May 8th (Wednesday)–DAY 6

MUSIC:
First Recess–Mop Group
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Track & Field 600m run for both boys and girls.
We welcome Mr. Don Cameron, Tennis PEI. He’ll be presenting to our gym classes this week!
-Zone 3 Track & Field Meet at UPEI Friday, May 24th. Permission Forms will be going home soon.
-Provincial Track & Field Meet at UPEI Saturday, June 1st.
UPCOMING:
May 9th (6 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Birchwood
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 6 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 14th (7-8 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 24th–Deadline for Grade 6 Magic Mountain fee. Cost: $50.00
May 24th–Zone 3 Track & Field Meet at UPEI
May 28th (6 p.m.)–Parent Information Meeting for future Grades 3 & 4
School supply fee due May 30th.
May 30th–Deadline for present Grade 4 and Grade 5 school supply fee.
June 1st–Provincial Track & Field Meet at UPEI
June 20th (Rain Date: June 19th)-Grade 6 year-end trip to Magic Mountain.
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kit bags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
MESSAGE FROM THE PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE:
Stratford Schools Playground Committee is holding a Mother’s Day ice cream social at Our Lady of Assumption Church!
Please come out and enjoy some Cow’s ice cream, and crafts for the kids.
Friday, May 10, 5:00-8:00
Cost is $5 per person.
There will also be a Brown’s Volkswagen test drive event happening at the same time. For everyone who takes a test drive, Volkswagen will donate $10 to our playground.
FIELD TRIPS:
-Grade 5 students will be travelling by bus to Holland College for a Water Conservation presentation to complement their Science curriculum. Students are required to bring a “peanut free, fish free” bagged lunch and snacks. The bus will leave Stratford Elementary at 8:40 a.m. each day and return prior to 2:15 p.m. Listed below are the dates for each class:
Tuesday, May 14th–5G & 5Z
Wednesday ,May 15th–5F & 5E
Thursday ,May 16th–5A & 5D
Friday, May 17th–5B & 5C
Please remember NOT to order lunch on-line for that day.
-Grade 4 students are off to Allisary Marsh, Mount Stewart on the following days:
Group 1-Tuesday, May 28th–4D & 4B leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning for lunch.
Group 2-Tuesday, May 28th–4C & 4A leaving at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 2 p.m.
Group 3-Wednesday, May 29th–4F, 4G, 4Z leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning for lunch.

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May 7th (Tuesday)–DAY 5

MUSIC:
First Recess–Dance Group plus those participating in the ice cream social Friday.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–Track & Field 1000m run for both boys and girls. Tomorrow 600m
We welcome Mr. Don Cameron, Tennis PEI. He’ll be presenting to our gym classes this week!
UPCOMING:
May 9th (6 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Birchwood
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 6 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 14th (7-8 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 24th–Deadline for Grade 6 Magic Mountain fee. Cost: $50.00
May 28th (6 p.m.)–Parent Information Meeting for future Grades 3 & 4
School supply fee due May 30th.
May 30th–Deadline for present Grade 4 and Grade 5 school supply fee.
June 20th (Rain Date: June 19th)-Grade 6 year-end trip to Magic Mountain.
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kit bags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
MESSAGE FROM THE PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE:
Stratford Schools Playground Committee is holding a Mother’s Day ice cream social at Our Lady of Assumption Church!
Please come out and enjoy some Cow’s ice cream, and crafts for the kids.
Friday, May 10, 5:00-8:00
Cost is $5 per person.
There will also be a Brown’s Volkswagen test drive event happening at the same time. For everyone who takes a test drive, Volkswagen will donate $10 to our playground.
FIELD TRIPS:
-Grade 5 students will be travelling by bus to Holland College for a Water Conservation presentation to complement their Science curriculum. Students are required to bring a “peanut free, fish free” bagged lunch and snacks. The bus will leave Stratford Elementary at 8:40 a.m. each day and return prior to 2:15 p.m. Listed below are the dates for each class:
Tuesday, May 14th–5G & 5Z
Wednesday ,May 15th–5F & 5E
Thursday ,May 16th–5A & 5D
Friday, May 17th–5B & 5C
Please remember NOT to order lunch on-line for that day.
-Grade 4 students are off to Allisary Marsh, Mount Stewart on the following days:
Group 1-Tuesday, May 28th–4D & 4B leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning for lunch.
Group 2-Tuesday, May 28th–4C & 4A leaving at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 2 p.m.
Group 3-Wednesday, May 29th–4F, 4G, 4Z leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning for lunch.

