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.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Gift Campaign Items, Halloween Dance, Poinsettia Sales

Gift Campaign Items 
The Gift Campaign items are arriving this week!  We expect items to be sent home on Wednesday and Thursday!  For families who had large purchases, arrangements will be made for you to pick up your orders.  

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser. 

Halloween Dance

West Royalty’s “Halloween Dance Party” is just around the corner. The Dance will be held on Friday October 27th from 6:00 to 7:30pm.  Students must be accompanied by an adult and admission is $2.00 per person.  Dress up in a costume and come enjoy an evening of dancing fun with your children!!

For the daring, there will be a Haunted Hallway AND there will also be candy bags for sale, along with a Jelly Bean Jar Guessing Game.  Be sure to bring a few loonies along with you.

 Poinsettia Sales
Poinsettias are being sold by the grade six classes for $16. Numbers are limited but you can pre-order through a grade 6 student until October 27th.  They will also be on sale on October 30 on a first come first serve basis.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Parent Engagment and Grade Six Poinsettia Fundraiser

Parent Engagement

The next West Royalty Parent Engagement session will take place this upcoming Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30pm in the school library.   The guest speaker will be Peter Mutch, MSc, BMT, MTA, CCC and Executive Director of the Catholic Family Service Bureau.  He will lead a discussion focused on mental health and anxiety in school children.  All are welcome to attend this Free session.  Light snacks and door prizes will be provided. 

Grade Six Poinsettia Fundraiser

The grade 6 students will begin their poinsettias fundraiser on Monday October 16th until Friday October 27th. .  Poinsettias are $16.00 each.  Anyone who wishes to pre-order can get in touch with a grade 6 student.

Sales are on first come first serve basis and will begin after the pre-order deadline of October 27th.  A separate sales event will occur on Thursday Evening, November 16th and Friday Morning November 17th during parent teacher interviews.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Raise-A-Reader Magazine & Gift Campaign Coming to a Close, October Parent Engagement, Grade Six Graduation Volunteer Meeting

Our annual Raise-A-Reader Magazine and Gift Campaign is coming to a close this week!

Paper orders are due to the school, Monday Oct 2nd. For anyone who still has orders coming in, ALL paper orders must be submitted to the school no later than Thursday, October 5th, Count Night.  After Thursday, late orders can only be accepted online until approximately October 13th to receive prize credit

Online code: 3730223 or simply enter West Royalty School at qsp.ca

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help with count night.  All you need is a pen and a calculator.  If you are available, please email westroyaltyhs@gmail.com.
Proceeds from this fundraiser allow us to run several events throughout the year, purchase classroom items for teachers, books, technology, field trips, healthy snack, and much, much more!  This year a larger portion of the proceeds will be allocated to assisting the school in expanding the basketball and outside play area and we are more than happy to assist.
Our online store is open year-round!  All purchases any time of year help our school!

On behalf of teachers, administration, students, and the Home and School, we thank you for your support.  Happy Shopping!

October Parent Engagement

On Thursday, October 19 at 6:30, we will be holding our second Parent Engagement Session at the school.  This session will focus on how to help students dealing with anxiety and mental health in the classrooms but also on how it affects their classmates.  More details and information will be shared closer to the event.  To register, please email westroyaltyhs@gmail.com

Grade Six Graduation Volunteer Meeting 

A meeting for parent volunteers who wish to participate in fundraising and planning activities for this year’s Grade six graduation will take place on October 10th at 6:00 pm in the teachers’ lounge.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Walking School Bus and Orange Shirt Day

Our annual Walking School Bus will be Wednesday, October 4th.  We will be leaving at 7:40am from:
- Soccer Field Entrance by Park West Subdision
- Parricus Mead Subdision
- West Royalty Community Center
If you would like to help or want more information, contact westroyaltyhs@gmail.com

Every child matters. Our school will be participating in Orange Shirt Day on October 4, 2017.  This day is an oppotunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.  

Monday, September 25, 2017

Magazine Campaign

We are entering our final week for our annual Raise A Reader Magazine and Gift Campaign.

Paper orders are due to the school Oct 2nd. All late orders can be accepted online only until approximately October 13th.

Online code: 3730223.

Please submit your orders online, if possible, to reduce the money coming in to the school to count.

