Home & School News, February 2024

Home and School News, February 2024

¬†ūüć鬆¬†Presidents‚Äô¬†Annual Reports¬†

President's Annual Reports are due February 29. All reports will be included in the 71st Annual Book of Reports. Include activities for this school year, starting in Sept. through to the end of June. You can get tips on how to write your report by reading other reports in last year’s 2023 Book of Reports at: https://peihsf.ca/agm/.  Use a blog format by listing each month and related activities in bullet form. Use the Federation’s new President's Annual Report 2024 Google Form.  If you need help, contact the office peihsf@gov.pe.ca / 902-620-3186

¬†ūüć鬆¬†Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week¬†

Celebrate Teachers/Staff Appreciation Week, February 12-16, 2024. Home and School Associations plan ways to thank school staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation week. Start now. Brainstorm ideas to thank school staff.

¬†ūüć鬆¬†Home and School Volunteer Awards

The Federation’s Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes one volunteer's significant contributions to helping volunteers in their local school communities. The Life Member acknowledges service to the provincial Federation. Associations may nominate Home and School volunteers for these awards by the deadline: March. 3. Criteria and Form are online at: https://peihsf.ca/awards/ 

ūüć鬆¬†SAVE THE DATE: April 13, 2024

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation's Annual General Meeting will be on April 13, 2024, at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. The Federation office will mail the AGM package to presidents and information will be posted at: https://peihsf.ca/agm/ Plan to register 2-5 delegates to represent your school.

What is the role of educators and parents in the education of students?
Parent and educators work together to support and improve the learning, development and overall health of children and youth. We play major roles in the educational success of students. Students need a positive learning experience to succeed in school: one providing support, motivation, and quality instruction. With the increasing demands on the family, parental support in the education of students extends beyond the school building. It’s a shared responsibility! You really can bolster a child’s education by creating a supportive learning environment at home. You can also do so by becoming more involved in the school community. The research says that parent and family involvement creates better outcomes for students. https://www.prodigygame.com/main-en/blog/parental-involvement-in-education/

 ~Pink Shirt Day Canada 2024 is on February 28th Let’s work together to end bullying and spread kindness!  A new Pink Shirt Project for high schools urges youth to create a kindness inspired project for their school or community. Students conceive of and implement their very own ideas for spreading good! For more information go to: https://pinkshirtdaycanada.ca/  

~Early Childhood Development Association Handle with Care course = provides parents, educators and all caregivers the understanding of children's social and emotional needs, as well as understanding and developing their own. Programs: BGC Charlottetown, Jan. 30th 6:00-8:00; Charlottetown Royalty Centre Rm 212, starting Feb. 5th 11:30-1:30;  Stratford Town Hall, Southport Rm, starting Feb. 7th 6:30-8:30 pm.  Materials/refreshments provided. Contact Sara MacDougall to register hwcpei@ecdaofpei.ca or 902-368-1870.

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Shirley Smedley Jay

Executive Director

PEI Home and School Federation 

PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PEI C1A 7M4

902-620-3186 / 902-218-8916

Twitter: @peihsf.ca 

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