April Newsletter

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NEW LOCATION: PEI HOME & SCHOOL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Attention: Home and School Presidents / Members / Schools

SUBJECT: NEW LOCATION: Annual Meeting (AGM), Saturday, April 12th

NEW LOCATION: The P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 61st Annual Meeting (AGM) & Conference on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 will now be held at the Dutch Inn (Howard Johnson Hotel), 100 Trans Canada Highway, (North River) Cornwall, PEI. All other meeting details remain the same.

The overnight accommodations discount rate is $89 per double room for Home & Schoolers. As well, the Dutch Inn is offering one complimentary room for a draw for overnight Friday, April11th. Names of delegates, received by Tuesday morning, will be put in the “hat” for the draw. Associations are encouraged to book rooms for their long distance travelling delegates; another way to thank your volunteer representatives. *** Dutch Inn Toll Free #: 1-800-915-4656 or 566-2211.

The Federation website has been updated at: http://peihsf.ca/content/its-time-register-home-and-school-agm-conference .

Please share this NEW information with your delegates and schools for the April school newsletters.

If you have need more details, please call the office at 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 (when the storm has passed).

Thank you.
Shirley

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only: 40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 620-3186 Fax: 620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)
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“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.” ~Author Unknown

PEI HOME & SCHOOL FEDERATION AGM & CONFERENCE

REGISTER for the P.E.I. Home and School Federation

AGM & Conference by Friday, March 28th.

The meeting will be held Saturday, April 12. 2014,

8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.

Minister Alan McIsaac and deputy minister, Sandy MacDonald, will present the education department’s new plans for improving students’ success; Doug MacDougall will present the English Language School Board’s new Strategic Plan on Student Achievement.

All Parents and Teachers are welcome to attend the AGM with each Home and School Association designating five (5) as your voting delegates; registration fee of $30 per person applies which includes the buffet luncheon.

Reserve a hotel room for your Home and School Association’s delegates to stay overnight Friday, April 11th; call the Rodd hotel at 894-7371. Following the early registration date, March 28th, the Federation will draw for one complimentary night’s accommodation.

Three afternoon workshop presentations will be offered 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Please sign up in advance. Click here for session topics preview: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/AGM%20Registration%20Brochure%202014%20.pdf

Business and Non-Profit displays will be set up for viewing between 8:15 a.m. and 12 noon.A number of great door prizes are being donated by Island businesses. Your Home and School Association may also donate a door prize; bring the item with you to the meeting.

Learn more about the new initiatives in education at the PEIHSFAGM & Conference 2014. For more information, call 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 or visit our website at: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/AGM%20Registration%20Brochure%202014%20.pdf

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only: 40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 620-3186 Fax: 620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)
www.peihsf
peihsf
http://www.facebook.com/peihsf
https://twitter.com/peihsf

