Projects

Barbie MacQuarrie, 2015 Extra Mile Award Winner at Spring Park Elementary

The PEI Home and School Federation is pleased to present three Extra Mile Awards during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.  This award is given to a Island school teacher or staff person who demonstrates going “above and beyond the call of duty” making significant contribution to the lives of Island students in a positive and caring way.

In 2015 the Federation awarded three Extra Mile Awards, and the second honouree was Barbie MacQuarrie, Administrative Assistant at Spring Park Elementary School.

Here are comments from people in the Spring Park Elementary community:

Kate MacSwain, 2015 Extra Mile Award Winner at Souris Regional School

The PEI Home and School Federation is pleased to present three Extra Mile Awards during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.  This award is given to a Island school teacher or staff person who demonstrates going “above and beyond the call of duty” making significant contribution to the lives of Island students in a positive and caring way.

In 2015 the Federation awarded three Extra Mile Awards, and the first honouree was Kate MacSwain, Behaviour Resource Specialist at Souris Regional School.

Here are comments from people in the Souris Regional School community:

"Our objective is to meet the needs of every pupil in accordance with his particular abilities, aptitudes, interests and personality"

In June of 1968, PEI Minister of Education Gordon Bennett sent a letter to Kenneth MacLean, President of the Rural Development Council, inviting his group's participation in a “Consultative Committee” on education. The mandate of the committee was broad and the approach consultative:

The Department of Education and its co-partners - the teachers, trustees and parents - have done much over the past ten years to up date and up grade the quality and content of education, in spite of insurmountable financial problems. For the first time, given an adequate budget, the Department of Education, with the assistance and cooperation of all sectors of the province will be able to develop a total plan to meet the educational needs of our time.

PEIHSF Television Commercial

Here's a television commercial that will be airing on the CBC in Prince Edward Island in the days and weeks to come:

The commercial has its roots in a parent leadership project of the Bluefield Family of Schools: parent and educator members of the local associations in that family of schools wanted to encourage engagement by parents and guardians in their child's education, both directly and through home and school. The commercial serves as a reminder of both.

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:

Parent Leadership Program Resources

Parent Leadership Program Resources

Children whose parents are involved in the school perform better and have higher career and education goals.  Research shows that when it comes to education, parents matter.

To enhance the participation of all parents in their children’s learning, the PEI Home and School Federation offers Parent Leadership Program Resources, listed below, to local home and school associations at Prince Edward Island Schools.

Project Ideas

Home and school associations are encouraged to review projects undertaken in previous years by other schools to explore the breadth of projects they might consider:

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