Home and School News, March 2021
1. 68th Annual Meeting
Mark your calendar! You are invited to attend the Annual Meeting, virtually on Zoom, Monday, May 10, 2021, 6:30 p.m. Home and School Associations are encouraged to appoint up to five voting delegates to represent their school with all parents, educators/school staff and students welcome to attend. Registration information will be posted online soon.
2. Annual reports due Mar. 19
Annual Report submission date has been changed to March 19th. Thank you to those who have submitted annual reports. The Federation will hold the AGM in May which allows more time for presidents/co-chairs to write and submit their reports. Email reports (Word doc or paste in email message) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Board of Directors Nominations
The P.E.I. Home and School Federation is the umbrella organization of Home and Schools across P.E.I., and is overseen by a volunteer board elected by delegates from member Home and Schools. Every year at the annual meeting elections are held for vacant positions on the board, and members are encouraged to nominate candidates who, in your opinion, have the necessary qualifications to do the work of the provincial Federation. Access the nomination form here.
4. Volunteer / Life Membership Awards
A Home and School volunteer is recognized annually for their efforts in their local school with the Steve McQuaid Volunteer of the Year Award. A Life Member is someone who has contributed locally and provincially. You are invited to review awards’ criteria and submit nominations by March 19 Review nomination information here.
5. Consultations for an Elected School Board Model
The government is looking for your input on the best elected school board model for English schools in the Public Schools Branch. Have a say and fill out the online survey here or submit to the government in writing by Mar. 11. More details here.
- EDUCATION SAVINGS FOR CHILDREN offered by the federal government = Families are encouraged to sign up for Canada Learning Bond (CLB). News release: Government of Canada invests in making post-secondary education more affordable to all The CLB consists of up to $2,000 that the Government of Canada deposits directly into Register Education Savings Plans (RESP) for children from low-income families, born on or after January 1, 2004, to help pay for their post-secondary education. This includes $500 for the first year of eligibility and $100 for each subsequent year of eligibility, until the calendar year they reach the age of 15. Visit: canada.ca/education-savings.
- POWERSCHOOL = Island students, parents and teachers will have a more accessible and up-to-date way to keep track of student information later this year. P.E.I. schools moving away from StudentsAchieve, older data systems this fall
- info@ProtectCanadianKids.caKids who try vaping products are at high risk of becoming addicted users. By the time kids finish high school, 1/3 are vaping. Health Canada is proposing to limit the amount of nicotine that can be sold in vaping liquids to 20 mg/ml. This is the level that the European Union adopted several years ago. The vaping rates among young people in the European Union are far lower than those in Canada. In Canada, some e-cigarettes have nicotine levels of 59 or 57 mg/ml, placing Canadian kids at risk and contributing to very high levels of youth vaping in Canada. You can help protect Canadian kids by letting Health Canada know that you support this important regulation. For more information:
Posted by Shirley Smedley-Jay on Thursday, February 25, 2021.