School News

June 30 - Early Dismissal

posted Jun 20, 2017, 2:48 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 2:49 PM ]

A quick reminder that Friday, June 30th is a shortened day. Students will be dismissed for the day at 1:50pm

Weekly eBlast

posted Jun 16, 2017, 9:34 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 9:35 AM ]

Grade 8 Graduation

Please review the attachment for details on this years graduation ceremony. Thank you.

Grades 3-5 Track Meet
Please note the following important details for Monday's track and field meet at Blakelock.  Parking for Junior Track will be at the Salvation Army (1225 Rebecca Street). This is a 3 minute walk to Blakelock. We have been instructed not to use any of the school parking due to conflicts that arose last year. Students and spectators may be dropped off at the main track gates but the driver will have to park and walk. It is crucial that you relay this information to your parents. Bylaw officers will be in full force.

Immunization Clinics - Students entering grade 7 in the Fall
To help keep students healthy, the Halton Region Health Department holds in-school immunization clinics in Halton schools for students registered in grade 7, offering the following immunizations as recommended by the province: • hepatitis B;  • Human papillomavirus (HPV); and  • meningococcal vaccine ACY-W135 (Menactra)

Spring Mulch Fest - Thursday June 15th
Can you help us spread mulch on our gardens? This is an important part of water conservation for our plants throughout the summer. Sign up here!  With love, OAK

Volunteer Tea
“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”  — Helen Keller
Please see the attachment with regards to the 2017 PW Volunteer Tea. Thursday, June 15th from 12:30-2:00pm in the library at Pilgrim Wood Public School.

Staff Appreciation Lunch
Its time for our community to show our appreciation for the 2016/2017 Pilgrim Wood staff. This Friday June 16th, we are hosting the 25th annual Teacher Appreciation Lunch. Its an annual tradition that is very appreciated by the staff and we need your help! Please sign up online to bring in a food item OR to volunteer your time on Friday  If you have any questions please reach out to Nicole,  Thanks for your ongoing support!

Cashless Schools - monitor your Balance

posted Jun 8, 2017, 3:32 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 3:34 PM ]

As a follow-up to the previous notification from the Board, Cashless Schools will no longer be available after June 25, 2017 to accept online payments. Families/staff will receive information during the month of June on how to register for our new School Cash Online service.

We hope you have been using your balances in your Cashless Schools wallets to pay for school events and activities over the past few weeks. As Cashless Schools and School Cash Online are independently operated vendors, the Board is unable to arrange for a transfer of unused wallet balances between the two systems. Many parents/staff have been asking, “What will happen to the balances remaining in my Cashless Schools wallet?” At this time, two options are available:

1) Request a withdrawal of unused wallet funds to your Cashless Schools Pre-Authorized Debit account, (shown online under “Your Account > Saved Bank Accounts), or 
2) Make a donation to your school through Cashless Schools for the amount of the funds in your wallet you do not wish to be refunded. Look for the appropriate donations fee and make your donation before June 25, 2017. Upon request to the school, donations of $20 or more may be tax receipted.

The refund process for parents/staff who have Pre-Authorized Debit in Cashless Schools is simple. 
1) Under your “Cashless Account” select the “Withdraw” button and follow the instructions. 
2) Funds will be returned to the designated bank account in approximately 1-2 weeks.

Instructions on How to setup Pre-Authorized Debit:
1) Under your “Cashless Account” select the “Deposit” button
2) Click on the “Add a Bank Account Link”
3) Print the Authorization Form. Complete the form and attach a void cheque.
4) Return the form to Cashless Schools by email, fax or mail
5) Wait for the email from Cashless Schools to confirm your account has been setup. Please allow one week for setup due to increased volume.

Who to Contact?
If you have any questions specific to the Cashless Schools Pre-Authorized Debit and wallet refund procedures, please contact Cashless Schools at 1-866-231-3322 or send an email through their “Contact Us” website link. We appreciate your patience in working with Cashless Schools as there will be a significant volume of activity during June.

