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West Kent Updates

Library News – Thanks everyone for looking for West Kent library books. We have less than 40 books still missing. Please keep an eye open for West Kent books over the summer. If you are returning to West Kent in September, do not worry about paying the lost fees at this time. Books have a way of showing up over time.

Home & School News There will be a Home & School meeting Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6:30. All parents/guardians welcome.

End of Year Celebrations-June 22-23,2020

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,

Friday, June 19 marked the end of the home learning for the 2019-2020 school year. I want to thank all the students and parents for all their hard work with the home learning lessons.  It was challenging in many ways and rewarding in other ways.

Tomorrow, Monday, June 22 at 11 AM we will recognize our grade 6 students in a social distancing drive by ceremony. We look forward to acknowledging their years at West Kent Elementary. We wish them well as they prepare to enter junior high and experience new learnings in band, in late French Immersion and in cooking, art, technology and perhaps sports,  just to name a few. I encourage students to participate in as much as they can and don’t be afraid to take on leadership opportunities. We wish our grade sixes a safe and enjoyable summer and all the best in junior high.

Tuesday, June 23  we will say good bye to our kindergarten to grade 5 students, at the scheduled times below. Teachers will have your third term report card, school supply receipts, and a treat for you. It is also a time to return Chromebooks and pay school supply fees, if you haven’t already.

We look forward to seeing our students over the next two days. We want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing everyone again in September. We will be sharing more detailed information about September during the later part of the summer. In the meantime if you have any questions please give us a call or send an email.

Schedule for Tuesday, June 23  K-5 Closing

8:30-9:20- 3A, 3B, 3Z, 2A


10:50-11:50- KB,KC,2B



Ms. Ellsworth, principal, West Kent

West Kent School Supply Fees

Rest a reminder for anyone who has not paid supply fees, cash or cheques can be dropped off at the school Monday afternoon or Tuesday of next week. Hotlunch program closes today. Teachers buy supplies in sets for their classes.

West Kent – Year End Celebration, Library Books & Supply Fees.


On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, West Kent students are invited to come to the school. Much like the belonging pick up in May, each class will have a table set up where students will receive their final report cards, have a chance to see their teachers and get a quick end of year treat to celebrate the year! Students can also take a socially distanced picture with their teacher if they would like. If the weather is bad there will be tables set up in the gym for each class. A reminder to practice social distancing and please come at your scheduled time (see below.)

Thank you for a wonderful year and for all of your support! #BESTKENT































Please help return West Kent library books!  WE have 105 books still checked out. Please return your books this Tuesday (June 16, 2020). The bin will be outside the school. If you can not come tomorrow, you can also ring the bell during regular work hours and a custodian will take the books. Finally, there is a mail slot at the front door, where you can put small books. Please return all books as soon as possible.
Thanks for your help,
Patti Graham – Teacher Librarian
West Kent Elementary

SUPPLY FEES – The HotLunch Program is open to pay supply fees until June 19 at 11pm. Also cash or cheques can be dropped off at the school Tuesday (June 16) or Wednesday (June 17).  Teachers buy class supplies as a set over the summer to be ready for the first day of classes. 


West Kent 2020-2021 Supply Fees

School Supply Fees for 2020/21

If you have not yet paid your child’s School Supply Fees for the 2020-2021 school year ($40.00) please do so as soon as possible. Fees can be paid by cash, cheque (West Kent School),or online(HotLunch program).  Receipts will be issued for cash or cheque payments only. If you are paying for more than one student, please put all names and grades in a memo.  If you need assistance to pay supply fees please do not hesitate to contact the school and make a payment plan.                                                                                                                                    Here is a breakdown of fees for next year:

  • Students Entering and  Presently in Grades K-5 – School Supply Fee ($40)
  • Students presently in Grade 6 – Supply list will be on Junior Highs website.

Teachers  prefer to purchase class supplies in sets. All teachers will be purchasing supplies over the summer and will have everything labeled for your child when students arrive on the first day of classes. 

West Kent Library Books

We are still missing 156 library books at West Kent School. We would love any families that have received notices (sent by home room teachers last week) to return them as soon as possible. This is an unusual year, books may have been forgotten by your children. It is often a good idea to do a Google search to see the book’s front cover.
Please help us decrease the loss to our library by returning all books by this Tuesday.

Student App’t/ Respite Reminders

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

As of June 1 teachers are permitted to meet with students at the school to provide academic and well being support. Teachers and/or parents can request an appointment time with the teacher. Tomorrow, June 2, we welcome our first students, at West Kent, for the first time in 2 months.  We look forward to seeing those of you who have appointments.

