Breakfast Program/Hot Lunch Program

-Ms. Bell, Youth Worker, and our faithful community volunteers will continue to operate the Breakfast Program up to and including Friday, December 21st (the last day of classes in 2018!) This program will resume on Monday, January 7th (2019!) We would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers for their dedication to ensuring our students’ morning nutritional needs are met.
-The on-line Hot Lunch Program will suspend on December 21st. Delivery of food items ordered will resume on January 7th (Monday, 2019!)

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December 12th (Wednesday)–DAY 6

FEED A FAMILY:
Our Grade 6 classes have organized a food drive which will conclude on Friday. They will be welcoming Jay Scotland, CBC on Friday to help fill “Jay’s Sleigh.” Donations of non perishable food items and/or money would be greatly appreciated.
MUSIC:
This is concert day for Glee Club Members and Honour Choir! Glee Club members are asked to meet at 6:15 p.m. this evening in the Music Room for the 7 p.m. concert. Dress: Glee Shirts/or Blue Shirts with dark pants.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Soccer: Field 1-Gr. 4; Field 2-Gr. 6
Sleds–Awaiting more snow!
Hill–Awaiting more snow!
UPCOMING:
-December 5th-14th–Food drive hosted by Grade 6
-December 12th (a.m.)-Students travel to East Link Center
-December 12th (7 p.m.)–Celebration concert
-December 14th (12-12:30 p.m.)–Arrival of “Jay’s Sleigh!”
-December 15th–Brick orders due
-December 21st–Last day of classes in 2018!
-January 3rd–First day of classes in 2019!
FUNDRAISING-ongoing:
Playground Committee:
-Catalogue campaign pick up dates at 14 Kinlock Road Unit 7 at Premiere Mortgage Centre.
Most of the orders were picked over the last three evenings, there however are still roughly 50 student orders to be picked up. Please note, the orders come in batch by student and the student then distributes to those that ordered through him/her.
Those with orders to be picked up can do so between the hours of 9am-4pm on the following dates – Dec. 10, 11, and 12 at the pick up location is Premiere Mortgage located at 14 Kinlock Road – unit  Note the location is the former Home Hardware building. Entrance is on the side of the building facing the red building.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Melonie MacAusland (902.393.6863 or melonie.macausland@gmail.com) or Bernadette Power (902.394.7282 or bernmpower@gmail.com)
Once again, thank you for your support in this fundraising initiative.
* Also, if you can’t make it to one of the designated times, please drop in to the office between 9-4 during the same dates.
-Brick Fundraiser orders due on or before December 15th.
-Bottle Drive October-February. Bring your items to Aubrey’s Bottle Exchange, 29 Garfield St., Charlottetown and as them to credit Stratford Playground Fund.
FIELD TRIP:
-Students are off to the East Link Center this morning. Buses will leave the school at 9:15 a.m. and return in time for lunch.

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December 11th (Tuesday)–DAY 5

MUSIC:
Tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. members of our Honour Choir and Glee Club will be presenting a “Celebrations” concert. All are welcome to attend and a donation box will be placed at the door.
Advance Notice–No after school Glee Club tomorrow. Members are asked to meet at 6:15 p.m. to prepare for the concert.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Soccer: Field 1-Gr. 4; Field 2-Gr. 6
Sleds–Awaiting more snow!
Hill–Awaiting more snow!
UPCOMING:
-December 5th-14th–Food drive hosted by Grade 6
-December 12th (a.m.)-Students travel to East Link Center
-December 12th (7 p.m.)–Celebration concert
-December 15th–Brick orders due
-December 21st–Last day of classes in 2018!
-January 3rd–First day of classes in 2019!
FUNDRAISING-ongoing:
Playground Committee:
-Catalogue campaign pick up dates at 14 Kinlock Road Unit 7 at Premiere Mortgage Centre.
Most of the orders were picked over the last three evenings, there however are still roughly 50 student orders to be picked up. Please note, the orders come in batch by student and the student then distributes to those that ordered through him/her.
Those with orders to be picked up can do so between the hours of 9am-4pm on the following dates – Dec. 10, 11, and 12 at the pick up location is Premiere Mortgage located at 14 Kinlock Road – unit  Note the location is the former Home Hardware building. Entrance is on the side of the building facing the red building.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Melonie MacAusland (902.393.6863 or melonie.macausland@gmail.com) or Bernadette Power (902.394.7282 or bernmpower@gmail.com)
Once again, thank you for your support in this fundraising initiative.
* Also, if you can’t make it to one of the designated times, please drop in to the office between 9-4 during the same dates.
-Brick Fundraiser orders due on or before December 15th.
-Bottle Drive October-February. Bring your items to Aubrey’s Bottle Exchange, 29 Garfield St., Charlottetown and as them to credit Stratford Playground Fund.
FIELD TRIP:
-Information went home with students  regarding the upcoming trip to the East Link Center on Wednesday, December 12th. Buses will leave the school at 9:15 a.m. and return in time for lunch. Students are asked to bring a “peanut free, fish free snack.”

