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Meeting with the Finnish Parents League

The education system in Finland has been raised several times in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in recent sittings, culminating, on November 18, 2014, with the a motion put forward by Hon. Steven Myers, Leader of the Opposition:

WHEREAS the Province of Prince Edward Island is failing to foster a culture of learning which is conducive to the highest standards worldwide;

AND WHEREAS providing Islanders with the opportunity to maximize their potential and accumulate a wide base of knowledge to achieve the upmost set of educational skills is a fundamental function of government;

AND WHEREAS there is great potential to learn significant lessons and policy solutions from a recognized leader in high standards of education skills achievement such as Finland;

Jaime Cole, 2015 Extra Mile Award Winner at Kinkora Regional High 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 due to weather the presentation of the final award was delayed to March 5, 2015 when it was presented to Jaime Cole, Principal at Kinkora Regional High School

Here are comments from people in the KRHS  community:

Preparations well underway for next month's AGM

March is a busy month for home and school associations, as it’s the month where resolutions that will be voted on at our annual general meeting are discussed and voted on at local meetings across the province.

This year there are nine resolutions, on topics including character development programs, transportation and weather issues, communication and animals in schools policies, the location of alternate education sites, enrichment programs, the Students Achieve system and the establishment of a provincial school lunch program.

Towards Excellence: Final Report on the Structure and Governance of the PEI Educational System

In June of 1993, Albert Fogarty presented the Final Report on the Structure and Governance of the PEI Educational System to then-Premier Catherine Callbeck. Fogarty had been appointed by the Premier in February of that year to engage in a wide-ranging review of the structure of Prince Edward Island's education system, with Terms of Reference that called for him to:

Provincial Lunch Program Resolution Updated

The resolution from Montague Consolidated School Home and School Association and Montague Regional High School Parent Council calling for the establishment of a Provincial Lunch Program has been updated following from a meeting with the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance and some additional research spurred by the meeting. The resolution has been broadened to include all children, and the “whereas” clauses have been supplemented with additional references.

The resolution is now titled Establish a Provincial School Lunch Program for All Island Children and this revised version is the one that should be discussed and voted on at your local meetings, and that will be brought forward at our Annual General Meeting on April 11, 2015.

Bloomfield Elementary Brainstorming Workshop Notes

A “brainstorming workshop” was held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Bloomfield Elementary School, one of a series of three such workshops scheduled for this winter to allow home and school members to reflect on larger issues in education where we can work to bring about change (notes from earlier sessions at Montague Consolidated, Spring Park Elementary, and Elm Street Elementary are available).

In attendance were parents and guardians from Bloomfield Elementary along with two of the school's teachers and the school principal.

The mandate presented to the group was to identify current issues in education, focusing on broader practical and policy issues rather than immediate ones.

A Philosophy of Public Education for Prince Edward Island Schools

In November of 1989 the “Philosophy Committee” struck by then-Minister of Education Paul Connolly presented its final report. The Minister established the commitee in the fall of 1988 “to undertake a revision of the statement of philosophy and goals for the province's public school system.” The 12-member committee included representations from the Department of Education, School Administrators of PEI, the PEI School Trustees' Association. the PEI Teachers' Federation, the PEI Home and School Federation, the University of PEI and Holland College. It consulted broadly, holding 13 meetings and a set of public hearings.

Annual General Meeting: April 11, 2015

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 62nd Annual General Meeting & Convention is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 8:45 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Plans are in place for a meeting with networking, sharing best practices, and new learning initiatives workshops in the afternoon for Home and School delegates.

Any parent, guardian, teacher, administrator or staff person at any PEIHSF member school is invited to the meeting with each member school appointing five (5) individuals to attend as voting delegates. Local Home and Schools are encouraged to pay registration fees, travel and accommodation (if applicable) expenses for their delegates to ensure there are fewer barriers to attending.

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:

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