Archive for the ‘News and Events’ Category

Stage Photo/Gown Return/Diploma Pickup Hours

Posted on: June 25th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

Thursday June 25th and Friday 26th

9:00am-11:30 am

&

1:00pm-3:00pm

Enter through main doors and proceed to Cafeteria!

Graduation Video Link

Posted on: June 23rd, 2020 by Mary Whalley

Follow the following video link at 9:30 pm this evening. This is a one time viewing on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/uoi24mkjczg

COVID-19 Survey

Posted on: June 5th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

With the appearance of COVID-19 in PEI, our school system was forced to act quickly to provide online, home-based learning. Many people worked diligently to meet the challenge to deliver education online to an entire K to 12 system.

Now that we have had three months experience in this new world of education, it is appropriate to reflect on what has worked well and what has not, to help us prepare for the future.

Through this survey, we are seeking input from parents, teachers and administrators on key issues such as student access to technology and the internet; student comfort and confidence levels with home learning; communication among teachers, students and parents; and concerns about child care.

Your participation in the survey is important and very much appreciated. Results will be used only to identify the strengths and challenges of the home learning experience.

• The survey takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
• Your responses are anonymous and confidential. There is no way to see your name or email address.
• Results go directly to survey coordinators at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning and are recorded on a secure site.
• The survey will close at 4 PM on Friday, June 12, 2020.   https://forms.gle/Aq7CWZr74nzS8mfXA   __________________________________________________________

En raison de l’arrivée de la COVID-19 à l’Î.-P.-É., notre système scolaire a dû agir rapidement afin de fournir des services d’apprentissage en ligne et à la maison. Même si de nombreuses personnes ont travaillé assidûment à relever le défi d’offrir des services d’éducation en ligne pour tout le système de la maternelle à la 12e année, c’était une tâche imposante.

Maintenant que nous avons trois mois d’expérience dans ce nouveau type d’éducation, c’est le moment de réfléchir à ce qui a bien fonctionné et à ce qui a moins bien fonctionné afin de nous aider à nous préparer pour l’avenir.

Par l’intermédiaire de ce sondage, nous demandons l’avis des parents, des enseignants et des administrateurs sur des questions clés comme l’accès des élèves aux technologies et à Internet, les niveaux d’aisance et de confiance des élèves en ce qui a trait à l’apprentissage à la maison; la communication entre les enseignants, les élèves et les parents, et les préoccupations en ce qui a trait à la garde d’enfants.

Votre participation à ce sondage est importante et est très appréciée. Les résultats serviront uniquement à identifier les forces et les défis relativement à l’expérience d’apprentissage à la maison.

• Il vous faudra environ de 5 à 10 minutes pour répondre au sondage.
• Vos réponses sont anonymes et confidentielles. Il n’y aura aucune façon de voir votre nom ni votre adresse courriel.
• Les résultats sont envoyés directement aux coordonnateurs du sondage du ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Apprentissage continu et sont enregistrés dans un site sécurisé.
• Le sondage prend fin le vendredi 12 juin 2020 à 16 h.      https://forms.gle/8MapMnPx6KrHv9xq5

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 jlmccabe@edu.pe.ca, Mike Peterson mapeterson@edu.pe.ca or Gordie Cox gjcox@edu.pe.ca 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 jlmccabe@edu.pe.ca 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.

https://colgray.pbworks.com/w/page/37587231/Bursaries%20Booklet

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 katsistinas@edu.pe.ca or sent by regular post to Public School Branch, PO Box 8600, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8V7.

APRIL 20th UPDATES

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 www.upei.ca/engineering

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 https://cfpei.ca/

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

https://cfpei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-CFPEI-Scholarships.pdf

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

Director

COVID-19 Support for Families

Posted on: March 24th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

COVID–19 has impacted all of us in ways we couldn’t have expected. With our PSB schools being closed, the absence of access to school breakfast and lunch programs has put a financial strain on many families. Assistance is being provided to families dealing with food insecurity. Please contact the Support for Families lines 902-368-5155 or 902-368-6990 or supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca with your name and contact information so we can get back to you about the supports that are available to assist you and your family at this time.

Covid-19 update

Posted on: March 19th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

Please click here to see the announcement from the Public Schools Branch.

Please Read Department of Health and Wellness Press Release regarding March Break Travel

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

Student Google Passwords Being Reset

Posted on: March 6th, 2020 by Mary Whalley

Well-being Team New Drop In Hours

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 by Mary Whalley