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Pinantan Elementary School
2540 Hines Road,
Pinantan Lake, V0E 3E1
Phone: (250) 573-3234
Fax: (250) 377-2233
Principal: Chris Wood

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    November Newsletter
    by Chris Wood - Thursday, 3 November 2016, 11:24 AM

    Pinantan Elementary Newsletter

    November 2016

    Bell Schedule


    8:30 - CLASSES BEGIN

    10:05 - RECESS BEGINS

    10:20 - RECESS ENDS

    12:00 - LUNCH BEGINS with inside/outside activities

    12:35 - STUDENTS return to class for eating time



    Important Dates to Remember for November and December

    Wednesday, Nov. 2 You Can Count on Me

    Thursday, Nov. 3 We Day! (Vancouver) for Gr. 6/7

    Nov 7, 9 & 10: Family Math Nights

    Sunday, Nov. 6: Remember to set your clocks back

    Tuesday, Nov. 8: LifeTouch Student Photo Day in AM

    Thursday, Nov 10: Remembrance Day Assembly @ 10:45

    Friday, Nov. 11: Remembrance Day – No School

    Monday, Dec. 5: Non-Instructional Day - Teacher's Learning

    Monday , Dec. 17 to Monday, Jan. 2nd  Christmas/Winter Break

    Tuesday, Jan. 3 School reopens

    School Supplies and Forms

    Just a reminder to those parents who have yet to pay for their Child's school supplies to do so asap. If for any reason you are unable to pay in a lump sum, arrangements can be made with Mr. Wood (Principal) for a payment plan option. If you require new forms, please let Mrs. Matthews know at the school's office. Please take care of this piece of business with the office asap as they are now overdue.

    WE Day Vancouver

    We Day Vancouver (Wednesday, November 3, 2016) is fast approaching for students in Gr. 6 & 7. Pinantan students will be meeting at the Halston Esso -A&W at 3:00 AM in order to leave on a convoy of buses that leave the Halston Esso at 3:30 AM. Please make sure to be on time as the convoy will not wait for stragglers. Pinantan students will be joined on the bus by students from Barriere Elem and Sec. Parents, please remember to send plenty of food along with your children, enough for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day. While a concession stand is open at Rogers Arena the lines are long and the food is very expensive, so perhaps not the best choice. After the event the bus will dropping students off at approx. 8:00 PM back at the Halston Esso-A&W.

    Our youth will no doubt be returning to the community and school with a heart and enthusiasm for service as they demonstrate a leadership role and an appreciation for helping others, locally and beyond.

    Thank you to the two parents who have volunteered to join in supervising our youth while at WE Day. You are greatly appreciated.

    Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

    Parent-Child Mother Goose continues to happen on Tuesday mornings at the school. It is so good to see so many parents and their young children attend, interact and have fun while learning together. If you have questions regarding the program please contact Jennifer Hoye the program facilitator.

    Pinantan Elementary Preschool

    The Pinantan Elementary Preschool, held on Thursday mornings, began on Oct 27 and continues until Dec 1. Should you be interested in attending with your child or have questions about the program please contact Melissa Pavluk at 250-573-5881.

    Parking Lot Safety

    Please be mindful of our sometimes distracted youngsters around the school's parking lots and streets. Slow down and take an extra look to make sure they are not in your vehicle's path.

    Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

    Next PAC Mtg. Tuesday, November 1 @ 6:00PM

    PAC Bottle Drive

    Wow, PINANTAN ROCKS again! As a community, $1200.00 was raised in order to support PAC initiatives for our wonderful school. Thank you to all of the volunteers (students and adults) who helped with the bottle collection and to all of you who helped support the bottle drive with all of your bottles and cans. Give yourselves a big pat on the back for such a great success. Go Lakers!!

    Come Read with Me

    An enjoyable time was had by many parents who attended Come Read with Me this past Thursday morning at the school. Parents of children in grades 1-4 reviewed and learned some important strategies when reading with their kids at home that alleviates some of the stress that can go along with emergent and sometimes reluctant readers. Facilitator, Fiona Clare was most engaging as we snacked and learned together. Thank you to those parents who were able to attend, and a big thank you to the students in Gr. 5/6/7 who helped with babysitting and reading with the younger kids. Bravo!

