A Message From Our School Librarian!

On  Monday, November 19th, Indigo will be hosting a shopping event to raise funds for our school library.  Simply visit the store between the hours of 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm and shop! Customers who wish to support our school can to donate 20% of their purchase to our school library…at no additional cost!  This is a fantastic, easy way to support our school library. We are getting close to the holidays, so it would be a great night to start your holiday shopping! Please invite family, friends and other members of the community to shop with us on November 19th! Hope to see you there!

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November 6th (Tuesday)–DAY 5

MUSIC:
First Recess–Glee Club
After School (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Honour Choir
After School Tomorrow (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Glee Club. Please bring a snack!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Gr. 5 Girls Intramurals
Soccer–None today due to wet conditions
TECHNOLOGY GROUP:
First Recess–Grade 6 please meet in 6F
UPCOMING:
-November 8th & 9th–PEITF Annual Convention–No Classes
-November 11th–Remembrance Day
-November 12th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
-November 23rd–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-November 26th–Joint Staff Development Day–No Classes
FUNDRAISING:
Playground Committee:
-A catalog package went home with students Friday regarding this fundraising initiative for the new playground. Order forms must be submitted by November 15th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melonie MacAusland (902-393-6863)/ melonie.macausland@gmail.com or Bernadette Power (902-394-7282)/ bernmpower@gmail.com.
-The collection of $1.00 donations to make a raffle wreath for the Christmas Fair continues until the 7th (tomorrow). All money goes towards our new school playground.
-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.
HOME & SCHOOL:
-Coupon booklet orders going home tomorrow. Orders due by the 20th.
-Plan now to attend the upcoming meeting at 6:30 p.m. on November 20th (Tuesday).
COMMUNITY NOTES:
-A veterans’ Remembrance Day Service for residents of Stratford and surrounding areas will be held at the Stratford Town Centre on November 11th at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. (A reception will follow.) For more information please contact Rachel at 902-569-6924 or www.townofstratford.ca.
-The Annual Stratford & Area Food Drive will be held on Sunday, November 18 with volunteers going door-to-door from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Please give generously in support of the Upper Room Food Bank. For further details or to volunteer, please call 569-4769.

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November 5th (Monday)–DAY 4

MUSIC:
First Recess–
Glee Club
Advance Notice–
Honour Choir after school tomorrow (2:35-3:45 p.m.)
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Gr. 6 Boys Intramurals
Soccer–Field 1-Grade 4; Field 2-Grade 5
Second Recess–Leadership-assembly
PLAYGROUND:
The collection of $1.00 donations to make a raffle wreath for the Christmas Fair continues until the 7th. All money goes towards our new school playground.
UPCOMING:
-November 8th & 9th–PEITF Annual Convention–No Classes
-November 11th–Remembrance Day
-November 12th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
-November 23rd–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-November 26th–Joint Staff Development Day–No Classes
PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE:
A catalog package went home with students Friday regarding this fundraising initiative for the new playground. Order forms must be submitted by November 15th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melonie MacAusland (902-393-6863)/ melonie.macausland@gmail.com or Bernadette Power (902-394-7282)/ bernmpower@gmail.com.
COMMUNITY NOTE:
A veterans’ Remembrance Day Service for residents of Stratford and surrounding areas will be held at the Stratford Town Centre on November 11th at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. (A reception will follow.) For more information please contact Rachel at 902-569-6924 or www.townofstratford.ca.

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November 2nd (Friday)–DAY 3

MUSIC:
Second Recess–
Honour Choir & Friends
A huge thank you to Ms. Davis and our Glee Club for their wonderful performance at Andrews of Stratford yesterday!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Gr. 6 Girls Intramurals
Soccer–Field 1-Grade 4; Field 2-Grade 5
LIBRARY:
A big THANK YOU to all of the staff, parents and community members who participated in the Indigo Adopt-a-School initiative. Thanks to your generous support, Stratford Elementary School Library has received  a $630.00 gift certificate from Indigo to purchase new books for our collection! Again, many thanks to all who donated!
PLAYGROUND:
The collection of $1.00 donations to make a raffle wreath for the Christmas Fair continues. All money goes towards our new school playground.
COLD WEATHER DAYS:
The fall brings fluctuations of temperature and weather. Please remind your children to add an extra layer of clothing! Also, it would be a good idea to add an extra pair of mitts, socks, pants,etc. to backpacks in case your child gets wet during recess play.
UPCOMING:
-November 8th & 9th–PEITF Annual Convention–No Classes
-November 11th–Remembrance Day
-November 12th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
-November 23rd–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-November 26th–Joint Staff Development Day–No Classes
CORRESPONDENCE:
-A message going home with students today regarding a Playground Fundraising  initiative.

