June 30, 2015

– Happy Summer Break Everyone!!!

– Report cards that were not picked up, were mailed Tuesday, June 30th.

– If you have not paid your student fees, you can do so in September.

– There will be someone in the building starting on August 26, 2015.

– First day of classes for students is September 8, 2015.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS 2015

SUMMER PROGRAMS/OPPORTUNITIES – 2015
1. ADVENTURE DAY CAMP
Summer Adventures 2015 will help to create the foundation in which the participants will have an opportunity to learn leadership skills, increase self-esteem and make healthy choices based on their own needs. The J. Reuben O’Hanley R.O.P.E.S. Course will provide youth with an opportunity to problem-solve, and take risks in a fun and stimulating atmosphere. They will be introduced to the proper use of climbing equipment, including helmets, harnesses, etc. by qualified instructors. During this time youth will be invited to experience the low and high challenge course which consists of a series of cables, beams, and ropes.
The program will be for youth ages 9 – 14 and is located at the Faith Bible Family Life Center. 392 St Peters Rd. Registration will be $150 for the week. This price will include nutritional snacks and lunches. Please contact The Adventure Group at 902-628-8668, or visit our website at www.adventuregrouppei.ca to register.
2. ATLANTIC FITNESS EAST – SUMMER DAY CAMPS
Language: English & French camps available
June 19 – Sept 4, 2015Ages: 5-12 years
Website www.fitnesseast.ca
Activities include (but are not limited to): daily swimming, arts & crafts, science, sports, field trips, guest speakers, cooking, drama, kid fit, two sessions of swimming lessons and more.
Please contact Lola at 902-838-3047 for more information and pricing.
3. Boys and Girls Club – Summer Camps –Charlottetown & Montague Locations
This summer, not only will we be offering a Summer Camp at our Charlottetown location, we will also be expanding to a satellite location in Montague! The Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre will be home to our first ever Montague Summer Camp. We are very excited to offer a full 10 week program. “Going’ Green”, “Sports Enthusiasts” and “Under the Big Top” are just some of the themed weeks we will explore. The summer will also be jammed packed with field trips, guest speakers, a literacy program, and ‘Kids in the Kitchen.’ If you are interested please contact Kate for more information! Interested in our Charlottetown location? This summer camp prides itself on a great schedule, awesome staff and wonderful programming! Contact Callen for more information.
4. Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps
We Learn, We Build, We Play with LEGO Bricks
Themes: Pokemon, CHIMA, Minecraft, Star Wars, Bricks 4 Girlz, Movie Making, Arcade Games, Clash of Clans, Intro to Robotics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Superheroes, Brick City
Locations: Charlottetown, Summerside, Alberton, Montague and Cavendish
Cost: $150/week AM or PM except $175/week for Movie Making; $25 for Cavendish 2 hour camps Full Day Option: $200/full week includes 1/2 day at Canes Camp
More info at http://www.bricks4kidz.com/canada-princeedwardisland-charlottetown/program events/camps/
MAKE something that DOES something!
Presenting Maker Camp….featuring littleBits electronics, 3D printing and computer graphic design.
Where: FabLab Atlantic at Dalton Hall, UPEI
When: June 29 from 9am-4pm, June 30 from 9am-4pm and July 2 from 1pm-4pm
Who: Students Age 10+ interested in design and engineering
Cost: $175/student for 2.5 days
Spaces are limited. Register at http://cosolved.com/classes/
5. CAMP ABBEY
Camp Abbey offers camps for Children and Youth, ages 5 – 16, July through August. The camp is located at Augustine Cove, PEI – for further information please contact Krista Wood at 902-836-3310 or campabbyregister@gmail.com.
6. CAMP SEGGIE
At Camp Seggie, children are removed from the distractions of this busy world. For a whole week they are in a safe environment, unplugged from their computers, TVs, video games, etc., and they experience love, acceptance and a message of hope. Our campers enjoy good meals, fresh air and plenty of exercise as they build life-long friendships. We’re convinced that camp is the best thing they’ll do this summer and we invite your child to be a part of this life-changing experience. Scholarships are available for deserving children so check out our website for more information and to register for day or overnight camps for grades K-12. See you this Summer at Seggie! For further information, please call Bob at 314-5646 or visit online: www.campseggie.ca

