School News

Pilgrim Wood's Canoe Garden

posted Oct 14, 2018, 9:39 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Oct 14, 2018, 9:41 AM ]

Another amazing project from our OAK club! Thank you everyone for the continued support towards PW’s environmental initiatives. 🌱🦋🐝

BBQ & Open House TONIGHT!!

posted Sep 27, 2018, 9:46 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 5:00 AM ]

See you at the Welcome BBQ tonight!

This is a reminder that our school BBQ kicks off tonight at 5:00 p.m. 

Food service is from 5:00 p.m.  - 6:00 p.m.

Those who purchased tickets will pick them up at the school. 

There will be some extra meals for purchase on-site so be sure to arrive early!

Classroom visits will take place between 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at the school tonight.

Terry Fox Donations - Pilgrim Wood Goal

posted Sep 26, 2018, 5:59 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 5:59 PM ]

Dear Pilgrim Wood Families:

Traditionally at Pilgrim Wood we support the Terry Fox Foundation to help in Cancer Research.  Our Terry Fox Run is scheduled for Friday, September 28th with a rain date of Monday, October 1st.  Your children having been learning about Terry and his legacy in class and today they had an assembly with a representative from the Terry Fox Foundation.

Our Pilgrim Wood goal for this year is $1500.00.  We need your help!  As of 2:00 today, we were only at $340.

In order to meet our goal we are hoping you will consider contributing to this worthy cause and be a part of this mission to STOP CANCER.  We are asking you to consider contributing in at least one of three ways: 

  1. Terry Fox official website dedicated to Pilgrim Wood P. S.  This way you can officially donate and get a tax receipt.  (Please copy and paste)
  2. Collect toonie donations for the Terry Fox run in the classroom.  So far we have collected $160.00 by this method. 
  3. There will be a big jar for Terry Fox at the School BBQ on Thursday, Sept 27th.   

Your financial contributions for helping our Pilgrim Wood Community to reach our goal of $1500. is very much needed and appreciated.  We want to help continue Terry's dream that he started with his Marathon of Hope to support Cancer Research!

Fair Notice

posted Sep 23, 2018, 12:47 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 12:49 PM ]

September 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians:
This letter is to inform you that the Halton District School Board has participated in the development of a region wide Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol along with our community partners. This Protocol enables us to more effectively respond to situations where students may pose a threat to themselves or others. 

Threat assessment protocols are mandated for every board in Ontario. The purpose of a VTRA is to determine how best to support the student so their behaviour does not become violent or self-injurious. Please note that other community partners such as the Halton Regional Police Service and community youth agencies may become involved in the VTRA because it is critical to have as much information available as possible in order to provide effective support to children in need. 

The VTRA Protocol outlines how a school responds immediately to threatening incidents including but not
limited to: possession of a weapon or replica weapon; bomb threat or plan; verbal or written (including
electronic) threats to harm oneself or others, and fire setting. The initial response team will include the Principal
and/or Vice Principal(s), the Halton Regional Police Service, and certified Board staff; other community partners
and additional Board staff may be included as necessary.

Parents and guardians will be notified if their child will be discussed at a VTRA. If parents/guardians cannot be
reached, or if they choose not to provide consent but a concern for safety still exists due to threatening
behaviour, the threat assessment will still proceed. Personal information shared throughout this process will
respect and balance each individual’s right to privacy with the need to ensure the safety of all. As always, student
safety is our first priority.

The Halton District School Board will respond to all threats in a professional manner in order to provide healthy
and caring learning environments for all students and staff. Additionally, we will be educating students about
school safety and reinforce their understanding that threat making behaviours are not acceptable.
The Halton District School Board is proud to be able to provide this level of support to our students and is most
fortunate to have our community partners working with us. Should you have any questions about our
community VTRA Protocol or other Safe Schools matters, please call 905.335.3665 x 3389.

Scott Podrebarac                         Jonathan Shoss
Superintendent of Education       System Principal
Safe & Accepting Schools            Safe and Accepting Schools
Halton District School Board       Halton District School Board

Eblast Updates

posted Sep 11, 2018, 3:19 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 3:21 PM ]

School Council & PIC Invitation

Dear Parents:

1. For those parents who are interested in attending HDSB annual PIC conference, please see the attached PIC poster.

2. If you are interested in joining PW School Council, please see the attached information memo and the nomination form. The forms are due by September 19th. 

Grade 7 Immunizations

Grade 7 Immunization Reminder

Dear Parents of Grade 7 Students:


During the month of August 2018, Halton Region Health Department mailed immunization consent forms to all Grade 7 students enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year.

