Pine Street School Newsletters
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Pine Street Family Dance - Fri. May 29th
Come out for the Pajamarama Dance - 6:30 - 8:30 pm! Where your best PJ's. Come dance the night away! Music will be loud!
Advance tickets $3.00/person
At the Door tickets $5.00/person
Everyone pays, including babies in arms.
There will be a live DJ and a concession stand where every items is $1.00. Organized by the Pine Street Parent Council, to support our school community.
Kindergarten Programming Survey
Kindergarten Programming Survey
Throughout the month of May, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is conducting a survey regarding its Kindergarten programming. In December, the Board of Trustees motioned EIPS to complete public consultations in Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan to determine the community’s interest in a full-day Kindergarten program operating on alternating days.
In April, teachers and parents throughout the division attended a series of focus groups discussing the advantages and disadvantages of a half-day program and an alternating full-day kindergarten program. The information gathered from those focus groups guided the questions and the focus in the upcoming Kindergarten Programming Survey. The survey will be made available on May 11 and will remain open until May 29.
Once the survey is complete, the data will be analyzed, and in June, a report for information will be submitted to the EIPS Board of Trustees Education Committee. The Board will then determine if further steps are required.
All surveys are anonymous and provide important information that allows EIPS to gather feedback on the programming its students receive. We encourage you to share your thoughts.
To complete the Kindergarten Programming Survey please visit www.eips.ca between May 11 and May 29.
Update Adopt a School - Indigo/Chapters Win
We have nearly completed the ‘weeding’ of our library collection, and are ready for the next phase of this project. All students and staff have submitted ‘wish lists’ of books. The weeding process has also helped us establish areas in which we need new titles. Sherwood Park Chapters has provided us with an evening of ‘book shopping’ in May one evening when the store is closed. We have invited staff, members of parent council, and have drawn the name of one family per class to attend as well. Participants will have an opportunity to help us find specific titles, as well as browse to select some books of their choice. We may not be able to purchase everyone’s choices, but we will do our best to include as many titles as possible. Once this evening is over, we will use remaining funds from our win to order other specific titles we may not have been able to find that night. We look forward to expanding our current collection!
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: