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Supporting Youth After Tragic Events

In light of the many recent tragic events that have occured in several communities over the past few months, it is worthwhile to recognize how this contributes to our children's stress and mental health and well-being. Below are some tips from YRDSB on how to support children through this. 
Tips for Speaking with your Child after a Tragic Event 1. Reassure children that they are safe. Emphasize that schools are very safe. Validate their feelings. Explain that all feelings are okay when a tragedy occurs. Let children talk about their feelings, help put them into perspective, and assist them in expressing these feelings appropriately. 2. Make time to talk. Let their questions be your guide as to how much information to provide. Be patient. Children and youth do not always talk about their feelings readily. Watch for clues that they may want to talk, such as hovering around while you do the dishes or yard work. Some children prefer writing, playing music, or doing an art project as an …
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Volunteer Appreciation Social

Reminder: Volunteer Appreciation Social  on Friday, May 18th, 2018 Parents who have volunteered at Pine Grove Public School are asked to check their child's backpack for their Volunteer Appreciation Social invitation. Please ensure you have returned your response to the school. If you have not yet received an invitation please contact your child's teacher. Thank you in advance to all of our dedicated volunteers!

~Volunteers~ Please join us on Friday, May 18th, 2018 from 12:05pm to 1:05pm for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Social
Volunteers will be acknowledged with a certificate from the York Region District School Board.

Refreshments will be served in the library. We look forward to seeing you there! ~The Pine Grove Staff~

Big Box of Cards Fundraiser Update

The Pine Grove Big Box of cards fundraiser is complete and the order will be arriving in the school soon.  We’ve scheduled pick up at Pine Grove from 3PM -6PM on Wednesday May 9th.  Please drop by with a piece of ID and we’ll be happy to hand you your order. 
If you prefer to have your child take it home with them, they’re welcome to pick up at lunch time on May 9th.
Thanks again for the terrific support and your contributions.
Pine Grove School Council

Alert Ready Emergency Alert System

Shared with our students at PG on Monday May 7.

Today, the Alert Ready Emergency Alert System will be broadcasting a test message to all registered mobile devices, as well as TV and radio stations. If you have registered for this free service, or others have registered, you will hear a tone similar to an ambulance alarm or feel a phone vibration for eight seconds. Devices that are turned off won’t receive the signal. Please remain calm. The test alarm will activate at approximately 1:55 p.m. today. You can learn more about the emergency alert system by visiting alertready.ca.  

Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC)

Big Box of Cards Fundraiser

The Big Box of Cards Fundraiser is wrapping up, and the School Council needs your help.  Parents/guardians who still have their child’s unsold Big Box of Cards are asked to return it to the school, or if interested, parents/guardians may purchase that Big Box of Cards and submit their payment to the school office.  Please do this by Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  A note is being sent home with select students with this same information shared here on the blog.  School Council would like to thank you for all of your support with making this fundraiser a big success!