English Language School Board 2013-2014 Annual Report

At its Annual Meeting, held January 20, 2015. the English Language School Board released its 2013-2014 Annual Report (PDF). All home and school members are encouraged to review the report, as it is an excellent summary of operational issues in education in the province, with an overview of the board's strategic plan progress and financial situation.

Presentation to the Prince Edward Island Standing Committee on Education and Innovation

The PEI Home and School Federation was invited to speak to the Prince Edward Island Standing Committee on Education and Innovation on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The following is the text of the presentation that was delivered. The presentation was followed by 10 minutes of questions.

Mr. Chair, members of the committee, thank you for the invitation to present to you today on behalf of the PEI Home and School Federation.

Our Federation represents local Home & School associations in 53 English language public schools across Prince Edward Island. We count in our membership all of the parents & guardians, administrators, teachers and staff in those schools: roughly 40,000 people who share one important thing in common: direct day-to-day involvement in the education of Prince Edward Island’s children in the home, and in the school.

How to receive a daily email about your child using StudentsAchieve

StudentsAchieve is an online system available to parents of students in intermediate and high schools. You have or will shortly have received a username and password for the system and you can use it to login and see up to date information about your child's attendance and academic progress.

Did you know that StudentsAchieve can also send you a daily update by email? If your school has turned on this feature, you can turn on this daily “auto-notification” like this:

First, click on the Edit My Info link at the top of the page on the right; here's what this link looks like when I login:

StudentsAchieve Program Evaluation, 2009

With the full implementation of the StudentsAchieve system at the intermediate level this year there has been increased discussion of the system, its use and its capabilities. The last evaluation of StudentsAchieve was done in 2009 and consisted of interviews with parents, educators and administrators. We have scanned this evaluation so that parents can consult it for historical context: download it now as a PDF.

How to hold a Home and School Movie Night

Many local Home and School associations hold “movie nights.” This can be an excellent way of providing an inexpensive night out for your school families. 

Changes to the Copyright Act passed in 2013, however, have significant implications for Home and Schools, and what was permitted in the past under a province-wide educational license with film distributors is no longer allowed.

To legally show a movie in public – which includes showing it to students in the school as part of a “movie night” – requires a “public performance license” be obtained. In the past, the PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, through the Provincial Library Service, has purchased province-wide “public performance site location license agreements.” With changes to the Copyright Act that define educational use as “fair use,” however, these licenses are no longer required and have not been renewed.

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