February 7, 2017

February 7, 2017
Day 4  
Staff appreciation week is next week and Parent council is asking for help to provide a meal to the staff.  Parents/guardians are urged to contact Kelly Shea Rayner or Sandy MacCallum through facebook if they are willing to contribute.
Kelly Shea Rayner
Reminder to students who are wishing to participate in the “Arts Before Dark” painting session on Thursday, February 16th, 3:15-4:45, forms need to be handed in to Mrs. Corcoran ASAP. (The students who have shown interest in this have already taken forms home to be signed) Thanks.
3:30 – Basketball – Girls AA home vs. MEC
5:00 – 6:30 – Basketball – Boys AA practice
Any students interested in learning how to make 2D video games are invited to an after-school program called Game Force. The program starts February 13th and runs for the week (from 3:10-5:10). Please see Mr. Robertson for more information or to sign up for Game Force.Click here for more information game-force

Mrs. Gorrill’s classes are inside today.

February 8, 2017
4:00 – Basketball – Girls A home vs. Miscouche
6:00 – Basketball- Boys AA home vs SIS
February 9, 2017
3:15-5:00 – Basketball – Girls AA practice
5:00 – 6:30 – Basketball – Boys AA practice
7:00 – School Review Meeting @ Westisle  
February 10, 2017
No school for students Provincial Professional Development Day


 The Guardian publishes a monthly Home and School news column

Remember to say thank you: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week will be celebrated Feb. 13-17

Written by Lisa MacDougall, President PEI Home and School Federation


  1. Annual Book of Reports

The Annual Book of Reports is being compiled for circulation at the Annual Meeting in April.  Presidents are asked to submit your Home and School Association’s Annual Report to the Federation by: Friday, February 17, 2017.  Contact the Federation office for assistance. You can find a report template online at: http://peihsf.ca/content/template-presidents-annual-reports

  1. Home & School Volunteer Award / Life Membership Recognition

Each year at the Annual Meeting & Convention, a Home & School volunteer is recognized for their volunteer efforts in their association and at their local school.   Associations may nominate a Home and School member for the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award by compiling a nomination and sending to the Federation office by: March 3, 2017. You will find the criteria attached to this email and also online at:

  1. Learning Partners Advisory Council releases first report….
    The Learning Partners Advisory Council releases first report, a discussion paper entitled:

Ambition, Excellence and Prosperity: Priorities and Directions for Learning
In November 2015 the Government of Prince Edward Island announced the establishment of three new groups to advise it on matters of education and learning. One of these groups, the Learning Partners Advisory Council, is charged with taking a broad look at learning throughout the lifespan from birth to the senior years. Its 25 members have been asked to advise government on policies, programs and strategies needed to support Islanders’ learning
throughout our lives.” You may review the report and provide feedback to the Council. Find the report online at:   https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/publication/ambition-excellence-and-prosperity-priorities-and-directions-learning

****Save the AGM date:  PEI Home and School Federation’s 64th Annual Meeting & Convention Saturday, April 8, 2017

****Computing & Robotics Kits

The Robotics Kits (14) can be borrowed by your Home & School Association or school representative. For more information and to reserve the Computing and Robotics Kit to use at your school, phone 1-800-916-0664 / 902-620-3186 or email: peihsf@edu.pe.ca