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Accountability Pillar Survey
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.
Hot Lunch Orders Due Feb. 10th
If you have not already ordered Hot Lunch for the full year, and would like to order for the months of Feb. to May, the new deadline is February 10th to place an order.
The remaining Hot Lunch dates and menus are:
- Feb. 24 - Nitza's Pizza (chicken fingers)
- Mar. 17 - Nitza's Pizza - individual pizzas
- Apr. 21 - Subway
- May 26 - Festival Catering (hot dogs and chips)
Pine Street Parent Council & Society
Click here to find out the latest happenings with the Pine Street Parent Council & Society
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.
EIPS Parent Survey - deadline January 30, 2017
Have your say: Take the EIPS Parent Survey
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is inviting all of our parents and guardians to complete a survey about your experiences with Pine Street School and the Division.
Annually, EIPS conducts a Parent Survey, which acts as a supplement to Alberta Education’s Accountability Pillar survey for families with children in grades 4, 7 and 10. The EIPS Parent Survey is a chance for all EIPS families to share their thoughts on the overall performance of the Division and their school, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement.
The feedback gathered will help the Division measure its progress towards meeting the goals and priorities outlined in the EIPS 2015–2018 Three-Year Education Plan and develop strategies to better serve our students and the wider community.
We encourage all of our families to complete the survey, which only takes a few minutes. Also, if you wish to share the experience of more than one of your children, you can respond to the survey more than once. The survey is open until Jan. 30, 2017.
Week at a Glance...
The week of January 23, 2017 - January 27, 2017
Monday, January 23
Swimming - Appleby/deWynter classes - 9:00 AM
Swimming - Brouwer/Choo classes - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, January 24
Swimming - Mcdonald/Oslanski classes - 10:00 AM
Swimming - Appleby/deWynter classes - (Emerald Hills) - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, January 25
Gr. 6 FT to Sunridge Ski Hill - 8:45
Swimming - Kavalinas/Woodbeck classes - 9:00 AM
Swimming - Magnan/Ambler classes - 10:00 AM
Thursday, January 26
ECS FT to Cottonwood Park - PM & M/T classes - 12:00
Swimming - Brown/Mackney classes - 9:00 AM
Swimming - Wlos/Koshal classes - 10:00 AM
Friday, January 27
ECS FT to Cottonwood Park-AM & Tu/F classes-9:00 AM
Short Track - Kinsmen Fieldhouse - Harrier Elementary Relay - Pick up from school - 4:30 PM
Next Week at a Glance
The week of January 30, 2017 - February 3, 2017
Monday, January 30
Gr. 4 Parents should have received their Accountability Pillar Surveys to complete. Thank you in advance for helping us improve!
As part of the Accountability Pillar, Alberta Education surveys teachers, students and their parents. The survey data helps to gather information on the quality of education provided by school authorities and their schools.
Teachers and students complete surveys online. Parents get a survey by mail.
The results are provided to each school jurisdiction to use:
Swimming - Appleby/deWynter & Choo/Brouwer’s classes
Tuesday, January 31
Swimming - Macdonald/Oslanski & deWynter/Appleby classes
Wednesday, February 1
Early dismissal at 2:15 pm
Swimming - Kavalinas/Woodbeck, & Magnan/Ambler classes
Thursday, February 2
Swimming - Brown/Mackney, & Wlos/Koshal classes
Friday, February 3
ECS Appleby's class - FT to Firehall #6
Click on the links below to learn more about what's going on at Pine Street School:
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.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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