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eBlast Update: Winter Concert, Book Fair, Spirit Days, Weather & Wear, Lunch Programs, Carnaval

posted by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated ]

WINTER CONCERT 

All are welcome to attend our Winter Concert this Thursday evening from 7-8pm. 

BOOK FAIR

The PW Book fair is happening all week in the library. Please take some time to visit it before or after the Winter Concert this Thursday

SPIRIT DAYS
Next week is going to be fun! Be sure to take note of each of the spirit days so that your student(s) can participate in the excitement. 
Monday - Ugly Sweater Day
Tuesday - Character Day
Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day
Thursday - PJ Day
Friday - Jersey Day

WEATHER AND WEAR
With this lovely snow comes the need to dress warmer. Please ensure your child has on full snow gear every day (snow pants, jacket, mitts, hat and boots). We encourage you to send to school a spare set of clothes and also ensure that a set of indoor shoes remain at school for the duration of the school year. Wet boots are not permitted in the classes and the children must be in footwear (not socks) to participate in the daily indoor activities. Please remember to label your child's clothing. We thank you for your support. 

LUNCH PROGRAMS FOR TERM 2 ARE DUE!
Do not forget to place your order on School Cash Online before the deadlines. Pizza and Milk are due by end of day TOMORROW - Wednesday. Sub orders are due next week on Wednesday the 20th. Please note these programs all start the week we return from winter break. There will be no late purchases or partial payments. If you miss the deadline the next time to order will be for Term 3.


CARNAVAL

We are looking for committee members to help us plan this years school wide Carnaval celebration coming up on Thursday Feb 1st. If you’re interested please join our first planning meeting on Tuesday Dec 19th at 12:30 in the library. If you’d like to join but can not attend the meeting, please email Medcalf.nicole@gmail.com 
Fun Fair needs you! This years Fun Fair is scheduled for Thursday May 31st. This annual event is a student favourite and a great time for all of our community members. We’re looking for co-chairs to help bring this event to life! If you’re interested please reach out to pwschoolcouncil@gmail.com by December 22nd.

Holiday, Book Fair, Sub-Day

posted Dec 8, 2017, 8:12 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated ]

Holiday Kindness:
In our cold Canadian weather nothing feels better then bundling up in a beautiful cozy winter coat and boots. Unfortunately some of our new and returning families can't afford the warmest coats and boots for their children or find that extra money to afford the luxuries for gift giving during the holidays. Pilgrim Wood has traditionally been very generous to families in need and it is that time of year when we would like to anonymously help our neighbour. If you feel it in your heart and would like to give to these Pilgrim Wood Families that need help we ask that you donate through School Cash On-Line and select DONATION. The instructions are attached.

Please indicate it is for the Dolphin Fund. You will instantly be issued a tax receipt. If you are a family that could use a CONFIDENTIAL helping hand, please contact Mrs. Murray or Mr. Lall in the office at 905-825-9808. We will do our best to assist you.


Holiday Toy Drive:
We invite all Pilgrim Wood families to take part in our Holiday Toy Drive commencing FridayDecember 8th and wrapping up on Monday, December 18th. Students are asked to donate a new toy, in its original packaging, so as a school we can contribute to efforts being made at both the Kerr Street Mission and Toys for Tots. Our school goal is to accumulate 500 toys so that less fortunate children are able to enjoy this time of year. Your generosity and compassion is greatly appreciated.


Book Fair:
Volunteer opportunities for "Pilgrim Wood Book Fair" are now open. Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser) to go to the signup sheet: http://www.volunteersignup.org/QHDFR To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. Thank you for volunteering!


Thursday Sub Day:
Sub Sandwiches will be available on School Cash On-Line to order for Term 2, which runs from January to March. Subs will be delivered every Thursday for those who sign up before the
deadline of Wednesday, December 21. Please place your order today. No late orders or partial payments will be accepted. Volunteer opportunities for "Sub Helper" are now open:
Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet: http://www.volunteersignup.org/8HBMH To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. Thank you for volunteering!

Optional Attendance

posted Dec 8, 2017, 8:09 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated ]

Optional Attendance Information:

Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home
schools, do so by way of Optional Attendance.
Applications are being accepted at your home school from:
December 1 - January 31, 2018
Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance. We have attached the 
list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration
form you can go to our website at http://www.hdsb.ca and click on the
following:
 Schools
 Transfer Schools Within the HDSB
 Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2018
 Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form

Volunteer opportunities for "Pilgrim Wood Book Fair" are now open

posted Dec 6, 2017, 7:15 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated ]

Volunteer opportunities for "Pilgrim Wood Book Fair" are now open.

Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:

www.volunteersignup.org/QHDFR

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!


Volunteer opportunities for "Sub Helper" are now open.

Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:

www.volunteersignup.org/8HBMH

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!

Jinder Gill
gillh@uoguelph.ca


Pilgrim Wood Multicultural Night is Coming!

posted Dec 6, 2017, 7:14 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated ]

Pilgrim Wood Multicultural Night is Coming!

