 2

October 9 Daily Announcements

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 by Audrey Allan

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

Band:

Attention all students and staff!  There will be a meeting for anyone interested in participating in the school musical this year.  Whether you want to play in the pit band, sing on the stage, or help with the behind the scenes activities, you should attend this meeting.  The meeting will be on Wednesday, October 10th in the lecture theatre.  The meeting will start at 11:50.  Everyone is welcome.

Full rehearsal schedule is up and running, please check the band Google Classroom page.  Pit Band Orchestra sign-up sheet is now up. Please consider auditioning for this band.  We are really looking for top notch piano players and guitarists this year.  You do not necessarily need to know how to read music. See Mr. Doiron if you have any questions.  This Friday at lunch there is a band social for all music students.

Sports:

Boys AAA soccer will practice Wednesday at 3.30.

 Meetings:

There will be a Haunted Basement meeting today in the Lecture Theatre at lunch, anyone interested in participating please attend.

 Student Services

Representatives from the University of Western Ontario will be visiting Student Services over lunch on Oct. 9, University of Ottawa on Oct. 11, and Queen’s University on Oct. 17. Interested students should take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have questions answered during these one-time-per-year Ontario university visits.

 

Teachers, today is Supervision Day 1

 

Home and School: October News

Posted on: October 5th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News, October 2018

1. Home and School Semi-Annual & Exchange Cafe
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 5:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Central Queens Elementary School
Food: Upon arrival you will be treated to delicious foods prepared by Yellow House!
What: An opportunity to discuss current issues and opportunities, share resources and ideas, and build connections within the school community on P.E.I. The Exchange Cafe format will provide a space for facilitated, open discussion on various topics of importance to your work in Home and School. We hope that one of the outcomes will be links between individuals at the event (i.e., info, resource sharing, and possibly next steps for collaborating to address common areas of interest).
Registration: Register names of people who will attend from your school with the Federation office by e-mail to: peihsf@edu.pe.ca or by phone to: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.

2. Drug Free Kids Canada
How to talk with your child about drugs! Drug Free Kids Canada is offering free information kits on Order online at: https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/ Speak with your principal and home and school members about organizing an information session in your family of schools on this topic. Professionals are available to present information and answer questions.

3. Parent Leadership Grants deadline: October 15th
Find 2018-2019 Parent Leadership Grant application guidelines at:
http://peihsf.ca/content/parent-leadership-grant-application-guidelines-2018-2019

4. Public Schools Branch
The next meeting of the Public Schools Branch board of directors is scheduled on November 6th. Location: TBA.

5. School food initiative continues at 3 Island schools
Initiative will involve public consultations with parents, students, producers. A program aimed at trying to get more local, healthy options in P.E.I.’s school cafeterias and increase student education and awareness about food will continue in three Island schools this year. Morgan Palmer, the co-ordinator hired to work on the food environment initiative project, said she’s spent the last year working with students and staff at the schools to come up with ways to incorporate more nutritional, local food options into their meal services. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-school-food-initiative-1.4831738

* Education Resource: All about Food
All about food: Exploring Canada’s Food System is an education resource geared towards grades 9-12. The book presents factual info on ‘hot topics’ in agriculture such as food waste, biotechnology and career opportunities. More at: allaboutfood.aitc.ca

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