The last month of 2013 has arrived and with it the many activities of the Christmas season. There are many special events and activities that you may not want to miss this month. From Christmas tree making to donations to support the needy families in our community, the school is a busy place this time of year. In the newsletter you will find several pieces of information that may be of interest to you. Thank you to all parents who attended the Parent Teacher Student Conferences at the beginning of November. Your input and support is very valuable. The report cards for term one will go home on December 6th. Should you have any questions about them, please contact your child's teacher. We are well underway in implementing our School Education Goals and are looking at how Inspiring Education and Curriculum Redesign will affect the way we educate students in the upcoming years. As always, I welcome your thoughts, ideas and feedback, as we provide the best education possible to your children.
The highlight this month, for many of us, is the Christmas season. We welcome everyone to attend the Christmas Family Sharing Evening on December 12th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. It is an opportunity to share together, as a school community, an evening of crafts, caroling, sledding and other activities. At this time, I would like to wish everyone the very best the holiday season may bring. Enjoy all that the Christmas season has to offer. On behalf of everyone at Pine Street Elementary School, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Mrs. E. Gaudet
Pine Street School Newsletters
The December Newsletter is now available for viewing.
Measles in Alberta Information
Parent Volunteer Society Fundraiser
Your child brought home a fundraiser order form from the Pine Street Parent Volunteer Society this week. Funds are being raised for the school through the sale of St. Michaels Baba’s Own food products. If you would like to order, please send cash or cheque with your order form. Please make cheques payable to the “Volunteer Parents PineStreet School”. Below is the order form as well as the letter that went home. Thank you for your support.
Every elementary student received a letter with information regarding parent access to PowerSchool. The Parent Portal allows parents the capacity to create a single sign on for all students in one family who are currently enrolled in elementary, junior high and senior high in Elk Island Public Schools. The letter contained instructions on navigating to the Parent Portal and creating an account.
Once the Parent account is created, you will not need to create a new account each year. The account information will follow your student as long as they are enrolled in Elk Island Public Schools.
If you have difficulty creating a new account, an instructional video is available on the parent portal login page at https://powerschool.eips.ca/public or on the division website at http://eips.ca/powerschool.
Please note that at the elementary school level, only student attendance and student fees will be available through the Parent Portal. Ongoing assessment will continue through the eLuminate program outside of PowerSchool.
Parking and Road Safety UPDATE
Parking at any school is of great concern no matter where the school is located. There simply is never enough spots for everyone at the front door, especially during cold weather or when we are in a hurry or late. With that in mind, it is important to remember the rules of the road, to be respectful, patient and courteous.
Please obey the various traffic and parking signs that are posted around the school. Please watch for:
- bus parking only zones
- timed no parking areas
- drop off zones
- speed limits
The roads south and east of the school are 30km zones. Everyone is asked to use the crosswalks when crossing the street. Police will be patrolling and enforcing these traffic and parking bylaws.
It is everyone’s responsibility to be role models for our students. Adults and motorists are asked to use safe road and pedestrian practices. Please help us reinforce this message so that no one will be injured.
Pack Extra Clothing
Pine Sreet Lunch Break Program
The Parent School Council is pleased to offer a "Lunch Break" program for the 13/14 school year. The Lunch Break order is available electronically @ http://www.pinestreet.hotlunchprogram.com.
This program is completely maintained by our Parent Association, not the school office. Please email any questions to PineStreetVolunteers@gmail.com.
For Lunch Break dates, please visit the School Council Section of the Parents Page, or click here Parents Page
A new section has been added to the Parents Page called "Health Link" with articles from the Alberta Government regarding Health Issues. This will be updated approximately once a month.
Please visit the Parents Page for this information.
PNE TV on YouTube
We have a presence on YouTube now. Have a look and catch up on all the news with our Monday morning announcements. Plus, we have a joke for you each week. A chuckle is good for everyone to start the week.