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Food for thought at Island schools

 

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation is quite excited about 2020, in particular about the news that school food projects will be launched in several Island schools.

 

Two delivery models will be tested in the new year to determine how the provincial program will operate. They will be evaluated over the coming months to determine the best way to expand the program. 

 

Putting students first. Atlantic parents, teachers meet in Newfoundland to discuss issues, share solutions.

Parents and teachers met Nov. at the Home and School Caucus meeting in St. John’s, N.L., with representatives from the Atlantic provinces discussing priority issues in education and sharing solutions that benefit students. The partnership works to strengthen student outcomes and achievements in education.

Making progress. P.E.I. Home and School Federation issues discussed by provincial cabinet at semi-annual meeting

 

Premier Dennis King delivered mandate letters to Cabinet on Oct. 11.  The premier expects ministers to work with colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and cabinet processes to make substantive progress on priority areas.

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.

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