Recipe Ideas from Mr. Stratton, Foods Teacher

Our Foods instructor, Mr. Stratton, has done a little video showcasing two simple recipes for any students who would like to give them a try while at home!

This link will remain on our website under “YouTube Channel”.

Thank you, Mr. Stratton, and happy baking!

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Retrieving Student Account Passwords

Have you forgotten your computer account information? Please fill in the details at the link below. The staff at the Public Schools Branch will call the home telephone number we have on file for you or your student. We know you will be patient with us.

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PSB – Wednesday Message

Dear PSB parents/guardians and students,

Circumstances have required that our schools remain closed until at least April 6. I want to acknowledge that the decision has created significant challenges for you and our Public Schools Branch staff. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, as well as your creativity and flexibility in the days ahead.

Everyone is looking to be helpful at this time. One way is to follow the direction of the Chief Public Health officer and stay home, when we can. Staying home keeps us all safe, limits the spread of COVID–19 and assists to ‘flatten the curve,’ which our healthcare system needs. Thank you for taking good care of each other while at home.

Student Learning

The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (DELL) has provided ongoing learning opportunities for students while at home. Parents/guardians and students can refer to the PSB website at https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/ for initial activities and resources that will support ongoing student learning at home. The activities are intended to assist students in the areas of health and well-being, literacy and numeracy, however, they are not required to complete every activity.

Please know that teachers are exploring additional learning opportunities for students, should we find we are not able to return to school after April 3. We are working on what this learning might look like and we will communicate the plan, should it become necessary.

Support for Families

With our PSB schools being closed, the absence of access to school breakfast and lunch programs has put a financial strain on many families. Assistance is being provided to families dealing with food insecurity. Families are being asked to contact the Support for Families lines 902-368-5155 or 902-368-6990 or supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca for further information and assistance. If you know of a family who could use this support, please share this information with them.

New Ways to Connect

I know many students are missing their classmates and teachers. Our teachers and staff are missing the contact with students and colleagues as well. We need to find creative ways to stay connected with our PSB family. I will be sharing a Wednesday message every week to help keep you connected and informed until we are able to welcome students back into our schools.

We have all been inspired by the messages and creative ways that staff from our schools are using to connect with students. Equally amazing has been the response by students with pictures and videos sharing how much they love their school and miss the teachers and staff. We are finding ways to make meaningful connections, while also keeping our distance. Thank you for reaching out and supporting each other during these uncertain times. We are looking forward to connecting further with students and parents/guardians in the days ahead.

Parker Grimmer

Director, Public School Branch

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COVID–19 Support for Families

COVID–19 has impacted all of us in ways we couldn’t have expected. With our PSB schools being closed, the absence of access to school breakfast and lunch programs has put a financial strain on many families. Assistance is being provided to families dealing with food insecurity. Please contact the Support for Families lines 902-368-5155 or 902-368-6990 or supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca with your name and contact information so we can get back to you about the supports that are available to assist you and your family at this time.

Thank you.

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Hello Parents and Guardians,

We hope that this email finds you and all your family members well. While March break has ended, the uncertainty around Coronavirus (Covid-19) has required that all schools on PEI remain closed until April 6. 

Yesterday, March 23, the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (DELL) provided generic ongoing learning opportunities for students while at home. Parents and students are able to refer to the PSB website at https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/ for initial activities and tasks that will support ongoing student learning. Additional learning resources will be posted on Wednesday, March 25th. Students may also check in on the Google Classroom for their various classes, or Teacher Blogs, where previous assignments and class work have been posted – it is always good to revisit and review previously done work.

We are aware that these are uncertain times for everyone and can empathize with the mix of anxieties and fears that you and your families might be feeling at this difficult time. We all wish that we could be together back in the classrooms at Stonepark, but until that time, we ask that we continue to support each other and our neighbours through these unheard of times in the face of so many uncertainties. If your child requires to contact any of our counsellors, their emails have been included at the end of this document.

We know how much being with friends means to our students, and how the requests for social-distancing to help “flatten the curve” is a challenge for many of us, especially children. We would ask that you please remind your teenager that while they may want to hang out with their friends, inside or outside, this is not the time to do so. We all need to follow the direction of Dr. Heather Morrison and practice social-distancing – this is a time when we encourage teenagers to use social media to “meet up” with their friends. 

We will continue to be in touch by email or on the school blog as more information becomes available to us in the coming days. Please reach out by email if you have questions. 

