Welcome Back to POP! First Day Procedures

Hello Prince of Peace Families,

As summer winds down, we are looking forward to welcoming our many new families to our school, and welcoming back our existing families! Prince of Peace staff members have busy preparing for a new school year. Listed below are a few reminders:


Classes begin Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  Yard supervision begins at 8:15 am.  Upon arrival, students (Gr. 1- 6) will gather in the pavement area at the back of the school. Grade numbers will be posted along with class lists. Students are asked to line up accordingly. Teachers will meet students in their lines.  (If it rains, Gr. 1 – 6 students will gather in the gym, and will enter the school through the front doors as they arrive). Kindergarten students will gather in the Kindergarten yard at the front of the school where teachers will meet them. (If it rains, the teachers will guide students into their kindergarten rooms from that yard). Students will find out the name of their teachers on Tuesday morning.


(8:15 am                             Supervision Begins)

8:30 a.m.                           Classes Begin

9:55 – 10:10 a.m.           Morning Recess

11:30 – 11:50 p.m.          Lunch

11:50 – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch Recess

1:45  – 2:00 p.m.            Afternoon Recess

3:00 p.m.                            Dismissal


For busing, please check the transportation website for eligibility and route information at www.schoolbuscity.com. Please remember that cars are not to enter the school driveway (8:00 – 8:30 AM and from 3:00 – 3:30 PM) to ensure school bus and student safety. The parking lot, on the Glenwoods Avenue area of the school, unfortunately was not designed as a “kiss and ride” and parking itself  is very limited. If you are driving your child to school, please  park on Lowndes (the “dead end” road between Prince of Peace and Our Lady of the Lake CCS) or a side street and walk with your child to the school property. Please ensure that you pay attention to the town’s by-law parking signs as they will ticket parents.


We have a Safe Arrival Program here at Prince of Peace.  If your child will be absent or late or has an early leave, even on the first day, please call our Safe Arrival reporting line at 1-855-856-7862 or visit the website: www.go.schoolmessenger.ca


If you should have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 905-476-1551.  The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday to Friday. Your child’s teacher will distribute more information next week.

Enjoy this last long weekend of the summer. May God bless us with beautiful weather!

 Michael Ball