Thank you!

Another successful teacher/staff appreciation luncheon.Thank you to all of the parents who donated food and or gifts for the teachers for teacher appreciation week luncheon. The staff were very excited for the great variety of food and gifts.

I would also like to thank the lovely ladies who volunteered their time to help set up heat/serve and clean up afterwords. I couldn’t do it without you! THANK YOU!

 

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Meeting- Thursday,January 26th

There will be a Home and School meeting Thursday,January 26th in our Library at 6:45 pm

All are welcome to attend.

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Home and School Meeting Tonight

There will be a home and school meeting tonight in our Library starting at 6:45

Hope to see you there!

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Public Meeting

‘To all Stonepark Families,
A reminder to all of you of the November 1st public meeting at Charlottetown Rural at 7 pm for our family of schools.  I encourage everyone that wants to make their opinion heard to use the online submission form on the Better Learning for All website.

New information and data is being posted on that website as it becomes available.

Updated Enrolment and Catchment Data should be posted this week.
New information recently posted
  • Class Size Data, Public Schools Branch, 2016-2017
  • Family School Zone Maps
  • School Review School expenditure summary reports including salaries – updated October 28, 2016
  • Home educated students by school zone, 2016-17

As always, if you’d like to send me your ideas you can do so at the following:

Thank you,
Mike Stanley
DAC rep for Stonepark

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Stonepark’s DAC (District Advisory Council) Contact:

Dear Stonepark Families,

My name is Mike Stanley and I’ll be Stonepark’s rep on the District Advisory Council for the Charlottetown Rural family of schools.  I have 2 children, my daughter is in Grade 8 at Stonepark and I have a son who is in Grade 6 at Sherwood.  Previously I was involved with and Chair of the Sherwood Home and School so I am aware of the issues that students, parents and schools face in the current educational system here in PEI.  If you have any questions or concerns about the DAC you can direct them to the following email address:

stonepark.dac@gmail.com

I look forward to representing Stonepark.

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FREE SCREENING OF CAFETERIA MAN ON SEPTEMBER 19

The PEI Home and School Federation is presenting a free screening of the film

CAFETERIA MAN on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Culinary

Institute Lecture Theatre at 4 Sydney Street in Charlottetown.

Cafeteria Man asks the question “How can we reform school food programs so

that they serve more nutritious and tasty meals for our kids, and are also more

sustainable for our communities?”

The film tells the story of chef Tony Geraci’s ambitious efforts in Baltimore City’s

Public Schools, a large district that serves 83,000 students. Responding to student

complaints, Geraci launched a sweeping, multi-faceted plan to transform not just what

students eat, but their whole relationship to food. His vision included student-designed

meals, locally sourced foods, nutrition education in the classroom, and school vegetable

gardens.

The film screening is part of the PEI Home and School Federation’s own project

to introduce a universal free school lunch program in all Prince Edward Island schools,

the subject of a unanimous resolution at the organization’s 2015 Annual General

Meeting.

The screening is jointly sponsored by the PEI Home and School Federation and

the Culinary Institute of Canada.

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Home and School meeting-October 6th

Welcome back!  We hope that all students have had a great start to the new school year.back!

Our first home and school meeting will be held Thursday, October 6th at 6:45 in our Library.( located at the top of the stairs)

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tracey: tlwilloughby@hotmail.com

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Stonepark Home and School

Minutes from May 26 meeting.

In Attendance: Margaret Morse, Carolyn Courtney, Tracey Willoughby and Norman Beck

  1. Welcome and opening remarks: Margaret welcomed the three of us to the meeting.
  2. Approval of Agenda:                                  Approved  Carolyn,Tracey
  3. Review and approval of old minutes:    Approved  Carolyn, Tracey
  4. Treasurer’s Report:                            Approved Tracey, Margaret
  5. New Business:  Parking lot/ Sidewalk update –  A few issues in the parking lot but overall things are working well. Parking lot is cleared by 3:08 at the latest. Bus drivers are having a hard time getting into and out of the parking lot some days due to cars parking on both sides of Pope Drive just outside of the parking lot.- maybe some no parking signs would help clear up this problem area. Also maybe a review of the traffic flow youtube video.
  6. Grade 9 closing: Separate planning meeting. Decorate and set up tables Monday, June 27th 6:00-8:00
  7. Principal’s Report:

    1. Good news stories -1. Destination Imagination in Tennessee – amazing experience!

    2.  What’s In Style?

    2. Academic Instructional / Curriculum –

    – Glee Club performed in Music Monday at Sherwood, and our Honors Band students in Summerside.

