February 23rd (Friday)–DAY 6

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–

After School Badminton-
Tuesdays–Grade 5
Thursdays–Grade 6
Today is Olympic Day! Special events inside and outside are planned for the entire day under the direction of Ms. Sanderson, Mme. MacDougall and Grade 6 Leadership students. 
MUSIC:
First Recess–
UPCOMING-Music Event!
Stratford Elementary School is proud to present Beauty and the Beast Jr., with shows April 11 & 12, on stage at the Florence Simmonds Performance Hall. To raise money for costumes, props, and sets for our cast of 100 students, we are holding a Royal Tea Party! This event will take place in the school’s Gymnasium on Saturday, March 3rd from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $5; ages 2 and under free. Tickets are available in the school office or by mailing
mxsmith@cloud.edu.pe.ca.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION:
Thursdays (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Tournament at East Wiltshire School Saturday, March 17th
TINY JAMMERS:
Tuesdays
 (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Please refer to the website for further information:
wwwtinyjammers.com.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM REMINDER:
In order to remain for an after school program, students must have pick up transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
NOTES FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS:
-Late French Immersion Parent Information Meeting will be held for parents of Grade 6 students who plan to enroll their children in Grade 7 Late French Immersion in September, 2018 as listed below:
Birchwood–February 27th (Storm Date: March 1st) 7-8 p.m.
(This notice went home with students.)
-Parent Information Session: Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Student Orientation Day: Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 9:30 – 11:30
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Applications for Late French Immersion will be received during the week of March 5th-9th.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
-Please check for school delays/closures daily. The weather/roads may look fine from inside your home; however, conditions may not be suitable for school buses.
-We encourage students to pack an extra pair of socks, pants, etc., in their kit bags due to the sloppy/wet weather conditions.
BOOK FAIR:
The Book Fair will be open to parents/guardians Tuesday, February 27th (2:30-5 p.m.); Wednesday, February 28th (2:30-5 p.m.); Thursday, March 1st (2:30-8 p.m.); and Friday, March 2nd (9 a.m.-noon). Also, each class will have an appointed time during the school day to visit the Book Fair on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (Feb.27th-March 1st). All proceeds in support of new material for our school Library.
LOOKING AHEAD:
-Due to the upcoming Parent-Teacher Interviews, there will be “no classes” on Friday, March 2nd.
-Tuesday, March 6th is designated as a Professional Learning Day for staff. As a result, there will be no classes on Tuesday, March 6th.
-Tuesday, February 27th, Learning Reports go home with students.
-The Mid-Term Break (No Classes) is March 26th-29th and Tuesday, April 3rd; Good Friday, March 30th (No Classes); Easter Monday, April 2nd (No Classes). Students return to class on Wednesday, April 4th.

 

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Message From P.E.I. Home & School Federation

Home and School News, March 2018
REMINDER: Home and School Annual Reports due…..
Presidents/Chairs contacts of Home and School Associations are asked to submit a one page Annual Report outlining your local Home and School’s activities for the 2017-2018 school year. All reports will be inserted in the 65th Annual Book of Reports.  We would appreciate receiving reports from every Home and School for this special 65 year anniversary.  If you have questions, call 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.
Email your report to: peihsf@edu.pe.ca
Submission deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
School Calendar Survey
Home and School Associations are asked to circulate the following school calendar link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VS628ZR to your Home & School community. Feedback will be summarized and reported to Education, Early Learning and Culture’s school calendar committee.
Deadline for responding to the school calendar survey is March 2, 2018.
65th Annual Meeting & Convention, April 14th
The PEI Home and School Federation’s 65th Annual Meeting & Convention “We’re all in this together!” will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Rodd Charlottetown hotel, Kent Street Charlottetown. Register your Home & School delegates by Friday, March 28th. A registration package has been mailed to associations. More at: http://peihsf.ca/agm
Proposed 2018 Resolutions/By-law revisions…..
Local Home and Schools are to review and vote on the 2018 proposed resolutions and by-law revisions and pass the voting results on to your Home & School’s AGM & Convention voting delegates so they will vote on behalf of their local Home and School at the AGM business meeting. Business items are online at: http://peihsf.ca/agm/resolutions
Volunteer of the Year Award / Life Membership
Nominate someone from your Home and School community for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Volunteer of the Year and LifeMembership Awards by: March 9, 2018.   The 2018 awards will be presented during the 65th Annual Meeting & Convention.
More at: http://peihsf.ca/content/awards
Other community news:
* Great Big Crunch, March 1, 2018 marks the 11th Anniversary of the Great Big Crunch. We hope you’ll Register to crunch with us. And help spread the noise online! http://foodshare.net/program/crunch/
* The Garry MacLean Award for Knowledge of Hemophilia and Related Bleeding Disorders 2018: The PEI Chapter of Canadian Hemophilia Society is offering a $1000 cash award to a PEI School Classroom for a student and teacher participation team effort in doing research to prepare a classroom presentation submission on the topic of Hemophilia and related bleeding disorders. Deadline is March 31, 2018. More at: http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/provincial-chapters/prince-edward-island/ or 1-800-668-2686.
* Heart & Stroke Count your Cubes = Did you know that just 1 can of pop contains the equivalent of 10 sugar cubes? The Sugary Drink 4 week Challenge” begins April 2nd and encourages families to count and reduce the number of sugar cubes they are consuming in common beverages like pop, juice, sports drinks and vitamin waters.  Find more information and sign up for the Challenge at: www.countyourcubes.ca
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:  620-3186  Fax:  620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)
www.peihsf
peihsf@edu.pe.ca
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February 22nd (Thursday)–DAY 5

