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Book Drive

FREE Early Years Programs

Extreme Cold Weather

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 …

GIVE (Get Involved Volunteer in Education)

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…

Trustee Greetings

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…

Arts Program at Baythorn P.S.