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PEI Home and School Federation Supports AEDs in Island Schools

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PEI Home and School Federation Supports AEDs in Island Schools
“AEDs in all Island schools policy of Federation”

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island CANADA- February 5th, 2019- The PEI Home and School Federation is expressing appreciation and support for the Province of Prince Edward Island’s recent announcement to place automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in Island schools.

Making some changes. The beginning of each year is a great time to think about creating resolutions for 2019.

The new year is a time where many of us make resolutions to better things or improve ourselves. Resolutions are a powerful tool that local home and school associations use to drive change on a provincial level in P.E.I.’s education system. Home and schools are encouraged to consider issues of broad provincial importance to education, and to develop resolutions that recommend concrete changes to policy at the department or board level.

Healthy School Food, Resolutions, Awards, Staff Appreciation Week, Great Big Crunch....

Home and School News, January 2019

 

Healthy School Food Project Update

Morgan Palmer is working with the Public Schools Branch to develop and pilot a provincial school food strategy. As part of this project three School Food Think Tanks were held across P.E.I. this fall.

School Food Student Think Tanks

 
Morgan Palmer is working with the Public Schools Branch to develop and pilot a provincial school food strategy. As part of this project three School Food Think Tanks were held across P.E.I. this fall.
 
Students have great ideas to improve food in Island schools - such as lowering the price of healthy meals, increasing the price of processed snacks, and providing homemade meals with good quality ingredients. They also think the students could be involved in meal planning and preparation. 
 
The following video links contain content on this School Food Environment Initiative. Nine schools are prepared to pilot a new school food program for PEI.
 

School food youth forums coming over next six weeks: Federation hosts successful semi-annual meeting and information exchange

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation held its semi-annual meeting and information exchange on Tuesday, October 23rd at Central Queens Elementary School in Hunter River. The event was attended by 45 local home and school parents, teachers and administrators. Students from East Wilshire and Kinkora schools, Jordan Brown, minister of education, early learning, and culture, Susan Willis, deputy minister, Parker Grimmer and Dale Sabean from the Public Schools Branch participated in the Home and School Exchange World Cafe. 

Still time to register for Semi-Annual & Information Exchange World Cafe

Register for the Semi-Annual & Information Exchange World Cafe, coming up on Tuesday, October 23rd at Central Queens Elementary school.  Home and schools / parent councils are invited to gather with education partners, ministry of education and Public Schools Branch directors, to discuss current topics, issues in PEI's education system.

The following key questions will be discussed in a World Cafe format led by facilitator, Rebecca McQuaid:

1.   What are the 'hot topic' items for your local Home and School? 
2.   What are your biggest challenges in navigating the PEI school system? 
3.   How can PEIHSF continue to support school communities?

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