Upcoming Events

Like all Islanders, staff at the Public Schools Branch (PSB) have been very encouraged with recent messaging from the province and the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO), including the positive trend toward lifting restrictions on mobility and gatherings in PEI. As home learning continues to unfold, we are able to consider broader opportunities to connect and engage with students and families. We would like to provide you with an update.

In accordance with the provisions outlined in Renew PEI ( https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/renew-pei-together ), new possibilities for staff and students to connect at their respective school will be available. With the easing of restrictions, PSB staff may be available to provide additional support to students. 

As restrictions are being lifted, PSB staff are excited that there are greater opportunities to connect with students to support academic and well-being needs. Teachers will be reaching out to their students with options they can participate in.  

In addition, Respite Programming will begin operating at all 56 PSB schools. Please contact respite@edu.pe.ca or (902) 368-4997 for more information.

Student Services consultants and specialists will be in contact with families as additional supports become available. For more information please contact supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca or (902) 368-5155.
Schools are excitedly working on plans for High School Graduations and year end closing activities, within the public health guidelines outlined by the Chief Public Health Office.  While activities will not look the same as in previous years, schools are committed to offering a unique experience to mark the end of the school year and wish their students well. 

PEI Literacy Alliance – Ready Set Learn Summer Tutoring Program

The PEI Literacy Alliance is excited to launch their Ready Set Learn summer tutoring program for another year! Because of Covid-19, the process to apply is a little different this year. Parents – please click the following link to get started: https://peiliteracy.ca/ready-set-learn/ The application form for Ready Set Learn will open Monday, May 25.

Ready Set Learn is a free one-to-one tutoring program for children in grades K to 6 who need it the most. Each child selected for the program will receives 1 hour/week of free tutoring for 8 weeks over July and August in a fun and positive learning environment. For younger children this may be two 30-minute sessions a week. Changes to this year’s program due to Covid-19 include:

  • Tutors will work one-to-one with children virtually through Zoom Classroom.
  • Each child will receive a Literacy Kit to be used during tutoring sessions.
  • Parents will have to sign a legal waiver.

Parker Grimmer  Director 
Public Schools Branch 
P.O. Box 8600 
Charlottetown, P.E.I.  C1A 8V7
(Phone)368-6841 (Fax)368-6843
tpgrimmer@gov.pe.ca


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Since March 23rd, our focus has been on literacy, numeracy, and student health and well-being in kindergarten through grade 9. During this time, home learning materials have been provided for students. Our goal has been to provide opportunities for learning, rather than evaluation.

As the year progresses you have been asking about your child’s achievement and report cards. In June, you will receive an end of year report with comments from your child’s teachers. There will not be an end of year achievement mark because we have been focusing on student learning in specific areas of the provincial curriculum.

Students in K-9 will not be retained as a result of COVID-19 and will move to the next grade level.

In the fall, teachers will be using a revised curriculum to teach your child. The curriculum will include key aspects of learning from this school year that your child will need to learn as they continue in the next grade.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning, please contact your child’s teacher.

Kind regards,

Tammy Hubley-Little

Director of English Education, Programs and Services

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

May 13, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

Our teachers, administrators, support staff, branch staff, parents, and
students are working incredibly hard to adapt to the new reality of
at-home learning during COVID-19. The pandemic has presented challenges
for many including parents working and balancing home life, teachers
developing remote lesson plans to fit different students’ needs, and
students looking for new ways to stay connected to friends and learning.
There are many successes and members of our PSB community are meeting
these new demands with determination and enthusiasm.
We all know how adaptable and resilient PSB students, parents,
educators, and staff are in the best of times, and through these
difficult times each group has shown this in more ways than ever before.
We admire our teachers and other branch staff, parents, and students who
are teaching us all lessons in perseverance.
Amazing examples of this include the food programs that have been
supporting our families. PSB staff were able to deliver the Department
of Agriculture food hampers directly to many families across the Island
who did not have access to a vehicle. Our School Food Program provided
6,006 meals to 858 students last week, a 12% increase over the previous
week.
Another success story is the Respite Program that began this week.
Students who had been receiving individualized support at school from an
Education Assistant, Youth Service Worker, or other Student Services
Team Member may receive a 2 to 3 hour blocks of play/game based respite
care on a scheduled basis. These examples of people coming together and
working hard to help others is inspiring to all of us.
By following the public health measures, Islanders have also experienced
success as a province in reducing the number of COVID-19 cases in PEI.
In doing so we are seeing some of the public health measures relaxed.
The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning will likely soon be
making an announcement about the reinstatement of early childhood
programs, including those for school aged children housed in schools, to
assist parents who are returning to work.
As we move through the sixth week of at-home learning, it is an
excellent time to thank students, teachers, parents, and staff for their
ongoing commitment to learning together, while always remaining safe.
Our shared goal is to ensure the successful completion of the school
year for all students and to support students as they advance to the
next grade, earn credits, and for some to graduate.
We all have an important role in keeping students motivated and engaged
for these next weeks. Teachers continue to have high expectations for
students and we all want students to continue to have high expectations
for themselves. The work we are doing together is about helping students
succeed and prepare for the future.
It is important to take time to reflect on how much we have all achieved
thus far by working together. Be proud of your accomplishments. We here
at the PSB are very proud of you.
Keep learning and take care,
Parker Grimmer
Director, Public Schools Branch

