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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

QSP Campaign Closes Monday, Oct 3

Our Fall Raise-A-Reader Fundraiser is quickly coming to a close.   This weekend is your last chance to collect sales!  For those families who require additional time to collect those last minute orders, we have added a few important dates below!

Paper forms will be accepted until Thursday, October 6 at 3pm

Online orders will be accepted until Monday, October 10.

The best part is, you can continue to purchase items from our online store YEAR ROUND, all you need to do is enter our schools store ID 3730223 at  www.qsp.ca and ALL PROFITS will go directly to West Royalty Elementary!!


Thank you for your continued support!  Each year we are so fortunate to be able to afford the opportunity to support our teachers and students with the profits we raise through this FUNdrasier!


On behalf of all teachers, staff, students, and your Home and School, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Indigo Shop Night - September 29th and 30th!

West Royalty Elementary School is teaming up once again with Indigo to raise money for your child's homeroom class libraries.

Indigo will generously donate 20% of every purchase back to West Royalty Elementary School!  The donations will be divided up among each classroom to help the enrichment of their classroom libraries.

Come on out to the Charlottetown Indigo store on Thursday September 29th and Friday September 30th from 5:30-9:30pm to support the love of reading in our school !

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Walk to School Day - October 5th

We are just one week away from International Walk to School Day! For many parents, the car has become the main means of transporting children to and from school. The result has been a gradual decrease in the numbers of children walking and wheeling to and from school on a regular basis.

International Walk to School Day promotes: increasing daily physical activity, improving safety, enhancing the environment, reducing levels of crime, developing community cohesion, promoting social interaction and reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools.

Join us on Wednesday, October 5th (Rain date: 6th). We are hoping to have groups leaving from 3 locations this year. If you are available to volunteer at one of the following, or if you want to form a group of your own, please let us know:  Designated spots of departure are West Royalty Community centre,  West Royalty Soccer Field (Lower Malpeque Road), Parricus Mead subdivision. Leaving at 7:40am.  As with all school outings a valid criminal record check is required.

Groups usually meet at around 7:40 am and walk to school together. We still need a chairperson and volunteers at the starting locations.  The more the better! If you can help or want more information, contact westroyaltyhs@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Attention Grade Six Parents

The Home and School Association is in need of volunteers to  participate in fundraising efforts for the grade six year end activities.    We are looking for a chair person and volunteers to run this committee.  Committee members are needed as soon as possible.   If interested please contact westroyaltyhs@gmail.com.  

Thank you.

Thank you West Royalty Staff!

The West Royalty Home and School Association would like to say a huge thank you to the administrators, teachers and school staff who helped ensure all our children's safety during yesterdays school evacuation. 

It's reassuring to know our children are in such good hands everyday but especially during an event like the one we experienced yesterday. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

September Home and School Meeting Reminder

This Tuesday September 20th at 6:30 pm  is the first Home and School meeting for the 2016/2017 school year.  We will be meeting in the staff room at the school.  All are welcome and encouraged to come!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Family of Schools District Advisory Council Meeting



The Family of Schools District Advisory Councils will be holding our first meeting on October 5th for the 2016/17 school year!
At this meeting we will be discussing key priorities and issues that can be identified for our school community, and ways to address these priorities.
I would like to bring forward as much feedback as I can from you, the parents.  Topics of discussion can include a number of areas such as:



  • Technology In Learning
  • Assessments
  • Curriculum
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Learning Environment
  • Class Composition
  • Re-zoning
  • Instruction/Teaching
  • Scheduling
  • Parent/Student Learning Engagement


Please feel free to contact me at vanessaeford@hotmail.com or by telephone 902-213-6112 with your input on your child's education here on P.E.I. and have a voice to make a difference!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, devoted citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that has."-Margaret Mead

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

QSP MAGAZINE CAMPAIGN KICKOFF!!

It is time once again to KICK OFF the 2016/17 school year with our annual QSP MAGAZINE CAMPAIGN!!

We are excited to announce that not only can you share the LOVE OF READING with family, friends and neighbors through QSP's wide variety of digital and paper magazine's,  BUT now we've also added GIFTS WE LOVE!!  A little something for everyone.
As an added bonus, you may also shop all products sold by QSP online BEGINNING TODAY by using our school account # 3730223.  Products such as FALL BULBS, KITCHEN COLLECTIONS, CHOCOLATES, TREATS and MORE, with the option to have gifts and online products shipped to your child's school or anywhere across Canada.


