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Learning at home. Wide variety of materials have been designed for parents to support their children

To begin, the P.E.I. Home and School Federation would like to extend our deepest condolences to our friends in Nova Scotia. We are thinking of the school community in Nova Scotia who lost an educator in this tragedy, Lisa McCully was a teacher at Debert Elementary School in Debert, N.S.

Classrooms at home: Students can access online learning opportunities provided by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

With the global pandemic of COVID-19 in PEI, we need to support each other now more than ever.


Islanders must continue to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as directed by the Chief Public Health Officer. Dr. Heather Morrison has recommended for schools to remain closed until at least May 11. This will be re-evaluated as we get closer to the date.


Details announced for 67th annual event. Resolutions passed give P.E.I. Home and School Federation direction to take in terms of advocacy on education, health, and safety topics as related to student learning and well-being.

The theme of the 67th Annual Meeting & Convention is Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds. You are invited to attend the AGM on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel!  

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.

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.

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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