District Notice

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Email Update Required

To ensure EIPS continues to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, we require parents/guardians to subscribe/unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017. These include routine emails from your school or the Division about events, activities, etc. You will continue to receive emergency messages and school fee-related information. Visit www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice to subscribe/unsubscribe by March 1.

Attendance

If your child is going to be away click here to email our attendance secretary. Thank you!

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on March 21 & 22 from 4 - 7pm.  Additionally, ECS students will also have interviews on March 23 from 9 - 3pm. There will be no ECS classes on this day.  

Appointments can be booked using the online booking system.  If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher for assistance.

Want to order a yearbook?

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Accountability Pillar Survey

Letter from the Minister of Education

Information for parents:

As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.

The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators. Data on these indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates, and provincial assessments of student learning.

From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey.  

  • In January, parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 will receive a survey from Alberta Education.
  • In February, students in grades 4, 7 and 10 and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.

All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school.  In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.

Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.

Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2017, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.

Pine Street Parent Council & Society

Click here to find out the latest happenings with the Pine Street Parent Council & Society

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

The week of February 20, 2017 - February 24, 2017

Monday, February 20

No School - Family Day

Tuesday, February 21

ECS FT to Firehall #6 - deWynter AM class

Swimming - Macdonald/Oslanski classes

Swimming - deWynter/Appleby classes (Emerald Hills)

Parent Council & Society Bylaw Mtg. 6:30

Wednesday, February 22

Wear PINK Day!

Swimming - Kavalinas/Woodbeck classes

Swimming - Magnan/Ambler classes

Track Team to Butterdome

Thursday, February 23

Swimming - Brouwer/Mackney

Swimming - Wlos/Koshal

ECS FT to Firehall #6 - Appleby M/Th class

Friday, February 24

Hot Lunch - Nitza Pizza Chicken Fingers

Next Week at a Glance

The week of February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017

Monday, February 27

Swimming - Appleby/deWynter classes

Swimming - Brown/Choo classes

ECS FT - to Firehall #6 - DeWynter’s PM Class

Tuesday, February 28

Swimming - Macdonald/Oslanski classes

Swimming - Appleby/deWynter classes (PM) Emerald Hills

Wednesday, March 1

No ECS

Early dismissal at 2:15 pm

Backwards Day! (Wear your clothes backwards!)

Swimming - Kavalinas/Woodbeck classes

Swimming - Magnan/Ambler classes

Thursday, March 2

Swimming - Brouwer/Mackney classes

Swimming - Wlos/Koshal classes

Friday, March 3

Professional Development Day for Staff ~ No school for students

Newsletter Links

Click on the links below to learn more about what's going on at Pine Street School:

Canada's History for Kids History Challenge

Thin Ice

Pedestrian Lights

Boundary Exemption Process - March 2017

Telus World of Science Spring Break Camps 2017

Telus World of Science Summer Camps 2017

Homework Help at The Common Ground

IMPORTANT!  Procedure to subscribe to EIPS emails

Ministik School Meetings

Kindergarten

CASL

Attendance Boundaries February 2017

Boundary Exemption Request Process 17-18

Alberta Health Services MEND Program #1

Alberta Health Services MEND Program #2

Growing Up Digital Parent Night March 2017

Attendance Boundaries

Boundary Exemption Process

Division Calendar 17-18

EIPS Facebook

Inclement Weather

Kindergarten 17-18

November 2016 Download the PowerSchool App

Parent Council & Society Fall Winter 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 No Child Without

Guide to Reporting Student Achievement 2016-2017

September 2016 Sync Your School Calendar

September 2016 Pay School Fees Online

EIPS Calendar 2016-17

Kindergarten Registration 17/18 School Year

Pine Street School will be accepting Kindergarten registrations for the 2017-2018 school year beginning on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9 am. We will be offering two programs: Half day - AM or PM, and Full Days - Monday/Thursday with occasional Wednesdays, or Tuesday/Friday with occasional Wednesdays.  The Kindergarten Information night for Pine Street School will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 pm in the Library. 

Attendance Boundaries: New School in Davidson Creek - survey

Planning has begun for the attendance boundaries of the new K-6 school in the Davidson Creek area. A key component of this process is understanding what is important to our families and community as we begin developing possible attendance boundary options for the new school. While we are gathering input from our families and the community, we’ll also review population and demographic information and projected trends. As we look at the elementary attendance boundaries in the northeast quadrant of Sherwood Park, we’ll also look at the junior high boundaries in the same area to determine where students of the new school will attend once they move to Grade 7.

We want to hear from you starting November 4 to share your thoughts about what should be considered throughout the process. Your input will be used to help develop the elementary and junior high attendance-boundary options for the northeast quadrant of Sherwood Park that will eventually lead to the final proposed boundaries. The conversations will continue in the new year and we'll be asking for your feedback on the boundary options once developed. Your input is important throughout this process from start to finish, so we encourage you to get involved from the beginning.

The survey link is available on the Division website along with more information about the project and the various phases of the boundary update process.

PowerSchool Parent & Student Portals

The PowerSchool Parent and Student portals are now accessible at all EIPS schools using your mobile devices and connecting to the school guest wireless networks. The PowerSchool portal allows access to Flex scheduling as well as other PowerSchool information.

Included in this email is information on the Student portal as well as how to access your Powerschool information using your iPad or iPhone and the downloadable application. The Apple IOS and Android applications on first login can take up to 5 minutes to login.  This is due to a large amount of data being downloaded to the mobile device and not because of a slow wireless or Internet connection.

You can connect to the Parent or Student portal by going to https://powerschool.eips.ca/public and logging in with your assigned user ID and password.

School Information Links

Please click on any of the following links for general information:

School Handbook 2016-17

Power School Parent Log in Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F68n6zN7a9w

Pine Street School Calendar:  16-17 Pine Street School Calendar 

Pine Street School Bell Schedule  16-17 Bell Schedule

EIPS Division calendar: 16-17 EIPS Division Calendar

Student Transportation:  EIPS Student Transportation                                        

Student Transportation Fees:  EIPS Student Transportation Fees

Transportation Online payments: EIPS Student Transportation Online Payments

Pine Street School Parent Volunteer Contact:  pinestreetsvp@gmail.com

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