May 12, 2020

Welcome to Kindergarten! (https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/2020/05/07/welcome-to-kindergarten/
)
We are so excited to welcome you to the Public Schools Branch and to
your new school! During the month of May, staff from your new school
will be calling you to Welcome You To Kindergarten! Due to COVID-19, we
are not able to offer the in-person Welcome to Kindergarten program
before September. However, making connections with the school and the
staff is still very important. When you receive a call from a school
staff person, he or she will be able to answer your questions, provide
you with some information and arrange an appointment for you to pick up
your Welcome to Kindergarten Bag! This free bag contains wonderful
supplies that you and your child can use to continue developing many
great skills your child will need for Kindergarten.
You are your child’s first teacher! Check out the Welcome to
Kindergarten videos to find creative ways you and your child can use the
materials inside the bag to prepare for an exciting year of
Kindergarten!
https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/programs/welcome-to-kindergarten/learning-through-play-videos

We are looking forward to meeting you and your children!  See you very
soon!

Natasha Bromley
Principal

Prince Street Elementary School 
60 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown, PE
(902) 368-6950
ndbromley@edu.pe.ca

May 6, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

Welcome to May! Since COVID-19 reached Prince Edward Island, I have been
separately reaching out to students, parents, and PSB staff through daily and weekly letters. As we usher in the new month, I am pleased to be writing my first joint letter to all of you. It seems very appropriate to do so as we have been coping with the pandemic together all along. 

During his Thursday briefing last week, the Minister of Education and
Lifelong Learning, Brad Trivers recognized students, parents, and staff
for their continued partnership in support of learning. He also said,
“Our top priority remains the health and well-being of children and
we will continue to look at ways to support children and families,
address gaps and ensure all Islanders have the necessary tools and
resources available to succeed now and as we plan for learning in
September.”

Students, parents, and staff are encouraged to read the Renew PEI,
Together document which outlines the guiding principles and phased
approach to reopening businesses, services and public spaces in Prince
Edward Island. www.princeedwardisland.ca/renewPEI  Further information
is available on the provincial government’s response to COVID-19,
including resources, program applications and important public health
information by visiting: www.princeedwardisland.ca/COVID19
Public Schools Branch and the Department of Education and Lifelong
Learning are committed to supporting students, parents, and staff during
the final weeks of the school year. The safety of our students and staff
is paramount and all operational plans for programs and activities will
be reviewed and endorsed for their safety. All school-based services
will follow public health guidelines that allow for physical distancing,
hygiene protocols and the proper cleaning of schools. 
I am pleased to share with you additional details around the
announcements Minister Trivers made last week during his briefing. The
details for some programs and services are still being worked on and we
greatly appreciate the support and patience of everyone during this
process. We will communicate further details when finalized.

Respite Care
Beginning May 11, several designated schools will open to offer a
respite program. Families who have a child that is supported by an
Educational Assistant (EA) or Youth Service Worker (YSW) while attending
school, may be eligible for a few hours of respite care per week while
schools are closed. Please email respite@edu.pe.ca or call 902-368-4997
if you are interested in receiving more information.
Learning Materials
Teachers continue to connect with students and support at-home learning
based on a compacted curriculum, and learning resources are regularly
being updated and made available online and in paper form. Chromebooks
have been distributed to hundreds of students. Student Services Teams
also continue to provide supports to students and families.
Ongoing Student/Teachers Connections
Since home learning began, students have been connecting with teachers
in many ways. Beginning on June 15, students and teachers may have the
opportunity to connect beyond phone calls, emails and approved
technology, should they wish. Further details will be communicated in
the coming weeks.