7. CANADIAN RED CROSS – SUMMER WATER SAFETY DAY CAMPS
Our day camp program is unique to PEI and provides your child with 1 level of swimming lessons and depending on the age they can participate in either: Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) – Healthy lifestyle & Nature appreciation or Small Water Craft program – Rowing & Canoeing.
The Water Safety day camps will be held at different locations across PEI throughout the summer. Locations included this summer are Charlottetown, Stratford, Tignish, Summerside, O’leary, Souris, Marco Polo Land, Twin Shores, Seal Cove, Panmure Island and Victoria by the Sea. Transportation at various pick up points for some camp locations is included in registration! Camps fill up quickly so remember to register early via phone, Community Registration days or at our Red Cross office at 29 Paramount Dr. St., Charlottetown.
For dates or details on this program and early online registration check out our website www.redcross.ca/peidaycamps call Canadian Red Cross 1-902-628-6262 ext. 6234 or email at alanna.green@redcross.ca
8. CANOE COVE CHRISTIAN CAMP
Canoe Cove camp is a peaceful, fun camp with many activities for children to participate in such as swimming, canoeing, outdoor jumping pillow, outdoor sports, campfires and lots more! Located on a beautiful beach front in Canoe Cove, the camp is a great learning environment away from the many distractions of life. We offer wonderful home cook meals (including gluten free/allergy free for those who need it). We have a caring, enthusiastic team of counselors/staff who have lots of fun activities planned for the summer, including many “team building” activities.
Summer schedule of camps:
Camp # 1 – Grade 4 & 5 (July 5-10); Camp #2 – Grade 6 & 7 (July 12-17)
Camp #3 – Grade 2 & 3 (July 26-29); Camp #4 – Grade 8 & 9 (August 3-8)
Camp #5 – Grade 10, 11 & 12 (August 9-15); Camp 55 years + June 25-27
If you have any questions, please contact the camp managers-Steven & Katrina Lewis at 902-675-3039 or by email: manager@canoecovechristiancamp.org . Information/registration sheets are available online at http://www.canoecovechristiancamp.org/
9. CHANCES FAMILY CENTRE
CHANCES Smart Play is a school- aged, child care program for students 12 years of age and younger. CHANCES Smart Play offers licensed, high quality, summer programming which promotes learning through physical activity, arts, music and field trips. Our qualified staff implement creative programming to meet the needs of your child. CHANCES Smart Play has openings for their summer program at two programs in Cornwall at 24 Ferry Road in Cornwall, 9 Cornwall Rd and in Charlottetown at our West Kent Location on 27 Viceroy Street.
* Hours of Operation: 7:30am-5:30pm, Cost: $125.00/week or $25.00/day
* Nutritious meals and snacks are provided
Weekly Themes
Happy Canada Day!
June 30th-July 4th, 2015
School is finally over for another year and it’s time to celebrate! This week will be filled with exciting activities to kick off an amazing summer!
Land Ahoy!
July 7th-11th, 2015
Let’s sail off together and discover new and exciting ways to explore the beautiful Island we live on!
Ocean Commotion!
July 14th – 18th, 2015
We will explore the ocean and its many mammals, fish and wildlife together!
It’s a Zoo!
July 21st-25th, 2015
Let’s learn about about everything that moves, crawls and flies!
Mad Science
July 28th-Aug 1st, 2015
Imagine you’re a junior scientist! Discover new and cool experiments!
CHANCES FAMILY CENTRE (continued)
Art Attack!
August 4th-8th, 2015
Imagine a place where there is a blank canvas for you to paint, draw or create!
Ultimate Sports!
August 11th-15th, 2015
Come and have a great time playing all of the great games and sports activities- there will be some serious competition with the final prize being awarded the “Smart Play Trophy”!
Blast Off!
August 18th-22nd, 2015
Discover the world and all its different ecosystems! This week we will adventure around the world and learn about the different animals, plants and environments.
When I Grow Up!
August 25th-29th, 2015
Come dressed up as what you would like to be when you grow up! This week each day there’ll be a guest from a variety of different occupations.
Ooey Gooey Messy Fun!
August 31st- September 3rd, 2015
This week, wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! The week will be filled with lots of games and activities that are… MeSsY!!
For more information or to register for our summer program contact Monique McClean at
620-2696 or email moniquemcclean@chancesfamily.ca
10. Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department – Outdoor Adventure Camps
The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department will be offering their Outdoor Adventure Camps again this summer! The camps are co-ed and open to youth ages 11-15. Activities include Tree Go, Paintball, Kayaking and Archery to name a few. Fees for each camp will include transportation, activities, as well as lunch and snacks. Registration opens June 1. Register early as space is limited! For more information please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 902-368-1025 or visit the City’s website at www.charlottetown.ca
11. CONFEDERATION CENTRE OF THE ARTS
For further information on the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Camps for students, please visit their website: www.confederationcentre.com/summercamps.
You may also contact Tamara Steel (Visual Arts Camps) at 628-6111 or by email: artseducation@confederationcentre.com or Sarah Denman-Wood (Performing Arts) at
902-629-1175, or by email: performingarts@confederationcentre.com
12. CONFEDERATION CENTRE CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
Play!/Jeu! Summer 2015 Schedule of Events
Come join the fun and PLAY at your library!
Confederation Centre Children’s Library, 902-368-4644
TD SUMMER READING CLUB
Play!/Jeu!
How do you keep boredom at bay? Register for the TD Summer Reading Club and come PLAY at the library this summer! You’ll set a summer reading goal and record your progress in a notebook. (Preschoolers can have a caregiver record their reading.) You’ll earn an official signature on your reading certificate, and you could win one of our great prizes. So, what are you waiting for? Come play at your library! www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca
Registration: Registrations for the Summer Reading Club will be accepted all summer long and should be completed in person at your local branch so you can pick up your free summer reading kit. The Summer Reading Club is open to children of all ages, including preschoolers. Registration is free.
Provincial Launch Party- Summerside Rotary Library
Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 PM; Have some fun and celebrate the launch of the TD Summer Reading Club! For all ages.
Programs
PEI’s 26 public library branches will be playing all summer long! Check http://www.library.pe.ca/events or your local library’s Facebook page for more information about what’s happening for kids and teens in your community.
13. CORNWALL PARKS AND RECREATION
The Cornwall Summer Day Camp 2015 will be held from June 29 – September 4, 2015. For further information or to register for one of their programs, please call Tracey MacLean at 628-6260, ext 228.
July 3-8 ages 12-18

