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CG Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by Mary Whalley

November 7th (6:30pm-9:00pm) & November 8th (9:00am-1:00pm). If you are needing an interpreter for your interview, click here for more information.

Key Club

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Twenty-four Colonel Gray students traveled to Nova Scotia this weekend to participate in KEY LEADER, a leadership training weekend with 70 students from the maritimes.

Duke of Edinburgh

Posted on: November 6th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Over 50 students completed the Adventurous Journey component of the Duke of Edinburgh Award this fall. Congratulations to all participants.

Provincial Forest Envirothon 2019

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

The Provincial Forest Envirothon is part of the international education which attracts Island high school students who are interested in the environment. Students explore options and issues in various natural resource sciences. Teams participate in field tests on the four core subjects like species identification, soil profiles, measuring forest products, identifying wildlife habitats and much more. Students are given a challenge relating to real world environmental issues. Teams must develop ideas and strategies on how to deal with the issues in an effective, efficient and cost effective manner and then as a group, present their recommendations to a panel of experts.   11 teams from 9 different schools from PEI participated in 2019 PEI Provincial Forest Envirothon Competition at Brookvale Nordic Center and Camp Keir. Colonel Gray team included Vee Chatterjee, Riddhima Upreti, Destiny Fraser, Aiyana Pritchard and Lillian MacIsaac.

Grade 12 Information and Post-Secondary Night: Tuesday November 12th, 7:00

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Click here for details.

Start Time: 7:00
Location: Lecture Theater Colonel Gray
7:00-7:30 – School Counsellors present on Grade 12 Year “Plug in – Check in – Begin”
7:30-8:00 – Advisors from UPEI and Holland College to provide an overview of each institution.
8:00-8:15 – Break out Session #1
8:15-8:30 – Break out Session #2
8:30-8:45 – Breakout session #3

Haunted Basement is Cancelled.

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are cancelling the haunted basement. Our apologies to any problems this may cause.

Grad Photos: October 30th – November 7th

Posted on: October 17th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

GRADS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS of the class of 2020:   HECKBERT’S  STUDIOS will be set up in the school library Oct 30th to Nov.7th photographing our 2020 Graduates. Please note: every grad must have their photo taken.  The two options are a paid FULL SESSION (for those students interested in purchasing a photo package from Heckberts) and a free COMPOSITE photo.  Students need to choose the correct sign-up link.

FULL GRAD PHOTO SESSION LINK: Full sitting ($12)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49aaac22a5ff2-colgray

COMPOSITE ONLY LINK: Composite session only (free 1 shot)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49aaac22a5ff2-colgray1  

For more information visit www.heckbertstudio.com or contact by email: kristen@heckbertstudio.com or text/ call Kristen 902-314-6035.

Wall of Fame Cup: October 17th-19th

Posted on: October 16th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Wall of Fame Cup: October 17th-19th. Please click here for schedules and results.

Home and School October Update

Posted on: October 11th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Details announced for Oct. 8 event

Presentations focus on variety of topics, including e-cigarettes

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation continues to do its’ work of bringing people together around the common vision of an excellent education system, with the education and well-being of each island child at the centre. At the local level, we work to strengthen local home and school associations and support their work in their schools and communities. The federation provides leadership training and helps bring people together around common goals and visions.

The Semi-Annual Meeting coming up on Tuesday, October 8, 6 to 8 p.m. at Gulf Shore Elementary School in North Rustico will provide an opportunity to discuss best meetings, current issues, opportunities, share resources, ideas and build connections within the home and school community on P.E.I.  

Current vaping information will be presented by Sterling Carruthers, Education’s Health Schools Specialist and Melissa Munro-Bernard, Health and Wellness. Vaping products have now surpassed tobacco as the most commonly used nicotine-containing product by Canadian and PEI youth. As the rates of e-cigarette use by youth on PEI continues to rise, it is important for adults (e.g. parents, teachers, school staff, family members etc.) to educate themselves about what e-cigarettes are, heath harms associated with using them, what is being done to address youth use, and where to access more information. 

Other workshop topics will focus on: Sharing  ideas through ‘Live Story”, Conducting a Meeting, How to Impact Change in the Education System and Celebrating Everyone. Bring business cards for networking with volunteers and partners in education during the session.  Refreshments will be catered locally by Green Isle Catering.

The Semi-Annual meeting is open to all home and school community members, parents, students, administrators and other school staff members. There is no cost. Bring a food bank donation.  Register online at: http://peihsf.ca/2019-semi-annual or 1-800-916-0664 / 902-620-3186 or peihsf@edu.pe.ca


Parent Leadership grants are now available to for amounts up to $1000 per home and school. Associations are invited to organize a parent engagement initiative in your school community. Application guidelines are online at: http://peihsf.ca/grants  Robotics Kits are available for loan from the P.E.I. Home and School Federation office. Contact the office to book and arrange for pick up.

Home and school’s September start-up package has been mailed to presidents. Presidents and treasurers are to fill out the contact sheet and membership fee forms and submit to the federation office. Review the awards information and consider nominating worthy individuals in your region.

healthy school food program for P.E.I. continues to be a priority for the federation. We will continue to work with the province in the hope that a universal school food program becomes a reality.  In terms of federal support for a universal school food program, here’s a time-related chance for individuals to support a petition advocating for a school food question in the federal leader’s debate.  Share that a school food program needs to be healthy, universal, cost-shared, flexible, built on what already exists, and guided by national principles; learn about these qualities at: https://www.healthyschoolfood.ca/faq

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Cory Thomas, president of P.E.I. Home and School Federation, lives in Summerside with his wife and two children, who both attend Elm Street Elementary School. His column appears in The Guardian during the school year on the first on the Thursday of the month. He welcomes comments from readers and information from the column. He can be reached at 902-620-3186.

School Photo Retakes: October 29th

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

School Photo Retakes: October 29th