Home and School News, April 2021
1.68 Annual Meeting, May 10th
The Federation’s 68th Annual Meeting will be held May 10th, 2021, virtually on Zoom. Registration and meeting materials will be circulated electronically in April.
2. School Crossing Guard Award
This award recognizes school crossing guards on Prince Edward Island for their service in keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school each day. Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, staff, and members of the community at large may, through their local Home and School associations, nominate a school crossing guard from their school community for this award. Deadline for Nominations: April 23, 2021
More information at: 2021 Crossing Guard Award_PEIHSF
Share your ideas! Currently, 76% of Island four-year olds are enrolled in pre-kindergarten. A new universal pre-kindergarten program will help ensure that cost is not a barrier to a child’s development and success. An Online Survey here is open until April 9, 2021 / Email to: email@example.com / Mail to: Dept. Education PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
4. New Program to Connect Children Waiting for Autism Assessments with Interventions
A new Health PEI program will provide early intervention for children who are awaiting an autism assessment from a psychologist. The Social ABCs is for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months. The Social ABCs program, for children between ages 12 and 36 months, has been successful in other parts of Canada. Parents have seen a significant increase in positive affect-sharing and social communication in toddlers. Click for Autism Assessments details.
5. Public Schools Branch – Info for Parents and Students
– Zoning and Transportation
– 2021/2022 Late French Immersion Information and Registration
– Helping Children Cope With Threats – Tips for Families and Educators
– Pediculosis (Head Lice) Management Protocol (August 2018)
– Provincial School Calendar for 2020/2021
– Safe & Caring Learning Environments
Go to: Public Schools Branch
~~ Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction = CCSA is leading an exciting initiative, with support from Health Canada, to update Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines by 2022 using the latest evidence. We are holding a six week, online public consultation to inform the update to the guidelines.
The consultation survey is open to all people in Canada from March 8 until April 18.
~~Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence = Nominate an educator who has gone above and beyond for a PM Award for Teaching Excellence by April 27/21. www.canada.ca/pm-awards.
~~Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds OutClass = Giving away a FREE outdoor classroom: 20 student desk/seats, a teacher podium and an outdoor chalkboard, shipped and set up free for the winning school. Requires 2 simple steps: 1. Click on this live link to register to receive a ballot. 2. Submit the ballot (this will need to be approved by the principal).
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