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, October 29, 2013

Upcoming Presentation - Thriving Families, Schools, and Communities: ‘Resilience: What it Takes to Thrive’

Speaker?  Dr. Michael Ungar
Who?        Open to the Public  (Parents, Caregivers, Educators...)
When?      Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where?     Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Kent Street
Cost?         No Cost.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is both a family therapist and a Killam Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he co-directs the Resilience Research Centre that coordinates more than five million dollars in funded research in a dozen countries. That research is focused on resilience among children, adults and families and how they together survive adversity in culturally diverse ways.

He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on this topic and is the author of 11 books including The Social Worker, his first novel. In addition to his research and writing, Michael maintains a small family therapy practice in association with Phoenix Youth Programs, a prevention program for street youth and their families, and was the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Association of Social Workers National Distinguished Service Award. His work has been featured in numerous magazines (Reader's Digest, Body and Soul, Today's Parent) and newspapers (Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, USA Today) around the world, and he regularly appears on radio and television.

Among his many contributions to his community has been his role as Co-Chair of the Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Advisory Committee. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today's website.

Connect with Michael Ungar:   Twitter:@MichaelUngarPhD
Check out his blog at: www.psychologytoday.com

Presented by:
P.E.I. Home and School Federation with the support of the Department of Health and Wellness

Thursday, October 24, 2013

STOP Cyberbullying

West Royalty School was fortunate to have Dr. Parry Aftab, StopCyberbullying.org, come into the school on Wednesday October 23 to present a cyberbullying presentation to our grades 4, 5 and 6 students.

The clear message which was taught to the students was:
STOP (don’t respond to the bully)
BLOCK (block the person from access to your e-mail, facebook account) and
TELL (tell an adult about what happened)

Parents and students are encouraged to attend the StopCyberbullying Youth Summit on November 9th in Charlottetown.

Registration is full BUT you can still register if you indicate on the StopCyberbullying website that you are from West Royalty School. This is a FREE event with lunch provided.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 23rd

Don't forget our annual Walking School Bus on Wednesday, October 23rd! It looks like the weather will cooperate... but just in case, the rain date is the 24th. We will be leaving at 7:45 am from Stockman Drive, Upton Park, Soccer Field Entrance by Park West, Parricus Mead Subdivision and the WR Community Centre. If you would like to help or want more information, contact westroyaltyhs@gmail.com.

Monday, October 7, 2013

October Home & School Update

PLEASE NOTE that the school's October newsletter is NOW available on their website and will be posted there during the first week of each month. If you do not have regular access to the internet, notify your child’s teacher and a hard copy can be sent home. Here are a few items from the newsletter that you won't want to miss:

Our first H&S meeting of the school year is Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 pm in the Staff Room at the school. All are welcome!

The school will be hosting an Assembly of Thanks on Friday, October 11th at 1:45 pm. Students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items as a donation to Anderson House.

We will be holding our annual Walking School Bus on Wednesday, October 23rd (Rain date: 24th), leaving at 7:45 am from Stockman Drive, Upton Park, Soccer Field Entrance by Park West, and Parricus Mead Subdivision; leaving at 7:30 am from WR Community Centre. We have volunteers at some of the starting locations but more are always welcome! If you would like to help or want more information, contact westroyaltyhs@gmail.com.

The School Milk Program is offering a Free Milk Day on October 24th. If you already ordered online, go into the HotLunch website and remove it - your account will be credited.

The Halloween Dance will be held on October 25th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. You should have already received a ticket order sheet ($2/person). There will be a pumpkin carving contest, prizes for best costumes (parents that means you too!), and snacks... be sure to bring a few dollars along if you DARE to walk through the Haunted Hallway!! Please note that tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

If you would like to know more about the West Royalty Home and School Association, please contact the Executive at westroyaltyhs@gmail.com or by clicking on our names below. We welcome your input and involvement!

Secretary - Shawna MacDonald-Wong
Treasurer - Colleen Henderson
Vice-President - Cathy Nabuurs
Co-President - Denise Bulger
Co-President - Janice Murphy

Thursday, October 3, 2013

ONLINE Magazine Sales Extended Until October 13th

To assist students with late orders, online sales for the Magazine Campaign will be accepted until Sunday, October 13th. Place your orders at www.qsp.ca - our group number is 11843.

PLEASE NOTE: Orders will not be accepted at the school. NO exceptions!

A special THANK YOU to Lisa Fogarty, Karma McCallum, Lori Ann Dow, Sharon Cronin, Cathy Taylor-Bridges, Colleen Henderson, Janice Murphy, and WR alumni Shannon Murphy for all their help counting classroom orders.  We couldn't have done it without each of you!  Thank you!!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Magazine Campaign chairs:
Joanne Condon and Krystal Mayne