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.
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.
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: http://peihsf.ca/content/template-presidents-annual-reports
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.
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:
1. There is still time to register for the AGM & Convention Register 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: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/AGM_Brochure_Final_2017_website_0.pdf
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: http://peihsf.ca/extramile .
2. Affecting Change in PEI’s Education System
Resolutions submission deadline is January 31, 2017for issues to be considered at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention on April 8th. Assistance with writing resolutions is available online at http://peihsf.ca/agm/resolutions or from the Federation office at email@example.com or (902) 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.