Home and School is sponsoring a Dress-Up Day on Friday, Nov. 27. This is a fund-raising event. Participants are to dress as their future career. Participation is by donation of any amount.
SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION
All ELSB school cancellations will be announced on local radio stations and posted on our website by 7:00 A.M. An announcement that “classes in all English Language School Board schools are cancelled” means that there is no school for students. An announcement of a “system wide shutdown” indicates that all schools and offices are closed. In some instances it may only be necessary to close an individual school or a “family of schools”. Partial system closures or delays will be announced by family of schools. (See Below)
ONE HOUR DELAY
If a decision on cancellation cannot be made by 7:00 A.M., a one hour delay will be announced whereby all schools and buses will operate one hour later than usual. A further announcement will be broadcast by 8:00 A.M.
In some instances, even in fine weather, buses may be delayed. Parents will be notified via radio broadcast that a bus will be delayed (i.e. Bus #97 is running 30 minutes late).
SCHOOL CLOSURES DURING THE DAY
It may be necessary to close a school or a family of schools part way through a school day for weather related concerns. Detailed announcements will be made on local radio stations and posted to our school board website.
Parents who will not be at home when children arrive are responsible for making alternate arrangements for the care of their children on such days. Please notify the school of these arrangements as soon as possible.
EXTREME WEATHER DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Should Transportation Infrastructure Renewal and/or the RCMP recommend that school buses remain off Island roads, students may be required to remain at school beyond their normal dismissal time (unless picked up by a parent or designate). Announcements will be made on local radio stations and posted to our school board website.
On days when classes are in session, and the low temperature combined with wind provides a wind chill of -20 or below, students will not be required to go outside at recess or lunch, or remain outside upon morning arrival.
SUGGESTIONS FOR PARENTS
1. The final decision to attend school or to travel to school via school bus always rests with the parent.
2. Please do not drop children off at school unless you are certain that school is operating that day and that staff are present to supervise the children.
3. Please listen to the radio and check the school board website frequently between 6:30 and 8:00 A.M. daily to determine if schools are operating. Every effort will be made to have announcements broadcast by 7:00 A.M.
4. Please do not call the school, school board office, or radio stations for information on cancellations or delays. Such calls tie up telephone lines which may be needed for emergency use.
HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS UPDATE
Extra Mile Award
Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award by January 9, 2016.
More details are on-line at: http://peihsf.ca/content/awards
Local home and school associations are asked to consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and encouraged to write a resolution on that issue by referring to our guide to writing and presenting resolutions and to the slides from the Leadership Training Workshop session on resolutions for guidance. Submit resolutions to the Federation office by: Jan. 29, 2016. If you need assistance, contact Ghislaine O’Hanley at: email@example.com 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.
3. The Learning Partnership, District Advisory Councils and Home and School
On November 5th, Premier MacLauchlan announced changes to the way education is governed and organized in Prince Edward Island. The new model will include Family of Schools District Advisory Councils and will consist of one representative from each home and school association in the family. Read more at: http://peihsf.ca/change
English Language School Board
Next School Board meeting will be held on December 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the School Board office on 288 MacEwen Road, Summerside.
Mark your 2016 calendars
Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 11, 2015, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.
6. Other Community News….
Education 2020 Award – Nominations are now open for the 2016 Excellence in Education Award. This time, for the nature and extent to which technology is used to enhance learning. Information about the Award, including award criteria, is available on our websitewww.education2020.ca.
QEES’ Christmas Concert is slated for December 11th, with the 15th as the storm date.
Christmas Flea Market
The Home and School Association is once again holding our Christmas Flea Market. We are asking all families and friends of QEES to start dropping off items to be sold. The best items are: Holiday decorations, small toys, jewelry, books, sporting goods, men’s garage items, handy man tools, dvds, kitchens accessories, etc. Please DO NOT send Clothes, Stuffed Animals, or Hats. The flea market is scheduled for December 18th. Students can buy gifts for family members for $0.25 per item. Items can be dropped off at the school up until December 18th. Please drop off in font of the office.
Home and School will be selling fudge and cakes at this year’s Christmas concert as a fundraiser for the Association. We are asking parents/grandparents or anyone that bakes to donate items for the sale. Items can be dropped off at the school office. Fudge can be dropped off starting December 9, and cakes December 10 or the morning of the concert.