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Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch will be meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Eliot River Elementary, 79 Hilltop Drive, Cornwall.

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 June 4, 2018 to the Public Schools Branch Stratford Office, 2-234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE C1B 2V8, or by email to Please call 902-368-6850 for additional information.

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Proposed Policies

The Public Schools Branch would like to welcome feedback from the public on the following policy documents:

Safe & Caring Learning Environments (policy and procedure)
Community Use of Schools (policy and procedure)
School Cancellations (procedure)

The deadline for feedback is May 11, 2018 and it can be sent to A separate feedback email for each policy area with the name of the policy area in the subject line is preferred.

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Charlottetown Family of Schools Review

The Public Schools Branch is initiating a review of the Charlottetown Family of Schools to further investigate possible capacity issues in the future and to develop potential options.

Options for how to submit public input will be updated in the near future.

To access the Review of Schools information and to follow further updates, please visit:  Charlottetown Family of Schools Review


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Recognize our Administrative Assistants in April

We appreciate our Administrative Assistants. Success at our schools is possible, in part, because of the dedication of our school administrative assistant who keep everything running smoothly and somehow know the answers to everyone’s questions. We appreciate them for sending forms, fixing files, completing tasks with time to spare, placing orders for supplies, typing e-mails and reports, taking calls, applying band aides, handling crises of all kinds and sorts, and for being a good friend to students, parents and staff each and every day. It is amazing how they do all this and remain so organized in the process! We want to acknowledge their incredible efforts and say thank you.

Nominating an administrative assistant for an ‘Inspire’ award in April 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 work of our administrative assistants. Show your appreciation by nominating an administrative assistant this month.

Administrative assistants are the voice and face of their school, and often are the first and last member of the branch staff to see students and parents each day. For many, the efforts and kindness of our administrative assistants make the school experience more enjoyable and pleasant. Their positive approach and their attention to detail at our schools makes a real difference.

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 400 ‘Inspire’ Awards have been delivered so far! Thank you for doing your part to nominate deserving candidates.

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Krista Gallant Receives the CPF PEI Educator of the Year Award

Canadian Parents for French PEI, a branch of a National network of volunteers, which promotes and creates opportunities for Canadian youth to learn and use French as a second language, has announced the winner of its Educator of the Year Award for the past year. The award is presented annually to a person who has shown exceptional support and dedication to the quality and availability of French language programs in PEI schools. This year’s recipient is Krista Gallant, a French Immersion teacher at Sherwood School, Charlottetown.

A fellow teacher wrote: “On a personal level, Krista is a passionate advocate for her students. She will do everything in her power to ensure that all her students are getting the help they need, by spending time during her recess and after-school tutoring them, applying for grants to increase the help she receives in class, and by always planning interesting and engaging lesson plans for her classroom.”

From a parent “Krista is one of those special teachers who students love because she is kind, loving, fun and caring. She finds a way to develop a special connection with all her students and helps them achieve to the best of their abilities in and out of the classroom.”

For these comments and more CPF, PEI was happy to present Krista’s award to a full gymnasium of student, parents, and teachers on March 16th. Jordan Brown, Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture helped make the presentation. Krista is a testament to the excellence of educators who are nominated for this award but also a testament to Krista’s continued impact on the students, staff, and parents she comes into contact with. As part of the award, Krista received a banner for her classroom, a trophy, a gift card and an allowance to support learning in her classroom.

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