March 15th (Friday)–DAY 1

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Badminton “try out” schedule is as follows:
Doubles–Wednesday, March 27th–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Doubles–Thursday, March 28th–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
Singles–Tuesday, April 2nd–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Singles–Wednesday, April 3rd–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
The top 3 players in singles and the top 2 teams in doubles from the school tournament will go on to represent Stratford at the Zone 3 Championship on April 15th (Doubles) and April 16th & 17th (Singles). The Provincial championship will take place April 30th & May 4th.
UPCOMING:
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
April 12th–School Goals Day–No Classes
April 18th–Yearbook order deadline
April 19th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
April 22nd–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 7 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
LOST & FOUND:
If you are missing items, please drop by and check out our Lost & Found. Items remaining after March 19th will be donated to a local charity.
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kitbags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
MARCH BREAK:
Next week is March Break; therefore, there will be no classes on March 18th-22nd. Students will return to class on Monday, March 25th–Day 2.
PEDICULOSIS:
We remind parents of the importance of regular checks for head lice. Early detection prevents the spread of these unwanted parasites.

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March 14th (Thursday)–DAY 6

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Badminton “try outs.”
Information went home with students regarding the “try out” schedule for the championships. The schedule is as follows:
Doubles–Wednesday, March 27th–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Doubles–Thursday, March 28th–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
Singles–Tuesday, April 2nd–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Singles–Wednesday, April 3rd–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
The top 3 players in singles and the top 2 teams in doubles from the school tournament will go on to represent Stratford at the Zone 3 Championship on April 15th (Doubles) and April 16th & 17th (Singles). The Provincial championship will take place April 30th & May 4th.
UPCOMING:
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
April 12th–School Goals Day–No Classes
April 18th–Yearbook order deadline
April 19th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
April 22nd–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 7 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
LOST & FOUND:
If you are missing items, please drop by and check out our Lost & Found. Items remaining after March 19th will be donated to a local charity.
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kitbags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!

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March 13th (Wednesday)–DAY 5

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Information went home with students regarding the “try out” schedule for the championships. The schedule is as follows:
Doubles–Wednesday, March 27th–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Doubles–Thursday, March 28th–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
Singles–Tuesday, April 2nd–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Singles–Wednesday, April 3rd–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
The top 3 players in singles and the top 2 teams in doubles from the school tournament will go on to represent Stratford at the Zone 3 Championship on April 15th (Doubles) and April 16th & 17th (Singles). The Provincial championship will take place April 30th & May 4th.
UPCOMING:
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
April 12th–School Goals Day–No Classes
April 18th–Yearbook order deadline
April 19th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
April 22nd–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 7 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
LOST & FOUND:
If you are missing items, please drop by and check out our Lost & Found. Items remaining after March 19th will be donated to a local charity.
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kitbags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!

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March 12th (Tuesday)–March 12th

MUSIC:
After School (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–
Spoons
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

Information went home with students regarding the “try out” schedule for the championships. The schedule is as follows:
Doubles–Wednesday, March 27th–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Doubles–Thursday, March 28th–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
Singles–Tuesday, April 2nd–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Singles–Wednesday, April 3rd–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
The top 3 players in singles and the top 2 teams in doubles from the school tournament will go on to represent Stratford at the Zone 3 Championship on April 15th (Doubles) and April 16th & 17th (Singles). The Provincial championship will take place April 30th & May 4th.
UPCOMING:
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
April 12th–School Goals Day–No Classes
April 19th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
April 22nd–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 7 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
BOOK FAIR:
Our Librarian would like to send out a huge thank you for supporting the Book Fair last week!
YEARBOOKS:
The order deadline for 2018-2019 yearbooks is Friday, April 19th for on-line orders and Thursday, April 18th for in-school orders. In addition to in-school orders, our on-line Hot Lunch program is set up to receive orders as well as Lifetouch (ybpay.lifetouch.ca)
ID Code: 11542619) Cost: $25.00.
Please Note: We don’t stock extra yearbooks to sell in June; therefore, this is the only opportunity if your student is interested in receiving a yearbook.
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
ASSEMBLY:
A character education assembly will be held this morning. In addition, we will be welcoming special guests–3 players from the UPEI Women’s Hockey team who are competing at the National Usport Championships this weekend at UPEI.
LOST & FOUND:
If you are missing items, please drop by and check out our Lost & Found. Items remaining after March 19th will be donated to a local charity.
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kitbags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!

