Posted by: belfastcons | October 18, 2017

Announcements: Oct. 18, 2017

Good morning!  It is Wednesday, Oct. 18th and it is day 4 in our cycle.  We would like to welcome Maggie MacLeod who is here this afternoon.

In our lunchroom we are selling Famous Peppers pizza.

Volleyball practice today after school from 2:45 to 3:45.

Great job by the girls’ volleyball team last night in a tough 3-0 loss.  They played really well in exhibition and won 2 games.  Player of the game was Sofia Buffa who served well and made good passes.

Pictures are due.  Will accept late orders on Monday.

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to Lacey White on Friday.

Quote for the day – “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”  Franklin Roosevelt.

Have a great long week-end.  See you Monday!

 

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Posted by: belfastcons | October 17, 2017

Announcements: Oct. 17, 2017

Good morning!  It is Tuesday, Oct. 17th and it is day 3 in our cycle.  We would like to welcome Katie Hicken , Caley McLean and Arlene Buell  to our school.

In our lunchroom we are selling chicken wraps and grilled cheese.  Tomorrow is Famous Peppers pizza.

Newsletters going home today.

Good luck to our girls’ volleyball team when they play in Montague at 4 p.m.  There will be a practice tomorrow after school from 2:45 to 3:45.

Pictures are due back tomorrow.  Retakes are on Monday, Oct. 30 in the afternoon.

We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Hazel Terpstra and Kallie Gerritsen.

Quote of the day – “You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel.” Robert Tew.

Hope you have a great day!

 

 

Posted by: belfastcons | October 16, 2017

Montague Family of Schools Wellness Team

Student Well-being Team

The Student Well-being Team provides a new approach to delivering support services to children, youth and their families.  The main focus of the team is to improve access to services.  The team consists of two Student Outreach Workers, two Comprehensive Health Nurses and a Mental Health Social Worker. Staff, students and families can access this service through drop in times at the school or by speaking to the school counselor or connecting to one of the team members.  The main office for the team is in Montague Regional High School (call 902 838 0835 ext 241).

Posted by: belfastcons | October 16, 2017

Announcements: Oct. 16, 2017

Good morning!  It is Monday, October 16th and it is day 2 in our cycle.   Our grade 7/8/9 students are off to MIS at 11:45.

In our lunchroom we are selling chicken burgers.  Tomorrow are chicken wraps and grilled cheese.

Pictures due on Wednesday.  Retakes will be on Monday, Oct. 30th in the afternoon.

Congratulations to our Bulldog Pup of the Week – Lucas Dowling for helping a younger student when they were having trouble.

Congratulations to our Bulldog of the Week – Courtney Smith for showing responsibility in gym class for her physical fitness.  Both were selected by our day custodian, Lyndsey Flynn.

Girls’ volleyball game tomorrow at Montague Intermediate at 4 p.m.

Our quotes of the day will concentrate on our October theme of “responsibility”.

“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank”

Have a great day!

 

 

 

Posted by: belfastcons | October 13, 2017

Announcements: Oct. 13th

Good morning!  It is Friday, Oct. 13th and it is day 1 in our cycle.  We would like to welcome Nicole Butler, Adam Frances and Sarah Stewart.

In our lunchroom we are selling chicken fingers.  Monday will be chicken burgers.

We are having an ice cream party on Monday at 12:30 for the whole school!  Details to follow.  This is one of our prizes for doing so well in the magazine campaign!

Another big win from our girls’ volleyball team last night to improve on their season to a record of 3-0!  Emily Fleming was the player of the game.  Emily sacrificed her body 4 times diving for volleyballs!  Great work ladies!

Congratulations to the MRHS Men’s AA and A Golf Teams who won double gold at the PEISAA Championships yesterday.  Four of the six golfers were former Belfast students:  Evan Stewart, Cam White, Taylor Stewart, and Jack Munro.  Cam finished 1st in the province and Evan was 3rd!  Way to go boys!

Quote for the day – “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right!” – Franklin Roosevelt

Have a great week-end!

 

Posted by: belfastcons | October 12, 2017

Announcements: Oct. 12th

Good morning!  It is Thursday, October 12th and it is day 6 in our cycle.  We would like to welcome Marcia Roberts who is here.

In our lunchroom we are selling nachos and cheese.  Tomorrow will be chicken fingers.

We would like to welcome members of our Belfast Fire Dept. who are visiting our Grades K, 1 and 2 this morning.

Good luck to our girls volleyball team when they play Grace Christian here at 4:30.

Quote for the day – “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Suess

Have a great day!

 

Posted by: belfastcons | October 11, 2017

Announcements: Oct. 11, 2017

Good morning!  It is a beautiful, Wednesday, Oct. 11th and it is day 5 in our cycle.  We would like to welcome Marcia Peters and Chelsey MacDonald.

In our lunchroom we are selling Famous Peppers Pizza.

This week is Citizenship Week in Canada.  What does it mean to you to be Canadian?  Parents you can discuss this at home this evening!

A reminder this month is based on responsibility.  Responsibility means responsible for your thoughts, words and actions.  I am accountable for my choices.  I admit my mistakes and work to correct them.  People can depend on me to honor my commitments.  I demonstrate active citizenship.

Congratulations to this week’s Bulldog Pup of the Week, Alex Fitzpatrick.  He helped to pick up books voluntarily!

Congratulations to the Bulldog of the Week, Emily Fleming, who spent quality time in the gym with a younger student.  Both names were selected by Abby Miller.

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to Samantha Gillis!

Quote for the day – “Taking responsibility is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.”

Hope you have a great day!

