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Time to discuss 2019 resolutions. Annual meeting, convention set for April 13 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

Planning is underway for the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation’s 66th Annual Meeting & Convention. The meeting will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Rodd Charlottetown hotel. This year’s theme is Stop. Collaborate & Listen.

Every school is encouraged to send representatives. Parents, guardians, educators and students are welcome. The registration package was mailed to home and school presidents and is available online at: http://peihsf.ca/agm. One registered delegate will win a night’s stay at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. Register your school’s delegates by Friday, March 29.

One of the most important activities that local home and school associations go through each year is the discussion of proposed provincial policy resolutions. Once passed, these resolutions allow the Home and School Federation to speak with a collective voice.

Work focuses on children, teamwork. Nine P.E.I. schools to pilot health school food program in the fall.

The work of the P.E.I Home and School Federation in 2019 continues to focus on the importance of collaboration and advocacy in our work toward the well-being and education of all Island children.

                       

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.

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. 

New school year good time to get involved. Upcoming weeks feature variety of events, including leadership training and semi-annual.

It’s September again, and time to head back to school. Parents are encouraged to get to know the school staff and to get involved at their childs school early in the school year.

Marking a milestone: P.E.I. Home and School Federation celebrates 65th anniversary, votes in new resolutions at annual meeting

Happy 65th birthday to the PEI Home and School Federation. The federation formed on January 29th, 1953, with over 100 delegates from local home and schools coming together to discuss what is best for children Prince Edward Island promoting total well-being and the highest standards of education for each child in the province. 

 

Celebrating 65 years! From its beginnings to the present day, federation has focused on the well-being and educational success of P.E.I. children: AGM set for April 14

Over the past few years, the members of the Federation have discussed and debated how to negotiate our position in relation to the new education structures implemented by the Education Act of 2016.

 

Through these discussions, it has become clear that the Federation is unique in what it has to offer Islanders. From its’ beginnings under the leadership of Dr. Helen MacDonald to the present day, the Federation has placed its sole focus on the wellbeing and educational success of Island children.

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