    – Grade 7 Band students in S’side at Band Days.

    – Grade 9 Band trip to ABF – another excellent performance.

    – Provincial Heritage Fair for Grade 7 English students – 5 students won 7 prizes.

    – Transition / MAPS meetings ongoing.

    – Grade 10 registration and information sessions held.

    – Second school-wide writing assessment.

    – JA Economics for Success for Grade 8’s was held once again.

    – Grade 7 Orientation was held.
    –  Grade 7 Parent Information session held.
    – Norman attended CAP Conference (Canadian Association of Principals) in St. John.
    – Staffing for next year Projected – +69 students. Just received our numbers today, but we will have at least this breakdown:

    7’s – 2 CFI (28-29) 4 LFI (28-29), 6 Eng (25-26)

    8’s – 2 CFI (28-29), 4 LFI (27-28), 6 Eng (27-28) (maybe 7 HR classes)

    9’s – 2 CFI (22-23)  3 LFI (22-23), 5 Eng (29-30) (maybe 6 HR classes)

    3. Non-academic –

    – SGB – Will most likely meet our goal of $8,000 – big day for Grade 8’s.

    – Easter Seals Ambassador Tour. Donation made on students’ behalf.

    5. Upcoming dates to remember:

    June 1st – Spring Concert – 7:00.

    June 2nd –  9:00 – Recognition Assembly

    June 3rd – Last day to borrow books.

    June 11th – All books returned to the library.

    June 17th –  Library closed for the year.

    June 20th – Grade 9 IMA (only exam)

    June 24th – Grade 9 year end activity here at the school.

    June 27th – Grade 7 and 8 trip to Sandspit. Pilot for this year going a day early.

    June 28th – Last instructional day. Grade 9 closing at 11:00 followed by luncheon in the cafeteria.

  8. Round table:Foyer events – Do we need them? Cell phones on during class time – On going problem- what is the solution?
  9. Suggestion box: Nothing in the box.
  10. Meeting adjourned 8:00

 

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Stonepark Home and School

Stonepark Home and School Minutes
Thursday January 21st
In Attendance:
Norman Beck               Maureen Kerr                Sherri Hogan                     Tracy Ellsworth
Margaret Morse           Carolyn Courtney          Tracey Willoughby

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Margaret Welcomed all to the meeting
Approval of Agenda:                                Tracey
Review and Approval of old minutes:                           Tracey
Treasurers Report: Balance was given with nothing new to report.                        Maureen
New Business:
Principals Report – Jan 21st, 20161. Good news stories –
1. Our Stonepark’s Got Talent Show before Christmas – best show ever!.
2. Support for families at Christmas time / Can Tree / Camden and Tyler
3. New sorting pavilions arrived and posters made w IWMC. Video to follow.
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2. Academic –
– Staffing updates:
• -Staffing change in EA’s – Brian Trainor returns from leave.
• Sue Geddes on leave until Feb 1st. Sharrise Gairns remains there till then.
• Danielle Arsenault moved in to Patricia Oulton’s position while she is on leave. Nicole Butler replacing Danielle.
• Krista Connolly going on leave Feb 2nd. Kristy Dewey will be her replacement.

