Congratulations to Pam Coleman, a parent-volunteer who is a recipient of the Education Week Awards. She was nominated by NSFHSA for volunteer work at her local school. Thank you for all you do for the students in your volunteer work and for going above and beyond.
Education Week provides a special opportunity for the education community to acknowledge educators, school support staff and partners for their outstanding work relative to this year’s Education Week theme of Student Wellbeing = Success. Education week takes place from May 9-15.
You may be interested to know that the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development's portfolio and list of objectives is publicly available on the Nova Scotia Government Website. It is also worth noting that the Premier holds the portfolio for Minister of Youth.
Click here for a link to the letters novascotia.ca/exec_council/2021-letters.html
or see letters below.
As a parent this is useful information to be aware of and will give you an understanding of where the priorities lie in Education.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations (NSFHSA) will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Sunday February 28, 2021. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and members are invited to join us. If you are not a member you can complete a membership application form (click on membership tab for details) and send it to us. There are no membership fees this year, so now is a great time to join!
NSFHSA will be bringing forward two resolutions at the AGM that we have been working on. One is in relation to Mental Health and the other is related to Screen Time for students. As a member you are eligible to vote on accepting the resolutions.
We are also looking to fill the following positions:
- President Elect
If you would like to attend, please could you provide an email address for us to send the Zoom invitation to. Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members who confirm their attendance by February 25, 2021 will have their name entered for two prize draws. The first draw is for a $500 gift certificate for your Home and School Group and the second draw is for a $100 gift certificate for an individual.
We look forward to seeing you.