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Weekly eBlast

posted Jun 29, 2017, 6:09 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 6:10 PM ]

Raz-Kids & Dreambox

posted Jun 29, 2017, 5:58 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 5:59 PM ]

Instructions can be found and shared via the following link:​

Dashboard set up instructions can be found and shared via the following link:

FYI - last day protocol (absence line)

posted Jun 29, 2017, 2:49 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 5:56 PM ]

Greetings Pilgrim Wood Parents:

Tomorrow is the last day of school for Pilgrim Wood.  

If your child is going to be late or away tomorrow, it is imperative that you call the absence line and let us know.
We are still responsible for your child's safety and need to know their whereabouts. 

Early dismissal is at 1:50 pm. The buses will arrive at Pilgrim Wood at that time.  

Helping With Graduation (attn: Gr 7 Families)

posted Jun 24, 2017, 6:30 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 24, 2017, 6:30 AM ]

Dear Grade 7 Families,

Our Pilgrim Wood Class of 2017 will be graduating on this coming Tuesday, June 27th. Please deliver all food & drink donations donations to the main office during the day on Monday or Tuesday

The grad committee is currently seeking help for the reception (held in the Pilgrim Wood gymnasium) between 5:30-8:30pm. This team will be responsible for setting up the drinks and snacks, replenishing the appetizers, and light clean up before the dance begins.

Please contact Mrs.Shepherd (, Ms Dunn (, or Mr.Haddock ( if you are able to lend a helping hand on Tuesday evening.

Thank you in advance for all your contributions!

June Newsletter

posted Jun 24, 2017, 6:22 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jun 24, 2017, 6:25 AM ]

The June Newsletter is now available with two attachments from ONHR & Ward 4 School Trustee, Joanna Oliver. 

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.

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