Summer Break – Hope everyone has a safe and fun summer break. Classes resume September 6th. Enjoy the summer with family and friends and see you in September.

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Water Test

The recent water test at Somerset has come back with the recommendation to not drink our water so we are getting water coolers and bottled water until further notice.  Washing the hands with the tap water is fine.

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Tim Horton’s Leadership Camp for Grade 5, 6 & 7 students.

This message will be sent home to the parents of Grades 5, 6 & 7 students this afternoon, June 20th.   What a wonderful opportunity for these children.

Parents/Guardians of students in grades 5, 6 & 7:

Somerset Elementary and Amherst Cove Consolidated are honoured and excited to be partnering together to participate in the Community Leaders Program run by the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. This opportunity is open to all students who will be in grades 6, 7 and 8 in the fall.  Over the course of the 2018-19 school year, these students will make two trips to the Tim Horton Children’s Camp in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. During these 3-night, 4-day trips, students will engage in activities to enhance their problem-solving, teamwork, communication, responsibility and conflict resolution skills.

All information that provides further details about what the program entails will be given out at the Monday evening meeting. Also there will be the required consent and medical forms given out at the meeting as well.

In preparation for the first trip to camp from September 11 – 14, there will be an information session for parents/guardians at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 25, at Somerset Elementary School. Mila McMackin, Program Manager, will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

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Staffing for 2018-2019 School Year

This is how our staff will look next year for 2018 2019.
Principal – Derik Arsenault, Vice Principal – Lori Palmer, K – Kara Sabean, Gr. 1 – Sara Schofield, Gr. 2 – Marilyn Campbell, Gr. 3/4 – Sharon Anderson, Gr. 4/5 – Holly Betts is on Mat Leave so teacher is yet to be determined, Gr. 6 & Music – Nicole Waite, Gr. 7 & French – Melanie Gallant, Gr. 8 – Dan Frew. Our EA’s will be Patty Wells & Brenda MacTavish. Our Physical Ed. teacher, Katie Champion is on Mat Leave so next yrs. Phys. Ed. teacher will be chosen later. Resource is Margie McIver and Guidance will be Maribeth Noonan. Admin. Asst. is Deb Wervers. Custodians will be Colleen McCarvill and Don McKenna. Please note that the Grade levels & class combinations could change if student enrolment changes.
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Grade 2/3 Math Project

Mrs. Macmillan has been working with our Grade 2/3 class and below is the link for the Math Video which they have completed.  Great Job students and Mrs. Macmillan!

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Home & School Federation News June 2018

Congratulations Provincial Heritage Fair students!  In recognition of the excellent work of students, the PEI Home and School Federation awards specialty prizes in the Provincial Heritage Fair: This year’s recipients are:

Lucy Bernard, Grade 5, “The History of Barnyard Organics ,Athena Consolidated School & Benjamin MacIsaac, Grade 8, “B. MacIsaac – Sapper in World War I”, Hernewood Intermediate School

Federation Awards – School Crossing Guard and School Bus Driver Awards will be presented in June in recognition for keeping children safe when walking and travelling on the bus to and from school throughout the school year.

Election of Local Executive/Board members – June is an excellent time to hold Home and School election of officers to allow your new executive time to prepare for the new school year in September. If you need guidance, contact the Federation office at: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 /

Home & School Handbook “How to run an effective meeting” is available in print form and online at:     

The 65th Annual Meeting minutes, resolutions, roundtable and report theme summaries are posted on the Federation’s website at:


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Grade 8 Group Picture

The Grade 8 Group Composite picture will be taken by Lifetouch Photography on Friday, May 18th.

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Meeting for Gr. 8 students and parents/guardians

For Grade 8 students entering Kinkora Regional High School in September, there will be a meeting there on May 14th at 6 pm for students and parents/guardians.

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Upcoming Dates

June 8 – Spring Concert @ 1:30 – Doors open @ 1 pm

June 15 – Last day for Hot Lunch Program & Toast

June 19 – Fry truck and Library books due

June 20 – Consolidated Credit Union BBQ (Hot Dog & drink)

June 21 – Gr. 7 & 8 Field trip to Magic Mountain

June 22 – K-6 Field trips

June 26 – Closing for Grade 8’s @ 6:30

June 27 – Last day for classes






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Web page

You may notice advertisements appearing on our school webpage. We are aware of the problem and in the process of trying to  change our page so that we will no longer have ads pop up.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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