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March 11th (Monday)–DAY 3

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Information went home with students regarding the “try out” schedule for the championships. The schedule is as follows:
Doubles–Wednesday, March 27th–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Doubles–Thursday, March 28th–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
Singles–Tuesday, April 2nd–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Singles–Wednesday, April 3rd–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
The top 3 players in singles and the top 2 teams in doubles from the school tournament will go on to represent Stratford at the Zone 3 Championship on April 15th (Doubles) and April 16th & 17th (Singles). The Provincial championship will take place April 30th & May 4th.
UPCOMING:
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
April 12th–School Goals Day–No Classes
April 19th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
April 22nd–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 7 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
BOOK FAIR:
Our Librarian would like to send out a huge thank you for supporting the Book Fair last week!
YEARBOOKS:
The order deadline for 2018-2019 yearbooks is Friday, April 19th for on-line orders and Thursday, April 18th for in-school orders. In addition to in-school orders, our on-line Hot Lunch program is set up to receive orders as well as Lifetouch (ybpay.lifetouch.ca)
ID Code: 11542619) Cost: $25.00.
Please Note: We don’t stock extra yearbooks to sell in June; therefore, this is the only opportunity if your student is interested in receiving a yearbook.
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION:
Congratulations to all Destination Imagination participants. We had a great tournament on Saturday and everyone who represented Stratford Elementary did a wonderful job!
WELCOME:
A number of UPEI students representing Bury & Bloom will be visiting our 5D (Mrs. Matheson) class this afternoon. They will be presenting on environmental literacy.
ASSEMBLY:
A character education assembly will be held tomorrow morning. Students and staff are invited to wear their “Caught You Caring” t-shirts.

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March 7th (Thursday)–DAY 2

MUSIC:
First Recess–Glee Club
Second Recess
–Rock Band
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
After School Badminton Club will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m. from January 29th until March 7th:
Tuesdays-Grade 5
Thursdays-Grade 6
Reminder: Students must have after school transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
Information is going home with students regarding the “try out” schedule for the championships. The schedule is as follows:
Doubles–Wednesday, March 27th–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Doubles–Thursday, March 28th–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
Singles–Tuesday, April 2nd–Gr. 5 & 6 Boys
Singles–Wednesday, April 3rd–Gr. 5 & 6 Girls
The top 3 players in singles and the top 2 teams in doubles from the school tournament will go on to represent Stratford at the Zone 3 Championship on April 15th (Doubles) and April 16th & 17th (Singles). The Provincial championship will take place April 30th & May 4th.
UPCOMING:
March 4th-8th–Late French Immersion Registration
March 7th & 8th–Book Fair
March 8th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
BOOK FAIR:
Classes will have a scheduled opportunity to visit the Book Fair during the school day today. Proceeds will be used to purchase new material for the Library. The hours are as follows:
Wednesday, March 6th–8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 7th–8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8th–8:00 a.m.-11 a.m.
Thank you for your support!
YEARBOOKS:
The order deadline for 2018-2019 yearbooks is Friday, April 19th for on-line orders and Thursday, April 18th for in-school orders. In addition to in-school orders, our on-line Hot Lunch program is set up to receive orders as well as Lifetouch (ybpay.lifetouch.ca)
ID Code: 11542619) Cost: $25.00.
Please Note: We don’t stock extra yearbooks to sell in June; therefore, this is the only opportunity if your student is interested in receiving a yearbook.
NO CLASSES-Friday, March 8th:
Tomorrow is designated as a Parent-Teacher Interviews day. As a result, there will be no classes. Students will return to class Monday, March 11th.
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
SCIENCE FAIR:
Students presented their projects yesterday. The winners will be announced 1st recess today. Once again, thank you to our 16 judges!
LEARNING REPORTS:
Second term Learning Reports went home with students. Please complete the “comment” sheet, sign the front of the reusable envelope and return to your child’s homeroom teacher. These envelopes will be saved and reused to contain the third term report.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION:
Destination Imagination is a thinking and problem solving challenge, culminating in a provincial tournament this Saturday at East Wiltshire School. Teams of Students from Stratford Elementary are participating in the improvisational challenge.
Destination Imagination’s mission is:
To engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills”
More information can be found at http://https://www.destinationimagination.org/

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March 6th (Wednesday)–DAY 1

MUSIC:
First Recess–Rhythm Group
Please Note:  NO after school Glee Club today.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
After School Badminton Club will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m. from January 29th until March 7th:
Tuesdays-Grade 5
Thursdays-Grade 6
Reminder: Students must have after school transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
UPCOMING:
March 4th-8th–Late French Immersion Registration
March 6th (Today)–
Science Fair (a.m.)
March 6th, 7th & 8th–Book Fair
March 8th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
BOOK FAIR:
Classes will have a scheduled opportunity to visit the Book Fair during the school day on Wednesday, March 6th or Thursday, March 7th. Proceeds will be used to purchase new material for the Library. The hours are as follows:
Wednesday, March 6th–8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 7th–8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8th–8:00 a.m.-11 a.m.
Thank you for your support!
YEARBOOKS:
The order deadline for 2018-2019 yearbooks is Friday, April 19th for on-line orders and Thursday, April 18th for in-school orders. In addition to in-school orders, our on-line Hot Lunch program is set up to receive orders as well as Lifetouch (ybpay.lifetouch.ca
ID Code: 11542619) Cost: $25.00.
Please Note: We don’t stock extra yearbooks to sell in June; therefore, this is the only opportunity if your student is interested in receiving a yearbook.
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
SCIENCE FAIR:
Students are presenting their projects to our judges this morning. Thank you to the following for volunteering your time to judge the projects: Jonathan Hayes, Lana MacIsaac, Linda Palmer, Heidi Patterson, Linda Rayner, Helen MacPherson, Will Mingo, Nick Steele, Art O’Malley, Errol Taylor, Mary Johnston, Janet Cameron, Sheila Bacon, Tanya Newson, April Iguidez, Natalie Fraser. The Fair will be open for public viewing during the hours of 11 a.m.-11:25 a.m.
LEARNING REPORTS:
Second term Learning Reports went home with students yesterday. Please complete the “comment” sheet, sign the front of the reusable envelope and return to your child’s homeroom teacher. These envelopes will be saved and reused to contain the third term report.