The grade 7 parents are instructed to return the consent forms (completed and signed) to the school office no later than September 13, 2018, to ensure that the student can be immunized on the day of the school clinic.  Please hand these in to your child's teacher or bring to the office.

The scheduled days for Pilgrim Wood Grade 7 Student Immunizations are:

Wed. Oct. 17, 2018 - HBV & HPV

Tues. Feb. 26, 2019 - Menactra

Wed. April 24, 2019 - HBV & HPV

Please record these dates on your calendar.  

 If your child is unable to attend these dates at Pilgrim Wood P.S., it is your responsibility to call   311 and reschedule these dates with Halton Region Health Department.   

Prevalent Student Medical Conditions

posted Aug 27, 2018, 5:44 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Sep 2, 2018, 1:07 PM ]

Prevalent Student Medical Conditions

PW Spring Communication for Prevalent Medical Conditions.pdf 

Dear Parents of Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions:

Please click on the above link to access the forms and documents required for the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4th at 8:45 am.  We are open next week from 9 am - 2:00 pm to receive these forms and medications.  Please include your child's photo.

If there are any concerns please contact Mrs. Maria Limanni, V.P. at 905-825-9808.

Welcome Back!!

posted Aug 20, 2018, 7:32 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Sep 2, 2018, 1:08 PM ]

We would like to welcome back to all returning families to P.W. and extend a special welcome to all new families to Pilgrim Wood P.S.! We are looking forward to seeing everyone on September 4th!

The office is open starting August 20, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for new registrations or to answer any questions you may have. 

Parents are welcomed to buy any supplies if they like to for the new school year, e.g. binders, duo-tangs, crayons, markers etc. Teachers will provide the list of suggested materials for each class to the students on the first day. 

Class lists will be posted on the school website on Friday August 31st after 4 p.m. Class lists will be posted by students’ OEN number that can be found on students’ report cards. Junior Kindergarten students will know their teacher’s name on the first day. 

If you are driving your child to school on the first day, we ask you to park your car on a side streets at spot where it is legal to park and walk to school. For students safety, there is absolutely no parking or stopping at the front of the school. You may bring your child to the back of the school on to blacktop any time after 8:30 a.m. Class names will be posted on the school wall and home teachers will be available to welcome students. There will be extra staff available at the front and at the back of the school to help those parents and students who need some help in finding their class. We will be bringing students inside at around 8:50 a.m. If it rains, all students will be asked to gather in the gym, but we will ask parents NOT to come into the gym for safety reasons. Our gym does not have the capacity to accommodate all students and parents

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on September 4th!!

Year End Newsletter

posted Jun 28, 2018, 6:09 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 6:10 PM ]

Attached please find the PWSC Newsletter for June 2018. A special thank you to Stacey Gilpin for the time, creativity and commitment to our School Council newsletter. It is a very time consuming task, but the awesome newsletters that you produce are very appreciated by the council members and our PW thanks again Stacey!

***Please remember tomorrow is early dismissal at 1:50 pm with a condensed regular schedule SO you still need to provide snacks, food and a drink for your child. Have a safe and fun summer everyone!

Let's Celebrate 2017-2018!!

posted Jun 13, 2018, 4:13 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 4:17 PM ]

Thank you staff, students, parents, guardians, and local community members for helping to make this school year a huge success! 

School Messenger

posted Jun 13, 2018, 3:54 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 6:15 PM ]

June 13, 2018

Dear parents/guardians of Halton District School Board students,

Over the summer months, the Halton District School Board will be replacing the current “SchoolConnects” system and transitioning to a new system called SchoolMessenger. 

This system is used for: 
  • Reporting student absences
  • Receiving all messages and phone calls from your child’s school and the HDSB

In the summer, families will receive instructions on how to register for SchoolMessenger. 

SchoolMessenger simplifies the absence reporting process and makes it easier for you to respond to unexplained absences for your child. 

Starting September 2018, you will be able to report your child’s absence in the following ways:
  • Website: 
  • Mobile App: Halton District School Board Mobile App (available for download from the App Store and Google Play) 
  • Phone: 1-877-409-6310 (Toll-free) 

The new system will enable schools to verify student attendance more quickly and notify you of unexplained absences sooner. 

During the registration process for SchoolMessenger, you will be able to set your communication preferences for how you wish to receive messages from your child’s school and the Halton District School Board. Starting September 2018, parents/guardians will have the option to receive text messages and app notifications, in addition to emails and phone calls. 

We are confident this new system will provide an enhanced communication experience for parents/guardians. 

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