Archive for September, 2020

Occupational Health and Safety Leadership Opportunity

Posted on: September 30th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

The Workers Compensation Board of PEI is seeking high school students (two per school) to become Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) leaders at their school. Each OHS leader, upon successful completion of the program, will be awarded $500 ($1,000/team). Based on submitted applications, we will select and notify each school’s leadership team by Friday, October 16, 2020.

http://www.wcb.pe.ca/Workplace/Programs

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Posted on: September 30th, 2020 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • Today in Soccer: “AAA” Women – Game @ Rural 4:30pm, “AAA” Men – practice 3:30pm @ Colonel Gray, “A” Men – Practice 5:30pm @ Colonel Gray.
  • Today in Volleyball- “AAA” Women – Grade 10 try-out, 5:00pm, “AAA” Women – Grade 11/12 try-out, 5:00pm “AAA” Men – tryout, 6:30pm.

Meetings:

  • Very important Terry Fox Meeting tomorrow at 11:45 in room 139.  All members must go.

Notes:

  • Thursday will be jersey day at Colonel Gray, as a way to acknowledge the loss of the three Westile students.  Let’s send them some love.
  • If you are interested in ordering new Colonel Gray merchandise, check out colonelgray.staygolden.ca.  You have until October 5th to order.
  • The Colonel Gray Terry Fox Run is this Friday at 2:20. Please bring “Two Toonies for Terry” to your Block “C” teacher and participate.   Today’s Terry Fox Question is: Name Terry Fox’s two brothers.  They have both giving amazing talks at our school on Terry and his Marathon of Hope.
  • Anyone who has ordered lunch from the PEI Healthy School Food Program please look for Mrs. Beamish in the cafeteria from 11:40-12:00 to pick up your lunch. To place your orders, please go to the website at www.peischoolfood.ca, ordering will reopen October 2 -9 for the Oct 12-23 meal period. Please see Mrs. Beamish if you have any questions.

Student Services:

Teachers, today is a supervision Day 4.

Tuesday, September 28, 2020

Posted on: September 29th, 2020 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • Soccer: “AAA” Women – Practice 3:30pm @ Coop Field “A” Men – Practice 5:15pm @ Coop field “AAA” Men – OFF
  • Volleyball- Team list for women’s volleyball #1 is listed in the gym. “AAA” Women – Grade 10 try-out, 3:30pm “AAA” Women – Grade 11/12 Try-out, 5:00pm “AAA” Men – Tryout, 6:30pm

Meetings:

  • Terry Fox 40th Anniversary Run Meeting, today at 11:40 in room 139.

Notes:

  • Wednesday, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of survivors of residential schools.  Wear your orange shirt in support of remembrance and reconciliation.
  • The Colonel Gray Terry Fox Run is this Friday at 2:20. Please bring “Two Toonies for Terry” to your Block “C” teacher and participate.   There will be Terry Fox Trivia all week. Come to Student Services with your answers. The person who answers all questions correctly gets a t-shirt. Today’s Question is: What was the name of Terry’s Marathon and how much has it raised approximately worldwide as of 2020?
  • Hey Colonels! Are you interested in school leadership? Student council might just be the place for you to make a difference. We are currently recruiting new executive members, especially students in grades 10 & 11. Fill out an application form (found on the student council office door – by the cafeteria) and submit it to Mrs. Charlton in Room 214 by the end of the day on Thursday, October 1st.
  • Any students who are interested in writing the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge on October 29th must register with Mr. MacDougald by October 1st.
  • Anyone who has ordered lunch from the PEI Healthy School Food Program please look for Mrs. Beamish in the cafeteria from 11:40-12:00 to pick up your lunch. To place your orders, go to the website at www.peischoolfood.ca, ordering will reopen on October 2 -9 for the Oct 12-23 meal period. Please see Mrs. Beamish if you have any questions.

Student Services:

  • The Workers Compensation Board is seeking two Gr. 11 or 12 students for its Occupational Health and Safety Leadership Program at our school. Students who are selected and complete all program requirements will receive $500 at the end of the school year. For more information, go the WCB website, click on the hard hat, and look for the OHS Leadership button. Applications are due October 9th, so grab a friend and apply today!

Teachers, today is a supervision Day 3.

