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The Bears' Blog November 28

The Bears’ Blog… 

It is so heart-warming to see the generosity of our Pine Street family.  Thank you for all of your donations to the Strathcona County Christmas Bureau!

We had a great day with our EIPS Numeracy Consultant on November 26.  She spent the day in different classrooms playing math games with our students, demonstrating guided math and instructional fact fluency strategies for our staff.  Under our Parents Tab on the Pine Street school website, there are some great videos of math games you can play at home with your students! 

Thanks to all of the families that came to watch Dora and the Lost City of Gold on November 22.  The movie and pizza were great!  Kudos go out to the School Council organizing committee for their continued support in creating these community building opportunities for our Pine Street families.

SAVE THE DATE!  Our kindergarten to grade six Christmas concert is fast approaching on December 11.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:00 p.m. This concert will include all students from kindergarten to grade 6 together at The Park Church. Our wonderful School Council are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win 3 sets of front row seats (4 seats per winner) plus reserved parking (1 parking stall per winner)! Tickets are $1 each. The raffle is open until December 4. Click here for the order form.

If you pre-order a yearbook for your student before November 30, you will get 5% off!  More information can be found under our Parents Tab.

Shelby Hines

Acting Principal

Excellence is our brand!

Our week at a glance… for the week of December 2 ~ 6

Monday

  • Welcome back to school!
  • Student Council meeting at 11:55 a.m. in the library 

Tuesday

  • Short Track Practice 7:45 a.m.
  • Hot Lunch from Tim Hortons 
  • Welcome Elder Wilson who is visiting our school in the afternoon 

Wednesday

  • Wonderful day of learning!
  • Early Dismissal Day - Student Council Theme - Wear your PJ’s  
  • Last day to purchase raffle tickets for the Christmas Concert!

Thursday

  • Short Track Practice 7:45 a.m.

Friday

  • Raffle draw date ~ winners will be contacted by phone today!
  • Report cards published at 3:30 p.m.
  • Last day to donate to the Strathcona County Christmas Bureau
  • Action
  • Opportunity
  • Information

ACTION

Sharing About Caring & Citizenship

  • We are having our annual Food bank Drive!  Donations will be accepted until Friday, December 6.  
  • Do you or someone you know have some extra time you would like to volunteer towards making Pine Street even better?!  Please contact your child’s teacher to discuss how to get involved in building an educational partnership to support our students.   

OPPORTUNITY

Parent ~ Family ~ Community Partners

  • Bring in your grocery receipts from Save-On Foods on Wye Road.  Save-on Foods will give Pine Street 5% back as a fundraiser. Thank you Save-On for partnering with us and supporting our Pine Street Volunteer Parent Society!
  • Have your voice heard & stay informed!  We invite all families to come out to our next School Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10 in the school library.
  • Want to connect with the Pine Street School Council Facebook Fan? Scan the QR code with your mobile device.

INFORMATION

Did you know…

  • Report cards are published on the PowerSchool Parent Portal Friday, December 6 at 3:15 p.m.  If you need help with your Parent account, please call the office at 780-467-2246. 
  • Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2020? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten. Kindergarten Registration for Elk Island opens February 1.
  • In February, all current EIPS students need to complete a Returning Student Registration through their PowerSchool Parent Portal account. If you need help with your Parent account, please call the office at 780-467-2246.
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