Much to celebrate in March – 60th AGM and Activities mark 60th anniversary of P.E.I. Home and School Federation


Activities mark 60th anniversary of P.E.I. Home and School
Federation; winners of annual awards announced

It was a sold out show at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on March for the P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 60th anniversary Celebration Concert.

Past and present students put on an amazing show on the Homburg Theatre stage.  Much appreciation goes to Lee Gauthier for taking the lead in organizing the show, as well as to all performers who sang, danced and read and to the students who painted beautiful pieces of artwork for the art exhibit around Memorial Hall. VIP artists also painted a personal school memory for a silent auction to help support our show.

Lynn Sherren, vice principal of Souris Consolidated School and Nicole Haire, principal of Three Oaks Senior High School, have received the P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 2013 Extra Mile Award. Parents, students and teachers collaborated to submit nominations for these individuals who have given much to students in their schools.

Parents have one more week to fill out the Federation’s Parents as Partners survey.  It will be open until March 8.  The federation would like more parents with intermediate and senior high school-aged children to fill out the survey. Go to:

The arrival of March indicates that students are in their last semester of school.  Transitioning into another grade level; looking ahead to graduation, post secondary or entering kindergarten,  choosing courses for the next school year – these are some of the thoughts on students, parents and teachers at this time of the year.  

Changing schools can be stressful.  School tours and information sessions are arranged to help to ease the stress of these moves.  Transition at any age is significant and perhaps monumental for your child/youth as they progress through the education system.  Parents are encouraged to be active participants with their child to help them move easily into their next education chapter.

The school readiness program, Welcome to Kindergarten, will be offered again in May/June for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall.  The program, which was developed by The Learning Partnership, is designed to provide children and their parents with resources and experiences to improve school readiness and ultimately to support lifelong learning.

Parents and their pre-school child are introduced to learning strategies and helpful techniques during school-based workshops. These workshops also help to build stronger relationships between families and the school teams. Parents should check with the elementary school where their child is registered to attend kindergarten in the fall for workshop dates.  Anyone who is unsure of where their child is registered should contact the English Language School Board office.

The federation’s 60th annual general meeting will be held on April 13 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Kent Street.  The AGM registration package will be mailed to associations this week.  Review and discuss resolutions at local association meetings in preparation for the annual meeting.   All members are welcome to attend. Delegates may register by calling 620-3186 or 1-800-916-0664.   Check the website regularly for updates and post these in school newsletters and to association facebook pages, websites, blogs or twitter feeds.

The federation is now accepting nominations for Volunteer of the Year Award and Life Membership Award.   They will be presented at the AGM in April.  Deadline for submissions is March 15.  For more information go to: