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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.

SAFE Program launched in PEI

The SAFE (School Action for Emergencies) Program has officially launched in PEI.

Verbal Abuse Prevention Week raises awareness
People need to consider impact of their words…

Most people remember the rhyme: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” However, that’s not true as verbal assaults can cause a great deal of hurt.

Verbal Abuse, is a form of abusive behaviour involving the use of language in a negative way. It can seriously interfere with a person’s positive emotional development and can lead to a significant detriment to their self-esteem, emotional well-being and physical state. It can occur to individuals of any race, culture, age or gender and can increase in intensity over time. It often escalates to physical abuse. When it happens in and around Island schools, it is called bullying, and it impacts negatively on the health and safety of children.

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