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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.

Carnaval - TOMORROW!!

posted Jan 31, 2018, 7:13 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 7:13 AM ]

Our 5th school-wide Pilgrim Wood Carnaval is 

With fresh snow on the ground, students will have fun participating in outdoor activities, including favourites like hockey and biathlon, and a new activity for 2018: Tic Tac Toe Relay!

Outdoor activities kick off just after 11:00am and run until 12:50pm. The students will also enjoy a warming cup of hot chocolate!

** NOTE: Parents, please make sure you have read the list of hot chocolate ingredients and communicated with your child’s teacher if they are NOT to receive hot chocolate (ingredient list attached). Since no permission forms were sent home, if we do not hear from you, we will assume your child can participate in having a hot chocolate treat.**

For Thursday, please ensure your child is dressed for outdoor activities:

● wear red & white ~ portez du rouge et blanc
● dress WARMLY:
o hat ~ un chapeau
o mitts ~ les mitaines
o scarf ~ une écharpe
o boots ~ les bottes
o snowpants ~ les pantalons de neige
o winter jacket ~ un manteaux d’hiver
● bring a change of DRY clothes for the afternoon

Parents, we still need your help!

Joyeux Carnaval!!!

eBlast Updates

posted Jan 27, 2018, 2:47 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jan 27, 2018, 2:48 PM ]

On Tuesday January 30th, 2018, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario are coming to your child’s classroom to give a hands-on presentation that will connect with the Ontario Health curriculum. Your child will have the opportunity to make butter during this workshop. The students are given the opportunity to taste the butter on a saltine cracker if they wish, however this portion of the workshop is completely optional.  For more information about the workshop, you can visit If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. If there are any allergies that we are not aware of, please contact the office to let us know. 

Best Regards, 
Health & Phys Ed Teachers
Pilgrim Wood PS

Carnaval is one week away! On February 1st, students from all grades will join together to enjoy a celebration assembly, the crowning of our King and Queen of Carnaval, and to participate in team outdoor activities. In addition, students will be offered hot chocolate (chocolat chaud) to help celebrate the traditions of our Winter Carnaval. Below is a list of the ingredients for both kinds of hot chocolate that may be served to your child. Please advise your child’s teacher if you do not want your child to consume hot chocolate.
We still need your help! There are several opportunities for parents to volunteer, especially with outdoor activities. Please sign up at
The grade 5’s are very grateful for all of the recyclable materials they received. We can’t wait to see what they have created! Thank-you to all those who donated items. Donations are no longer required. 

Please see the attached which includes a list of ingredients in the hot chocolate.

Reminder that the Grade 7 Menactra Immunization is on 
Feb. 20th. If for some reason your child is not able to be here please call 311 and make alternative arrangements.

Multicultural Night - TOMORROW!

posted Jan 24, 2018, 3:21 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 3:22 PM ]

A reminder that Pilgrim Wood's Third Annual Multicultural Night is tomorrow! The event runs from 5:30-8:00 pm and there will be a Talent and Fashion show from 6:30-7:30 pm in the gym. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Technology & You

posted Jan 11, 2018, 6:32 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 6:37 AM ]

Did your child get new technology over the holidays?

This is a great opportunity to talk with your child about social media and cyberbullying, about the privacy settings on their device, and to TH.I.N.K.* before they post or share.

Parents, check out our Technology & You online resources at or by following the hashtag #TECHandU on Twitter.

*Is it True, Helpful, Inclusive, Necessary, Kind?

Hot Diggity Dog Day!

posted Jan 9, 2018, 7:31 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 7:32 PM ]

Please be reminded that Friday, January 12th is the first Friday of the school month and therefore it is Hot Diggity Dog Day! Sign up on Lunch Lady as soon as possible. See the attached menu and instructions from Lunch Lady.

Multicultural Night - Sign Up

posted Jan 9, 2018, 7:31 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 7:31 PM ]

This is the final week to sign up for a stand at Multicultural Night on Thursday January 25th, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM. We would love for your family represent your culture. If you would like to participate please fill out the form below as the deadline is Friday January 12th. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! If you have any questions please email Mrs. Arndt -

December Message from PW

posted Dec 21, 2017, 11:07 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn

Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and

A Happy New Year!

Thank you to all our families who were able to join our Winter Holiday Concerts for grades 1-8 classes and for FDK classes. Students and staff worked hard to create a wonderful evening for our families! Our students performed well and entertained all of us! Thank you to all our families for your kind donations of $550 to support our music program. This money will be used to purchase new instruments for music room. Thank you for your continuous support.

We would like to thank our wonderful volunteers for helping us at the Book Fair! It was a great success!! We couldn’t have done it without your support! We sold books worth about $10,000 and our library will get almost half of the amount as a Scholastic credit to purchase more books for our library! Thank you!

Thank you to our PW community for supporting our Holiday Toy Drive! We collected 226 new toys that were donated to Kerr Street Mission and The Halton Regional Police ‘Toys For Tots’. Thank you for making someone’s Christmas wonderful!!

We would like to remind everyone that there is an early dismissal on Friday December 22nd. The students will be dismissed at 1:50 PM. Please make arrangements accordingly.

We would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy upcoming Winter Break (December 25th – January 5th) with family and friends.  We wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, and Season’s greetings to all families celebrating special days over the holidays.!!

We are very excited about our upcoming Multicultural evening (January 25th) during which we will learn more about the customs and celebrations of all of our Pilgrim Wood community.  

We look forward to seeing everyone back on January 8th, 2018! It is certainly shaping-up to be a wonderful 2018 at Pilgrim Wood!   

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year,

Gurdeep Lall Kelly Shephard

Principal Vice Principal

Carnaval is coming on Thursday February 1st, 2018! 

This 1-day school wide event brings the spirit and festivities of Quebec's Carnaval to life at Pilgrim Wood. Visits from Bonhomme, a student led assembly, curriculum based crafts, outdoor activities and a Cabane à sucre, are all part of the fun! 

As the planning committee gets to work, we need help from the community. Here are a few ways that you can help the committee bring a wonderful school wide Carnaval experience to the PW students:

  • Put the date on your calendar!

  • Sign up to volunteer:

  • Donate recyclable items that can be used to build structures for the floats on parade

    • A bin will be set up in the office so you can drop off starting Jan 15th and until then be sure to set aside all of your holiday boxes and containers (especially those wrapping paper tubes)

Pilgrim Wood School Council

Friday: Early Dismissal

posted Dec 20, 2017, 6:40 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 6:46 PM ]

 1 8:50 - 9:25
 2 9:25 - 10:00
Nutrition Break
 10:00 - 10:20
 10:20 - 10:40
 3 10:40 - 11:15
 4 11:15 - 11:50 
Nutrition Break
 11:50 - 12:15
 12:15 - 12:40
 5 12:40 - 1:15
 6 1:15 - 1:50

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