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Congratulations to Alberton Elementary Principal Shanna Perry

The Learning Partnership has just announced the names of 40 exceptional educators from across the country as Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2018. We want to extend congratulations to Alberton Elementary School Principal, Shanna Perry, for her inclusion to this group. We are so pleased that Shanna has been recognized for the wonderful and important contributions she makes to her school community, and the Public Schools Branch. She exemplifies all the qualities required to be one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals. Principal Perry is very dedicated, hardworking, and extremely well respected by students, staff, and parents. She is committed to trying to find innovative ways to meet the needs of her students, and she works collaboratively with her staff and community so students can achieve success.

The 40 principals, nominated by parents, colleagues, and community members, and chosen by a national selection committee, are being celebrated for demonstrating innovation, leadership and for employing creativity in finding solutions and opportunities within their school communities. They will be awarded for their accomplishments at the annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals gala on February 27 in Toronto. The winners also benefit from an exclusive five-day executive leadership training program at one of Canada’s top business schools, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Shanna is most deserving of this honour as she is recognized in her school community as a great leader. She treats those she works with as equals. She trusts and respects her staff in every situation, and encourages them to take every opportunity to grow professionally. Shanna’s dedication to build and lead her team of great teachers and staff plays a vital role in positively impacting student achievement and educational success. The Public Schools Branch is very pleased that Shanna has been recognized, along with other dynamic leaders across Canada.

The Public School Branch thanks Shanna for her excellent work and for what she does for others. We are fortunate to have Principal Perry as a COP recipient, as she represents so well what we all try to do. Congratulations, Shanna!

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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

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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

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Community Access & Inclusion Expo – May 11, 2017

This event is free and open to everyone.  Over 100 agencies invited.

Join us anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Summerside Intermediate School,  247 Central Street, Summerside for the 2017 Community Access & Inclusion Expo, hosted by the Public Schools Branch.

Each year, inclusive agencies and service providers from across PEI gather at the Expo to provide information about the opportunities they offer, such as: Continue reading

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Special Meeting of the Board of Directors Will be Live-streamed

The Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch will make its decisions on the school review recommendations at a special meeting of the Board tonight at Bluefield High School.  Government of Prince Edward Island will be live-streaming this meeting beginning at 7:30 this evening.  You can watch it on their YouTube channel:

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