Home and School News, November 2023
🍎 SIGN UP for FREE Volunteer Training
The Federation is hosting two Home & School Training Workshops. Parents, teachers, and students may attend! Workshops are designed to enhance Home & School effectiveness and parent engagement in public education. New volunteer executive members should attend these sessions.
Monday, Nov. 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Miscouche Consolidated School
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., West Royalty Elementary School
SIGN-UP by Nov. 4 by emailing Shirley at: email@example.com … Or call 902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664. No Cost. Light refreshments provided.
🍎 Reminder: 2023-2024 Membership Fees
Home and School Association Treasurers are reminded to submit this school year’s membership fees by November 1st. You can now pay by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail cheques to the Federation office. Questions? 902-620-3186 / email@example.com
🍎 Parent Leadership Grants
Parent Leadership Project grants for up to $500 are available to Home and School Associations. Leadership projects are to focus on parent leadership and engagement in your school community.
Go to: https://peihsf.ca/grants. Submission deadline: Nov. 30th.
🍎 Recognition and Awards Programme 2023-2024
Awards recognize deserving individuals in school communities. The P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 2023-2024 Programme begins with the Crossing Guard Award nominations due Nov. 24. Find more details online at PEIHSF Awards
Happenings in our community…
🍎 Donagh Home & Schools Craft Fair will be held on Sat., Nov. 18, 2023, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Donagh Regional School (928 Bethel Road, Donagh).
🍎 Literacy Champion Award -
🍎 Dyslexia Canada - Alicia Smith, Executive Director of Dyslexia Canada, to speak about Dyslexia & The Right to Read on Oct. 25, 6-7 p.m. at Three Oaks Senior High School, Summerside.
🍎 Live Well PEI accepting applications for Wellness Grant Program
Community organizations may apply for Community Catalyst Grants. Schools may apply for School Health Grants. ($2,500, $5,000, and $7,500). Applications for both grant streams will be accepted online until 9:00 AM on Nov. 6, 2023. More info at:
November 20 National Child Day
November 21–27 Canada History Week
Home and School News, May 2023
1. School Bus Driver Award
Nominate a school bus driver to receive recognition for keeping our children safe as they travel to and from school from September to June during school year. Submission date: Friday, May 5, 2023
Thank you to Local Associations for attending the 70th Annual Meeting & Conference. The meeting’s slideshows, round table summary, minutes, and resolutions are being posted on our website when finalized. Go to: https://peihsf.ca/agm/
4. School Trustees Board Meeting
The Public Schools Branch Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 7:30 p.m. at Montague Regional High, 274 Valleyfield Road, Rte. 326, Lower Montague or via Webex at:
PSB Board of Trustees. Any member of the public who wishes to make a presentation to the Board must submit a written request to the Public Schools Branch by 4 p.m. on April 27, 2023 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 902-368-6850 for additional information or to register to attend.
5. School Calendar
The Department of Education & Early Years released the 2023-2024 School Calendar, April 17. The first school day for students is Sept. 7. More at: 2023-2024 School Calendar | Government of Prince Edward Island
6. 70th AGM Report
PEI Home and School Federation president, Dionne Tuplin will include an AGM report in May newspaper column to be published on Friday, May 5 and online at: News - PEI Home and School Federation (peihsf.ca)
Home and School News, April 2023
1. Is your school registered?
SIGN UP today for the 70th P.E.I. Home and School Federation Annual General Meeting & Convention.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown
Fee: $40 per person
2. AGM Round Table Topics
Topics: Diversity, Student Well-Being, Home & School Successes/Challenges.
Table Resources: Debbie Langston & Andrea Garland, Diversity Consultants
Elizabeth Kennedy, Student Well-Being Team Lead Consultant
Sara Fletcher & Tina Cardiff, Family Support Workers, Bluefield & Montague Family of Schools.
Guests: Hon. Antionette Perry, Lt. Governor for P.E.I.; Minister or Deputy Dept. of Education, Federation Past Presidents, and more.
Three resolutions will be considered and voted on at the Annual General Meeting on April 15. Home and Schools are asked to review and vote on the proposed resolutions at your local meeting and select your voting delegates who will attend the A.G.M., voting as directed by their Association. Voting should reflect the opinions of your school's parents, guardians, teachers, and staff. Find proposed resolutions online at: peihsf.ca/agm
4. School Bus Driver Award
5. National Volunteer Week, April 2023
Volunteering Weaves us Together! Let's celebrate our individual and collective actions in creating a strong, interconnected, vibrant community! Volunteering weaves us together, strengthening the fabric of our community by sharing our time, talent, and energy to support one another.
NVW 2023 - National Volunteer Week (NVW) - Campaigns - Volunteer Canada
Home and School News, March 2023
1. 70th AGM & Conference
Mark your calendar! The P.E.I. Home and School Federation is pleased to announce that our Knowledge, Collaboration, & Success for the Next Generation A.G.M. & Conference 2023 will take place on Saturday, April 15, at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown.
- Hon. Natalie Jameson, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning
- Hon. Antionette Perry, Lieutenant Governor
- More speakers from Student Well-Being Teams and the Dept. of Education's new Diversity lead, Debbie Langston
More info will be posted at: https://peihsf.ca/agm/ or call us at 902-620-3186.
2. NEW Annual Report submission deadline - March 10
To allow more time following the school break, the deadline to submit Annual Reports has been extended to Friday, March 10. Every Home and School Association is asked to submit a report for inclusion in the Federation's annual Book of Reports. Remember! You are writing a piece of the history of Home and School in P.E.I. Click here to use the NEW President’s Google 2023 Report Form or email a word doc to Kelly at: email@example.com
3. Review Proposed 2023 Resolutions
Proposed resolutions have been circulated to Presidents. Please discuss these resolutions at your next Home and School meeting. Use each resolution as a springboard for discussing the topic; then hold a vote, resolution by resolution, to determine how your school's delegates will vote at the Annual Meeting. Your voting delegates can vote "in favour," "opposed," or they can present amendments. Review 2023 resolutions online at: https://peihsf.ca/resolutions/
4. Volunteer / Life Membership Awards
A Home and School volunteer is recognized annually for their efforts in their local school with the Steve McQuaid Volunteer of the Year. In addition, a Life Membership is recognized when deemed appropriate with this person's contributions, locally and provincially. You are invited to review the awards' criteria and submit nominations by March 9. Awards details at: https://peihsf.ca/awards/
5. Board of Directors Nominations
The P.E.I. Home and School Federation is the umbrella organization of Home and Schools across the island. It is overseen by a volunteer board elected by delegates from member Home and School Associations. Every year at the annual meeting, elections are held for vacant positions on the board, and members are encouraged to nominate suitable candidates who, in your opinion, have the necessary qualifications to do the work of the provincial Federation. You can access the 2023 Nomination Form at: https://peihsf.ca/agm/