November 26th (Tuesday)–DAY 3

MUSIC:
First Recess–Sing Rays
Second Recess–Guitar Group
After School practices Wednesdays commencing November 13th-December 4th (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Drives home must be prearranged prior to arrival at school. The designated group(s) will be:
Glee Club--pick up time 3:45 p.m. &
Human Rights Group–pick up time 4:30 p.m.
Music Advances Notice:
Celebration Concert Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. for Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6; Guitar Group; Rhythm Riders; Human Rights Group and the Grades 3 & 4 Dance Group.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Grade 6 Girls Intramurals
UPCOMING:
–Interim Learning Reports will go home with students on Today, November 26th. The envelopes are reusable–please sign the envelope and return to the homeroom teacher.
–-December 6th (Friday) is designated as “Joint Staff Development Day;” therefore, there will be no classes.
–-December 20th will be the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
SPECIAL OLYMPICS:
A number of our students and staff are off to Stonepark this morning. The bus will transport students at 9 a.m. and return at noon (approximately).

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November 25th (Monday)–DAY 2

MUSIC:
First Recess–Human Rights Group
11:45 a.m.–Grades 3 & 4 Glee Club
Second Recess–Rhythm Riders
After School practices Wednesdays commencing November 13th-December 4th (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Drives home must be prearranged prior to arrival at school. The designated group(s) will be announced.
Music Advances Notice:
Celebration Concert Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. for Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6; Guitar Group; Rhythm Riders; Human Rights Group and the Grades 3 & 4 Dance Group.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Grade 6 Boys Intramurals
UPCOMING:
–Interim Learning Reports will go home with students on Tomorrow, November 26th.
–-December 6th (Friday) is designated as “Joint Staff Development Day;” therefore, there will be on classes.
–-December 20th will be the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
THANK YOU!
We send along a note of appreciation to students, parents and staff volunteers who donated their time and talent to serve at the Holiday Market over the weekend. Special thanks to the performance of our Glee Club, Ms. Hardy and Mrs. Davis–wonderful!

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PEI Home & School Federation News-December, 2019

2020 Extra Mile Award
Nominate a deserving school staff individual for recognition by the PEI Home and School Federation. Submissions deadline: January 15.  Find more information at: Extra Mile Award of the Year | peihsf@edu.pe.ca | 902-620-3186.
Resolutions:
Deadline to submit a resolution for consideration at the 2020 Annual Meeting & convention is January 31. Consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our guide to writing and presenting resolutions and to the slides from the Leadership Training Workshop session on resolutions  Review previous resolutions and responses from government departments at:  http://peihsf.ca/agm  Contact the Federation office if you require assistance.
School Staff Appreciation Week 2020:
School staff will be celebrated across Canada February 10-14, 2020.  Form a Home and School Staff Appreciation committee to make plans for showing appreciation to school staff for the contributions they make to our children and their education. Keep plans simple!  A little appreciation goes a long way!
President’s Annual Reports due February 28:
Presidents are asked to submit an Annual Report on your Home and School’s activities for this school year. Start your report early and record Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec. activities and in January, add all upcoming events/discussions to the end of June.  Send reports to the office for inclusion in the 2019 Annual Book of Reports. Need assistance? Contact Shirley at: 902-620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 | peihsf@edu.pe.ca
67th Annual Meeting & Convention:
Mark your 2020 calendars….PEI Home and School Federation’s 67th Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 18 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI
Health and Wellness Catalyst Grants:
Funds are available for a Wellness Grant Program Community Catalyst Grant. The submission deadline is December 13.
Organizational Assistance:
Federation staff and board members can assistance and tips on chairing meetings, organizing committees, proper finances reporting, drafting  resolutions, recording minutes and more. Contact the office to set up a meeting. 902-620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 | peihsf@edu.pe.ca
School Food discussed in the legislature:
Education Minister, Hon. Brad Trivers promises P.E.I. school food program for fall 2020
Best wishes of the holiday season
to you and your family!
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.peihsfpeihsf@edu.pe.ca
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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”Martin Luther King, Jr.” 

