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Friday, January 15 is a PA day for elementary schools at the DSBN.

As originally planned, teachers will be engaged in professional duties and therefore, your child will not have remote learning or any school work assigned on that day.

We look forward to seeing your child online on Monday, January 18 according to their regular class schedule.



Memo re: Extended closure for schools

Dear DSBN Elementary In-Person Learning Families:

Today, the province announced that elementary schools across Ontario will be closed until January 25. Students enrolled in the DSBN Virtual School will not experience a change to their learning.

While we know elementary students and staff were eager to be back to in-person learning, this decision was made to keep students, staff, and our Niagara community safe.

What this means for in-person elementary learners

The closure extension means that your child will continue daily learning with their homeroom teacher, engaging in synchronous, asynchronous, and independent learning. You will still be able to contact your home school principal, and your child’s homeroom teacher is still available to answer your questions.

During this closure, we encourage DSBN students and families to continue to be vigilant with safety protocols such as frequent handwashing, wearing a mask if applicable, and staying home with family.

We look forward to welcoming elementary students back to in-person learning on January 25, 2021. If the province releases updated information about this plan over the next week, we will be sure to inform you as soon as we learn more.

We are continually thankful for the supportive community we have in Niagara, and for the effort you are putting in to help keep each other safe from COVID-19.


***Important Memo regarding January Online Learning***

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Daily Parental Screening

***reminder that parents MUST complete the parental agreement acknowledging your role in assessing your child daily for Covid-19 symptoms. This can be found by clicking above on the Return to School Updates.


Upcoming Important Dates

December 19 - January 4th - Winter Break

January 4-8 - Online Learning

January 15th - PA Day

January 20th - School Council meeting

February 11 - report cards sent home





For so many families, the holidays are a tremendous financial burden. Over the years, we have helped bring joy to many families in our community and beyond.

This year we are hoping to collect monetary donations for Community Care that will be collected through School Cash Online only. Unfortunately we are unable to accept cash donations at this time.

We know this year will be a very difficult time for many families and recognize that Covid has changed the income for so many. Please know that we will gratefully accept any and all donation amounts. There isn’t any amount that is too small! Thank you in advance for your generosity during these uncertain times.

We are Stronger Together




School Council Virtual Meeting

January 20th @ 6pm (contact Brian.Baranoski@dsbn.org for information)

Our Lady Queen of Peace School


Pick Up and Dismissal Times

Parents are asked to remain behind outside the fence lines when picking up and dropping off students. Parents bringing students through the Ellen Circle entrance are required to stay behind the white painted lines.


September Start Up Newsletter 2020

Prince Philip 2020 Start Up Newsletter


School Supplies

Back to school shopping is always a fun activity that students and parents alike enjoy.

Students will not be sharing personal materials in their classrooms. Below is a list of suggested supplies should you wish to purchase items.
Suggested items:

  • pencils
  • erasers
  • crayons (K-Gr 3)
  • pencil crayons and/or markers (Gr 4-8)
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • ruler (Gr 1-8)
  • calculator (Gr 3-8)
  • ***reusable water bottle (already filled from home to avoid congestion at the filling stations)



Prince Philip spiritwear is now available online. Get your Royals gear by clicking the link below.



Homeroom Class Structure for 2020/21

5 Kindergarten Classes -Ms. J. Flatley, Mrs R. Bruegeman, Mrs. J. Tonini, Ms.R. Larcombe, Ms. B. Bridges, Mrs. B. Pohorly, Mrs R. McGregor, Ms. Workman

