Advocacy

Learning About Nutrition in School Cafeterias

My son Oliver started grade 7 at Birchwood Intermediate School this fall and he decided that he wanted to buy his lunches in the school cafeteria. There's a daily special offered by the cafeteria each day, and the school helpfully publishes this on the school website so it's been easy for us to keep track of what he's having for lunch every day. But we didn't really know anything about the nutrition of the daily specials, and I didn't really know where to find this out.

Fortunately, the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance was able to help me: I gave them a list of the daily specials on the Birchwood menu and they forwarded this to Chartwells, the contractor that operates the Birchwood cafeteria, and Chartwells returned the nutritional breakdown for each one:

Celebrate National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week - Celebrating since 1988!

The 30th National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (T/SAW), celebrated February 13 - 17, 2017, by the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation, and local Home and School Associations encourages all parents, students and the wider community to recognize the important contributions, both personal and professional, of teachers and school staff to the lives of children and their education.

Need tips on how to help your child with elementary math homework?

Ted Johnston Math Specialist,  Department of Education & Early Childhood Development is available to present a 3/4 hour session to your Home and School Association meeting on elementary math and how parents can assist their children at home. To book and/or find out more information contact Ted at:  (902)438-4138    tgjohnston@edu.pe.ca

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