“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.” ~Author Unknown

EASTER SEALS SCHOOL LEADER PROGRAM

Hi There!
> My name is Brett Robinson. I am very excited to be this year’s Easter
> Seals Ambassador! My motto is Think it….Dream it… Live it!
>
> This year we have a new idea for the campaign I hope you consider for
> you school!
>
> Every year, the school the Ambassador attends has a great time getting
> behind and supporting them.
> And past ambassadors have told me they had the time of their life -
> feeling the love and support of their schoolmates behind them! The
> students learn how good it feels to help others.
>
> We would like every school to be able to have this experience every
> year! To do this we created the Easter Seals School Leader Program!
>
> Each school who wishes to participate simply selects one (or more)
> students to be the Easter Seals School Leader! This individual, who like
> me, could have a disability (but it isn’t necessary) will be my
> representative within your school! This way, when conducting fundraising
> events, the children can more directly relate to who they are helping,
> and it makes it much more meaningful for everyone!
>
> For more details check out this short 3 minute video
> http://youtu.be/kMk2MEbWtIU
>
> How You Can Help:
>
> 1. Simply communicate this initiative within your school and ask for a
> volunteer to come forward to help out.
> 2. This volunteer (perhaps a Teacher or and Educational assistant)
> will help select the School Leader (s).
> 3. This volunteer and the School Leader help create the excitement
> about the campaign and suggest fundraising ideas!
>
> At the encouragement from the school board, we have created some fun
> and educational fundraising ideas! These are available at
> www.EasterSealsPEI.org<http://www.EasterSealsPEI.org> under the “Schools”
> button.
> On this website you can also check out one of the really popular ideas
> this year. This is the poster contest where the winner can win an X Box!
> We are also in the process of setting up a video contest which the older
> grades may like!
>
> When I come to your school on the Ambassador Tour, the School Leader
> will be able to present the fundraising results of your collective
> efforts in front of all their fellow students if you wish!
> We know that in addition to raising funds for those with disabilities,
> when the whole school gets involved, the students learn how good it
> feels to help others and how collectively, students can make a big
> difference!
> I look forward to meeting you on the upcoming school tour!
>
> Thank you!
> Brett Robinson
> For more information please contact:
>
>
> Margaret Wilton, Campaign Coordinator
> margaret
>
>
>
>
>
> Dear Principal,
>
> My name is Brett Robinson. I am very excited to be this year’s Easter
> Seals Ambassador!
>
> My motto is Think it….Dream it… Live it! This year we have a new idea
> for the campaign I hope you consider for you school.
>
> Every year, the school the Ambassador attends has a great time getting
> behind and supporting them.
>
> The students learn how good it feels to help others. And past
> ambassadors have told me they had the time of their life – feeling the
> love and support of their schoolmates behind them!
>
> We would like every school to be able to have this experience every
> year! To do this we created the Easter Seals School Leader Program!
>
> Each school simply selects one (or more) students to be the Easter
> Seals School Leader! This individual, who like me, could have a
> disability (but it isn’t necessary) will be my representative within
> your school.
>
> How You Can Help:
>
> 1. Simply communicate this initiative within your
> school and ask for a volunteer to come forward to help out.
>
> 2. This volunteer (perhaps a Teacher or and Educational
> assistant) will help select the School Leader (s).
>
> 3. This volunteer and the School Leader help create the
> excitement about the campaign and suggest fundraising ideas!
>
> At the encouragement from the school board, we have created some fun
> and educational fundraising ideas! These are available at
> www.EasterSealsPEI.org<http://www.EasterSealsPEI.org> under the “Schools”
> button.
>
> On this website you can also check out one of the really popular ideas
> this year. This is the poster contest where the winner can win an X Box!
> We are also in the process of setting up a video contest which the older
> grades may like!
>
> When I come to your school on the Ambassador Tour, the School Leader
> will be able to present the fundraising results of your collective
> efforts in front of their fellow students!
>
> We know that in addition to raising funds for those with disabilities,
> when the whole school gets involved, the students learn how good it
> feels to help others and how collectively, students can make a big
> difference!
>
> I look forward to meeting you on the upcoming school tour!
>
> Thank you!
>
> Brett Robinson
>
>
>
> PS – For more details on this concept visit
> http://youtu.be/kMk2MEbWtIU
>
>
> For more information please contact:
>
>
> Margaret Wilton, Campaign Coordinator
>
> margaret
>
>

MARCH NEWSLETTER

MarchNewsletter.docx

PANCAKE BREAKFAST/HOCKEY GAME CANCELLED

The Pancake Breakfast which was scheduled to be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Morell Consolidated School has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Hockey Game between the Morell Consolidated staff and students which was also to be held at the Morell Rink on Friday, February 21, 2014, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

6 February, 2014 12:07

HOME AND SCHOOL UPDATEFebruary 2014<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />

NOTE: Att. Presidents/Members – Please post the Home & School February Update on your Home & School’s Facebook page, web site, and blog.

1. Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (TSAW) February 9-15, 2014

Find planning ideas at: http://peihsf.ca/search/node/Teacher/Staff%20Appreciation

The Federation will present two Extra Mile Awards during this special week.

2. Workshops on how to develop Parent Leadership grant proposals

O’Leary School – Tues. Feb. 11th; Holman Bldg. Summerside – Thurs. Feb. 13th; Royalty Centre

Charlottetown Feb. 18th Participants must register by calling Jean Davis 1-800-916-0664 / 620-

3186 or email peihsf .

3. Annual Meeting/Convention, April 12th

Mark your calendars Saturday, April 12th. Plan to attend the P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 61st Annual Meeting/Convention. Registration information will be mailed to Presidents by Feb. 15th.

4. Presidents/Co-Chairs Annual Reports

Please submit your Annual Report to the Federation office by: Monday, March 3, 2014 .

