1 February, 2016 13:17

HOME AND SCHOOL UPDATE, February 2016

1. Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (TSAW) February 14 – 20, 2016

Home and Schools are reminded to celebrate all school staff during this week of recognition.

2. Annual Reports

Presidents are asked to please submit Annual Reports to the Federation office by: Friday, Feb. 29, 2016. See template attached and online at: http://peihsf.ca/content/template-presidents-annual-reports

3. Volunteer of the Year / Life Membership Awards / School Bus Driver

Nominate a Home and School member for the 2016 Volunteer of the Year and/or Life Membership Award by March 4, 2016. Nominate a school bus driver for the 2016 School Bus Driver of the Year Award by May 15, 2016 More at: http://peihsf.ca/content/awards

4. AGM – April 9th

Mark the date on your calendar to attend the PEI Home and School Federation’s Annual General Meeting & Convention on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street Charlottetown. Everyone is welcome with each Home and School designating five members (parents and teachers) as their voting delegates. Resolutions and registration information will be mailed to presidents by mid February.

5. Nominate Officers to the PEIHSF Board

Home and School Associations are asked to consider nominating persons to sit on the provincial Home and School Federation Board. Select individuals who can do the work of the Federation in its advocacy work for all students in the province. See nomination form attached.

Other news….
* February is Count Your Cubes! month! Heart and Stroke Foundation, PEI, PEI Healthy Eating Alliance and go!PEI will launch a 28-day The Sugary Drink Challenge encouraging Islanders to count and reduce the number of sugar cubes they’re consuming in common beverages like pop, juice, sports drinks and vitamin waters. Sign up for the challenge at: info Win prizes of a $100 Sobeys gift card and two $50 Indigo gift cards.
Contact Melissa Arsenault at mjarsenault or Angela Dawson at addawson

* Rick Hansen Foundation – Building inclusive play spaces:
Any group interested in building inclusive play spaces in your school or community, can access a practical toolkit at: schools or call toll free at 1-800-213-2131 or Karen Morrison kmorrison

* Grade nine SIS students to pilot new curriculum resource on Indian Residential Schooling From February 16th through April 1st, SIS teachers Darrell DesRoches and Stuart Smith and pre-service teachers Josh McIntosh and Lomeharshan Lall will pilot with social studies students the new curriculum resource Practicing Reconciliation through Education: The History and Legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential Schooling System. Stay tuned for important updates to H&S members on this innovative and Truth and Reconciliation Commission-inspired collaboration between the Department of Education, Early Learning & Culture, English Language School Board, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, PEI Human Rights Commission, PEI Teachers’ Federation and UPEI Faculty of Education.

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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Gymnastics Program

GYMNASTICS PROGRAM***

The Kings County Gymnastics Club is offering a “7” week GYMNASTICS PROGRAM at Ecole La-Belle-Cloche School in Fortune on Wednesday evenings starting January 13th. The program is offered to girls and boys ages 3-14. The primary goal of the club is to offer the children FUN, FITNESS and FUNDAMENTALS of the sport of gymnastics. The Head Instructor is Darlene Grenier, a Level III certified gymnastics coach.

Registration is taking place at the Main Street Mall in Souris on Saturday, January 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration fee is $60.00 + $20.00 insurance/registration fee. The ins./reg. fee is a once a year fee (Sept. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016). For more information, please feel free to contact Darlene at (902) 687-2221 or (902) 969-8209 or by email at dxgrenier@edu.pe.ca

16 December, 2015 15:40

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1 December, 2015 15:59

Revised…..HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS, December 2015

1. District Advisory Councils
What you need to know about District Advisory Councils is posted at: peihsf.ca/councils
The Minister of Education has requested that home and schools select their District Advisory Council representative by December 31, 2015 so that councils can begin to meet early in 2016. Send the name to Adele McLeod, Department of Education by email to mamcleod or by telephone to (902) 368-4610.

2. Extra Mile Award
Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award by January 9, 2016. More details are on-line at: http://peihsf.ca/extramile

3. Resolutions
Consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our peihsfcoordinator 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.

4. Committees

People interested in joining the PEI Home and School Federation’s Committees listed on our website at: peihsf

The Technology Committee is seeking 2 -3 more reps.

5. English Language School Board

Next School Board meeting will be held on December 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the School Board office on 288 MacEwen Road, Summerside

Mark your 2016 calendars: Home and School Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 9, 2016, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

Other Community News….

v Brain Injury Association of PEI = Parents/Schools can order bicycle, hockey/skating helmets at wholesale prices for kids through the Brain Injury organization by contacting Ken Murnaghan at: info

v Education 2020 Award – Nominations are now open for the 2016 Excellence in Education Award. This time, for the nature and extent to which technology is used to enhance learning. Information about the Award, including award criteria, is available on our website www.education2020.ca.

v Common Sense Media – How to choose great media for your kids! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/8-ways-to-unplug-your-holidays

Best wishes to you and your families for this Holiday season and in the New Year 2016!

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
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