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December 10th (Monday)–DAY 4

MUSIC:
-A student assembly will take place this morning– a special event highlighting the entry into circulation of the new $10 bank note featuring the portrait of Viola Desmond.  This is a joint event, in partnership with the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission and Stratford Elementary School.
-Good Luck to Mrs. Davis and the Honour Choir as they’ll be performing later today at the open house for the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Soccer: Field 1-Gr. 4; Field 2-Gr. 5
Sleds–Awaiting more snow!
Hill–Awaiting more snow!
UPCOMING:
-December 5th-14th–Food drive hosted by Grade 6
-December 12th (a.m.)-Students travel to East Link Center
-December 12th (7 p.m.)–Celebration concert
-December 15th–Brick orders due
-December 21st–Last day of classes in 2018!
-January 3rd–First day of classes in 2019!
FUNDRAISING-ongoing:
Playground Committee:
-Catalogue campaign pick up dates at 14 Kinlock Road Unit 7 at Premiere Mortgage Centre.
Most of the orders were picked over the last three evenings, there however are still roughly 50 student orders to be picked up. Please note, the orders come in batch by student and the student then distributes to those that ordered through him/her.
Those with orders to be picked up can do so between the hours of 9am-4pm on the following dates – Dec. 10, 11, and 12 at the pick up location is Premiere Mortgage located at 14 Kinlock Road – unit  Note the location is the former Home Hardware building. Entrance is on the side of the building facing the red building.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Melonie MacAusland (902.393.6863 or melonie.macausland@gmail.com) or Bernadette Power (902.394.7282 or bernmpower@gmail.com)
Once again, thank you for your support in this fundraising initiative.
* Also, if you can’t make it to one of the designated times, please drop in to the office between 9-4 during the same dates.
-Brick Fundraiser orders due on or before December 15th.
-Bottle Drive October-February. Bring your items to Aubrey’s Bottle Exchange, 29 Garfield St., Charlottetown and as them to credit Stratford Playground Fund.
FIELD TRIP:
-Information went home with students  regarding the upcoming trip to the East Link Center on Wednesday, December 12th. Buses will leave the school at 9:15 a.m. and return in time for lunch. Students are asked to bring a “peanut free, fish free snack.”
STRATFORD LIBRARY:
They would like to share the events and programs happening at Stratford Public Library  in hopes of inviting more families into the library to see what programs/services are offered. Please check out their facebook page, website or call 569-7441 for more information.
FREE MILK:
Students will be served milk free of charge at lunch time today complements of the P.E.I. School Milk Program.

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December 7th (Friday)–DAY 3

MUSIC:
First Recess–Glee Club
Second Recess–Honour Choir
Sunday (2-3:30 p.m.)–Glee Club
-The Viola Desmond $10 Bill Assembly has been rescheduled until Monday, December 10th at 10 a.m.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 6 Girls Intramurals
Soccer: Field 1-Gr. 4; Field 2-Gr.5
Sleds–Awaiting more snow!
Hill–Awaiting more snow!
UPCOMING:
-December 5th-14th–Food drive hosted by Grade 6
-December 7th–T-Shirt Order Deadline
-December 12th (a.m.)-Students travel to East Link Center
-December 12th (7 p.m.)–Celebration concert
-December 15th–Brick orders due
-December 21st–Last day of classes in 2018!
-January 3rd–First day of classes in 2019!
FUNDRAISING-ongoing:
Playground Committee:
-Catalogue campaign pick up dates at 14 Kinlock Road Unit 7 at Premiere Mortgage Centre.
Most of the orders were picked over the last three evenings, there however are still roughly 50 student orders to be picked up. Please note, the orders come in batch by student and the student then distributes to those that ordered through him/her.
Those with orders to be picked up can do so between the hours of 9am-4pm on the following dates – Dec 6, 7, 10, 11, and 12 at the pick up location is Premiere Mortgage located at 14 Kinlock Road – unit  Note the location is the former Home Hardware building. Entrance is on the side of the building facing the red building.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Melonie MacAusland (902.393.6863 or melonie.macausland@gmail.com) or Bernadette Power (902.394.7282 or bernmpower@gmail.com)
Once again, thank you for your support in this fundraising initiative.
* Also, if you can’t make it to one of the designated times, please drop in to the office between 9-4 during the same dates.
-Brick Fundraiser orders due on or before December 15th.
-Bottle Drive October-February. Bring your items to Aubrey’s Bottle Exchange, 29 Garfield St., Charlottetown and as them to credit Stratford Playground Fund.
FIELD TRIP:
-Information went home with students  regarding the upcoming trip to the East Link Center on Wednesday, December 12th. Buses will leave the school at 9:15 a.m. and return in time for lunch. Students are asked to bring a “peanut free, fish free snack.”
STRATFORD LIBRARY:
They would like to share the events and programs happening at Stratford Public Library  in hopes of inviting more families into the library to see what programs/services are offered. Please check out their facebook page, website or call 569-7441 for more information.
WELCOME:
Today we welcome Jennifer Whitaker who will be working with some of our classes regarding Microbits. This afternoon we will welcome some representatives from Farmers Helping Farmers.

