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Late French Immersion Parent Information Meetings

Late French Immersion parent information meetings will be held at the following locations for parents of Grade 6 students who plan to enrol their children in Grade 7 Late French Immersion in September, 2018:

Kensington Intermediate High School – February 6th (Storm date February 7th) 7pm-8pm

East Wiltshire Intermediate School – February 8th (Storm date February 21st) 7pm-8pm

Stonepark Intermediate School – February 13th (Storm date February 22nd) 7pm-8pm

Queen Charlotte Intermediate School  – February 15th (Storm date February 28th) 7pm-8pm

Birchwood Intermediate School – February 27th (Storm date March 1st) 7pm-8pm

Registration Week is March 5 – March 9, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year

Recognize Educational Assistants and Youth Service Workers in January

We appreciate our Educational Assistants and Youth Service Workers. Educational Assistants and Youth Service Workers help to deliver educational programs in our elementary and secondary schools. They play an increasingly vital role in today’s classroom. They support teachers by working with individual, or groups of, students. They work alongside, under the guidance, and in partnership with teachers.

Nominating an Educational Assistant or Youth Service Worker for an ‘Inspire’ award in January is an excellent way to recognize them.  Each month we are encouraging the nomination of a specific group in our Public Schools Branch family. This month we will highlight the role of our Educational Assistants and Youth Service Workers.

Educational Assistants and Youth Service Workers have knowledge and skills related to meeting the needs of learners with a range of exceptionalities and they are appreciated members of school educational teams. Educational Assistants and Youth Service Workers engage in daily efforts, applying knowledge and expertise in assisting students, particularly those most in need of support, in achieving success. They are a valued support because they are genuinely committed to helping children learn, have great empathy, show great patience and understanding, and are sensitive to the obstacles facing the children in their care. For many students, their efforts and kindness make the school experience more enjoyable and pleasant.

The ‘Inspire’ award is one way the Public Schools Branch is using to recognize members of our educational community for the inspirational things they do to help us all experience success and make our schools great places to work and learn.  Anyone can nominate an employee, student, volunteer, parent or community member; and the criterion for nomination is simple – they just need to have inspired others.  To nominate someone, simply take a minute or two to complete the on-line nomination form.  Nominees will receive a small PSB recognition package and a note of thanks for contributing to the PSB community. Over 200 ‘Inspire’ Awards have been delivered so far!  Thank you for doing your part to nominate deserving candidates.

‘Inspire’ Nomination Form

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

Approximately 19,000 Public School Branch students in kindergarten through Grade 12 have embarked on a new year of learning. Many are attending new schools. There are a considerable number of new teachers and staff joining them. I wish everyone success as we become accustomed to new routines and get acquainted with new friends and staff.

Something else that is new is the ‘Inspire’ award. The PSB believes in celebrating the achievements of students, parents, staff, and other valued members of our educational community. We invite and encourage you to help us recognize individuals for the inspirational things they do to help us all experience success and make our schools great places to work and learn. Anyone can nominate an employee, student, volunteer, parent or community member. The criterion is simple — they just needed to have inspired others. Nominating someone is easy. Take a minute or two to complete the on-line nomination form http://tinyurl.com/psb-inspire . Nominees will receive a small PSB recognition package and a note of thanks for contributing to the PSB community. The nomination form is also located on our PSB website at edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb .

The summer months are always a busy time for school staff and branch-based staff, and this summer was certainly no exception. To prepare for the new academic year, significant transitioning and rezoning occurred, redistribution of students, staff and resources happened, repairs and improvements were made, school buildings were cleaned thoroughly, transportation routes were redesigned, buses were purchased and inspected, new employees were hired, and teachers and other employees participated in meaningful professional development.

Amidst all the new, one thing that we can be assured will remain the same is our united commitment to provide all students with quality learning opportunities. Our students are very fortunate to have teachers, administrators, educational assistants, youth service workers, administrative assistants, custodians, cleaners, and branch based staff along with their parents and caregivers helping them achieve success. Thank you for inspiring our youth through the support you provide. It is an exciting time for our students, parents, and our PSB’s staff.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your teacher, principal, or me with questions or concerns. Best wishes to everyone for a very successful school year.

Parker Grimmer

Director, Public Schools Branch