001 Dina Sabolo Martin (60%)+Rosa Ferulli (40%)
002 Ilva Carbone Rubano
101 Carol D’Ascanio
102 Barbara Fowler
103 Linda Sabolo Mageau
201 Luce Perreault
202 Jessica D’Ascanio
203 Maureen Stafford
301 Sabrina Barillaro
302 Rosanne Renda
303 Mary Viglione
401 Angelo Trevisonno
402 Beth Watson
403 Kathy Massicotte
501 Angela Piacek
502 Fil Iannidinardi Bonnano
503 Krista Kosher
601 Annie Cyr
602 Hugh J. Wiggins
603 Geraldine Millbank Wiggins
Physical Education Emily Kuklierus Scott
Music Gisele Paquette
French France Dubois
Religion 601 Constance Gallagher
Resource teachers Barbara Vaupshas (Intensive Intervention Specialist)
Administration: Stephanie Krenn (Principal)
André Gionet (Vice-Principal)
Secretaries : Nicole Bédard (Pinewood A)
Judy DiDonato (Pinewood B)
Caretakers: Janis Fournier
Psychologist : Tara Dry
Speech Pathologist : Kia Rashidan
Social Worker: Diane Fauteux
Dental Hygienist: Monique Hins
Attendants: Constance Gallagher
Librarian: Pauline Hamel
Daycare Person in Charge: Marie Karamanoukian
Student supervisors and/or daycare educators:
Marie Karamanoukian Janice Lees
Claire Leroux Pauline Robichaud
Pauline Hamel Arlene Beaulieu
Oriana Lalli Gabrielle Cypihot
Dawn Jackson Constance Gallagher
Louise Arsenault Melanie Bisaillon
Chantal Girouard Kerry Swanson
AM free entry 7:50 – 8:00
Morning bell 8:00
Morning recess 10:14 – 10:24
Lunch in cafeteria 11:28 – 11:58
Lunch 11:58 – 12:28
PM dismissal 2:12 – 2:15
Bus departures 2:22
AM free entry 7:40 – 7:50
Morning bell 7:50
Morning recess 10:14 – 10:24
Lunch in gymnasium/ cafeteria 11:28 – 11:58
Lunch 11:58 – 12:28
PM dismissal 2:02 – 2:05
Bus departures 2:10
There are several school policies which have been approved by the Governing Board. For your information, we have included the most pertinent policies in this handbook.
All textbooks are loaned to students at the beginning of the year. These books must be maintained in good condition and returned at the end of the year. There will be a charge for loss or excessive damage.
Pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, notebooks etc, are not provided by the school. A recommended list of supplies for the following school year was sent home with the June report card.
Announcements about school closings due to inclement weather in the morning are given on the radio stations. Please note that the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board provides transportation as of this year, and NOT des Affluents as in the past.
In case of daytime school closure, children will be sent home on the bus. The school will attempt to contact you via a phone chain to notify you of the closure. However, please notify your child as to where to go in the event he/she is sent home early due to unforeseen circumstances, such as power failure, snowstorm, lack of water etc.
Report card Term period Distribution
#1 Aug 31 – Nov 4 Week of Nov 29
#2 Nov 5 – Jan 27 Week of Feb 14
#3 Jan 31 – Apr 21 Week of May 9
#4 Apr 25 – Jun 23 June 23, 2004
September 23 OPEN HOUSE Class presentations:
Cycle III 19h00 – 19h30
Cycle I (at Pinewood “B” building) 19h45 – 20h15
Cycle II 20h30 – 21h00
September 23 GENERAL ASSEMBLY – ELECTION OF GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS & PPO FORMATION –
18h30 in Pinewood “A” building
December 2 PARENT/TEACHER MEETINSG P.M.
February 17 PARENT/TEACHER MEETINGS FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS - P.M.
Parents are responsible for payment of all workbooks, consumable supplies, and costs associated with student lunch supervision. An invoice is sent home each year with the June report card and is due in August. All unpaid fees result in a direct loss in supplies (art materials, photocopies, books, stickers etc.) for our students.
Any money sent in by cheque must be made payable to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board- Pinewood Elementary School, in an envelope, with the following information written ON the envelope -
§ Student's name
§ Reason for payment
§ Amount of cheque or cash
ALL students must wear white t-shirts and blue shorts for this class. Please refer to the “School Rules of Life” in this handbook.
To prevent the loss of any personal belongings, we recommend you clearly label your child’s belongings and clothing. Numerous items are never claimed from our over-flowing lost-and-found bin every year.
We will have hot meal services for all our students. The meals will be served in boxes for Pinewood B and trays for Pinewood A. Orders and payments are usually sent prior to the first school day of the month to Aramark, our provider. Monthly menus and order forms are sent home every month. Please respect the deadlines indicated.
