February 27th (Thursday)–DAY 3

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Intramurals–
Grade 6 Girls
Tuesdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.)–Grade 5 (ending March 3rd)
***Due to the impending weather forecast, today’s after school badminton has been cancelled.***
Thursdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.)–Grade 6 (ending March 6th)
Please Note: Please include an extra snack when packing lunch!
Sleds-(weather permitting):
Day 1, 3 & 5–Grades 3 & 5
Day 2, 4 & 6–Grade 4 & 6
You must have snow pants to slide on the hill.
LOOKING AHEAD:
-February 27th (Thursday)–Ugly seat shirt/sweat pant day!
-February 28th (Friday)–Professional Development Day–No Classes
-March 2nd (Monday)–Interim Learning Reports go home
-March 2nd-6th–Book Fair
-March 6th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-March 10th (Tuesday)–Grade 5 & 6 Heritage Fair (Storm Date: March 11th)
-March 10th (Tuesday)–Grade 3 trip to the Agriculture Day at East Link Center.
-March 16th-20th–Mid-Term Break–No Classes
GRADE 6 NOTES:
Registration deadline for Late French Immersion  for the academic school year 2020-2021 is February 28th.
Birchwood Dates:
-May 7th (Thursday)–Parent Information night in the Cafeteria at 7 p.m.
-May 8th–Grade 6 Orientation (a.m.)
Stonepark Dates:
May 8th–Grade 6 half day orientation (a.m.)
Parent Information night to be announced.
BOOK FAIR-March 2nd-6th:
Information went home with students regarding the upcoming Book Fair. Each Class will have one scheduled time to visit the Fair during the school day. The Book Fair is open to the public on Thursday, March 5th (2:30-7:00 p.m.) and Friday, March 6th (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) All funds raised will be used to purchase material for the Library.
NO CLASSES-Friday:
Friday, February 28th is designated as a Professional Development Day; therefore, there will be no classes. Students will return to class Monday, March 2nd–DAY 4.
GOLDEN GARBAGE AWARDS FOR FEBRUARY:
Grade 3–3F (Mme. Moore Clark)
Grade 4–4H (Mme. Gallant)
Grade 5–5F (Mme. MacDonald)
Grade 6–6C (Mrs. Ward)
March is “Most Improved Classroom!”
CANCELLATIONS:
-Optional after school support for Grades 5 & 6 is cancelled today due to the impending weather forecast.
-As noted above, after school badminton for Grade 6 is cancelled today.

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February 26th (Wednesday)–DAY 2

MESSAGE FROM HOME & SCHOOL:
A  Social Media Information session for parents/guardians is taking place in the school’s Multi Purpose Room on Wednesday, February 26th  at 7:00 p.m.(tonight!)
Presenter: Jane Wood, Outreach Worker, Charlottetown City Police
Open to all parents/guardians.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Intramurals–
Grade 5 Boys
Tuesdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.)–Grade 5 (ending March 3rd)
Thursdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.–Grade 6 (ending March 6th)
Please Note: Please include an extra snack when packing lunch!
Sleds-(weather permitting):
Day 1, 3 & 5–Grades 3 & 5
Day 2, 4 & 6–Grade 4 & 6
You must have snow pants to slide on the hill.
LOOKING AHEAD:
-February 26th (Wednesday)–Pink Shirt Day
-February 27th (Thursday)–Ugly seat shirt/sweat pant day!
-February 28th (Friday)–Professional Development Day–No Classes
-March 2nd (Monday)–Interim Learning Reports go home
-March 2nd-6th–Book Fair
-March 6th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-March 10th (Tuesday)–Grade 5 & 6 Heritage Fair (Storm Date: March 11th)
-March 10th (Tuesday)–Grade 3 trip to the Agriculture Day at East Link Center.
-March 16th-20th–Mid-Term Break–No Classes
GRADE 6 NOTES:
Registration deadline for Late French Immersion  for the academic school year 2020-2021 is February 28th.
Birchwood Dates:
-May 7th (Thursday)–Parent Information night in the Cafeteria at 7 p.m.
-May 8th–Grade 6 Orientation (a.m.)
Stonepark Dates:
May 8th–Grade 6 half day orientation (a.m.)
Parent Information night to be announced.
PINK SHIRT DAY-today:
The school is a sea of pink today! Students and staff are  wearing  pink  as a show of support and solidarity for people who have been bullied and to communicate caring. The theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is “Lift each other up.” We welcome Const. Cindy Bowring, RCMP, as she presents to our classes this morning.
BOOK FAIR-March 2nd-6th:
Information went home with students regarding the upcoming Book Fair. Each Class will have one scheduled time to visit the Fair during the school day. The Book Fair is open to the public on Thursday, March 5th (2:30-7:00 p.m.) and Friday, March 6th (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) All funds raised will be used to purchase material for the Library.
DRESS DOWN-Having some fun!:
Students and staff are invited to wear their ugly sweats tomorrow, February 27th!
NO CLASSES-Friday:
Friday, February 28th is designated as a Professional Development Day; therefore, there will be no classes. Students will return to class Monday, March 2nd.
AWARDS:
Three students from Mrs. Matheson’s 5D class were winners of the Charlottetown Legion poster and literacy contest! These students were recognized on our morning announcements.