The campaign will run from today September 14th to October 3rd 2016. All fundraising information will be outlined on the parent information page inside your childs QSP envelope package being sent home this Friday, Sept 16th.  Prize and prize credit details can be found on the back of your child's package envelope. 


**PLEASE MAKE ALL CHEQUES PAYABLE TO WEST ROYALTY HOME AND SCHOOL.**


This fundraising campaign is our MAIN FUNDRAISER here at West Royalty! Proceeds from the campaign allow us (the home and school) to purchase much needed equipment and supplies for all our children,  as well as support different home and school run events that happen throughout the school year. Without your help none of this would be possible!  So let's get he ball rolling!!


HAPPY SELLING!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Register Now for Bricks 4 Kidz After-School Classe

Bricks 4 Kidz is pleased to announce we will be offering after-school classes at West Royalty Elementary School. Classes follow the Bricks 4 Kidz® motto:
We Learn, We Build, We Play with… LEGO® Bricks.

When: Tuesdays from September 20 to October 25
Time: 2:35-3:35pm
Who: Students in Grades 1-6; Minimum of 10; Maximum of 20 students
Cost: $75/student (tax included) for the six week session

This is a hands on after school enrichment class where students design and build educational models including motorized machines. Each session has a theme with 2 levels of builds for grades 1-3 and advanced builds for grades 4-6.  Problem solving & critical thinking skills are developed while creativity and self-confidence are encouraged. Math & science are applied to real world situations while architecture and engineering concepts are explored. Our fun-filled model plans reinforce S.T.E.M. based principles using LEGO® Bricks.  Kids are motivated and retain more of what they learn when lessons are related to something they enjoy, like LEGO® Bricks!
At the end of the six week session, kids will get to take home their own custom-built mini-figure they created from our mini-figure factory.

We will also be looking for a parent volunteer to assist with the classes. In exchange, the parent volunteer will have the registration fee waived for their child. Parent volunteers must have a completed criminal background check and be permitted to work in the schools.

For more information, contact Amber Jadis, ajadis@bricks4kidz.com.

To register please visit http://www.bricks4kidz.com/canada-princeedwardisland-charlottetown/ Select View Classes and Enroll in the West Royalty Elementary School After-school Classes. To keep up-to-date on programs Bricks 4 Kidz offers, Like our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/b4kpei) or Follow us on Twitter (@Bricks4KidzPEI)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Important Dates for September

Sept 9th -  Return School Forms

Sept 12th - First Week for Food Orders

Sept 13th - Meet the Staff Night (6:30pm)

Sept 14th - Magazine Campaign Assembly 

Sept 20th - Grade 6 HPV Vaccine 

Sept 20th - Home and School Meeting (6:30 pm)

Sept 23rd - Professional Learning Day (No School)

Sept 28th - Terry Fox Run (loonie/toonie donation) 



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dr. Helen MacDonald Collaboration Facilitation Scholarship

The Dr. Helen MacDonald Collaboration Facilitation Scholarship is an initiative of the PEI Home and School Federation to nurture a new generation of educational leaders, with an eye to seeing their talents used to help home and school, locally and provincially, become even better at those collaborative discussions.

The scholarship covers the full tuition costs for candidates to obtain a Collaborative Leadership and Facilitation Certificate from the University of Prince Edward Island.

For more information go to http://peihsf.ca/scholarship 

The deadline for applicants is September 14 by 4:00 pm.


To apply you must be a member of a local home and school association in Prince Edward Island.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Home and School Leadership Training Workshops

Home and School Leadership Training workshops will be held on Monday, September 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Morell consolidated and Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30-8:30 at Queen Elizabeth Elementary.  

Any Home and School Volunteers are welcome.

You will learn where you fit into the education system, executive roles, committee roles, other volunteer roles, how to engage with the federation, how to communicate effectively with local board and department of education, how to  advocate for change and where change is needed in the system.
The workshop is free to all volunteers island wide!  Free handouts and light refreshments provided!


If you are interested please register at:
902-620-3186
1-800-916-0664
privacy@edu.pe.ca

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Back to School Safety Tips

School resumes Tuesday Sept 6th and there is no better time to brush up on some key safety tips.

Prince Edward Island RCMP have posted some great information for drivers, students and parent/guardians at  http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/en/news/2016/2/time-head-back-school-and-rcmp-pei-have-safety-tips.

Read up and have a happy and safe back to school.