See template attached and online at:

5. Volunteer & Life Membership Awards

Nominate a Home and School member for 2014 Volunteer of the Year or Life Membership Award. Deadline: March 14th. More at: http://peihsf.ca/content/awards

6. English Language School Board
Proposed Governance Board Policies received first reading Jan. 28 and are online at: kkredmond by Feb 7.

7. Home & School & You – Monthly Newspaper Column, published in The Guardian Feb. 5th.
See pasted below and online at: http://peihsf.ca/content/chance-celebrate-teacherstaff-appreciation-week

Other community news….

A. Education 20/20 Inc.= New website: http://www.education2020.ca

B. Parent Survey – Share your views about Careers in the Skilled Trades at:

C. Island EMS CPR/AED training: Contact: Chris 1-888-475-3243 / www.islandfirstaid.ca

D. Canada Day Challenge Poster Contest: www.challenge.pch.gc.ca
E. Earth Day: www.earthday.ca/outreach/2014-01-14-staples-recycling-for-education-en-fr/index.html
F. Family Violence Prevention Week, Feb. 9-15 = www.stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca.

G. Active Teen Parenting Course – Contact Pam: 213-2509 pam

**************Home and School news column, The Guardian, February 2014

Chance to celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Parents across Canada will recognize school staff members, teachers, teacher assistants, secretaries, custodians, crosswalk personnel and others during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Feb. 9-15.

Home and School associations in elementary, intermediate and senior high schools are organizing activities to thank great people who inspire, encourage, and care for our children. The federation expresses its gratitude to members of school staff for their commitment to the educational development and total well-being of Island children. Contact a local home and school association to see how to get involved!

In addition, two teachers/staff persons will be recognized with the federation’s Extra Mile Awards during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.

Presidents and committee chairs are asked to send annual home and school reports to the P.E.I. home and school federation office by March 3 for inclusion in the federation’s annual book of reports. These reports are to cover events for this school year. Talk about what your home and school is doing in your school community. Reports ensure that local association’s successes, challenges, events and milestones are recorded for other members to review and for historical purposes. A template on the federation’s website offers help at: http://peihsf.ca/content/template-presidents-annual-reports

The federation’s annual volunteer and life membership awards recognize individuals who have given exceptional contributions to the total well being of children and youth on P.E.I. through service at the local Home and School Association and for outstanding service in the provincial federation. Awards are presented at the annual general meeting in April. Review criteria on-line at: http://peihsf.ca/content/awards. Submit nominations to the federation by March 14.

In anticipation of the Feb. 28th deadline of the Parent Leadership Grant, the federation is organizing workshops in various locations across the Island on how to develop grant proposals. Anyone looking for successful project ideas and wanting help with filling in the application, should contact Jean Davis to register at: peihsf or call 620-3186 or 1-800-916-0664.

School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System or SHAPES-PEI is a data collection and knowledge exchange system that is designed to monitor youth health behaviours in Prince Edward Island. SHAPES-PEI uses school-based surveys (the provincial SHAPES survey and the national Youth Smoking Survey) to ask students, grades 5 to 12, questions about physical activity, healthy eating, mental fitness, and tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. We look forward to learning about the 2012‑13 School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System (SHAPES‑PEI) ‑ Provincial Health Profile in February.

Save the date, April 12th for the federation’s 61th annual general meeting at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel on Kent Street in Charlottetown. Invite all members, parents and teachers, to attend the annual meeting. Each Association is asked to designate five attendees as official voting delegates. An action packed agenda is planned this year!

Reading fluency is important because it links word recognition and comprehension. It is the ability to read aloud quickly, accurately and with appropriate expression. Finding the right book for a child means choosing ones he or she is interested in and making sure it’s at the right level. Check out http://www.readingrockets.org/teaching/reading101/fluency.

Visit the federation’s websites at: peihsf.ca for Home and School initiatives and Help My Child at http://helpmychild.ca/ to find out a variety of resources for families.

Pam Montgomery, President, PEI Home and School Federation

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only: 40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 620-3186 Fax: 620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)
www.peihsf
peihsf
http://www.facebook.com/peihsf
https://twitter.com/peihsf

“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.” ~Author Unknown

February’s Newsletter is Live!

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January Newsletter now available!

Click the link to access January’s newsletter or click on the newsletter heading.

Happy Holidays!

Helping our Neighbors to the East!

Souris Has made it to the Semi-Finals of the AVIVA Community Fund competition. Help our neighbors by voting now! http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17490

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