School News

Lunch Lady ("make-up" for Monday's school cancellation)

posted by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated ]

Due to schools being closed Monday,Lunch Lady is providing a "make-up" Lunch Lady Day delivery on Friday, April 20th this week for those families who purchased lunch for Monday, April 16th. 

Thank you for supporting the Lunch Lady Program! 

Library Donations Wanted

posted Apr 12, 2018, 7:24 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 7:24 AM ]

The PW Library is looking for donations of books and Maker Space materials from our school community.  

We are looking for:

  • Books - gently used books in good condition
  • Building Materials - Lego, K’nex, wooden building blocks, etc.
  • Craft Supplies - cardboard tubes, yarn, knitting needles, string, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, fabric, buttons, origami paper, etc.

Thank you for supporting the PW Library!


posted Apr 10, 2018, 10:57 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 7:22 AM ]

How much do you share about yourself on social media? At a time when everything you do online can impact you in your real life, it's important to T.H.I.N.K. before you post. For tips on how to stay safe and private online, visit the Halton District School Board's Technology & You resources

at or follow the hashtag #TECHandU on Twitter.

April is Earth Month

posted Apr 7, 2018, 11:25 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 12:47 PM ]

We need your help for Earth Month!

Boomerang lunches
Did you know that last year Pilgrim Wood created 17,634 kg of waste!? Holy cow! For Earth Month we are trying to reduce that number… by A LOT! OAK would like every class to participate in BOOMERANG lunches for all of Earth month (April). This means ALL the waste you brought in your lunch goes home. We hope this campaign will help bring awareness to how much each person is wasting. Our waste gets piled up in a landfill and takes hundreds sometimes thousands of years to break down. Let’s make a difference Pilgrim Wood!

Dry Markers Round-up
ColorCycle wants your dried up markers to recycle them and make them into clean fuel! Please collect dried markers, highlighters, and whiteboard markers (any brand) from home. Our goal is to collect 2000 dried markers by the end of the June! 

Eco Fest - Thursday April 26th @ 5:00 pm
Download Google Expeditions on your phone to participate in our Virtual Reality to the Reefs! 

Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to help out the day and/or evening of the event to cut fruit, make popcorn, help with set up and monitor the tables. Please click here to sign up. It only takes a few minutes to do and your help is much appreciated!

Weekly eBlast Update

posted Mar 31, 2018, 3:01 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Mar 31, 2018, 3:02 PM ]

1. Please see the letter attached about Class Building. 

2. Sub Orders are due this weekend by Monday, April 3rd

3. Rafikis: The Me to We Club is selling Rafiki bracelets again this year. This fundraiser is to support the Me to We Club's global initiative, which is to support Me to We Education initiatives in Ethiopia. The Rafiki bracelets are $10 and you can purchase one of the 5 styles on School Cash Online. $5 of each bracelet goes to support the Kenyan mamas that make the bracelets and the other $5 goes to the country and pillar we have chosen to support (Ethiopia and Education). You can purchase a bracelet between 
March 26th and April 6th. The bracelets will be delivered to the school and distributed to those students who purchased them. Visit School Cash Online to place your order today! Please note there is a 25 cent processing fee for each bracelet. Thank you for your support! -The Me to We Club

4. Finally, see PWSC Newsletter

Have a great Long Weekend....see you on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

eBlast Updates

posted Mar 9, 2018, 6:07 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 6:07 AM ]

Pizza and milk for Term 2 will run after the break for two weeks. TERM 3 will start on April 3rd when we return from Easter weekend. We have left pizza and milk up on School Cash until Sunday evening of March break. All payments are due by March 18th for TERM 3. No late payments will be accepted so please do not delay, order today to ensure your child is on the list.

Sub days will run for Term 3 on Thursdays starting on April 12th and ending on June 21st. IF you would like to participate in the lunch program please purchase your subs on School Cash On Line by April 3rd

Thank you to all of the families who purchased tickets to the Marlies game on Tuesday, March 20th. Tickets will be distributed to those students on Monday, March 19th.

