First day back for students for the 2016-2017 school year is September 6th!

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Upcoming in May, 2016

May 6th – No school due to Area Association Day

May 16th – ME Callaghan Band will be performing at 9:30

May 18th – Welcome to Kindergarten 5:30 p.m.

May 20th – Grade 6 students visit ME Callaghan

May 30th – Victoria Day – no school

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Upcoming for April, 2016

  • Home & School Meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 4:00
  • EYE for September Kindergarten students on April 12 & 13th
  • No School on Friday, April 15th (School Effectiveness)
  • No School on Friday, April 29th (In-Service)

The Timmy Tour will be at our school on Tuesday, April 12th at 10:10.  We are going to have a “coin challenge”.  From April 4th – 8th, the class who collects the “heaviest” amount of coins will win an ice cream party in April.  Coins will be weighed on Friday.

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Happening – Dec. 3, 2015

Reminders for Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

  • Pajama Day
  • If ordering retakes – order is due Thursday
  • If wanting to withdraw money from the Credit Union, please bring your slip to the office Thursday.

Please note that there are no classes on Friday, December 4th due to In-Service.


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RBC Sports Week in Canada – Free Events

Celebrate RBC Sports Week in Canada with these FREE Events

For a full listing of our events please visit

Free Public Skates at the following arenas on November 15th:
Tignish – 4pm-5pm
Alberton – 1:50pm-2:50pm

Free Family Fun Night at Maple Leaf Curling Club, O’Leary on Monday, November 16 at 7pm. Come out with your friends or family and give the sport of curling a try! All you need is a clean pair of sneakers, children under 12 must wear helmets. Contact Alison at 859-8856 or for more information.

Friday, November 20 is National Jersey Day! – Show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey to school, work or play!

Mini Olympics
Saturday November 21 from 1-3pm, Children ages 5-12 at Ecole Pierre-Chaisson (Deblois). Children will be split into teams to participate in fun games and sports. Cost is FREE, pre-registration is required by contacting Lauren at 859-8856 or

Alberton Bowling Alley OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 21 from 2-5pm come enjoy free bowling at Alberton Bowling. Children must be accompanied by an adult and it will be first come first serve. Contact Lauren at 859-8856 or for more information.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the information listed below.

Thank you,
Lauren Harrison
Program Coordinator
Western Region Sport and Recreation Council
Tel: 902-859-8856 or 902-853-5620

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Home & School Association

Home and School News

November 2016

****Please Post the following news items in school newsletters and websites/blogs.
1. Provincial assessment results 2015

The Provincial Assessment Results 2015 have been released and are published on the Education, Early Learning and Culture’s website at:

Provincial assessments are conducted yearly with students being assessed in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Grades 3, 6, and 9.

2. Affecting change through resolutions
Presidents are asked to hold a discussion about resolutions at November and December Local Home & School Association meetings. Members are to consider presenting an issue (affecting the learning success of students) needing change at the provincial level through the PEI Home and School Federation’s advocacy policies. Resolutions will be presented to the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The deadline to submit resolutions is: Friday, January 29, 2016. Need help? Check our website at: for more details, and phone the Federation office at 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664. Ghislaine is available to assist in the resolution drafting process.

3. School Board Meeting

At its meeting of October 27, 2015, the English Language School Board passed a new “School Change” policy, which will shortly be available on the ELSB website ( The policy was amended by trustees to add a requirement that school board staff make additional efforts to consult with home and school associations and others about the policy; home and school associations are thus encouraged to contact Karen Redmond, Manager of Policy & Planning, at 902-894-0234 or to arrange to have a presentation on the new policy to your members.

The November meeting of the English Language School Board will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The regular monthly meeting will be followed by the ELSB Annual Meeting. To learn more about decision-making and policy development by our appointed trustees, Home and School members are encouraged to attend School Board meetings and invite School Board Trustees to local Home and School meetings.

4. Membership fees

Local Home and School Association membership fees are due November 30th. Please check with your treasurer to ensure these are paid or ask him/her to submit payment to the Federation office. Find the fee form on-line at:

5. Extra Mile Award

Is there an extraordinary teacher or staff member at your school? Nominate that person for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award. Two deserving school staff members will be recognized during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in February 2016. The deadline for the nomination is January 15, 2016. Find nomination criteria on-line at:

Other information…
*** Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Seminars:
For parents of infants to children up to 12 years old The Power of Positive Parenting:

Tuesday, November 10th – Colonel Gray High School, Charlottetown from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, November 24th, Three Oaks Senior High, Summerside from 7-9 p.m.
For parents of children 12 to 16 years old Raising Responsible Teenagers:

Tuesday, November 17th, Montague Regional High School, Montague from 7-9 p.m.
For more information on the program, visit

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only: 40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 620-3186 Fax: 620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)

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Staff 2015-2016

St. Louis Elementary School Staff 2015-2016

Marsha Costello – Principal, Grade 5-6 Math
Michelle Lewis – Vice Principal, Grade 5-6 English
Cheryl Arsenault – K-1 English
Raquel Wells – K French
Marissa VanWiechen – 1-2 French Immersion
Anne Marie Muise & Heidi Richard – 2-3 English
Abby Peters – 3-4 French Immersion
Ryan Perry – 4-5 English
Paul Goguen – 5-6 French Immersion
Tina Martin – French Resource, 2/3 French in p.m.
Jan Ellsworth – English Resource, Grade 1E in a.m.
Rebecca Matheson – Counsellor
Gladys Kenny – EA
Patsy Harper – EA
Bev Richard – EA
Heather Doucette – EA
Wilma Jones – EA
Mary Perry – Admin. Assistant
Mary Shea, Debbie Coxworthy, Paul Dalton, Patsy Tremblay – Drivers
Paula Hardy & Lorraine Thibodeau – Custodians

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