Legalization of Cannabis – A Note to Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The legalization of Cannabis in Canada raises a lot of questions for you and your child. There are important and difficult questions that parents might be struggling with or wondering about like, how is this going to affect my child and what should I do?  The best approach is for you to educate yourself on the realities of cannabis and then be open to listening and talking to your child.

Being under the influence of cannabis, possessing, using and or distributing cannabis at school, school activities, or on a school bus is strictly prohibited by the Public Schools Branch.  Failure to comply will involve school discipline and law enforcement.  The rules around cannabis, alcohol and other drugs at school can be found in the Public Schools Branch Alcohol and Drugs policy and procedure.

https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/policies-regulations/operational-policies-and-procedures-2/

The Government of Canada and other reputable organizations have developed resources to help us become knowledgeable about cannabis and to support our conversations with our children about cannabis. Here are links to several of these resources:

Federal Government Web Site – Cannabis In Canada – https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/campaigns/cannabis.html
Provincial Government Web Site – Just the Facts – https://www.justthefactspei.ca/
Drug Free Kids Canada – Cannabis Talk Kit – https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/prevention/drug-info/cannabis/
Teenmentalhealth.org – Cannabis Information – http://teenmentalhealth.org/cannabis/

The school has a role to play too.  Our grades 7-9 classes were presented the “Just the Facts” information and the grades 10-12 classes had a Cannabis Information presentation from Cnst Hugh Panelas, RCMP.   In addition, the curriculum being delivered to your child is designed, at an age appropriate level, to promote healthy behaviours, increase awareness and provide an understanding about the risk factors associated with alcohol and drug use.  If a student or parent is concerned about a student’s alcohol or drug use, please contact the school counselor or school administration for information about school and community support services.

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School Therapy Occupational Therapy (OT) Program

School Therapy Occupational Therapy (OT) Program

Hi everyone!  I would like to introduce myself and the School Therapy Occupational Therapy (OT) Program.  My name is Colleen MacPherson and I am very excited to be working at your child’s school for the 2018-2019 school year.  I will be at Souris Regional School once a month beginning October 11th.

Occupational Therapists work with children of all ages and know a lot about children’s development in the areas of: fine motor, gross motor and visual motor, sensory processing and environmental set-up.  The focus of the service will be working together classroom teachers and school staff in promoting children’s motor and sensory development to assist children in achieving their learning goals and successfully participating in school.  I will be spending time in classrooms, gym and music, the playground and in small group settings offering guidance, suggestions, and tips.

Feel free to contact me or the school if you have any questions. I can be contacted at the school or at cgmacpherson@ihis.org. I look forward to a wonderful school year working together with school staff, students, and you as parents!

Morning Announcements

Monday, Sept. 17th

Day 2  D-C

 

  • Monday’s Cafeteria Specials: Hot chicken bowl with mashed potato & veggies $5.00; Pulled pork sandwich with a garden salad $5.00; Grilled cheese panini with pasta salad $4.50.

 

 

  • Congratulations to Mr. Paton on his wedding engagement!

 

 

  • Please note that there is absolutely NO CHARGING at the cafeteria. Students are NOT TO ASK TO CHARGE ANY ITEMS.

 

Students

 

  • Grade 7 will again be collecting refundables to raise money for our twinned school, Kiirua Primary, in Kenya. Last year we raised over $1100, one juice box at a time! We would really appreciate if you could put your empty juice packs (without the straw), water bottles, and cans in the blue bins provided. Just look for the orange sign above the bin and Grade 7 will pick them up on a regular basis. Every bottle matters! Thank you for taking the time to support us in this fundraiser.

 

 

  • Rock band for grades 4-6 will be held every Tuesday after school from 3-4pm starting Sept 18th. All students wishing to be in rock band must return their signed form no later than Monday the 17th.

 

   Athletics

 

  • The next and final intermediate boys soccer tryout will be held on Wednesday, behind the rink, at 4:45 p.m.

 

Senior High:

 

  • Students in grades 10 – 12 interested in  applying to volunteer at the Colville Manor are asked to speak with Ms MacGregor-Harris this week.  Hours can be used toward bursary hours!

 


Grads:

 

  • A reminder to all grads to sign up for a Heckbert’s grad photo appointment if you haven’t already done so.  The sign up sheet is on the wall in the lobby.

