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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.

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

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