Transitions and Closings
During the week of June 22, and in consultation with students and
parents, schools may offer innovative year-end and closing activities
that will enable students to connect with their teachers and classmates
and bring closure to the school year. This may include activities to
support students who will be transitioning to new schools in the fall.
Student Well-being Teams 
Student Well-Being Teams continue to connect with and support students
and their families throughout PEI. The Student Well-being Team’s website
has been enhanced to make connecting to a team member easier. If you
need some support, please visit the link bof Schools:
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/student-well-being-teams

Hand Head Heart Connections TV Shows
The Hand Head Heart Connections home learning TV shows are being very
well received by students and parents. If you are not an Eastlink
customer or do not have access to a television, you can find episodes of
Hand Head Heart Connections on the Eastlink Community TV Youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/eastlinktv/videos

Please reach out by email or call our main number at 902-368-6990 if you
have any questions or comments. We will respond to you as quickly as we
can. Much can be accomplished when we work together. We are grateful to
our students, parents, and staff for working together and supporting
each other.

Parker Grimmer
Director, Public Schools Branch

April 30, 2020

Parents and Guardians

Are you a caregiver who has a child that is supported by an EA or YSW while attending school? If you are you may be eligible for a few hours of respite care per week during the time that school is closed. Some schools are opening within families is schools (with some families being combined) to meet this need.

If you are interested in receiving more information please email respite@edu.pe.ca or call 902-368-4997.

April 15, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students;

Thank you for your efforts in supporting learning at your home right now. It is great to see the on-line images of students working on their studies, some with the help from parents, at kitchen tables across the Island. Many parents and students have placed a lot of pressure on themselves because they have high expectations for being successful. We recognize these efforts are not without their challenges or stress. These challenges are recognized by the Public Schools Branch staff and the well-being of our students and parents is very important. While we all struggle to balance current pressures and manage new realities, sometimes it helps to know that others share our experiences and understand how we are feeling.   

Emotional Well-Being

We are all hearing a lot about the importance of connection right now. We have taken for granted some of the ways we socialize and connect through time together in schools and at work that are presently no longer possible. We are social beings and during this time, even though we are physically distant, we need to find ways to be emotionally close. It is important to keep socially and emotionally connected. When we feel more connected to family, friends, and our work, we have less emotional distress. We all do better when we are connected.

I would like to share with you, two short articles that were recently shared with me on the importance of connection: “COVID-19: Moving Forward with a Caring Approach” by J. Kevin Cameron http://nactatr.com/covid19.html , and “The Importance of Connection” by Dr. Jane Nelson https://www.positivediscipline.com/articles/importance-connection. I hope you find the insights helpful.

Building in moments of connection do not need to be for long periods of time. Even a three-minute connection with someone can be helpful (e.g. texts, emails, phone call, or social networking). Connecting with those who model calmness can create that feeling in ourselves. Try connecting visually with others when able (e.g., video through social networking), as hearing and seeing the person strengthens the level of connection. This type of connection is especially important for individuals living alone or the elderly. Staying connected to the people within our circles is a good way to give support and be supported. 

Create Routine and Structure

Keeping predictability within our environments and relationships during an unpredictable time is important. Maintaining our daily routines and structures as well as engaging in calming and regular activities can help to manage stress and improve our mental health.

Some of these routines and activities may include regular times to wake up, and go to sleep, preparing healthy meals, short exercise blocks during the day, listening to music, dancing and spending time outside in nature, while following the rules around social distancing.

Connecting with Media

It is important to stay informed using reputable media sources. Limit your time watching the news and be mindful of the content young children are exposed to as they often hear and take in more than we may realize. Our government sponsored websites are a good source of information. They are written without sensationalism, which helps to keep us calm, while making us knowledgeable about up-to-date and factual information.

As we all strive to stay connected and create structure and routine in our lives, every day I search out the many positive things happening within the PSB. Recently I enjoyed watching the video message one of our school principals sent to his school community with a wealth of good information and cameo appearances of his two children. He closed by saying: ‘you are not stuck at home, you are safe at home.’