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May 6th (Monday)–DAY 4

MUSIC:
First Recess–Glee
We welcome Megan Blanchard! She’ll be presenting to some of our classes today.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
The Provincial badminton championships–congratulations to all our participants!!!! We have a Provincial Champion as well as bronze medal winners!!
Tuesday–Track & Field 1000m run for both boys and girls. Tomorrow 600m
We welcome Mr. Don Cameron, Tennis PEI. He’ll be presenting to our gym classes this week!
UPCOMING:
May 9th (6 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Birchwood
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 6 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 14th (7-8 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 28th (6 p.m.)–Parent Information Meeting for future Grades 3 & 4
School supply fee due May 30th.
May 30th–Deadline for present Grade 4 and Grade 5 school supply fee.
June 20th (Rain Date: June 19th)-Grade 6 year-end trip to Magic Mountain. Cost $50.00 due Friday, May 24th.
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kit bags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
MESSAGE FROM THE PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE:
Stratford Schools Playground Committee is holding a Mother’s Day ice cream social at Our Lady of Assumption Church!
Please come out and enjoy some Cow’s ice cream, and crafts for the kids.
Friday, May 10, 5:00-8:00
Cost is $5 per person.
There will also be a Brown’s Volkswagen test drive event happening at the same time. For everyone who takes a test drive, Volkswagen will donate $10 to our playground.
FIELD TRIPS:
-Grade 5 students will be travelling by bus to Holland College for a Water Conservation presentation to complement their Science curriculum. Students are required to bring a “peanut free, fish free” bagged lunch and snacks. The bus will leave Stratford Elementary at 8:40 a.m. each day and return prior to 2:15 p.m. Listed below are the dates for each class:
Tuesday, May 14th–5G & 5Z
Wednesday ,May 15th–5F & 5E
Thursday ,May 16th–5A & 5D
Friday, May 17th–5B & 5C
Please remember NOT to order lunch on-line for that day.
-Grade 4 students are off to Allisary Marsh, Mount Stewart on the following days:
Group 1-Tuesday, May 28th–4D & 4B leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning for lunch.
Group 2-Tuesday, May 28th–4C & 4A leaving at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 2 p.m.
Group 3-Wednesday, May 29th–4F, 4G, 4Z leaving at 8:30 a.m. and returning for lunch.

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Message from Go! PEI

Go!PEI has just launched a new program called go! for it! and they are looking for individuals, households and workplaces to sign up. go! for it! is a free year-long initiative to increase physical activity through a personalized walking program, introduction to facilities and programs in your area, education sessions, and a supportive environment.
They are trying to get 200 households and 20 small to medium workplaces by May 10th. For more information about the program – and for the details to include, please see: https://goforitpei.ca/
As well as here: https://us19.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=f3b88f5fdd29bb58e237ea85f&id=3cfba43611
Sterling Carruthers
School Health Specialist
Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Phone: (902) 438-4134

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Mother’s Day Ice Cream Social Location

Stratford Schools Playground Committee is holding a Mother’s Day ice cream social!
Please come out and enjoy some Cow’s ice cream, and crafts for the kids.
Friday, May 10, 5:00-8:00
Cost is $5 per person.
There will also be a Brown’s Volkswagen test drive event happening at the same time. For everyone who takes a test drive, Volkswagen will donate $10 to our playground. This event takes place at Our Lady of Assumption Church.

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May 2nd (Thursday)–DAY 3

MUSIC:
First Recess–Mop Group
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
The Provincial badminton championships–congratulations to our teams for their success in yesterday’s competition. Good luck to students participating on May 4th.
Tuesday–Track & Field 1000m run for both boys and girls
UPCOMING:
May 2nd–Coupon Booklets sent home
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 9th (6 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Birchwood
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 6 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 14th (7-8 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kit bags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
ASSEMBLY:
Students are gathering for a Character Education Assembly this morning.
REMINDER:
Tomorrow will be the final day of classes for this week. Bus drivers, property maintenance staff,  teachers/administrative staff and educational assistants will be attending their annual conventions. Students will return to class Monday, May 6th.
MESSAGE FROM THE PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE:
Stratford Schools Playground Committee is holding a Mother’s Day ice cream social!
Please come out and enjoy some Cow’s ice cream, and crafts for the kids.
Friday, May 10, 5:00-8:00
Cost is $5 per person.
There will also be a Brown’s Volkswagen test drive event happening at the same time. For everyone who takes a test drive, Volkswagen will donate $10 to our playground.

