Notes for December

The following are fun activities we have planned for December:
December 1st: Elf Day/Green and Red Day
December 9th: Ugly Sweater Day
December 14th: PJ and Hot Chocolate Day
December 15th Christmas concert 1pm
December 16th Robin Hood Musical at Confed. Centre
December 20th Annual Winter Bazaar
December 21st: Jersey and Skating Day

*Special thank you to Home and School who are paying half of student ticket costs for Robin Hood as well as the chaperone’s tickets. Thank you as well for our upcoming hot chocolate day.

*The Home and School are also organizing the Annual Winter Bazaar. People can donate items (no clothing please) and drop them off at the school any time. Students will be shopping for items for 1 dollar a piece on December 20th.

*More details regarding Robin Hood will be sent home in the near future.

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Don’t Forget to Register

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

This is the week!! Please come in before Friday.  Let everyone know!

Week of November 21 – 25, 2016
Parents are asked to register their children for Kindergarten prior to or during the week of November 21-25, 2016.  Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.

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Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

Week of November 21 – 25, 2016
Parents are asked to register their children for Kindergarten prior to or during the week of November 21-25, 2016.

• Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
• Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (902-368-6990) or Summerside Office (902-888-8400). Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
• A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
• Parents are reminded to bring two pieces of information which verify proof of child’s age:
 birth certificate
 PEI health card
• Verification of home address must also be provided, such as current utility bill.
• Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held at schools in the Spring of 2017.

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School Review

Public Meetings
An initial round of public meetings was held in October to present data to the public and ensure they have opportunities to understand the information.

A second set of public meetings will give the public an opportunity to provide input on options for change. The schedule for these meetings is as follows:

Charlottetown Rural family of schools: Charlottetown Rural High School, Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Morell family of schools: Morell Regional High School, Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Colonel Gray family of schools: Colonel Gray High School, Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Kinkora family of schools: Kinkora Regional High School, Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Westisle family of schools: Westisle Composite High School, Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Montague family of schools: Montague Regional High School, Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.

How to Participate
The format of the meetings scheduled for November 1 to November 10 includes opportunities for Islanders to make presentations and to respond.

7:00 to 9:00 pm – Individuals or groups may make presentations up to 10 minutes in length. To book a time to present at one of the public meetings, email sends e-mail) or call (902) 620-0944. Presenters are invited to bring accompanying written submissions.
9:00 to 10:00 pm – During the third hour, the moderator will invite people in attendance who wish to comment on the ideas presented to come forward to the microphone and provide feedback.
Throughout the consultation process, submissions can also be made online or in writing.

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October 20, 2016





As you are aware, we are presently under a school review and we need your support to ensure that our school, Alberton Elementary, will not close.  We should not assume that our school is safe and will remain open.  It is vital at this time that we ban together and stand strong to keep our elementary school in the Alberton community.

Our enrollment is critically low but this does not have to be the case.  Our catchment (zoning) numbers are the second highest in the Westisle family of schools.  This means that if our school was dual track, (French Immersion and English) all our children would not have to leave this community on longer bus rides and our classrooms would be full.  There is also no end to the support we have in the town of Alberton being close to services at Western hospital, Bray’s Independent, drugstores, banks and within walking distance of Jacques Cartier Rink, Maplewood Manor and the Library.

We have scheduled a meeting with Bob Andews, Director’s Delegate for the Public Schools Branch, to discuss the importance of keeping our school open.  Now more than ever we need you so we are asking that EVERYONE send letters of support by Wednesday, October 26, 2016These letters can be emailed to , sent to school with your children or dropped off at the school office.


Sincere thanks from Alberton Elementary Staff and Alberton Elementary Home & School









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Westisle Consultation Plan

Attached is a copy of the Consultation Plan. It also includes the School Review Factors which will be considered in the Category II Study. Bob Andrews will be looking for stakeholder feedback on:
– School Review Factors,
– Viable “options for change”, and/or
– Implications “options for change” may have on the school community.

You can find the link to submit online comments on the Better Learning For All website.

I encourage your participation in the process.


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CHANCES After School Program

CHANCES Before and After School Programs are know as Smart Play.  It is a licensed high quality child care program for school ages children.  There is also child care available on professional development days and during the summer if needed.  Alberton Elementary and CHANCES are looking at partnering if this is an interest or need in our community.  Please click on the links below for more information.  If you want more information or a registration packet, please message Jennifer Rozell on Facebook.

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