68 years strong! From its beginnings to the present day, the P.E.I. Home and School Federation has focused on the well-being and educational success of P.E.I. children, and that will continue at the P.E.I. Home and School Federation AGM set for May 10.
The theme is The More You Know. Workshops will focus on current areas of interest with resources as follows: Student Well Being (Elizabeth Kennedy, Student Well Being Teams and Terri MacAdam, Public Schools Branch Student Services); Healthy School Food Program (Chef Austin Clement, Culinary Institute of Canada, Sterling Carruthers and Katelyn MacLean, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning); PowerSchool (Norbert Carpenter, Interim Director, Public Schools Branch), Curriculum, Assessments, Report Cards (Tammy Hubley-Little, Programs and Services, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning).
The 2021 annual meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Parents, guardians, principals, students and school staff are invited to register for the meeting. While each member Home and School is limited to five voting delegates, there is no limit to the number of attendees otherwise from each school: the greater the attendance, the richer the discussions. Registration details are available online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm
Local discussion of proposed provincial policy resolutions is one of the most important activities that Home and School Associations go through each year. These resolutions, on issues of broad provincial importance, are the way that the parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff of Home and School can speak with a collective voice and have a direct impact on education policy.
Resolutions will be voted on by delegates from each school at the P.E.I. Home and School Federation AGM. Before that can happen, however, the proposed resolutions are circulated to Association presidents/chairs and must be discussed at home and school meetings in each school and a local vote taken on each one to guide the school’s delegates in their voting. Proposed 2021 resolutions have been circulated and are available online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm
The work and care of many important people in our communities goes into making schools safe and caring places for our children and recognizing this work is one of the best parts of our job.
Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, staff, and members of the community at large may, through their local Home and School Associations, nominate school crossing guards and school bus drivers for one of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s special recognition awards. Nominations for the School Crossing Guard of the Year Award are due on April 23. Nominations for the School Bus Driver of the Year Award are due on May 7.
More information is available online at peihsf.ca or through the P.E.I. Home and School Federation office firstname.lastname@example.org / 902-620-3186.
Posted by Shirley Smedley-Jay on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.