Projects

“School Lockdown Response Plan”, Letter to ESD

The PEI Home and School Federation is pleased that the Eastern School District has drafted a policy titled “School Lockdown Response Plan”. In mid November the Federation requested information from the school board around the communications plan to parents and their children regarding school lockdowns. We received a sample letter to parents, including a backgrounder page that includes a section on Parent Involvement. In that section, it reads that “Parents should be aware of what their child is expected to do in a lockdown and how they can communicate with the child and the school.” The Federation agrees, but we have heard from parents who feel that the communication is not timely or sufficient. For example, the backgrounder details the lockdown procedures if a child is in a classroom, but what if he/she is in the library, cafeteria, gym or outdoors?

ESD Public Consultation - School Organizational Plan/School Closures Presentation by the PEI Home and School Federation

I would first like to thank the Eastern School District for the opportunity to speak at this public consultation meeting. The PEI Home and School Federation is a network of local associations at 52 schools in the Eastern School District and Western School Board. Nine of the 11 schools considered for closure are members of the PEI Home and School Federation. See Federation's response.

Provincial Standing Committee on Social Development - Energy Drinks

Parents and Educators Need to be Aware of the Health Risks of Consuming Energy Drinks, Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation.
The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation thanks the provincial “Standing Committee on Social Development,” for the opportunity to forward our concerns and ideas on the sale of “energy drinks”. The Federation’s position is that “energy drinks” represent an unacceptable threat to learning and to the health of Island children.
See Federation’s response

Home and School Celebrates Parent Engagement Initiatives

Home and School Federation launches initiatives to increase
parent involvement in their children’s learning

Parents, students and educators gathered at Sherwood Elementary School today to launch several new Home and School initiatives that will help parents to become more active partners in their children’s learning.
Bill Whelan, president of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, provided a progress update on the Federation’s three-part strategy to identify parent needs, increase access to parent information, and develop school-based initiatives that help parents become more involved in schools and learning.

Substance Abuse Prevention Project

Substance Abuse Prevention Project – “Drugwise Parents”
The Substance Abuse Prevention Project: Drugwise Parents was a successful project for the Canadian Home and School Federation and the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation. Parent information sessions were held across the Island with professionals presenting information on what is happening in the area of substance abuse both locally and nationally. The provincial Federation urges Local Home and School Associations to continue organizing these types of information sessions to remain current as new information is made public.
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