Message from our School Counsellor – Mrs. Lank

Mrs. Lank has been posting ideas on our Cardigan School Home & School FB Page and we also wanted to post it here as well so our parents/guardians that don’t use FB get the information.

Hi Cardigan families,
I would like to share a wonderful story I came across with you all. It is a story that families can read together as a great tool to help children (of all ages) process their feelings around all the changes (particularly coronavirus) that have/ been happening. It is written by a psychotherapist/researcher who I follow, Ana M Gomez
Mrs. Lank

This is another wonderful program we want to make sure all of our Cardigan family are aware of:

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Message from the Public Schools Branch

Message from the PSB regarding Student Computer Account Information Request
We have received many requests for student computer account information.  For a short period of time, we are not taking any new requests so we can “catch up”!  Please note, that when the Public Schools Branch calls you back, the call will appear as “blocked caller” – please answer so we can give you the information!  Also, please only submit one request per student!  We will get back to you as soon as we can!

Parent Teacher Interviews – March 5th & 6th

Parent Teacher Interviews: Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th. There will be no classes for our students on Friday due to Parent teacher interviews. 

Parent teacher interview slips are going home on Wednesday, February 26th. Please make sure you look in your child’s kitbag or lunchbag so you know what time you are scheduled to meet with your child’s teacher.
If you are unable to attend the scheduled time, please call the office at 902-583-8575 and let the school know. Your child’s home room teacher will then be in contact with you to make another appointment.

PEI Home & School News, January 2020

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 67th Annual Meeting & Convention on April 18, 2020.  What are the issues that are impacting student learning, student wellness and safety?  Check online for help with writing resolutions and/or contact the federation office.  Deadline to submit resolutions: Jan. 3, 2020.

 Extra Mile Award:

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. 17.  More details are online at:

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Extra Mile Award

National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Feb. 10-14 provides opportunity for Home and Schools communities to recognize the hard work of our teachers and school staff.  Form a special committee to plan something special to say thank you!

Annual Home and School Reports

Presidents of Home and School Associations are asked to submit an annual 1-2 page report detailing your Home & School Association’s activities for this school year.  Reports will be inserted into the Federation’s 2019-2020 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.

What’s on your Home and School meeting agenda?

The PEIHSF works to help parents become better informed and more involved in their student’s learning.  Join in the educational conversations through Local Home and School Associations.  When you receive information from the Federation, add those topics to your Home and School agenda for discussion at your meetings.  Topics may include: PEI government is returning to an elected school board; school food, student/staff wellness issues, youth vaping, bullying, etc.

If you have questions about the above info, please contact us at or 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664

How to start a book club for small kids:
A book club for small kids isn’t all that different from your typical neighborhood version.

 How can parents support their children’s development as writers?

What does the research tell us about effective strategies for teaching writing? Check writing resources at:  Reading Rockets – Writing

The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results indicate that Canadian students remain among the top 10 performers in the world. Of the 79 countries and economies that participated in PISA 2018, Canada ranked fourth in reading, 10th in mathematics and sixth in science.  The Canadian report can be found at