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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.

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.


Voices need to be heard. Schools encouraged to send parents, guardians, educators and students to 66th annual meeting and convention on April 13.


The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation’s 66th Annual Meeting & Convention will take place on Saturday, April 13 at the Rodd Charlottetown hotel.  Every school is encouraged to send parents, guardians, educators and students to ensure their school community is represented.

Sign up this week at:


Time to discuss 2019 resolutions. Annual meeting, convention set for April 13 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

Planning is underway for the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation’s 66th Annual Meeting & Convention. The meeting will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Rodd Charlottetown hotel. This year’s theme is Stop. Collaborate & Listen.

Every school is encouraged to send representatives. Parents, guardians, educators and students are welcome. The registration package was mailed to home and school presidents and is available online at: One registered delegate will win a night’s stay at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. Register your school’s delegates by Friday, March 29.

One of the most important activities that local home and school associations go through each year is the discussion of proposed provincial policy resolutions. Once passed, these resolutions allow the Home and School Federation to speak with a collective voice.


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