Revised…..HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS, December 2015
1. District Advisory Councils
What you need to know about District Advisory Councils is posted at: peihsf.ca/councils
The Minister of Education has requested that home and schools select their District Advisory Council representative by December 31, 2015 so that councils can begin to meet early in 2016. Send the name to Adele McLeod, Department of Education by email to email@example.com or by telephone to (902) 368-4610.
2. Extra Mile Award
Nominate a school staff person (i.e. teacher, education assistant, custodian) for the PEI Home and School Federation’s Extra Mile Award by January 9, 2016. More details are on-line at: http://peihsf.ca/extramile
Consider issues needing change in PEI’s education system and write a resolution on that issue by referring to our guide to writing and presenting resolutions and to the slides from the Leadership Training Workshop session on resolutions Submit resolutions to the PEI Home and School Federation office by: Jan. 29, 2016. If you need assistance, contact Ghislaine O’Hanley at: firstname.lastname@example.org 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.
The Technology Committee is seeking 2 -3 more reps.
English Language School Board
Next School Board meeting will be held on December 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the School Board office on 288 MacEwen Road, Summerside
Mark your 2016 calendars: Home and School Annual Meeting & Conference, Saturday, April 9, 2016, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
Other Community News….
- Brain Injury Association of PEI = Parents/Schools can order bicycle, hockey/skating helmets at wholesale prices for kids through the Brain Injury organization by contacting Ken Murnaghan at: email@example.com
- Education 2020 Award – Nominations are now open for the 2016 Excellence in Education Award. This time, for the nature and extent to which technology is used to enhance learning. Information about the Award, including award criteria, is available on our website education2020.ca.
- Common Sense Media – How to choose great media for your kids! https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/8-ways-to-unplug-your-holidays
Best wishes to you and your families for this Holiday season and in the New Year 2016!
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)
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