Date: Thursday, January 25th

Time: 5:30-8:00 PM


Dear Families of Pilgrim Wood Public School,

Pilgrim Wood is hosting our third annual Multicultural Night on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM. It is being run by the students in Mrs. Arndt’s class and the Multicultural Club at Pilgrim Wood Public School. We encourage you and your family to create a stand to represent your culture that can be displayed at the evening.


This Multicultural Night will feature a variety of stands by the families to explore that will display the many different cultures we represent at Pilgrim Wood. The students will also be putting on a talent and fashion show!


If you wish to run a stand, feel free to include any traditions from your culture. If you are planning to prepare and bring traditional food, please provide an ingredients list and ensure it is nut free.


Please fill in the following link to sign up for a stand:



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Mrs. Arndt at arndtm@hdsb.ca

Music Department Update

posted Nov 30, 2017, 5:34 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated ]

Poinsettia's are ready for pick-up today between 3pm-4pm and tomorrow (Friday) from 8am to 9am and 3pm to 5pm. 
Pick-up will take place at door #7 on the side of the school (gym entrance). Poinsettia's need to stay warm so please ensure that you take them directly to your heated car and then home. They cannot stand the cold and if left in the car or taken on a cold walk they might not last very long. 

The holiday concert this year will be held on December 14th. There will be a student performance during periods 3 and 4. There will also be an evening concert from 7-8pm concert band students are being asked to be at the school at 6pm for set up and warm up, meet in the music room. Choir members should be at the school for 6:30pm and meet in the gym.


Holiday Concert & Book Fair

posted Nov 27, 2017, 10:12 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 10:13 AM ]

The Pilgrim Wood music department is in full preparation for the PW holiday concert Mr. Yates and the concert band are working hard learning new music and sounding better than ever. 
Mr Haddock, Ms. Jensen and Mlle Haney are busy working hard with the PW choir and are excited for a night of great music and celebration. 
Come on out on December 14 from 7:00-8:00pm for PW’s holiday concert.

We will also have our BOOK FAIR during the week of Winter Concert, December 11th to 15th. Please come and see the selection of books at the Book Fair. We will have a great selection of books for all students and you will be helping our library!! Hope you see you at the Book Fair

Jungle Sports - Family Nights

posted Nov 27, 2017, 9:37 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 9:40 AM ]

Jungle Sports is Coming to Pilgrim Wood!!
We have Jungle Sports coming to our school for the next two weeks starting Monday! Students must bring the permission form back to participate. We would like to thank our School Council for providing funds for this exciting event!!

In addition to day program for our students, we also have two evenings reserved for Family Nights of Jungle Sports!! These nights are:
  •  Wednesday, November 29th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 5th from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm 
Families can come and enjoy the Jungle Sports activities for $20 per family of up to 4 members for one hour!! All children must have an adult with them, and must sign the waiver form that will be available at the front desk. We hope to see many families come out and enjoy the activities!! 

Milk & Pizza Programs, School Screening, & Jungle Sports!

posted Nov 24, 2017, 11:34 AM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Nov 24, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

The Milk Program and Pizza Program are open now on School Cash On-Line for TERM TWO. The last day to order is Sunday, December 10th. In order to compile all the orders, we cannot accept late orders. And we regret we cannot do partial orders. This term starts Tuesday, January 9th for both Pizza and Milk and ends the week before March break (March 6 for Pizza and March 9 for milk. 

School Screening also starts on Monday for 3 days only. If you would like your child to have their hearing and seeing tested, please return the forms by 9:00 am Monday morning. 

Jungle Sports is Coming to Pilgrim Wood!!

We have Jungle Sports coming to our school for the next two weeks starting Monday! Students must bring the permission form back to participate. We would like to thank our School Council for providing funds for this exciting event!!  

In addition to day program for our students, we also have two evenings reserved for Family Nights of Jungle Sports!! These nights are Wednesday, November 29th and Tuesday, December 5th from 5 to 7 pm . Families can come and enjoy the Jungle Sports activities for $20 per family of up to 4 members for one hour!! All children must have an adult with them, and must sign the waiver form that will be available at the front desk. We hope to see many families come out and enjoy the activities!! 

Cosmic Store Extended Hours

posted Nov 15, 2017, 7:08 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Nov 24, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

Our students and teachers are excited for the Dance-a-Thon 
on Friday!!
It’s our biggest spirit day of the school year and it is an important fundraiser.

Just a few reminders:

1)The Cosmic store on School Cash Online has been EXTENDED until midnight tonight!!(Wed).Get your glow stuff before it is no longer available. 
**If you don’t have a chance to purchase your cosmic store items in advance, remember your loonies and toonies on Friday! There will be a cosmic store open at the event.

2)Please remember to return your pledge form tomorrow! You can use the envelope to record payments and also include your child’s name and class. If you would like to make a pledge to this event you may do so by visiting School Cash Online (donation tab), cash or cheque. School Cash online will close Friday night.

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