PEI Home & School Federation News-February and Prince Street School Minutes

🍎  Presidents’ Annual Reports 
President's Annual Reports are due February 29. All reports will be included in the 71st Annual Book of Reports. Include activities for this school year, starting in Sept. through to the end of June. You can get tips on how to write your report by reading other reports in last year’s 2023 Book of Reports at: https://peihsf.ca/agm/.  Use a blog format by listing each month and related activities in bullet form. Use the Federation’s new President's Annual Report 2024 Google Form.  If you need help, contact the office peihsf@gov.pe.ca / 902-620-3186
 
🍎  Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 
Celebrate Teachers/Staff Appreciation Week, February 12-16, 2024. Home and School Associations plan ways to thank school staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation week. Start now. Brainstorm ideas to thank school staff.
 
🍎  Home and School Volunteer Awards
The Federation’s Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes one volunteer's significant contributions to helping volunteers in their local school communities. The Life Member acknowledges service to the provincial Federation. Associations may nominate Home and School volunteers for these awards by the deadline: March. 3. Criteria and Form are online at: https://peihsf.ca/awards/ 
 
🍎  SAVE THE DATE: April 13, 2024
The P.E.I. Home and School Federation's Annual General Meeting will be on April 13, 2024, at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. The Federation office will mail the AGM package to presidents and information will be posted at: https://peihsf.ca/agm/ Plan to register 2-5 delegates to represent your school.

What is the role of educators and parents in the education of students?
Parent and educators work together to support and improve the learning, development and overall health of children and youth. We play major roles in the educational success of students. Students need a positive learning experience to succeed in school: one providing support, motivation, and quality instruction. With the increasing demands on the family, parental support in the education of students extends beyond the school building. It’s a shared responsibility! You really can bolster a child’s education by creating a supportive learning environment at home. You can also do so by becoming more involved in the school community. The research says that parent and family involvement creates better outcomes for students. https://www.prodigygame.com/main-en/blog/parental-involvement-in-education/
 
~Pink Shirt Day Canada 2024 is on February 28th Let’s work together to end bullying and spread kindness!  A new Pink Shirt Project for high schools urges youth to create a kindness inspired project for their school or community. Students conceive of and implement their very own ideas for spreading good! For more information go to: https://pinkshirtdaycanada.ca/  

~Early Childhood Development Association Handle with Care course = provides parents, educators and all caregivers the understanding of children's social and emotional needs, as well as understanding and developing their own. Programs: BGC Charlottetown, Jan. 30th 6:00-8:00; Charlottetown Royalty Centre Rm 212, starting Feb. 5th 11:30-1:30;  Stratford Town Hall, Southport Rm, starting Feb. 7th 6:30-8:30 pm.  Materials/refreshments provided. Contact Sara MacDougall to register hwcpei@ecdaofpei.ca or 902-368-1870.

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Shirley Smedley Jay
Executive Director
PEI Home and School Federation 
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PEI C1A 7M4
902-620-3186 / 902-218-8916 
FB: PEI Home and School Federation
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Home and School Meeting Minutes October 19th, 2023  6:30 at Prince Street School 

Natasha (School Principal) spoke about the importance of the Home and School committee. The objectives of Home & School are to bring together parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff to promote the total well-being of children and the highest standards of education for each child in the province.
The Home and School committee works in partnership with other organizations that foster this ideal and assist in developing policies related particularly to quality education for each child. We work primarily by offering support to, and coordination between, our local members and believe that the participation of parents and guardians in the education of our children is vital.
Home and School generally meets 4 times throughout the school year. Welcome to the following members of our Home & School Executive committee this year:
President - Tanya Arsenault
Vice President- Greg Alsop 
Secretary- Halah Latheef 
Treasurer- Keir Lowther

  Natasha spoke about"Report It!" Initiative--on Wednesday, October 18th, the PSB will be launching Phase 2 of the Report It! campaign pilot. The goals of the Report It! campaign are to:
      encourage students to report an incident (bullying, violence, drugs, etc.) that is negatively impacting them; and encourage students to report an incident in a way that is most comfortable for them (at home, at school, to a community partner, online)
 Fundraising- Natasha spoke about the current fundraising coupon booklet initiative. Booklets are on sale until Oct.31st.  
 Battery Blitz - Our battery collection for Earth Rangers begins on Oct. 3rd and will run until November 3rd.  
 Wishlist Items -
-Natasha mentioned that the school’s IXL math subscription is due for renewal soon.
-The school would also like to purchase a second Gaga Ball Pit and new library furniture in the future.

Shylo Burke,Vice Principal
Prince Street School
60 Upper Prince Street 
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4S3
School Telephone: 902-368-6950 
scburke@edu.pe.ca


-Goldrush Draw:
This initiative benefits students all across PEI. Each weeks, for $5, you can enter for a chance to win a growing jackpot! The best part is, even if you don't win, you are supporting Prince Street School - every time you play, a portion of your ticket payment goes right back to PS Home and School! All you have to do is sign up at https://cospei.goldrush.causable.io/login 
Sign up and select Prince Street as the school you are supporting. There is even an option to be entered automatically each week!
Don't wanna play yourself but have family or friends who might like to enter for a chance to win a jackpot? 
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