EAST WILTSHIRE SCHOOL
||Date: May 7/ 2013
May 3 Teachers’ Association Annual Meeting NO CLASSES
8 Home & School Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
20 Victoria Day NO CLASSES
23 End of Year Band Concert Grade 9 Band & Jazz Band – 7:00 pm
30 Grade 6 Parent Information Meeting – 7:00 p.m. E.W.S.
31 Orientation – Incoming Grade 7’s
June 5 End of Year Band Concert Grade 7 & 8 Bands – 7:00 p.m.
17 Gr. 9 Math Assessment
19 Closing Dance Grade 8 & 9 only 7:00 – 10:00 pm
24 Grade 9 Closing Exercises – 7:00 p.m.
25 Last Day of Classes Grade 7 & 8
25 Report Cards – Reporting Period three Grade 7 & 8 – 2:45pm
28 Last day for Teachers
Duke of Edinburgh
The following students have completed the requirements for their Bronze Duke of
Edinburgh Award. They will officially receive their award from the Honorable Frank Lewis
Lieutenant Governor of PEI on May 2 at 7:00 pm. In order to achieve bronze the students
had to complete 15 hours of volunteering, work on a skill for six months, keep physical
active and cycle to Kensington and back from EWS. Congratulations to the group and
best of luck on your challenge for your Silver Award.
Spencer Beaton Alysha Campbell Breia Currie
Emily Idicula Meg MacArthur Jolene MacDonald
Amy MacQuarrie Julia Richardson Antionette Van Kouteren
Jenna Ward Taylor Newman Bailey MacPhail
Lacey Rogers Brooke Soloman Ryan Stewart
Bradley Vail Michaela Arthurs Keara Bryanton
Grace Clow Martha Day Erin Groman
Avery LaFlamme Katie Llewellyn Carrie Larter
Sanu Lawt Megan MacPhee Mikaella Taylor
Carley DeLong Charlotte McMurrer Karley Bernard
Amber Monaghan Sarah Sonier Carl Thompson
Dylan Wheatley Shelby Dalziel Tayler Harvey
Jenny Howatt Hannah Ives Kennedy Ling
Alex Mann Calen MacInnis Emma MacPhail
Reace MacPhee Alex McCloskey Ana Rodriegues
David Theurkeut Olivia Thompson Breanna Burgoyne
Cookie Dough: Our cookie dough campaign was a huge success, raising $4500 for the band
program. Our orders will be delivered on Thursday, May 9. Parents will need to come to
the school to pick up student orders that day. Parents may pick up orders anytime after
school until 6:00 PM. Orders will arrive frozen, packaged in an insulated cardboard box
that will keep the dough frozen for up to 3 days outside of a freezer. This will give
parents a little time to deliver the product to customers before it thaws. Mr. Nabuurs is looking for some parents to help with passing out orders on Thursday after school. If you are available, please contact Mr. Nabuurs at 368-4130 ext 232, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grade 9 Band Exchange: The grade 9 band will be travelling to Berwick for a band exchange with Berwick and District School Band. They will leave on Sunday, May 19 at noon and return on Wednesday evening, May 22. The Berwick Band will be returning to visit on Thursday, June 13 and leave again Saturday afternoon, June 15. Mr. Nabuurs sent several forms home with students last Friday. These forms need to be returned together with the $50 trip fee (cheques payable to East Wiltshire School) ASAP. No later then May 16. Mr. Nabuurs will be sending home an itinerary and billet list the week prior to our departure.
Year End Concerts: There are two year end band concerts scheduled, one for the grade 9 band and the other for the grade 7 and 8 band. The grade 9 concert will also feature the jazz band and will be held the evening after the grade 9 band returns from Berwick, Thursday night, May 23 at 7:00 PM. The grade 7 and 8 concert, which will also feature the jazz band, and will be held on Wednesday night, June 5, also beginning at 7:00 PM.
