Sept 14 -2022
September 14, 2022
Welcome to a new school year here at Pilgrim Wood. We expect many activities and events returning this year after many years of restrictions.
We are waiting to see if there may be some required changes to our classes before the end of September. There is a chance that changes to our French Immersion program will be required. All other classes should generally remain unchanged.
We’re pleased to reintroduce an in-person Open House for Thursday, September 29. Students and families will have the opportunity to visit the school and meet with your child’s teacher/educator. In addition, we will be welcoming everyone back with a School BBQ on Sept 29 prior to the school Open House.
School BBQ: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Open House (Meet the teacher and family): 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
There will be a separate email coming today with further details about the School BBQ/Open House.
Please see below for additional information to start the school year.
Pilgrim Wood PS
Friday, Sept 16 - Pilgrim Wood School Cross Country Meet (see below for more details)
Wed, Sept 21 - Terry Fox Run (see below for more details)
Wed, Sept 21 - School BBQ Orders due back to school
Friday, Sept 23 - Regional Cross Country Meet in Burlington
Thursday, Sept 29 - School BBQ/Open House
Friday, September 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Students and Staff are invited to wear orange to honour the day.
Monday, Oct 3 - School Council Meeting
Oct 5, 6 - School Photo Day (more information to follow)
Friday, Oct 7 - PA Day - No school for students
Monday, Oct 10 - Thanksgiving - No school for students
Cross Country School Meet
This year we will be conducting a school-based Cross Country Meet on Friday, Oct 16th for all students wishing to participate in Grades 3 - 8. Parent/Guardian(s) are invited to attend to watch the races. Top performers will be invited to the Regional Cross Country Meet to be held on Friday, Sept 23rd @ Sherwood Forest Park in Burlington.
Our schedule for Cross Country races at Pilgrim Wood on Sept 16th:
8:50-9:40 - Grade 8
9:40-10:30 - Grade 7
11:10-12:00 - Grade 6
12:00-12:50 - Grade 5
1:40-2:30 - Grade 4
2:30-3:20 - Grade 3
Terry Fox Run
We are pleased to be able to conduct a Terry Fox Run this year on Wednesday, Sept 23. Grades 1-6 will run from 11:10 - 12:00. Grade 7, 8s will run from 12:00 - 12:50 pm. JK/SK will have an alternate time during the day.
Students are invited to bring a Toonie for Terry to donate at the school. Donations can be made directly to the Terry Fox Foundation and be associated with Pilgrim Wood PS here: https://schools.terryfox.ca/14023
2022-23 School Council
If you are interested in joining our parent/guardian School Council this school year, information about the self-nomination process will be available shortly. The School Council meets once a month generally on the first Monday of each month. We are hoping to have a wide variety of representatives from our community interested in joining this year. The first meeting of the new School Council will be Monday, Oct 3rd.
Student Lunch Supervisors
We are looking for any parent/guardians interested in being a Student Lunch Supervisor at the school. It is a paid position for 1 hour a day to assist in supervising students at our lunch break. If you are interested in this position, please contact Ms. Limanni (Vice-Principal): email@example.com for more information.
We will be organizing pizza days to restart for this school year. Look for more information later in September. We will not be starting any other lunch programs at this time.
Halton Transportation continues to manage with bus driver shortages and associated delays.
To check anytime for any bus delays, parent(s)/guardian(s) can find daily updates here:
A reminder to call or enter an absence for every time your child is away from school. Use School Messenger to record your child being late or absent from school:
Child and Youth Counsellor
At Pilgrim Wood Public School, we look for opportunities to enhance student skills in the area of mental health and well-being that reflect their ability to sustain good relationships with one another. We are very lucky to have a Child & Youth Counsellor (CYC) attached to our school to work with educators to enhance our students' well-being. Our CYC, Ms. Almeida supports staff and students in the implementation of mental health and wellness initiatives, as well as the development and co-facilitation of class and school-wide learning opportunities.
Inclement Weather Entry
During periods of inclement weather (rain, snow, sleet, extreme cold), all students are permitted direct entry through their normal entry doors beginning at 8:35 am. Staff on duty will direct students into the school if needed because of inclement weather.
Our classes begin at 8:50 am. Families are encouraged to ensure your child(ren) arrives on time and are in class ready to learn. Students arriving after 8:50 am need to check in with the office before going to class.