Home & School News, September 2020

1.      AGM REGISTRATION

It’s time to register for the P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 67th Annual Meeting coming up on Monday, September 14th, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.
The board will conduct a condensed business followed by an update from the Hon. Brad Trivers, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning. The Minister will answer questions about students return to school during a Q&A. We urge presidents/co-chairs to ensure your Home and School Association is registered which ensures a quorum!
Details include:
REGISTRATION: Click here to register for the AGM. Submit one registration per delegate.
– We request that you register early – by Sept. 11th However, registration will remain open to 12 noon
on the day of the meeting, Sept. 14th
Those who register will be sent a link to join the virtual AGM.
– Each home and school can send five voting delegates, but there is no limit to the number of
additional parents/guardians, teachers, administrators/staff who can attend.  No fees to attend.
–   RESOLUTIONS: Review (4) Proposed 2020 Resolutions and come prepared to vote.
–   Election of Officers: Nomination Form   Elections of Officers will be part of the AGM. If you are
interested in a board position, contact the federation office.
Registered Associations will each receive a $50 gift card to purchase books for their school library or
contribute to their school food program.
For more info: peihsf@edu.pe.ca / 902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter

  1. NEW Healthy School Lunch Program

 

The School Food team shared exciting news. As of August 27th, the Registration page for the NEW Healthy School Food Program is LIVE! Families can begin preparing for the school year by registering their family NOW!
The school food program will provide an opportunity for families to order healthy lunches 5 days a week alongside existing school food programs. Meals will be prepared and delivered directly to schools at lunch time by local food service providers. All students will have access to the same healthy lunch options, which will include nut free, gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options.
The Pay What You Can Program offers families 3 options:
1) You can pay full amount of your child’s lunch max $5/day
2) You can pay an amount that you can afford to pay at that time
3)   You can order lunch for your child if you are unable to pay
Sign up your child today at: Food for Thought

 

 

  1. Back to School Plans

 

Parents and guardians will play an important role in helping children / youth return to school safely. Working together with school communities and the Chief Public Health Office is essential to make sure we protect the health and safety of students and staff in the education system and in the whole community of PEI. At each school, the administration is responsible to develop and socialize an operational plan based on the PSB Guidelines for Return to School that is customized to suit the composition, physical layout and grade levels of the school. This working plan will help to ensure optimal learning and safety for students, staff, families and the larger school community. Find all School Operational Plans – Public Schools Branch

 

 

  1. School Well-Being Teams

 

Does your child need support? Email taroche@ihis.org or contact your school’s Student Well-being Team using the links below:

 

 

  1. Back to Home and School Requests

 

Your local Home and School meeting is a place to discuss the upcoming school year calendar, back-to-school plans, how the new Covid-19 adaptations are working and offer suggestions moving forward. Here are a few suggested items to add to your first Home and School meeting’s agenda:

– Student physical and mental wellness and respective processes in the school and on school buses
– Personal Protective Equipment (supply/use)

– Cohorts and Physical Distancing; Student Transitions; Extracurricular
– Breakfast and Lunch programs
– Curriculum (reach back for 2020 home-based learning/home readiness)
– Enhanced Cleaning; Visitors
The participation of parents and guardians in their child’s education is vital! We look forward to hearing from you during the 2020-2021 school year. Do not hesitate to contact us at: 902-3186 / 1-800-902-0664 / peihsf@edu.pe.ca

– Presidents: Fill in the new Contact Info Form for your school:
2020-2021 Home and School Association Contact Information

– Treasurers: Fill in the new Membership Form and mail with payment as directed:
2020-2021 Home and School Association Membership Fee Form

 

 

Resources:

* Why Outdoor Play: Four reasons children need to be outdoors: play – nature connection, community connection and belonging, physical health and well-being and curiosity and learning. Get outside and play free resources

 

* Children First Canada: CFC has compiled several resources from trusted, credible sources to help guide and support children and their families impacted by COVID-19. Resources for children and families impacted by COVID-19.

* Government of Canada: COVID-19 guidance for schools Kindergarten to Grade 12

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