If you have any questions about Halton District School Board’s new online payment service, School Cash Online, please call 1-866-961-1803 or email

Weekly eBlast June 8

posted Jun 8, 2017, 3:31 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 3:31 PM ]

We have a total of 100 extra freezies for sale tomorrow. They will be sold for cash ($1) with the proceeds going towards the Grade 8 Graduation. The freezies will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, at the start of the nutrition break tomorrow

Thank you to all of the volunteers and attendees at last week's Fun Fair. It was a great community night and all of the fun wouldn't be possible without your help. Photos, highlights and thank yous to follow in the June newsletter. Until then, a few housekeeping items:
  • There are still a few silent auction items to be claimed. Please visit the office or call to arrange payment and pick up.
  • The Toonie Jar room was a huge success and in an effort to be organized, we're asking you to send back any empty jars that you may have from your purchased Toonie Jar - this will make it easier to make even more jars next year! Drop them off in the office in the blue bin labeled Toonie Jars.

The PW 25th Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon is scheduled for Friday June 16th. Please consider donating a food item or your volunteer time to this annual luncheon, sign up here: Thanks for your support!

The last Burrito day will be Friday June 16th - order on cashless by June 12th to avoid disappointment.

Last Call for Compost Bags! Clear out your cashless account by stocking up for the summer. Compost bags will be available for purchase on cashless until June 23rd and will be delivered before June 30th. So order today and support the outdoor classroom and OAK!

Hot Diggity Dog Day is back one last time on Friday June 23rd. Order your Hot Dog meal at for only $5.50. Orders can be placed now until June 21st. Look for the Hot Diggity Dog Menu in the menu pick list. 

As a follow-up to the previous notification from the Board, Cashless Schools will no longer be available after June 25, to accept online payments. If you decide not to withdraw your money and would like to make a donation to PW, confirm the amount of the funds in your wallet and enter that in the amount you would like to donate. PW has three donations fees to choose from: Dolphin Fund, Terry Fox and Graduation. Please make your donation before June 25, 2017.

The lunch programs will run for the next two weeks but please remember to mark your calendars - PW will not offer food or beverage programs for the final week of school (June 26th-June 30th).

Weekly eBlast (early edition)

posted Jun 6, 2017, 2:08 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 2:09 PM ]

So no one gets left out, we are opening cashless until Thursday June 8th. Yearbooks are $25. We will also accept cash or cheque orders until Thursday, but you MUST come to the office with your money for this please.

Good Day Grade 8 Families, 
The intermediate teachers will be putting together a slideshow for the Grad Ceremony. We are asking that all students in the Graduating Class of 2016-2017 bring in one baby photo (labelled with full name on the back). If a digital copy of the photo is available, please send it directly to Ms Dunn ( The hard copy photo will be returned to each student after it has been scanned into the system. 

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” 
— Helen Keller
Please see the attachment with regards to the 2017 PW Volunteer Tea.

Fun Fair -- TOMORROW!!

posted May 31, 2017, 3:04 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated May 31, 2017, 3:10 PM ]

FUN FAIR Is Tomorrow from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
A few final reminders:
  • Fun Fair will take place rain or shine
  • All pre-ordered wristbands, food vouchers and maps can be picked up at the Welcome Table in front of the school tomorrow from 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • There will be wristbands for sale ($5) as well as limited BBQ food items for sale on a first come, first serve basis
  • All children​ in FDK-grade 6 ​must be accompanied by an adult and all attendees (adults and children over 2 yrs) require a wristband

  • We will be having a wonderful Silent Auction this year, so please remember to check it out while enjoying all the other fun activities
  • Please see the attachments for more information and for a copy of the map
Looking forward to another great Pilgrim Wood Event!!!

Yearbooks 2016-2017!!

posted May 25, 2017, 3:07 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated May 25, 2017, 3:08 PM ]

Just a reminder that the Yearbook Order is still open on cashless until May 31st. Please place your order by then on cashless. Contact Mrs. Murray directly if you need to make other arrangements. 

