Archive for May, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Posted on: May 31st, 2019 by Audrey Allan

Band:

  • Today in the bandroom at lunch there will be Band-minton: The Matts will play Refuse to Lose which will determine the first finalist for the championships. All are welcome to attend!

Notes:

  • There will be a basketball half court shot competition going on in the gym on Monday June 3rd at lunch. Shots cost $2 for one and $5 for three. The winner of the competition will receive a $50 gift card of their choice. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Jumpstart Foundation. Come on out for a great time and to support a great cause!
  • For a project to raise awareness on deforestation, Jonathan Dickson will draw your request fir specific art work. You can place an order or get more information in the cafeteria at lunch time today.
  • Any peer helpers who have not connected with Mr. Peterson regarding their teaching project and final assessment should meet with him ASAP.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 5.



Thursday, May 30, 2019

Posted on: May 30th, 2019 by Audrey Allan

Band:

  • The Music Department presents its final spring concert tonight at 7pm. Come on out and listen to some of the finest bands you will ever hear!

Graduation:

  • Prom bracelets will go on sale June 3rd – 7th in the library for $15.  They will be available in the morning, between breaks and after school. Do not come at lunch or in the middle of class to get them.  After the 7th, they will still be available, but the price goes up to $20.  If you are a grad, you must sign for your own bracelet. 

Notes:

  • Attention all Colonels, tomorrow is Meme day! All students are encouraged to dress up like their favourite meme or vine for the day. Be sure to get your costumes ready and please remember this is a school activity, so all costumes must be classroom appropriate. Get creative and have fun Colonels!
  • For a project to raise awareness on deforestation, Jonathan Dickson will draw your request fir specific art work. You can place an order or get more information in the cafeteria at lunch time today and tomorrow.
  • Any peer helpers who have not connected with Mr. Peterson regarding their teaching project and final assessment should meet with him ASAP.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 4.



Important Information For Graduates

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Please click here to view the 2019 Graduation Memo. Please note after you click on the link, a rotate icon will appear in the top right of your screen.

Home and School June Update

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News – June 2019

Congratulations Provincial Heritage Fair students!

In recognition of the excellent work of students, the PEI Home and School Federation awards specialty prizes in the Provincial Heritage Fair. Congratulations to:

  •  Seamus Studer, Athena Consolidated School  TOPIC: Bops (My great-grandfather)

My project was all about my great-grandfather Orville Vincent Studer, AKA Bops.  I chose this topic because I think that more people should remember all the soldiers that fought in wars and I wanted to know more about him. Bops was part of the Canadian Army in the 8th Recce Squadron.  His job was to go behind enemy lines during WWII to gather information.  Even though I never had the honour to meet my great grandfather, through this project I feel closer to him and better understand some of what he went through in the war to allow me to enjoy the life I have.

  • Emma MacDougall, Central Queens TOPIC: My Great Grandmother Was a War Bride

My Heritage Fair project was about my great grandmother Isabella MacDougall, a war bride from Dundee, Scotland, P.E.I. When my great grandmother was in school WWll had started and her and others were suddenly evacuated out to a farm just outside of Aberdeen, Scotland for about a month before Isabella’s mother decided it was best to go back home. While in Scotland she met her husband Roland at a local ice skating rink, a Canadian soldier. They married in Dundee, Scotland in 1946. Isabella travelled on the R.M.S. Aquitania ship across the North Atlantic Ocean, to Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Roland met her at Pier 21 and they travelled to their home in Tyne Valley, P.E.I.  They had four sons: Gordon, Gary, David, and Ian MacDougall. Sadly my great grandmother passed away from a stroke on November 23, 2013, in her 87th year.

Awards

School Bus Driver Awards will be presented before the end of the school year in recognition of bus drivers who keep our children safe while travelling on the bus to and from school throughout the school year. Recipients names will be posted at: http://peihsf.ca/bus following presentations.

Parent Leadership Program

Read about Parent Leadership Projects, 2018-2019

Elections

June is an excellent time to hold Home and School elections for new board members who will work to prepare for the next school year. If you need guidance, contact the Federation office at: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 / peihsf@edu.pe.ca

Annual Meeting & Convention Reports

The 66th Annual Meeting & Convention minutes, final resolutions, Round Table and other summaries have been compiled and posted online at: http://peihsf.ca/agm

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More Community News…..

