Shimmy Shakin’ and Healthy Eatin’

What a great time we had at our “Shimmy Shakin and Healthy Eatin” School Dance on March 21st. There was a great turnout of our Grade 3 students and their
parents/guardians. We even had our school mascot show up for a few songs!

We would like to thank Peter Crooks of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen for providing healthy snacks for our event!

Please take a look at some pictures taken from the dance below.

 

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Good News Story – Appreciation

We have been busy this school year revamping our Literacy Lab. We have reorganized the space to include a new area for the math manipulatives. In addition to this reorganization, we are pleased to announce that we have purchased a number of books and math resources through the generous support of our Home and School. Please take a look at the pictures below of our new Instructional Centre.

Home and School – Thanks for your continued support!

French Immersion Kindergarten 2018-2019 School Year Parent Information Meetings

The Public Schools Branch, in collaboration with Canadian Parents for French and the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, will host information meetings about opportunities for French Immersion Kindergarten. Kindergarten is the entry point for Early French Immersion. Parents who plan to register a child for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 – Charlottetown Family of Schools
    • Glen Stewart Primary School at 7:00 p.m.

Thank You – Pancake Breakfast

A big thank you to the Stratford Lions Club for hosting the  Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 30th for Glen Stewart Primary and Stratford Elementary Breakfast Programs.

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and came out to support this wonderful program!  It was a great time had by all!!

Clarification Re: Breakfast Program

Dear Parents,

In response to recent questions about our school breakfast program, I would like to provide the following clarification and context.

We have a wonderful breakfast program at Glen Stewart that has many benefits for children. It provides them with fuel for learning, social and emotional support, and it gets their day off to a good start.

We are totally committed to our breakfast program, and no child would ever be turned away or asked why they were there.

I am asking parents for your support in helping us to manage the size of our breakfast program which has become very large.

We have up to 300 of our 630 students, aged 4 to 8, attending the breakfast program on a daily basis. It is taking a long time to get children off the bus, in and out of the small space we have for the program in our front lobby, and then back to class. This is often at the expense of 15 to 20 minutes of instructional time.

With the support of Home and School, we are asking you to talk with your children and help them understand that under normal circumstances, they are strongly encouraged to go to the breakfast program on days when they haven’t eaten, and not on days when they have already had breakfast.

We will be monitoring the program over the next few weeks. If we find that the numbers haven’t adjusted, we may look at other models such as grab-and-go food options that students can access in their classrooms.

Thank you for speaking with your children and helping to ensure that our students continue to have a good breakfast program and all the benefits. Please feel free to contact me any time if you have questions or ideas.

 

Sincerely,

 

Anne Hall
Principal