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A Message From Our Librarian

A big THANK YOU to all of the staff, parents and community members who participated in the Indigo Adopt-a-School initiative. Thanks to your generous support, Stratford Elementary School Library has received  a $630.00 gift certificate from Indigo to purchase new books for our collection! Again, many thanks to all who donated!

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November 1st (Thursday)–DAY 2

MUSIC:
First Recess–
Glee Club
12:05 p.m. All Glee members will meet in the Music Room prior to departing for Andrews of Stratford where they will perform for the residents this afternoon.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Gr. 4 Boys Intramurals
Soccer–Field 1-Grade 5; Field 2-Grade 6
PLAYGROUND:
The collection of $1.00 donations to make a raffle wreath for the Christmas Fair continues. All money goes towards our new school playground.
COLD WEATHER DAYS:
The fall brings fluctuations of temperature and weather. Please remind your children to add an extra layer of clothing! Also, it would be a good idea to add an extra pair of mitts, socks, pants,etc. to backpacks in case your child gets wet during recess play.
UPCOMING:
-Picture retakes November 1st
-November 8th & 9th–PEITF Annual Convention–No Classes
-November 11th–Remembrance Day
-November 12th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
-November 23rd–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-November 26th–Joint Staff Development Day–No Classes
REMINDER:
Please keep in mind when dropping students off  that the school does not open prior to 8:00 a.m.
MESSAGE FROM THE AUTISIM SOCIETY OF PEI:
Sensory-friendly shopping hours will be held every second Tuesday starting on November 6th from 6-7 PM at all PEI Sobeys locations. The stores will be open to the general public during this time, but will have reduced lighting and background noise. Everyone is welcome!

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October 31st (Wednesday)–DAY 1

MUSIC:
First Recess–
Glee Club
Second Recess
–Honour Choir
After School (2:35-3:45 p.m.)–Glee Club
Note for Glee Club Members:
Please wear your GLEE t-shirts to school for tomorrow’s visit to Andrews of Stratford. A white shirt will also be fine!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Gr. 4 Girls Intramurals
Soccer–Field 1-Grade 5; Field 2-Grade 6
LIBRARY:
Reminder–please pick up your pumpkin character today!
PLAYGROUND:
The collection of $1.00 donations to make a raffle wreath for the Christmas Fair continues. All money goes towards our new school playground.
COLD WEATHER DAYS:
The fall brings fluctuations of temperature and weather. Please remind your children to add an extra layer of clothing! Also, it would be a good idea to add an extra pair of mitts, socks, pants,etc. to backpacks in case your child gets wet during recess play.
UPCOMING:
-Picture retakes November 1st
-November 8th & 9th–PEITF Annual Convention–No Classes
-November 11th–Remembrance Day
-November 12th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
-November 23rd–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-November 26th–Joint Staff Development Day–No Classes
HALLOWEEN:
The school is a sea of “orange & black” today in anticipation of trick or treating this evening. We wish everyone a fun and safe experience!
REMINDER:
Please keep in mind when dropping students off  that the school does not open prior to 8:00 a.m.
MESSAGE FROM THE AUTISIM SOCIETY OF PEI:
Sensory-friendly shopping hours will be held every second Tuesday starting on November 6th from 6-7 PM at all PEI Sobeys locations. The stores will be open to the general public during this time, but will have reduced lighting and background noise. Everyone is welcome!

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Home & School News-November

  1. Parent Leadership Grants
    The submission deadline has been moved to Friday, November 2, 2018.  Find the application online at: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/2018-2019%20Home%20and%20School%20Grant%20Application_2_1.pdf
  1. Membership Fees
    Local Home and School Association membership fees are due November 30th.
    See form online at: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/2018-2019%20Membership%20Fee%20Form.pdf
  1. Cannabis Information Sessions

October 29 – Three Oaks High School, 6:30 p.m,
Speakers: Sergeant Ron MacLean – Summerside Police, Dr. David Sabapathy – Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Jiselle Bakker – Health and Wellness Project Manager for Cannabis, Sterling Carruthers – School Health Specialist, Education, Early Learning and Culture
November 14 – Belfast Consolidated School, 6:30 p.m.
Speakers: Melissa Munro-Bernard; Health Promoter Chief Public Health Office; Gillian Claybourne; Youth Addictions Counsellor
November 22 – Westisle High School, 6:30 p.m. Speakers:TBA