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Message from PEI Home & School Federation

Food pilots starting in nine schools
Set to begin in the fall of 2019, new program to engage student in producing food
School food pilots will be rolled out in the fall 2019 in nine P.E.I. schools. Jordan Brown, minister of education, early learning and culture announced the pilots in the legislature on Nov. 15. The government will be launching a pilot, cost-shared program to develop “a comprehensive and sustainable school food program that will increase students’ food literacy and provide them with food made from scratch using fresh, local, healthy Island products.”
Supported by government and community partners, the program explores the use of a model where food is prepared at a central school and delivered to satellite schools. Programs will be coordinated by new non-profit organizations that will work towards hiring chefs and cooks to deliver the program.
Students will be engaged in producing the food. The public school’s branch school food policy will be revised. The federation is pleased with this announcement and will continue to advocate for a universal provincial school food program in P.E.I. schools.
School Food Think Tanks, led by Morgan Palmer, were held in the three champion communities prepared to implement the pilot. Hundreds of student representatives from the nine schools attended the events at East Wiltshire Intermediate, Kinkora Regional High, and Montague Regional High. The youth-generated suggestions for action will be compiled and released shortly. The events were made possible from a Wellness Grant from the Department of Health and Wellness, and the following partners – the Public Schools Branch, P.E.I. Home and School Federation, Heart and Stroke Foundation P.E.I., and the Chief Public Health Office.
The federation’s World Café Exchange brought students, parents and educators together to discuss hot topics at the local school level. Participants learned that student needs are growing and becoming more complex; resources given to schools have not grown to meet the needs of students adequately; navigating the system can be challenging and that everyone in the school system should act as a ‘concierge’(if someone comes to them with a question, they know the answer, or know how to point them in the right direction). Advocating for more consistency throughout, and across schools is needed.
Resolutions are a way to amplify local ideas about education policy and involve local home and schools in real decision-making on a provincial level. Consider issues needing change in P.E.I.’s education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our guide to writing and presenting resolutions  and the slides from the Leadership Training Workshop session on resolutions. The deadline to submit a resolution for consideration at the 2019 annual meeting is Jan. 31.
-School staff will be celebrated across Canada Feb.11 – 15 during School Staff Appreciation week. Start planning to show appreciation to school staff for the contributions they make to our children and their education. School communities can nominate school staff individuals for recognition for the 2019 Extra Mile Award by Jan. 11.
-Presidents are asked to submit annual reports Feb. 28 to the office for inclusion in the 2019 annual Book of Reports. For assistance, contact the office 902-620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 | peihsf@edu.pe.ca  
-Mark the 2019 calendar for the PEI Home and School Federation’s 66th Annual Meeting & Conference, April 13.
-Cory Thomas, president of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, lives in Summerside with his wife and two children, who both attend Elm Street Elementary School. His column appears in The Guardian during the school year on the first Thursday of the month. He welcomes comments from readers and information for the column. He can be reached at peihsf@edu.pe.ca or 902-620-3186.

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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December 6th (Thursday)–DAY 2

