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Home & School News, September 2021

Home & School News, September 2021

Watch for Students on the Road

Another school year begins Sept. 7th. Students will be walking, cycling, riding on a bus or in family car to school. It is a strategic time to remind all motorists that with awareness and education, children can get to school and back home again safely.

Meet the Teacher

“Meet the Teacher” Nights are planned for parents to meet your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year. It’s an informal opportunity to chat, face-to-face, say hi, to become acquainted with your child’s teacher. Find the date on your child’s school website and/or check the Public Schools Branch at:

Home & School Contact Info

Presidents: Fill out the Home & School contact information form and email to the Federation office at:
Treasurers: Submit Home and School 2021-2022 Membership fees to the PEIHSF office online at: OR mail a cheque. Membership Fee Form can be downloaded at:

Semi-Annual Meeting

The 2021 Semi-Annual will be an in-person meeting held Tuesday, October 21st, 6:00 PM, Gulf Shore Consolidated School, Rustico, PEI. More details to follow.

Back to School Plans

Following feedback from education stakeholders and a planning exercise, the Public Schools Branch (PSB) and La Commission scolaire de langue française (CSLF) are acting on the advice of the Chief Public Health Office and will implement policy to ensure compliance with masking to support a safe return to school this fall. More details at:

PEI’s Healthy School Lunch Program

It’s a new school year and everyone is invited to sign up your child for healthy school food meals that will be served daily in schools. Register early here:

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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: 902-620-3186 Cell 902-218-8916 Fax: 902-620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only) www.peihsf

“A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.” – Loris Malaguzzi (founder of the first Reggio Emilia School

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.



The Kings County Gymnastics Club is offering an ‘7’ week GYMNASTICS PROGRAM at Pavillon de l’est (French School) in Rollo Bay on Wednesday evenings starting Sept. 15th. The program is offered to girls and boys ages 3-15. First class time is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for the 3-6 year olds and the second class time is from 6:30-7:30 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 Pavillon de l’est on FRIDAY, Sept. 10th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration fee is $90.00 + $35.00 insurance fee. The ins. fee is a once a year fee (Sept. 1, 2021 – Aug. 31, 2022). If you require further information or need info for payment arrangement, please feel free to contact Darlene via text or call at (902) 969-8209 or by email at dxgrenier. If you can’t attend registration, please contact Darlene prior to Sept. 15th to make alternative arrangements to register your child.



Students and staff will be enjoying an indoor and outdoor WILDCATS FUN DAY on Monday, June 28. Some activities will be outside so students should come prepared for outdoor play with a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, towel and change of clothes. One station will have the students getting wet!

Students will be provided with a barbequed hotdog, ice cream treat and mini bag of chips. If a student does not like hotdogs, please send lunch!

Students will be receiving their report card today and bringing home their supplies/sneakers etc. On Monday students will only need items for the Fun Day.

Wishing all our students & their families a fun and relaxing summer.

MCS Administration



Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are wrapping up a school year like no other and now our students are eager to enjoy all that summer has to offer. On behalf of the Public Schools Branch Board of Directors and myself, I want to thank you for your cooperation, patience and support throughout this very unique school year.

Over the summer, the PSB will collaborate with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning and Department of Health and Wellness regarding September start-up. Updates will be posted on our website and social media accounts. Please enjoy your summer.


Norbert Carpenter