Stay safe and thank you for remaining connected. We appreciate the opportunity to continue working with students and parents.

Parker Grimmer

Director, Public Schools Branch

Accessing Your Student Google Education Account
Dear students, parents, guardians, and caregivers –

Over the past week, we were able to make personal calls to thousands of
households to share student login information for our Google Education
accounts. We realize that for some of you, we were not able to make a
successful connection. If you or a student in your care is still
experiencing a challenge logging into their account at
https://www.google.com/, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

We have also created a quick reference guide for how students can login
to their Google account from home – https://tinyurl.com/guidetoclassroom
(4MB). Using the Google Chrome browser is also recommended.

Tips for Home Learning have been published by the Department of
Education and Lifelong Learning and can be found by visiting:
https://tinyurl.com/peihomelearnin

Home and School News, April 2020

Classrooms at home. Students can access online learning opportunities provided by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning  April PEI Home and School column. “With the global pandemic of COVID-19 in PEI, we need to support each other now more than ever…..”
Cory Thomas, president of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, lives in Summerside with his wife and two children, who both attend Elm Street Elementary School. His column appears in The Guardian during the school year on the first Friday of the month. He welcomes comments from readers and information for the column. He can be reached at peihsf.ca or 902-620-3186.

COVID-19 Information

Home Learning Resources
During the period while students and educators are away from school, they can access online learning opportunities provided by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning. Parents and students are asked to refer to the public schools branch website for Home Learning Resources.

 
Student Services Facebook

The Public Schools Branch Student Services put up a Facebook page that provides educational information to parents and caregivers in an organized fashion.  Check it out! @psbstudentservices

Support For Families

Support for families is available from island education authorities at the public schools branch and CSLF. Call 902 368-5155 or email: supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca . Families can leave a message and support workers will respond to find out more specifics around the needs.


PEI School Food Project

The PEI Home and School Federation in collaboration with the Dept. of Education and Lifelong Learning, Department of Social Development and Housing, Public Schools Branch and Breakfast Club of Canada, is assisting families in need by delivering healthy meals to children.  
Check PEI School Food Project on Facebook.


Triple 3 Online Support for Parents

To help families cope in this uncertain time when face-to-face appointments are not advisable, find free online sessions for parents with children/youth ages 0-16.  Contact:  Katie Duffy, Triple P Coordinator, Child and Family Services /Social Development and Housing  kmduffy@ihis.org  902-368-6762

Public Archives and Records Office

Public Archives wants to know about the impacts of #PEICOVID19 on Islanders. You are asked to share messages, photos and/or stories about the effects on your life and work – so they can document and preserve this significant event for history.”  Go to Public Archives.


National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.

This year’s theme is: “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers.”

Welcome to Kindergarten Program
Update: Due to the current circumstances around COVID-19, the scheduled Welcome to Kindergarten sessions have been canceled for the time being. An updated schedule of events will be posted at a later date.

School Calendar

The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning posted the 2020-2021 School Calendar.