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February 25th (Tuesday)–DAY 1

MESSAGE FROM HOME & SCHOOL:
A  Social Media Information session for parents/guardians is taking place in the school’s Multi Purpose Room on Wednesday, February 26th  at 7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jane Wood, Outreach Worker, Charlottetown City Police
Open to all parents/guardians.
MUSIC:
First Recess–Sing Rays
Grade 3/4 Lunch Recess–Glee Club
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Intramurals–
Grade 6 Girls
Tuesdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.)–Grade 5 (ending March 3rd)
Thursdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.–Grade 6 (ending March 6th)
Please Note: Please include an extra snack when packing lunch!
Sleds-(weather permitting):
Day 1, 3 & 5–Grades 3 & 5
Day 2, 4 & 6–Grade 4 & 6
You must have snow pants to slide on the hill.
LOOKING AHEAD:
-February 26th (Wednesday)–Pink Shirt Day
-February 27th (Thursday)–Ugly seat shirt/sweat pant day!
-February 28th (Friday)–Professional Development Day–No Classes
-March 2nd (Monday)–Interim Learning Reports go home
-March 2nd-6th–Book Fair
-March 6th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-March 10th (Tuesday)–Grade 5 & 6 Heritage Fair (Storm Date: March 11th)
-March 10th (Tuesday)–Grade 3 trip to the Agriculture Day at East Link Center.
-March 16th-20th–Mid-Term Break–No Classes
GRADE 6 NOTES:
Registration deadline for Late French Immersion  for the academic school year 2020-2021 is February 28th.
Birchwood Dates:
-May 7th (Thursday)–Parent Information night in the Cafeteria at 7 p.m.
-May 8th–Grade 6 Orientation (a.m.)
Stonepark Dates:
May 8th–Grade 6 half day orientation (a.m.)
Parent Information night to be announced.
PINK SHIRT DAY-tomorrow:
Students and staff are invited to wear a pink shirt tomorrow as a show of support and solidarity for people who have been bullied and communicate caring. The theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is “Lift each other up.”
BOOK FAIR-March 2nd-6th:
Information is being sent home with students regarding the upcoming Book Fair. Each Class will have one scheduled time to visit the Fair during the school day. The Book Fair is open to the public on Thursday, March 5th (2:30-7:00 p.m.) and Friday, March 6th (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) All funds raised will be used to purchase material for the Library.
WELCOME:
-Mrs. Robyn Burgess, Montague Consolidated will be shadowing Mrs. Iguidez today.
-Mrs. Lana MacIsaac, Department of Education & Lifelong Learning will be providing Assistive Technology support today.

