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:  http://peihsf.ca/extramile
 

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 http://peihsf.ca/agm/resolutions or from the Federation office at peihsf@edu.pe.ca or (902) 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664. 
 

3.     Parent Leadership Grants
The Parent Leadership Grant Program final deadline for this school year is: January 27, 2017. 
The application is online at:  http://peihsf.ca/content/parent-leadership-grants 

 

4.     Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
2017 Teacher-Staff Appreciation Week will be celebrated February 13 - 17.  Home and schools are encouraged to find ways of saying thank you to administrators, teachers, and staff for the contributions they make to the lives of our children during this week.
 

5.     President’s Annual Reports
Presidents are asked to submit a one page Annual Report outlining your local Home and School Association's activities for the 2016-2017 school year.  All reports will be included in the Annual Book of Reports.  If you have questions and/or need assistance, contact the Federation office at: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664. 
ACTION Presidents:  E-mail your report to peihsf@edu.pe.ca by February 17, 2017.

 

Other information….
Interesting TED Talks for parents and teachers:

~~~Every child deserves a champion!
http://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion#t-105271

~~~How to fix a broken education system without any more money
http://www.ted.com/talks/seema_bansal_how_to_fix_a_broken_education_system_without_any_more_money

 

Posted by Shirley Smedley-Jay on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.