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Mental Health supports, School Food, Collaboration discussed at Atlantic Caucus

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Mental Health supports, School Food, Collaboration discussed at Atlantic Caucus

 

Members of the Atlantic Caucus of Home & School Associations/School Council Federations held a very productive meeting in Fredericton NB on May 13, 2017.

Representatives from the Home & School Federations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils met to discuss priority issues in education and share ideas and concerns impacting schools in their respective provinces.

Extra mile awards presented to school staff

Classroom teachers, administrators, educational assistants, administration assistants, custodians, school bus drivers and crossing guards are central to every single school community in Prince Edward Island.  Each day, they come to school ready to tackle a job that is critically important, extraordinarily complex, often joyful, and, at times, heartbreaking. These key people partner with parents to help students reach their potential and become the best citizens possible, people who positively impact their communities anywhere in the world.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is celebrated annually during the second week of February in  schools across Canada.  Parents, students and others in our school communities take time to recognize the work of these individuals and the significant contribution that they make to the success of students.

Request for Proposals: Video and Audio Recording Services, Oct. 21 to 27, 2016

Update: This Request for Proposals has now closed. The sucessful respondent was Humingbird House Productions.

The PEI Home and School Federation, the provincial umbrella organization representing home and school associations at English language public schools in the province, invites proposals from individuals and companies for the recording of video and audio of activities and events related to the organization's project to organize a universal school lunch program for all Island students.

Dr. Helen MacDonald Collaboration and Facilitation Scholarship Recipients

September 2016

 

For Immediate Release

 

Dr. Helen MacDonald Collaboration and Facilitation Scholarship Recipients

 

The PEI Home and School Federation is pleased to announce that the following members have been awarded the Dr. Helen MacDonald Collaboration and Facilitation Scholarship: Deanna Bellamy, West Royalty Elementary School, Leanne Feehan, Mount Stewart Consolidated School, Bobbi Ford, Donagh Regional School and Shannon Johnston, Gulf Shore Consolidated School.

 

Queen Elizabeth Elementary school bus driver receives recognition

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The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation recognized Steven Waugh, Bus #584 from Queen Elizabeth Elementary School with a 2015 School Bus Driver Award.

Mr. Waugh was nominated by students, parents and staff at Queen Elizabeth Elementary. He carries out his duties with kindness, consideration and respect for all students in his care and represents all school bus drivers across Prince Edward Island. 

“Steven goes above and beyond to be kind to, supportive of, and above all else, protective of the children on his bus every day. He made a huge difference in Wyatt’s attitude towards travelling to school and I am so thankful for him.” says Darby McCormick, parent.

Spring Park Elementary school bus driver receives recognition

                               

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation recognized Danny Murnaghan, Bus #157 from Spring Park Elementary School with a 2015 School Bus Driver Award.

Danny was nominated by students, parents and staff at Spring Park School. He  carries out his duties with kindness, consideration and respect for all students in his care and represents all school bus drivers across Prince Edward Island. 

“I am very pleased by the attention and care he shows for the students who ride his bus.  This is especially important for young children who are in their first year of taking the bus.” says Patricia Devine, parent.

National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week February 9-15, 2014

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning ~Brad Henry~  Home and School Associations in Prince Edward Island will join together the week of February 9-15 to honour and celebrate significant individuals who work with our children on a daily basis to inspire and prepare them for life.  These are many teachers and staff members such as educational assistants, secretaries, school bus drivers, custodians, cross walk personnel and guidance counselors who spend countless hours building into the lives of our most precious resources.

2012 National Teacher/Staff Appreciation - February 12 - 18

Celebrations are being planned for the 2012 National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, February 12-18, 2012.

 

This has been a Canadian Home & School Federation initiative for twenty-four years. Parent groups right across Canada are showing appreciation for school teachers, secretaries, teachers’ assistants, guidance counselors, nurses, custodians and bus drivers in this established national annual week.

Parents, guardians, and others concerned with children and their education in Prince Edward Island are encouraged to join in nation-wide celebrations of support for Canada's schools and their staff members.

 

Tool Kits Help Support Parent Engagement

A new tool kit is now available to support parents who want to become more involved in their children’s learning and school community, says Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Alan McIsaac.

“The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation created a tool kit filled with excellent information for parents,” said Minister McIsaac. “Parents play an important role in our education system. The Parent Engagement Tool Kit serves as a guide to parent-led, school-partnered projects that help better student learning and community involvement.”

The Federation is providing two kits per school – one kit for the Home and School Association and one for the school. Funding for this resource is a part of the Parent Engagement funding from the Prince Edward Island Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

The Canadian Home and School Federation (CHSF) held its Semi-Annual Board Meeting 10th - 13th of November in Ottawa.

The Directors attended the National Remembrance Day Ceremony and laid a wreath on behalf of the Parents of Canada. Discussions at the Board Meeting centered on giving Canadian parents a stronger voice for matters pertaining to our children and youth. Items that were discussed include:
· the establishment of a Secretary of State for Children and Youth;
· Bill C-11 which concerns the Copyright Modernization Act;
· drafting a letter petitioning the Ministers of Health (federal & provincial) to restrict the sale of energy drinks to children and youth under the age of majority in their respective provinces;
· finalizing arrangements for the National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week which will be held 12th-18th of February 2012.

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