School News


posted by Michael Courtemanche

Inclement Weather Reminders:
When bus transportation is cancelled, it is cancelled for the entire day. Parents who bring their children to school when buses are cancelled, must make arrangements to pick them up at dismissal time.  

When buses are cancelled, all before and after school activities/clubs/meetings are also cancelled.  Please check the Board website or local radio/TV for information re: transportation when there is inclement weather.  

Please remember that parents/guardians who keep their child(ren) at home when schools are open, are required to report this absence before the school day starts. 

The YMCA before and after school care at Pineland is open when the school is open.  For private before/after school care providers, parents/guardians will need to confirm with the provider regarding inclement weather procedures.

Safety Reminders:
Please remember to use care and caution when driving in the neighbourhood during arrival and dismissals times. The parking lot is for staff only and parents/guardians should not be using this area as a pick up or drop off location. We have noticed an increase in people waiting/dropping off in the fire lane - this is not safe and it is illegal. We remind you to make arrangements with your child(ren) and drop off/pick up on a neighbouring street. We have had complaints from neighbours about cars blocking driveways and fire hydrants - please help us be good neighbours by respecting the City of Burlington and school safety signage.

If you are taking your child to the YMCA before school care, we ask that you please use caution when driving in the parking lot and drive slowly.

Thank you for your support in keeping our students, families and community members safe.

December Me to We

posted Dec 8, 2017, 9:58 AM by Michael Courtemanche   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 10:00 AM ]

This December, Me to We will be supporting our local Food 4 Kids organization.  For many children, hunger is not just an occasional missed meal - it is a way of life. Food 4 Kids reduces barriers to accessing healthy food, which impacts immediate, short and long-term developmental outcomes for children and youth. 

Me to We would like to engage the Pineland community in providing food for our local children in Halton Region and Hamilton. There is a specific list (listed below) that Food 4 Kids have asked us to adhere to so they can best provide for the community.  They have requested that we donate snacks that are individually packaged so Food 4 Kids can divide them so families receive a better variety of snacks. We are asking that Pineland families provide a food that is specified by their child's Grade level try to provide variety in the children's diet.  If you would like more information about Food 4 Kids, please visit their website: 

We will begin collecting from Monday, December 4 until December Tuesday, December 19.  

Grade 2

Apple sauce cups & Animal Cookies (individually wrapped)

Grade 3

Individually packaged Goldfish

Canned Light Tuna in water

Grade 4

Canned soups & chunky soup

Grade 5

Fruit Cups & Vegetarian Chili

Grade 6

Granola Bars (individually packaged) & Canned mini-pasta (alphagetti)

Grade 7

Oatmeal Cookies (individually packaged)

Grade 8

Beans in Tomato Sauce

Coming up...

posted Nov 1, 2017, 11:32 AM by Michael Courtemanche   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 5:44 AM ]

December 13th:  Junior Concert (6:30pm and 7:30pm shows - cast divided into 2 - stay tuned for more information)
December 19th:  Primary Concert (9am until 11am) - includes Grade 2s, 3s and Primary Choir (Grades 2-4)
December 20th:  Intermediate Band Concert (Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Grades 5-8 Choir)
December 21st:  Special Visitor from the North Pole for Grades 2 and 3
December 22nd:  Early dismissal at 1:50pm
December 23rd to January 7th, 2018 (inclusive):  Winter Break

Cell Phones

posted Nov 1, 2017, 11:27 AM by Michael Courtemanche   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 5:44 PM ]

We continue to remind students to follow the Pineland Tech Agreement and Norms. Students are not to have their cell phones out in class, in the hallway or during breaks. Cell phones should be turned off and locked in a locker during the school day unless the teacher has asked the student to use it for a period for instructional purposes. Students are able to use the office phone when needed. 

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