    Winter Reminder

    The white stuff is nearly upon us and as such we remind you send students with warm clothing for those chilly days. Inside shoes are also a necessity to have on hand in order to keep our floors dry and safe.

    **The following events are coming soon:**

    You Can Count on Me

    This Wednesday, Nov 2 from 8:15 – 10:00 AM Pinantan Elem. is hosting another educational opportunity for parents of children in Gr. 1-4. As with many things, Kids need to hear and have modelled for them positive experiences by those who influence them. Math is one of those experiences. You Can Count on Me, with facilitator Mrs. Dophie Bourbonnais, is all about demonstrating fun activities that parents can use to support and engage their children in math, at home. We would love to have you join us. For more information please call or email Mrs. Matthews or Mr. Wood at the school @ 250-573-3234. Cost per family is $5.00.

    Family Math Night

    Many parents and their children have already signed-up for this, another educational opportunity being held Monday, Nov 7, Wednesday, Nov 9 and Thursday, Nov 10 at Pinantan Elem. From 6:00 -7:00 PM parents and their children will engage with Mr. Thor Fridriksson to learn additional valuable tools to support their child at home with math. 'Math is fun!' as we watch and learn some simple techniques offered by Mr. Fridriksson. This opportunity is open to all students K-7. Snacks and prizes will be available as well. Come on out and have some fun. For more information call the school and either speak to Mrs. Matthews or Mr. Wood 250-573-3234.

    Remembrance Day Assembly

    We would like to invite the entire school community of Pinantan Elementary to join us as we remember those who have served and continue to serve our country at times of war and peace. The assembly will begin at 10:45 AM on Thursday, Nov 10. We hope to see you then.

    LifeTouch Student Photos

    Students will be having their pictures taken on Nov 8, first thing in the morning. Send your kids looking their very best (as they always do). Their pictures make for wonderful memories and great gifts for family and friends.

    Report Cards will be coming home on Friday, December 2.

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    Fall School Information
    by Colleen Topolovec - Monday, 29 June 2015, 12:41 PM

    Hi All,

    Please read the School District 73 message regarding September school start up. Just looking ahead :)

    Mrs. T







    Registration of pupils NEW TO THE DISTRICT AND KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS who have not yet been registered for the school term commencing Tuesday, September 8, 2015 will take place at district schools on Wednesday, September 2nd, and Thursday, September 3rd at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 




    All elementary and secondary classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday,

    Sept. 8, 2015, with the exception of Kindergarten students.  Please contact your child’s school for Kindergarten specifics. Other exceptions are as follows, but please check school websites or contact individual schools for further details:


    Brocklehurst Middle School:  Classes will begin at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 8th for Grade 7 and Leadership students only. September 9th, 8:30 am start for all students at Brocklehurst Middle School.


    Westwold Elementary School:  New students may register at Westwold Elementary School on Tuesday, September 8th, or at R.L. Clemitson Elementary on September 2nd and 3rd, 2015.


    All elementary schools (rural and in-town) will dismiss students at 12:00 noon.

    Secondary in-town schools and Brocklehurst Middle School will dismiss students at 3:00 p.m.

    Rural secondary schools will dismiss students at 12:30 p.m.



    On Tuesday, September 8th, buses will pick up all students 2 hours later than normal for the 10:30 am start, and deliver elementary students home approximately 2 hours earlier than normal. Secondary and Middle School students will be picked up from school at the normal time following the 3:00 pm dismissal.  




    School supplies (pencils, notebooks, etc.) are available at a minimum cost through your child’s school.




    1. School bus walk limit policy to schools and buses in effect in all areas of the School District:
    1. Primary students, K to Grade 3 – 4 km. to a school and 3.2 km. to a bus stop.
    2. All other students, Grade 4 to 12 – 4.8 km. to a school and 3.2 km. to a bus stop.
    1. Those students who have not received a bus registration card in the mail should register for transportation within the first week of school to ensure a school bus ride for the

    2015-2016 school year.

    1. All bus schedules are subject to changes in the course of the school year as a result of traffic patterns, weather conditions and population density.


    For further information on bus routes and schedules, please contact the School District Transportation Department at (250) 372-5853.


    For Clearwater school bus schedules, please call (250) 674-3224.

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    by Colleen Topolovec - Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 10:12 PM

    Hi All,

    This year's newsletters have been added for your reference. Remember to check our facebook page frequently for our weekly updates and information. 


    Mrs. T