March 27, 2015

Pizza Day Today.

We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation & patience yesterday in our endeavor to keep all students safe at Parkdale Elementary.

Reminder Honours Choir at Park Royal Church Saturday, March 28 arrival at 11 am.  Please bring your music, lunch, snack, water bottle and concert clothes.

 

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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
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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HOME AND SCHOOL UPDATE

1. Submit a nomination for the School Bus Driver of the Year Award Deadline: May 15, 2015
More at: http://peihsf.ca/content/awards

2. Annual Meeting/Convention, Saturday, April 11, 2015
Mark your calendars Saturday, April 11th, 2015. Ask 5 local members, parents and teachers, to represent your Association at the P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 62nd Annual Meeting/ Convention. Resolutions and Registration information will be mailed to presidents by Feb. 20th.

Other community news….
***THE ISLAND READER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM – for any student with reading difficulties.
Completion of the program will, on average, result in students attaining a Grade 9 Reading and Spelling Level. Students progress through levels at their own pace without pressure increasing their academic skills and enhancing their self-confidence. Tutors are qualified B.Ed. and will provide ongoing feedback to parents. For cost details and other information, contact LDAPEI (902)894-5032 ldapei@eastlink.ca

***Association of Registered Nurses, PEI – Request an RN to speak at a Home and School meeting; learn more about what they do for to support a healthy lifestyle. Contact Nancy: nemacfadyen@hotmail.com or 902-855-3315.

For further information, contact the PEIHSF office
Ph: 620-3186/1-800-916-0664 Fax: 620-3187
E-mail: peihsf@edu.pe.ca Website: www.edu.pe.ca/peihsf

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Canes Camps

Spend your PD days at Canes Camp!
The Holland Hurricanes Athletics department is excited to be offering
day camps during all Province Wide PD days for the 2014-2015 academic year, our fun and engaging activities are great for children ages 5-11 (kindergarten – grade 6). http://www.hollandcollege.com/athletics/canes-camps/

PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR ‘CANES CAMP
Space is limited, register now! To register your child please fill out the
‘Canes Camp Registration Form, then submit via one of the following
methods:
Fax (902) 566-9567 Scan/Email- After scanning the completed form, please attach it to an email to
Shannon Byrnes. In Person Forms can be dropped off to the Center of Community Engagement (323 Grafton Street, Charlottetown) during regular business hours. Call (902) 566-9629 if you have any questions!

Refund Policy: To be eligible for a refund, you MUST cancel your
registration one week prior to the day or week of camp for which you
registered.

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CHRISTMAS LOTTO TREE

The winning ticket number is 655205.

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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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