If you wish to drive your child to and from school, please use the entrance near the secretaries’ office. Please avoid using the front BUS parking lot (during arrival & dismissal times) by the main entrance to the school.
Parents must always come to the main entrance to pick up their child at the end of the day (at both buildings). Children attending the Pinewood “B” building (cycle 1) must be picked up and dropped off there.
For security reasons, children will not be permitted to walk alone to parked cars.
As seats are limited, we do not allow any children to embark busses other than their own. Once children board their bus they must remain seated.
Our secretary's offices (in both buildings) are open from 7h30 to 15h00.
Please inform the school in the morning of your child's absence by calling our secretary at 477-5353.
IMPORTANT: If you intend to pick your child(ren) up at school during school hours or after dismissal, please make sure your child is aware of it, and a written notice must be sent in to school in the morning.
All children will spend recess outdoors. Only children with written notices explaining a serious health condition will be permitted to remain indoors. Children will remain indoors on extreme cold winter days.
Should you have concerns regarding your child, please contact his/her teacher first and foremost. You may also use your child's agenda to write brief notes to the teacher.
Should you wish to meet a teacher, please call the school in order to schedule an appointment. An unexpected visit to the classroom may disrupt the class and teacher. If your concerns are not resolved through these attempts, you may contact the school principal.
In case of small injuries at school, our school personnel will administer first aid. If the injuries are serious, we will administer first aid and will contact and arrange to transport the child to the hospital. Thus, all parents must ensure the school has updated emergency telephone numbers.
In case of sudden illness or injury, we will contact the parents. If we cannot reach the parents and the child needs to be examined at a hospital, the school will arrange for transportation to the hospital; this at the parents’ expense. We will then advise the parents as soon as possible under the circumstances.
We discourage the sending and taking of medication at school unless it is prescribed by a doctor. To administer medication, the school requires parental consent along with detailed instructions (please call the secretary to obtain the appropriate consent form). This information should be provided by a doctor, a hospital or a clinic. It is still the child’s responsibility to come to the office and take his medication.
Parents must provide the school with proof of immunization against certain contagious diseases. Our school nurse will verify the booklets of every student at the school.
Parents must notify the school as soon as the child has a contagious disease. (Please consult the list in this booklet)
If your child is ill, please do not send him to school to infect other children. Keep him at home until he is well.
Our school nurse is with us only on a need basis. She is concerned primarily with prevention of illness, not treatment.
Please consult the policy document in this handbook. Certain procedures apply.
Students may only board their usual school bus. If your child is not going home, you must make private arrangements for transportation.
Students are expected to behave on the bus in the same manner that is expected of them in school. Please consult the school agenda for details.
Parking spaces are limited and the driveway needs to be clear for the busses. NO CARS MAY ENTER OR LEAVE THIS AREA BETWEEN 7:30 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Visitors may park on the side of the school building, closest to the church, provided the driveway remains clear.
Please advise the school office of any changes as soon as possible.
A monthly newsletter and calendar describing upcoming school events will be sent home at the end of every month.
THANK YOU AND WELCOME BACK!
Once the Governing Board members are elected at the Parents' General Assembly called for that purpose, the parents may decide to form a Parent Participation Organization. The members are then elected at the meeting.
The purpose of a Parent Participation Organization is to encourage the participation of parents in developing, implementing and periodically evaluating the school's educational project and their participation in fostering their child's academic success.
A parent participation organization may advise the parents' representatives on the Governing Board regarding any matter of concern to parents, or any matter concerning which the organisation is consulted by the parents' representatives on the Governing Board.
Should you be interested in getting involved, come to our General Assembly next September. A memo will be sent to inform you of the date and time.
The school, while legally part of the school board, falls under the authority of a governing board and school principal.
The governing board and the school principal have powers related to educational services and human, material and financial resources. The governing board makes decisions on the basis of proposals prepared by the school principal in concert with teachers and school personnel.
Child Care Staff
â Activities, social, cultural and sports
â Additional educational services
â Amendment or revocation of the school's deed of establishment
â School's budget
â Confessional status of the school
â Educational Project
â Enrichment and adaptation of programs
â Evaluation of student achievement
â Field trips and special activities
â Funding, solicitation
â New instructional methods
â Development of local programs of studies
â Material and physical resource needs of the school
â Placement and promotion of students
â Basic school regulations
â Rules of conduct and safety
â School closure
â Student services programs
â Student transportation
â Supervision policy
â Time allocation for subjects
â Textbooks and instructional materials
â Use of school premises
Members are elected every year before the end of September, by parents present at a general assembly.
A memo will be sent home to inform you of the date and time of the general assembly.
Should you require further information on governing boards, please feel free to contact the school.