2018 PEI Science Fair Home & School Prizes Awarded

Karen Clare, Regional Director of the PEI Home and School Federation for the Bluefield Family of Schools, represented the Federation at the PEI Science Fair this week, and selected two recipients of the PEI Home and School Prize, awarded to projects that “focus on the total well-being of children, including health, safety and learning.”

Effects of Smoking

Awarded to Elliott Shea, Alberton Elementary School, Grade 6.

Fishy, Fishy, Fishy, Fertilizer

Awarded to Madelyn MacPherson and Enya Burnett, Summerside Intermediate School, Grade 7.


Home and School News, March 2018

Home and School Annual Reports due….

Presidents/Chairs contacts of Home and School Associations are asked to submit a one page Annual Report outlining your local Home and School's activities for the 2017-2018 school year.  All reports will be inserted in the 65th Annual Book of Reports.  We would appreciate receiving reports from every Home and School for this special 65 year anniversary.  If you have questions, call 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664. 

Home and School news, February 2018

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Celebrate Teachers/Staff Appreciation Week, February 12 - 16, 2018.  Home and Schools are reminded to celebrate all school staff during this week of recognition. The Federation will present Extra Mile Awards during the week to recognize school staff who go the ‘extra mile’ for students.


President’s Annual Reports

The Annual Book of Reports is being compiled for circulation at the Annual Meeting in April.  Presidents are asked to submit your Home and School Association’s Annual Report to the Federation by February 28, 2018.  Don’t hesitate to call the Federation office for assistance. An online template:


Volunteer and Life Membership Awards

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

School communities across Canada will recognize school staff members, teachers, teacher assistants, secretaries, custodians, crosswalk personnel and others during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Feb. 10-16, 2018.

Home and School associations in elementary, intermediate and senior high schools organize activities to thank great people who inspire, encourage, and care for our children.  The P.E.I. Home and School Federation expresses its gratitude to members of school staff for their commitment to the educational development and total well-being of Island children.

The Barbeque for Learning

At the April 2017 meeting of the Learning Partners Advisory Council, it was decided to explore the possibility of organizing a “Learn Day” in the fall of 2017

Another Working Group is responsible to organize an event in the fall, a Learning Day, or L-Day, to bring together LPAC, the Principals Council, the District Advisory Councils, and other partners and stakeholders to consider learning in the broad sense.

Based on positive experiences bringing those involved in learning together in less formal settings that was proposed for “Learn Day,” Peter Rukavina, the PEI Home and School Federation representative on the Learning Partners Advisory Council, recommended holding a summer barbeque, and a working group, chaired by Peter, was struck to organize this:

Home and School Awards, AGM registration, School lunch summary

1.       There is still time to register for the AGM & Convention
your school’s delegates for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Annual Meeting & Convention coming up on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown. All members are welcome - any parent, teacher, principal, school staff, District Advisory Council student and parent reps.  Each Association is asked to designate five of your attendees as your voting delegates.   Register online  or  Download a paper version at: 


Home and School News Update, January 2017


1.         2017 Extra Mile Awards
Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education assistant, administrative assistant, custodian)  for the PEI Home and School Federation's Extra Mile Award.  Submission deadline: January 13, 2017 .  Find more details at:

2.         Affecting Change in PEI’s Education System
Resolutions submission deadline
is January 31, 2017 for issues to be considered at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention on April 8th. Assistance with writing resolutions is available online at or from the Federation office at or (902) 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664. 


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