During the winter and on some of our coldest days, we make every effort to monitor the weather conditions that may impact the safety of staff and students. Below are many considerations that we take at Pine Grove P.S.
Students are to come to school ready for winter and prepared to be outdoors for morning recess and after lunch. When temperatures and/or wind chill reach minus 20 degrees Celsius, we consider an
indoor routine for recess/events. When temperatures and/or wind chill reach minus 18-19 degrees Celsius, consider a
shortened outdoor routine for recess/events. Children need to be dressed properly for our invigorating winter days. It is advisable for
students to bring extra pants and socks. A change is often necessary due to the wet and
cold weather of the winter months. To avoid adding to the clothing collection in the Lost
and Found, parents/guardians should be advised to label all articles of clothing, including
but not limited to, boots, hats, mitts/gloves, scarves, and snow …
A Literacy Initiative - Pine Grove Learning Commons A Celebration of Canadian Writing, Authors and IllustratorsThe Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading The Forest of Reading program has begun at Pine Grove! The Forest of Reading is a program in which books written and illustrated by Canadians are read by or to students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Students then participate in a province-wide event by voting for their favourite book. Based on the voting results, the author and illustrator are honoured with the award. The program is open to all students at Pine Grove. Students are required to read the appropriate number of books in their age group. Once the books are read, students are asked to complete activities related to their reading and vote for their favourite book in April 2018. Students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate from the Ontario Library Association. For more information about the Forest of Reading program please contact Mrs. Mele…
Message From Our Trustee
In November, about 1,000 students, staff members and
community partners came together from across the Board to form a Ring of Peace and stand together against hate,
discrimination and intolerance. The student speakers at the event shared meaningful
messages about the importance of feeling welcome, valued and respected.
At York Region District School Board, we are committed to
listening to the voices of our students and communities. We will continue
working with our school communities to ensure our schools provide safe,
welcoming and inclusive environments for everyone.
Last month, our annual Quest
conference brought together educators from across Ontario, Canada
and around the world to share, learn and discuss how to foster well-being in
schools. Some of the themes covered included equity and inclusivity, and safe
and caring environments.
It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about some of
the positive things happening in our own schools and other dis…
Scholastic Book Fair Results - November 2017 Thank you to
the many parents, students and staff who volunteered and lent a helping hand to
make our Pine Grove Scholastic Book Fair Literacy Event a huge success. At
our Book Fair, the Pine Grove community and families helped our school by
purchasing $6313.15 in books – thank you! By making purchases at the
Scholastic Book Fair, our school will be able to purchase more books for our
classrooms and for our Learning Commons. This event helped
promote literacy in our school by providing students with a variety of fiction
and non-fiction materials at all levels and has allowed students to appreciate
good quality literature. A student in Mr. Kybartas' class won the Family
Night Event draw – she has won $25.00 worth of books for herself and $25.00
worth of books for her teacher and classroom – CONGRATULATIONS!
new books and happy reading Pine Grove!
Document Policies and Procedures The Board is seeking your feedback on the
following policies and procedures, where applicable. All working documents, and timelines for providing
feedback, are posted on the Policies
and Procedures for Comment page of the
Board’s public website. Volunteers
in our Schools The Volunteers in our Schools policy and
procedure outline the roles and responsibilities of administrators, staff and
volunteers in effectively using volunteers to support student achievement and
well-being. Revisions clarify processes with respect to Police Vulnerable
Sector Checks, and reinforce volunteer access restrictions to confidential
Child Care in Schools The Licensed Child Care in Schoolspolicy
and procedure outline the Board’s commitment to building strong partnerships
with child care operators in order to support planning, curriculum, and program
coordination that will benefit students, families and school communities.
Revisions to this policy …
The Scholastic Book Fair @ the Pine Grove Learning Commons Looking for “Just Right Books” for your child to read? The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school and we are thrilled to offer this literacy event to our Pine Grove Families. Please check your child’s backpack for more details about the Book Fair. Book Fair Dates for Students: Monday, November 20th- Thursday November 23rd, 2017 Location: Pine Grove Public School - Library Stage Family Event Night: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about the Scholastic Book Fair, please contact Mrs. Meleca.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is releasing
additional resources ahead of the January 1, 2018, launch of OHIP+: Children
and Youth Pharmacare. On the ministry’s website (health.gov.on.ca/ohipplus_resources),
you will find the following documents: ·Factsheet for
(available in 14 languages) ·Social media
posts Please make yourself familiar with these materials so
that all students, parents and caregivers can be aware of OHIP+ and be able to
take full advantage of its benefits. Through this program, Ontarians aged 24
years and younger, who are OHIP insured, regardless of their family income,
will be eligible for over 4,400 medications and drug products at no cost. If you have any questions about OHIP+, please send an
email to OHIPplus@ontario.ca.
morning of November 10th, 2017, staff and students will assemble in
our gym to recognize Remembrance Day. The assembly will begin at 10:30
am. On this day we will take time to honour members of our armed forces who
have served their country since World War I. Again this year, we are
asking for a small donation that will be awarded to the Royal Canadian
Legion’s Poppy Campaign. Poppies
bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I and
have become a symbol for Remembrance Day in Canada. On
November 10th, each student in our school will receive a poppy to
wear in honour of past and current service men and women of the Canadian
Military. We are asking each child to donate a loonie. Please send
in your donation with your child (in a sandwich bag or envelope) and return it
to the school on or before November 10th, 2017. Many thanks
for your generosity. LEST WE
FORGET – A mini Q & A about the Poppy Campaign(From the
Canadian Legion’s website at www.…
Rescheduled Author Visit ~
November 3, 2017 Author Susan
Aguilo will present at Pine Grove on the morning of November the
3rd. We look forward to this literacy event enabling students
to be engaged in storytelling and feed
their imagination for their own writing. For more information about the author
and her books please visithttps://www.abedtimeadventure.com/.
