27 April, 2016 16:52
May 2016 Home and School News Update
1. Nominate a School Bus Driver
Nominate a school bus driver for the 2016 School Bus Driver of the Year Award. Submit to the PEI Home and School Federation by deadline: Friday, May 13, 2016. More details at: http://peihsf.ca/bus_driver_award
2. Welcome to Kindergarten (WTK) / SMARTSaver
Dates/ times for WTK sessions are outlined on the English Language School Board’s website at: http://www.gov.pe.ca/edu/elsb/parents_students/wtk-sessions/
SMARTSaver information cards are given to parents across Canada to help save for higher education. Find details at: http://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/news/tlp-supports-smartsaver-to-help-families-save-for-higher-education
3. English Language School Board
The next school board of trustees’ meeting will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Stratford school board office. Find details here: http://www.gov.pe.ca/edu/elsb/board_of_trustees/school-board-meetings/
4. District Advisory Council Meeting Highlights
District Advisory Councils are completing their second round of meetings. Check the department’s website for meeting highlights at: http://www.gov.pe.ca/eecd/DAC#agenda
5. 2016-2017 School Calendar
You can download the 2016-2017 School Calendar from the Education, Early Learning and Culture department’s website at: http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/eelccalendar16.pdf
Other community news…
Ø Canadian Atlas of Child and Youth Injury Prevention
This portal http://injuryevidence.ca/has a tremendous amount of resources and data on injury. It is searchable by many variables including region, type of injury, etc. It took many years to develop and will be sustained by the Parachute organization: http://www.parachutecanada.org/ .
Ø Annual Write for a Better World, World Literacy Canada: Calling all writers in grades 5 to 8: fight for literacy and get published with World Literacy Canada! The annual Write for A Better World contest is back with the prompt to write a 400 word story about looking at yourself through another person’s perspective.
More details at: http://www.worldlit.ca/canada-programs/write-for-a-better-world/
Ø May 2016 is Census Month – Statistics Canada developed a Community Supporter Toolkit to provide citizens with helpful tools to fill out the 2016 Census Form.
Click here for more: http://www.census.gc.ca/ccr16b/ccr16b_001-eng.html
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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