Grade 1- Mrs. Krahn

Grade 1- Mrs. Masterson and Ms. Rauwerda

Grade1/ 2- Ms. Kostecki

Grade 2/3- Mrs. Cutting

Grade 3/4- Ms. Feschuk

Grade 3 - Mrs. Butler

Grade 4- Mrs. Barrett

Grade 4/5- Mr. Steele

Grade 5/6- Mrs. Bolton

Grade 6/7- Mr. Kelcey

Grade 6- Mrs. Reid

Grade 7- Mrs. MacDonald

Grade 7/8- Mr. Krake

Grade 8- Mr. Millin

SSP- Mr. Smelko

Prep - Mr. McNamara, Mrs. Arp

LRT - Mrs. Bobko / Mr. McNamara


Teacher Email addresses

Val.Workman@dsbn.org  teacher                                                                     

Jenn.Flatley@dsbn.org teacher

Rachel.Bruegeman@dsbn.org DECE

Breanne.Pohorly@dsbn.org  teacher

Ronda.McGregor@dsbn.org DECE

Julie.tonini@dsbn.org  teacher

Tammy.florio@dsbn.org  DECE

Darryl.mcnamara@dsbn.org  LRT

Christine.Robertson-Bobko@dsbn.org  LRT

Charlotte.Purdy@dsbn.org  teacher

Michael.Smelko@dsbn.org  teacher

Shannon.Reid@dsbn.org  teacher

Rebecca.Bolton@dsbn.org  teacher

Robert.Steele@dsbn.org  teacher

Philip.Kelcey@dsbn.org  teacher

Lori.MacDonald-Moukperian@dsbn.org  teacher

Harold.Krake@dsbn.org  teacher

Ken.Millin@dsbn.org  teacher

Christie.Kostecki@dsbn.org  teacher

Christine.Masterson@dsbn.org  teacher

Karen.Butler@dsbn.org  teacher

Ingrid.Krahn@dsbn.org  teacher

Misty.Cutting@dsbn.org  teacher

Sandra.Feschuk@dsbn.org  teacher

Andrea.Cocco@dsbn.org  teacher

Kim.Gauld@dsbn.org   teacher

Becky.Bridges@dsbn.org teacher



We want all students and families to arrive at school safely each day. Please allow enough time to ensure you are able to find parking and get to school on time. Please do not park in the City Bus stop on Vine Street as you may get a ticket from our city parking enforcement. Please be reminded that the parking lot on Vine St. is designated for Prince Philip Staff Only. We kindly ask that you please use the parking lot and student drop off located on Parnall Rd. Please note that cars and buses will be using the same drop off lane. Also, please be considerate of our neighbours when parking on a side street. Thank you for being patient and help us ensure all of our students arrive safely at school.


Please be aware that we have several students with life threatening allergies at Prince Philip. To ensure we keep all of our students safe we are requesting that NO homemade snacks or treats be sent to school for special events (i.e. celebrations, birthdays). If you wish to send a treat with your child, please discuss it with your child’s teacher and choose a store bought snack with the nut free label on it. Thank you for helping keep all of our students safe.



Our Commitment to Student Achievement

"Hand in hand, we learn together at Prince Philip."

Our Commitment to Student Achievement

We are honoured that you have chosen to send your child(ren) to Prince Philip for their education.

We are pleased to provide an outstanding education at Prince Philip Public School for our students. Innovative programs that meet the needs of all our students are taught by our dedicated and professional staff who care about your child. Our school provides extra-curricular opportunities that encourage the development of excellence, integrity and respect.

Our Board is focused on literacy and numeracy achievement and creating an environment where we are working together on our goal of success for every student. We also value the community partnerships and parent involvement which are so crucial to a successful education for our students.

We welcome your input and questions.

Yours in education,

Brian Baranoski


Safety Tips for Students

Prince Philip teachers have reviewed safety in the community messages with our students, and we recommend that parents and guardians also discuss these safety rules with their children:

1. Don't talk to strangers.
2. Always walk to and from school with a buddy.
3. Do not take short cuts through alleys, parks, fields, etc. even if they are well lit.
4. Let someone know where you are and where you are going.
5. If you suspect someone is following you, RUN! Go to the nearest safe place.
6. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, go to the nearest safe place.
7. Walk confidently and be aware of your surroundings.
8. Never, ever get into a stranger's vehicle.
9. Adults will never ask a child for help. If an adult asks you for help, run to a safe place.

Should your children report a suspicious incident to you, please report these incidents to the Niagara Regional Police and then notify the school.