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–

After School Badminton-
Tuesdays–Grade 5
Thursdays–Grade 6
Tomorrow is Olympic Day! Special events inside and outside are planned for the entire day under the direction of Ms. Sanderson, Mme. MacDougall and Grade 6 Leadership students. All students are reminded to wear their class country colors and dress appropriately for the weather. 
MUSIC:
First Recess–Full cast
UPCOMING-Music Event!
Stratford Elementary School is proud to present Beauty and the Beast Jr., with shows April 11 & 12, on stage at the Florence Simmonds Performance Hall. To raise money for costumes, props, and sets for our cast of 100 students, we are holding a Royal Tea Party! This event will take place in the school’s Gymnasium on Saturday, March 3rd from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $5; ages 2 and under free. Tickets are available in the school office or by mailing
mxsmith@cloud.edu.pe.ca.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION:
Thursdays (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Tournament at East Wiltshire School Saturday, March 17th
TINY JAMMERS:
Tuesdays
 (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Please refer to the website for further information:
wwwtinyjammers.com.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM REMINDER:
In order to remain for an after school program, students must have pick up transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
NOTES FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS:
-Late French Immersion Parent Information Meeting will be held for parents of Grade 6 students who plan to enroll their children in Grade 7 Late French Immersion in September, 2018 as listed below:
Birchwood–February 27th (Storm Date: March 1st) 7-8 p.m.
(This notice went home with students.)
-Parent Information Session: Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Student Orientation Day: Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 9:30 – 11:30
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Applications for Late French Immersion will be received during the week of March 5th-9th.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
-Please check for school delays/closures daily. The weather/roads may look fine from inside your home; however, conditions may not be suitable for school buses.
-We encourage students to pack an extra pair of socks, pants, etc., in their kit bags due to the sloppy/wet weather conditions.
BOOK FAIR:
The Book Fair will be open to parents/guardians Tuesday, February 27th (2:30-5 p.m.); Wednesday, February 28th (2:30-5 p.m.); Thursday, March 1st (2:30-8 p.m.); and Friday, March 2nd (9 a.m.-noon). Also, each class will have an appointed time during the school day to visit the Book Fair on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (Feb.27th-March 1st). All proceeds in support of new material for our school Library.
LOOKING AHEAD:
-Due to the upcoming Parent-Teacher Interviews, there will be “no classes” on Friday, March 2nd.
-Tuesday, March 6th is designated as a Professional Learning Day for staff. As a result, there will be no classes on Tuesday, March 6th.
-Tuesday, February 27th, Learning Reports go home with students.
-The Mid-Term Break (No Classes) is March 26th-29th and Tuesday, April 3rd; Good Friday, March 30th (No Classes); Easter Monday, April 2nd (No Classes). Students return to class on Wednesday, April 4th.

