Archive for April, 2020

Attention Grads! Bursary, Scholarship and Post Secondary Updates

Posted on: April 6th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

May 28th UPDATES

Below is the Request form for Final Transcripts 2020.

May 12th UPDATES

Island Nature Trust Environmentalist Award

(Sponsored by Leigh Jenkins of Century 21)

Email completed application forms to Julie McCabe, Mike Peterson or Gordie Cox by May 30th, 2020.

April 29th UPDATES

2020 City of Charlottetown ‘David “Eli” MacEachern’ Bursary.

Interested students may apply by way of a short essay detailing how they feel they exemplify the qualities referenced in the attached bursary criteria document. Applicants should include complete contact information in the event they are selected as the winner. Deadline is May 1st, 2020.

PEI Mutual Scholarship ($1000)

Interested students need to have their application and photo permission form emailed to Julie McCabe at no later than Friday, May 15th at 3:00 pm.

April 23rd UPDATES

The bursary booklet on our Student Services page has been updated as well. Here is the link to check it out.

Kids Count Award has extended the application deadline of April 30, 2020 ( J Jarvis and Micheal Miller) to May 30th, 2020 and applications can be sent to emailed to Karen Tsistinas at or sent by regular post to Public School Branch, PO Box 8600, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8V7.


UPEI is hosting a Virtual Open House for prospective students on Monday, April 20, at 1 pm. The University’s recruitment team will be live on Facebook to answer questions. Students will have an opportunity to see the campus, including a video message from our Dean, Dr. Nicholas Krouglicof, who will discuss the BSc, Sustainable Design Engineering program and provide a tour of the Engineering Building. Students will also be able to sign up for a chance to win a terrific UPEI prize. For more information

Extended to June 30th from April 30th – PEI Command, The Royal Canadian Legion Bursary –Link to Requirements & Application Process .  If you need more information contact Brenda MacMillan, Executive Director, PEI Command at:  902-892-2161

Community Foundation of PEI

Below is a link to a pdf of a scholarship opportunity for Prince Edward Island students from the Community Foundation of PEI.

Weekly Update from Parker Grimmer – June 24th, 2020

Posted on: April 1st, 2020 by Mary Whalley

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

Click here to view a message from Director Parker Grimmer.

I am standing in front of one of our schools today because these are important places, and one of the places where learning happens for students. Within our schools and PSB offices, we are now planning and preparing for students and staff to safely return to school in September.

These last days of the school year, much like the last months, have been like no other. We have all been doing things much differently than we have in the past. 2019-2020 has been a busy, demanding, challenging, at times frustrating, but ultimately a successful year for students and those who have worked with them including parents and staff. We hope everyone is able to reflect back on some positive, productive, and successful moments.

We want to take a moment to recognize the efforts of students, parents, and staff. Thank you for your patience, energy, commitment, teamwork, willingness to try new things, and do old things in new ways. These words come from sharing and observing what we have seen on the journey with our educational community these last weeks. Our shared success is reflected in the accomplishments of our students, and we should be pleased with our efforts working together to assist in their success. We have learned once again that good things can happen, even in the most challenging circumstances, when we work together.

We haven’t been perfect though. I can’t tell you how many times COVID-19 has proved my thinking to be wrong, or how some days our planning in the morning was no longer current or helpful by the afternoon. While we made inroads into how we supported students and families in need, we still have work to do to provide more equitable learning for students. We have all learned so much through this pandemic, including the importance of reflection and the need to routinely adjust our thinking and actions. I want to genuinely thank students, parents, and staff for supporting us, even through the times when we and our circumstances seemed most uncertain.

Planning is underway to bring students and staff safely back to our schools and work spaces. The provincial government’s Fall Education Readiness Committee has been working to determine the plan for returning to school in September and the PSB is working with the Chief Public Health Office and our partners at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning to determine the best configurations for buses, schools, and workspaces.

We also need to prepare ourselves for the possibility that learning in school might need to look differently next year. We will make every effort to communicate plans in a timely way so all of our educational partners can prepare as much as possible.

While there is still some uncertainty to all this, we know with certainty that students are best served when we work together. We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation as we work through planning to return to school. We look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, with all of the challenges and opportunities it will hold.

Congratulations to those who have graduated, are moving to a new school, or who are retiring as one of our valued employees. We are also excited to welcome new students, parents and staff who will be joining the PSB next year!

I wish every member of our PSB educational community a safe, restful, and happy summer!

Until September, take care,

Parker Grimmer