Monday, September 29, 2020

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • “A” Men’s Soccer: Host Rural today at 5:00pm.
  • “AAA” Men’s Soccer: Practice, 3:30 @ Coop field.
  • “AAA” Women’s Soccer: Practice, 3:30 @ Coop field.
  • Womens Volleyball Tryouts: Grade 10 “AAA” @ 3:30 and Grade 11 & 12 @ 5:00pm.  
  • Men’s Volleyball Tryouts : 5:00pm.

Meetings:

  • There will be a meeting today for all people who wish to run for a KEY Club executive position. The meeting is at 11:40 am in room 140. Only attend if you wish to run for a position on the executive.

Notes:

  • Wednesday, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of survivors of residential schools.  Wear your orange shirt in support of remembrance and reconciliation.
  • Colonel Gray spirit gear is available for purchase online at colonelgray.staygolden.ca until October 5th.
  • The Colonel Gray Terry Fox Run is this Friday at 2:20. Please bring “Two Toonies for Terry” to your Block “C” teacher and participate.   There will be Terry Fox Trivia all week. Come to Student Services with your answers. The person who answers all questions correctly gets a t-shirt. Today’s Question is: On what date did Terry’s “Marathon of Hope” start and in which province?
  • Hey Colonels! Are you interested in school leadership? Student council might just be the place for you to make a difference. We are currently recruiting new executive members, especially students in grades 10 & 11. Fill out an application form (found on the student council office door – by the cafeteria) and submit it to Mrs. Charlton in Room 214 by the end of the day on Thursday, October 1st.
  • Any students who are interested in writing the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge on October 29th must register with Mr. MacDougald by October 1st.
  • There was a kit bag left in the library-please see Mrs. Profit.
  • The Student Transit Program is running again this year until Oct 15. If you would like to receive a free transit pass to use unlimitedly for the 2020/21 school year please check the email in your cloud account you have received from our Principal Ms. Lecours. When you receive your confirmation print it and bring to Mrs. Profit in the library.

Student Services:

  • The Workers Compensation Board is seeking two Gr. 11 or 12 students for its Occupational Health and Safety Leadership Program at our school. Students who are selected and complete all program requirements will receive $500 at the end of the school year. For more information, go the WCB website, click on the hard hat, and look for the OHS Leadership button. Applications are due October 9th, so grab a friend and apply today!

Teachers, today is a supervision Day 2.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Posted on: September 25th, 2020 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • Women’s “AAA” Soccer- Game @ Montague, 4:30pm Teachers, please excuse athletes from classes at 2:45pm. Players are responsible for any and all class material missed.
  • Men’s “AAA” Soccer – Game @ Rural, 4:30pm
  • Men’s “A” Soccer – Home game vs. L’Ecole François Buote, 4:30pm, Colonel Gray.
  • Saturday: Men’s “A” Soccer- Practice 12:00pm, Colonel Gray.
  • Reminder to athletes that contracts must be signed and returned before they will be eligible to play.
  • This year there will be two “AAA” women’s volleyball teams. Tryouts will start Monday, September 28th in the gym. Grade tens are asked to attend the 3:30 tryout and grade eleven and twelves are asked to attend the 5:00 tryout. If you have any questions, you can see Ms.Beck in room 112 in the library.
  • Anyone interested in running cross country this fall, see Mr. Peterson in Student Services.

Meetings:

  • There will be a meeting this Monday for all people who wish to run for a KEY Club executive position. The meeting is at 11:40 am in room 140. Only attend if you wish to run for a position on the executive. Terry Fox Meeting today at 11:40 in room 139, new members welcome.

Notes:

  • There was a kit bag left in the library-please see Mrs. Profit.
  • The Student Transit Program is running again this year until Oct 15. If you would like to receive a free transit pass to use unlimitedly for the 2020/21 school year please check the email in your cloud account you have received from our Principal Ms. Lecours. When you receive your confirmation print it and bring to Mrs. Profit in the library.
  • Hey Colonels!  Are you interested in school leadership?  Student council might just be the place for you to make a difference.  We are currently recruiting new executive members, especially students in grades 10 & 11.  Fill out an application form (found on the student council office door – by the cafeteria) and submit it to Mrs. Charlton in Room 214 by the end of the day on Thursday, October 1st.
  • Any students who are interested in writing the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge on October 29th must register with Mr. MacDougald by October 1st.

