LATE BUS-074

Bus 74 (Anthony Cannon) will be 45 minutes late dropping off students today.

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Message From Home & School Federation

Food for thought at Island schools
The P.E.I. Home and School Federation is quite excited about 2020, in particular about the news that school food projects will be launched in several Island schools.

Two delivery models will be tested in the new year to determine how the provincial program will operate. They will be evaluated over the coming months to determine the best way to expand the program.

One model will be tested at Kinkora Regional High School where staff members have been hired to prepare and distribute healthy meals to KRHS students, as well as at its feeder schools, which are Amherst Cove Consolidated and Somerset Consolidated Schools.

The second model will involve working with existing vendors to prepare and deliver healthy meals to students at Montague Regional High School, West Kent Elementary School and École Pierre-Chiasson.

Such projects start with an idea from local home and schools. This concept began as a result of a resolution passed at the federation’s annual general meeting in 2015.

The federation reminds parents that resolutions are the single most important tool that home and school can use to influence decision makers in government and school boards.

Consider resolutions that will impact positive changes for all students in P.E.I.’s education system. Talk about educational issues raised this year that could be turned into recommendations to improve the system for students’ total well-being in health, safety and learning success from K-12.  Do this by adding resolutions to the January Home and School meeting’s agenda in every school right across the Island. Ask a school principal/teacher to assist with background information on an important issue.

Members in Home and School associations are asked to submit resolutions to the federation office by Jan. 31. Call the federation office for assistance.

Resolutions will be reviewed and approved by a provincial committee.  These will be discussed at the annual general meeting in April and, if passed, they are delivered to the minister of education and early childhood development, the public schools branch and other destinations with a request for appropriate action.

Guidelines on how to write and present a resolution, as well as examples of previously passed resolutions, are available at: http://peihsf.ca/making_resolutions or phone the federation office 1-800-916-0664 / 620-3186. All resolutions must be received in the federation office by Jan. 31.

Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education / admin assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award. Submission deadline is: Jan. 17. More details are at: http://peihsf.ca/extramile 

National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Feb. 10-14 provides opportunity for Home and Schools communities to recognize the hard work of our teachers and school staff. Form a special committee to plan something special to say thanks.

Presidents of Home and School Associations are asked to submit an annual one to two page report detailing your Home and School Association’s activities for this school year. Reports will be included in the Federation’s 2019-2020 Annual Book of Reports. For assistance, contact 902-6200-3186, 1-800-916-0664 or peihsf@edu.pe.ca. The submission deadline is Feb. 28.

The PEIHSF has resolved to help parents become more involved in student learning. Join in the educational conversations through Local Home and School Associations. When information is received from the federation, add it to your Home and School agenda for discussion at local meetings. Current topics include P.E.I. government returning to elected school board governance model, school food, student/staff wellness issues, youth vaping and bullying.

Cory Thomas, president of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, lives in Summerside with his wife and two children, who both attend Elm Street Elementary School. His column appears in The Guardian during the school year on the first Friday of the month. He welcomes comments from readers and information for the column. He can be reached at peihsf.ca or 902-620-3186.
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)
www.peihsf
peihsf@edu.pe.ca
Follow us on:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/peihsf
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/peihsf
“A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.”“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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January 6th (Monday)–DAY 2

Happy New Year!
BREAKFAST PROGRAM:
The Breakfast Program will resume Tuesday, January 7th (2020!). Thank you to the many parents and community volunteers who donate their time on a regular basis to prepare breakfast for students. Without the help of volunteers this program wouldn’t be possible.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 6 Boys Intramurals

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December 20th (Friday)–Day 1

PHONE SYSTEM:
A representative from Bell is working on our telephone system this morning. As a result, you may experience a short, periodic interruption in the service.
BREAKFAST PROGRAM:
The Breakfast Program will resume Tuesday, January 7th (2020!). We would like to thank the many parents and community volunteers who donate their time on a regular basis to prepare breakfast for students. Without the help of volunteers this program wouldn’t be possible. 
LOST & FOUND:

If you are missing items in your house, please sign in at the office and check out our Lost & Found area. Remaining items will be delivered to a local charity on December 20th (later today).
CHRISTMAS BREAK:
–-December 20th is the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
Best wishes for a safe, fun-filled Holiday Season!

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December 19th (Thursday)–DAY 6

BREAKFAST PROGRAM:
Tomorrow (Friday) will be the final day for the Breakfast Program in 2019! The Breakfast Program will resume Tuesday, January 7th (2020!). We would like to thank the many parents and community volunteers who donate their time on a regular basis to prepare breakfast for students. Without the help of volunteers this program wouldn’t be possible. 
LOST & FOUND:

If you are missing items in your house, please sign in at the office and check out our Lost & Found area. Remaining items will be delivered to a local charity on December 20th.
CHRISTMAS BREAK:
–-December 20th is the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
SCHOOL FUN–UGLY SWEATER DAY:
Students and staff are invited to wear any version of an ugly sweater on Friday, December 20th!

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December 19th (Wednesday)–DAY 5

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
First Recess–
Grade 5 Boys
LOST & FOUND:

If you are missing items in your house, please sign in at the office and check out our Lost & Found area. Remaining items will be delivered to a local charity on December 20th.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING:
This is the final day of the “CBC Feed A Family” campaign. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to students, staff and parents for supporting this important fundraising initiative.
CHRISTMAS BREAK:
–-December 20th is the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
SCHOOL FUN–UGLY SWEATER DAY:
Students and staff are invited to wear any version of an ugly sweater on Friday, December 20th!
ASSEMBLY:
A character education assembly will be held for students this morning in the small gym. Grades 5 & 6 will proceed to the gym at 9:30 a.m. for their session and Grades 3 & 4 at 10:30 a.m.

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December 17th (Tuesday)–DAY 4

LOST & FOUND:
If you are missing items in your house, please sign in at the office and check out our Lost & Found area. Remaining items will be delivered to a local charity on December 20th.
CORRESPONDENCE:
Lifetouch class composites were delivered to students today.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING:
This is the final day of the “CBC Feed A Family” campaign. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to students, staff and parents for supporting this important fundraising initiative.
CHRISTMAS BREAK:
–-December 20th is the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
SCHOOL FUN–UGLY SWEATER DAY:
Students and staff are invited to wear any version of an ugly sweater on Friday, December 20th!

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PEI Home & School Federation News

Affecting Change in PEI’s Education System
Resolutions are developed around issues that will affect positive change in our school system for all students’ benefit. Your Home and School’s resolutions will be considered at the 67th Annual Meeting & Convention on April 18, 2020. What are the issues that are impacting student learning, student wellness and safety? Check online for help with writing resolutions and/or contact the federation office.  Deadline to submit resolutions: Jan. 3, 2020.
Extra Mile Award
Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education / admin assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award. Submission deadline is: Jan. 17. More details are online at: http://peihsf.ca/extramile
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week | Extra Mile Award
National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Feb. 10-14 provides opportunity for Home and Schools communities to recognize the hard work of our teachers and school staff. Form a special committee to plan something special to say thank you!
Annual Home and School Reports
Presidents of Home and School Associations are asked to submit an annual 1-2 page report detailing your Home & School Association’s activities for this school year. Reports will be inserted into the Federation’s 2019-2020 Annual Book of Reports. If you need assistance, call 620-3186 | 1-800-916-0664 | peihsf@edu.pe.ca. Please submit your report to the Federation office by Feb. 28th.
What’s on your Home and School meeting agenda?
The PEIHSF works to help parents become better informed and more involved in their student’s learning. Join in the educational conversations through Local Home and School Associations. When you receive information from the Federation, add those topics to your Home and School agenda for discussion at your meetings. Topics may include: PEI government is returning to an elected school board; school food, student/staff wellness issues, youth vaping, bullying, etc. If you have questions about the above info, please contact us at peihsf@edu.pe.ca or 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.
Other ……
How to start a book club for small kids
A book club for small kids isn’t all that different from your typical neighbourhood version.
https://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/how-to-start-a-book-club-for-small-kids
How can parents support their children’s development as writers? What does the research tell us about effective strategies for teaching writing? Check writing resources at: Reading Rockets – Writing
The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results indicate that Canadian students remain among the top 10 performers in the world. Of the 79 countries and economies that participated in PISA 2018, Canada ranked fourth in reading, 10th in mathematics and sixth in science. The Canadian report can be found at www.pisacan.ca

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)
www.peihsf
peihsf@edu.pe.ca
Follow us on:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/peihsf
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/peihsf
“A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.”
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

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December 16th (Monday)–DAY 3

MUSIC:
Second Recess (1:35 p.m.)–
Human Rights Group
LOST & FOUND:
If you are missing items in your house, please sign in at the office and check out our Lost & Found area. Remaining items will be delivered to a local charity on December 20th.
CORRESPONDENCE:
Lifetouch class composites are going being delivered to students today.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING:
-The Grade 6 fundraising initiative in aid of the “CBC Feed A Family” campaign continues. Students are asked to bring in non-perishable food donations and/or monetary donation(s). Financial donations may be made on the Hot Lunch program as well. This event will run from December 9th-17th.
-The staff and students appear cozy and comfortable today in their pajamas in support of CBC Feed A Family campaign!
CHRISTMAS BREAK:
–-December 20th is the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).
SCHOOL FUN–UGLY SWEATER DAY:
Students and staff are invited to wear any version of an ugly sweater on Friday, December 20th!

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December 13th (Friday)–DAY 2

MUSIC:
11:45–
Grade 3 & 4 Glee members T-Shirt order pick up
Note: If any Glee members did not order a shirt and wish to, please write your name on an envelope with $15 inside.
1:35 p.m.–
Human Rights Group
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

First Recess–Grade 5 Girls Intramurals
LOST & FOUND:
If you are missing items in your house, please sign in at the office and check out our Lost & Found area. Remaining items will be delivered to a local charity on December 20th.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING:
-The Grade 6 fundraising initiative in aid of the “CBC Feed A Family” campaign continues. Students are asked to bring in non-perishable food donations and/or monetary donation(s). Financial donations may be made on the Hot Lunch program as well. This event will run from December 9th-17th.
-The staff and students appear cozy and comfortable today in their pajamas in support of CBC Feed A Family campaign!
CHRISTMAS BREAK:
–-December 20th is the final day of classes for students in 2019! Students return to class on Monday, January 6th (2020).

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