 

Happy Birthday:

Damien Laybolt (6A), Dawson MacKenzie (8A)

& Connor McInnis (9B)

Friday, Sept. 14th

Day 1  C-D

 

  • Friday’s Cafeteria Specials: Shepherd’s Pie with side salad $5.50; Chicken nuggets with baked potato & a juice box $5.00; Turkey BLT wrap or hoagie $5.25.

 

 

  • Please note that there is absolutely NO CHARGING at the cafeteria. Students are NOT TO ASK TO CHARGE ANY ITEMS.

Students

 

  • The next and final intermediate boys soccer tryout will be held next Wednesday, behind the rink, at 4:45 p.m.

 

 

  • Grade 7 will again be collecting refundables to raise money for our twinned school, Kiirua Primary, in Kenya. Last year we raised over $1100, one juice box at a time! We would really appreciate if you could put your empty juice packs (without the straw), water bottles, and cans in the blue bins provided. Just look for the orange sign above the bin and Grade 7 will pick them up on a regular basis. Every bottle matters! Thank you for taking the time to support us in this fundraiser.

 

 

 

  • Rock band for grades 4-6 will be held every Tuesday after school from 3-4pm starting Sept 18th. All students wishing to be in rock band must return their signed form no later than Monday the 17th.

 

  • Anyone interested in participating in Grad Class Executiveplease give your name to Mrs. O’Neill or Mrs. MacDonald.We will meet on Friday at 11:50 in Room 257 with everyone who is interested in the grad class executive.

Athletics

 

  • This Saturday, as part of the UPEI Invitational, Island junior and senior high school athletes will be given the opportunity to take part in the first AUS meet of the season.  Junior high athletes will run in a 3km race at 11, and high school athletes will take part in the AUS races: a 5km female race at 12 noon and a 6km male race at 12:45. Registration is available on trackie.reg.  Contact Mike Peterson for details at mapeterson@edu.pe.ca.

 

Races take place at Victoria Park in Charlottetown.

Senior High:

 

  • Students in grades 10 – 12 interested in  applying to volunteer at the Colville Manor are asked to speak with Ms MacGregor-Harris this week.  Hours can be used toward bursary hours!

 


Grads:

 

  • Anyone interested in participating in Grad Class Executive please give your name to Mrs. O’Neill or Mrs. MacDonald asap.

 

 

  • Students are permitted to sign out Grad gowns for family pictures and/or portraits with photographers other than Heckberts until May 20th.  Please see Mrs. Whelan, Mrs. MacDonald or Ms. O’Neill if you wish to sign out a gown. For those wishing to do family photos, keep in mind that Loretta Campbell is set up to do this in the Acorn Room on Graduation night.

 

Happy Birthday: Maria Laybolt (Gr.8)

 

Saturday: Kate Fay (5A) & Darcy Jarvis (5B)

Thursday, Sept. 13th

Day 6  D-C

  • Thursday’s Cafeteria Specials: Shepherd’s Pie with side salad $5.50; Chicken nuggets with baked potato & a juice box $5.00; Turkey BLT wrap or hoagie $5.25.
  • Please note that there is absolutely NO CHARGING at the cafeteria. Students are NOT TO ASK TO CHARGE ANY ITEMS.

 Teachers

  • Today is the end of the first 6-day cycle.  Please let Mrs. MacKenzie know if there has been any issues with the schedule.

Students

 

  • Student Forms and fees are due.
  • Rock band for grades 4-6 will be held every Tuesday after school from 3-4pm starting Sept 18th. All students wishing to be in rock band must return their signed form no later than Monday the 17th.
  • Mr. Trainor is looking for students to volunteer on the boat. If you would like to help out, please see Mr. Trainor or leave your name at the office.
  • Anyone interested in participating in Grad Class Executiveplease give your name to Mrs. O’Neill or Mrs. MacDonald.We will meet on Friday at 11:50 in Room 257 with everyone who is interested in the grad class executive.

Athletics

 

  • This Saturday, as part of the UPEI Invitational, Island junior and senior high school athletes will be given the opportunity to take part in the first AUS meet of the season.  Junior high athletes will run in a 3km race at 11, and high school athletes will take part in the AUS races: a 5km female race at 12 noon and a 6km male race at 12:45. Registration is available on trackie.reg.  Contact Mike Peterson for details at mapeterson@edu.pe.ca.

 

Races take place at Victoria Park in Charlottetown.

Senior High:

 

  • Students in grades 10 – 12 interested in  applying to volunteer at the Colville Manor are asked to speak with Ms MacGregor-Harris this week.  Hours can be used toward bursary hours!