Take care,

George Trevor, Principal/Grade 8 (gxtrevor@edu.pe.ca)
Jill Burry, VP/Grade 7 (jpburry@edu.pe.ca)
Mike Smith, VP/Grade 9 (mtsmith@edu.pe.ca)

Counselors

Neil McIntosh (nxmcintosh@edu.pe.ca

Krista Sanderson (kaboudreault@cloud.edu.pe.ca

Li-Jean Tsai (ljtsai@edu.pe.ca

 

Island Help Line – 1-800-218-2885

Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868

 

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Email Subscriptions and Translating Our Website

Many of you already receive email notifications when new posts are made to our site.  We would encourage as many as possible to subscribe to this service; there is a place to leave an email address on the right-hand side of our website to make this happen.  If you are seeing this note, perhaps you can encourage others who have not already subscribed to do so.

As well, for our community members who may not have full command of the English language, there is a translate option, also on the right-hand side of the website.  If you know of someone who could benefit from this, please direct them there.

Thank you.

 

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A Message from the Public Schools Branch

We recognize that this March Break has presented significant and unprecedented challenges for families, and as it draws to a close, we understand that there will be questions about teaching and learning.

PSB, CSLF and the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning are working together to determine what home learning options might be available to students after the break. As of yesterday, the Chief Public Health Officer has limited access to buildings, so we will be working with administrators to coordinate brief periods of access for teachers as needed. Next week, our education system will be working with teachers to develop
plans to support students in the event that they return to school on April 6, or if they are to remain out of school for a longer period of time.

Education authorities recognize the pressing needs of our graduating class, and students can be assured that graduation opportunities will not be compromised due to school closures. The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, CSLF, PSB and regional post-secondary institutions are committed to working together in the best interests of students and their transitions from high school to post-secondary. Locally, Holland
College, UPEI and Collège de l’Île are willing to be accommodating and flexible to facilitate the admissions process for new students.

Well-being is an equally important consideration in these challenging times, and some children will be feeling anxious. Signs to look for are irritability, excessive questions and worry, poor sleep and/or eating habits, and other unexplained behaviors.

It is important to remember that our children will look to us for our reactions to the situation and will model what they see. Please remind your children that education and health authorities are working hard to make sure our schools remain safe, clean and healthy.

Tips for parents:
● Take the time to practice safe hygiene strategies and model these for your children
● Try to maintain a normal schedule
● Try to remain calm, and remember your children may need extra reassurances and more of your attention than normal.
● Use caution with the Covid-19 information that you let into your home. Children require facts but do not need to listen to the news all day.
● Remember that your teens could be receiving a lot of false information via social media.
● Try to incorporate daily exercise and get out in the fresh air if possible
● Limit screen time

Most importantly, take care of each other; and try to answer questions in an honest and age-appropriate manner.

● For more information visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19
● For general questions about COVID-19, call 1-800-958-6400
● If you have just returned from outside of Canada and have symptoms, including a cough, fever or difficulty breathing, call 811.

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March 13, 2020 Day 6

Cafeteria
Pizza and “whatever”

® After-School Code Club:
An after-school code club will be starting up right after March Break.  Students will learn how to code different devices and will make their own invention that will presented at Family Maker Day in April.  See Mrs. Reynard for more information and to pick up a permission slip.

Ski Club:
On behalf of the ski club Mr. Harkness would like to thank: Mr. Flanagan,  Mrs. Horrelt, Mrs. Reynard, Mr. Cudmore, Mr. Dunn, Ms, Hamiliton, Kara, Dakota, the wellness team Mrs. McBride, Gary, and the especially the students who came for having a sense of adventure.  Thank you all for making this years ski trips possible.

® Health PEI:
              Attention Parent/Guardian:

Public Health Dental Program is pleased to be offering our Preventive Dental Clinic at Stonepark Intermediate this school year. We will be at the school following the March break and will likely be there for approximately 8 weeks.

Purpose of our Dental Clinic: Screen children to assess risk of oral disease; provide oral health education, topical fluoride, scaling/polishing and sealants, according to your child’s individual needs.

Screening:  All children will be seen for a two-minute screening to determine their risk of oral disease.  If you do not wish your child to have this dental screening, please notify the school secretary or classroom teacher.

Consent: After the screening, all children will be given a consent form which will be necessary for you to complete and return before services are provided. The faster these consent forms are returned, the more efficient our clinic can operate.

Fees: There is no cost involved as the preventive services are covered by the Children’s Dental Care Program.

Contact: If you have any questions about the program, please contact the dental staff at the School or the Dental Public Health Clinic in Charlottetown at 902-368-5460.

Further Information:  Please note that only preventive services will be provided and the screening is not a substitute for an annual dental examination.  It is strongly recommended that parents take their children to a dentist for regular examinations and treatment.  The Children’s Dental Care Program assists with the cost of basic dental care delivered in private and public dental offices for children from ages 3 – 17. For more information, please visit http://www.healthpei.ca/dentalhealth and click on the following link for the program brochure http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/HPEI_dentalprg.pdf

®Youth Empowerment Programme:
The Youth Empowerment Programme PEI that operates as an after-school programme in neighbourhoods and schools is offering its annual March Break Youth Camp for junior high students aged 11 – 15. The Programme is designed to help youth with sharpening their literacy skills, creating various forms of art, and planning projects that can help the community.

