Home and School News, June 2019


Congratulations Provincial Heritage Fair students!

In recognition of the excellent work of students, the PEI Home and School Federation awards specialty prizes in the Provincial Heritage Fair.
Congratulations to:


  •  Seamus Studer, Athena Consolidated School  TOPIC: Bops (My great-grandfather)

My project was all about my great-grandfather Orville Vincent Studer, AKA Bops.  I chose this topic because I think that more people should remember all the soldiers that fought in wars and I wanted to know more about him. Bops was part of the Canadian Army in the 8th Recce Squadron.  His job was to go behind enemy lines during WWII to gather information.  Even though I never had the honour to meet my great grandfather, through this project I feel closer to him and better understand some of what he went through in the war to allow me to enjoy the life I have.


  • Emma MacDougall, Central Queens TOPIC: My Great Grandmother Was a War Bride

My Heritage Fair project was about my great grandmother Isabella MacDougall, a war bride from Dundee, Scotland, P.E.I. When my great grandmother was in school WWll had started and her and others were suddenly evacuated out to a farm just outside of Aberdeen, Scotland for about a month before Isabella’s mother decided it was best to go back home. While in Scotland she met her husband Roland at a local ice skating rink, a Canadian soldier. They married in Dundee, Scotland in 1946. Isabella travelled on the R.M.S. Aquitania ship across the North Atlantic Ocean, to Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Roland met her at Pier 21 and they travelled to their home in Tyne Valley, P.E.I.  They had four sons: Gordon, Gary, David, and Ian MacDougall. Sadly my great grandmother passed away from a stroke on November 23, 2013, in her 87th year.



School Bus Driver Awards will be presented before the end of the school year in recognition of bus drivers who keep our children safe while travelling on the bus to and from school throughout the school year. Recipients names will be posted at: https://peihsf.ca/bus following presentations.



Parent Leadership Program

Read about Parent Leadership Projects, 2018-2019




June is an excellent time to hold Home and School elections for new board members who will work to prepare for the next school year. If you need guidance, contact the Federation office at: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 / peihsf@edu.pe.ca



Annual Meeting & Convention Reports

The 66th Annual Meeting & Convention minutes, final resolutions, Round Table and other summaries have been compiled and posted online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm




More Community News…..

~ Summer Reading is Important and Fun: Have you heard of the Summer Slide?  Data from Kids & Family Reading Report™, Canadian Edition shows that only 1 in 3 parents with children ages 6-17 have heard of the Summer Slide!  84% of kids ages 6-17 and 96% of parents agree that reading books during the summer helps kids during the school year! 

  • Take kids to the library
  • Bring books on trips and vacations
  • Get books from your local bookstore, library, school book club or book fair
  • Start series so there are multiple books to read
  • Build reading into your daily summer routine or schedule 


~ Kiwanis Student Award    The Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown has teamed up with Martin Rutte, International speaker, and co‐
author of the New York Times Business bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, to challenge Island youth to build a better world. They have established an award for students for this school year – one $100 award available for each school. Find more details at: 
Student Leadership Award