Home and School Information

Wrapping up the school year

Another school year is almost in the books. This year has seen its fair share of challenges, and our students, faculty, staff, and volunteers have prevailed over those obstacles. But, we’ve also found reasons to celebrate.

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation (PEIHSF) was honored to distribute 4 Extra Mile Awards to very deserving recipients in May and June: Pam MacLeod, resource teacher from Cardigan Elementary; Krista Bryson, music teacher from Three Oaks Senior High School in Summerside; Randy Reardon, principal from Englewood Consolidated School in Crapaud; and Bertha Hogan, education assistant from West Kent Elementary. You certainly exemplify going the extra mile for your students.

Through its resolution process, the federation requested the government in 2018 to return to an elected school board. On May 5, 2022, the provincial government amended the Education Act, fulfilling its commitment to reinstate an elected school board. For more information about the upcoming changes, go to https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/moving-forward-on-reinstating-an-elected-school-board

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-school-board-elections-reinstated-fall-2022-1.6438549

There are changes to how the P.E.I. School Food Program will collect meal orders until the end of the school year. Notices were sent to parents informing them, ensuring no disruption in getting lunches to the students. Read more at https://mailchi.mp/7aa05123ed17/ordering-now-open-7222849?e=d5c9a78e6c

The School Calendar for the 2022-2023 year is live and available for viewing. Go to https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/2022-2023-school-calendar for a copy.

Congratulations to all the graduates on Prince Edward Island, from elementary to high school, and all the best wishes as you start your new ventures. As we come together to celebrate our children, let’s hold close to our hearts and minds the families and community members of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

As the school year draws to a close, now is a great time to consider electing new members to your home and school and/or parent council executives. June is also an excellent time to elect a new executive and board members to your Home and School Associations. Remember, all of our members are volunteers. Without you, nothing is possible. Stepping up to volunteer is a great way to give back and help make changes and improvements. Anyone who needs guidance on holding elections should contact the P.E.I. Home and School Federation office at 902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 /www.peihsf.ca.

As the weather gets warmer and the days longer, the summer is an excellent time for reading. Find summer reading ideas for students at community libraries and online at: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/online-library-resources

Have a great summer, be safe, and we look forward to seeing you all for the 2022-2023 school year.

 

Home and School News, June 2022

 

1.       Elect new people to Home & School executive

Are you leaving your post as a Home & School executive member?  June is an excellent time to elect new executive and board members to your Home and School Associations.  If you need guidance to hold elections, contact the PEI Home and School Federation office at:  620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 / peihsf@edu.pe.ca

2.       Parent Engagement Project Reports

Reports for completed Home and School’s Parent Engagement Projects are due May 31st.

3.       School Calendar 2022-2023

Next year’s school calendar is posted online at:

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/2022-2023-school-calendar

4.       Elected School Board

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation asked the government to return to an elected school board. On May 5/22, the provincial government made amendments to the Education Act fulfilling its commitment to reinstate an elected school board.
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/moving-forward-on-reinstating-an-elected-school-board

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-school-board-elections-reinstated-fall-2022-1.6438549

 

5.       School Food Program

There are changes to how the PEI School Food Program will collects meal orders to the end of June at: REMINDER FROM PEI SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAM (mailchi.mp)


6.       Find Summer Reading ideas at your community Library

Summer Reading ideas for students can be found at a P.E.I. library in your community.  Find online resources online at:  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/online-library-resources

Community News…..

~ UPEI Health Centred Research Clinic is looking for participants in a survey to better understand what Islanders think of the COVID-19 vaccine and immunization program. The survey is available in English, French, Mandarin, Arabic, and Vietnamese and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. All participants will have the opportunity to enter a draw for one of four $100 Walmart gift cards.

Link to survey: bit.ly/HCRC-PEI   Contact: Dr. William Montelpare (wmontelpare@upei.ca). This survey has been approved by the UPEI Research Ethics Board (researchcompliance@upei.ca


Stay up to date with PEI Home and School Federation

As the PEI Home and School Federation continues its mission of bringing together parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, and staff to promote the total well-being of children and the highest standards of education for each child in the province, we invite you to join our new mailing list

Board of Directors Nominations

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation is the umbrella organization of Home and Schools across P.E.I., and is overseen by a volunteer board elected by delegates from member Home and Schools. Every year at the annual meeting elections are held for vacant positions on the board, and members are encouraged to nominate candidates who, in your opinion, have the necessary qualifications to do the work of the provincial Federation. Download the 2022 Nomination Form (PDF).