Year End Band Trips: Other then the second half of the grade 9 band exchange, there are two trips planned in the band program for the end of the year. The grade 8 band will do a “mini tour” on Friday, June 7. The Jazz Band will also do a “mini tour” on Tuesday, June 18. More information concerning both tours will be sent home to parents via email and posted on the band web page.
Musical Peter Pan
Colonel Gray students are performing a musical version of the story of Peter Pan at the Confederation Centre of the Arts next month. EWS is attending on May 13th from 12:30 to 2:30. The cost is $10.00 per student and this can be paid to homeroom any time teachers before May 7th.
Sales of the 2012/2013 Yearbook have now ended through homeroom teachers. You can still purchase a book on-line at https://ybstore.friesens.com/stores/309802 or directly from the office at school. ( When ordering on-line a $1.50 credit charge is applied to the $30.00 cost of the book. )
The yearbook is a 72 page hardcover volume filled with photos of our sports teams, clubs, bands, and classes , as well as photos of many of the special events held through out the school year. Quantities are limited and once we sell out no further books can be ordered.
Pennies for Paws – PEI Humane Society Fund Raiser:
The East Wiltshire students helped roll pennies for this Fundraiser. Students in the picture are Jillian Sark, Charlotte McMurrer and Kamryn Sark on the Web.
Invite the world home – Be a host family
Looking for an experience where the whole family can have fun and grow together?
Six Japanese youth aged 13 to 14 are dreaming of spending a month this summer with an Island family. Host families are simply asked to welcome the exchange into their home and treat him/her like one of the family. We provide lots of support for this volunteer opportunity. Develop a friendship that reaches around the world.
For more information call:
Michelle 887-3299 or Nola 859-3684
Atlantic Crime Prevention Conference
The 2013 Atlantic Crime Prevention Conference will take place from June 5 – 7, 2013 in Charlottetown. The theme for this year’s conference is “Safer Communities, Better Tomorrow”. For program information, please visit the conference website at http://acc-cca.org/en/index.php/en/conference/ .
Registration forms in English & French are available on the conference registration section of the website at http://acc-cca.org/en/index.php/en/conference/2013_atlantic_crime_prevention_conference/ and
Healthy Eating Tips from the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance
v Eat regular meals everyday. Skipping meals like breakfast or lunch can lead to out of control hunger, resulting in overeating.
v In Canada, 62% of high school students do not eat breakfast daily. That means 2/3 of you aren’t getting the nutrition you need to learn. Study after study shows that teens who eat breakfast perform better at school, have social skills and a more positive self-image. Get your day off to a good start and make breakfast a part of every day – because breakfast matters! A well-balanced breakfast consists of food from at least 3 of the 4 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide. But remember even one food group is better than nothing.
v You can’t run a car on empty, yet the majority of Canadian children go to school without a balanced breakfast. Every morning you face the challenge of learning without proper nutrition. Some teens experience low energy levels and a disinterest in learning while others deal with poor concentration and low self-esteem. So, this morning and every morning do what you can to get off to a good start and make breakfast a part of every day – because teens shouldn’t run on empty.
v Home-prepared meals are more likely to include more foods from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide such as: Milk and Alternatives, Grain Products and Vegetables and Fruit. People eating home-prepared meals also eat fewer fried foods and soft drinks than those who eat out. Turn off the TV and enjoy time with your family over a home-cooked meal.
v Eating out with frequent visits to fast food restaurants has become a way of life for many. Select nutritious foods when eating out. Choose baked, roasted or broiled entrees instead of deep fried. Choose salads, baked potatoes, chili or soup served with a whole grain roll. Opt for milk to drink instead of pop.
v Smoothies are a quick and easy treat and a great way to enjoy an extra serving of fruit. If you add some milk or yogurt and serve with a muffin, it makes a great breakfast.
Here’s a recipe for one called Plush Peach. Just whirl everything in the blender. Serves two.
1 cup of peaches ½ cup ice
6 oz of peach yogurt ¼ tsp cinnamon – optional
½ banana 1 tsp honey – optional