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Remembrance Day at PG

During the 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.…

FREE Parent Presentation: Emotional Regulation

Author Visit Rescheduled

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 visit  

Time Sensitive - Reply Required for Edsby

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!

INFORMATION ITEM: Operational By-Law Changes and Working Documents Policy and Procedures

Operational By-Law Changes
Revisions to the York Region District School Board Operational By-Law 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
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 website. 
Director of Education Performance Review
The D…

6th Annual Litter Round-Up

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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…

REMINDER Photo Day October 17

School Council Training Symposium

FREE Parent Workshop

Celebrating Islamic Heritage Month

Bill Crothers Information Night

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 process.
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 Region          Thursday October 12th, 2017 – Students in the West …

FREE Parent Presentation

Dream Weaver Project at VPL

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.