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Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (TSAW) was initiated by the Canadian Home and School Federation in 1988.

The purpose of this week is to encourage parents and the wider community to recognize the personal and professional contributions that teachers and school staff make to children and their education.

TSAW lets teachers and staff know they are appreciated and that parents and the wider community want to work with them on the same team.  

Please join NSFHSA in celebrating TSAW from February 11 to 17, by sharing the poster on social media, in schools and the wider community. 
NSFHSA are pleased to pass along a 40% reduced registration fee to attend the GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Summit. This is taking place in Nova Scotia for the first time on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre. The Summit will provide leaders with educational tools to develop healthy, happy, and productive employees. It will feature world-class speakers and authors that will cover important topics including;

Psychological Health and Safety (Mental Health) and Employee Health & Well-Being
Leadership Excellence & Organizational Effectiveness
Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges Through the Power of Mindfulness and Resiliency
Work-Life integration and Stress Management

As proponents of continuous improvement, we are very excited to extend to our members and stakeholders a 40% savings off the regular conference fee!

Please be sure to use the promotion code NSFHSA in order to receive the 40% discount.
NSFHSA's parent conference and AGM will be taking place on October 14, 2017 at The Old Orchard Inn, Annapolis Valley. Registration is $10 for up to 5 people to attend. We will be joined by Andrew Middleton from Atlantic Youth who will be our guest speaker and he will be providing a workshop.  Please save the date and join us and network with other parents and gain some useful and interesting information on education and running home and school groups and meetings.
NSHFSA has now completed the grassroots project and we are now in the process of compiling a report on what we heard from parents across the province to be submitted to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development in October.
Members of the Atlantic Caucus of Home & School Associations/School Council Federations held a very productive meeting in Fredericton NB on May 13, 2017.

Representatives from the Home & School Federations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils met to discuss priority issues in education and share ideas and concerns impacting schools in their respective provinces. The meeting was chaired by Leola Langille, President of New Brunswick Federation of Home and School Associations Inc.

The meeting provided the opportunity for each representative to discuss new education initiatives, provide updates on current policies and programs, as well as celebrate the successes happening in schools throughout Atlantic Canada.