Home & School News-November

  1. Parent Leadership Grants
    The submission deadline has been moved to Friday, November 2, 2018.  Find the application online at: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/2018-2019%20Home%20and%20School%20Grant%20Application_2_1.pdf
  1. Membership Fees
    Local Home and School Association membership fees are due November 30th.
    See form online at: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/2018-2019%20Membership%20Fee%20Form.pdf
  1. Cannabis Information Sessions

October 29 – Three Oaks High School, 6:30 p.m,
Speakers: Sergeant Ron MacLean – Summerside Police, Dr. David Sabapathy – Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Jiselle Bakker – Health and Wellness Project Manager for Cannabis, Sterling Carruthers – School Health Specialist, Education, Early Learning and Culture
November 14 – Belfast Consolidated School, 6:30 p.m.
Speakers: Melissa Munro-Bernard; Health Promoter Chief Public Health Office; Gillian Claybourne; Youth Addictions Counsellor
November 22 – Westisle High School, 6:30 p.m. Speakers:TBA

  1. Effecting Change through Resolutions
    Home and School executive members are asked to hold a discussion at November / December meetings and consider presenting an issue in education that is affecting the learning success of students to influence change at the provincial level through the Federation’s advocacy policies.  It is useful and practical to effect change by using a formal resolution writing process. Resolutions will be presented to the Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
    The submission deadline is: January 31, 2019.  For assistance, phone the Federation office: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 and/or check our website at:  http://peihsf.ca/making_resolutions
  1. Public Schools Branch
    The next meeting of the PSB is scheduled for November 14th , 7:30 p.m.,  Lucy Maud Montgomery School.
  1. National Child Day, November 20
    National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year.  Canada has celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.   More info at:
  2. 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards
    Nomination Deadline: January 14, 2019 (23:59 Pacific time) for Teaching Excellence,  Teaching Excellence in Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM),  Excellence in Early Childhood Education
    Other news……
    ~~~Nominate a person, organization or school for Environmental School Challenge Award valued at $3,000. Find the Nomination Form at:  www.princeedwardisland.ca/environmentalawards
    ~~~More Cannabis Resources:
    PEI Teacher Platform:  https://learn.edu.pe.ca/
    PEI Cannabis Web Site – “Just the Facts”: https://www.justthefactspei.ca/
    Learn ‘Just the Facts’: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/learn-just-facts-about-cannabis-use
    Cannabis Talk Kit:  https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/prevention/drug-info/cannabis/


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