“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
Warren G. Bennis
Education is the future. It is no surprise then that the expectations that parents, students, and the community have of our schools are so high. We all want to ensure that our children have an environment that will cultivate learning, promote exploration and develop the first-rate citizens of tomorrow.
Our collective challenge is to ensure that our schools can meet these expectations by providing high quality educational programmes which meet the demands of the years to come. Increasing efficiencies and embracing technology throughout our education system will allow for the more efficient allocation of money for instruction. When it comes to keeping our schools running effectively there has to be a vision and a sustainable plan. It also takes leadership, cooperation and extraordinary dedication to get our children and youth to where they need to be.
We are fortunate on PEI that we have so many dedicated individuals that work tirelessly for the benefit of our children. We have just finished celebrating Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week and the PEI Home and School Federation (PEIHSF) would like to thank all of the parents/guardians that volunteered their time to recognize teachers and staff across the Island. Congratulations to the 2012 PEIHSF “Extra Mile Award” recipients: Garth MacKay from Queen Elizabeth Elementary School and Terry MacIsaac from Prince Street Elementary School – ‘you translate vision into reality’.
Home and School Association Presidents are asked to submit their ‘President’s Report’ by Monday, March 5th for inclusion in the annual PEIHSF Book of Reports. To view other reports, you can access last year’s Book of Reports on the PEIHSF website.
The next Western School Board meeting will be held on Wednesday March 14, 2012 at Parkside Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 8PM. The Eastern School District Board Meeting is also being held on March 14, 2012 at the Cardigan Consolidated School beginning at 7PM.
PEIHSF is pleased to call for nominations for the Annual Volunteer Award for exceptional contribution to the total well-being of children and youth on P.E.I. through service at the Local Home and School Association. Our Life Membership recognition is presented to a person for outstanding service in the Provincial Federation. Please review criteria on the Federation’s website for both awards and submit nominations by March 16, 2012.
Just a reminder that the PEIHSF Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel in Charlottetown. Local home and school associations are asked to register by April 1st 2012. Please announce the AGM on your websites/blogs and other social media and discuss who will attend at your March/April meeting.
All members are welcome to attend the AGM and each association can designate five members to be your voting delegates. The AGM is an excellent forum to discuss what really matters to parents and to network with others in the Home and School Family.
Finally, PEIHSF wishes all Islanders a safe and enjoyable March Break!
Posted by Owen Parkhouse on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.