The camps will accomplish this through the following activities:

  • Playing cooperative sports
  • Sharing stories with morals
  • Group discussions
  • Creating art projects – music, drama, painting
  • Planning projects to help their community – visiting seniors and children to share games and stories

Lunch is provided. The camps are meant to be affordable to everyone, so the cost is $40. However, full scholarships are automatically available if it’s needed.

Please contact 902-217-5780 or email peijunioryouth@gmail.com

®Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers Soccer Club:
The Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers Soccer Club offers recreational and competitive programs for all ages.
In person registration dates for 2020 season:
Saturday, April 4 10:00am to 2:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Wednesday, April 8 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Saturday, April 18 11:00am to 1:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Online registration will be available starting early April.
Please visit our website www.sherwoodparkdalerangers.ca and Facebook site www.facebook.com/SherwoodRangersSoccer  for more information on all our programs.

®Stonepark Girls Spring Volleyball Club:
The Stonepark Girls Club will be starting March 23rd .
Monday & Thursday – skill development – 5:00 pm – 6:45
Wednesday – Scrimmage – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Enter by the side gym door
All girls going to attend Stonepark are encouraged to participate – coached by
Larry Young and Assistants.
NO Charge or registration required.

 

 

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Thursday – Day 5

Cafeteria:
Popcorn Chicken Bowl

After-School Code Club:
An after-school code club will be starting up right after March Break.  Students will learn how to code different devices and will make their own invention that will presented at Family Maker Day in April.  See Mrs. Reynard for more information and to pick up a permission slip.

 Health PEI:
                                   Attention Parent/Guardian:
Public Health Dental Program is pleased to be offering our Preventive Dental Clinic at Stonepark Intermediate this school year. We will be at the school following the March break and will likely be there for approximately 8 weeks.
Purpose of our Dental Clinic:
Screen children to assess risk of oral disease; provide oral health education, topical fluoride, scaling/polishing and sealants, according to your child’s individual needs.
Screening:
All children will be seen for a two-minute screening to determine their risk of oral disease.  If you do not wish your child to have this dental screening, please notify the school secretary or classroom teacher.
Consent: After the screening, all children will be given a consent form which will be necessary for you to complete and return before services are provided. The faster these consent forms are returned, the more efficient our clinic can operate.
Fees:
There is no cost involved as the preventive services are covered by the Children’s Dental Care Program.
Contact:
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the dental staff at the School or the Dental Public Health Clinic in Charlottetown at 902-368-5460.
Further Information:  Please note that only preventive services will be provided and the screening is not a substitute for an annual dental examination.  It is strongly recommended that parents take their children to a dentist for regular examinations and treatment.  The Children’s Dental Care Program assists with the cost of basic dental care delivered in private and public dental offices for children from ages 3 – 17. For more information, please visit http://www.healthpei.ca/dentalhealth and click on the following link for the program brochure http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/HPEI_dentalprg.pdf

Youth Empowerment Programme:
The Youth Empowerment Programme PEI that operates as an after-school programme in neighbourhoods and schools is offering its annual March Break Youth Camp for junior high students aged 11 – 15. The Programme is designed to help youth with sharpening their literacy skills, creating various forms of art, and planning projects that can help the community.
The camps will accomplish this through the following activities:
Playing cooperative sports
Sharing stories with morals
Group discussions
Creating art projects – music, drama, painting
Planning projects to help their community – visiting seniors and children to share games and stories.
Lunch is provided. The camps are meant to be affordable to everyone, so the cost is $40. However, full scholarships are automatically available if it’s needed.
Please contact 902-217-5780 or email peijunioryouth@gmail.com


Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers Soccer Club:

The Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers Soccer Club offers recreational and competitive programs for all ages.
In person registration dates for 2020 season:
Saturday, April 4 10:00am to 2:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Wednesday, April 8 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Saturday, April 18 11:00am to 1:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Online registration will be available starting early April.
Please visit our website www.sherwoodparkdalerangers.ca and Facebook site www.facebook.com/SherwoodRangersSoccer  for more information on all our programs.

Band:
All early morning band rehearsals are cancelled for this week. Rehearsals will resume when we return from March Break.

Badminton Try Out Schedule For Week:
Thursday:
All Bantam Girls are asked to attend.