Available now on Cashless!!

posted May 13, 2017, 7:49 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated May 13, 2017, 7:50 AM ]

We have some treat day sales that your child will not want to miss out on. So parents please remember to order on cashless for the following events. 

Order on Cashless by
1. Sunday, May 14th for - Our first event on Thursday, May 18th FREEZIE DAY to Support Grade 8 Grad
2. Monday, May 15th for May 19 LEMONADE DAY - to support Right to Play
3. Friday, May 19th - order food for FUN FAIR and return order forms
4. Monday, May 22nd - order YEARBOOK
5. Sunday, June 4th for POPCORN DAY on June 6th - to support Right to Play
6. Sunday, June 4th for FREEZIE DAY on June 8th - to support Grade 8 Graduation
7. Sunday, June 11 for LEMONADE DAY on June 13 - to support Right to Play 

Reminder to all families to limit the amount of money you put in the Cashless System as we prepare for our new School Cash Online System starting in August 2017. Just put what you will need into Cashless to finish this year.

PE Spring Fun Fair

posted May 11, 2017, 5:02 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated May 13, 2017, 8:03 AM ]

Pilgrim Wood Spring Fun Fair is happening on 
June 1st, 2017

Today your child should come home with a Spring Fun Fair form. Also, a copy for you to print is attached and made available on the school website under "Forms and Files".  Admission wristbands and food purchases are now available on cashless and is the preferred method of payment.

This event is always lots of fun for everyone! To volunteer at the event, please sign up on the following link:

Weekly eBlast

posted May 5, 2017, 6:14 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn

If you would like to attend one of the performances please use this link to register for tickets: The tickets are free but we will be accepting donations at the door. Please register to confirm your attendance using the link above. Please print off your ticket(s) and bring them with you to the show. Doors open 11:00AM for the matinee shows and 6:30PM for the evening shows. All Pilgrim Wood students will attend both matinee performances. Parents and other family members are encouraged to attend evening performances.

You can choose one of four dates: 
- Tuesday, May 9th Matinee (11:15AM)
- Tuesday, May 9th Evening (7:00PM)
- Wednesday, May 10th Matinee (11:15AM)
- Wednesday, May 10th Evening (7:00PM)

We can't wait to see everyone at the performances, Hakuna Matata! - The PW Music Team

In support of Right To Play, Pilgrim Wood will have Lemonade Days on May 19th and June 13th. Please order Lemonade on cashless schools for $2 each day. On the the day, please bring a water bottle for your Lemonade. If you do not have a water bottle, there will be cups provided but let's be mindful of the environment.

In support of Right To Play, Pilgrim Wood will have a popcorn day on June 6th. Please order popcorn for $1 on cashless schools and popcorn will be delivered to your homeroom.

Two parent volunteers are needed on May 17th and June 19th to help out at the finish area from 9:30am-3pm. If you are available to help at either of these events or for more information, please email Stephanie Tilley:

Basketball Tournaments Are Coming to Pilgrim Wood! On May 18th and May 25th Pilgrim Wood is hosting basketball tournaments. We need parent volunteers to supervise the concessions that will be available to purchase. The tournament times will be approximately 4-6:30 pm. If you can help out, please contact

Our first burrito day was a success! We are planning three more Friday burrito days: May 19May 26June 16. Please go to Cashless and sign up today.

June pita's are up for order on Cashless. Please order today to ensure you get the last month of this fun program. 

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, June 1st, 2017 
Please mark your calendars for this year's PW Fun Fair! This event is so much fun each year for Pilgrim Wood families. To make this event run smoothly, lots of volunteers are needed. Please look at the signup sheet below to see how you can help out. Thanks!

The Pilgrim Wood Community would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to three RBC parents who volunteered at Eco Fest, winning our school a $1000 donation from RBC during their April ‘Day of Service’ campaign.

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