PEI Home & School News, January 2020

Affecting Change in PEI’s Education System:

Resolutions are developed around issues that will affect positive change in our school system for all students’ benefit. Your Home and School’s resolutions will be considered at the 67th Annual Meeting & Convention on April 18, 2020.  What are the issues that are impacting student learning, student wellness and safety?  Check online for help with writing resolutions and/or contact the federation office.  Deadline to submit resolutions: Jan. 3, 2020.

 Extra Mile Award:

Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education/admin assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award.  Submission deadline is: Jan. 17.  More details are online at:

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Extra Mile Award

National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Feb. 10-14 provides opportunity for Home and Schools communities to recognize the hard work of our teachers and school staff.  Form a special committee to plan something special to say thank you!

Annual Home and School Reports

Presidents of Home and School Associations are asked to submit an annual 1-2 page report detailing your Home & School Association’s activities for this school year.  Reports will be inserted into the Federation’s 2019-2020 Annual Book of Reports. If you need assistance, call 620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 |  Please submit your report to the Federation office by Feb. 28th.

What’s on your Home and School meeting agenda?

The PEIHSF works to help parents become better informed and more involved in their student’s learning.  Join in the educational conversations through Local Home and School Associations.  When you receive information from the Federation, add those topics to your Home and School agenda for discussion at your meetings.  Topics may include: PEI government is returning to an elected school board; school food, student/staff wellness issues, youth vaping, bullying, etc.

If you have questions about the above info, please contact us at or 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664

How to start a book club for small kids:
A book club for small kids isn’t all that different from your typical neighborhood version.

 How can parents support their children’s development as writers?

What does the research tell us about effective strategies for teaching writing? Check writing resources at:  Reading Rockets – Writing

The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results indicate that Canadian students remain among the top 10 performers in the world. Of the 79 countries and economies that participated in PISA 2018, Canada ranked fourth in reading, 10th in mathematics and sixth in science.  The Canadian report can be found at

Dental Public Health – The Dental Preventive Clinic

Attention Parent/Guardian: 

The Dental Preventive Clinic will be operating at Cardigan Consolidated School beginning in early January.
Purpose of Dental Clinic
: Screen children to assess risk of oral disease; provide oral health education, topical fluoride, scaling/polishing and sealants, according to your child’s individual needs.
:  All children will be seen for a two-minute screening to determine their risk of oral disease.  If you do not wish your child to have this dental screening, please notify the school secretary or classroom teacher.  

Consent: After the screening, all children will be given a consent form which will be necessary for you to complete and return before services are provided.  

Fees: There is no cost involved as the preventive services are covered by the Children’s Dental Care Program.  

Contact: If you have any questions about the program, please contact the dental staff at the School or the Dental Public Health Clinic in Charlottetown at 902-368-4918.


Further Information:  Please note that only preventive services will be provided and the screening is not a substitute for an annual dental examination.  It is strongly recommended that parents take their children to a dentist for regular examinations and treatment.  The Children’s Dental Care Program assists with the cost of basic dental care delivered in private and public dental offices for children from ages 3 – 17. For more information, please visit and click on the following link for the program brochure

Cardigan Book Fair

The book fair will be held in the gym the week of Nov. 4-8th. Parents are invited to attend during parent teacher interviews. Students will be bringing home a flyer and their “wish list” on Tuesday and can purchase books on Wednesday. This is a great opportunity to pick up some Christmas gifts. We hope to see everyone out to support our library fundraiser. If we are able to reach our goal of $1,500 in sales we will earn $750.00 worth of books for our school library. As well, don’t forget to enter our family contest for a chance to win $25.00 worth of books for your family.

Book Fair Volunteers needed:
We are looking for volunteers to help with our Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held on Thursday, November 7th from 2:30PM – 8PM.
We would like to have people for the following times:
4:00PM – 6:00PM
6:00PM -8:00PM
If you are able to volunteer for a couple of hours it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Ms. B either by phoning the school or emailing her at 

Cardigan School – Holiday Fundraiser kick-off

Cardigan School is very excited to be offering this holiday Fundraiser.

*** Clarification: On the order envelope it does state that HST is to be added on each ornament. The total of each ornament with tax is $23.00..***

Kits are being sent home today, Monday, October 21st and return date is November 4th.

  • These beautiful ornaments are hand polished stainless steel that will never tranish and are made by hand right here on PEI.
  • They come packaged in a velour drawstring gift bag and the ornaments are decorated with 3 jingle bells, a satin haging ribbon. It even has a gift card enclosed.
  • 25% of each sale will come directly to the school. We will use these funds for books and resources for our classrooms.

Thank you so very much for your support.