 

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February 21st (Wednesday)–DAY 4

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–

After School Badminton-
Tuesdays–Grade 5
Thursdays–Grade 6
MUSIC:
First Recess–All chorus members and those singing “Belle”
After School:
2:30-3:45 p.m.–Castle chorus
3:45-4:30 p.m.–Honour Choir
UPCOMING!
Stratford Elementary School is proud to present Beauty and the Beast Jr., with shows April 11 & 12, on stage at the Florence Simmonds Performance Hall. To raise money for costumes, props, and sets for our cast of 100 students, we are holding a Royal Tea Party! This event will take place in the school’s Gymnasium on Saturday, March 3rd from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $5; ages 2 and under free. Tickets are available in the school office or by mailing
mxsmith@cloud.edu.pe.ca.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION:
Thursdays (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Tournament at East Wiltshire School Saturday, March 17th
TINY JAMMERS:
Tuesdays
 (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Please refer to the website for further information:
wwwtinyjammers.com.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM REMINDER:
In order to remain for an after school program, students must have pick up transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
NOTICE FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS:
-Late French Immersion Parent Information Meeting will be held for parents of Grade 6 students who plan to enroll their children in Grade 7 Late French Immersion in September, 2018 as listed below:
Birchwood–February 27th (Storm Date: March 1st) 7-8 p.m.
(This notice went home with students.)
-Parent Information Session: Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Student Orientation Day: Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 9:30 – 11:30
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Applications for Late French Immersion will be received during the week of March 5th-9th.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
-Please check for school delays/closures daily. The weather/roads may look fine from inside your home; however, conditions may not be suitable for school buses.
-We encourage students to pack an extra pair of socks and pants in their kit bags due to the sloppy/wet weather conditions.
POT LUCK:
If you are missing dishes, etc., from the luncheon, please check the items placed on the carts located in the Main Lobby. Once again, thank you for the delicious meal!
LOOKING AHEAD:
-Due to the upcoming Parent-Teacher Interviews, there will be “no classes” on Friday, March 2nd.
-Tuesday, March 6th is designated as a Professional Learning Day for staff. As a result, there will be no classes on Tuesday, March 6th.

 

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February 20th (Tuesday)–DAY 3

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 4 Boys Intramurals
After School Badminton-
Tuesdays–Grade 5
Thursdays–Grade 6
MUSIC:
First Recess–All “Beauty & The Beast” cast
Second Recess–Honour Choir
Advance Notice-Tomorrow:
2:30-3:45 p.m.–All cast of “Beauty & The Beast
3:45-4:30 p.m.–Honour Choir
DESTINATION IMAGINATION:
Thursdays (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Tournament at East Wiltshire School Saturday, March 17th
TINY JAMMERS:
Tuesdays
 (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Please refer to the website for further information:
wwwtinyjammers.com.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM REMINDER:
In order to remain for an after school program, students must have pick up transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
NOTICE FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS:
-Late French Immersion Parent Information Meeting will be held for parents of Grade 6 students who plan to enroll their children in Grade 7 Late French Immersion in September, 2018 as listed below:
Birchwood–February 27th (Storm Date: March 1st) 7-8 p.m.
(This notice went home with students.)
-Parent Information Session: Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Student Orientation Day: Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 9:30 – 11:30
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please check for school delays/closures daily. The weather/roads may look fine from inside your home; however, conditions may not be suitable for school buses.
INVITATION FROM HOME & SCHOOL-tonight!:
Parents of Glen Stewart Primary and Stratford Elementary are invited to attend an open house to see the architect’s plans for the addition to Stratford Elementary. Bill Chandler (architect), Foster Millar (project manager) and Parker Grimmer (Director of PSB) will be on hand to share details and answer questions. The regular Stratford home and school meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. following this open house and will be held in the library. Please feel free to come to both or either event!
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 6-6:30 pm
Where: Stratford Elementary Multi-purpose Room
POT LUCK:
If you are missing dishes, etc., from the luncheon, please check the items placed on the carts located in the Main Lobby. Once again, thank you for the delicious meal!
LOOKING AHEAD:
-Due to the upcoming Parent-Teacher Interviews, there will be “no classes” on Friday, March 2nd.
-Tuesday, March 6th is designated as a Professional Learning Day for staff. As a result, there will be no classes on Tuesday, March 6th.

 

 

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February 15th (Thursday)–DAY 2

NO AFTER SCHOOL BADMINTON TODAY
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–

Sleds–
Hill–
After School Badminton-
Tuesdays–Grade 5
Thursdays–Grade 6 (cancelled today — February 15th)
MUSIC:
First Recess–Scene 12 including all villagers
Second Recess–Poster making for Tea Party in Mme. Megan’s room
REMINDER:
-Sunday (1-3 p.m.)–all cast rehearsal
-Sunday (3-4 p.m.)–Honour Choir
DESTINATION IMAGINATION:
Thursdays (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Tournament at East Wiltshire School Saturday, March 17th
TINY JAMMERS:
Tuesdays
 (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Please refer to the website for further information:
wwwtinyjammers.com.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM REMINDER:
In order to remain for an after school program, students must have pick up transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
NOTICE FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS:
-Late French Immersion Parent Information Meeting will be held for parents of Grade 6 students who plan to enroll their children in Grade 7 Late French Immersion in September, 2018 as listed below:
Birchwood–February 27th (Storm Date: March 1st) 7-8 p.m.
(This notice went home with students.)
-Parent Information Session: Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Student Orientation Day: Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 9:30 – 11:30
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
PANCAKE BREAKFAST–this weekend!:
The Stratford Lions Club is having a Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 17th (7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) at the Town Centre Gym. Adults-$8/Under 10-$5/Family (max 4)-$20.
ANOTHER THANK YOU NOTE!:
The staff is looking forward to a Pot Luck “left over” luncheon today!  Many thanks to Patricia Callaghan for organizing the Teacher Appreciation week as well as our Home & Committee and parent volunteers.
LOOKING AHEAD:
There will be no classes on Friday, February 16th (Joint Staff Development Day) and Monday, February 19th (Islander Day).
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please check for school delays/closures daily. The weather/roads may look fine from inside your home; however, conditions may not be suitable for school buses.
INVITATION FROM HOME & SCHOOL:
Parents of Glen Stewart Primary and Stratford Elementary are invited to attend an open house to see the architect’s plans for the addition to Stratford Elementary. Bill Chandler (architect), Foster Millar (project manager) and Parker Grimmer (Director of PSB) will be on hand to share details and answer questions. The regular Stratford home and school meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. following this open house and will be held in the library. Please feel free to come to both or either event!
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 6-6:30 pm
Where: Stratford Elementary Multi-purpose Room

 

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February 14th (Wednesday)–DAY 1

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 6 Boys Intramurals
Sleds–
Hill–
After School Badminton-
Tuesdays–Grade 5
Thursdays–Grade 6
MUSIC:
-Cancellation–No after school “Beauty & The Beast” practice today.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION:
Thursdays (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Tournament at East Wiltshire School Saturday, March 17th
TINY JAMMERS:
Tuesdays
 (2:30-3:45 p.m.)
Please refer to the website for further information:
wwwtinyjammers.com.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM REMINDER:
In order to remain for an after school program, students must have pick up transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
NOTICE FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS:
-Late French Immersion Parent Information Meeting will be held for parents of Grade 6 students who plan to enroll their children in Grade 7 Late French Immersion in September, 2018 as listed below:
Birchwood–February 27th (Storm Date: March 1st) 7-8 p.m.
(This notice went home with students.)
-Parent Information Session: Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
-Student Orientation Day: Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 9:30 – 11:30
Location: Birchwood Cafeteria
PANCAKE BREAKFAST:
The Stratford Lions Club is having a Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 17th (7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) at the Town Centre Gym. Adults-$8/Under 10-$5/Family (max 4)-$20.
THANK YOU NOTE:
The staff is looking forward to a Pot Luck luncheon today!  We realize the work Home & School volunteers put into this “Appreciation” week and it is so very much enjoyed and appreciated.
LOOKING AHEAD:
There will be no classes on Friday, February 16th (Joint Staff Development Day) and Monday, February 19th (Islander Day).
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please check for school delays/closures daily. The weather/roads may look fine from inside your home; however, conditions may not be suitable for school buses.
OTHER EVENT:
Staff and students are wearing purple today in recognition of Family Violence Prevention week.
INVITATION FROM HOME & SCHOOL:
Parents of Glen Stewart Primary and Stratford Elementary are invited to attend an open house to see the architect’s plans for the addition to Stratford Elementary. Bill Chandler (architect), Foster Millar (project manager) and Parker Grimmer (Director of PSB) will be on hand to share details and answer questions. The regular Stratford home and school meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. following this open house and will be held in the library. Please feel free to come to both or either event!
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20 @ 6-6:30 pm
Where: Stratford Elementary Multi-purpose Room

 

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