Home and School News, October 2018
1.Home and School Semi-Annual & Exchange Cafe
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 5:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Central Queens Elementary School
Food: Upon arrival you will be treated to delicious foods prepared by Yellow House!
What: An opportunity to discuss current issues and opportunities, share resources and ideas, and build connections within the school community on P.E.I. The Exchange Cafe format will provide a space for facilitated, open discussion on various topics of importance to your work in Home and School. We hope that one of the outcomes will be links between individuals at the event (i.e., info, resource sharing, and possibly next steps for collaborating to address common areas of interest).
Registration: Register names of people who will attend from your school with the Federation office by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.
2.Drug Free Kids Canada
How to talk with your child about drugs! Drug Free Kids Canada is offering free information kits on Order online at: https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/ Speak with your principal and home and school members about organizing an information session in your family of schools on this topic. Professionals are available to present information and answer questions.
3.Parent Leadership Grants deadline: October 15th
Find 2018-2019 Parent Leadership Grant application guidelines at:
4.Public Schools Branch
The next meeting of the Public Schools Branch board of directors is scheduled on November 6th. Location: TBA.
5.School food initiative continues at 3 Island schools
Initiative will involve public consultations with parents, students, producers. A program aimed at trying to get more local, healthy options in P.E.I.’s school cafeterias and increase student education and awareness about food will continue in three Island schools this year. Morgan Palmer, the co-ordinator hired to work on the food environment initiative project, said she’s spent the last year working with students and staff at the schools to come up with ways to incorporate more nutritional, local food options into their meal services. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-school-food-initiative-1.4831738
* Education Resource: All about Food
All about food: Exploring Canada’s Food System is an education resource geared towards grades 9-12. The book presents factual info on ‘hot topics’ in agriculture such as food waste, biotechnology and career opportunities. More at: allaboutfood.aitc.ca
PEI Home and School Federation
902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664
Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.
Shirley Smedley Jay, Executive Director
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PE C1A 7M4
Street deliveries only: 40 Enman Crescent C1E 1E6
Phone: 620-3186 Fax: 620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)
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