On behalf of teachers, administration, students, and the Home and School, we thank you for your support.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Reminders for this Week - Sept 25th to the 29th

 Home and School Meeting and Parent Engagement

Just a reminder that the first Home and School Meeting of the 2017/2018 will take place this Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm.  There is a parent engagement session scheduled to follow the meeting at 7:00pm.  The topic of the presentation will be the Importance of Healthy Snacks and Lunches.  All are welcome to attend. 

Terry Fox Run 

On Wednesday September 27th the school will be participating in the annual Terry Fox Run.  Loonie/Toonie donations will be accepted on behalf of this important cause. 

School Pictures
School Pictures will be taken This week.  Picture day for KA, KB, and grades 2, 4 and 6 will be on Thursday September  28th.  KC,  KD and grades 1, 3 and 5 will have their pictures taken on Friday September 29th.  


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Magazine & Gift Campaign, Indigo Shop Night, Math Club, Parent Engagement

Home and School Meeting and Parent Engagement

The West Royalty Home and School Committee would like to invite all parents to attend the first Home and School Meeting of the 2017/2018 school year.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm.  
There is a parent engagement session scheduled to follow the meeting at 7:00pm.
The session will be presented by Jenneca Pomeroy on the importance of healthy snacks and lunches.  There will be an opportunity to sample the snacks as well as a question and answer period following the presentation.   
Both the meeting and parent engagement session will take place in the staff room at West Royalty School.  

Magazine & Gift Campaign 

Our annual Magazine & Gift Campaign began on September 15th and runs until October 2nd. 
On Friday each child was sent home with a package that includes 150 magazine titles and 90 gift items to share with their family and friends!
Shop online at qsp.ca and enter the online code 3730223 for an even wider variety of gift items such as Vessey's Bulbs, photo Calendars, books, over 500 magazine titles and more! All profits stay in the school and go directly to improve classrooms, school equipment, and literacy improvements such as non-fiction books as well as many other initiatives throughout the year.  
Thank you for your support.

Indigo Shop Night

West Royalty School will be hosting a shop night at Indigo Charlottetown on Tuesday, September 19th from 5:30-9:00 pm.  
With every purchase, Indigo will donate 20% back to West Royalty Elementary School.  
All money raised will be put into Literacy needs in classrooms. 
This is a great time to stock up on books and maybe even do some early Christmas shopping.
At the same time, you will be giving back to your child’s school. Looking forward to seeing you at Indigo on September 19th

Math Club

The West Royalty Elementary Math Club is scheduled to start up this week!
The club is a fantastic opportunity to work on improving math skills (+,-, ÷, × among other things) and critical thinking skills.  The aim is to make students confident and comfortable with math. The Math Club is a yearlong commitment.
The students will participate in the Caribou Math Contest 6 times in the year which is an international math competition.   cariboutests.com

Math Club Gr 3/4 Wednesday 2:40-3:40
Math Club Gr 5/6 Thursday 2:40-3:40

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Welcome Back

We hope everyone had a fantastic summer vacation.  We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to this school year.  

Meet the Staff night will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30pm.  This is a great  opportunity to meet school staff and the Home and School executive.  Come and check out the volunteer opportunities available at the school.  

Our first Home and School meeting on September 26th at 6:30pm in the teacher's lounge.  All are welcome!

Please remember to fill out the Home and School attachment in the newsletter and return it to your child's home room class.  

Check The Guardian newspaper every month for the monthly Home and School news column written by Lisa MacDougall, President PEI Home and School Federation.  

The PEI Home and School Federation is available to provide leadership training.  If you are interested in becoming more involved as a local Home and School volunteer please contact the Federation Office at 902-620-3186 or peihsf@edu.pe.ca to arrange a training workshop.  

The Learning Partners Advisory Council is organizing #LearnDay, a free, full-day conversation on learning. Keynote speaker George Couros will share the ideas presented in his book, The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.  #LearnDay takes place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Holland College’s Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown. Registration is now open at: http://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/register-learnday

The PEI Home and School Federation Semi-Annual will be held on October 17th.  This meeting is open to parents, guardians, teachers and staff at our school.  

Look for updates on upcoming events as the year progresses.  Please subscribe to our updates so you don't miss out.  

All the best for a great school year!