  1. Effecting Change through Resolutions
    Home and School executive members are asked to hold a discussion at November / December meetings and consider presenting an issue in education that is affecting the learning success of students to influence change at the provincial level through the Federation’s advocacy policies.  It is useful and practical to effect change by using a formal resolution writing process. Resolutions will be presented to the Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
    The submission deadline is: January 31, 2019.  For assistance, phone the Federation office: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 and/or check our website at:  http://peihsf.ca/making_resolutions
  1. Public Schools Branch
    The next meeting of the PSB is scheduled for November 14th , 7:30 p.m.,  Lucy Maud Montgomery School.
  1. National Child Day, November 20
    National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year.  Canada has celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.   More info at:
    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/childhood-adolescence/national-child-day.html
  2. 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards
    Nomination Deadline: January 14, 2019 (23:59 Pacific time) for Teaching Excellence,  Teaching Excellence in Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM),  Excellence in Early Childhood Education
    Other news……
    ~~~Nominate a person, organization or school for Environmental School Challenge Award valued at $3,000. Find the Nomination Form at:  www.princeedwardisland.ca/environmentalawards
    ~~~More Cannabis Resources:
    PEI Teacher Platform:  https://learn.edu.pe.ca/
    PEI Cannabis Web Site – “Just the Facts”: https://www.justthefactspei.ca/
    Learn ‘Just the Facts’: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/learn-just-facts-about-cannabis-use
    Cannabis Talk Kit:  https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/prevention/drug-info/cannabis/

 

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October 30th (Tuesday)–DAY 6

MUSIC:
First Recess–
Glee Club
Second Recess
–Ukulele Club
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

First Recess–Gr. 5 Boys Intramurals
Soccer–Field 1-Grade 4; Field 2-Grade 6
LIBRARY:
Reminder–please pick up your pumpkin character prior to October 31st!
HALLOWEEN:
Students and staff are invited to wear “orange and black” on October 31st in recognition of Halloween.
PLAYGROUND:
Information was sent home regarding the collection of $1.00 donations to make a raffle wreath for the Christmas Fair. All money goes towards our new school playground.
COLD WEATHER DAYS:
The fall brings fluctuations of temperature and weather. Please remind your children to add an extra layer of clothing! Also, it would be a good idea to add an extra pair of mitts, socks, pants,etc. to backpacks in case your child gets wet during recess play.
UPCOMING:
-October 31st is “Orange & Black” day
-Picture retakes November 1st
-November 8th & 9th–PEITF Annual Convention–No Classes
-November 23rd–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-November 26th–Joint Staff Development Day–No Classes
REMINDER:
Please keep in mind when dropping students off  that the school does not open prior to 8:00 a.m.
WELCOME:
We welcome Adam Khon, UPEI student teacher, to our school. Adam will be working with Ms. Sanderson in the Gym over the next 8 weeks. Welcome aboard Adam!
MESSAGE FROM THE AUTISIM SOCIETY OF PEI:
Sensory-friendly shopping hours will be held every second Tuesday starting on November 6th from 6-7 PM at all PEI Sobeys locations. The stores will be open to the general public during this time, but will have reduced lighting and background noise. Everyone is welcome!

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October 29th (Monday)–DAY 5

MUSIC:
First Recess–
Glee Club
Second Recess–
Honour Choir
Thank you to the Glee Club for singing at the Islanders Game Friday. Great Job!!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

First Recess–Gr. 5 girls Intramurals
Soccer–Field 1-Grade 4; Field 2-Grade 6
LIBRARY:
Reminder–please pick up your pumpkin character prior to October 31st!
HALLOWEEN:
Students and staff are invited to wear “orange and black” on October 31st in recognition of Halloween.
COLD WEATHER DAYS:
The fall brings fluctuations of temperature and weather. Please remind your children to add an extra layer of clothing! Also, it would be a good idea to add an extra pair of mitts, socks, pants,etc. to backpacks in case your child gets wet during recess play.
UPCOMING:
-October 31st is “Orange & Black” day
-Picture retakes November 1st
-November 8th & 9th–PEITF Annual Convention–No Classes
-November 23rd–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
-November 26th–Joint Staff Development Day–No Classes
REMINDER:
Please keep in mind when dropping students off  that the school does not open prior to 8:00 a.m.

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