IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Monday, February 9th will be Day 6 in our school cycle. https://stjeanelementary.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/2015-02-05-13_16_22-concert-for-mary-poster-1-pdf-adobe-reader.png?w=540 Also, please click the link below for information on a fundraiser concert being held for St. Jean Elementary student Mary MacDonald this Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Holy Redeemer Hall in Charlottetown. Concert-for-Mary-poster (1)

HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS – January 2015

 ****Principals/Secretaries/Home and School Associations are asked to please POST the following news items in school newsletters, websites and blogs.

 1.   2015   EXTRA MILE AWARDS

Nominate a school staff person for this award by Friday, January 9, 2015 Find criteria at:

http://peihsf.ca/content/awards

2. Workshops for Members: Identifying issues in education for action

Monday, January 26th – Montague Consolidated School, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 27th – Elm Street Consolidated School, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 29th – Spring Park Elementary School, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A series of three workshops bringing together home and school members to work together to identify issues in education that would benefit from our attention. The meetings will begin with a brainstorming session to identify the range of issues of concern, and will then collectively select a subset of those issues and break into small groups to identify possible actions, resolutions, or projects that can help to address them.           The workshops, which are open to all members and do not require pre-registration; members are invited to attend the meeting nearest to them, and local home and schools are encouraged to invite parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff from their schools to attend.

 

 3. RESOLUTIONS are about change

Do you see a need for change in PEI’s education system? The Federation promotes equal

opportunity for all PEI students by passing pertinent resolutions at Annual General Meetings

and then forwarding these to decision-makers who can make changes for the benefit of all

Island students. Deadline to submit resolutions: January 30th, 2015.

 

 4. Parent Leadership Grants due January 30th

Parent Leadership Grant Program – Submit project proposals by: January 30, 2015. http://peihsf.ca/content/parent-leadership-grants

  1. 2015 TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK February 9-15th

Plan to celebrate teachers and other school staff by forming a planning committee in January.

More tips at: http://peihsf.ca/content/celebrate-national-eacherstaff-appreciation-week

  1. 63rd PEI Home and School Federation Annual General Meeting

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation will hold its 63rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, April 11, 2015. All Member Home and School Associations are invited and welcome to attend the AGM.   Each Association is asked to designate five of your school’s attendees as voting delegates. Associations are encouraged to include teachers, administrators and staff as delegates.

New Math Link!

Welcome to IXL! – Math

www.ixl.com/signin/stjeanpe  (Please bookmark this website)

IXL is a comprehensive, curriculum-aligned math practice program offering unlimited problems in thousands of skills. One of the best things about IXL is that students can access it from school and from home!

To get unlimited practice, tracking, and awards, be sure to sign in to your IXL account! Enter your username and password on this page and click “Sign in.” If you do not know your username or password, please ask your teacher. And remember to bookmark this page for easy access.        ( Your “username” is your first initial and your last name (eg. jdoe ). Your password is a word with two numbers : eg. hide23  or  23hide.

After signing in, click on your grade to select skills to practice. You can place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question. Or, click the Awards tab to begin conquering challenges and uncovering prizes!

IXL – Practice and excel!

Jersey Day at St. Jean!

To celebrate a belated Jersey Day in Canada, St.Jean staff and students are going to be sporting jersey’s at school tomorrow, Dec. 4th!

We can’t wait to see the various types of jerseys you have in store!

Did You Know?

RAZ KIDS Online Reading Program was been purchased last year, and it’s subscription will be available to each St. Jean students until December 2014.
Each student’s account is set up at an appropriate reading level for him or her, which was explained in the letter that accompanied the student username and password sent home within the past few weeks.

Please encourage your child to access the Raz-Kids website at home for additional reading practice!
http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login

Overview:
-Raz-Kids makes reading accessible (and fun) like never before
-Raz-Kids delivers hundreds of interactive, leveled eBooks
-Every leveled eBook has an accompanying eQuiz to test reading comprehension
-Students can listen to books for modeled fluency and read books for practice
-Raz-Kids is now on the iPhone, and iPod Touch!

Terry Fox Run

The St. Jean Terry Fox run will take place next Thursday, September 25 in the afternoon. Students in grades K, 1, 2 will remain on school grounds for their run, while grades 3-6 students will be running, jogging, or walking a route mapped out close to the school.

Students and staff will have the opportunity to fund-raise for this great cause, by purchasing ‘sneaker cut-outs’ for the price of .50 cents each. These sneakers will be displayed around the school.

We are looking forward to another amazing Terry Fox event here at St. Jean Elementary.

BBQ & Meet the Teacher!

The Home and School Executive would like to welcome all parents and students to St Jean Elementary’s Back to School BBQ & Meet the Staff Night.
Date: Wednesday, September 10
Time: 6:00pm
Location: School courtyard (If raining –gymnasium)
PLEASE ENTER SCHOOL VIA STEWART STREET :)

The first Home and School Meeting for the year will take place, Tuesday, Sept. 16 @ 6:30pm. Please refer to the newsletter regarding this information sent home via mass email and copy sent home with students (attached link below).

https://stjeanelementary.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/sept-h-s-letter.pdf

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