Calendar

PALS session: Transitioning to Kindergarten

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a number of sessions for current pre-kindergarten families registered in the Play and Learn at School (PALS) program. Sessions are designed to help children and families continue building on the skills they’re learning in PALS classrooms and prepare for the transition to kindergarten.

We invite you to join us for any or all of these upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Many sessions have both a daytime and evening option. Some sessions are designed for parents/caregivers while other are meant for PALS students to join in as well. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families.

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Transitioning to Kindergarten
Audience: Parents/Caregivers

Moving from PALS to kindergarten is an exciting step in your child’s educational journey! Join us as we explore ways to support your child in making the transition into a new classroom/school setting.

The link to register was sent directly to all current PALS families or contact your school for more information.

PALS session: Rhyme Time with Intellidance

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a number of sessions for current pre-kindergarten families registered in the Play and Learn at School (PALS) program. Sessions are designed to help children and families continue building on the skills they’re learning in PALS classrooms and prepare for the transition to kindergarten.

We invite you to join us for any or all of these upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Many sessions have both a daytime and evening option. Some sessions are designed for parents/caregivers while other are meant for PALS students to join in as well. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families.

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Rhyme Time with Intellidance
Audience: Parents/Caregivers and PALS students
Date: Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m., May 14, 28, June 11

Get ready for a lively, 30-minute, online series of classes in which caregivers and children can experience the joy of music and dance together! There will be songs, rhymes, props and simple choreography to keep your kiddos moving the whole class.

May/June Sessions: Body Parts and Rhythm
In the three sessions, we’ll discover and explore the movement and musical concepts of body parts and rhythm. The foundational movement patterns we explore in these sessions are fundamental for increasing our little ones’ physical literacy.

The link to register was sent directly to all current PALS families or contact your school for more information.

Strathcona County Pride Festival

Time: All Day

Strathcona County Pride Festival

Time: All Day

Preparing for kindergarten session: Fine-motor development

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a series of general information sessions for families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2021. The sessions are designed to provide parents and caregivers with basic tools to help prepare children for kindergarten, to give families a bit of an overview of what children will be learning in kindergarten and to answer questions you may have.

Register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families the day before each one.

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Fine-Motor Development
Many fine-motor tasks develop in a predictable sequence. We’ll go over the stages of fine-motor development in young children and give ideas for activities and play at home to help children feel more confident moving into kindergarten. We’ll discuss when children are ready to learn to print and activities that will work on pre-printing if they aren’t quite ready yet.

The link to register was sent directly to all families with a child registered for kindergarten this fall as of June 1. Contact the school for more information.

Strathcona County Pride Festival

Time: All Day

Preparing for kindergarten session: Speech-sound development

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a series of general information sessions for families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2021. The sessions are designed to provide parents and caregivers with basic tools to help prepare children for kindergarten, to give families a bit of an overview of what children will be learning in kindergarten and to answer questions you may have.

Register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families the day before each one.

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Speech-Sound Development
By the time children reach the age of seven, they’re usually making all of the speech sounds of their first language. As children's speech develops, the number and type of errors they make changes. Many parents have questions about whether their child's speech-sound errors are typical or whether they should be concerned. This interactive session, hosted by two EIPS speech-language pathologists, will provide information about the progression of speech-sound development and strategies parents can use to support this development.

The link to register was sent directly to all families with a child registered for kindergarten this fall as of June 1. Contact the school for more information.

Strathcona County Pride Festival

Time: All Day

Strathcona County Pride Festival

Time: All Day

Strathcona County Pride Festival

Time: All Day

Strathcona County Pride Festival

Time: All Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Time: All Day

This June 21, 2021 is the national 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples!

Preparing for kindergarten session: Self Help and Building Independence

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a series of general information sessions for families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2021. The sessions are designed to provide parents and caregivers with basic tools to help prepare children for kindergarten, to give families a bit of an overview of what children will be learning in kindergarten and to answer questions you may have.

Register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families the day before each one.

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Self Help: Building Independence
Join an occupational therapist to learn strategies to help your child build independence. The session aims to increase your child’s successful participation with self-help skills and daily routines. We’ll touch on ideas for self-help skills such as dressing, managing their snack and organizing belongings.

The link to register was sent directly to all families with a child registered for kindergarten this fall as of June 1. Contact the school for more information.

