ECS Registrations for 2015-16 School Year
Register for Kindergarten
Registrations for Kindergarten are currently being accepted for children within our boundary. To determine if you live within the Pine Street School attendance area, please call the school at 780-467-2246 or Elk Island Public Schools, at 464-3477 or visit the School Locator on the Elk Island Public Schools website.
Children are eligible to register for the upcoming school year if they will be five years old on or before December 31, 2015. Please bring your child’s birth certificate or passport in order to complete the registration process. This documentation must be provided before the first day of school.
Check out the Elk Island Public Schools division website at www.eips.ca/kindergarten for information about Kindergarten programs, registration details, and division information. The 2015-2016 Kindergarten guide, Kindergarten, It’s Only the Beginning, is also available online and in free magazine racks throughout the community.
There is a fee for Kindergarten noon hour busing. Children attending a full-day Kindergarten program would access regular student busing at the beginning and end of each day.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 pm for our Kindergarten Information Night to meet the staff and take a school tour.
Kindergarten Update - February 26, 2015
Our ECS registration is in full swing for the 2015-2016 school year. 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. ECS parents will be informed of the decision as to which program their child will be in (morning, afternoon, Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday) during the week of April 13-17th, when we have more exact enrollment numbers.
If you have any questions, please call our Principal, Evelyn Gaudet at 780-467-2246 or feel free to email her. (Be sure to select Principal when you click on this page.)
Please be aware that we are missing a large amount of Visitor Tags from the basket on the counter of the front office. We do get a lot of volunteers to the school to help out and it is very much appreciated, however many of the tags have not been returned. Consequently, we now have quite a shortage of tags.
Could you please check your homes and vehicles and return any Pine Street School visitor tags to the office? It would be much appreciated and again, thank you to everyone for volunteering at our school.
Pine Street School Newsletters
The currrent Newsletter is now available for viewing.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found bins are beginning to pile up with a large variety of indoor and outdoor clothing items, lunch boxes, etc. As well, we have a small bin in the office containing smaller items such as earrings, cell phones, keys, etc..
Please take a moment to check the larger bins in Div. 1 and Div. 2, as well as the small office basket to see if any items belong to your family. Thank you.
We are noticing an increase in the number of students arriving late each morning, being dropped off by parents. Students can arrive any time after 8:00 am. If students are arriving early to school, they should wait in the front foyer until 8:20 am when supervision begins. Classes begin at 8:35 am.
Thanks for helping our school day run smoothly!
Inclement Weather Procedures
Please click on the following link for information regarding Elk Island Public Schools procedures for inclement weather.
With colder temperatures upon us, it is important that your child come dressed appropriately: snow pants, winter coat, warm hat, mitts and winter boots. It is also a good idea to pack extra clothing and mitts for those occasions when clothing items might get wet or lost.
Communicating Student Learning
Much work has been done to date on a new format for Communicating Student Learning (CSL) to inform parents about student progress in Grades 1-6. At the February 11 School Council meeting, Evelyn Gaudet shared a presentation created by the CSL and Teacher Working Committee to give stakeholders an update of the work to date, and an opportunity to provide feedback about categories within each subject upon which teachers will report student achievement. The link below will take you to the slide show, and a link to a survey at the end of the slide show.
Adopt a School - Indigo/Chapters - AND THE WINNER IS .....
We are extremely proud to announce that Pine Street School won the Adopt a School Contest for Alberta. Pine Street School received 12637 votes! This could not have been possible without the support of our wonderful community as well as the Sherwood Park Chapters store.
Thank you very much to everybody who voted!
For more information, please click on the following link to view the article posted by Elk Island Public Schools also.
School Information Links
Please click on any of the followig links for general information:
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: