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, February 25, 2014

Anti-Bullying Books NOW AVAILABLE at West Royalty School Library

Many new anti-bullying books were purchased with funds from the PEI Home & School Federation's Parent Leadership Grant in February 2014. These titles are now available in our school library to be checked out/borrowed. Please visit the library to take advantage of these resources.

Thanks to our Teacher Librarian, Karen MacKinnon for taking care of cataloguing these books so efficiently. 

EASY PICTURE BOOKS:

  • The Bully Blockers Club. Bateman, Teresa. E BAT WRSX22208
  • The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing. Berenstain, Stan and Jan. E BER WRSX22228
  • Just Kidding. Ludwig, Trudy. E LUD WRSX22226, WRSX22227
  • My Secret Bully. Ludwig, Trudy. E LUD WRSX22205
  • Trouble Talk. Ludwig, Trudy. E LUD WRSX22220
  • Say Something. Moss, Peggy. E MOS WRSX22206, WRSX22207
  • The King of the Playground. Naylor, Phyllis. E NAY WRSX22218, WRSX22219
  • Words Are Not For Hurting. Verdick, Elizabeth. E VER WRSX22221

FICTION CHAPTER BOOKS:
  • Bully On The Bus. Bosch, Carl W. F BOS WRSX22213
  • The Hundred Dresses. Estes, Eleanor. F EST WRSX22215
  • The Call of the Bully. Starkey, Scott. F STA WRSX22209
  • How To Beat the Bully Without Really Trying. Starkey, Scott. F STA WRSX22210

NON FICTION BOOKS:
  • Why Good Kids Act Cruel. Pickhardt, Carl. 155. 42 PIC WRSX22223
  • Dear Bully. Hall, Megan. 302.3 BOL WRSX22214
  • Confessions of a Former Bully. Ludwig, Trudy. 302.3 LUD WRSX22229, WRSX222230
  • Bullies Are A Pain In The Brain. Romain, Trevor. 302.3 ROM WRSX22212
  • Coping With Cliques. Sprague, Susan. 302.3 SPR WRSX22225
  • Sticks and Stones. Bazelon. Emily. 302.34 BAZ WRSX22235, WRSX22236
  • Little Girls Can Be Mean. Anthony, Michelle. 371.5 ANT WRSX22216
  • No Kidding About Bullying. Drew, Naomi. 371.5 DRE WRSX22224
  • The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander. Coloroso, Barbara. 637.8 COL WRSX22232
  • Bullied. Goldman, Carrie. 637.8 GOL WRSX22231
  • Stop Bullying Bobby! Smith-Manseil, Dana. 637.8 SMI WRSX22222
  • How To Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies. Cohen-Posey, Kate. 646.7 COH WRSX22211
  • Bullying Prevention What Parents Need To Know. Craig, Wendy. 646.7 CRA WRSX22233
  • Bullied. Goldman, Carrie. 637.8 GOL WRSX22231

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NON FICTION:
  • The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander. Coloroso, Barbara. PD 304 COL WRSX22217

Do you have ideas for future Parent Engagement sessions? If so, please let us know at westroyaltyhs@gmail.com.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Re-scheduled French Immersion Meeting - THIS Wednesday

Parents of students in Grade 6, PLEASE NOTE:

The rescheduled French immersion information meeting for parents of incoming grade seven students will take place at Queen Charlotte School in the cafeteria at 7:00 on Wednesday, February 26.  Please enter the school through the triple doors on the Simmons Arena side of the school.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2012-13 SHAPES-PEI Provincial Student Health Profile

The results of the 2012-13 School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System (SHAPES-PEI) Provincial Student Health Profile were released on February 10th by the University of Prince Edward Island, along with the PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the PEI Department of Health and Wellness.

SHAPES-PEI gathers information from students in grades 5 through 12 about healthy eating, physical activity, mental fitness, and bullying. This is the third release of data since SHAPES-PEI began in 2008 and it is the first time the team included bullying questions in its survey.

Highlights from the 2012-13 SHAPES-PEI survey include:
• 70% of students report high levels of mental fitness (up from 66% in 2008)
• 26% of students reported being bullied (verbal, cyber or physical) in the 30 days prior to the survey
• 70% of students are considered to be in a healthy weight category for their age, however 27% are still considered overweight or obese (unchanged from 2010)
• 36% of students reported eating fruit or vegetables more than six times the day before the survey (down from 42% in 2008)
• 18% of students reported eating high fat/sugary/salty snacks or drinks more than seven times the day before the survey (down from 30% in 2008).

SHAPES-PEI is implemented in collaboration with the national Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), funded by Health Canada, which collects data from Island students on tobacco, drug, and alcohol use. The provincial tobacco, drug, and alcohol use results, collected by the YSS in conjunction with the SHAPES-PEI survey, is expected to be officially released by Health Canada in June 2014.

Full copies of the 2012-13 SHAPES-PEI Provincial Student Health Profile are available by request, or by visiting www.upei.ca/cshr/SHAPES or www.gov.pe.ca/healthyschoolcommunities.

For the full press release from the PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week - February 9 - 15, 2014



The 26th National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is celebrated by the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation and local Home and School Associations to encourage all parents, students and the wider community to recognize the important contributions, both personal and professional, of teachers and school staff to the lives of children and their education.

Every school has dedicated teachers and school staff members, such as administrative assistants, educational assistants, guidance counselors, custodians and bus drivers. Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week lets them know that they are appreciated; that we want to work with them and that we are on the same team.

National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week was started in 1988 by the Canadian Home and School Federation. It is a way to give parents and others concerned with children and their education the opportunity to join in nation-wide demonstrations of support for Canada's schools and their teachers and other staff members.

Home and School Association members know that, to foster a positive learning environment and excellence in education, it is essential that competent and caring educators have the support and involvement of parents and community.

Monday, February 3, 2014

February Newsletter POSTED ONLINE!


The West Royalty School Newsletter has been posted to the school website. CLICK HERE for the February Newsletter.

http://www.gov.pe.ca/edu/westroyalty/files/2013/10/Feb-3-2014.pdf


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bullying Resources

Thanks to support from a PEI Home & School Federation's Parent  Engagement Grant, the West Royalty Home & School Association held a successful information night on January 28th on "The Various Types of Bullying - What Parents Need to Know".

Dr. Jackie Goodwin presented a wide variety of information on bullying, focusing not only on the victim but also bystanders and those who bully, and how to approach each scenario from the perspective of  parents and teachers.

With the funding, we ordered a number of resource books of interest to students, teachers and parents - these will be available in the library later this month.  An excellent resource is also available online at: http://www.prevnet.ca/