April 22nd (Thursday)–DAY 1

No recess intramurals today.
After School Volleyball. Pick Up Time: 3:35 a.m.
Girls: Tuesday, April 27th/Monday, May 3rd/Thursday, May 13th
Boys: Today–Thursday, April 22nd/Wednesday, April 28th/Wednesday, May 5th/Wednesday, May 12th
A number of students were recognized today for displaying the “caring” character trait on an on-going basis.
Great news! The local Bookmark will be donating a variety of books to our school from the proceeds of their recent fundraising event. Thank you!!
We remind parents/guardians to check the weather network prior to sending students to school in the mornings. It may look sunny and nice; however, it may turn cold, snowy and wet by recess time. Students can enjoy their outside recess when they are dressed for the elements. In light of the muddy, sloppy, spring weather, please send an extra change of clothing in kitbags.
The April newsletter from the PEI Home & School Federation is posted below these announcements.
May 7th (Friday)–Area Association Professional Development Day–No Classes
May 24th (Monday)–Statutory Holiday–No Classes
May 27th (Thursday Evening)–Welcome to Kindergarten
June 4th (Friday)–Kindergarten Orientation for students
EARLY CLOSURE/Delays/Cancellations:
Please tune into the radio/Public Schools Branch web page for delays, cancellations or early closures. Prince Street School is part of the Charlottetown Family of schools.
Please Note: If school is delayed, the Breakfast Program is cancelled for that day.
Kindergarten Registration:
If you know of anyone who is living in our zone and hasn’t registered their child for Kindergarten, please advise them to contact us as soon as possible (902-368-6950).

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Home and School Federation News–April, 2021

1.         68th Annual Meeting, May 10th
The Federation’s 68th Annual Meeting will be held May 10th, 2021, virtually on Zoom.  Registration and meeting materials will be circulated electronically in April.
2.         School Crossing Guard Award
This award recognizes school crossing guards on Prince Edward Island for their service in keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school each day. Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, staff, and members of the community at large may, through their local Home and School associations, nominate a school crossing guard from their school community for this award. Deadline for Nominations: April 23, 2021
More information at: School Crossing Guard Award
3.         Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program Consultations.
Share your ideas! Currently, 76% of Island four-year olds are enrolled in pre-kindergarten.  A new universal pre-kindergarten program will help ensure that cost is not a barrier to a child’s development and success.  An Online Survey here is open until April 9, 2021 / Email to: prekindergarten@gov.pe.ca  / Mail to: Dept. Education PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
4.         New Program to Connect Children Waiting for Autism Assessments with Interventions
A new Health PEI program will provide early intervention for children who are awaiting an autism assessment from a psychologist.  The Social ABCs is for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months. The Social ABCs program, for children between ages 12 and 36 months, has been successful in other parts of Canada. Parents have seen a significant increase in positive affect-sharing and social communication in toddlers.  Click for Autism Assessments details.
5.         Public Schools Branch – Info for Parents and Students (Live Links)
– Zoning and Transportation– 2021/2022 Late French Immersion Information and Registration 
– Helping Children Cope With Threats – Tips for Families and Educators
– Pediculosis (Head Lice) Management Protocol (August 2018)
– Provincial School Calendar for 2020/2021
– Safe & Caring Learning Environments
~~  Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction = CCSA is leading an exciting initiative, with support from Health Canada, to update Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines by 2022 using the latest evidence. We are holding a six weekonline public consultation to inform the update to the guidelines.
The consultation survey is open to all people in Canada from March 8 until April 18.
~~  Upcoming PEI Volunteer Food Safety Presentations = Signup. FREE: envhealth@ihis.org / 902-368-4970
~~Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence = Nominate an educator who has gone above and beyond for a PM Award for Teaching Excellence by April 27/21.   www.canada.ca/pm-awards.
~~Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds OutClass = Giving away a FREE outdoor classroom: 20 student desk/seats, a teacher podium and an outdoor chalkboard, shipped and set up free for the winning school. Requires 2 simple steps: 1. Click on this live link to register to receive a ballot. 2. Submit the ballot (this will need to be approved by the principal).~~EdCan NETWORK = Learning resources K-12; Five strategies that parents can use to support the well-being of middle and high school children.
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: 902-620-3187Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664
(PEI only) http://www.peihsf peihsf@edu.pe.ca
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/peihsf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/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.

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