DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

Please Note: Correction in December’s Newsletter

The Christmas Concert will be held on TUESDAY, DEC. 6TH AT 7:00 P.M. (THE STORMDATE: WOULD BE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7TH).

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Islanders invited to raise issues through resolution process

Islanders invited to raise issues through resolution process

At the September Board meeting of the Provincial Home and School Federation, we held a group discussion around the questions “What do we mean by academic achievement?” and “What is it about grade 12 education that is important to parents?”

Our Board Members described a school system that produces well-rounded and engaged citizens who have interpersonal skills and the ability to do whatever they want to do in the future. They envisioned inclusive environments that offer different and interesting learning trajectories for different students- not a “cookie cutter” approach. They believe that success is different for every child and that the education system should “foster their passions.”

The most effective way of raising issues that need to be addressed in P.E.I.’s education system is through our annual Resolution process. Every year at our AGM, delegates discuss issues raised by our membership, determine through a voting process whether they become organization policy, and decide the focus of the work of the Provincial Federation for the next year.

Local home and school associations are encouraged to collaborate within their own school communities, as well as within their family of schools to identify priority issues that may be addressed at a provincial level. Assistance with writing resolutions is available online at peihsf or by telephone at (902) 620-3186 or, toll-free, 1-800-916-0664. Resolutions should be submitted to the P.E.I. Home and School Federation office by January 31, 2017.

Parent Leadership Grants are available to help local associations bridge school-to-school transitions and provide an opportunity for local home and schools within each family of schools to engage in cooperative projects. During Chef Tony Geraci’s visit to P.E.I. schools, students came up with the idea of holding youth forums to discuss the future of school food within their communities. Parent Leadership Grants could be used to bring youth, parents, teachers, administrators, chefs and food producers together to learn about the great food that is available locally in P.E.I. and how it can be brought into schools. You can find the application kit, an example of a grant application around school food, and more information at http://peihsf.ca/content/parent-leadership-grants. The next deadline for the Parent Leadership Grant is Jan. 27.

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation Extra Mile Awards are your opportunity to recognize those within the school system who go above and beyond the call of duty to support our students. The submission deadline is Jan. 13. More details can be found online at: http://peihsf.ca/extramile

The PEIHSF office staff are available to help local associations in their deliberations about everything from public consultation meetings to writing resolutions. Email office or phone 902-620-3186 or 1-800-916-0664.

Lisa MacDougall, President of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, lives in North Rustico with her husband and two children. Her column appears in The Guardian during the school year on the first Thursday of the month. She welcomes comments from readers and information for the column. She can be reached at peihsf.ca or 902-620-3186.

http://peihsf.ca/content/islanders-invited-raise-issues-through-resolution-process

Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
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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

29 November, 2016 13:10

HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS, December 2016

1. 2017 Extra Mile Awards
Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award. Two awards will be presented. Submission deadline is: January 13, 2017. More details are online at: http://peihsf.ca/extramile

2. 2017 Staff Appreciation Week
School staff will be celebrated across Canada February 13 to 17, 2017 during Staff Appreciation Week. Home and School groups are encouraged to show appreciation to teachers, custodians, secretaries for the contributions they make to our children and their education.

3. Resolutions
Consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our peihsf / 902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.

4. Parent Leadership Grants
The Parent Leadership Grant Program has one more deadline for this school year. Submit project proposals by: January 27, 2017. Find application kit and more information at: http://peihsf.ca/content/parent-leadership-grants

5. 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention

Mark your 2017 calendars……… PEI Home and School Federation’s 64th Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 8, 2017, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI

Best wishes to you and your families for this Holiday season

and in the New Year 2017!

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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MORELL COMMUNITY SPIRIT NIGHT – MORELL RINK – FRIDAY, NOV. 25TH

Tomorrow Friday Nov 25th its a Morell Community Spirit night at the Morell Community Rink. There will be a FREE family skate from 7-8pm followed by the Morell Credit Union Jr C game. Admission to the game is free for students of any age wearing any morell family of schools team jersey or school emblem clothing (hat, t-shirt, scarf, sports jersey…). For all others, including adults admission to the game, admission is only $2. All admission proceeds and 50/50 will go to support a Christmas Toy Drive for the community and surrounding area.

PUBLIC INPUT MEETING / KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION / HOTDOG/CHEESEBURGER DAYS

Morell Consolidated School

Public Schools Branch

Principal: Leo Hendricken P.O. Box 60

Vice-Principal: Linda Blackett Morell, PE C0A 1S0

School Counselor: Cindy Wood Phone: 961-7340

Admin. Assistant: Anita Geldert Fax: 961-7331

November 1, 2016

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, & Community Members,

As per notice below from Bob Andrews, we would like to remind you that the Public Input Meeting for the Morell Family of Schools will be held tomorrow evening, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Morell Regional High School at 6:30 p.m. (Please Note: Time Changed to 6:30 p.m.). All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Public Meetings An initial round of public meetings was held in October to present data to the public and ensure they have opportunities to understand the information.

A second set of public meetings will give the public an opportunity to provide input on options for change. The schedule for these meetings is as follows:

· Charlottetown Rural family of schools: Charlottetown Rural High School, Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.

· Morell family of schools: Morell Regional High School, Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. (Please Note: Time changed to 6:30 p.m.)

· Colonel Gray family of schools: Colonel Gray High School, Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.

· Kinkora family of schools: Kinkora Regional High School, Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.

· Westisle family of schools: Westisle Composite High School, Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.

· Montague family of schools: Montague Regional High School, Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.

How to Participate

The format of the meetings scheduled for November 1 to November 10 includes opportunities for Islanders to make presentations and to respond.

· 7:00 to 9:00 pm – Individuals or groups may make presentations up to 10 minutes in length. To book a time to present at one of the public meetings, email mwgregory or call (902) 620-0944. Presenters are invited to bring accompanying written submissions.

· 9:00 to 10:00 pm – During the third hour, the moderator will invite people in attendance who wish to comment on the ideas presented to come forward to the microphone and provide feedback.

Throughout the consultation process, submissions can also be made online or in writing.

Bob Andrews
902.368.5868

Registration for 2017-2018 Kindergarten
Week of November 21-25, 2016

Parents are asked to register their children for kindergarten prior to or during the week of November 21-25, 2016.

· Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017 in order to be eligible for kindergarten.

· Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (902-368-6990), Summerside Office (902-888-8400) or Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.

· A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.

· Parents are reminded to bring two pieces of information which verify proof of child’s age: birth certificate/PEI health card as well as verification of home address, such as current utility bill.

· Dates for the parents and children to attend the Annual Welcome to Kindergarten sessions will be announced in the spring of 2017.

· Please note that schools and school zones may be affected, and subject to change, depending on the outcome of the current review of schools and school change process.

NEWSLETTER CORRECTION:

The following is the correct schedule for hotdog & cheeseburger days in November:

HOTDOG/CHEESEBURGER DAYS – NOVEMBER

Nov. 4th – Hotdogs

Nov. 25th – Cheeseburgers