April 1, 2020

Dear PSB Parents/Guardians and Students;
I know there are many PSB students and parents who are at home wondering
about the changes to student learning over the coming weeks. There may
also be increasing concerns about everyone’s mental health and
well-being as we make our way through each day in this new reality. We
all have questions, but are also starting to have some of the answers. 
Student Learning
Premier Dennis King, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning Brad
Trivers, and Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (DELL)
Director of English Programs, Dr. Tammy Hubley-Little gave details of
the educational plan for students at a public briefing yesterday
afternoon. Additional information with guidelines to help frame
expectations and responsibilities for home learning have also been
shared with teachers.
We know that learning for students will continue even though classes are
canceled until May 11. DELL staff are supporting teachers in compacting
their courses and curricula. Teachers will be collaborating with each
other to enable learning opportunities for students to continue. DELL
staff will support teachers as they transition to leading their students’
home learning. 
During the week of April 6th, home learning will transition from the
DELL resources that have been provided through our website to the
direction of teachers. Students who were on track and were engaged with
their learning prior to the school closure, will graduate from grade 12
or progress to their next grade level. A plan will be put in place
before students return to school to address any learning gaps that exist
as a result of this pandemic. 
We are working to ensure that programming and resources are in place
that are fair and equitable for all our students. This includes
consideration for families who do not have internet access or other
resources. The PSB is also working with the DELL to develop a plan that
will provide curricular support in a variety of ways so that access will
be reasonably available to all. We have the flexibility with our
education system to support students and we have a lot of qualified
staff who will ensure students are not left behind. When students return
to school, we will refocus our efforts so we can move all students
forward in the learning journey.  
Our teachers are excited to resume their efforts to assist students with
their learning. Many have been or are in the process of reaching out to
students to check in to see how things are going. I want to reassure you
that our staff are working very hard to prepare for this new way of
learning. Until this plan is fully shared with students and parents, I
encourage you to continue to look at resources that have been posted on
our website to support learning at home. Additionally, please consider
the positive impact something as simple as integrating learning into
your daily routines can be. For example, a half hour of reading a couple
times a day, regular exercise, or assisting in measuring items for meal
preparation. These are a few simple things that can support students
with continuation of learning in a manageable way until more formal
learning opportunities are implemented.
I encourage you to please refer to the Parents anClosure FAQ located at
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/parents-and-students-school-closure-faq
and on our website for more information about home learning questions
and resources provided for students to continue learning.
Support for Families
With classes not resuming until May 11, the absence of access to school
breakfast and lunch programs may put a financial strain on families.
Assistance is being provided to families dealing with food insecurity.
Families are being asked to contact the Support for Families line
902-368-5155 or supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca for further information and
assistance. If you know of a family who could use this support, please
share this information with them.
Among the best things we can all do right now is to focus on our family
and being well. We have created a Student Services Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/psbstudentservicesfor families to access
information that may be of assistance to help through this difficult and
stressful time. Please refer to
https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/parents_students/covid-19-resources/
for some helpful resources.
We are clearly in unprecedented times. Premier King said at yesterday’s
briefing that we are in this together and assured us, ‘we will get
through this together’. This is also our commitment from everyone at the
PSB. We know that there will continue to be questions. We will try to
ensure a timely response to the questions that come our way, and we will
post our responses on our PSB website. Please check back often and we
will do our best to keep you as up-to-date as possible through our
weekly Wednesday messages.
Thank you for your continued support.
Parker Grimmer
Director, Public School Branch

Student Computer Account Information
We have received many requests for student computer account information.
For a short period of time, we are not taking any new requests so we
can “catch up”!  Please note, that when the Public Schools Branch calls
you back, the call will appear as “blocked caller” – please answer so we
can give you the information!  Also, please only submit one request per
student!  We will get back to you as soon as we can!

March 25, 2020
Dear PSB parents/guardians and students,
Circumstances have required that our schools remain closed until at
least April 6. I want to acknowledge that the decision has created
significant challenges for you and our Public Schools Branch staff.
Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, as well as your
creativity and flexibility in the days ahead. 
Everyone is looking to be helpful at this time. One way is to follow the
direction of the Chief Public Health officer and stay home, when we can.
Staying home keeps us all safe, limits the spread of COVID–19 and
assists to ‘flatten the curve,’ which our health care system needs.
Thank you for taking good care of each other while at home.
Student Learning 
The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (DELL) has provided
ongoing learning opportunities for students while at home.
Parents/guardians and students can refer to the PSB website at
https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/ for initial activities and
resources that will support ongoing student learning at home. The
activities are intended to assist students in the areas of health and
well-being, literacy and numeracy, however, they are not required to
complete every activity.
Please know that teachers are exploring additional learning
opportunities for students, should we find we are not able to return to
school after April 3. We are working on what this learning might look
like and we will communicate the plan, should it become necessary. 
Support for Families
With our PSB schools being closed, the absence of access to school
breakfast and lunch programs has put a financial strain on many
families. Assistance is being provided to families dealing with food
insecurity. Families are being asked to contact the Support for Families
lines 902-368-5155 or 902-368-6990 or supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca for
further information and assistance. If you know of a family who could
use this support, please share this information with them.
New Ways to Connect
I know many students are missing their classmates and teachers. Our
teachers and staff are missing the contact with students and colleagues
as well. We need to find creative ways to stay connected with our PSB
family. I will be sharing a Wednesday message every week to help keep
you connected and informed until we are able to welcome students back
into our schools.  
We have all been inspired by the messages and creative ways that staff
from our schools are using to connect with students. Equally amazing has
been the response by students with pictures and videos sharing how much
they love their school and miss the teachers and staff. We are finding
ways to make meaningful connections, while also keeping our distance.
Thank you for reaching out and supporting each other during these
uncertain times. We are looking forward to connecting further with
students and parents/guardians in the days ahead. 
Parker Grimmer
Director, Public School Branch

School Playgrounds are Closed

Effective March 23, all PSB school playgrounds are closed, until further notice. The closure supports the direction of the Chief Public Health Office to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for not using the play equipment.