~ Summer Reading is Important and Fun: Have you heard of the Summer Slide?  Data from our Kids & Family Reading Report™, Canadian Edition shows that only 1 in 3 parents with children ages 6-17 have heard of the Summer Slide!  84% of kids ages 6-17 and 96% of parents agree that reading books during the summer helps kids during the school year! 

  • Take kids to the library
  • Bring books on trips and vacations
  • Get books from your local bookstore, library, school book club or book fair
  • Start series so there are multiple books to read
  • Build reading into your daily summer routine or schedule

http://www.scholastic.ca/summerreading/

~ Kiwanis Student Award    The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown has teamed up with Martin Rutte, International speaker, and co‐
author of the New York Times Business bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, to challenge Island youth to build a better world. They have established an award for students for this school year – one $100 award available for each school. Find more details at:  Student Leadership Award

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • There will be a meeting today at lunch in the wellness center for any students interested in rowing. Please see Mrs. Lindsay if you have any questions.
  • Congratulations to the Colonel Gray Girls Softball Team that won two games this past week. Winning pitcher in both was Abby Smith.  The team is reminded to meet in Student Services today before 3:30 for their trip to Montague.

Graduation:

  • Grads are reminded that your school fees need to be paid to the main office or online as soon as possible.
  • Prom bracelets will go on sale June 3rd – 7th in the library for $15.  They will be available in the morning, between breaks and after school. Do not come at lunch or in the middle of class to get them.  After the 7th, they will still be available, but the price goes up to $20.  If you are a grad, you must sign for your own bracelet. 

Notes:

  • Attention all Colonels, this Friday is Meme day! All students are encouraged to dress up like their favourite meme or vine for the day. Be sure to get your costumes ready and please remember this is a school activity, so all costumes must be classroom appropriate. Get creative and have fun Colonels!
  • Summer School is now active through MyBluePrint. Summer school starts July 3-August 14, 2019.

Student Services:

  • Any Grade 12 student interested  in a position of Recreation Director at the KOA Campground in Cornwall should check the job bulletin board in Student Services for details. You would work Monday to Saturday, 45-48 hours per week, planning and scheduling activities for guests at the campground.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 3.



Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • There will be a meeting tomorrow at lunch in the wellness center for any students interested in rowing. Please see Mrs. Lindsay if you have any questions.

Band:

  • Anyone interested in singing at the Grad ceremony, please go to the meeting in the Band room today at 12 noon.
  • Today in the band room at lunch there will be 3 Band-minton games. Games will be: The Spanish Inquisition vs Les Boys, Tater and Spud vs The Slippy Knees and The Council playing the previous winner. All are encouraged to come out and support their favourite team!

Graduation:

  • Grads are reminded that your school fees need to be paid to the main office or online as soon as possible.
  • Prom bracelets will go on sale June 3rd – 7th in the library for $15.  They will be available in the morning, between breaks and after school. Do not come at lunch or in the middle of class to get them.  After the 7th, they will still be available, but the price goes up to $20.  If you are a grad, you must sign for your own bracelet. 

Notes:

  • Attention all Colonels, this Friday is Meme day! All students are encouraged to dress up like their favourite meme or vine for the day. Be sure to get your costumes ready and please remember this is a school activity, so all costumes must be classroom appropriate. Get creative and have fun Colonels!
  • Summer School is now active through MyBluePrint. Summer school starts July 3-August 14, 2019.

Student Services:

  • Any Grade 12 student interested  in a position of Recreation Director at the KOA Campground in Cornwall should check the job bulletin board in Student Services for details. You would work Monday to Saturday, 45-48 hours per week, planning and scheduling activities for guests at the campground.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 2.

Final Exams: Monday June 10th – Friday June 14th

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Final Exams: Monday June 10th – Friday June 14th

Please click here to view the final exam schedule.

Please click here to view the final exam protocol.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Posted on: May 27th, 2019 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • Lots of home games today for you to come support our Colonels! Softball hosts Morell today, 5:30 at Kiwanis field. Three of our four rugby teams host Rural today – A women at 4:30 & 6, AAA women at 5 and AAA men at 6:30.
  • There will be no yoga in the wellness center today.
  • Wednesday at lunch there will be a meeting in the wellness center for any students interested in rowing. Please see Mrs. Lindsay if you have any questions.

