Staff Announcement for the 15/16 School Year
Congratulations to Suzanne Stevens and Shelby Hines who are the new Assistant Principals at Pine Street School for the 2015-16 school year. Suzanne will also continue part-time in her role as school counsellor. We wish them well in their new roles.
Have a Wonderful Summer!
Pine Street School will be closed as of June 30th. We will be open to the public on August 21st - 27th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm - closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. We will be closed on August 28th for a staff meeting.
The staff at Pine Street School hope you all enjoy a safe and fun-filled summer and we'll see you back on August 31st.
Back to School Information
Looking for Back-to-School Information?
All current back-to-school information, including forms, calendars, programming, and required supplies can be found on our school website. For more general information or back-to-school details for other EIPS schools, please visit www.eips.ca.
Registering your Child
If you need to register your child at Pine Street School for the 2015–2016 school year you can do so by contacting us directly 780-467-2246 or stopping at the school:
August 21st - 27th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm - closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. We will be closed on August 28th for a staff meeting.
Important Dates and Times
Students in grades 1-6: Classes resume Monday, August 31st.
Students in Kindergarten: Orientation sessions will be the week of August 31st (letters were delivered to each student). Regular ECS classes begin on September 7th
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2015–2016 school year please refer to the EIPS division calendar; school-specific dates and activities are available on our school calendar page; and our bell schedule is also available to assist you with any planning.
School Supply Lists
To assist with the purchasing of school materials we have compiled a School Supply List page. These lists are created each year by teachers from each grade and are meant as a recommendation of the supplies your child will need throughout the year.
If you are parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year we can help. has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2015-2016 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, we will respectfully distribute the backpack to your child. To place an order contact EIPS’ Central Office at 780-464-3477.
All families using EIPS’ Student Transportation services for the 2015–2016 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay fees online. All transportation fees are due June 30, 2015.
If you have not receive a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, please contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151. Updated route information and bus passes will be mailed to families in August.
Student Transportation Fees
Transportation Online payments
Elk Island Public Schools is replacing the phone systems in all schools and Pine Street School switched over to our new phones on Wednesday, June 10th. Please be patient if we are not able to connect your call right away or if we ‘lose’ you when trying to transfer your call. We will do our best to maintain business as usual during this transition. Thanks for your understanding.
Chapters/Indigo Adopt a School Update - June 1st
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Indigo/Chapters Adopt a School shopping night on Saturday, May 30 at Sherwood Park Chapters. Staff, School Council members and their families, as well as one family per class were invited to look for books for our library. In total, we spent about $9, 200 and bought approximately 920 books. The remainder of the money will be used to purchase books on line to supplement our library collection. For the full news release, please click on the following link: http://www.eips.ca/news/pine-street-elementary-receives-more-than-2500-to-revamp-school-library
Check out more photos in the Photo Gallery
Pine Street School Newsletters
The currrent Newsletter is now available for viewing.
Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online QuickPay system. Please continue to go online to check that all your schools fees have been paid for the 2014 – 2015 school year as field trips, yearend activities and lost materials may be added until school lets out for the summer.
For outstanding fees for 2014 – 2015, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2015 – 2016 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal. After July 2, 2015, online payments for students who are graduating or leaving Elk Island Public Schools will need to be made through the Student Quick Pay link https://www.studentquickpay.com/eips. Parents will then create a new account and link their student with the student ID.
All fees for the 2015 – 2016 school year will be available at the beginning of September.
If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Lisa Waselenkoff, Musiness Manager at 780-467-2246.
PowerSchool Parent & Student Portals
The PowerSchool Parent and Student portals are now accessible at all EIPS schools using your mobile devices and connecting to the school guest wireless networks. The PowerSchool portal allows access to Flex scheduling as well as other PowerSchool information.
Included in this email is information on the Student portal as well as how to access your Powerschool information using your iPad or iPhone and the downloadable application. The Apple IOS and Android applications on first login can take up to 5 minutes to login. This is due to a large amount of data being downloaded to the mobile device and not because of a slow wireless or Internet connection.
You can connect to the Parent or Student portal by going to https://powerschool.eips.ca/public and logging in with your assigned user ID and password.
ECS Information for 2015/16
Our ECS registration is in full swing for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have not already registered for Kindergarten for next year, please do so as soon as possible. Please note that we do require either a birth certificate or Passport before we can register your child. We hope that the majority of registrations will be submitted by the end of March or early April. It is important that ECS registrations be submitted as soon as possible to assist us in planning for next year.
Several parents have expressed interest in a full-day ECS program at Pine Street. For the 2015-2016 school year, we will run one morning and one afternoon half-day program, as well as two full-day programs: Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday with alternating Wednesdays for both classes.
We will try to accommodate parent requests for specific programs as best as possible, but it will be difficult for everyone to get their first choice. If you have already registered your child for Kindergarten you will receive a letter informing you of your child's program placement (morning, afternoon, Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday). Please contact Student Transportation after April 17th to register for bus service.
Please contact Evelyn Gaudet if you have any questions.
Kindergarten Busing FAQ
When do I need to register my child for bus service for the fall?
You can contact Student Transportation following the Spring Break to register.
Is noon time busing available?
In urban Sherwood Park noon service is available although ride times can range from 30-90 minutes in length depending on enrollment and the pick-up or drop-off location.
Is there a transfer for the noon busing? What happens at the transfer and where is it?
There is a small transfer for urban Sherwood Park noon busing behind the Sherwood Park Mall.
Students board a bus at their pick-up location and may be required to board another bus that will transport them to their designated drop off location. There is a Safety Monitor at this site assisting students in locating their assigned bus.
School Information Links
Please click on any of the following links for general information:
Power School Parent Log in Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F68n6zN7a9w
Pine Street School Calendar: 14-15 Pine Street School Calendar
Pine Street School Bell Schedule Bell Schedule 14-15 School Year
EIPS Division calendar: http://www.eips.ca/files/Calendar14-15.pdf
EIPS Division calendar: http://www.eips.ca/files/Calendar15-16.pdf
Student Transportation: http://www.eips.ca/student-tran
Student Transportation Fees: http://www.eips.ca/transportationfees
Transportation Online payments: http://www.eips.ca/transportation-payments
Please click on the link below to view EIPS documents regarding Emergency Preparedness: