Thursday – Day 6

Cafeteria:
BBQ Chicken Pizza, Caesar Salad & cookie
Friday’s Special: Chicken Nuggets, Wedges & Veggies.

Dance:
Dance after school is cancelled today. It will resume next week.

Syrian Refugees:
Have you wondered how you can help the Syrian Refugees?  Now you can — As you may know, many Syrians have come to PEI with almost nothing. So,  some grade 8 students are taking upon themselves –  to collect school supplies and toiletries, specific items are listed on the poster in the School lobby and on our Library door. The collection bin is in the office.  Please turn in all of your donations by next Friday (February 12th.).  Thank you in advance.   

Pascal Math Contest:

Students writing the Pascal math contest will meet today, Thursday, Day 6, during Period 5, in Mr. Rooney’s classroom, upstairs in House 9. Please try to inform your Period 5 teacher. If you have a class you cannot miss, that is fine, as more practices will be held in the future.

Green Team:
The Green Team will have a meeting at 12:15 today in room 301 in House 9. Please make every effort to attend and bring your lunch.

Destination Imagination Teams:
Teams are to meet at 12.35 lunchtime for an instant challenge…be there or be square!!”

Industrial Arts:
Extra help in I.A. Mr MacDonald’s side at lunch time.  

Today in Dodgeball:
12:20 Rays vs. Cubs
12:40 Astros vs. Expos (semi-final game)

Friday in Dodgeball:
Grade 9’s begin their tournament
12:20 Jays vs. Mets
12:40 Black Magic Ballers vs. Jets
*Students are reminded that they are not to be down near the gym at break. If students have early lunch they are also not to be down around the gym until 12:15.

 

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Canadian Parents for French February Newsletter

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Love your Library

Love Your Library? 

Valentine’s Contest at Stonepark Intermediate

Do you love your library? Send a little love letter explaining why!                      

Has the library helped you:

  • improve your reading
  • succeed in school(studying or doing projects)
  • meet new friends
  • discover a new passion
  • find a home away from home
  • or do some other wonderful thing?

If so, send the library a letter and tell Mrs. Gairns about it. On February 12th the winner of the contest will be announced and will receive a prize.

Letter Requirements:

Compose a letter to Mrs.Gairns (minimum of two COMPLETE paragraphs), sign your FULL name and homeroom at the bottom and deliver it to the library before February 12th.

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Wed. – Day 5

Cafeteria:
Homemade hamburger, mashed potatoes & veggies.
Thursday’s Special: BBQ Chicken Pizza, Caesar Salad & cookie

National Sweater Day:
Students and staff are reminded to wear a sweater tomorrow (Thursday Feb 4th) as the heat will be turned down in the school. This is an initiative of the Green Team, and is designed to raise awareness of the importance of energy consumption.

Lego Club:
All members of the Lego Club are asked to meet today in Mrs.Scully’s room at 12:15 for a very important meeting. Please see Mrs. Scully at break if you cannot attend.

Chess Club:
Chess Club will meet at 12:05. Yearbook pictures will be taken today.

Pascal Math Contest:
For those grade nine math students entering the Pascal math contest, there will be a practice session in Mr. Rooney’s Room, Period 5 , tomorrow (Thursday, Day 6). Please attend if you can, and bring pen and paper. Also, please inform your period 5 teacher that day.

Syrian Refugees:
Have you wondered how you can help the Syrian Refugees?  Now you can — As you may know, many Syrians have come to PEI with almost nothing. So,  some grade 8 students are taking upon themselves –  to collect school supplies and toiletries, specific items are listed on the poster in the School lobby and on our Library door. The collection bin is in the office.  Please turn in all of your donations by next Friday (February 12th.).  Thank you in advance.    

Stonepark Curling:
Reminder that the Stonepark Curling Group will be heading to the Charlottetown Curling Club again today. IF you are unable to attend, you need to let Ms Reid know by break today. Meet at the back gym doors at 3:05pm

Boys A Basketball:
The Stonepark Tigers Boys A Basketball Team hosted the Vernon River Mustangs on Monday. Our boys lead 14-0 after the first quarter and only allowed 1 point in the 2nd quarter to lead 22-1 at half time. Every Stonepark player entered the game and we went on to win by a final score of 43-11. Once again, all players were able to score in the game. Scoring for Stonepark were: Conor Currie (8 points), David Drake and Tyson Laybolt (6 points each), Sam Crockett, Tyler Taylor, Tate Brazil (4 points each), Logan Larade, Alex Ryan, Hudson Robertson, Steve Chapman, Aidan McBurney (2 points each) and Ethan Sprague hit a free throw (1 point). Great team effort!! Our next practice is Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:15pm and our next game is at Birchwood at 4:00pm on Thursday.

Girls AA Basketball:

The AA girls are travelling to Kensington (Bus #175) today for a game. Would teachers please excuse the girls from class at 2:50pm today as the bus is scheduled to leave at 3pm sharp.

