Home and School Awards, AGM registration, School lunch summary

1.       There is still time to register for the AGM & Convention
your school’s delegates for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Annual Meeting & Convention coming up on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown. All members are welcome – any parent, teacher, principal, school staff, District Advisory Council student and parent reps.  Each Association is asked to designate five of your attendees as your voting delegates.   Register online  or  Download a paper version at:  https://peihsf.ca/wp-content/uploads/files/AGM_Brochure_Final_2017_website_0.pdf 


2.       Award submission deadlines  
School Crossing Guard of the Year Award: This award recognizes a school crossing guard on Prince Edward Island for their service in keeping our walking students safe.  Nominations deadline: April 28, 2017. 
School Bus Driver of the Year Award: This award recognizes school bus drivers on Prince Edward Island for their service in keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school each day.  Nominations deadline:  May 12, 2017.   
Find nomination forms at:  https://peihsf.ca/awards  Or    Contact the Federation office at: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664


3.       Universal School Lunch Summary
Collaboration with other agencies.  A Resolution calling for a universal provincial school lunch program was successfully passed at the HSF Annual General Meeting in April 2015 and the PEI HSF continues to lead in the development of a provincial school food strategy and to work with other agencies to attain that goal.  To assist in fulfilling this goal, PEIHSF contracted Tracy Michael of Nourished Kitchen, Dietician Consulting to compile an Environmental Scan of School Food in PEI and a School Food Fact Sheet.   https://peihsf.ca/content/universal-provincial-school-food-program-advocacy-summary


Other community news….

Heart & Stroke Count Your Cubes! The Sugary Drink Challenge designed to help Islanders reduce the amount of sugar they drink.The website is now live at: www.countyourcubes.ca  Sign up today. Sugary drinks are the single largest contributor of sugar in the diet and are associated with a number of chronic diseases.

National Volunteer Week, April 23 – 29, 2017, is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. This is the 14th consecutive year for the national campaign.  https://volunteer.ca/nvw2017

Do Healthy Lunches Improve Student Test Scores? https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/03/do-healthy-lunches-improve-student-test-scores/520272/



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