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May 1st (Wednesday)–DAY 2

MUSIC:
Second Recess–Dance Group
Welcome to Nigel Jenkins, artist manager, music inspirer. He will be presenting to some of our Grade 6 classes today.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Boys long jump
The Provincial badminton championships–congratulations to our teams for their success in yesterday’s competition. Good luck to students participating on May 4th. 
UPCOMING:
May 2nd–Coupon Booklets sent home
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 9th (6 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Birchwood
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 6 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 14th (7-8 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kit bags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
OTHER:
We sent out our congratulations to a student in 6G whose short story is shortlisted for a PEI Literacy award!
REMINDER:
Tomorrow will be the final day of classes for this week. Bus drivers, property maintenance staff,  teachers/administrative staff and educational assistants will be attending their annual conventions. Students will return to class Monday, May 6th.

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April 30th (Tuesday)–DAY 1

MUSIC:
No rehearsals at noon today.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Girls long jump (Tomorrow-Boys long jump)
The Provincial badminton championship will take place April 30th & May 4th. Good luck participants!
UPCOMING:
May 2nd–Coupon Booklets sent home
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 9th (6 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Birchwood
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 6 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 14th (7-8 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kit bags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
FUNDRAISING:
-The coupon booklets will be sent home on Thursday, May 2nd. Thank you for your support!
-A huge thank you to parents/guardians for supporting the recent Easter Seals fundraising activities.

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April 29th (Monday)–DAY 6

MUSIC:
First Recess–MOP Group
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Boys Shot Put (Tomorrow-Girls long jump)
The Provincial badminton championship will take place April 30th & May 4th. Good luck participants!
UPCOMING:
April 29th–Easter Seals Ambassador, Ty MacLeod arrives
May 2nd–Coupon Booklets sent home
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 9th (6 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Birchwood
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 6 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 14th (7-8 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kit bags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
FUNDRAISING:
The coupon booklets will be sent home on Thursday, May 2nd. Thank you for your support!
WELCOME:
-We are anxiously awaiting for the Ambassador Tour to arrive at 9:10 a.m.!
-Mr. Wayne Vessey, Maritime Electric, is with us today. He is presenting  electricity safety to our Grade 6 classes today.
-Ms. Shelley Jollimore and Michala Robinson from the Department will be with us for the next couple of days. They will be overseeing EAL testing.

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April 26th (Friday)–DAY 5

MUSIC:
First Recess–Glee Club
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Girls Shot Put (Boys Monday)
The Provincial championship will take place April 30th & May 4th.
Congratulations to all our participants!
UPCOMING:
April 29th–Easter Seals Ambassador, Ty MacLeod arrives
May 2nd–Coupon Booklets sent home
May 3–Area Association Meetings–No Classes
May 9th (6 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Birchwood
May 10th (a.m.)–Grade 6 Orientation at Birchwood/Stonepark
May 14th (7-8 p.m.)–Gr. 6 Parent Information Meeting-Stonepark
May 20th–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
June 26th–Grade 6 Closing (9 a.m.) & Final Day of Classes
CLOTHING:
We encourage students to pack extra clothing (socks, mitts, pants, etc.) in kit bags during this time of unsettled, sloppy, hopefully spring-like weather!
FUNDRAISING:
(1) Our annual fundraising for Easter Seals is underway. A donation may be submitted on-line or sent to your child’s homeroom teacher. The Easter Seals Ambassador, Ty MacLeod, will arrive at 9:10 a.m. Monday, April 29th.
(2) Our Grade 5 classes are having a bake sale today in aid of Easter Seals. All items cost $1. Selling left overs today– (half price sale)!!
(3) The coupon booklets will be sent home on Thursday, May 2nd. 

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