PEI Home and School Notice
The schools are open and so is the P.E.I. Home and School Federation office. We hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready to begin the 2013-2014 school year.
The PEIHSF office is open Monday to Friday, 8-4. Phone numbers are 620-3186 / toll free 1-800-916-0664 and email address is peihsf. Our website is updated regularly at: peihsf.ca Your Home and School Association membership renewal deadline is the end of November. The first mailing of the year is on its way to Presidents.
The September news update is pasted below. Feel free to contact the office any time. We will do our best to return your calls promptly.
Get involved in education at the beginning of the school year!
Home and School Update, September 2013
1. REGISTER NOW FOR FALL LEADERSHIP TRAINING
FREE Training for all volunteers with facilitators Vicky Bryanton and Stephen Gould.
Tuesday October 1 Hernewood Intermediate 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 2 Souris Consolidated 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Thursday October 3 Spring Park Elementary 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Call 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 or email peihsf
to register by Sept. 25, 2013.
2. 60th SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING
The P.E.I. Home and School Federation will hold its 60thSemi-Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Bluefield High School. The heart of the meeting will be small-group discussions between our members and others in the education system. Topics will include: School Trustees, Healthy Living and Wellness, Technology, School Calendar, Communications, Parent Engagement.
More info will be posted soon at: peihsf.ca
3. HOME AND SCHOOL AND YOU News Column, SEPTEMBER 2013
GET INVOLVED FROM THE BEGINNING – As school gets underway, September is the right month for parents to be part of their child’s education…
This column is written by Pam Montgomery, president of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, and appears in The Guardian during the school year on the first Wednesday of the month.
4. KEEPING THEM SAFE AT WORK – Speaker for H&S meetings
As our children head into junior and senior high school grades, many of them take on part-time jobs. Kids can and do get hurt at work, especially given their inexperience, their reluctance to ask questions, and their eagerness to appear competent. What role can we, as parents, play in keeping our children safe in the workplace? Clare Waddell, Youth Education Consultant with the Workers Compensation Board of PEI speaks regularly to students in Island high schools about staying safe at work. She also has some useful tips for parents and is available to share this information at local association home and school meetings. Contact Clare at cbwaddell or (902) 368-6357.
5. OTHER News….
· Family Literacy – 15 minutes of fun! http://abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/15-minutes-of-fun
· Ideas for Parents – Kids Who Blog. http://www.readingrockets.org/article/58543/
· PrevNet – Canada’s authority on research and resources for bullying prevention.
· PEI KIDS Spud Run, Sat., Oct. 19, 2013 http://www.peimarathon.ca/index.php?page=kids-event
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