Home & School April Update

Posted on: March 28th, 2019 by Andrew MacDougald

Home and School News, April 2019

1. It’s Time to Register for the AGM

Reminder to register delegates for the PEI Home and School Federation’s 65th Annual General Meeting & Convention, April 13, 2019.
Parents/guardians, Teachers, Administrators, Other School Staff are invited to register for the Annual Meeting & Convention. Local Home & Schools are encouraged to pay registration fees, travel and accommodation expenses for your delegates to reduce barriers to attending.
Register by: Friday, 29, 2019. Need more info? Call: 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664

2. Resolutions
Resolutions will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting, April 13th. Review the proposed Policy Resolutions Home and School Associations are asked to review and vote on these resolutions at your next home and school meeting. Each Home and School’s voting delegates should reflect the opinions of the parents, guardians, teachers, and staff in your school.

3. Crossing Guard / Bus Driver Awards

School Crossing Guard of the Year Award recognizes a school crossing guard on PEI for their service in keeping our walking students safe.

Submit nominations by: April 26, 2019. http://peihsf.ca/awards

School Bus Driver of the Year Award recognizes school bus drivers on PEI for their service in keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school each day.

Submit nominations by: May 10, 2019. http://peihsf.ca/awards

4. Welcome to Kindergarten Program
The Welcome to Kindergarten Program is designed to help prepare preschoolers for a positive start to their school journey. Parents and their children attend spring Welcome to Kindergarten orientation sessions at their schools, where they receive early learning and literacy resources and learn how to use them at home. Since 2004, more than 450,000 children and families in Canada have taken part in Welcome to Kindergarten orientations.
Ask about your school’s Welcome To Kindergarten session date or check the Public Schools Branch website at: https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/

Other Community News….

Internet Safety: Parents are encouraged to take the opportunity to talk with their children openly about internet safety. Find additional information about online safety on the Canadian Safety Council website: https://canadasafetycouncil.org/online-safety-rules-kids/.

National Volunteer Week: Celebrate the value of volunteering April 7-13, 2019. https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=388

Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching deadline: April 1st. Cash prizes for individuals / schools. Contact Joanne at: jdawson@canadashistory.ca or 1-866-952-3444 or go to: http://www.canadashistory.ca/Explore/Awards/Know-a-Teacher-Who-Made-a-Difference

Universal Design Learning: The goal of UDL is to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed. It’s about building in flexibility that can be adjusted for every student’s strengths and needs. That’s why UDL benefits all kids.

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/treatments-approaches/educational-strategies/universal-design-for-learning-what-it-is-and-how-it-works
http://www.threeblockmodel.com/udl-videos–podcasts.html

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