Sept. 6 - First Day of School
Sept. 16 - Early Release Day
Sept. 22 - Intermediate Co-ed Soccer Tournament,
Sept. 23 - Terry Fox Walk, 1:10 - 2:45 p.m.
Sept. 27 - Meet the Teacher, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 - School Advisory Council, 6:30 p.m., library
Sept. 30 - Picture Day
Welcome to Prince Philip Public School!
Welcome Back Information
We are back! Secretaries are here from 7:45 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Thank you for your understanding during our recent renovations. The school looks great and we appreciate your patience as some finishing touches take place.
For other DSBN information, please visit the DSBN web site or call 905-641-1550 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Suggested school supplies: While these supplies are in no way mandatory, they are a guide for you if you would like to purchase items for your child. Individual teachers may send home more specific recommendations.
Fire Prevention Week Kick-off Open House, Sept. 24th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Station 1, 5815 Morrison St., Niagara Falls
Please check out our September 2016 newsletter.
Parking Lot Safety
In an effort to ensure good communication and to ensure that the safety of our students is maintained, we feel the need to address the ongoing incidents on McMicking that continue to put our students at risk. Since prior to our Winter Break, we have been in communication with DSBN Facilities staff, Niagara Falls Public Works and Traffic Enforcement staff, NSTS Transportation, as well parents and residents discussing traffic issues on McMicking during our Entry and Dismissal times.
On January 19th, we had a meeting with all stakeholders to further assess the problems we are encountering with traffic and the safety of our students. We observed many behaviours that ranged from drivers that were not obeying the parking/stopping restrictions near our school to drivers exiting or entering the school parking lot incorrectly despite the one-way signs.
In addition, we have been discussing short term solutions and long term solutions to this ongoing issue. We have replaced old signs and place new ones for better visibility and discussed the potential creation of a "Kiss & Ride" system for September 2015.
In order to ensure that all of our families are aware of what is permitted and what is in violation of the City's parking/stopping regulations, we have included a two page information sheet that clearly states what is permitted and what is a parking violation according to the City of Niagara Falls. In addition, we have included a map of our school community, particularly surrounding McMicking St./Dorchester Rd., and Piva Ave. This map clearly illustrates areas in which all families should avoid parking and those in which they are permitted to stop. Adherence to these expectations will ensure the necessary flow of traffic and buses, as well as the safety of all our students.
The City of Niagara Falls Enforcement Office will be closely monitoring and patrolling periodically to issue tickets for any violations. We have also directed Bus Duty staff to help patrol the McMicking St. exit. We will be approaching drivers who are not following these rules.
With continued hope that we have full cooperation and that our families will continue to help and ensure the safety of our students, we respectfully request that you take the time to read the information outlined on the attached sheets and share it with others who may be picking up your children.
If you would like further information and have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the administration of the school or our Parent Council Executive.
Note About Bussing
Under no circumstances will any student be allowed to ride a bus other than his/her regular bus. We apologize for any inconvenience that this might pose but for liability and student safety reasons, the transfer of busses is strictly prohibited.