Posted by: belfastcons | October 10, 2017

Announcements: Oct. 10, 2017

Good morning!  It is Tuesday, October 10th and it is day 4 in our cycle.  We would like to welcome Katie Hicken and Denise Carroll.

In our lunchroom we are selling chicken wraps and grilled cheese.

Quote for the day – “Don’t be just good to others, be good to yourself too!”

Hope you have a great day!  (Shortest announcements ever!)

Posted by: belfastcons | October 5, 2017

Provincial Home and School News

Home and School News, October 2017

  1. Semi-Annual Meeting – Date has been changed

The Semi-Annual meeting date has been changed to Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017,  5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,  Central Queens Elementary School, Hunter River, PEI.

What would your school look like if you could design it? What are your dreams for the students in your school? What are the most important aspects of education to consider during the planning process? How big is your school district? Is it a small district where everyone knows your name, or is it a large district where there is access to many resources? Are there connections to other organizations or locations outside of the school? Travel? Can spaces be designed to encourage quiet reflection? Creativity? Are the spaces created to emphasize individual work, collective work, work from a distance, or other options? How are students grouped? How is success defined? What are students learning? Who should be part of the discussion? What else should be considered?

These questions and more will be discussed at our Semi-Annual meeting.

Registration packages are being prepared and will be mailed to Home and School presidents next week.

 Nutrition and Healthy Eating Support from Health and Wellness – Did you know that there is a School Nutrition Policy for all PEI schools?  Morgan and Sharla, Healthy Eating Program Officers, Department Health and Wellness can come talk to your Home and School about:Topics: Healthy eating and current nutrition trends; School nutrition policy; Making sure your school food programs have best food options for student achievement and health; Helping Home and Schools deliver healthy eating related messages to a wider audience.  Contact Morgan Palmer RD mkpalmer@gov.pe.ca (902) 620-3899 or Sharla Goodwin RD (Bilingual) sagoodwin@gov.pe.ca     (902) 368-4319 for more details.

 Registration is Now Open: “Taking Your Club to the Next Level” – Breakfast Program Coordinator Training and Sharing Session  A sharing and learning session hosted by the Healthy Eating Program Officers, with the Breakfast Club of Canada.Topics: building community connections, accessing and using local food, problem solving and sharing, using and different cultural foods, school nutrition policy, etc. Register with:   Morgan Palmer RD     mkpalmer@gov.pe.ca   (902) 620-3899

  1. Sharla Goodwin RD (Bilingual)     sagoodwin@gov.pe.ca     (902) 368-4319
  2. Public Schools Branch
    The next meeting of the Public Schools Branch board of directors is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Location and time to be announced.

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The Guardian column “Home and School and You” published October 5, 2017

A vision for P.E.I. education

Semi-annual meeting Oct. 24 offers chance to explore new ideas for schools

What would your school look like if you could design it? What are your dreams for the students in your school? What are the most important aspects of education to consider during the planning process? How big is your school district? Is it a small district where everyone knows your name, or is it a large district where there is access to many resources? Are there connections to other organizations or locations outside of the school? Travel? Can spaces be designed to encourage quiet reflection? Creativity? Are the spaces created to emphasize individual work, collective work, work from a distance, or other options? How are students grouped? How is success defined? What are students learning? Who should be part of the discussion? What else should be considered?

These questions and more will be discussed at our Semi-Annual meeting. We have invited architects, planners from Public Works, government representatives and community members to join with us in designing a process for school change that works for citizens. If we decide that the vision for education in PEI should be that every child will reach their full potential, then our systems, policies and programs should reflect that. With an openness to new ideas and new ways of doing things, along with collaborative spirit and collective empathy, we can achieve that vision together. The semi-annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Central Queens Elementary School, Hunter River, PEI.  Registration packages will be mailed to Home and School presidents, and each school is encouraged to send representatives.

As always, the Federation is available to provide leadership training, facilitate meetings, and to help bring people in your school communities together around common goals and visions. This year, leadership training opportunities will be offered that are tailored to the needs of local associations. Our facilitators can help bring community members together to discuss common concerns, define their visions for their schools, or develop plans for action on school food. Contact the PEIHSF office at 902-620-3186 or, toll free, 1-800-916-0664, for more information and to book a parent leadership and engagement event.

The Federation has representation on the committee that will adjudicate the Community Food Security and Food Education Grants from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, which are due October 15. Home and school associations interested in this grant opportunity are encouraged to seek out partnerships with other community organizations and non-profits. The staff in our office, the Healthy Eating Program Officers at the Department of Health and Wellness, and the Community Development Officers at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries are available to assist you in this process. While we commend the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for its work on these grants, this is a small piece of the school food picture in PEI. The Federation will continue to advocate for a universal provincial school food strategy for all Island children and to bring people together around this common purpose.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch has not yet been scheduled, but I encourage you to watch their website for the announcement.

All federation resolutions and policies with responses from government and other decision-makers can be found at: www.peihsf.ca.

“Home and School and You” column is written by Lisa MacDougall, President, PEI Home and School Federation for The Guardian and published on the first Thursday of the month.  October 2017

 

Posted by: belfastcons | October 5, 2017

Announcements: Oct. 5, 2017

Good morning!! It is Thursday, Oct. 5th and it is day 3 in our cycle. We would like to welcome Alyssa Thaxter for Janice, Theresa Lambe, Marcia Peters, Katie Hicken and Adam Francis. Mr. Anderson is not here today.

Today in our lunchroom we are selling Nachos & Cheese.

Golf Results: Macy Hancock had a great round dropping her score by 3 strokes and Lacey White finished in 4th place. Great job girls!!

We would like to wish a Happy Birthday tomorrow to John Edison Langley.

Quote of the day- ” When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine”- Unknown

Have a great day and long weekend!

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