Donations for the Summerside Food Bank

Mrs. Connolly’s grade one class is collecting food donations for the Summerside Food Bank. They are trying to collect 100 items before the 100th day of school. Any donations of non-perishable food items are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Provincial Home and School News

Home and School News, January 2021

  1. Elected school board model consultations

“We want to give Islanders a stronger voice in their education system and how we support student learning while ensuring our school boards are more representative of our Island population under the leadership of elected trustees,” Minister Trivers. (Dec. 21/20) Submit your ideas online at: Elected School Board Model Consultations. Islanders will have the added option to complete an online survey. Online consultations are open until March 11, 2021.

  1. Don’t forget to nominate school staff

Nominate a teacher, EA, principal, Administrative Assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award. Submission deadline is Jan. 22. Nomination form is online at: https://peihsf.ca/extramile. Presentations will be arranged during School Staff

Appreciation Week, Feb. 14-21, respecting pandemic protocols. The week provides anopportunity for parents / students to recognize the dedication and hard work of teachers, admin support, EA, and custodians. Say thank you! Keep plans simple!

  1. Teamwork: Parents and teachers write resolutions together

Resolutions are developed around issues that will affect positive change in our school system for all students’ benefit. Parents and teachers are asking to discuss school system and gaps around the local Home and School meeting table for the purpose of teaming up to write resolutions. What are the issues impacting student learning, student wellness and safety? Check our website to view resolutions. Ask the Federation for help with writing resolutions. Use a NEW Fillable Resolution Form. Deadline to submit resolutions is Jan. 31.

  1. NEW School Food Menu: Students asked to give school food another try

Here is what you need to know about the new menus:

  • Thirteen NEW menu items have been added based on parent/student feedback.
  • Options include: one meat/one vegetarian (daily) and “gluten friendly” being offered for each menu item
  • Portion sizes have increased slightly and are more consistent
  • Meal orders will continue to be ordered in the two week rotation at: peischoolfood.ca
  • Ordering begins Dec. 28 and closes at 9 a.m. on Jan. 1. No late orders accepted.
  • Photos of menu items were shared on social media channels over the holidays
  • Updated ingredient and allergen information will be uploaded to the website
  1. Parent Leadership Grants

Parent Leadership Grants. New submission deadline: Feb. 28, 2021

  1. What’s on your agenda?

Add …..items from this monthly update

….current educational news
….Education Minister, Brad Trivers’ announcements

….Public Schools Branch information
….Federation’s resolution deadline
….Awards Programs nomination dates
….Appoint a communication’s person to be sure current topics are on your agenda
How can we help? Contact the Federation office: 902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 / peihsf@edu.pe.ca

Community News….

  •  Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Canada is a free book gifting program devoted to inspiring a love of reading in the hearts of children everywhere. Each month, enrolled children receive a high quality, age-appropriate book in the mail, free of charge. Children receive books from birth up to their fifth birthday. Find out how to sign up your child in PEI. Call (902) 368-3620 / 1-866-827-3620.
  • PEI’s public library offers a monthly e-Newsletter will contain the latest news and information on programs and services at PEI’s public libraries. Subscribe: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/…/library-newsletter…
  • Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is a literary program in Atlantic Canada designed to bring together readers 9-12 years old with great Canadian books and authors. Click here to see all the amazing books on the non-fiction shortlist. They will be profiling each book on social media over the next couple of months. Register your child or reading group today.
  • YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange is an amazing Opportunity for High School Students: This national exchange program offers opportunities for youth (age 16-17) to gain valuable work experience, explore another part of Canada, and improve their second official language skills, all for the cost of $125. Contact John’s, NL & Charlottetown, PEI Coordinator: kiera.fagan@ymcagta.org / 709-351-2356 / www.summer-work.com
  • COVID-19 Study: Would you like to be part of a study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on school experiences for caregivers and children from K – Grade 4? Contact Tara Cooper, Research assistant to Dr. Marla Morden, Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC. For more information visit https://wordpress.viu.ca/mordenlab/
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Last Call for January HotLunches!

HotLunches orders for January must be in by midnight.

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January HotLunches Reminder!

January HotLunches orders are due by Sunday, January 3rd at midnight.

This menu is for milk, Domino’s Pizza on Wednesdays and new menu offerings from Ship to Shore for Tuesdays and Thursdays.  It covers the four week period from January 4th to January 29th.

We hope everyone is enjoying enjoying their Christmas Holiday!

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Happy Holidays and the January Lunch Menu

Happy Holidays to all our Greenfield families!  This will be a well-deserved break for all.
The milk and food menu is now open for ordering for January.  It covers the period of Monday, January 4th to Friday, January 29th. The deadline for orders is Sunday, January 3rd at midnight.
There are new offerings from Ship to Shore for January. They include:
  • Cold Cut Sub –  2 days
  • Flat bread pepperoni pizza – 2 day
  • Baked Potato with bacon – 1 Day
  • Chicken Ceasar Wrap – 2 days
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich – 1 day

There will be pizza on Wednesdays from Domino’s.

All orders for December must be paid before you can order for January.

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Greenfield Clothing Orders!

A reminder that our Greenfield Clothing orders are here!  Parents can come to the school to pick orders up today and tomorrow before 2:15 (before buses).  You can pull up to the front door and call the office.  We will bring your items out to your car.   If you need to make other arrangements, call the office and we will see what we can do for you.

We have had parents asking about ordering.  The Greenfield Store is now closed but will open again for ordering on January 4th.

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Greenfield Clothing Arrives Tomorrow!

All orders for Greenfield clothing will be arriving tomorrow!

Parents will be able to pick up orders on Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:30.

Parent can pull up to the front door and call the office. We can bring their items out to your car.

Teachers of Grade 6 students will be in touch to see if student’s hoodies can go home with them or if they wish to pick it up as it is will be a Christmas gift.

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Christmas Hamper News!

We have had such great success with our Gator Giving for the Christmas Hampers!  The response has been beyond what we expected for this unusual year.

We can not thank our students and families enough for all the big and little ways this effort has been supported. As in all other years, we came together as a community to give to those who need our help.  A great thank you to Karla Love who does so much to coordinated the work of our Christmas Hampers.  She had many wonderful “elves” who helped with the shopping and the wrapping of the gifts.  The St Eleanor’s Lions Club will be seeing that the families receive their gifts as well as hampers of food.

WINNERS!
The winners of our Raffle Baskets were Gina Toledo and Jennifer Matthew.  Congratulations to Gina and Jennifer!

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Christmas Spirit Week!

Next week will be our Christmas Spirit Week with fun themes planned for every day.  As well, we will be celebrating the many languages we have at Greenfield with a beautiful lobby display and special morning announcements.  Please check the schedule below:

Christmas Spirit Week

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Last Call for December HotLunches!

December HotLunches orders for milk, pizza and new menu items are due tonight at midnight.

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