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November 22nd (Friday)–DAY 1

LOCKDOWN:
We will be doing a “Lockdown” practice from 9:30-9:45 a.m. As a result, doors will be locked during that time. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
MUSIC:
11:45 a.m.–Soul City Dance Crew
First Recess–Glee Club for Grades 5 & 6 and Human Rights Group
Second Recess–Rhythm Riders
Reminder: The Grade 3, 4, 5 & 6 Glee Club is singing at the Holiday Market tomorrow at the Town Hall. Students are asked to be there at 1:30 p.m. to sing from 2:00-2:25 p.m.
After School practices Wednesdays commencing November 13th-December 4th (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Drives home must be prearranged prior to arrival at school. The designated group(s) will be announced.
Glee Club  T-Shirt orders due today.
Music Advances Notice:
Celebration Concert Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. for Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6; Guitar Group; Rhythm Riders; Human Rights Group and the Grades 3 & 4 Dance Group.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Green Team
HOME & SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET-starts tonight!
-The Stratford Schools’ Holiday Market is taking place November 22nd (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) & 23rd 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Stratford Town Hall. This is a major fundraiser for our schools (Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary).
UPCOMING:
–Interim Learning Reports will go home with students on Tuesday, November 26th.
–-December 6th (Friday) is designated as “Joint Staff Development Day;” therefore, there will be on classes.
–-December 20th will be the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
LIBRARY NOTE:
–Our Librarian is ecstatic over the huge turn out for the Indigo Shopping evening! Thank you so very much to parents, relatives, neighbors, students and friends for an amazing show of support for our school Library.

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November 21st (Thursday)–DAY 6

MUSIC:
First Recess–
Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 Glee Club
Second Recess–
Guitar Club
After School practices Wednesdays commencing November 13th-December 4th (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Drives home must be prearranged prior to arrival at school. The designated group(s) will be announced.
Glee Club  T-Shirt orders due Friday (tomorrow).
Music Advances Notices:
Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 are invited to sing at the Holiday Market at the Town Hall on Saturday, November 23rd. Meeting Time: 1:30; Performance Time: 2-2:30 p.m.
Celebration Concert Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. for Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6; Guitar Group; Rhythm Riders; Human Rights Group and the Grades 3 & 4 Dance Group.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Grade 5 Girls Intramurals
Green Team–Any Grade 6 student interested in joining to help make our school more environmentally friendly are asked to meet in the gym tomorrow during First Recess.
HOME & SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET:
-The Stratford Schools’ Holiday Market is taking place November 22nd (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) & 23rd 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Stratford Town Hall. This is a major fundraiser for our schools (Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary). Many hands are needed to make this event a success, so please sign up for volunteering at the event or baking for the bake sale on the sign up genius link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A4A62DA2F49-stratford
UPCOMING:
–Interim Learning Reports will go home with students on Tuesday, November 26th.
–-December 6th (Friday) is designated as “Joint Staff Development Day;” therefore, there will be on classes.
–-December 20th will be the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
LIBRARY NOTE:
Tonight-(November 21st) there will be an Indigo Shopping Night in support of our school Library from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  20% of sales made by you, our invited guests, will be donated to the Stratford Elementary School Library for the purchase of new books.  Please be sure to mention our school at the checkout.
THANK YOU!
Thank you to Shiho Phelan and Home & School volunteers. They spent yesterday morning decorating the Main Lobby–simply beautiful!! Our students and staff will enjoy these holiday adornments throughout the Christmas season.
PICTURE RETAKES:
Proofs went home with students Monday. The order deadline is November 21st (today!).

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November 20th (Wednesday)–DAY 5

