National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week February 9-15, 2014

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning ~Brad Henry~  Home and School Associations in Prince Edward Island will join together the week of February 9-15 to honour and celebrate significant individuals who work with our children on a daily basis to inspire and prepare them for life.  These are many teachers and staff members such as educational assistants, secretaries, school bus drivers, custodians, cross walk personnel and guidance counselors who spend countless hours building into the lives of our most precious resources.

Since 1988, parents, students and community members have been celebrating Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week right across Canada. There is a resource page on the PEI Home and School Federation’s website which includes a planning checklist, ideas for activities for each day of the week, tips for promotion and advertising, a sample announcement and ideas shared by other Home and School groups that have been carried out in the past.

In addition to honoring all those who work with our students in the education system, the P.E.I. Home and School Federation takes the opportunity during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week each year to highlight the outstanding contributions of two individuals with the Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award.  These awards are given to two individuals who exemplify what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty in their professions.  The recipients of these awards will be honored at a presentation in their respective schools during this special week.

“Teachers and staff go the ‘extra mile’ on a regular basis for P.E.I. students,” comments Pam Montgomery, President P.E.I. Home and School Federation.  “During the week of February 9-15, parents are encouraged to take a moment to thank that special school staff person in your child’s life.”

To find out more about National Teacher Staff Appreciation Week, check out the P.E.I. Home and School Federation’ website at: or call our office 620-3186 or 1-800-916-0664.

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For more information, contact:
Pam Montgomery, President, PEI Home and School Federation