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Home and School News, December 2022

Extra Mile Award

The PEI Home and School Federation presents awards of recognition to deserving individuals who work and volunteer for the benefit of children and youth in PEI’s school communities. Nominate a deserving school staff individual for recognition by Jan. 20, 2023. Find all PEIHSF Awards details at: https://peihsf.ca/awards/

Resolutions = Positive Change in PEI’s School System 

You can effect positive change in PEI's school system through Home and School’s resolution writing process. Home and Schools are asked to consider presenting an issue in education that affects the learning success of students to influence change at the provincial level. Federation advocacy policies focus on wellness, curriculum needs, health, school bus safety and more. Submit resolutions to the Federation office by Jan. 31, 2023. Submit resolutions to the Federation office by Jan. 31, 2023.

Find resolutions:  https://peihsf.ca/resolutions/   

Brief guide:  How to Write and Present a Resolution 

Find: NEW  USE this Fillable pdf Resolution FORM

School Staff Appreciation Week 2023

School staff will celebrate the week of February 12-18. Your staff appreciation committee can begin now to make safe plans for showing appreciation to school staff for the contributions they make to our children and their education. Keep plans simple!  A little appreciation goes a long way!

Save the date…AGM, April 15, 2023

Book your calendars and plan to attend the PEI Home and School Federation’s 70th Annual General Meeting, Saturday, April 15, 2023, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown. More details coming soon.

Other Community News….

Share your thoughts on building a National School Food Policy

The Government of Canada is taking steps to build a national school food policy.  When more children have healthy meals at school, it helps them learn and sets them up to reach their full potential.Government needs your input! Visit: consultation web page to read the discussion paper and share your views by Dec. 16, 2022.  The input gathered through the questionnaire and other consultation activities will inform a national school food policy. More at: Government of Canada launches consultations on a pan-Canadian school food policy; Pan-Canadian school food policy – Discussion paper; The Poverty Reduction Strategy; The Food Policy for Canada


Not-for-Profit Board Training Program presented by Holland College

In order for executive/board members to be engaged and make meaningful contributions to a Home and School, they should take training to help with understanding a nonprofit’s mission, vision, and values. Holland College is offering a Board Training Course.  The cost is: $100 per person. If interested, find out more online at: https://hollandcollege.com/about/customized-training/board-member-training.html?fbclid=IwAR11xyoqe6BcOEDDq8ROliwyT8MsQYx9WAK9neys7X0qGw2ge3AKaFB3O6M

 International Volunteer Day is on December 5 annually

It’s a day that recognizes the efforts of volunteers in transforming their societies, economies, and environment.  https://nationaltoday.com/international-volunteer-day/