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The Bears’ Blog...June 19

The Bears’ Blog…….June 19

Welcome to the last day of our alternative learning platform! I am so proud of our Pine Street families and staff who have persevered throughout these past few months.  For some this platform has been quite successful and for others not so much.  Regardless, everyone has demonstrated incredible dedication to ensuring our students have access to vital learning opportunities.  I am so proud of the amazing work that has continued to go on despite the challenges we have all faced.

As we move into our last full week of June, staff is continuing to work diligently to get materials collected from families and providing opportunities for students, families and staff to connect before summer break.  Although we do not know precisely what September will look like, I am confident that the work being done in the background by so many people will continue to support students, families, and staff in creating meaningful learning experiences.

It is with great anticipation that I look forward to the opportunities next week to see students and families as I have missed you all very much.  Until then...

Stay safe!  Stay healthy!  Stay connected!

Shelby Hines

Acting Principal

Excellence is our brand!

Week at a glance… for the week of June 21-26


  • National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • The 2020 Indspire Awards will be broadcast on Sunday June 21, 2020 at 8:00pm / 8:30pm NT. The Indspire Awards honours First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals who exemplify Indigenous excellence and whose stories inspire, uplift, and educate Canadians about the tremendous contributions Indigenous people make to our country. The 2020 Indspire awards was filmed in Ottawa, Ontario at the National Arts Centre.


  • Collection of Loaned Materials (by appointment). Sign up at with the code psemr. Please contact the school at 780-467-2246 to make alternate arrangements if you are unable to attend. 


  • Collection of Loaned Materials (by appointment). Sign up at with the code psemrPlease contact the school at 780-467-2246 to make alternate arrangements if you are unable to attend. 


  • Last call for yearbook photos! Please help our yearbook by sending in pictures to


  • Grade 6 Celebration (by appointment). Congratulations to our Grade 6 Bears! We wish you all the best on your next adventure in junior high!


  • Action
  • Information
  • Opportunity


  • Remember Report Cards are being posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal Friday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Did you order a yearbook for your student(s)?  If so, please complete and submit your customizable pages by July 31, 2020. 


  • Family and Community Services (FCS) is now offering virtual counselling in its efforts to help residents feel safe, supported and connected. At this time, residents are invited to phone FCS to access supports, including phone or virtual counselling. Counselling is available seven days a week, at 780-464-4044.
    • In addition, the FCS team offers a variety of online programs and workshops for youth, parents and caregivers to foster well-being and create positive outcomes for children, youth and their families. Sign up at
    • For more information on counselling, visit or phone 780-464-4044, and for resources and activities to support your mental health and well-being, visit


  • We have had many inquiries about families wanting to give year end gifts to staff.  While we appreciate the kind gesture, it would be wonderful if our PNE community could donate to the Strathcona Food Bank or another charity of your choice on behalf of Pine Street Elementary School. Thank you!
  • Strathcona County Family & Community Services - Please visit the link to find information for upcoming Online Parent Skill Builders.
    • Parenting Through Uncertainty: Wednesday, June 24 
    • Connect Parent 9 week Program: Tuesday & Thursday starting July 7


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