MUSIC:
First Recess–Glee Club
Second Recess–Honour Choir
After School (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Honour Choir
Advance Notice-Sunday (2-3:30 p.m.)–Glee Club
-The Viola Desmond $10 Bill Assembly has been rescheduled until Monday, December 10th at 10 a.m.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 4 Boys Intramurals
Soccer: Field 1-Gr. 5; Field 2-Gr.6
Sleds–Awaiting more snow!
Hill–Awaiting more snow!
UPCOMING:
-December 5th-14th–Food drive hosted by Grade 6
-December 7th–T-Shirt Order Deadline
-December 12th (a.m.)-Students travel to East Link Center
-December 12th (7 p.m.)–Celebration concert
-December 15th–Brick orders due
-December 21st–Last day of classes in 2018!
-January 3rd–First day of classes in 2019!
FUNDRAISING-ongoing:
Playground Committee:
-Catalogue campaign pick up dates at 14 Kinlock Road Unit 7 at Premiere Mortgage Centre.
Most of the orders were picked over the last three evenings, there however are still roughly 50 student orders to be picked up. Please note, the orders come in batch by student and the student then distributes to those that ordered through him/her.
Those with orders to be picked up can do so between the hours of 9am-4pm on the following dates – Dec 6, 7, 10, 11, and 12 at the pick up location is Premiere Mortgage located at 14 Kinlock Road – unit  Note the location is the former Home Hardware building. Entrance is on the side of the building facing the red building.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Melonie MacAusland (902.393.6863 or melonie.macausland@gmail.com) or Bernadette Power (902.394.7282 or bernmpower@gmail.com)
Once again, thank you for your support in this fundraising initiative.
* Also, if you can’t make it to one of the designated times, please drop in to the office between 9-4 during the same dates.
-Brick Fundraiser orders due on or before December 15th.
-Bottle Drive October-February. Bring your items to Aubrey’s Bottle Exchange, 29 Garfield St., Charlottetown and as them to credit Stratford Playground Fund.
FIELD TRIP:
-Information went home with students  regarding the upcoming trip to the East Link Center on Wednesday, December 12th. Buses will leave the school at 9:15 a.m. and return in time for lunch. Students are asked to bring a “peanut free, fish free snack.”
STRATFORD LIBRARY:
They would like to share the events and programs happening at Stratford Public Library  in hopes of inviting more families into the library to see what programs/services are offered. Please check out their facebook page, website or call 569-7441 for more information.

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CROSSWALK FLAGS

The Town of Stratford will be installing pedestrian crossing flags at 3 busy crosswalks in our community in the very near future.
The following locations will have them installed:

  1. Crossing Stratford Road at the Marion Dr and Southport Dr newly installed crosswalk
  2. Crossing Bunbury Road at Cotton Park (near the former library)
  3. Crossing Bunbury Road at Horton Park into the Bunbury Mall
    Pedestrians crossing at these crosswalks should:
    -Take an orange flag from the holder
    -Raise it towards the street in front of themselves. It can be waved to get the attention of drivers as well.
    -Wait for traffic to stop in both directions to make sure they have been seen by the cars
    -Cross the street holding the flag in front of them or above their head
    -Leave the flag in the holder on the other side of the street
    If the crosswalk flag pilot proves to be beneficial the Town may consider additional ones in the community as well.
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December 5th (Wednesday)–DAY 1

MUSIC:
First Recess–Glee Club
Second Recess–Honour Choir
After School (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Glee Club
Advance Notice: After School Honour Choir tomorrow-Thursday (2:35-3:45 p.m.) Please bring a snack!
-The Viola Desmond $10 Bill Assembly has been rescheduled until Monday, December 10th at 10 a.m.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 4 Girls Intramurals
Soccer: Field 1-Gr. 5; Field 2-Gr.6
Sleds–Grade 5
Hill–Grade 6
UPCOMING:
-December 5th-14th–Food drive hosted by Grade 6
-December 7th–T-Shirt Order Deadline
-December 12th (a.m.)-Students travel to East Link Center
-December 12th (7 p.m.)–Celebration concert
-December 15th–Brick orders due
-December 21st–Last day of classes in 2018!
-January 3rd–First day of classes in 2019!
FUNDRAISING-ongoing:
-Coupon Booklet orders went home with students yesterday.

Playground Committee:
-Catalogue campaign pick up dates at 14 Kinlock Road Unit 7 at Premiere Mortgage Centre
Note – Premiere Mortgage Centre is located in the former Home Hardware building. The entrance is on the east side (opposite side from Sobeys) next to Sunlife Financial
Wednesday Dec 5th, 4pm – 7pm
* Also, if you can’t make it to one of the designated times, please drop in to the office between 9-4 during the same dates.
-Brick Fundraiser orders due on or before December 15th.
-Bottle Drive October-February. Bring your items to Aubrey’s Bottle Exchange, 29 Garfield St., Charlottetown and as them to credit Stratford Playground Fund.
CORRESPONDENCE:
-The first term Learning Report in reusable envelopes went home with students yesterday.  Please sign the envelope and return it along with the Comment Sheet to your child’s homeroom teacher as soon as possible.
-A short notice went home with  the Learning Reports yesterday regarding the upcoming Food Drive (December 5th-14th).
-Information regarding the t-shirt sale is posted on this blog as well as on the Home & School Facebook page. The cost is $18.00 and orders are due by Friday, December 7th.
-Information went home with students  regarding the upcoming trip to the East Link Center on Wednesday, December 12th. Buses will leave the school at 9:15 a.m. and return in time for lunch. Students are asked to bring a “peanut free, fish free snack.”
EXTRA CLOTHING:
We suggest students pack an extra pair of mitts, pants, socks, etc. for these erratic weather days.

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T-Shirts!!

T-shirt orders are due Friday December 7th – $18
Send in the form and money to your child’s teacher or contact the office.

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