Welcome to the West Royalty Home & School Association!

We hope that this site will help keep you informed of what's going on at West Royalty Elementary School and allow you to become actively involved in your child's educational experience.

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15th Update

THE ROBINS ARE HERE! I wonder if they realize how happy we are to see them at this time of the year! I know it’s been Spring on the calendar for almost a month, but it seems real once the robins arrive! However, the snowsuits and boots will linger around for a few more weeks... just in case!

It is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, so I’d like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to the many volunteers who support Home and School initiatives throughout the year. Volunteering is a very rewarding experience, and we do appreciate the help that many of our parents provide to ensure the success of our events and support of the school community. If you want to help, but are not sure about the commitments involved, please get in touch with us and we can give you an idea.

The next opportunity to roll up your sleeves is coming soon! For those of you with a green thumb, we are planning a Spring Clean-Up at the school for families to come out and help tidy up, spruce up the beds, trim the trees, and give the grounds some TLC. The tentative date is May 28 in the morning.

The Literacy Event for parents of children in grades 3-6 will be held on April 19th. If you have not received a registration form, please contact the school ASAP. As with the event for the early grades, there will be a movie playing for any children who attend.

The PEI Home and School Federation Annual General Meeting will be held this Saturday morning in Charlottetown. If you would like to attend, please contact a member of the executive ASAP.

A yearbook is in the works and will be available for purchase toward the end of the school year. If you have taken any photos at school events that you would like to share for possible inclusion, please send them to westroyaltyhs@gmail.com for review.

Our next Home and School Meeting will be held on May 10th at 6:30 in the staff room. All parents are welcome to attend as we discuss many important issues for the children of West Royalty. A few important discussion items from the recent meeting include:

  • There is an executive position available for the coming school year, and we will be going through the nomination process soon. 
  • For the upcoming school year, there will be a parent involved in the schools Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee. 
  • An ad hoc committee is being formed to plan and oversee the development of the K-1 playground into the future. If you are interested in participating, contact Krystal Mayne.

If any of these interest you, please let us know.

Cheers,
DB

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bus 190 Update

Please be aware that it is the second bus run for bus #190 that has had some changes to allow the children to arrive at the school on time. If your children were affected by this change, a letter was sent home on Tuesday April 5th.  The affected neighborhoods are: Sandlewood St., Donald Dr., Parricus Mead, and Upton Road. I apologize for the confusion that this has caused for some parents.

DB

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6th Update

I saw two geese yesterday wandering aimlessly over West Royalty. Not robins, but I’ll take it!

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing March Break. Can you believe we are down to the last few months of the school year? Where has all the time gone?

I wanted to share some success that the executive of the West Royalty Home and School has recently achieved. Bus 190 has been arriving late at the school all year. For those of you with children on this bus run, you know what I am talking about. The children are missing socialization, announcements, and settling in time at the start of their day. We recently wrote a letter to the ESD expressing our concerns with the situation. As of tomorrow, the situation will be resolved. The children will travel on a different bus that will see them arrive with plenty of time to get organized and start their day off in a better way.

Our next Home and School Meeting will be held on April 12th at 6:30 pm in the staff room. All parents are welcome to attend as we discuss many important issues for the children of West Royalty. We will be discussing available executive positions for the coming school year.  If you are interested in being involved, we’d love to hear from you.

The Literacy event for parents of children in grades 3-6 will be held on April 19th. If you have not received a registration form, please contact the school ASAP.

The PEI Home and School Federation Annual General Meeting will be held in Charlottetown on April 16th from 8:45-1:15. If you would like to attend, please contact one of the executive members ASAP.

For those of you with a green thumb, we are planning a Spring clean up at the school for families to come out and tidy up, spruce up the beds, trim the trees, and give the grounds some TLC. Stay tuned for details.

A yearbook is in the works and will be available for purchase toward the end of the school year. If you have taken any photos at school events that you would like to share for possible inclusion, please send them to westroyaltyhs@gmail.com for consideration.

Cheers,
DB