Student Services:

Teachers, today is a supervision Day 1.

Upcoming Triple P Discussion Groups for Parents

Posted on: September 24th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

Spaces are limited to 12 people per session.

Call 902-368-6985 (option 3) to register.

  • If school is cancelled, Triple P will be cancelled.
  • Please see second page for topic descriptions.

Teen Parenting Sessions

Thursday, October 22nd – 6:00-8:00 pm – Coping with Teenagers Emotions.

            Location – Stratford Town Hall (234 Shakespeare Drive), Southport Room.

Tuesday, October 27th – 2:00-4:00 pm – Reducing Family Conflict

            Location – Stratford Town Hall (234 Shakespeare Drive), Southport Room.

Ages 0-12 Parenting Sessions

Tuesday, October 6th – 2:00-4:00 pm – Dealing with Disobedience

            Location – Stratford Town Hall (234 Shakespeare Drive), Southport Room. 

Coping with Teenagers Emotions: This session looks at some of the reasons why teenagers can become emotional and gives some practical suggestions to help you teach your teenager how to manage their emotions, and manage any problems if you need to.

Dealing with Disobedience: This session looks at some of the reasons why children may not do as they’re told, and gives some practical suggestions to help prevent disobedience and teach your child limits, and manage any problems if you need to. 

Reducing Family Conflict: This session looks at some of the reasons why teenagers get into fights and arguments and gives some practical suggestions to help you teach your teenager to solve problems peaceably, and manage any problems if you need to.

Teen Parenting Sessions

Tuesday, November 17th – 2:00-4:00 pm – Getting Teenagers to Cooperate.

            Location – Stratford Town Hall (234 Shakespeare Drive), Southport Room.

Thursday, November 26th – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Building Teenagers Survival Skills.

            Location – Stratford Town Hall (234 Shakespeare Drive), Southport Room. 

Ages 0-12 Parenting Sessions

Thursday, November 5th – 6:00-8:00 pm – Managing Fighting and Aggression.

            Location – Stratford Town Hall (234 Shakespeare Drive), Southport Room. 

Tuesday, December 1st – 2:00-4:00 pm – Dealing with Disobedience.

            Location – Stratford Town Hall (234 Shakespeare Drive), Southport Room. 

Getting Teenagers to Cooperate: This session looks at some of the reasons why teenagers can be uncooperative and gives some practical suggestions to help you teach your teenager to cooperate with your requests, and manage any problems if you need to.

Building Teenagers Survival Skills: This session looks at some of the reasons why teenagers can get into trouble and gives some practical suggestions to help you teach your teenager how to anticipate and manage problem situations. It also provides a step-by-step guide on how to discuss this with your teenager in a positive and supportive way.

Managing Fighting and Aggression: This session looks at some of the reasons why siblings fight, and gives some practical suggestions to help you prevent problems by teaching your children to play cooperatively and resolve conflicts with each other, and manage any problems with fighting and aggression between them if you need to.

Dealing with Disobedience: This session looks at some of the reasons why children may not do as they’re told, and gives some practical suggestions to help prevent disobedience and teach your child limits, and manage any problems if you need to. 

Thursday, September 24,2020

Posted on: September 24th, 2020 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • Women’s “AAA” Soccer -Practice 3:30pm, Colonel Gray.
  • Men’s “AAA” Soccer – Practice 3:30pm, Colonel Gray.
  • Men’s “A” Soccer – Practice 5:15pm, Colonel Gray.
  • Remind athletes that contracts must be signed and returned before they will be eligible to play.
  • This year there will be two “AAA” women’s volleyball teams. Tryouts will start Monday, September 28th in the gym. Grade tens are asked to attend the 3:30 tryout and grade eleven and twelves are asked to attend the 5:00 tryout. If you have any questions, you can see Ms.Beck in room 112 in the library.
  • Anyone interested in running cross country this fall, see Mr. Peterson in Student Services.

Meetings:

  • Terry Fox Meeting today at 11:40 in room 139, new members welcome.

