Home & School news, October 2018


 1.        Home and School Semi-Annual & Exchange Cafe

Date:          Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time:         5:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Place:        Central Queens Elementary School

Food:        Upon arrival you will be treated to delicious refreshments prepared by Yellow House!

What:  An opportunity to discuss current issues and opportunities, share resources and ideas, and build connections within the school community on P.E.I.  The Exchange Cafe format will provide a space for facilitated, open discussion on various topics of importance to your work in Home and School. We hope that one of the outcomes will be links between individuals at the event (i.e., info, resource sharing, and possibly next steps for collaborating to address common areas of interest).


Registration:  By donation of a food bank item and a Resource to share (i.e. book, game, etc.)


You are asked to register names of people who will attend from your school so we know how much food / materials to prepare for. Register online at: https://peihsf.ca/2018-semi-annual , e-mail: peihsf@edu.pe.ca  or phone: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.



2.      Drug Free Kids Canada

How to talk with your child about drugs! Drug Free Kids Canada is offering free information kits. Order online at: https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/   Speak with your principal/home and school about organizing an information session on how to talk to kids about the use of cannabis. Professionals are available to present information and answer questions.



3.      Parent Leadership Grants deadline: October 15th

Find 2018-2019 Parent Leadership Grant application guidelines at: 




4.         Public Schools Branch
The next meeting of the Public Schools Branch board of directors is scheduled on November 6th. Location: TBA.


5.       School food initiative continues at 3 Island schools
Initiative will involve public consultations with parents, students, producers. A program aimed at trying to get more local, healthy options in P.E.I.'s school cafeterias and increase student education and awareness about food will continue in three Island schools this year. Morgan Palmer, the coordinator hired to work on the food environment initiative project, said she's spent the last year working with students and staff at the schools to come up with ways to incorporate more nutritional, local food options into their meal services. 




*  Environmental School Challenge Award – There is a $3,000 prize award for schools that take on an environmental challenge. Nominate your school at: www.princeedwardisland.ca/environmentalawards



*  Education Resource: All about Food  = All about food: Exploring Canada’s Food System is an education resource geared towards grades 9-12. The book presents factual info on ‘hot topics’ in agriculture such as food waste, biotechnology and career opportunities. More at:  allaboutfood.aitc.ca