Starting March 23, the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning (DELL) is providing ongoing learning opportunities for students while at home. Parents and students are able to refer to the PSB website at https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/ for initial activities and tasks that will support ongoing student learning. Additional learning resources will be posted on Wednesday, March 25th.

We recognize that this March Break has presented significant and unprecedented challenges for families, and as it draws to a close, we understand that there will be questions about teaching and learning.

PSB, CSLF and the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning are working together to determine what home learning options might be available to students after the break. As of yesterday, the Chief Public Health Officer has limited access to buildings, so we will be working with administrators to coordinate brief periods of access for teachers as needed. Next week, our education system will be working with teachers to develop plans to support students in the event that they return to school on April 6, or if they are to remain out of school for a longer period of time.   

Education authorities recognize the pressing needs of our graduating class, and students can be assured that graduation opportunities will not be compromised due to school closures. The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, CSLF, PSB and regional post-secondary institutions are committed to working together in the best interests of students and their transitions from high school to post-secondary. Locally, Holland College, UPEI and Collège de l’Île are willing to be accommodating and flexible to facilitate the admissions process for new students.        

Well-being is an equally important consideration in these challenging times, and some children will be feeling anxious. Signs to look for are irritability, excessive questions and worry, poor sleep and/or eating habits, and other unexplained behaviors.

It is important to remember that our children will look to us for our reactions to the situation and will model what they see. Please remind your children that education and health authorities are working hard to make sure our schools remain safe, clean and healthy.

Tips for parents:

  • Take the time to practice safe hygiene strategies and model these for your children
  • Try to maintain a normal schedule
  • Try to remain calm, and remember your children may need extra reassurances and more of your attention than normal.
  • Use caution with the Covid-19 information that you let into your home. Children require facts but do not need to listen to the news all day. 
  • Remember that your teens could be receiving a lot of false information via social media.
  • Try to incorporate daily exercise and get out in the fresh air if possible ● Limit screen time 

Most importantly, take care of each other; and try to answer questions in an honest and age appropriate manner.

  • For more information visit http://www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19
  • For general questions about COVID-19, call 1-800-958-6400
  • If you have just returned from outside of Canada and have symptoms, including a cough, fever or difficulty breathing, call 811.
  • Hot LunchesDue to school closure, parents who ordered hot lunches to the end of March, have their accounts credited. Now online! Either pay with a credit card or pay with cash Monday morning. Check out the Hot Lunch link!
  • Tuesdays will be Borrowed Kitchen – For the month of March – lunch will be Grilled Cheese or Spaghetti, fruit or veggie and cookie. Thursdays is Subway with a choice of a turkey, roast beef, veggie or ham sub. The cost is $4.00. Friday will be Dominos Pizza – $2.50 a slice – cheese or chicken

Safe Arrival Phone Number: 902-3686944 –  Please call and leave a message before 9:00 a.m. If calling after 9:00 a.m. –  please  call the school – 902-368-6950 – and leave a message with the School Administrative Assistant.

Reminder: We have students and staff with serious allergies at Prince Street School.  Please don’t send  any nuts, peanut butter, in your child’s lunch or snack.  Prince Street School is also Scent Free.  Thank you.

Head Lice:  A case of head lice has been found in our school.  School children get head lice more often than adults.  When children play, their heads often touch, allowing lice to crawl from head to head.  Head lice can spread by direct head to head contact; however lice can live away from a human host for up to three days.

If you are dropping off lunches, please do so before 12:15 and if you are dropping off snacks, please do so before 9:30.  Please call if you have any questions or concerns!  902-368-6950

Please check your child’s hair for lice and eggs.  Please inform the school if you find that your child has head lice.  902-368-6950

You can also check the website – https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/head_lice

– or contact Health PEI Public Health Nursing

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