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Mary O’Donnell receives school bus driver of the year award

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation presents two school bus drivers of the year awards annually to recognize the important role they play in the lives of our children each and every day. Drivers are professionally trained individuals who manage student behavior, teach school bus safety, transport our children in a safe manner to and from school, and care for the physical and emotional needs of the students in their care. Their contribution to the lives of our children is huge.

Mary O’Donnell, nominated by students, parents and school staff from Vernon River Consolidated School, received a 2017 School Bus Driver of the Year Award on June 27th. She is known for her kindness, care and respect for the students who ride on her bus and represents all school bus drivers across Prince Edward Island. 

Dana Doyle receives Crossing Guard of the Year

June 16, 2017, Charlottetown –– The PEI Home and School Federation presented a School Crossing Guard of the Year with a recognition award.

Dana Doyle, Prince Street Elementary School crossing guard, received the Federation’s School Crossing Guard of the Year Award for her dedicated and responsible service in keeping students safe as they travel to and from school each day.

Students expressed their appreciation for Dana by writing love letters to her saying “Dana is the best crossing guard in history! You are a loving friend inside and out.”

It is important to highlight the work of crossing guards.  They are the unsung heroes of the public education system, working outside in all types of weather, literally placing themselves in the path of traffic to shepherd school children.  Because they work outside of the school, they are often forgotten in other recognition efforts in the school system.

 

Souris Regional school bus driver receives recognition

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation recognized Douglas Morrow from Souris Regional School with a 2017 School Bus Driver Award.

Mr. Morrow was nominated by students, parents and school staff.  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.

“It is safe to say that being a bus driver is not always an easy job. However, Doug does it with a great sense of pride, responsibility and patience. I know that when Mr. Morrow decides to retire he will be greatly missed by the entire Souris Regional School community.” says Krystal Jamieson, parent.

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

Press Release – For Immediate Release

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.

The meeting was chaired by Leola Langille, President of New Brunswick Federation of Home and School Associations Inc.  The meeting provided the opportunity for each representative to discuss new education initiatives, provide updates on current policies and programs, as well as celebrate the successes happening in schools throughout Atlantic Canada.

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.

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