Band:

  • Anyone interested in singing at the Grad ceremony, please go to the meeting in the Band room this Tuesday at 12 noon.

Graduation:

  • Grads are reminded that your school fees need to be paid to the main office or online as soon as possible.
  • Prom bracelets will go on sale June 3rd – 7th in the library for $15.  They will be available in the morning, between breaks and after school. Do not come at lunch or in the middle of class to get them.  After the 7th, they will still be available, but the price goes up to $20.  If you are a grad, you must sign for your own bracelet. 

Notes:

  • Today is the last day to purchase your Graysino bracelets from your block C teacher.
  • Summer School is now active through MyBluePrint. Summer school starts July 3-August 14, 2019.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 1.



Friday, May 24, 2019

Posted on: May 24th, 2019 by Audrey Allan

Graduation:

  • Grads are reminded that your school fees need to be paid to the main office or online as soon as possible.
  • Prom bracelets will go on sale June 3rd – 7th in the library for $15.  They will be available in the morning, between breaks and after school. Do not come at lunch or in the middle of class to get them.  After the 7th, they will still be available, but the price goes up to $20.  If you are a grad, you must sign for your own bracelet. 

Notes:

  • Hey Colonel Grays, this afternoon at D block in the Lecture Theater, 12:30- 1:45, Farahnaz Rezael (Phara Reezeel) will deliver her presentation of her personal journey, and introduce cultures of Arab World. All students are welcome to attend and free to ask questions.
  • Come to the main lobby at lunch for a cold drink for a hot price!
  • Collection bins for the bottle drive will be located under the main staircase in the lobby and in the cafeteria in front of the stage. The bottle drive will run from May 24-June 7.
  • The Red Cross Club will be selling jumbo freezies in the lobby today for a $1. Stop by for a sweet treat!
  • Come to Space Disco today at lunch in room 244, this week’s theme: Ash Day!
  • Summer School is now active through MyBluePrint. Summer school starts July 3-August 14, 2019.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 6.



Thursday, May 23, 2019

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019 by Audrey Allan

Graduation:

  • For prom dance, a parent, Mary Dow-Zakem, is putting together a slideshow to play during the prom. If you have pictures from your school years or events at the Gray, please send to : mgdow1@gmail.com.  We would like to have all the grads in the slideshow but you need to send pictures to make it happen!   
  • Prom bracelets will go on sale June 3rd – 7th in the library for $15.  They will be available in the morning, between breaks and afterschool.  Do not come at lunch or in the middle of class to get them.  After the 7th, they will still be available, but the price goes up to $20.  If you are a grad, you must sign for your own bracelet. 

Notes:

  • Reminder tonight is the International banquet, doors open at 7pm. with the event starting at 7:30, please have your ticket with you to enter. This is a formal event so make sure to dress up.
  • Collection bins for the bottle drive will be located under the main staircase in the lobby and in the cafeteria in front of the stage. The bottle drive will run from May 24-June 7.
  • Are you up for some school spirit?  Tomorrow is “Rainbow Day” at Colonel Gray!  Wear your wildest, brightest, and most colorful clothes!  And, be on the lookout for members of the spirit club handing out stickers!  There will also be a spirit club meeting today at lunch in the Lecture Theatre – new members always welcome!
  • Tickets will be on sale today for Graysino! Get your ticket for $5 from your Block C teacher this week.
  • Hello fellow Colonels, we invite you to come to our bake sale today by the main doors at lunch. We will have cookies, brownies, fudge and cupcakes. All the profits will go to First Nations Child & Family Caring Society. They are a nonprofit organization that will distribute the funds where they are needed the most to help out indigenous people in Canada. Be sure to stop by for some delicious baked goods.
  • Anyone who wants to volunteer with youth empowerment program to mentor junior high students, Information meeting today at 12 in room 139.
  • The Red Cross Club will be selling jumbo freezies in the lobby on Friday for a $1. Stop by for a sweet treat!
  • Summer School is now active through MyBluePrint. Summer school starts July 3-August 14, 2019.

Teachers, today is a supervision day 5.