3 September, 2015 17:51

Home and School Update – September 2015

1. Actions for Home & School Presidents & Treasurers

To get us off to a quick start, it would be appreciated if forms, mailed to presidents the first week of September, be returned to the office as requested:

A. Local Executive Contact Form – Presidents are asked to fill out this form and return to the office by September 30th or following your first Home & School meeting.

B. Membership Fee Form – Please ask your treasurer to fill out this form and return with payment to the Federation office by November 30th.

2. Sign up for Fall Leadership Training Workshops

These FREE workshops are for anyone in the school community who is interested in taking on a leadership role in Home & School. Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM at all following locations:

September 22 O’Leary Elementary September 24 Summerside Intermediate

September 28 Cardigan Elementary October 1 Sherwood Elementary

Discover the “ins and outs” of home and school, from running meetings to managing money to maintaining a healthy dialogue with home & school partners.

Register at: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 peihsf

3. Semi-Annual Meeting

Three Oaks Senior High School will be this Fall’s location on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. This provincial Home and School meeting is open to all parents and teachers in your school. A complete registration package will be circulated to presidents by mid-September.

4. Parent Leadership Grants 2015-2016

There are twodeadlines for the upcoming year: October 23, 2015 and January 29, 2016. Project Guidelines are outlined in the Parent Leadership Grants Kit online at: http://peihsf.ca/grants

5. Joint Occupational Safety & Health Ask your principal about the appointment of a volunteer parent representative to sit on the Joint Occupational Safety & Health (JOSH) Committee at your school. Submit your parent volunteer’s name to the principal by September 30, 2015. For more info, contact: Joan Moore-Dennis, Provincial School Safety Consultant 902.620.3180.

Other community news….

A. Smart Saver, a federally funded program called the Canada Learning Bond, which provides modest income families with up to $2000.00 per child to start an RESP with no contribution required. Families are eligible if they have a child born in 2004 or later provided that they are also eligible for the National Child Benefit Supplement as part of the Canada Tax Benefit. ( 1.4 million children in Canada are presently eligible.) Find more at:

B. Learning Disabilities Association September Newsletter can be found at: ldapei for more information and services available in PEI.

C. Reading Rockets – Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school. You’ll find more at: http://www.readingrockets.org/reading-topics/parent-engagement

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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