Projects

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 Grant Program

About the Parent Leadership Grant Program

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 learn, the PEI Home and School Federation offers Parent Leadership Grants to local home and school associations at Prince Edward Island Schools.

Deadlines and Amounts

The grants are subject to eligibility criteria, and are competitive: there are two competition deadlines: October 21, 2016 and January 27, 2017.

Home and school associations may apply individually or in partnership with other home and schools.  The maximum amount that can be requested is $1000 and there is a limit of one successful grant per school per academic  year. 

Policy Manual

The PEI Home and School Federation maintains a “Policy Manual,” a compendium of resolutions on different topics passed at annual or semi-annual meetings, organized by topic.

This Policy Manual was last updated on April 11, 2015.

 

*   Policy Manual 2015

Reminder for parents/guardians to fill out survey - Help spread the word using social media

 

Att.  Parents/Guardians

The PEI Home and School  Federation needs your help to invite more parents to fill out our Parents as Partners in Education survey.  Approximately 300 more parents are needed, especially from Eastern and Western PEI.

Help us to spread the word to parents through…Facebook….Twitter….Blogs.

Click here: http://peihsf.ca/survey

After completing the survey, parents will also have a chance to enter to win one of 3 more prize draws for $50 each.

Congratulations to winners to-date:
Bernadette Forrester
Pam Bastedo 
Sherri Clark

Extra Mile Award, Brainstorming Session, Educational Resolutions - January 2013 Deadlines

January 2013 deadlines include:
 
1.   NOMINATE a teacher/staff person for EXTRA MILE AWARD by Jan. 18.
Follow this link to find nomination information:
 
2.   PARENTS  (i.e. presidents, executive members, other parents in your school) are invited to REGISTER for the upcoming BRAINSTORMING SESSION to be held on
Tues. Jan. 29 at Harmony House Theatre in Hunter River, PEI  by Jan. 28th.

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.

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