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The Bears' Blog....June 12

Welcome to the Bears’ Den!  I am so excited to share with you a picture of the new decal we had put into our gym and am looking forward to you being able to see it in person!

Congratulations to Eva in Mrs. Appleby’s Kindergarten class!  Eva is the winner of our Principal’s Pick Writers Wednesday draw for June.  Honorable mentions go out to Katylynn in KB, Owen in 1K, Mac in 1M, Pearl in 2F, James in 3F, Alaina in 3B, Quinley in 5ZS, Megan in 5W, and Josh in 6H.  We are so proud of our Pine Street writers!

As we move into the last week of our online platform, I feel compelled to thank our students and families for staying committed to learning.  Your patience and dedication has been so appreciated by all of the staff at Pine Street.  It is through this strong partnership that we will continue to strive for excellence as we navigate the future together.

Stay safe!  Stay healthy!  Stay connected!

Shelby Hines

Acting Principal

Excellence is our brand!

Week at a glance… for the week of June 15-19


  • Alternative Learning Postings will be on Google Classroom by noon.
  • Weekday Wellness Challenge:  Get outside and be active for 15 minutes. Run, jump, hop or skip outside daily.




  • Alternative Learning Postings will be on Google Classroom by noon.
  • The last day for students to submit work will be June 18 as this will allow teachers to mark and provide feedback. Staff will be closing their Google Classrooms to students at the end of day on June 19.


  • Last day for online learning is today.
  • Don’t forget your Weekly Wellness Challenge! If you have taken pictures of you or your family participating, please email them to
  • Action
  • Information
  • Opportunity


  • We will be sending out information on Monday, June 15th for families to sign up to select a time return Chromebooks, iPads, textbooks, library books and home reading materials on June 22 and June 23.  Please email if you need to make alternate arrangements.  Books can be returned to the bin located outside of the school daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please do not leave Chromebooks or iPads in the bin.  
  • If you are planning to use student transportation in the 2020-21 school year, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school. 
    • All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student registration process are now registered. Those families have also received tentative route schedules and invoices. 
    • For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the returning student registration process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit Throughout the summer, families can pay fees and review credits online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal.


  • Report cards will be published on the PowerSchool Parent Portal on Friday, June 26, 2020.  Please call the school at 780-467-2246 if you need any assistance accessing your account. 
  • In September 2019, 32 Division schools participated in the annual Terry Fox Run. The numbers are in, and together, as a Division, we have raised $38,952.78 for cancer research. Thank you Pine Street Partners for your contributions!
  • Elder Wilson posted a video that EIPS students may enjoy on the Canadian Geographic website where he talks about the drum and sings a few songs with one of his sons and his two grandsons.


  • 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!
  • Grade 6 families please contact the school if you need assistance signing up for the Grade 6 Celebration at 780-467-2246.
  • Strathcona County Family & Community Services - Please visit the link to find information for upcoming Online Parent Skill Builders.
    • Connecting with Your Kids: Tues., June 16, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Connect Parent 9 week Program: Tuesday & Thursday starting July 7
    • Kids Have Stress Too: Thurs., June 14, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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