Happy Thursday Everyone!
Dates to remember:
February 26 – Professional Learning Day, Provincial (no classes)
March 1 – Interim Learning Reports
March 5 – Parent Teacher Interviews (no classes)
March 15-19 – Mid-Term Break (no classes)
Home and School News, March 2021
1.68th Annual Meeting
Mark your calendar! You are invited to attend the Annual Meeting, virtually on Zoom, Monday, May 10, 2021, 6:30 p.m. Home and School Associations are encouraged to appoint up to five voting delegates to represent their school with all parents, educators/school staff and students welcome to attend. Registration information will be posted online soon.
2.Annual reports due Mar. 19
Annual Report submission date has been changed to March 19th. Thank you to those who have submitted annual reports. The Federation decided to hold the AGM in May which allows more time for presidents/co-chair to write and submit their reports. Please email reports in a word doc or paste in email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3.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. Access the nomination form here.
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 Award. A Home and School Life Member is someone who has contributed both locally and provincially. You are invited to review awards’ criteria and submit nominations by March 19 Review nomination information here.
5.Consultations for an Elected School Board Model
The government is looking for your input on the best elected school board model for English schools in the Public Schools Branch. Have a say and fill out the online survey here or submit to the government in writing by Mar. 11. More details here.
- EDUCATION SAVINGS FOR CHILDREN offered by the federal government = Families are encouraged to sign up for Canada Learning Bond (CLB). News release: Government of Canada invests in making post-secondary education more affordable to all The CLB consists of up to $2,000 that the Government of Canada deposits directly into Register Education Savings Plans (RESP) for children from low-income families, born on or after January 1, 2004, to help pay for their post-secondary education. This includes $500 for the first year of eligibility and $100 for each subsequent year of eligibility, until the calendar year they reach the age of 15. Visit: canada.ca/education-savings
- POWERSCHOOL = Island students, parents and teachers will have a more accessible and up-to-date way to keep track of student information later this year. P.E.I. schools moving away from StudentsAchieve, older data systems this fall
- PROTECT CANADIAN KIDS: Nicotine levels in e-cigarettes must be reduced to protect Canadian kids . Kids who try vaping products are at high risk of becoming addicted users. By the time kids finish high school, 1/3 are vaping. Health Canada is proposing to limit the amount of nicotine that can be sold in vaping liquids to 20 mg/ml. This is the level that the European Union adopted several years ago. The vaping rates among young people in the European Union are far lower than those in Canada. In Canada, some e-cigarettes have nicotine levels of 59 or 57 mg/ml, placing Canadian kids at risk and contributing to very high levels of youth vaping in Canada. You can help protect Canadian kids by letting Health Canada know that you support this important regulation. For more information: info@ProtectCanadianKids.ca
Please click on the links below for Occupational Therapy (OT) tips for February & March
It has come to our attention that the speed of the two way traffic on Glen Stewart Drive between 2:20 and 2:40 on the school days is dangerous. We are concerned with students crossing Glen Steward Drive while parents wait in their cars.
Please help us keep your child safe by walking to the front area of the school close to the Canadian flag pole to safely pick up your child.
We know that your child’s safety is your number on concern as it is ours.
Thanks for helping out! Sincerely,
Janet Cameron Principal
END OF DAY CHANGES Students in Grades 3 and 4 will be departing the school at 2:20pm until 2:30pm. The Grade 5 and 6 students will leave the school at about 2:30 until 2:35pm.
Reminder – If your child’s after school plans change, please ensure you call the office, (902) 569-7750, by 1:30pm. Thank you for your cooperation.
Bussing – Please make sure your child is out 10 minutes prior to pick up time in the mornings. All students must be ready in time. Thank you for your cooperation.