Floorball:
12:25 to 12:35                 Hawks vs. Buy Rite Brawlers
12:35 to 12:45                 Bells Bagpipers vs. Quiznos Aces
12:45 to 12:55                 Street Snipers vs. Hawks

Stonepark Girls Spring Volleyball Club:
The Stonepark Girls Club will be starting March 23rd .
Monday & Thursday – skill development – 5:00 pm – 6:45
Wednesday – Scrimmage – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Enter by the side gym door
All girls going to attend Stonepark are encouraged to participate – coached by
Larry Young and Assistants.
NO Charge or registration required.

DPA:     Will be inside today

 

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Wednesday – Day 4

Cafeteria:
Baked Hamburg Goulash Casserole, served with side salad and roll.

Library:
Library monitors will be coming to your homerooms at reading period today (Wednesday) with a list of overdue books, teachers are asked to read this list to the class, then let students give those books to the library monitor or bring their books to the library right away.   If a name is highlighted, they are well past due and will need to either return, replace, or pay for the book.

After-School Code Club:
An after-school code club will be starting up right after March Break.  Students will learn how to code different devices and will make their own invention that will presented at Family Maker Day in April.  See Mrs. Reynard for more information and to pick up a permission slip.

Health PEI:
              Attention Parent/Guardian:
Public Health Dental Program is pleased to be offering our Preventive Dental Clinic at Stonepark Intermediate this school year. We will be at the school following the March break and will likely be there for approximately 8 weeks.

Purpose of our Dental Clinic: Screen children to assess risk of oral disease; provide oral health education, topical fluoride, scaling/polishing and sealants, according to your child’s individual needs.

Screening:  All children will be seen for a two-minute screening to determine their risk of oral disease.  If you do not wish your child to have this dental screening, please notify the school secretary or classroom teacher.

Consent: After the screening, all children will be given a consent form which will be necessary for you to complete and return before services are provided. The faster these consent forms are returned, the more efficient our clinic can operate.

Fees: There is no cost involved as the preventive services are covered by the Children’s Dental Care Program.

Contact: If you have any questions about the program, please contact the dental staff at the School or the Dental Public Health Clinic in Charlottetown at 902-368-5460.

Further Information:  Please note that only preventive services will be provided and the screening is not a substitute for an annual dental examination.  It is strongly recommended that parents take their children to a dentist for regular examinations and treatment.  The Children’s Dental Care Program assists with the cost of basic dental care delivered in private and public dental offices for children from ages 3 – 17. For more information, please visit http://www.healthpei.ca/dentalhealth and click on the following link for the program brochure http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/HPEI_dentalprg.pdf

Youth Empowerment Programme:
The Youth Empowerment Programme PEI that operates as an after-school programme in neighbourhoods and schools is offering its annual March Break Youth Camp for junior high students aged 11 – 15. The Programme is designed to help youth with sharpening their literacy skills, creating various forms of art, and planning projects that can help the community.
The camps will accomplish this through the following activities:

  • Playing cooperative sports
  • Sharing stories with morals
  • Group discussions
  • Creating art projects – music, drama, painting
  • Planning projects to help their community – visiting seniors and children to share games and stories

Lunch is provided. The camps are meant to be affordable to everyone, so the cost is $40. However, full scholarships are automatically available if it’s needed.
Please contact 902-217-5780 or email peijunioryouth@gmail.com

Floorball:
12:25 to 12:35       Square roundabouts vs. Floorsweepers

12:35 to 12:45       Teachers Gonna Teach vs. Square Roundabouts

12:45 to 12:55       Teachers Gonna Teach vs. Floorsweepers

Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers Soccer Club:
The Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers Soccer Club offers recreational and competitive programs for all ages.
In person registration dates for 2020 season:
Saturday, April 4 10:00am to 2:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Wednesday, April 8 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Saturday, April 18 11:00am to 1:00pm. Room 234 House of Sport (Royalty Center)
Online registration will be available starting early April.
Please visit our website www.sherwoodparkdalerangers.ca and Facebook site www.facebook.com/SherwoodRangersSoccer  for more information on all our programs.

Ski Club:
As it is the schools last ski trip we will go today (Wednesday) regardless of the weather. Please plan appropriately.

Band:
All early morning band rehearsals are cancelled for this week. Rehearsals will resume when we return from March Break.

Badminton Try Out Schedule For Week:
Wednesday:
Intermediate Boys and Girls. All those who attended the first try out and all new grade 9 players are asked to sign up with Mrs. Steele.
Thursday:
All Bantam Girls are asked to attend.

Stonepark Girls Spring Volleyball Club:
The Stonepark Girls Club will be starting March 23rd .
Monday & Thursday – skill development – 5:00 pm – 6:45
Wednesday – Scrimmage – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Enter by the side gym door
All girls going to attend Stonepark are encouraged to participate – coached by
Larry Young and Assistants.
NO Charge or registration required.

DPA:     Will be inside today

 

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