School Occupational Therapy

School Occupation Therapy Introduction Letter


Dear Parents / Guardians,

This letter is to inform you that Spring Park will be involved with the School Therapy Occupational Therapy (OT) Program for this school year. Occupational Therapists (OTs) are licensed health professionals who work with children in many different settings and, who know a lot about: motor development, sensory processing as well as environmental set up, adaptations and accessibility.

 Fine and visual motor skills are important for school activities such as: drawing, colouring, printing, writing, keyboarding, using a computer, cutting with scissors, opening lunch containers, completing fasteners on clothing, tying shoelaces, using a lock, etc.
 Gross motor skills are important in school for: moving safely in the classroom and throughout the school, participating in gym activities as well as playing on the playground and playground equipment, etc.
 Sensory processing in school is important for things like: being comfortable with sounds and lighting within the school, being able to tolerate getting ready for outdoors in crowded hallways, being able to sit or stand at a desk or on the floor to complete work or listen to instructions, etc.
 Environmental set up in school includes things like: making sure desk and chair heights are the “right fit” for students, identifying the best location for desk placement or quiet work/learning areas, exploring alternative seating options (i.e., chair, movement cushion, stool, stand-up desks) for students and ensuring accessible space for wheelchairs, etc.

The School Therapy OT will be part of the school team and accessible to all school staff as well as to parents/guardians. While at the school, the School Therapy OT will spend time in many areas of the school (i.e., classrooms, gym, music, playground, etc.) and will observe students engaged in their school activities. The OT will guide school staff in understanding how they can use activities within the classroom to help children with their motor and sensory skills. If the OT, together with your child’s teacher, notice that your child is having difficulty with the motor or sensory demands in the classroom or school, the teacher will contact you to discuss making an individual referral to the School Therapy OT Program. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s motor or sensory development please feel free to contact the School Therapy OT as well as your child’s classroom teacher.
If a family doctor, pediatrician or other health agency would like your child to be seen by the School Therapy OT program, the referral request must be communicated to the school-based Student Services Team or classroom teacher for a referral to be initiated.

If your child is currently being seen by private OT and you and your child’s school team would like to refer your child to the School Therapy OT Program please feel free to contact the OT at your child’s school to discuss the transition from private OT to the School Therapy OT Program.
The School Therapy OT for this school year is Corinne Giasson-Jean, OT Reg. (PEI). She will be at Spring Park every Day 2 of the school cycle. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school or Corinne Giasson-Jean at or 902-213-4548. Thank you!

Welcome to Spring Park School September 2020

Welcome to Spring Park School for September 2020! When you arrive on Tuesday, September 8th please come in the entrance designated for your class. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

4B, 4C, 5E    4A, 5B, 4/5Z will come in the main entrance and go upstairs to their classes.

5A, 5C, 6C   6A, 6B, 6D will come in the door  by the soccer field and go upstairs to their classes.

2B, 2C, 2D   1B, 2A, 3C will come in the door by the cottage and go down the hall to their classes.

KA, 1A ,1C   KC, KF, 1D will come in the kindergarten door by the bus lane and go down the hall to their classes.

3A, 3B, 3D will come in the kindergarten door by the bus lane and go directly upstairs to their classes.

4B, 4C, 5E    4A,5B, 4/5Z will come in the main entrance and go upstairs to their classes.



5A, 5C,6C,6A,6B,6D will come in the side door by the soccer field and go upstairs to their classes.



1B,2A,2C,3C,2D,2B will come in the entrance by the little cottage and go down the hall to their classes.


KA, 1A,1C KC, KF, 1D will come in the kindergarten entrance and go down the hall to their classes.

3A,3B,3C will  come in the kindergarten entrance and go directly upstairs to their classes.  

School Supplies for September 2020

Good morning,

There have been some questions about back to school supplies. All English students and all K-3 French Immersion students will be required to pay $40 per student. This covers all supplies needed except a backpack, lunch bag, and indoor shoes. All 4-6 French Immersion students are required to purchase their own supplies and the lists can be found at the following link.

In addition, each child will need their personal water bottle this year, labelled with their name on it. They will also need a non medical mask to wear at times that physical distancing can not be maintained while moving in the school. Please work with your child so they understand why and how to wear them.

This year will be different to say the least, but I’m so happy we get to have your child back in the school with us.

More details will be released on our operational plan in the near future.

Take care.

Terry MacIsaac
Spring Park Elementary

Return of music items

We are missing 40 school recorders on loan to various students from grade 4, 5, and 6.

If you could please have a look at home and return to the school during the drive through year end celebration (Grade 4 and 5 on June 17 and for Grade 6 on June 24.

Thank you very much

Online Survey for Parents, Teachers and Administrators

With the appearance of COVID-19 in PEI, our school system was forced to act quickly to provide online, home-based learning. Many people worked diligently to meet the challenge to deliver education online to an entire K to 12 system.

Now that we have had three months experience in this new world of education, it is appropriate to reflect on what has worked well and what has not, to help us prepare for the future.

Through this survey, we are seeking input from parents, teachers and administrators on key issues such as student access to technology and the internet; student comfort and confidence levels with home learning; communication among teachers, students and parents; and concerns about child care.

Your participation in the survey is important and very much appreciated. Results will be used only to identify the strengths and challenges of the home learning experience.

• The survey takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
• Your responses are anonymous and confidential. There is no way to see your name or email address.
• Results go directly to survey coordinators at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning and are recorded on a secure site.
• The survey will close at 4 PM on Friday, June 12, 2020.

En raison de l’arrivée de la COVID-19 à l’Î.-P.-É., notre système scolaire a dû agir rapidement afin de fournir des services d’apprentissage en ligne et à la maison. Même si de nombreuses personnes ont travaillé assidûment à relever le défi d’offrir des services d’éducation en ligne pour tout le système de la maternelle à la 12e année, c’était une tâche imposante.

Maintenant que nous avons trois mois d’expérience dans ce nouveau type d’éducation, c’est le moment de réfléchir à ce qui a bien fonctionné et à ce qui a moins bien fonctionné afin de nous aider à nous préparer pour l’avenir.

Par l’intermédiaire de ce sondage, nous demandons l’avis des parents, des enseignants et des administrateurs sur des questions clés comme l’accès des élèves aux technologies et à Internet, les niveaux d’aisance et de confiance des élèves en ce qui a trait à l’apprentissage à la maison; la communication entre les enseignants, les élèves et les parents, et les préoccupations en ce qui a trait à la garde d’enfants.

Votre participation à ce sondage est importante et est très appréciée. Les résultats serviront uniquement à identifier les forces et les défis relativement à l’expérience d’apprentissage à la maison.

• Il vous faudra environ de 5 à 10 minutes pour répondre au sondage.
• Vos réponses sont anonymes et confidentielles. Il n’y aura aucune façon de voir votre nom ni votre adresse courriel.
• Les résultats sont envoyés directement aux coordonnateurs du sondage du ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Apprentissage continu et sont enregistrés dans un site sécurisé.
• Le sondage prend fin le vendredi 12 juin 2020 à 16 h.

Margie Linehan
Executive Assistant to Executive Director of Educational Services
Education and Lifelong Learning
Suite 101, Holman Centre
250 Water  Street
Summerside,  PE C1N  1B6
Telephone:  902-438-4987
Facsimile:  902-438-4062