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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mark your calendars for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher /Staff  Appreciation Week is February 12th - 18th! 

If you have charger plates and/or door prizes, please contact Heather MacKenzie or Lori Ferguson-Brown. Volunteers are also still needed to monitor classrooms on February 16th while the teachers are treated to lunch. If you can assist with any of these items, please contact: Heather @ 892-2324 or Lori @ 894-8367

Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Canada-Wide Science Fair 2012 (CWSF 2012) Launch at UPEI

The Canada-Wide Science Fair is coming to PEI this year for the first time ever!  UPEI will be hosting CWSF 2012 from May 13th - 18th and we are excited to have this great event on the island.

The first national CWSF competition with 45 student winners representing 12 regions was held in 1962. Since then, this national competition has grown to more that 100 regional science fairs across Canada. Needless to say, the 2012 CWSF is a tremendous opportunity for the winning students who represent these regions and who will be competing for the national awards organized by Youth Science Canada and the local Host (UPEI) in partnership with government and local businesses. It is also a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist with the delivery of this event.

Volunteers will be needed in many capacities from judging to hospitality, communications, food services, administration, school tours, exhibit set up, decorating, public viewing and more. It is estimated that some 200 to 300 volunteers will be needed in the various capacities. If you have some time that you could contribute, please contact John Burka at burka@upei.ca If you are particularly interested in judging, you should contact the Chief Judge, Barry Linkletter blinkletter@upei.ca) ... you can both judge and volunteer for other activities! Francophone judges (and volunteers) are particularly needed.

The Host Committee is planning a Community Launch for the Fair with an opportunity to sign up as a volunteer. This will take place from 4-5PM on Thursday, January 19th at the Atlantic Veterinary College Learning Commons.  Enter the main doors of the AVC and turn left into the hall with the big windows and overlook the UPEI campus.  We would like to have all our volunteers signed up by mid- February so we can order appropriate clothing and supplies.

John Burka, Volunteer Coordinator, CWSF 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

As we take our first steps into 2012, we look forward to working together to make this another great year at West Royalty. Stay tuned for lots of opportunities for fun and fellowship in and around the school.

A new Home and School Tool Kit has been developed to help families navigate their child's learning journey. The kit is part of the PEI Home and School Federation's Parent Engagement Initiative which is supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Check it out here.

Enjoy the snow!

Your H&S Executive