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LATE PM Bus-026

Due to unforeseen circumstances, students travelling on Bus 26 (Allan McGuigan) will be going home on Bus 55 today.
As a result, students will be arriving home 1-hour later than usual.

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February 24th (Monday)–DAY 6

MESSAGE FROM HOME & SCHOOL:
A  Social Media Information session for parents/guardians is taking place in the school’s Multi Purpose Room on Wednesday, February 26th  at 7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jane Wood, Outreach Worker, Charlottetown City Police
Open to all parents/guardians.
MUSIC:
First Recess–Honour Choir
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Tuesdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.)–Grade 5 (ending March 3rd)
Thursdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.–Grade 6 (ending March 6th)
Please Note: Please include an extra snack when packing lunch!
Sleds-(weather permitting):
Day 1, 3 & 5–Grades 3 & 5
Day 2, 4 & 6–Grade 4 & 6
You must have snow pants to slide on the hill.
LOOKING AHEAD:
-February 26th (Wednesday)–Pink Shirt Day
-February 28th (Friday)–Professional Development Day–No Classes
-March 2nd (Monday)–Interim Learning Reports go home
-March 2nd-6th–Book Fair (information available soon)
-March 6th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-March 10th (Tuesday)–Grade 5 & 6 Heritage Fair (Storm Date: March 11th)
-March 16th-20th–Mid-Term Break–No Classes
GRADE 6 NOTES:
Registration deadline for Late French Immersion  for the academic school year 2020-2021 is February 28th.
Birchwood Dates:
-May 7th (Thursday)–Parent Information night in the Cafeteria at 7 p.m.
-May 8th–Grade 6 Orientation (a.m.)
Stonepark Dates:
May 8th–Grade 6 half day orientation (a.m.)
Parent Information night to be announced.
WELCOME:
Mrs. Merie Surkan, PEI Waste Watch, will be finishing up her presentation to our classes this morning. It was a delight gleaning current information on reuse/recycling.
CORRESPONDENCE:
-A permission form will be sent home with our Grade 3 students today outlining a trip to attend Agriculture Day at the Eastlink Centre on Tuesday, March 10th.

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Late Friday afternoon (Feb. 21st), law enforcement received an anonymous tip suggesting that an unknown person would bring a firearm to a school.
An extensive investigation, involving all police agencies in the province, and in consultation with school officials, failed to turn up any information that would suggest that this threat was credible.

 Given the fact that investigating these types of incidents often results in rumours and false assumptions, all involved felt that the public should be made aware of the information that was received.

 All members of the public are reminded that threats of any nature will be fully investigated and subject to prosecution.

 Schools across the province will be open on Monday.

 A video of the full media briefing with the Department of Education and police officials can be viewed on the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/govpe.

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Invitation

Stratford Elementary in partnership with UPEI:
“Hey Panther Fans, come Cheer on your U SPORTS 5th ranked UPEI Women’s Hockey Panther’s this Tuesday at 7 pm as they host  AUS Semi-Final GAME TWO vs. StFX at the MacLauchlan Arena.  ALL Stratford Elementary students get in FREE – and parents receive a special $5 ticket price upon presentation of the Panther App!  Come and make some noise for YOUR UPEI Women’s Hockey Panthers!

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February 21st (Friday)–DAY 5