MUSIC:
After School practice Wednesdays commencing November 13th-December 4th (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Drives home must be prearranged prior to arrival at school.
Glee Club  T-Shirt orders due this Friday
**After School Wednesday (today)–Glee Club for Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6
Music Advances Notices:
Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 are invited to sing at the Holiday Market at the Town Hall on Saturday, November 23rd. Meeting Time: 1:30; Performance Time: 2-2:30 p.m.
Celebration Concert Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. for Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6; Guitar Group; Rhythm Riders; Human Rights Group and the Grades 3 & 4 Dance Group.
HOME & SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET:
-The Stratford Schools’ Holiday Market is taking place November 22nd (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) & 23rd 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Stratford Town Hall. This is a major fundraiser for our schools (Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary). Many hands are needed to make this event a success, so please sign up for volunteering at the event or baking for the bake sale on the sign up genius link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A4A62DA2F49-stratford
UPCOMING:
–Interim Learning Reports will go home with students on Tuesday, November 26th.
–-December 6th (Friday) is designated as “Joint Staff Development Day;” therefore, there will be on classes.
–-December 20th will be the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
LIBRARY NOTE:
-Tomorrow evening (November 21st) there will be an Indigo Shopping Night in support of our school Library from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  20% of sales made by you, our invited guests, will be donated to the Stratford Elementary School Library for the purchase of new books.  Please be sure to mention our school at the checkout.
THANK YOU!
Thank you to Shiho Phelan and Home & School volunteers. They spent yesterday morning decorating the Main Lobby–simply beautiful!! Our students and staff will enjoy these holiday adornments throughout the Christmas season.
WELCOME:
PICTURE RETAKES:
Proofs went home with students Monday. The order deadline is November 21st.
TODAY’S EVENT:
–Staff and students are off to the East Link Center this morning. They’ll return on or before 1 p.m. (approximately).

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November 19th (Tuesday)–DAY 4

MUSIC:
After School practice Wednesdays commencing November 13th-December 4th (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Drives home must be prearranged prior to arrival at school.
Glee Club  T-Shirt orders due this Friday.
First Recess–Sing Rays
Second Recess–Human Rights Group
Grade 3/4 Lunch Recess--Glee Club Practice
**After School Wednesday (tomorrow)–Glee Club for Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6
Music Advances Notices:
–Sunday-November 17th- (2 p.m.)–
Rhythm Riders
Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 are invited to sing at the Holiday Market at the Town Hall on Saturday, November 23rd. Meeting Time: 1:30; Performance Time: 2-2:30 p.m.
Celebration Concert Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. for Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6; Guitar Group; Rhythm Riders; Human Rights Group and the Grades 3 & 4 Dance Group.
PHYSICAL
 EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 6 Girls Intramurals
HOME & SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET:
-The Stratford Schools’ Holiday Market is taking place November 22nd (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) & 23rd 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Stratford Town Hall. This is a major fundraiser for our schools (Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary). Many hands are needed to make this event a success, so please sign up for volunteering at the event or baking for the bake sale on the sign up genius link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A4A62DA2F49-stratford
UPCOMING:
–Information went home with students regarding a trip to the East Link Center on Wednesday, November 20th. Students will leave the school at 9 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. (approximately). They are asked to bring a “peanut free/fish free” snack and they will have lunch upon their return to school.
–Interim Learning Reports will go home with students on Tuesday, November 26th.
–-December 6th (Friday) is designated as “Joint Staff Development Day;” therefore, there will be on classes.
–-December 20th will be the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
LIBRARY NOTE:
-Next Thursday evening (November 21st) there will be an Indigo Shopping Night in support of our school Library from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  20% of sales made by you, our invited guests, will be donated to the Stratford Elementary School Library for the purchase of new books.  Please be sure to mention our school at the checkout.
THANK YOU!
Thank you to Shiho Phelan and Home & School volunteers. They spent yesterday morning decorating the Main Lobby–simply beautiful!! Our students and staff will enjoy these holiday adornments throughout the Christmas season.
WELCOME:
4C & 4A are welcoming Becca Grimmelt to their classes today. She will be coding with students.
PICTURE RETAKES:
Proofs went home with students Monday. The order deadline is November 21st.
UPDATING YOU ON A PROJECT:
Students in 6F (Mme. Lydia’s class) are participating in a campaign for “Giving Tuesday”–a world-wide movement after black Friday and cyber Monday to give rather than receive. They are collecting used MP3 players and Ipods to be donated to patients with dementia at the Prince Edward Home. These devices allows patients to listen to music of their choice and audio books. Donations can be dropped off at the school office by Friday, November 22nd.

