Game Force Summer Camp – Summerside

Many of our students at Greenfield enjoyed participating in the Game Force Designer Bootcamps.  These sessions teach children about video game design.  There will be a camp in Summerside in August for children 10 to 14 years of age.  Here is the information:

Game Force Summer Camp – 2020

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Congratulations to Our Grade 6 Students!

Our Grade 6 students had their closing ceremony (COVID-style!) on Thursday, June 25th,

Here is the very excellent video of our students as they complete their school year and leave Greenfield Elementary School for Summerside Intermediate School. SIS is lucky to receive them!  We wish them all the best and know that they will remember…

“Once a Gator, always a Gator”

 

 

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FREE Virtual Summer Programming

** FREE**

Virtual Summer Programming

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Summerside and Wellington are proud to announce the new FREE Virtual Program starting July 6th. Registration is open to the public for ages 6-15. Spaces are limited, be sure to register your child today! Group sessions will be held daily with times to be determined based on your needs!!!

This is an exciting summer of firsts… it’s our first time running virtual programming, it’s our first time seeing how we can inject joy into each day for kids who have been affected most by COVID-19, and its our first time doing it all from behind a computer screen.

A few of the activities that will be apart of the program

  • Interactive games with other members
  • Murder mysteries
  • Trivia
  • Team building sessions
  • Physical activity

AND MUCH MORE!!

If you have any questions or to register a child today, contact Zack at 902-436-9403 or email zculleton@ssidebgclub.com to receive a registration form which can be emailed back or dropped off at our Summerside location.

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We are here! Hope to see you!

Teachers are here and waiting for our students and parents to come by for their final reports cards, a little gift and goodbye.

English classes – 9:00 – 12:00

French Immersion classes – 12:30 to 3:00

*Please bring the chromebooks!

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Monday – Report Card Pick-Up and Goodbyes!

On Monday, June 29th parents and students can come by the school to pick up final report cards and other special items our teachers have for their students.

It will be drive-through style, with all staff outdoors (we hope!) to wish students a wonderful summer.

The timelines:

English Classes – 9:00 to 12:00

French Immersion Classes – 12:30 – 3:00

*All chromebooks that were on loan must be returned on Monday as well. 

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Message from Parker Grimmer, Director, Public Schools Branch

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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

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Report Card Pick-Up!

Our final report cards for this school year will be available for pick-up on Monday, June 29.

There will be two pick-up times: 

English Programs:  9:00 – 12:00

French Immersion: 12:30 – 3:00

Parents will be able to drive up to the front door and we will be bring report cards to your car.  We hope to see our students and parents on Monday!

Parents who have not paid the school supply fees will be able to park and come into the school to do that.

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School Supply Fees!

We know that the plan for September is to have children back in schools.  Much planning is taking place for this. The teachers at Greenfield are excited and are getting their classrooms ready for students to return in September.  This means that they will be making purchases for school supplies as this has been the practice at Greenfield for a number of years.

Thank you to all the parents who have paid this fee already. We are hoping parents who have not paid their child’s school supply fee, will either pay for it through HotLunches or drop into the school on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday this week to do so.

*Please do not come by the school on Thursday as we have our Grade 6 Closing on that day.

 

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Message from Parker Grimmer, Director of the Public Schools Branch

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

The Public Schools Branch would like to send congratulations and best wishes to our 2020 Graduates. We want to congratulate all our grade 12 graduates on their many accomplishments during their education journey these last 12 years. We hope they enjoy the recognition and ceremonies that are being planned for them next week to mark this major achievement.

We live in interesting times that we will always remember. Our 2020 graduates will certainly never forget the year they graduated. Even though our graduates are leaving public education during a worldwide pandemic, they have remained focused, pushed forward, and developed skills of resiliency that will carry them well into the future. Their determination and resolve has been inspiring.

This is a time for our graduates, to reflect on and celebrate their accomplishments, efforts, and actions with their parents, family and friends. Our graduates have achieved so many great things to get to this stage of life, and in doing so, they have created endless possibilities for themselves. We wish all graduates the best of success in what life has to offer as they head to university, college, the work force, or other pursuits. We encourage our PSB graduates to continue to fill chapters of the amazing story they are writing. #classof2020

COVID-19 Response to Mental Health Concerns

A Child and Youth Urgent Mental Health Care service is now available for children and youth ages 18 and under with urgent mental health needs or very high emotional distress. Children and youth with urgent mental health needs can call the virtual clinic for support and assistance. Children, youth, and their parents can call toll free at 1-866-833-5443 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily to connect with trained Health PEI mental health clinicians, who will provide a thorough risk assessment, help to stabilize any crisis, and connect to appropriate community supports.

Outside of the Child and Youth Urgent Mental Health Care hours, individuals requiring urgent mental health support can also access the Island Help Line (1-800-218-2885), Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868), their local emergency department, or 911. Community Mental Health Services, Student Well Being Teams, Strongest Families, and other community partners will continue to be available for all non-urgent mental health questions and concerns. For information on these services contact your local Community Mental Health office or Mental Health and Addictions Information Service at 1-833-533-9333.

Thank you to those who sent me feedback on the benefit and value of these weekly communications that began back in mid-March. It is my hope that these messages have been helpful. Next Wednesday will be the last letter for the 2019-20 school year. Plans are in the works to make it both a video and written message.

Until then, take care,

Parker Grimmer

Director

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Summer Reading!

It truly has been an exceptional school year! None of us could have imagined the challenge a virus would present, but there you go – life is full of surprises! We rose to the occasion as as a community and did our best in a very unpredictable situation.

This is our last week of Home Learning. We want to thank all our families for taking on the challenge with the support of our teachers.  We feel we had great participation.

As you prepare to wind down and enjoy summer, we hope reading will find its place in your home.  The PEI Public Library offers wonderful summer reading programs. Here is the information:

PEI Public Library Service is preparing to launch online versions of its free annual summer reading programs for children and teens. Please share the attached information about the following PLS’ online summer programs with your students and their families.

TD Summer Reading Club (Ages 0-12)
Children and their families are invited to join PEI public libraries online to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club! This annual national program gets kids excited about reading and helps prevent the summer slide. This year’s edition will emphasize hands-on creativity and the joy of reading, while encouraging kids to move, play and explore. Please encourage your students and their families to participate and share these attachments:

  • Message for Parents/Caregivers: Includes a schedule for both English and French online programming, plus information about how kids can register, participate and win prizes. (PDF & JPG)
  • TD Summer Reading Club Video: https://youtu.be/UX0THN6M6qU
  • Poster: Promotional poster encouraging kids to check out the Summer Reading Club online. (PDF & JPG)
Book-opoly (Ages 13+)
Teens and adults are invited to participate in Book-opoly, the PLS’ summer reading program for ages 13 and up. Participants read their way around a game board to enter weekly prize draws. Please share the attached poster with teens and their families.

The PEI Public Library Service is proud to be part of the team that supports young Islanders as they learn. Keep up-to-date on PLS services, resources and programs by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Please don’t hesitate to connect with us on social media or contact your local branch or Public Library Service Headquarters with any questions or comments. We’re here to help!

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