14. EMMANUEL BIBLE CAMP
Emmanuel Bible Camp, located in Upton, PEI, offers five-day co-ed camps for ages 8 and up, which include a wide range of fun activities like swimming in our new pool, rock wall, archery, pellets, sports and much more! Our dedicated staff aims to provide awesome, life-changing camp experiences that all will enjoy. Week-long camps cost just $155.00! Check us out online at www.emmanuelbiblecamp.com. The contact for Emmanuel Bible Camp is Dixie Boisvert: phone: 569-5815 or by email
at info@emmanuelbiblecamp.com.
15. HOLLAND COLLEGE CAMPS – SUMMER 2015
Kids R’ Kookin’ 1 (4 day camp for kids ages 7-12) Price- $329
If your kids always want to help out in the kitchen, or if you’d like to get your youngster excited about food, do we have a four-day camp for you!
Kids ‘R’ Kookin’ takes the concept of summer camp to a whole new level.
Dates: July 6-9; July 21-24; Aug 10-13
Kids R’ Kookin’ 2 (4 day camps for kids ages 13 -17) Price- $329
An advanced class for those seasoned kids in the kitchen! We take things to a whole new level.
For kids 13-17, we will explore some local flavours and refine their kitchen skills.
Dates:
July 13-16-SOLD OUT; Aug 3-6; Aug 17-20
Here is the link to our Kids R’ Kookin’ webpage http://www.hollandcollege.com/culinary_bootcamps/bootcamps/culinary/kids-camps
Holland College Canes Camps
The Holland Hurricanes will be holding Canes Camp for the full 9 weeks of summer holidays. Canes Camps is a day camp for children in grades K-6 that runs from 7:30 am-5:00pm. Each week of camp will have a different theme and those themes and dates are listed below. The camp will be based at the Centre for Community Engagement although we will be using different facilities on the campus based on our weekly themes as well as trips off campus throughout the summer.
Holland College Canes Camps – continued
We will be offering a variety of different payment options to accommodate everyone’s summer plans.
Full 9 weeks- $995 ($110 a week, $22 a day), 8 weeks- $925, 7 weeks- $865
After seven weeks we will offer camp on a weekly or daily basis subject to availability.
1 week – $140, 1 day- $30 *We will be asking for a 15% deposit to be paid by May 31st in order to secure your child’s spot. Families who have their child registered for the full summer (7-9 weeks) will have the option to pay on a weekly basis.
Canes Camp Summer Program Weekly Themes
Week 1 (June 29-July 3) READY, SET, GO!
We are kick starting summer with a week full of fun and games! This will be a multi activity camp with campers getting a taste of everything that canes camp has to offer. There is no better way to start your summer than with Canes Camp! (This is a 4 day camp costing $120 )
Week 2 (July 6-10) College Kids
Every wonder what the students at Holland College get up to all day? Throughout this week we will learn about a variety of programs offered by the college through hands on activities led by our college instructors. We will also hit the road to explore different careers in our community.
Week 3 (July 13-17) Canes Style Pan Am Games
The Pan Am games are being hosted in Toronto this summer. This week we will explore the different competitions in the games and follow Canada’s success while competing in our own wild and wacky games!
Week 4 (July 20-24) World Travelers
Pack your bags and grab your passports. We’re off on a new adventure learning about different cultures and countries through games, music, foods and crafts.

