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Home and School January Update

Posted on: January 15th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News, January 2019

Healthy School Food Project

Morgan Palmer is working with the Public Schools Branch to develop and pilot a provincial school food strategy. As part of this project three School Food Think Tanks were held across P.E.I. this fall.

The following three video links contain content on this School Food Environment Initiative. Nine schools are prepared to pilot a new school food program for PEI.

* East Wiltshire School Food Think Tank 1

* Kinkora School Food Think Tank 2

* Montague Regional High School Food Think Tank 3

Affecting Change in PEI’s Education System

Resolutions are developed around issues that will affect positive change in our school system for all students’ benefit. Your Home and School’s resolutions will be considered at the 66th Annual Meeting & Convention on April 13, 2019. Assistance with writing resolutions is available. Deadline to submit resolutions: Jan. 31, 2019.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Extra Mile Award

Start planning in the New Year to celebrate school staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, February 11 – 15, 2019. Home and schools are encouraged to find ways of saying thank you to staff members for their contributions to the lives of our children and youth. Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education / admin assistant, custodian) for the

PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award. Submission deadline is: Jan. 11, 2019. More details are online at:

Annual Reports

Presidents of Home and School Associations are asked to submit an annual 1-2 page report outlining your Home and School Association’s activities for the 2018-2019 school year. Reports will be inserted into the Federation’s 2018-2019 Annual Book of Reports. If you need assistance, call 620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 | Please submit your report to the Federation office by Feb. 28th.

Coalition For Healthy School Food
Canada is the only G7 country without a national school food program. Help us ensure every child in Canada has access to healthy food at school.

Sign the E-1957 (Food Policy) Petition to the House of Commons
For more info contact Debbie Field at: | 416 537-6856

2019 Great Big Crunch
The next “official” Great Big Crunch will take place on March 28th at 2:30 p.m. EST. Click here to register your School/Home and School! Find out more here:
”What a fantastic way to celebrate nutrition, raise awareness of various food discussions, and encourage a sense of both school and national unity!” – Salem Elementary School in New Brunswick

Next Meeting: February 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the library.

Semi-Formal Dance: Thursday December 13th 7:00 p.m.

Posted on: December 3rd, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Semi-formal dance on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m.. Cost is $5 for our students and $7 for a guest.

Grad Photo Rescheduled Appointments

Posted on: December 3rd, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Attention Grads regarding photos: For those that missed their appointment due to cancellations last week Lifetouch has automatically booked the same times on Dec 7th for Nov 29th appointments and moved Nov 30th appointments to Dec 10th. See photographers in the library if you have questions.

Turkey Diner Tickets

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Turkey Dinner tickets will go on sale on Dec 4. Cost is $5 per ticket.

Christmas Concert: December 12th at 7:00 PM

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Christmas Concert: December 12th at 7:00 PM

Parent Teacher Interviews: RESCHEDULED to Wednesday December 5th (3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Parent Teacher Interviews:
RESCHEDULED to Wednesday December 5th (3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

Home & School December Post

Posted on: November 28th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

HOME & SCHOOL NEWS, December 2018

* 2019 Extra Mile Award
Nominate a deserving school staff individual for recognition by the PEI Home and School Federation. Submissions deadline: January 11, 2019.
Find more information at: Extra Mile Award of the Year | | 902-620-3186

* Resolutions
Deadline to submit a resolution for consideration at the 2018 Annual Meeting & convention is January 31, 2019. Consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our guide to writing and presenting resolutions and to the slides from the Leadership Training Workshop session on resolutions Review previous resolutions and responses from government departments at: Need assistance? Contact: 902-620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 |

* School Staff Appreciation Week 2019
School staff will be celebrated across Canada February 11 – 15, 2019 during Staff Appreciation Week. Start planning now on how your Home and School will show appreciation to school staff for the contributions they make to our children and their education.

* President’s Annual Reports are due February 28

Presidents are asked to submit an annual report on your Home and School’s activities for this school year. Start your report early and record Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec. activities and in January, add all upcoming events/discussions to the end of June. Send reports to the office for inclusion in the 2019 Annual Book of Reports. Need assistance? Contact Shirley at: 902-620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 |

* 66th Annual Meeting & Convention

Mark your 2019 calendars….PEI Home and School Federation’s 66th Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 13, 2019, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI.

* Home and School Movie Nights

Audio Cine Films Inc. wants to ensure that all schools and parent associations in PEI are aware of the licensing requirements concerning the presentation of commercially available movies. Please review the e-mail message received Nov. 1/18 pasted below and speak with your school’s teacher-librarian or principal who are your first contacts for questions about licensing.

Boys AA Basketball Tryouts: November 27th 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Boys AA Basketball Tryouts: November 27th 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Gray Cup Schedule

Posted on: November 25th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

Saturday Dec 1
*Saturday morning pool games may be switched to allow for team with best record to play 8:00 game for more rest before semi.
Gray 8:00 A Prince Andrew Sussex
Rural 8:00 B Sackville Citadel
HC 8:00 C Riverview Char Rural
Queen Charlotte 8:00 D Horton Ken Valley
Gray 10:00 A Gray Yarmouth
Rural 10:00 B Westisle Leo Hayes
HC 10:00 C CEC Millwood
Queen Charlotte 10:00 D TOSH Lockview
Gray 1:00 1A 1B
Rural 1:00 1C 1D
Gray 3:00 2A 2B
HC 3:00 2C 2D
Gray 5:00 Winner Semi 1 Winner Semi 2

Colonel Gray Craft Fair

Posted on: November 4th, 2018 by Andrew MacDougald

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again! Come support us and many other businesses by taking a walk through our school. You might even find yourself getting your Christmas shopping done! The Craft Fair will take place on Friday, November 23rd (5:30-9:00) and Saturday, November 24th (10:00-5:00).

Vendors looking for information should go to this link.
All tables are booked for the 2018 Craft Fair. Registration forms for the 2019 Craft Fair will be available later on this month. Thanks everyone for your support.

Additionally, we will not be selling wreaths door-to-door this year, but we are still selling wreaths at the Craft Fair. You can pick yours up at the band entrance, and you do not have to pay for admissions if you just want to come and get a wreath.

This year, we are letting you choose your own accessories to decorate the wreath.

Shawn R. Doiron
Colonel Gray Senior High School
Charlottetown, PE