Grads:

 

  • Anyone interested in participating in Grad Class Executive please give your name to Mrs. O’Neill or Mrs. MacDonald asap.

 

 

  • Students are permitted to sign out Grad gowns for family pictures and/or portraits with photographers other than Heckberts until May 20th.  Please see Mrs. Whelan, Mrs. MacDonald or Ms. O’Neill if you wish to sign out a gown. For those wishing to do family photos, keep in mind that Loretta Campbell is set up to do this in the Acorn Room on Graduation night.

Happy Birthday: Daniel Chaisson (6B)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12th

Day 5 C-D

 

  • Wednesday’s Cafeteria Specials: Chicken fajita with Mexican Rice $5.50; ½ buffalo chicken flatbread with Caesar salad & juice box $5.00; Thai chicken wrap $5.25

 

Students

 

  • Welcome to our Breakfast Program Coordinator- Wanda Downe! The Breakfast Program will be starting this Thursday morning. If you are interested in volunteering, please leave your name at the office.

 

 

  • Student Forms and fees are due.

 

 

  • Rock band for grades 4-6 will be held every Tuesday after school from 3-4pm starting Sept 18th. All students wishing to be in rock band must return their signed form no later than Monday the 17th.

 

 

  • Mr. Trainor is looking for students to volunteer on the boat. If you would like to help out, please see Mr. Trainor or leave your name at the office.
  • Anyone interested in participating in Grad Class Executive please give your name to Mrs. O’Neill or Mrs. MacDonald

Senior High:

 

  • Students in grades 10 – 12 interested in  applying to volunteer at the Colville Manor are asked to speak with Ms MacGregor-Harris this week.  Hours can be used toward bursary hours.
  • Happy Birthday: Riley Jamieson (Gr. 12)

Tuesday, Sept. 11th – Day 4

  • Terry Fox Walk on Friday

Students

  • Fire drill last week was well done! This week we will have one more and it will be a timed drill.
  • Welcome to our Breakfast Program Coordinator- Wanda Downe!
  • Student Forms and fees are due today.
  • This evening (Tuesday, September 11) from 6-7:30 pm at Fortune Community Center is “Come Try Guiding” night.  Open to girls from kindergarten through high school. There will be information on registration and fun activities.  If more information is needed contact ocampbell@upei.ca.

 

Athletics:

 

  • Cross Country practice will take place every Tuesday after school. Meet in the lobby.

 

  • Int Girls Soccer:  today @ 3:15 behind school

All students who wish to try out must have their signed high risk form handed in to either the PE office by lunch today or to their coach at the tryout.  No athlete is permitted to tryout without it.

Senior High

 

  • The Workers Compensation Board is seeking two Gr. 11/12 students for its Occupational Health & Safety Leadership program at our school. Students who are selected and complete all program requirements will receive $500 at the end of the school year.  For more information, pick up an application form at Student Services. Applications are due September 29th. Grab a friend and apply today!

Happy Birthday:

Walker Carter (1A) & Lydia Haley (4Z)

 

Monday, Sept. 10th

  • Tuesday, September 11 from 6-7:30 pm at Fortune Community Center is “Come Try Guiding” night.  Open to girls from kindergarten through high school. There will be information on registration and fun activities.  If more information is needed contact ocampbell@upei.ca.

 

 

 

  • A sum of money was handed into the office on Thursday after school. If you think it’s yours, you can come to the office to claim it.

 

 

 

  • Student Lunch specials are still available for students at the Bluefin for $5. This year, cheese pizza has been added to the student menu.

 

 

 

  • The Workers Compensation Board is seeking two Gr. 11/12 students for its Occupational Health & Safety Leadership program at our school. Students who are selected and complete all program requirements will receive $500 at the end of the school year.  For more information, pick up an application form at Student Services. Applications are due September 29th. Grab a friend and apply today!

 

Happy birthday:

Tanner Stacey (6A)

Grad Info

Graduates are reminded that tomorrow’s Grad Banquet starts at 4:30 sharp. Please aim to be at the school at 4:15 to be seated. Following the banquet, everyone will meet in the Acorn Room at the rink. Loretta Campbell will be set up to take photos of the graduates and their parents during this time.

Following the ceremony, graduates and their families are invited back upstairs for coffee and tea. Graduates will then get changed for Safe Grad. Please note that when you leave the Acorn Room, you will be going straight to the bus, so have your change of clothes ready before graduation.

We look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow!