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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thank You Mr. Aitken!

On June 27th, the students and staff at West Royalty Elementary School said their final goodbye to Mr. Aitken who has been the Day Custodian since the school opened in 2000. To the students, Mr. Aitken has been more than a custodian. He has taken a genuine interest in each of the children, caring about their well-being. He always had time for a smile and a chat and he had a soft heart for the children that were going through tough times. The hallways of our school will seem empty without him next fall...

Thank you Mr. Aitken for being such a special part of our school community!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Enjoy your summer!

Well, this is IT!  The last day of school! Our girls jumped out of bed today with the same gusto as they did on the first day of school. It’s a toss up as to whether they are more excited about the fun day ahead of them today, or the many weeks of summer stretched out in front of them.

It really has been a great year! I cannot say enough thank yous to all of the incredibly dedicated parents within our school community. Without you, many of our initiatives and events throughout the year would not have been possible!  Whether it was a call for volunteers, cookies, or fudge, you did not disappoint!

Personally, it was a great experience to be involved with the Home and School this year. The executive group was fabulous and enthusiastic; thank you Janice, Wendy, and Krystal!  We were very fortunate to work with Mr. Gaudet and Mrs. Cameron. They get top marks for their support of Home and School initiatives. The depth of consideration they show toward the students at WRE is outstanding! They have created a wonderful environment at West Royalty.

I ran into Mr. Aitken at the school this morning... as busy as ever!  On behalf of the executive, we wish him a relaxing and enjoyable retirement.

Enjoy your summer. If you see Mother Nature around, remind her that it is officially summer now!  I’m optimistic that the sun will come out again... someday.

Cheers,
DB

Monday, June 20, 2011

Did you see the article in The Guardian on the weekend?

Our Acadian Re-Forestation Project got some well-deserved press this weekend...

"Shrub by shrub, tree by tree, the children at West Royalty Elementary in Charlottetown are making their forest garden the place to be for outdoor learning and recreational fun."

For the full story, click here:

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Arts/2011-06-18/article-2593672/Gaining-ground/1

Friday, June 10, 2011

Correction

Tanya Rowell's phone # was incorrect in yesterday's blog post - the correct # to contact is 393-8315. The correct information is now included on our website - click here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

HELP our playground grow!

Attention Businesses and Residents of the City of Charlottetown

The parents of West Royalty School, through the Home and School Association, are currently raising funds to support the purchase of additional playground equipment for the Kindergarten and Grade 1 play area.  Last year, West Royalty Elementary was very fortunate to have an addition built to accommodate the Kindergarten children. However, the children in grades K and 1 are sharing equipment originally intended for a smaller group. Currently 60% of the children at the school are under the age of 8.

The West Royalty Elementary Home and School Association is a vibrant group of involved parents who are committed to enhancing the school environment for all children and families of West Royalty Elementary. Over the years, we have contributed significant funds to the purchase of playground equipment for the changing needs of the school. In addition to the amount of funds currently put forth by the Home and School toward additional equipment for the K&1 area, we have a goal of raising $15,000.

The playground at West Royalty Elementary is well used by community members outside of school hours, and, while our focus is to support the needs of the school, we believe in providing a welcoming environment for the community as well. We hope that, in the spirit of partnership, you will consider making a donation to help us achieve our goal. Donors will be recognized on a donor sign to be located near the new play structure.

The amount of sign space allocated to donors will correspond to the category of their donation.
Platinum: $700 and above
Gold: $500 - 699
Silver: $300 - 499
Bronze: $100 - 299
Friendly acknowledgements: $50- $100

Every dollar helps!

To make a donation and have your name on the sign, please complete the form below and send it to the attention of Krystal Mayne no later than June 23, 2011.
e-mail: krystalmayne@live.com
fax: 902-894-2889
mail: 80 Commonwealth Ave.  Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7J9

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Krystal Mayne (krystalmayne@live.com or 394-2840) or Tanya Rowell (tanrowell@eastlink.ca or 393-8315), donation chairs.

We thank you for your generosity and look forward to working with you soon!

Sincerely,

West Royalty Home and School Association
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Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2011 Cavendish Beach Music Festival 4 Day Family Pass Draw

To raise money to support the purchase of new play equipment for the Kindergarten and Grade 1 students, the West Royalty Home and School Association is selling tickets on a 4 Day Family General Admittance Pass to this summer’s Cavendish Beach Music Festival, featuring some of the world’s greatest country music musicians. The Family pass includes 2 adult tickets and 2 children under 12 tickets (approx. retail value of $600.00). A very special thank you to Cara and Jeff Squires for providing this wonderful donation.

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please complete and return the ticket request form below and funds with your child to school no later than 12 noon on June 23, 2011. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

The winner will be announced at the school on Friday, June 24, 2011.The winner will be contacted and their name will be posted on the school's website.

Thank you for your support!

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Cavendish Beach Music Festival 4 Day Family Pass Draw

No. 1458 - Draw date June 24, 2011

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Amount Enclosed:  $_________________

Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1st Update

How did it get to be June already? It seems like only yesterday that the school year started! It’s an exciting time of the year for the children. The countdown has definitely begun! I am really looking forward to the Spring Concerts tonight and tomorrow. While you’re there, be sure to get some fudge or tickets on a Cavendish Beach Music Festival Family Pass in support of adding equipment to the K-1 playground area.

A huge THANK YOU to the families that showed their support of our clean up last Saturday! We made some great progress over a short period of time. We were able to really clean out of the beds at the front entrance of the school. The kids had fun digging and planting, and did a great job of picking up any garbage that was around the property.

A yearbook is in the works and will be available for purchase toward the end of the school year. A pre-order form was sent home this week with a deadline of June 8. Depending on the number of yearbooks pre-ordered, it is expected that the cost will be between $8 and $10 per yearbook.

The final Home and School Meeting of the school year will be held on June 14th 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 nominating the executive position of Treasurer for the 2011-2012 school year.

Cheers,
DB