Home and School Meeting 2017/2018: November 21st, Jan. 16th, Feb. 20th, April 17th, June 19th
6:30pm in the library
See you there!
- HEALTHY COMMUNITY – Free presentation
‘Ensuring the future health of our children & grandchildren… it takes a village‘.
There will be a public presentation on Thursday, November 2nd, 7:00 – 8:00pm at the Benevolent Irish Society (582 North River Rd, Charlottetown) by Todd Leader. There are many parts to make a community as healthy as possible. It is more than just trying to encourage people to eat healthy and exercise. Come be inspired by Todd Leader to learn more about ways to create a healthy community for the next generation, and what you can do to make a difference. Huge improvements for our children and grandchildren can be made, if we use the approaches that we know work well, and if we work together in ways that we know produce results. Come be part of creating a healthy future for young Islanders. Todd Leader is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Social Worker. He has spent the last 27 years working as a transformational leader in health services and in health promotion.
There will be a door prize of a $100 grocery card. More information on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to share broadly. This event is hosted by the Chief Public Health Office of the PEI Department of Health & Wellness in partnership with the East Prince Seniors Initiative, Health PEI, and Heart & Stroke PEI.
- AED Survey, Queen Elizabeth Home and School Association
Darby McCormick, President of Queen Elizabeth Elementary Home and School Association is gathering information on Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Home and School presidents are invited to complete her brief survey which will determine how many AEDs are located in Island schools. For more information, contact Darby at: email@example.com The survey is linked at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q3JTVLM
- Leadership Training Tailored to needs of Locals
As always, the Federation is available to provide leadership training, facilitate meetings, and to help bring people in your school communities together around common goals and visions. Leadership training opportunities is offered that is tailored to the needs of local associations. Our facilitators can help bring members together to discuss common concerns, define their visions for their schools, and develop plans for action on healthy school food. Contact the PEIHSF office at 902-620-3186 or, toll free, 1-800-916-0664, for more information .
- MEMBERSHIP FEES
Local Home and School Association membership fees are due November 30th.
See form online at: http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/2017-2018%20Membership%20Fee%20Form.pdf
- Let’s Talk Food
The City of Charlottetown, the Food Security Network, and the United Way of PEI invite you to join us for an engaging and interactive event focused on Food. Prince Edward Island has been referred to as Canada’s Food Island, the Garden of the Gulf, and a Foodie’s Paradise. We are fortunate to be acknowledged for the high quality food we bring to the table but we must also recognize that for manyslanders there is trouble in paradise. According to the Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey (2014), 15.2% of households in Prince Edward Island experience marginal to severe food insecurity. The experience of food insecurity can range from concerns about running out of food, and not being able to afford healthy food, to going hungry due to missing meals, or in extreme cases not eating for days at a time due to inability to afford food.
Whether the focus is positive or negative, public engagement in food on our Island is high, making the time ripe for discussions around our current food system. Our vision for the Let’s Talk Food event is to bring together the many industries, organizations, and individuals who are integrally linked to our Food system on Prince Edward Island to talk about their common interests the issues that matter to them. From these conversations, we hope to harvest ideas, make plans and get to action.
We hope you can join us for this interactive exploration of PEI’s food system. To register, please visit https://citycharlottetown.wufoo.eu/forms/z1e7u7rw0cn1skr/
For additional details please contact: Jessica Brown, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator for the City of Charlottetown
902-629-6368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Home and School news, September 2017
1. Time to get involved: Home and School seeks to engage parents and school community members
Lisa MacDougall, President P.E.I. Home and School Federation writes a monthly Home and School news column for The Guardian
newspaper. Read the September 2017 column pasted below and online at:
- Federation to provide leadership training
The federation is available to provide leadership training, facilitate meetings, and to help bring people together around common goals and visions. This year, leadership training opportunities will be offered that are tailored to the needs of local associations. Facilitators can help bring community members together to discuss common concerns, define their visions for their schools or develop plans for action on school food. Contact the Federation office at 902-620-3186, toll free 1-800-916-0664 or email@example.com for more information and to book a leadership and engagement event.
- #LearnDay to shape future of learning
The Learning Partners Advisory Council is organizing #LearnDay, a free, full-day conversation on learning. Keynote speaker George Couros will share the ideas presented in his book, The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. #LearnDay takes place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Holland College’s Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown. Registration is now open at: http://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/register-learnday
- Home and School start-up
A Home and School start-up package was mailed to Association presidents on Sept. 1st. To get us off to a quick start, it would be appreciated if presidents and treasurers would fill out and send the documents enclosed in that envelope to the Federation office a.s.a.p.: 1. Presidents – Contact Information Form 2. Treasurers – Membership Fee Form
NOTE: If you received a package in the mail and are not the president, pass it on to the new president and call Shirley at the Federation office with the new information a.s.a.p.
- Semi-Annual Meeting
Save the date: Semi-Annual meeting. Tuesday, October 17th. This meeting is open to all parents, guardians, teachers and staff in your school. A complete registration package will be circulated to presidents in September.
For more information, contact the Federation office at: 902-620-3186, toll free 1-800-916-0664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.