Week 5 (July 27-31) Build, Make and Create
Spend the week learning, building and playing. Throughout the week we will create masterpieces using a variety of tools and supplies including Lego and robotics. There is no limit to what you might create this week.
Week 6 (August 3-7) Super Hero
This week campers will make their way through scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, and use their super powers to escape the villains.
Week 7 (August 10-14) All Ball
Volleyballs, basketballs, soccer balls, golf balls, beach balls and much, much more. This week we will play classic ball games but also mix it up by putting our own spin on the classics.
Week 8 (August 17-21) Wild Water Week
Jump, belly flop or dive into camp this week for waves of fun! There’s no better way to cool down over the summer than fun with water! Throughout this week we will, go swimming, and cool down from days of fun with water balloon tosses, water toys and a trip to shining waters!
Holland College Canes Camps – continued
Week 9(August 24-28) Grand Finale
Throughout the summer campers will have the opportunity to tell us about their favorite activities at camp. We will put all the best parts of camp into one week of fun to end the summer with a bang. You won’t want to miss it!
Be sure to register your child while space is available!
16. ISLAND GYMNASTICS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP
Join us this summer at the longest running gymnastics camp on PEI. For boys and girls, school age and up, beginner to advanced, it’s a fun-filled way to spend your summer!!
SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE:
FULL DAY CAMPS: July 13-17, July 20-24, Aug 17-21, Aug 24-28
Time: 9 AM – Noon / 1- 3:30 PM (Mon – Fri)
HALF DAY CAMPS: June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 27-July 31, Aug 3-7, Aug 10-14
Times: AM SESSION (9 AM – 12 PM)-competitive and recreational gymnastics training
PM SESSION (1PM – 3:30 PM)-recreational gymnastics training complimented by fun activities
COST: $180.00/week for Full Day Camps
$90.00/session for Half Day Camps
Please call the Island Gymnastics Academy at 566-3935 or visit islandgymnasticsacademy.com for more information and details on classes and registration.
17. MURPHY’S COMMUNITY CENTRE SUMMER CAMPS
Want to give your child a unique experience? Bring them to Murphy’s Community Centre 2015 Summer Camp! Our program offers a variety of activities such swimming, bowling, sports in full sized gymnasium, trips to local parks, drama, art and music. Our camp runs from June 29th -Sept 4th at Murphy’s Community Centre in Charlottetown. We are open Monday to Friday from 7:30am-6:00pm for your convenience. Camps cost $110 per week or $22 per day. Campers have the option to bring their own lunch or participate in our hot lunch program. Contact Patrick MacDonald at (902) 892-1719 Ext 2 or pmacdonald@murphyscommunitycentre.com for more information. Register online at
http://www.murphyscommunitycentre.com/after-school-programs-youth-camps/
18. SUMMER TUTORING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
For further information, please contact the office of the PEI Council of People with Disabilities, 892-9149 (extension 228). Also, please visit their website: www.peicod.pe.ca/programs_summertutoring.php
19. SUMMER CAMPS AT SYLVAN
With summer on the horizon, are you looking for fun activities to keep your child busy and engaged? Our camps pick up where the classroom leaves off. If you’re looking for ways to introduce your child to new and fun experiences, you’ve got to check out our wide variety of camps.
New this summer, we have Sylvan EDGE camps with an awesome STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) focus! Whether your child is interested in a robotics camp or a video game design camp, our EDGE camps are designed to be fun and interactive. Kids just love them!
Sylvan’s Summer Camps – continued..
Sylvan’s academic summer camps pick up where the classroom leaves off, blending the latest teaching methods, engaging activities and games, and a fun rewards system to inspire your child in learning. From math camps to reading and writing camps, your child will step into the classroom ready and excited about the new school year.
What to expect from Sylvan camps
• Camps include full-day and half-day options
• Great camaraderie with fun, collaborative activities and the option to sign up with friends.
• Convenient scheduling that works well with your family’s busy schedule.
Did you know that students can lose up to 2 ½ months of learning over the summer. Sylvan has extended tutoring hours during the summer months to help keep your child’s brain active and prevent learning loss.
For more information about our camps, tutoring or other activities at Sylvan of Charlottetown, check out peilearning.ca, give us a call at 902.367.3678 or email us at info@peilearning.ca
20. The Art Camp” Summer 2015
Summer 2015 will be the first year for “The Art Camp”. It is owned and operated by Olivia Reddin, a high school student from Charlottetown who has years of experience caring for children. She has been artistic from an early age and is very excited to be sharing her love of art with enthusiastic children. The camp is located at Murphy’s Community Centre on 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE. It is open to children ages 6-10 and no artistic ability is required. Each camp is $150 per child and children will be required to bring their own lunch. If your child has any allergies, please let us know in advance. “The Art Camp” will focus on learning basic artistic skills such as color theory, 3-D art, art history, and much more.
“The Art Camp” will provide all materials. Space is limited so please book your child’s spot as early as possible. For registration forms to book your child’s spot in any of the six camps or if you have any questions/concerns please contact Olivia Reddin at: Email: theartcamp2015@gmail.com or by Phone: 1(902) 626-5816