Notes:

  • Hey Colonels!  Are you interested in school leadership?  Student council might just be the place for you to make a difference.  We are currently recruiting new executive members, especially students in grades 10 & 11.  Fill out an application form (found on the student council office door – by the cafeteria) and submit it to Mrs. Charlton in Room 214 by the end of the day on Thursday, October 1st.
  • Any students who are interested in writing the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge on October 29th must register with Mr. MacDougald by October 1st.
  • The breakfast program is available every morning in the Learning Centre. There are grab and go items such as bagels, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk. The Learning Centre is directly across from the main office. It is free and all are welcome!
  • Lifetouch will be at Colonel Gray taking photos today and tomorrow.  All students must have a photo taken for our student records as well to get a student ID. This year, students will be called down by their Homeroom teacher’s name and not alphabetically. Please pay attention to when you hear your Block A Teacher’s name called to know when you are to report to the cafeteria.

Student Services:

Teachers, today is a supervision Day 4.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • Tryouts for the two “AAA” women’s volleyball teams will begin September 28th. The tryout times will be announced later this week.”
  • Anyone interested in running cross country this fall, see Mr. Peterson in Student Services.

Meetings:

  • Anyone who missed out on attending key club due to capacity issues is welcome to attend a make up meeting in Mrs. Lee’s classroom, room 140, today at 11:50.
  • Important “Terry Fox 40th Anniversary Run Meeting” today at 11:40 in room 139.  This is the first meeting, we will be needing a lot of help this year so please come and help out!

Notes:

  • Any students who are interested in writing the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge on October 29th must register with Mr. MacDougald by October 1st.
  • The breakfast program is available every morning in the Learning Centre. There are grab and go items such as bagels, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk. The Learning Centre is directly across from the main office. It is free and all are welcome!
  • To our grade 12 students:  Heckbert will be set up at school to take graduation  pictures from Oct 22 until Nov 3.  All potential grads must have their pictures taken by Heckbert in order to be added to the wall composite.  You must register online to book a sitting appointment.  Check our Colonel School website to access other details and the link to book your appointment. 
  • Lifetouch will be at Colonel Gray taking photos on September 23rd and 24th.  All students must have a photo taken for our student records as well to get a student ID.  This year, students will be called down by their Homeroom teacher’s name and not alphabetically.   Please pay attention to when you hear your Block A Teacher’s name called to know when you are to report to the cafeteria.

Student Services:

Teachers, today is a supervision Day 2.

Monday September 21, 2020

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Audrey Allan

Athletics:

  • Women’s Field Hockey: Play their first game today against the Rural at 4:40pm Cornwall Turf, warm up starts at 4:00pm. 
  • “AAA” men practice today 3:30-5:30 Coop field
  • “AAA” women practice today 3:30-5:30 Colonel Gray
  • “A” men practice Tuesday 5:30-7:30 at Colonel Gray
  • Anyone interested in running cross country this fall, see Mr. Peterson in Student Services.

Meetings:

Notes:

  • Thank you to all the students who have put their names forward to be on the district advisory council. Camryn Donnelly and Destiny Fraser will be the reps this year.
  • To our grade 12 students:  Heckbert will be set up at school to take graduation  pictures from Oct 22 until Nov 3.  All potential grads must have their pictures taken by Heckbert in order to be added to the wall composite.  You must register online to book a sitting appointment.  Check our Colonel School website to access other details and the link to book your appointment. 
  • Lifetouch will be at Colonel Gray taking photos on September 23rd and 24th.  All students must have a photo taken for our student records as well to get a student ID.  This year, students will be called down by their Homeroom teacher’s name and not alphabetically.   Please pay attention to when you hear your Block A Teacher’s name called to know when you are to report to the cafeteria.
  • Reminder to all at Colonel Gray that we are a scent free building. This means NO cologne, perfume, or other scented products: hair products, or laundry detergent. Please be respectful of this.

Student Services:

Teachers, today is a supervision Day 1.

Grad Photos Appointment Information

Posted on: September 18th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

Heckbert’s would like to welcome back all grads of 2021. Please find attached some important information regarding graduation portraits. Heckbert’s will be at your school October 22nd – Nov 3rd photographing graduates.
Please note we have some changes this year due to COVID 19 restrictions.
Guys have to show up for their scheduled appointment wearing their own shirt and tie. (white shirt and black necktie is best) We will not be providing shirts and ties this year due to Covid 19. Girls are recommended to show up wearing a v-neck style shirt so it will not show under the gown. Hair and make up should be completed prior to your session.
Grad booking link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E49AAAC22A5FF2-colonel