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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year at Pine Grove!

The Pine Grove PS Staff have been working hard to get ready for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Please see the information below about our first day procedures.

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday morning!

2018-2019 Year End Letter

YRDSB Message to Families

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Girl Guides for Girls in K-8

Pine Grove Shines Talent Show

On Thursday, June 13th and Wednesday, June 26th, Pine Grove will be hosting our very own Pine Grove Shines Talent Show from 1:15 - 2:15 pm in the gymnasium. 

Parents/ Guardians of the performers are invited to join us. Please check the letter that was sent home to all performers.

Early Dismissal in Elementary Schools

Thursday, June 27, 2019 Early Dismissal in Elementary Schools
Dear Parents/Guardians:

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.On Thursday, June 27, 2019, an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.These meetings will allow for school staff to engage in culminating activities regarding the review and revision of the School’s Improvement Plan as well as year-end and transition activities that support student success.
As has been our practice in the past, students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 27, 2019 only.Students will be dismissed early that day at 11:25 am.Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time.Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to a…

PGPS Administrator Changes

On Monday evening, at the YRDSB meeting, transfers and appointments of administrators was approved for the 2019-2020 school year. It was announced that Douglas Chester, Vice Principal will be transferring to Vellore Woods P.S. full-time and that Greg Brown, Principal will be transferring to Charlton P.S.

Elizabeth Lau, Principal and Jacqueline Stone, Vice Principal have been transferred to Pine Grove P.S. for 2019-2020 school year.

We would like to welcome Ms. Lau and Mrs. Stone to the community and wish them all the best in their respective roles working with our Pine Grove P.S. community.

We would like to thank everyone at Pine Grove P.S. including our students, staff, School Council and community for many great fond memories and experiences. We hope our paths cross again sometime soon in the near future.


Greg Brown & Douglas Chester

Trustee Greetings

Join Us for Bring Your Own Blanket Picnic at PG

Summer Fun at Vaughan Public Libraries!

Website Refresh

Help us improve our websites
We are refreshing the website and our school websites, and invite you to share your feedback through a brief survey. The information from the surveys will help us ensure that the content, navigation and layout meet the needs of students, families and community members.
Our websites provide important information about our school and Board, resources to help your child succeed, school programs and more.
The two-part survey is anonymous, confidential and voluntary, and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions please contact
The survey will be available until June 12

YRDSB Information Session and Career Fair

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Sankofa Mentoring Program

Mindfulness Everyday Workshop

International and Indigenous Elementary Languages Program

7th 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, April 17th, 2019 (Rain Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2019) 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, reusin…

Emotional Self-Regulation Workshop

Trustee Candidates Meeting

Dear families,
As you may know, York Region District School Board currently has a vacancy for the trustee position in the City of Vaughan, Wards 1 and 2. The position will be filled via a municipal by-election, with voting day taking place on April 25, 2019. For further details on the election and voting process, please visit the City of Vaughan’s website.
York Region District School Board will be hosting an all candidatesmeeting on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Emily Carr Secondary School. The all candidates meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to hear from each candidate, and the opportunity to ask questions. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend.
Corrie McBain Board Chair 

Say NO to Hate Workshop

World Water Day 2019

World Water Day 2019

World Water Day is a day that focuses on the importance of conserving fresh water. It is celebrated on March 22 every year. Simple actions at home, such as using a reusable water bottle or turning off the tap while washing dishes, can have a big impact on the environment and help to support the cause!

The Eco Club will be selling Drink in the Box, reusable water bottles, and rafiki chains from Monday, March 18th to Friday, March 22nd.

Options Available:

Pine Grove Eco water bottles Drink in the Box Rafiki Chains (pre-order)

Junior/Intermediate (upstairs classes) - a table will be set up outside of the intermediate pod.

Primary (downstairs classes) - Eco Club students will be coming around each class to sell.

All proceeds will be donated to Wateraid Canada.

Thank you for your support, we look forward to hearing about the unique ways your family participated in raising awareness and taking action!

Tips for Speaking with Your Child After a Tragic Event

In light of the recent tragic event in New Zealand at two Mosques this resource may be useful to parents in our community. This was taken from the YRDSB website - Home:Programs & Services:Caring and Safe Schools:Tips for Speaking with your Child after a Tragic Event

Tips for Speaking with your Child after a Tragic Event 1. Reassure children that they are safe. Emphasize that schools are very safe. Validate their feelings. Explain that all feelings are okay when a tragedy occurs. Let children talk about their feelings, help put them into perspective, and assist them in expressing these feelings appropriately. 2. Make time to talk. Let their questions be your guide as to how much information to provide. Be patient. Children and youth do not always talk about their feelings readily. Watch for clues that they may want to talk, such as hovering around while you do the dishes or yard work. Some children prefer writing, playing music, or doing an art project as an outlet. Young children ma…

Healthy Video Gaming Parent Workshop

Vaughan Community Health Centre's Summer Camp

Student Online Safety

Parent Talk - Emotional Self-Regulation Workshop

REMINDER - Skate Night This Coming Saturday...Join Us!

Parent Talk Parenting Traps & Strategies

Possible Winter Weather School Closures

Join Us for Pine Grove P.S. Skate Night

Active School Travel Newsletter

Kindergarten Registration - Now ONLINE!

Online Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for September 2019 begins January 18 for the 2019-20 school year.
This year, our school is excited to be one of the pilot schools in the Board offering online registration for Kindergarten.
Children who turn four or five years old during 2019, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten.
If you, or someone you know, is registering a child for Kindergarten at our school, you can access the online registration information at Please note that for this pilot, a laptop or desktop computer is strongly recommended, rather than a mobile device.
Families are still welcome to register in person in the school office.  Registration forms are available on the Board’s website at

French Immersion

For parents interested in having their children attend French Immersion school entering gr. 1, please see the information below.

Please note: Parents will need a Student Index Card (from the home school) plus a current document of proof of residence.  This can be a government document, utility bill or property tax bill.  A driver’s license is not acceptable.