Grade 6 Celebration of Learning

Time: All Day

The staff at Pine Street Elementary would like to commemorate our Grade 6 students’ time at Pine Street by hosting an optional individual Grade 6 Celebration on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. If you are interested in attending, please sign up using the School Interviews website by entering the code that was emailed to families. During your selected time, you will meet your child outside of the school in a contact-free celebration. Your child will receive a certificate and have an opportunity to take individual photos with their classroom teacher and their guests. Dress for the weather as this event will occur rain or shine.

Pine Street Elementary's Grade 6 staff and administration is ensuring the event will follow the public health guidelines outlined by Alberta Health Services, so it is important that you arrive at your chosen time and leave within the 5 minute time slot you have been allotted. Please remain in your vehicle and pull into the student drop off area along Pine Street by the front entrance of the school. Your child and the classroom teacher will meet you outside.

Some important things to note:

1)    To abide by provincial guidelines only one group can leave their vehicle at a time. The next family should remain inside their vehicle until a staff member motions that it is their turn. There can be no interaction between attendees and people waiting inside their vehicles, as well, families cannot congregate outside of the school.  

2)   Each student is allowed no more than four guests. All non-household attendees within the same group must maintain 2 meters distance from one another. 

3)   Masks are mandatory once outside the vehicle even when physically distancing. The only exceptions are:

  • Masks may be briefly removed for a picture with the classroom teacher providing 2 meters of physical distancing is maintained. 
  • The student may briefly remove their mask to have their individual photo taken with household members. 
  • All masks must be put back on as soon as the photos are taken. 

4)    Any person with symptoms or under mandatory isolation or quarantine cannot attend. Please do a self-assessment screen prior to coming to the school. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep our staff, students and families safe. 

We have certainly enjoyed the time we have shared with your child this year and wish our Pine Street families all the best. Congratulations to our wonderful Grade 6 students on their amazing accomplishments! We wish them well as they begin their next adventure in junior high!

Last Day for PALS Students

Time: All Day

Preparing for kindergarten session: Literacy in kindergarten

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a series of general information sessions for families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2021. The sessions are designed to provide parents and caregivers with basic tools to help prepare children for kindergarten, to give families a bit of an overview of what children will be learning in kindergarten and to answer questions you may have.

Register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families the day before each one.

View the full list of sessions

Literacy in Kindergarten
Literacy is an exciting part of a child’s early years in school. Join us to explore what literacy looks like in kindergarten. We’ll also discuss fun and easy ways to incorporate important early literacy skills in your everyday activities over the summer. Part of the session will include a review of materials available on the EIPS website for parents to access to learn more about the different aspects of early literacy.

The link to register was sent directly to all families with a child registered for kindergarten this fall as of June 1. Contact the school for more information.

Last Kindergarten Instructional Day

Time: All Day

Theme Day - School Spirit (Bear wear or green & gray)

Time: All Day

Last Instructional Day for Students

Time: All Day

Final Report Cards Published

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Operational Day for Staff

Time: All Day

Happy Canada Day!

Time: All Day

Pine Street Office Re-opens

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Professional Learning Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

Operational Day

Time: All Day

First day of school!

Time: All Day

Labour Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

Thanksgiving Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professional Learning Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Time: Nov 01, 3:30 pm - Nov 03, 5:23 pm

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Time: Nov 02, 3:30 pm - Nov 04, 5:23 pm

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Time: Nov 03, 3:30 pm - Nov 05, 5:23 pm

Diwali

Time: All Day

Fall Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Fall Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Fall Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Fall Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Remembrance Day

Time: All Day

Fall Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Report Cards Published

Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

Christmas Eve

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

Christmas Day

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

School Closed for Christmas Break

Time: All Day

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professional Learning Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Teachers' Convention - School Closed

Time: All Day

Teachers' Convention - School Closed

Time: All Day

Family Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

Professional Learning Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Report Cards Published

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Day in Lieu - School Closed for Spring Break

Time: All Day

Spring Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Spring Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Spring Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Spring Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Spring Break - School Closed

Time: All Day

Ramadan Begins

Time: All Day

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Good Friday - School closed

Time: All Day

Easter Monday- School Closed

Time: All Day

EID

Time: All Day

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

Professional Learning Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

School Closure Day

Time: All Day

Victoria Day - School Closed

Time: All Day

Early Dismissal

Time: 2:15 pm - 2:24 pm

School Council Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Last Day for PALS Students

Time: All Day

Last Instructional Day

Time: All Day

Operational Day - School Closed to Students

Time: All Day

Canada Day

Time: All Day