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March 5th (Tuesday)–DAY 6

MUSIC:
First Recess–Spoons Group
After School (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–
Spoons Group
Please Note:  NO after school Glee Club tomorrow

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
After School Badminton Club will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m. from January 29th until March 7th:
Tuesdays-Grade 5
Thursdays-Grade 6
Reminder: Students must have after school transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
UPCOMING:
March 4th-8th–Late French Immersion Registration
March 5th (Tuesday)–Interim Learning Reports Go Home
March 6th (Tomorrow)–
Science Fair (a.m.)
March 6th, 7th & 8th–Book Fair
March 8th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
BOOK FAIR:
Classes will have a scheduled opportunity to visit the Book Fair during the school day on Wednesday, March 6th or Thursday, March 7th. Proceeds will be used to purchase new material for the Library. The hours are as follows:
Wednesday, March 6th–8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 7th–8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8th–8:00 a.m.-11 a.m.
Thank you for your support!
YEARBOOKS:
The order deadline for 2018-2019 yearbooks is Friday, April 19th for on-line orders and Thursday, April 18th for in-school orders. In addition to in-school orders, our on-line Hot Lunch program is set up to receive orders as well as Lifetouch (ybpay.lifetouch.ca
ID Code: 11542619) Cost: $25.00.
Please Note: We don’t stock extra yearbooks to sell in June; therefore, this is the only opportunity if your student is interested in receiving a yearbook.
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
SCIENCE FAIR:
Due to the 1-hour delay, students will be presenting their projects for judging on Tomorrow, March 6th. At 11:00-11:25 a.m. the Fair will be open to the public for viewing. Wishing our participants good luck!
WELCOME:
We welcome Mrs. Janice Kelly to our school. She is a Human Resources student at Holland College and will be completing on-the-job training over the next 6 weeks. Welcome aboard!
LEARNING REPORTS:
Second term Learning Reports will go home with students today. Please complete the “comment” sheet, sign the front of the reusable envelope and return to your child’s homeroom teacher. These envelopes will be saved and reused to contain the third term report.

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Science Fair Update

Due to the one-hour delay, our Science Fair will be held tomorrow (Wednesday).

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March 1st (Friday)–DAY 5

LIBRARY:
-The staff and students of Stratford Elementary School would like to send out a big “Thank You” to the Bookmark for its gift of $1000 worth of books for our library.  Thanks to their generous donation, the library was able to purchase the books necessary to participate in the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards – along with many other books for our growing readers!
MUSIC:
Performance–Honour choir concert Saturday, March 2nd, 2 p.m. at Park Royal Church. All welcome!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
After School Badminton Club will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m. from January 29th until March 7th:
Tuesdays-Grade 5
Thursdays-Grade 6
Reminder: Students must have after school transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
UPCOMING:
March 4th-8th–Late French Immersion Registration
March 5th (Tuesday)–Interim Learning Reports Go Home
March 5th (Tuesday)–
Science Fair (a.m.)
March 6th, 7th & 8th–Book Fair
March 8th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
BOOK FAIR:
Students will have a scheduled opportunity to visit the Book Fair during the school day on Wednesday, March 6th or Thursday, March 7th. The hours are as follows:
Wednesday, March 6th–8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 7th–8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8th–8:00 a.m.-11 a.m.
YEARBOOKS:
The order deadline for 2018-2019 yearbooks is Friday, April 19th for on-line orders and Thursday, April 18th for in-school orders. In addition to in-school orders, our on-line Hot Lunch program is set up to receive orders as well as Lifetouch (ybpay.lifetouch.ca
ID Code: 11542619) Cost: $25.00.
Please Note: We don’t stock extra yearbooks to sell in June; therefore, this is the only opportunity if your student is interested in receiving a yearbook.
EARLY CLOSURES/DELAYS:
We remind parents to listen  to the radio on a regular basis and check out the storm or Public Schools Branch websites in case their is a delay or Early Closure. Also, buses that have been delayed due to breakdown, etc., are announced on the radio.
COMMUNITY NOTE:
Free public skate (2-3 p.m.) this Sunday at the Pownal Rink. Free hot chocolate!
SCIENCE FAIR:
Students will be presenting their projects for judging on Tuesday, March 5th. At 11:00-11:25 a.m. the Fair will be open to the public for viewing. Wishing our participants good luck!

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