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Vaping Resource for Schools: Addressing student use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products

Youth tobacco use has suddenly increased in Canada. The rapid uptake of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices has reversed a trend of declining teen tobacco use in the country, to the point where public health officials are declaring the issue to be ‘alarming’.

Vaping products have now surpassed tobacco as the most common nicotine-containing products used by Canadian and PEI youth. In 2017:
  30% of PEI students reported ‘ever trying’ an e-cigarette (up from 24% in 2015).
      o Grades 7-9: 15% of students
      o Grades 10-12: 44% of students
  17% of PEI students reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days (up from 10% in 2015).
      o Grades 7-9: 7% of students
      o Grades 10-12: 26% of students

Details announced for Oct. 8 event: Presentations focus on variety of topics, including e-cigarettes

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation continues to do its’ work of bringing people together around the common vision of an excellent education system, with the education and well-being of each island child at the centre. At the local level, we work to strengthen local home and school associations and support their work in their schools and communities. The federation provides leadership training and helps bring people together around common goals and visions.

The Semi-Annual meeting coming up on Tuesday, October 8, 6 to 8 p.m. at Gulf Shore Elementary School in North Rustico will provide an opportunity to discuss best meetings, current issues, opportunities, share resources, ideas and build connections within the home and school community on P.E.I.

Online Registration open for the 2019 Semi-Annual Meeting

Local home and school associations can submit registrations for members attending the October 8, 2019 Semi-Annual Meeting
using this online registration form.

  • Please submit one registration per delegate.
  • Each home and school can send five voting delegates, but there’s no limit to the number of additional parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff who can attend.
  • Registration Fee: There is no fee; please bring a food bank donation.

 

More details…..

EVENT:         PEI Home and School Federation Semi-Annual & “Best Meeting” Conversation

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 8, 2019

TIME:            6:00 - 8.00 PM

Communication is key for results. Parents encouraged to get to know school staff and get involved early in the school year.

 

 Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

Home and Schools play the most important role in bringing parents, guardians, teachers, students and administrators together to discuss education. The work of the provincial federation is to connect local member associations and, through our annual resolutions process, make our collective voice heard on matters of broad provincial importance.

Parents take part in workshops. Now’s the time to look ahead to elect new local executives

 

It’s hard to believe another school year is coming to a close. I want to personally thank all the local home and school volunteers for the important work you do for our children and our communities. It takes a team of parents and educators working together to advocate for our students in a given year of school activities.

 

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