The Pizza that students and staff ordered for lunch today, Wednesday, September 21st, will be delivered for lunch tomorrow, Thursday, September 22nd.

All schools in the Public Schools Branch will be operating tomorrow As a result of a threat to schools, all Prince Edward Island schools were evacuated on Wednesday, September 21.

All schools in the Public Schools Branch will be operating tomorrow

As a result of a threat to schools, all Prince Edward Island schools were evacuated on Wednesday, September 21.

School emergency evacuation plans were activated with cooperation from Island police agencies and school administration. All students were moved from the facilities by school staff to safe locations identified in each school evacuation plan. Students were then bussed home or picked up by parents.

RCMP have advised that all English public schools have been searched by law enforcement, so with that in mind, schools will be opening at their normal hours on Thursday, September 22.

“I want to thank all students, staff, administrators, law enforcement and community members for their cooperation in assuring the safety of our students,” said Public Schools Branch Director Parker Grimmer. “All over the province, school communities pulled together to get students home safely and we greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts.”

Tomorrow, and next week, school-based counseling support and PSB Student Services will be organizing supports for students who may be troubled by today’s events.

(direct link to Government of PEI News Release)

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8 September, 2016 14:21

Home and School Update – September 2016

1. Fall programs focus on variety of topics: Learn about scholarships, school lunch programs, semi-annual meeting and leadership training

Lisa MacDougall, President P.E.I. Home and School Federation writes a monthly Home and School

news column. Read her September 2016 column at:

2. Dr. Helen MacDonald Collaboration and Facilitation Scholarship

The application deadline is September 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., and applications received after

that deadline will not be considered. For more information, contact the PEI Home and Federation office at 620-3196/1-800-916-0664 or

3. Cafeteria Man Film Screening

Free screening of Cafeteria Man on Monday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m. at the Culinary Institute.

4. Sign up for Fall Leadership Training Workshops

These FREE workshops are for anyone in the school community who is interested in taking on a leadership role in Home & School. Discover the “ins and outs” of home and school, from running meetings to managing money to maintaining a healthy dialogue with home & school partners.

Details: September 26 Morell Consolidated School, Morell 6:30 – 8:30 PM

September 27 Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, Kensington 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Register by contacting Shirley at: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 peihsf

5. Gulf Shore Consolidated School will host Fall Meeting

Gulf Shore Consolidated School will be this Fall’s location on Tuesday, October 25th; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This provincial Home and School meeting is open to all parents, guardians, teachers and staff in your school. A complete registration package will be circulated to presidents.

6. September startup package for Presidents

A package was mailed to 2015-16 presidents on September 1st. To get us off to a quick start, it

would be appreciated if the Contact Information Sheet and Membership Fee Form are filled out and

returned to the Federation office as soon as possible.

Other community news…

WI Active Like a Girl – Fun Walk Run Event

Men, women, girls, boys, families and individuals are invited to participate in this event on Saturday,

October 1st, sponsored by the PEI Women’s Institute. PEI Home and School Federation is pleased to support this event. Call WI at 902-368-4860 to register.

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only: 40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 620-3186 Fax: 620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)

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8 September, 2016 12:39

Sherwood Parkdale Skating Club

Registration is now open on-line with programs starting in September and October. Register early to save your spot. Visit our website sherwoodparkdaleskatingclub.comfor registration information. The Sherwood Parkdale Skating Club offers skating programs and instruction at three locations: Our home site is at Cody Banks Arena, located in the Sherwood area of Charlottetown on Maple Avenue. We also offer community programs at the South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud and the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague. A Skate Canada authorized club, the programs are conducted by certified professional coaches. Whether your goal is recreational skating, figure skating, hockey, ringette, or becoming a competitive/test stream skater we have a program for you from Pre-Canskate (3-4yrs), Canskate (5yrs +), Starskate/Competitive Skating, Adult learn to skate and Adult Synchro. Translators available by e-mail or on-site for some of our newcomers. We look forward to seeing you on the ice!


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The Kings County Gymnastics Club is offering a “7” week GYMNASTICS PROGRAM at Ecole La-Belle-Cloche School in Fortune on Wednesday evenings starting September 21st. The program is offered to girls and boys ages 3-15. First class time is from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for the 3-6 year olds and the second class time is from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for the 7-15 year olds. The primary goal of the club is to offer the children FUN, FITNESS and FUNDAMENTALS of the sport of gymnastics. The Head Instructor is Darlene Grenier, a Level III certified gymnastics coach.

Registration is taking place at the Main Street Mall in Souris on Saturday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration fee is $60.00 + $25.00 insurance/registration fee. The ins./reg. fee is a once a year fee (Sept. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017). For more information, please feel free to contact Darlene at (902) 687-2221 or (902) 969-8209 or by email at dxgrenier