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School Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year

Minister’s Directive
School Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year

Pursuant to section 8 and clause 7(1)(g) of the School Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. S-2-1, I hereby issue the following Minister’s Directive concerning the School Calendar for the 2015-2016 school year:
September (20 School Days) (17 Instructional Days)
2 Orientation Day for teachers (no classes)
3 In-service/Collaborative Team Day (no classes)
4 PEITF – Professional Learning Day – School Effectiveness Day (no classes)
7 Labour Day (no classes)
8 First Instructional Day for students

October (21 School Days) (19 Instructional Days)
12 Thanksgiving (no classes)
22-23 PEITF Annual Convention/CUPE Annual Convention (no classes)

November (20 School Days) (18 Instructional Days)
6 PEITF Professional Learning Day (no classes)
11 Remembrance Day (no classes)
20 Parent Teacher Interviews K-12 (no classes)

December (16 School Days) (15 Instructional Days)
4 In-service/Collaborative Team Day (no classes)
22 Last Instructional Day for 2015

January 2016 (20 School Days) (20 Instructional Days)
4 First Instructional Day for 2016
25 Grade 11 Provincial Math Assessment
26 First day on which examinations for grade 10-12 students may be scheduled

February (20 School Days) (18 Instructional Days)
2 End of Semester Administration/School Effectiveness Day (no classes)
15 Islander Day (no classes)
26 In-service/Collaborative Team Day (no classes)

March (16 School Days) (15 Instructional Days)
11 Parent Teacher Interviews (K-9)/School Effectiveness Day for high schools (no classes)
(refer to local school calendar for more details)
18-24 March Break (no classes)
25 Good Friday (no classes)
28 Easter Monday (no classes)

April (21 School Days) (19 Instructional Days)
15 Parent Teacher Interviews (high schools)/School Effectiveness Day for K-9 (no classes)
(refer to local school calendar for more details)
29 In-service/Collaborative Team Day (no classes)

May (21 School Days) (20 Instructional Days)
6 Area Association Day/CUPE 3260 Annual Convention (no classes)
23 Victoria Day (no classes)

June (22 School Days) (20 Instructional Days)
10 Grade 11 Provincial Math Assessment
13 First day on which examinations for grade 10-12 students may be scheduled
20 First day on which examinations for grade 9 students may be scheduled
23 First day for grade 12 graduation ceremonies
27 First day for elementary and intermediate closing ceremonies
28 Last Instructional day. Report cards for grades 1-11
30 Last school day for teachers/10 month non-instructional staff
Total number of school days: 197 Total number of instructional days: 181

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PEDICULOSIS

PEDICULOSIS
We remind parents to check for lice. Holiday activities and sleep overs can be a host for unwanted visitors. If you notice an infestation, please treat accordingly and notify the school.

Eye See…Eye Learn Program is an eye health and vision awareness program children. It is for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2, this year only. Please contact your Doctor of Optometry or visit www.peioptometrists.ca.

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

~REMINDER~

Parents are urged to register their children for Kindergarten as soon as possible. It is important that schools have your child’s registration information in order to contact you regarding the upcoming Welcome to Kindergarten Program and to plan for September 2015 classes.

FAQ
Where do you register: Local school that your child is zoned to attend

What you need: a. For proof of child’s age provide
(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) PEI Health Card
b. For proof of home address provide
(i) Verification of home address
(copy of utility bill, etc.)

Age requirement: Child must be 5 years old by December 31, 2015

Additional questions: Please call your local school or Board Office
(Stratford 368-6990 or
Summerside 888-8400)

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Inclement Weather Notice

What's up @Parkdale

Just a note to parents to check out the ELSB protocol for inclement weather under the “Parents” heading.

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