Home and School News, October 2020

 

 1.      Post- AGM Reports

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s Annual Meeting delegates approved resolutions addressing educational issues of concern to our membership. These have been forwarded to the Minister of Education and Life Long Learning and Public Schools Branch for their review and response. Approved resolutions are 

Find reports posted at:  https://peihsf.ca/agm

 

2.         Election of Officers

Election of officers took place at the AGM with volunteers filling board positions for 2020-2021. See the new board of directors posted at: https://peihsf.ca/board  Special thanks go to outgoing directors Lisa MacDougall, Allie Keedwell, Leigh Dyment, Mary Macdonald-Pickering and Jonathan Ludgate. Their service to the home and school movement is greatly appreciated. 

 

3.         To get us off to a quick start….

Presidents will receive post-mailed copies of forms to be filled in and returned to the Federation office including:  Local Association 2020-21 Contact Info Form and 2020-21 Membership Fee Form. Home and School Associations are listed on the Federation’s website. Please review your info and send updates to the office at: peihsf@edu.pe.ca

 

4.         Parent Leadership Grants

2020-2021 Parent Leadership Grants are available for up to $1000 per Home and School Association to organize a parent engagement initiative in your school community.  Application guidelines are posted online at:  Parent Leadership Projects, Program 2020-2021  NOTE:  2019-2020 projects must be completed before applying for the next round of grants. Call the office for more information at 902- 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.

 

5.       Public Schools Branch

The PSB Board of Directors will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Stratford Office, 2-234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Following CPHO guidelines, physical distancing will be required at the meeting which will result in a maximum number of people being able to attend. If you wish to attend, email: xsxgauthier@edu.pe.ca or call 902-368-6990 by Oct. 5/20 at noon.

PSB School Closures = If there’s a school closure, you can find the information on the PSB Website https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/  and social media channels or local radio stations.

 

Reminders:

Sign up your child for the Healthy School Lunch Program - To-date, over 10,000 students are signed up for the new school food program. Healthy lunch options include nut free, gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options. Sign up at: Food for Thought. The Pay-What-You-Can Program offers families 3 options….
1)  You can pay full amount of your child’s lunch max $5/day
2)  You can pay an amount that you can afford to pay at that time
3)  You can order lunch for your child if you are unable to pay

 

Does your child need support?
Contact your School Family Well-Being Team when your daughter or son needs support by using the Student Well-being Teams links below:

 

Click on links below to find more information and resources:

* (PEI) Schools scramble to make up for learning losses that have already occurred in the pandemic:  

Does your French language learner need a little help?  CPF offers in-person and virtual French Tutoring sessions for grades 1 to 9. Contact: https://pei.cpf.ca/french-tutoring/ or edcpfpei@gmail.com

Everyday Kindness: Strategies to Help You and Your Child Build Social and Emotional Skills

Kids in the Know is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s national safety education program that engages students with interactive activities to help build skills to increase their personal safety and reduce their risk of victimization online and offline.

* How indigenous history is being taught in P.E.I. schools  - it's important that children learn Indigenous studies because it “empowers children to take action themselves” in the path of reconciliation and carry that into adulthood.

 

PEI Home and School Federation

902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664

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