Home and School News – June 2024

1.         Local Home & School Elections

June is a busy month for our Home and School community as we prepare for the new school year in September. It’s the perfect time to hold your election of officers, allowing new executive members ample time to prepare. We encourage you to establish a nomination committee to seek out new representatives and invite new families to volunteer in the school. Participation helps everyone feel a sense of belonging and is invaluable in shaping our school community. If you need any guidance or support, please don’t hesitate to contact the Federation office at 902-620-3186 / ssmedleyjay@gov.pe.ca.

2.         Congratulations to Provincial Heritage students! 

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

~ Mary Albert “One Room School House,” West Royalty Elementary School

~ Arina Makelska and Amalia Barbosa “Moving to PEI,” Sherwood Elementary School

3.         Nicotine Pouches Fact Sheet

As part of our ongoing commitment to student health and safety, we want to draw your attention to a growing concern. In recent months, there has been an increase in student experimentation and use of nicotine pouches. To address this, the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) has compiled a comprehensive ‘Nicotine Pouches Fact Sheet‘, available at https://peihsf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/20240423-Nicotine-Pouches-Fact-Sheet-Final_ENG-2.pdf. We urge you to share this vital information within your school communities. If you require print versions of these sheets, please reach out to the government at livewellpei@gov.pe.ca. Together, we can help our students make informed choices about their health.

4.         Guardian Home and School news column

President Shannon Bruyneel writes a monthly column for The Guardian newspaper, published on the first Friday of the month during the school year. The June 7 will be posted at News – PEI Home and School Federation (peihsf.ca) 

5.         Health and Wellness & Chief Public Health Office Wellness Action Plan

  • The public can fill out the LIVE WELL PEI online survey by July 5/2024.

Go to: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/live-well-pei-wellness-action-plan

6.         Encouraging summer reading
is a way to keep children/youth of all ages’ minds active during the summer. Here are links to get you started: https://www.facebook.com/PEILibrary  eBooks, Audiobooks & Online Resources | Government of Prince Edward Island