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

1.  Local Home & School Elections
June is a busy month for our Home and School community as we prepare for the new school year in September. It's the perfect time to hold your election of officers, allowing new executive members ample time to prepare. We encourage you to establish a nomination committee to seek out new representatives and invite new families to volunteer in the school. Participation helps everyone feel a sense of belonging and is invaluable in shaping our school community. If you need any guidance or support, please don't hesitate to contact the Federation office at 902-620-3186 /
2.  Congratulations to Provincial Heritage students! 
In recognition of students' excellent work, the PEI Home and School Federation Heritage Fair specialty prizes. Congratulations to:
~ Mary Albert "One Room School House," West Royalty Elementary School
~ Arina Makelska and Amalia Barbosa "Moving to PEI," Sherwood Elementary School
 3.  Nicotine Pouches Fact Sheet
As part of our ongoing commitment to student health and safety, we want to draw your attention to a growing concern. In recent months, there has been an increase in student experimentation and use of nicotine pouches. To address this, the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) has compiled a comprehensive 'Nicotine Pouches Fact Sheet', available at We urge you to share this vital information within your school communities. If you require print versions of these sheets, please reach out to the government at Together, we can help our students make informed choices about their health.
4.   Guardian Home and School news column
President Shannon Bruyneel writes a monthly column for The Guardian newspaper, published on the first Friday of the month during the school year. The June 7 will be posted at News - PEI Home and School Federation (
5.   Health and Wellness & Chief Public Health Office Wellness Action Plan
•    Families are invited to fill out the LIVE WELL PEI online survey by July 5/2024.
Go to:
•    To review the LIVE WELL PEI Consultation Paper, go to:
6.  Encouraging summer reading is a way to keep children/youth of all ages' minds active during the summer. 
Here are links to get you started:  eBooks, Audiobooks & Online Resources | Government of Prince Edward Island  
Shirley Smedley Jay
Executive Director
PEI Home and School Federation 
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PEI C1A 7M4
902-620-3186 / 902-218-8916 
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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

-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 
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? 
Share our updates on Facebook! Make sure they select Prince Street as their cause to support. COS PEI Goldrush on Facebook. Good luck and thank you for supporting Prince Street Elementary School!