MESSAGE FROM HOME & SCHOOL:
A  Social Media Information session for parents/guardians is taking place in the school’s Multi Purpose Room on Wednesday, February 26th  at 7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jane Wood, Outreach Worker, Charlottetown City Police
Open to all parents/guardians.
MUSIC:
Second Recess–Orff Group
After School Today (2:35-3:45 p.m.) Honour Choir practice.
DANCE:
3/4 Lunch Recess–Soul City Dance in MPR
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Tuesdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.)–Grade 5 (ending March 3rd)
Thursdays (2:30-3:30 p.m.–Grade 6 (ending March 6th)
Please Note: Please include an extra snack when packing lunch!
Sleds-(weather permitting):
Day 1, 3 & 5–Grades 3 & 5
Day 2, 4 & 6–Grade 4 & 6
You must have snow pants to slide on the hill.
LOOKING AHEAD:
-February 26th (Wednesday)–Pink Shirt Day
-February 28th (Friday)–Professional Development Day–No Classes
-March 2nd (Monday)–Interim Learning Reports go home
-March 2nd-6th–Book Fair (information available soon)
-March 6th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-March 10th (Tuesday)–Grade 5 & 6 Heritage Fair (Storm Date: March 11th)
-March 16th-20th–Mid-Term Break–No Classes
GRADE 6 NOTES:
Registration deadline for Late French Immersion  for the academic school year 2020-2021 is February 28th.
Birchwood Dates:
-May 7th (Thursday)–Parent Information night in the Cafeteria at 7 p.m.
-May 8th–Grade 6 Orientation (a.m.)
Stonepark Dates:
February 21st–a.m. Annual Stonepark Band Orientation Concert
May 8th–Grade 6 half day orientation (a.m.)
Parent Information night to be announced.

 

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Social Medial Information Session

A  Social Media Information session for parents/guardians is taking place in the school’s Multi Purpose Room on Wednesday, February 26th  at 7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jane Wood, Outreach Worker, Charlottetown City Police
Open to all parents/guardians.

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Home & School News, March, 2020

67th Annual Meeting & Convention Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds
You are invited to attend the Saturday, April 18, 2020!  Every Home and School community is encouraged to appoint voting delegates to represent their school. Who can attend? – Parents, educators and students are all welcome! The AGM Registration Package was mailed February 20th to Home and School Presidents/Co-Chairs. Find AGM information online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm  Delegates are asked to register by: Friday, April 3, 2020.
Proposed 2020 Resolutions
Presidents/Co-Chairs are asked to bring the proposed 2020 resolutions to Home and School members for their review at your February or March  Home & School meeting. Discuss and vote on each one. Select your voting delegates and pass the resolution voting results on to those individuals so they will vote on behalf of your local Home and School at the AGM on April 18, 2020.  You will find 2020 Proposed Resolutions online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm
Call for PEIHSF Board of Directors Nominations
The P.E.I. Home and School Federation is the umbrella organization of Home and Schools across P.E.I., and is overseen by a volunteer board elected by delegates from member Home and Schools. Every year at the annual meeting elections are held for vacant positions on the board, and members are encouraged to nominate candidates who, in your opinion, have the necessary qualifications to do the work of the provincial Federation. Nominations deadline is March 1, 2020. Access nomination form online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm
Volunteer of the Year and Life Membership Awards
Each year at the Annual Meeting & Convention, Home and School volunteers are recognized for their volunteer efforts in their association and at their local school. Home and School Home and Schools may submit nominations for these awards by the deadline:  March 13, 2020. Access nomination forms online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm
Other community news:
-PEI Public Library Service is happy to talk with parents about services offered by public libraries, ways families can help encourage a love of reading, or other literacy-related topics.
Contact: Roseanne Gauthier, Youth Services Librarian  rgauthier@gov.pe.ca  ~ 902-368-4649
-Education 2020’s 2020 Numeracy Award $2,500 = Nominate Island educators who introduce new instructional approaches. Proposals due Feb. 28, 2020; pei@education2020.ca
-Register for Children’s Library at Confederation Centre Public Library at 902-368-4644: For ages 5-12 ~~Reading Buddies, Homework Club, Brilliant Labs, Celebrate Black History Month, Carnival Mask & Dance Workshop
-Environmental Health offering FREE Food Safety Training to Service Clubs and Non-Profits. Dates: April 28, 29, May 5, 7. To register: 902-368-4970 [ envhealth@ihis.org
Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only:  40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 902-620-3186  Cell 902-218-8916  Fax: 902-620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)
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