May 19 – Welcome to Kindergarten
May 24 – Victoria Day (no classes)
June 4 – Kindergarten Orientation (current Kindergarten students stay home)
June 22 – Fry Wagon
June 23 – Fun Day
June 24 – Grade 6 Closing 5:30
June 25 – Field Trips – More Details to Follow
June 28 – Last Day of Classes
June 18th will be the last day for ordering lunches from the school lunch menu for this school year.
June 21st-25th During this week students will be able to order milk and yogurt along with the food on Fun Day.
Kindergarten Orientation: will be held on Friday, June 4th. Current Kindergarten students will not have classes on this day.
Grade Six Closing: Plans are underway for our Grade Six Closing which will take place this year on June 24th at 5:30. To meet Public Health Guidelines, the Closing will be of a similar format to the one that was held in June of 2020. As we get closer to the date, we will be sending more info to the families of our grade six students.
Welcome to Kindergarten: is taking place by appointment on the afternoon and evening of this Wednesday, May 19th. We want to send out a sincere welcome to the new Kindergarten students that will be joining the Bloomfield Family in the fall of 2021.
Home & School News:
Hot Dog & Juice Day: Students can order a hot dog and/or juice on Thursday, May 27th. These items are included on the lunch order form that was sent home. Hot dogs are $2 each and juice $1. Money raised will go towards paying the loan for the playground equipment.
West Prince Storm Soccer Club:
The West Prince Storm Soccer Club is in the process of getting ready for another fun season of soccer. Teams will be offered from the ages of Under 11 to Senior where possible and we are still in need of a few players at the younger age levels. If you are interested at all in playing soccer this summer please feel free to check out our website at https://www.westprincestorm.ca/ or contact the club technical director, Brian Allain at email@example.com. Most of the teams are back out this week for practices and these times can be found on our website.
Vaping Information for Parents:
Vaping is one of the most common substance use behaviours among PEI youth. It is the act of inhaling a vaporized liquid from an electronic device. The vapor usually contains nicotine, flavouring and other additives. It can also contain THC, the chemical in cannabis that makes a user feel “high.” Common terms for vaping devices include: JUULs, e-cigs, vapes, vape pens, mods, and tanks. The devices vary widely in size, shape and design – some look like flash drives or highlighters, while others are bulky and box-like.
Flavours and creative marketing have been targeted at youth and non-smokers to make vaping products more palatable and seemingly harmless. In reality, most vapes contain high levels of nicotine, which is highly addictive. Nicotine use in youth is associated with lasting brain impairments, including effects on working memory and attention. Studies have also shown that vapour contains dangerous toxins, including heavy metals and cancer-causing chemicals. There is still limited knowledge about the long-term health effects of these products.
• Clearing the Cloud: A presentation intended for students in grades 5 to 7
Vaping and Youth: Get the Facts! A presentation intended for students in grades 7 to 12
(PPT presentations/speaking notes; fill-in-the-blank activity; BINGO game/questions)
• Vaping 101 for Educators (PEI Lung Assoc, 2020, 5 p.)
• Vaping: What School Professionals Need to Know to Help Protect Children, Teens, and Young Adults (Partnership to End Addiction, 2020, 11 p.)
• Vaping Products Visual Dictionary (CDC, 2020, 25 p.)
• Talking to Kids about Vaping (Media Smarts, 2020, 3 p.)