– Grade 9 exams – new format this year – one per day – students seemed to find that more manageable. Good experience for students to go through.
– Grade 9 FI trip upcoming Jan 25 – 29.
– School Writing Assessment – results shared with students. Data analysis of school-wide results will be shared with staff on Feb 2nd. Continue our focus of organization.
– Hosted Honors Band Sectionals once again.
– Work continuing on Progress Monitoring with instructional coaches.
3. Non-academic –
– Christmas Concert a success once again.
– Grade 9 pictures completed. Thanks to parent volunteers. Re-takes re-scheduled to Feb 5th.
– Nogler Tournament upcoming the weekend of Feb 4th – 5th. No female division this year.
– SGB – 4 causes / school wide vote to come.
4. Upcoming dates to remember:

Jan 29 – 31 Honors Band Weekend. Final concert Sunday pm.
Feb 2nd – In-school PD Day (no classes)
Feb 4th – National Sweater Day – Green Team initiative.
Feb 4th – Stonepark Art After Dark – keep an eye out for future sales.
Feb 9th – Late French Immersion Parent Information Meeting. 7:00 pm in the library
Feb 10th – In-school Science Fair in the Games Room. (Storm Date the 11th). Open to students in all grade levels. Mme Reid overseeing this at the school level.
Feb 12th – Grade 6 Band Orientation session 10:45 – 11:45 in the school cafeteria.
Feb 16th – Islander Day (no classes).
Feb 24th – National Pink Shirt Day. Tiger Acrostic poems with anti-bullying messages being made by HR classes. Will be selling pink T-shirts – proceeds go to SGB.
Mar 8th – 2nd report cards issued.
Mar 10 – 11th- Parent – Teacher Conferences Thurs 5-8 and Friday 8:30 – 12:00 – open format
Dates tbd – Band Testing for Grade 6’s and PEI Band Days at Confed Centre.

Discussion items:
1. Preference for PTC?
2. Wireless / Active Directory update
3. Parent Advisory Council and Principals Council.
Update on Wireless Technology: Stonepark should have wireless internet by September 2016
Grants/Resolutions/PEIHSF AGM: Grant/Resolution applications are due January 31st. The PEI Home and School Federation Annual General Meeting will be held on April 9th all are welcome to attend.
Parent – Teacher Interviews: It was discussed if we should we have a sign up for Volunteers for the grade 9 closing? And if we should have more information booths set up in the lobby at this time. Action Items: Margaret to call HEA, and Maureen to organize a technology table.
Parking lot update: We are working on a letter and scheduling a meeting with the city about putting in a sidewalk.
Teacher Appreciation: Meeting immediately following this meeting.
JOHS Committee Member: Looking for a new member
Suggestion Box: Suggestion box was checked. Action Item: notice put on suggestion box stating that it is checked at every home and school meeting.
Round Table: Maureen Kerr spoke on IT updates in schools and is looking to bring an after school IT program with emphasis on coding to Stonepark. Recycle program was discussed.

Next Meeting: March 3rd at 6:30 in our Library. Hope to see you there!

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HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS, December 2015

1.        District Advisory Councils
What you need to know about District Advisory Councils is posted at: peihsf.ca/councils
The Minister of Education has requested that home and schools select their District Advisory Council representative by December 31, 2015 so that councils can begin to meet early in 2016. Send the name to Adele McLeod, Department of Education by email to mamcleod@edu.pe.ca or by telephone to (902) 368-4610.

2.         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/extramile

  1. Resolutions
    Consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and 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 Submit resolutions to the PEI Home and School Federation office by: Jan. 29, 2016. If you need assistance, contact Ghislaine O’Hanley at: peihsfcoordinator@edu.pe.ca 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.

  1. Committees

People interested in joining the PEI Home and School Federation’s Committees listed on our website at: http://peihsf.ca/committees may submit names to: peihsf@edu.pe.ca

The Technology Committee is seeking 2 -3 more reps.

 

  1. 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: Home and School Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 9, 2016, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

 

Other Community News..

  • Brain Injury Association of PEI = Parents/Schools can order bicycle, hockey/skating helmets at wholesale prices for kids through the Brain Injury organization by contacting Ken Murnaghan at: info@biapei.com

  • 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 website education2020.ca.

Best wishes to you and your families for this Holiday season and in the New Year 2016!

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