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Monday – Day 4

Cafeteria:
Beef Macaroni Casserole with Caesar Salad & Garlic Bread.
Tuesday’s Special: Tacos with brown rice & corn.

National Sweater Day:
Students and staff are reminded to wear a sweater on Thursday Feb 4th as the heat will be turned down in the school. This is an initiative of the Green Team, and is designed to raise awareness of the importance of energy consumption.

Band:
-Congratulations to the 20 Stonepark students who represented Stonepark as members of the PEI Intermediate Honours Band this weekend.  It was an intense weekend  (a 12 hour day on Saturday and 7 hours on Sunday!) but the musical results showcased at the concert on Sunday were outstanding!  Please check the Stonepark Twitter feed for some great pictures of the event.
-Grade 7 band rehearsal is canceled today at lunch.  Enjoy your break!

Extra Help:
There will be extra help offered in the Wood’s area of Industrial Arts at lunch time.

Congratulations:
A congratulations goes out to the Eastern Express – who won the Spud Tournament. 3-2 and won in Double Overtime – Matt Gordon received the “MVP” award.

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Home and School Federation Update – February, 2016

  1. Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (TSAW) February 14 – 20, 2016

Home and Schools are reminded to celebrate all school staff during this week of recognition.

 

  1. Annual Reports

Presidents are asked to please submit Annual Reports to the Federation office by:   Friday, Feb. 29, 2016. See template attached and online at: http://peihsf.ca/content/template-presidents-annual-reports

 

  1. Volunteer of the Year / Life Membership Awards / School Bus Driver

Nominate a Home and School member for the 2016 Volunteer of the Year and/or   Life Membership Award by March 4, 2016.   Nominate a school bus driver for the 2016 School Bus Driver of the Year Award by May 15, 2016 More at: http://peihsf.ca/content/awards

  1. AGM – April 9th

Mark the date on your calendar to attend the PEI Home and School Federation’s Annual General Meeting & Convention on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street Charlottetown. Everyone is welcome with each Home and School designating five members (parents and teachers) as their voting delegates. Resolutions and registration information will be mailed to presidents by mid February.

 

  1. Nominate Officers to the PEIHSF Board

Home and School Associations are asked to consider nominating persons to sit on the provincial Home and School Federation Board. Select individuals who can do the work of the Federation in its advocacy work for all students in the province. See nomination form attached.

 

Other news….
* February is Count Your Cubes! month! Heart and Stroke Foundation, PEI, PEI Healthy Eating Alliance and go!PEI will launch a 28-day The Sugary Drink Challenge encouraging Islanders to count and reduce the number of sugar cubes they’re consuming in common beverages like pop, juice, sports drinks and vitamin waters. Sign up for the challenge at: info@countyourcubes.ca Win prizes of a $100 Sobeys gift card and two $50 Indigo gift cards.
Contact Melissa Arsenault at mjarsenault@edu.pe.ca or Angela Dawson at addawson@edu.pe.ca

 

*   Rick Hansen Foundation – Building inclusive play spaces:
Any group interested in building inclusive play spaces in your school or community, can access a practical toolkit at: For more information you can contact the Rick Hansen School Program at: schools@rickhansen.com or call toll free at 1-800-213-2131 or Karen Morrison kmorrison@rickhansen.com

 

* Grade nine SIS students to pilot new curriculum resource on Indian Residential Schooling From February 16th through April 1st, SIS teachers Darrell DesRoches and Stuart Smith and pre-service teachers Josh McIntosh and Lomeharshan Lall will pilot with social studies students the new curriculum resource Practicing Reconciliation through Education: The History and  Legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential Schooling System. Stay tuned for important updates to H&S members on this innovative and Truth and Reconciliation Commission-inspired collaboration between the Department of Education, Early Learning & Culture, English Language School Board, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, PEI Human Rights Commission, PEI Teachers’ Federation and UPEI Faculty of Education.

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Friday – Day 3

Cafeteria:
Baked Haddock, Mash Potatoes, & Veggies

IMPORTANT BAND NEWS!
 
Band students are asked to please keep checking the BAND BLOG for updates on the weekend schedule.  Any necessary changes will also be posted on the Honours Band blog.

 Due to Expected Weather:
Conditions, all extracurricular activities involving student transportation in the English Language School Board have been canceled. 
Please note, this will include extracurricular activities involving student transportation scheduled during school time.

Chess:
The next Scholastic Tournament is on Sunday Jan 31 at Colonel Gray High School, in the cafeteria.  The tournament is open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12. Everyone plays at least 4 games. Students are divided into 4- or 6-player groups by age and rating.  Prizes for the top 3 players in each group(medal with ribbon, or chess pin). 
Entry Fee: $10 per person ($5 for second and subsequent players in the same family)
Registration: 12:15 – 12:45 pm. Further details can be found in the main
office.

Girls Field Hockey Team:

A reminder to the Girls Field Hockey team to have the money for your shirt in today. If you have any questions or to submit your payment, please see Mme Holmes.

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