Mark your calendars for this year's 5th anniversary of Pilgrim Wood's Eco Fest on Thursday April 26th at 5:00 pm. The goal of our event is to inspire others to live sustainably, connect the community and and start taking action! The event is Pay What You Can to attend and helps to support our OAK program at school (like buying seeds, gloves and tools)! Remember to bring your own mug for coffee and tea. Here are some of the activities we have planned for you:

Electric Cars 101: The Golden Horseshoe Electric Vehicle Association (GHEVA) is back again to run 
How to: Make your house more sustainable: Hart Jansson is running 2 workshops, at 5:00 and 5:30, from his experience building a Passive Home 
Solar power your home: Talk to Dave about his journey installing the largest Net Metering system in Oakville.
Student Projects: From coral reefs to the arctic, wind turbines to palm oil, come support all the hard work students have put in to bring awareness to topics important to them
Learn to Grow: seed bombs, sub irrigated planters, and learn how to care for our gardens in the summer
The Big Pull: learn how to identify invasive species in the forest to help keep it healthy
David Suzuki's Blue Dot Movement: learn about this important Canadian project
Eco Schools Platinum: learn how you can help support us as we go for the highest certification possible 
Indigenous Water Advisories: did you know there are 81 First Nation communities with drinking water advisories?
Halton Eco Clubs: find out about the eco initiatives at Blakelock, Abbey Park and Gladys Speers 
Virtual Reality to the Reefs 
Cupcakes from Me to We

The final day to participate in the survey is tomorrow. If you have not done so already please consider taking a few moments to fill it out. Visit to access the online survey.

We wish all of our students and their families a safe and enjoyable March break. We dismiss at 3:20pm on Friday and return to school on Monday, March 19th at 8:50am. Have a great week off!

Mark your calendars! On 
Wednesday, April 25th the kindergarten and Grade 2's will be getting Dental Screening.

Please see the attached invitation for B.R.A.V.O. Celebration for your Grade 6 student.  Mark your calendar!

Weekly eBlast Updates

posted Mar 3, 2018, 12:58 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Mar 3, 2018, 12:58 PM ]

Please be aware the orders for Grade 8 Photos are due now. You may order online, the username and password is on the proof that was given to you last week. You may also bring back the form with payment. The choice is yours but must be done by Monday, March 5th to avoid a LATE FEE. AS WELL, this is your final opportunity to order a Class Composite for $25 which is the perfect way to keep your grade 8 graduation diploma and photos of classmates for the future years. Attached is the order form, this too is due on Monday, March 5th. Thank you!

Just a reminder that Pilgrim Wood will be having their Teams & Clubs photos taken on Wednesday, March 7thUnfortunately, we will not be able to make accommodations for individual students in photos, if they have an appointment. These photos will be used in the yearbook which will be on School Cash On-Line shortly.

Ottawa Bus Arrival

posted Feb 23, 2018, 1:04 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 1:05 PM ]

Update: we anticipate the arrival of the bus around 7:00pm.

Weekly eBlast

posted Feb 8, 2018, 2:24 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 2:25 PM ]

In our effort to increase school effectiveness, the Halton District School Board is inviting you to participate in our online Have Your Say survey. Please see the attachment for full details.

MARLIES Tickets 
Tickets to see the PW Concert Band perform the Canadian National Anthem for the second year in a row on March 20th are on School Cash On Line. To participate in this amazing opportunity we need to sell a minimum of 25 more tickets by February 19th. Please consider coming out to support the band and while enjoying a fun evening with friends and family. 

Both pizza and milk are up on School Cash for purchase. The final term of these two programs starts in April and runs until the second last week of school in June. 

Our compost bags are still for sale on School Cash! Each month consider supporting this excellent fundraiser by purchasing the bags directly on-line. Your green bin will thank you ... and so will the students at PW!

Quick Updates - Lunch Lady & Grad Photos

posted Jan 31, 2018, 7:15 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 7:16 AM ]

Reminder that if you would like your child to receive Lunch Lady meals, please make sure you put your orders in to them by the end of this week. Thank you.

On Wed., Feb 14, 2018, Valentine's Day, the grade 8's will be getting their Graduation Photos done in the Library. Attached is a copy of the form your child will be bringing home. It is an order form for a Composite photo which costs $25, it is a GREAT keepsake and way to receive and display their graduation diploma. This needs to be given to your child's homeroom teacher preferably before Photo Day As well this sheet offers some great information for Photo Day. 

If this day will not work for your child, you will need to call Pegasus, to make alternative arrangements at another school (they will need to bring the Pilgrim Wood sash). The phone number is on the attached brochure. There is no retake day for Graduation Photos.

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