Home and School Federation offering funding in support of parent involvement

Nancy MacPhee
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CHARLOTTETOWN — The P.E.I. Home and School Federation, with funding through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, is providing grants of up to $1,000 to Home and School Association to support events, projects or training in support of parent involvement. 

Federation president Pam Montgomery

The deadline for grant proposals is Feb. 28.

In past years, these grants that have supported a wide range of initiatives that help parents become more involved in their child's education. 

Successful projects include workshops on math, literacy and visual arts; information sessions and discussions with education, health and law enforcement professionals on topics such as child wellness and safety, substance abuse; and post secondary education preparation.

“Parent involvement leads to student success. Study after study has shown us that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children's education, and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved,” says Pam Montgomery, P.E.I. Home and School Federation president.

“The grants create connections between parents, schools and community services and provide parents with skills and resources to support their children's learning at home.”

The proposal application kit, project ideas and success stories can be found on the P.E.I. Home and School web site http://peihsf.ca/content/parent-leadership-grants

The PEIHSF is organizing workshops on how to develop grant proposals. These are scheduled for Feb. 13 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at the Department of Education, Holman Centre (room 111), 250 Water St., Summerside, and Feb. 18 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at the P.E.I. Home and School Federation office in the Royalty Centre, 40 Enman Cres., Charlottetown. Participants must pre-register.



Organizations: P.E.I. Home and School Federation, Department of Education, Holman Centre

Geographic location: Summerside, Charlottetown

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