Reminders during appointment times:

Enter via main entrance

Exit via grade 2/3 doors, at scheduled time

There may be more than 1 student arriving at the same time. We ask everyone to remember to respect social distancing as students get signed in and are asked 2 questions:

  1. Have you or anyone in your household traveled outside of PEI in the past 2 weeks?
  2.  Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms:cough, headache, fever/chills, sore throat, marked fatigue, sneezing, congestions, body aches, and runny nose?

Students attending respite will be asked to enter and exit via the main door for their scheduled times. Staff will meet them at the door and bring them back up after their scheduled time is over.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and working with the students face to face for the first time in 2 months.

We remind everyone to respect social distancing rules and effective hand washing practices. If students are wanting to wearing a face mask parents/guardians are asked to provide those for your child.

Any questions or concerns please let me know.

Ms. T. Ellsworth

Principal, West Kent Elementary

Jelly Bean – Easter Seal Fundraiser for 2020 Winners

Good morning West Kent. I would like to congratulate the following students who have won the jelly bean guesses for our Easter Seal fundraiser for 2020. 

Kindergarten Mrs. Redmonds class winner is —- Marianna Moura exact guess of 174
Grade 1/2 Ms. McQuaid’s class winner is —- Ryder Doucette exact guess of 223
Grade 3/4 Mrs Lynch’s class winner is—– Patrick Hillier exact guess of 48 green jelly beans (there was a 6 way tie and we had to draw again from those names)
Grade 5/6 Mme. Gillian’s class winner is —- Nicole Harrison exact guess of 23 black jelly beans (there was a 8 way tie and we had to draw again from those names)
Congrats to our winners! You can pick up your prize on Thursday. They are in your bag with your school belongings.

Mrs Duncan. 

West Kent Music Teacher.

Thursday, May 28-Picking Up of Personal Items

  1. Pick Up of Personal Items:First of all we are excited to see students and families tomorrow if only for a few minutes. We continue to miss you immensely.
  2. We will do our best to provide some parking spaces in front of the bus lanes for parents, and you are welcomed to drive through the bus lane and staff can hand you your child(ren)s’ items.
  3. Lost & Found will be set up in the gazebo, so if you are missing items you will have to park to check for your item(s) in the lost & found
  4. Return all library books, classrooms books, borrowed school items, recorders, or any items that belongs to the school. Exception: Chromebooks will be returned after June 19th.
  5. School Supply Fee: Good news, HotLunches is set up and active now for you to make payments for school supply fees. Parents who already have a HotLunch account can pay for your student entering Kindergarten in the fall. You can pay school supply fees through the siblings account. We just ask that you send an e-mail to the HotLunch address provided so we can track the payment. School supply payments, through Hot Lunches can be made up until June 12.  We will still be accepting cheque or cash tomorrow as previously communicated. Note: if you are not able to make full payment we would be happy to accept partial payments.

Reminder of the pick up Schedule for personal items tomorrow is as follows:

8:30 2A, 3A, 5A, 6A and siblings

10:00 1Z, 3Z, 1C, 1B and siblings

11:30 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B and siblings

1:00 KB, KC, 4A, 6B

See you tomorrow,

Ms. Ellsworth

PSB Director’s Message

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

We have been very impressed with the work of our teachers, who have migrated to home learning platforms with tremendous efficiency and creativity during this global pandemic. Teachers have been very busy preparing lessons, providing feedback on learning, connecting with students, working through year-end transition processes and supporting the social and emotional well-being of students. Teachers have and continue to be available to students and families through various means of communication.

Like all Islanders, staff at the Public Schools Branch (PSB) have been very encouraged with recent messaging from the province and the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO), including the positive trend toward lifting restrictions on mobility and gatherings in PEI. As home learning continues to unfold, we are able to consider broader opportunities to connect and engage with students and families. We would like to provide you with an update.

In accordance with the provisions outlined in Renew PEI, new possibilities for staff and students to connect at their respective school will be available. With the easing of restrictions, PSB staff may be available to provide additional support to students.

As restrictions are being lifted, PSB staff are excited that there are greater opportunities to connect with students to support academic and well-being needs. Teachers will be reaching out to their students with options they can participate in. 

In addition, Respite Programming will begin operating at all 56 PSB schools. Please contact or (902) 368-4997 for more information.

Student Services consultants and specialists will be in contact with families as additional supports become available. For more information please contact or (902) 368-5155.

Schools are excitedly working on plans for High School Graduations and year end closing activities, within the public health guidelines outlined by the Chief Public Health Office. While activities will not look the same as in previous years, schools are committed to offering a unique experience to mark the end of the school year and wish their students well.

Thank you for your work and continued support.

Take care,

Parker Grimmer