PEI Home & School Federation News-September

Slow down and watch for students on the road 
Another school year begins Sept. 7. Students will be walking, cycling, riding on a bus or in family car to school. It is a strategic time to remind all motorists that with awareness and education, children can get to school and back home again safely. 

Update your Local Home and School Contacts 
Are you still the President? Treasurer? If not, send current contact info to the Federation office. Presidents – Submit your local Home and School’s contact details using the new Google For at the following address: peihsf  Home and School Association Contacts. Treasurers - Submit 2023-2024 Membership fees to the PEIHSF office by sending e-transfers to:

“Meet the Teacher” 
“Meet the Teacher” evening sessions are planned for parents to meet their child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year. It’s an informal opportunity to chat, face-to-face, say hi, to become acquainted with your child’s teacher. Find the date on your child’s school website. 

What is Home and School’s role in education?  
Experienced facilitators, Vicki Bryanton and Stephen Gould, will lead volunteer training workshops on November 6, 7. Find out how volunteers collaborate with staff in schools.  How can we help and support for the benefit of all students!  Workshop locations to be announced.  

Semi-Annual Meeting 
The Semi-Annual meeting will be held Monday, October 23rd, 6:00 PM, Central Queens Elementary School, Hunter River, PEI.  Speaker/Presenters will include: Dr. Travis Saunders, UPEI "Screens in schools: simple ways to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms"?; David Schult, Educator “Home and School 101”,  Dept. Health “Student Health Survey.”  Parents, educators and students are invited to attend. More info to follow by end of September.  
School Board By-Elections in two Zones 
Due to the resignation of a Public Schools Branch Trustee in Zone 7 (Morell Family of Schools), and in the French board, Zone 2, there will be a By-election to fill these vacancies. Residents in these zones will be able to run as a candidate and vote beginning Sept. 5, 2023. More details will be shared by Elections PEI. For current details, go to: 
Healthy School Lunch Program 
It’s a new school year! Sign up your child for healthy school food meals that will be served daily in schools. $5.50 per lunch or pay what you can. Donate to pay for another child who cannot afford to pay for a healthy lunch!  Register and order at: Healthy Lunch for Island Kids! | PEI School Food Program / 
Shirley Smedley Jay
Executive Director
PEI Home and School Federation 
PO Box 1012 Charlottetown PEI C1A 7M4
902-620-3186 / 902-218-8916

-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!

Prince Street Home & School Minutes--October 18, 2022

7 Parents in attendance.

  1. Presentation from Chris Huggen via Google Meet – COS (Creating Opportunities for Schools).

Home and School approved of the Gold Rush Fundraiser as an upcoming fundraiser for the school.

  1. Nominations of the Executive
    Home and School finalized the executive team for the 2022-2023 school year:
    Leslie Dowling – President
    Vice President -Vacant
    Secretary – Milva Hernandez
    Treasurer- Keir MacLeod
    *We are currently looking to fill the role of the Vice-President.  Please contact the school if you are interested in this position.
  2. Principal Report – Student population is growing. Welcome to new staff who have joined Prince Street this year: Greg Anderson has been hired as school guidance counsellor, Rebecca Sulis -part-time classroom support, Kenny Stanley -Youth Service Worker, JoAnne MacNevin -English as an Additional Language Teacher

The school is looking for parent volunteers to support with the Book Fair in the library during Parent/Teacher Interviews Nov. 24 & 25. Any interested families are asked to contact the school.

  1. Fundraising Committee – My Saver Coupon Booklets fundraising campaign will begin Oct. 19th and run until Nov. 8th.  For every booklet sold, students will receive a key chain.  Top sellers will earn a $25 gift card and principal for the afternoon. The class with the most sales will earn a pizza party.
  1. Next meeting: TBD
  1. Meeting adjourned.