Please check your child's backpack today for information required for Pine Grove P.S. to move to the Edsby communication platform. Please return by: Thursday October 19, 2017
Please do not reply to this blog post. We prefer a paper copy of the information below.
Thanks so much in advance for your cooperation!
By-Law Changes Revisions
to the York Region District School Board Operational
have been approved. Changes include an Accountability Framework, updated Trustee Code of Conduct (Appendix E) and a
protocol for Trustee Code of Conduct (Appendix F) to be used by trustees, staff
and community members to address concerns regarding trustee conduct. Interim
Integrity Commissioner John Mascarin, Aird & Berlis
LLP, has been appointed to support the Trustee Code of Conduct. The
Interim Integrity Commissioner can be reached at 416-865-7721 or firstname.lastname@example.org The
Board is currently seeking applications for a permanent
Integrity Commissioner. Working
Document Policies and Procedures The
Board is seeking your feedback on the following policies and procedures, where
applicable. All working documents, and
timelines for providing feedback, are posted on the Policies
and Procedures for Comment page of the Board’s public
of Education Performance Review The D…
School grounds and community clean up events make a difference. These actions, although small, have significant positive impacts on the environment and demonstrate the power of working together. In fact, if only 5% of Canada’s population picked up 1kg of litter in one day, 1.4 million kg of garbage would not pollute our environment!
At Pine Grove, we will be participating in a School Grounds Clean Up campaign on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 (Rain Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2017) to demonstrate our commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable world. Teachers will take their students outdoors to pick up litter on the school grounds for 15 minutes before morning recess. Each student will be asked to bring gloves (preferably reusable). Students will be informed of safe and proper procedures for collecting and disposing of litter.
Participating in a School Grounds Clean Up will build environmental stewardship and teach students the importance of reducing, re…
apologies, author Susan
Aguilo was unable to present at our school on October the
10th. The author will reschedule her visit to our school at a
later date. As soon as we know the rescheduled date we will share it
with Pine Grove families.
Bill Crothers Secondary School (BCSS) is a system-wide
school with a focus on healthy active living and sport. The school is open for
Grade 9 to 12 students. Students and parents from across the region are invited
to attend an information evening. Information will be shared regarding
the vision, mission, schedule, programs, the transfer policy, and application
Due to building capacity regulations, we request that only
students and parents interested in attending BCSS for the school year 2018 –
2019 attend one of these evening. Parking is limited so we ask that
parents carpool or park at the GO Station. Markham By-law officers regularly
enforce the parking regulations on school property, so please abide by the
posted parking regulations. Information Nights at: Bill Crothers Secondary
School, 44 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario. Tuesday
October 3rd, 2017 – Students in the East and North area of York
October 12th, 2017 – Students in the West …
We are inviting the
community and local schools to come and drop by to
one of our Vaughan Public Library locations
for a free Dream Weaver Projectpop up activation. This is a Canada 150
creative collective project, suitable for all ages that is scheduled city-wide
until end of November 2017.
Susan Aguilo @ Pine Grove Learning Commons Author
Susan Aguilo is coming to our school and we are thrilled to offer this literacy
event to our Pine Grove students. If you
would like your child to purchase a signed book they may do so on the day of
the event. For more
information, please visit her website at:www.abedtimeadventure.com Date: October 10th, 2017 Location: Pine Grove Public School - Gym Grades: Kindergarten to Grade 8
If you have any questions about the Author Visit, please
contact Mrs. Meleca.
Pine Grove Public School will host our annual Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night on Tuesday October 3 from 6 to 8 pm. From 6 to 7 pm students and families will have the opportunity to enjoy pizza and drinks (all orders through School Cash Online) and social interaction with staff and families in our community. Beginning at 7 pm teachers will conduct 20 minute presentations on curriculum programming and student expectations. There will be a 10 minute transition time and from 7:30-7:50 repeat the presentation. This allows parents with more than one child to visit two classrooms.
Summer holiday's are over and it's time to start yet another school year. The staff at Pine Grove are ready to make it our best year yet. Teachers and staff have been in working hard to prepare their classrooms for students arriving on Tuesday. Caretaking has been working hard too and the school is ready to go.
A friendly reminder to parents that drop off is at 8:10-8:25 am and our staff are on duty during this time. Make a new school commitment to be early and get your children started off on the right foot. Dismissal is 2:45. Students taking the bus will be organizing in the gym for the first few days so that they all know where they are going. Parents picking students up, please park in our lot or on the street and pre-arrange a meeting place, such as student dismissal doors. School bus information can be found at www.schoolbuscity.com. and we recommend that you visit this to confirm bus stop information and to answer any questions that you might have.
This is a reminder to all families planning on attending the BBQ at PG on Thursday June 16 from 6 to 8 pm to order your food in advance so that M&Ms can be well prepared for you. There are lots of fun activities planned so don't miss out! See you there!