Update

Good morning,

Due to the closure of school these last two days, there are some changes to our schedule.

The grade 6 concert will take place on Thursday at 1:00 pm. For anyone who can not attend, it will be streamed live on the Spring Park Facebook site. If you do not have facebook, we will make a digital copy available.

The Christmas Shoppe will take place on Friday, with set up occurring on Thursday evening.

The grade three choir will NOT be singing at the Garden Home. The cards they made will still be delivered.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Terry MacIsaac

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Home and School News, January 2019

Healthy School Food Project

Morgan Palmer is working with the Public Schools Branch to develop and pilot a provincial school food strategy. As part of this project three School Food Think Tanks were held across P.E.I. this fall.

The following three video links contain content on this School Food Environment Initiative. Nine schools are prepared to pilot a new school food program for PEI.

Affecting Change in PEI’s Education System

Resolutions are developed around issues that will affect positive change in our school system for all students’ benefit. Your Home and School’s resolutions will be considered at the 66th Annual Meeting & Convention on April 13, 2019. Assistance with writing resolutions is available. Deadline to submit resolutions: Jan. 31, 2019.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Extra Mile Award

Start planning in the New Year to celebrate school staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, February 11 – 15, 2019. Home and schools are encouraged to find ways of saying thank you to staff members for their contributions to the lives of our children and youth. Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education / admin assistant, custodian) for the

PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award. Submission deadline is: Jan. 11, 2019. More details are online at:

http://peihsf.ca/extramile

Annual Reports

Presidents of Home and School Associations are asked to submit an annual 1-2 page report outlining your Home and School Association’s activities for the 2018-2019 school year. Reports will be inserted into the Federation’s 2018-2019 Annual Book of Reports. If you need assistance, call 620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 | peihsf@edu.pe.ca. Please submit your report to the Federation office by Feb. 28th

Coalition For Healthy School Food
Canada is the only G7 country without a national school food program. Help us ensure every child in Canada has access to healthy food at school.

Sign the E-1957 (Food Policy) Petition to the House of Commons
For more info contact Debbie Field at: https://www.healthyschoolfood.ca/ | 416 537-6856

2019 Great Big Crunch
The next “official” Great Big Crunch will take place on March 28th at 2:30 p.m. EST. Click here to register your School/Home and School! Find out more here: https://foodshare.net/program/crunch/
”What a fantastic way to celebrate nutrition, raise awareness of various food discussions, and encourage a sense of both school and national unity!” – Salem Elementary School in New Brunswick

 

Chess Club

SPRING PARK SCHOOL CHESS CLUB
The last day for the SPS Chess Club was Friday November 30th. We will resume the first day back after school on Thursday January 3, 2019 at 7:45 a.m.
The next Scholastic Chess Tournament, which is open to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, will be held on Sunday Dec. 9th. It will be held at Colonel Gray High School at 12:30 p.m. cost is $10.

CTV Christmas Daddies Telethon

Our Spring Park Christmas Choir will be on the CTV Christmas Daddies Telethon this Saturday, Dec 1st at approximately 4:50 pm.

CTV in PEI depending on your provider:

Eastlink:  HD Channel 603, SD Channel 9

Bell Fibe:  HD Channel 402, SD Channel 6

Bell ExpressVu:  HD Channel 1011, SD Channel 201

Shaw Direct:  HD Channel 052, SD Channel 341

Over the Air:  HD Channel 8, SD Channel 5.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Dear Parent/Guardian:

In consultation with the Department of Education, all Parent Teacher Interviews scheduled for this evening are to be POSTPONED for one week to next Thursday, November 29. Parents who are unable to accommodate Nov 29 should make alternative arrangements with the school

Regarding Parent Teacher Interviews scheduled for tomorrow, November 23, 2018 since we are not dealing with student transportation, we will follow the direction of provincial government offices in your local area which means that if local government offices are closed parent teacher interviews will be cancelled.

HOWEVER, if there is a delay in Provincial Govt offices opening, interviews will continue upon opening. ie- (if Govt offices opened at 10 am, interviews from 10 am and later would occur, any interviews before 10 am would have to be rescheduled.)

Terry MacIsaac