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November 18th (Monday)–DAY 3

MUSIC:
After School practice Wednesdays commencing November 13th-December 4th (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Drives home must be prearranged prior to arrival at school.
First Recess–Rhythm Riders
Second Recess–Rhythm Riders
–Alan Dowling will be presenting a workshop for our Rhythm Riders last period today!
After School Wednesday (Nov.20th)–Glee Club for Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6
Music Advances Notices:
–Sunday-November 17th- (2 p.m.)–
Rhythm Riders
Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 are invited to sing at the Holiday Market at the Town Hall on Saturday, November 23rd. Meeting Time: 1:30; Performance Time: 2-2:30 p.m.
Celebration Concert Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. for Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6; Guitar Group; Rhythm Riders; Human Rights Group and the Grades 3 & 4 Dance Group.
PHYSICAL
 EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 6 Boys Intramurals
HOME & SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET:
-The Stratford Schools’ Holiday Market is taking place November 22nd (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) & 23rd 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Stratford Town Hall. This is a major fundraiser for our schools (Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary). Many hands are needed to make this event a success, so please sign up for volunteering at the event or baking for the bake sale on the sign up genius link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A4A62DA2F49-stratford
UPCOMING:
–Information went home with students regarding a trip to the East Link Center on Wednesday, November 20th. Students will leave the school at 9 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. (approximately). They are asked to bring a “peanut free/fish free” snack and they will have lunch upon their return to school.
–Interim Learning Reports will go home with students on Tuesday, November 26th.
–-December 6th (Friday) is designated as “Joint Staff Development Day;” therefore, there will be on classes.
–-December 20th will be the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
LIBRARY NOTE:
-Next Thursday evening (November 21st) there will be an Indigo Shopping Night in support of our school Library from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  20% of sales made by you, our invited guests, will be donated to the Stratford Elementary School Library for the purchase of new books.  Please be sure to mention our school at the checkout.
WELCOME:
-We welcome Shiho Phelan and Home & School volunteers who are decorating the Main Lobby area for the Christmas Season! Thank you so very much as these displays will be enjoyed by staff and students.

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November 13th (Wednesday)–DAY 2

MUSIC:
After School practice Wednesdays commencing November 13th-December 4th (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Drives home must be prearranged prior to arrival at school.
**This Week-today:
 After School Sing-Ray practice ** 
Lunch Recess–3/4 Glee Club
Music Advances Notices:
–Sunday-November 17th- (2 p.m.)–
Rhythm Riders
Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 are invited to sing at the Holiday Market at the Town Hall on Saturday, November 23rd. Meeting Time: 1:30; Performance Time: 2-2:30 p.m.
Celebration Concert Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. for Glee Club members in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6; Guitar Group; Rhythm Riders; Human Rights Group and the Grades 3 & 4 Dance Group.
PHYSICAL
 EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 5 Boys Intramurals
HOME & SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET:
-The Stratford Schools’ Holiday Market is taking place November 22nd (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) & 23rd 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Stratford Town Hall. This is a major fundraiser for our schools (Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary). Many hands are needed to make this event a success, so please sign up for volunteering at the event or baking for the bake sale on the sign up genius link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A4A62DA2F49-stratford
UPCOMING:
–-November 14th (Thursday) & November 15th (Friday) is reserved for the annual PEITF convention and CUPE Annual Convention. There will be no classes on these days. Students return to class Monday, November 18th–Day 3.
–Information went home with students regarding a trip to the East Link Center on Wednesday, November 20th. Students will leave the school at 9 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. (approximately). They are asked to bring a “peanut free/fish free” snack and they will have lunch upon their return to school.
–Interim Learning Reports will go home with students on Tuesday, November 26th.
–-December 6th (Friday) is designated as “Joint Staff Development Day;” therefore, there will be on classes.
–-December 20th will be the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
COMMUNITY NOTES:
-The Annual Stratford & Area Food Drive will be held on Sunday, November 17 with volunteers going door-to-door from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Please give generously in support of the Upper Room Food Bank. For further details or to volunteer, please call (902) 569-4769.
LIBRARY NOTE:
-Next Thursday evening (November 21st) there will be an Indigo Shopping Night in support of our school Library from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  20% of sales made by you, our invited guests, will be donated to the Stratford Elementary School Libra  ry for the purchase of new books.  Please be sure to mention our school at the checkout.

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A Message From Our Librarian

Stratford Elementary will host an Indigo Shopping Night on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30-8:30.  20% of sales made by you, our invited guests, will be donated to the Stratford Elementary School Library for the purchase of new books.  Please be sure to mention our school at the checkout. Mark your calendars and come out to pick up some great books while supporting our school library!

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