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Welcome to Our Two Newly Appointed Board of Directors

The Public Schools Branch would like welcome two new Board of Directors who were recently appointed by Honourable Brad Trivers, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, to fill existing vacancies on our board. Mary Jane Ready and Norman Beck are well respected retired educators and their knowledge, experience and commitment to education will greatly benefit the board of the Public Schools Branch.

Mary Jane Ready will fill the vacancy left by Harvey MacEwen whose term expired recently. Ms. Ready is a former principal of Gulf Shore Consolidated School. She brings 34 years of experience to the position as a teacher and school administrator.

Norman Beck, former principal of Stonepark Intermediate, will fill a vacancy left by Dale Sabean who retired from the board to pursue professional opportunities. Mr. Beck has 31 years of experience as an educator, including 16 years as a principal and vice principal.

Welcome Mary Jane and Norman. These new board members will join board Chair, Bethany MacLeod for the next public meetings.

The Third Annual Meeting of the Public Schools Branch Board of Directors will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at Glen Stewart Primary, 34 Glen Stewart Drive, Stratford. (Storm date is Tuesday, December 17)

The Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch will also hold a regular meeting on Monday, December 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Glen Stewart Primary, 34 Glen Stewart Drive, Stratford (Storm date is Tuesday, December 17)

Members of the public are welcome to attend. Any member of the public who wishes to make a presentation to the Board must submit a written request to the Board Chair or the Director of the Public Schools Branch by 4 p.m. on December 10, 2019 to the Public Schools Branch Stratford Office, 2-234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE C1B 2V8, or by email to sxgauthier@edu.pe.ca. Please call 902-368-6850 for additional information.

 

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Board of Directors Meeting

The Third Annual Meeting of the Public Schools Branch Board of Directors will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at Glen Stewart Primary, 34 Glen Stewart Drive, Stratford. (Storm date is Tuesday, December 17)

The Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch will also hold a regular meeting on Monday, December 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Glen Stewart Primary, 34 Glen Stewart Drive, Stratford (Storm date is Tuesday, December 17)

Members of the public are welcome to attend. Any member of the public who wishes to make a presentation to the Board must submit a written request to the Board Chair or the Director of the Public Schools Branch by 4 p.m. on December 10, 2019 to the Public Schools Branch Stratford Office, 2-234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE C1B 2V8, or by email to sxgauthier@edu.pe.ca. Please call 902-368-6850 for additional information.

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Reminder for 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

We would like to remind you that parents/guardians are asked to register their children for kindergarten during the week of November 18-22, 2019

  •  Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2020 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (902-368-6990) or Summerside Office (902-888-8400). Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
  • Parents are reminded to bring a piece of Government issued ID verifying proof of child’s age. Examples are:
    • Birth Certificate
    • PEI Health Card
    • Passport
  • Verification of home address must also be provided, such as current utility bill.
  • Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held at schools in the spring of 2020.

If you are registering your child for French Immersion, or looking for more information on the French program, please see the following information:

 

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PSB Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

Parents are asked to register their children for Kindergarten prior to or during the week of November 18-22, 2019.

  •  Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2020 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (902-368-6990) or Summerside Office (902-888-8400). Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
  • Parents are reminded to bring a piece of Government issued ID verifying proof of child’s age. Examples are:
    • Birth Certificate
    • PEI Health Card
    • Passport
  • Verification of home address must also be provided, such as current utility bill.
  • Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held at schools in the spring of 2020.

Please refer to this additional information regarding locations for the Early French Immersion Program registration:

Bluefield Family (Central Queens, Englewood, Gulf Shore, and Westwood) contact Westwood Primary.

Charlottetown Family (LM Montgomery, Sherwood, and the Brackley & Brackley Beach portions of Parkdale) contact Sherwood Elementary.

Charlottetown Family (Glen Stewart and Donagh) contact Glen Stewart Primary.

Charlottetown Family (Spring Park and West Royalty,) contact Spring Park Elementary.

Charlottetown Family (Prince Street, St. Jean, West Kent, and the downtown portion of Parkdale) contact West Kent Elementary.

Kensington Family (Queen Elizabeth) contact Parkside Elementary.

Kinkora Family (Amherst Cove and Somerset) contact Parkside Elementary. Student transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

Montague Family (Belfast, Cardigan, Georgetown, Montague Consolidated, Southern Kings, and Vernon River) contact Montague Consolidated.

Morell Family (Morell Consolidated and Mount Stewart) may register at Westwood Primary, Sherwood Elementary, Glen Stewart Primary, Spring Park Elementary, West Kent Elementary or Montague Consolidated. A parent can register their student in Early French Immersion at a school of their choice, subject to PSB approval. Student transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

Souris Family (Souris Regional) may register at Westwood Primary, Sherwood Elementary, Glen Stewart Primary, Spring Park Elementary, West Kent Elementary, or Montague Consolidated. A parent can register their student in Early French Immersion at a school of their choice, subject to PSB approval. Student transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

Three Oaks Family (Athena and Elm Street) contact Elm Street Elementary.

Three Oaks Family (Greenfield) contact Greenfield Elementary.

Three Oaks Family (Miscouche and Parkside) contact Parkside Elementary.

Westisle Family Students in the Bloomfield, O’Leary, Ellerslie, Rosebank, Brooklyn and Cascumpec communities of Alberton area contact Bloomfield Elementary.

Westisle Family Students in the St. Louis area and all areas of Alberton except for Brooklyn and Rosebank and Cascumpec contact St. Louis Elementary.

Westisle Family (Tignish) contact Tignish Elementary.

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Public Schools Branch Career-Job Fairs

The Public Schools Branch (PSB), which serves almost 20,000 students in 56 schools in Prince Edward Island, is experiencing island-wide shortages in a number of our employment categories.  We are eagerly reaching out to people interested in exploring how their skills, talents, and training can be used to pursue a career or employment opportunity in the education sector.

Every position in the education sector plays a role in contributing to the success of our students and the strength of our system.  A career with the Public Schools Branch can be rewarding in so many ways!

We will be hosting two Career Fairs in November. This will be an opportunity to network with a group of industry professionals and to learn where your skills, talents, and training might fit into our team of over 3500 employees across the province.

Did you know:

  • With a class 1 or class 3 driving license (valid at least 5 years), a career as a bus driver might be an option.
  • With the Human Services Qualification, we have ongoing needs for qualified personnel to work as Educational assistants (EAs).
  • With 2 years of post-secondary education in a teachable subject, a person is eligible to be considered for substitute teaching (experience working with youth and French language capacity is an asset).
  • With Grade 12 (or a GED), you could apply to join a school team as a cleaner.
  • With Professional training as a specialist, (HEAR, EAL, Autism, OT, SLP, Psychologist, etc…), we need you!

We welcome you to come and learn about positions and careers currently available with the Public Schools Branch and the benefits of a career with us!  As well, the PSB has many immediate casual employment openings that could lead to permanent career paths, or provide an opportunity to experience and explore potential employment paths. Areas of shortage include substitute teachers, educational assistants, school bus drivers, administrative assistants, and cleaners.

Drop in and join us!  We look forward to talking with you!

Wednesday, November 6th, 1:00 – 7:00 pm

Stratford Townhall, 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford

Or

Thursday, November 21st, 1:00 – 7:00 pm

Holman Building, 250 Water Street, Summerside

(South Tower, rear entrance)

For further information, contact Alva Coade in our Human Resources Department at (902) 620-3452 or arcoade@edu.pe.ca.

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