Home & School News, March, 2020

67th Annual Meeting & Convention Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds
You are invited to attend the Saturday, April 18, 2020!  Every Home and School community is encouraged to appoint voting delegates to represent their school. Who can attend? – Parents, educators and students are all welcome! The AGM Registration Package was mailed February 20th to Home and School Presidents/Co-Chairs. Find AGM information online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm  Delegates are asked to register by: Friday, April 3, 2020.
Proposed 2020 Resolutions
Presidents/Co-Chairs are asked to bring the proposed 2020 resolutions to Home and School members for their review at your February or March  Home & School meeting. Discuss and vote on each one. Select your voting delegates and pass the resolution voting results on to those individuals so they will vote on behalf of your local Home and School at the AGM on April 18, 2020.  You will find 2020 Proposed Resolutions online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm
Call for PEIHSF 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. Nominations deadline is March 1, 2020. Access nomination form online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm
Volunteer of the Year and Life Membership Awards
Each year at the Annual Meeting & Convention, Home and School volunteers are recognized for their volunteer efforts in their association and at their local school. Home and School Home and Schools may submit nominations for these awards by the deadline:  March 13, 2020. Access nomination forms online at: https://peihsf.ca/agm
Other community news:
-PEI Public Library Service is happy to talk with parents about services offered by public libraries, ways families can help encourage a love of reading, or other literacy-related topics.
Contact: Roseanne Gauthier, Youth Services Librarian  rgauthier@gov.pe.ca  ~ 902-368-4649
-Education 2020’s 2020 Numeracy Award $2,500 = Nominate Island educators who introduce new instructional approaches. Proposals due Feb. 28, 2020; pei@education2020.ca
-Register for Children’s Library at Confederation Centre Public Library at 902-368-4644: For ages 5-12 ~~Reading Buddies, Homework Club, Brilliant Labs, Celebrate Black History Month, Carnival Mask & Dance Workshop
-Environmental Health offering FREE Food Safety Training to Service Clubs and Non-Profits. Dates: April 28, 29, May 5, 7. To register: 902-368-4970 [ envhealth@ihis.org
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: 902-620-3186  Cell 902-218-8916  Fax: 902-620-3187
Toll Free: 1-800-916-0664 (PEI only)
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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

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