Pinewood

American International School of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Giampapa's January Director's Report

Events of the Month

Enrollment

Total Students             264

Boys Volleyball Win 1st Place in Aegean Tournament

Congratulations to the Pinewood boys’ volleyball team for winning 1st place in the Aegean Sports Tournament. What an amazing achievement...particularly since we were competing against schools from around Greece who are much larger than our school! Thank you to the many parents and students who came out to support the team and show their school spirit!

Grade 3 Sings Carols at IWOG Christmas Bazaar       [December 6]

Thank you to Gundega Smite and the Grade 3 class for their Christmas carols at the IWOG Christmas Bazaar. It was so nice to see and hear our little class singing at the very packed event. Thank you to the parents and teachers who came to support Pinewood, too!

Pinewood Holiday Party               [December 12]

Thank you to Dimitra Bentoulis for organizing a wonderfully fun holiday fundraising party in December. The party, which took place on the school campus in a transformed Pinewood gymnasium, raised a total of 1,700 euros (after expenses). All proceeds from the party will go towards sending two teachers to the annual NESA professional development conference held in Bangkok, Thailand this year, an exceptional opportunity for our teachers to bring back best practices from the educational world and apply them to our Pinewood teaching and learning environment. Thank you to all families, faculty and staff who attended or bought tickets and/or donated gifts for the raffle!

A Christmas Wizard of Oz : Elementary Drama Production        [December 16]

Our annual Elementary Drama production, under the direction of our Drama teachers, Liza Tziatas and Dimitra Bentioulis, prepared students for A Christmas Wizard of Oz, a modern twist on the original, complete with familiar holiday carols and holiday cheer. Both performances were absolutely fantastic. Congratulations to Liza and Dimitra for their dedication to the continued development of our Elementary Drama program and to Gundega Smite for the music and Penelope Gikas for her help with the scenery and costumes. We look forward to hearing what will be chosen for the Spring production!

 

Early Years Program Winter Show                      [December 18]

The EYP presented their annual Winter Show, a Winter Wonderland, as the children transformed into woodland forest animals in a winter forest where they decorated the smallest tree in the forest while singing familiar holiday songs! As always, the EYP show was a gem! A big thank you to the entire EYP faculty and staff and to Gundega Smite, Niki Tzivanaki, Carolyn Tzimouli, Stefi Kainz and everyone who contributed to the wonderful show.

Holiday Winter Concert                                        [December 22]

On the last day of school before the break, the Winter Concert, under the direction of Gundega Smite, was a wonderful way to start the holidays. Students in Grades 1-12 performed classical pieces dedicated to Bach and Beethoven as well as familiar holiday songs. In addition, our Pinewood cheerleaders and the Grade 10 and IB Dance students, under the direction of Christina Pagidou, performed holiday dances. Thank you to everyone who contributed to what I hope will start a holiday tradition at Pinewood!

Pinewood Journalism Club

Congratulations to the Pinewood Journalism Club's Winter Edition of the student publication “Pineword.”  It's a thoughtful student magazine that reflects a great deal of hard work and effort! Fantastic! This edition is dedicated to everything ‘vintage’. Thank you to Tao McCarthy for inspiring the students in this club. You can find copies of Pineword at school!

New Student Teacher from the University of Alabama          [January 11]

We welcome our newest student teacher, Elizabeth Elliott, who will be working in the Kindergarten with Alexandra Valtzidou. Elizabeth comes to us from University of Alabama and will complete a short 6-week teaching placement. Welcome Elizabeth!

Making Music Matter at Pinewood

In Pinewood’s ‘Making Music Matter’ campaign to make music ‘visible’ this year, January’s Composer of  the Month is the prolific Wolfgang Amadaus Mozart. I invite you to visit the bulletin board in the reception area of the main building or the reception area of the EYP to learn about this Austrian composer of the Classical era who was already competent on violin and keyboard and composing by the age of 5. And, if you are at school between 8:00 – 8:30 in the morning, you will hear the composer’s music playing throughout the school building.

Notable Upcoming Events

Grade 5 Fieldtrip to the Galarian Palatial Complex    [January 21]

As part of our Host Country Studies program, under the leadership of Amalia Spiliakou, students in Grade 5 will travel to the Galerian Palatial Complex, where they will see the sections of the complex that remain today, including the atrium, the basilica and the octagon-throne room, all of which give them the opportunity to understand how the large palace of Galerius Caesar was during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The complex was in use for many centuries as Thessaloniki was one of the Roman capitals.

Secondary Midterm Exams    [January 25-29]

Students in Grades 6-12 will take midterm exams during this week. These exams cover material from the start of the school year until the halfway point in the year. Students will not have regular classes during this week and are required to be at school only during the times that their exams are scheduled. For detailed information about the schedule, please see Sycamore. Quarter 2 and Semester 1 report cards and comments will be made available in Sycamore approximately one week after the completion of midterm exams.

Secondary Quarter 3 Begins      [February 1]

Quarter 3 begins in the Secondary school. This marks the halfway point in the school year.

Grade 7 Fieldtrip to Thessaloniki Olympic Museum     [February 2]

Again, as part of our Host Country Studies program, under the leadership of Amalia Spiliakou, students in Grade 7 will travel to the Thessaloniki Olympic Museum where they will participate in activities run by the museum. The museum, which is a unique sports museum, collects, conserves, records and establishes sports history and promotes it in an active, hands-on and educational environment.

Winter Music Concert      [February 9]

The Annual Winter Music Concert will be held at 19:00 on this day…directly after the Board meeting. Under the direction of Gundega Smite, students in Grades 1-12 have the opportunity to perform musical pieces of their choice. I encourage you to attend this lovely event, which is also a fundraiser for the Music Department.

Faculty Professional Development ½ Day – EARLY DISMISSAL DAY    [February 12]

On this day, faculty will be involved in professional development activities to promote growth and improvement in our teaching and learning environment at Pinewood. Students will be dismissed at 12:00, at which time teachers will convene for specially designed development activities.

Administrative Activity

During the winter break, the Administrative Offices were redesigned to create an inviting, warm and open space concept.

Also during the break, all lights in the school were changed to LED in order to capitalize on this energy-efficient system and to have lighting that is much more comfortable for the eye and appropriate for schools. You will notice that they are soft yellow rather than fluorescent white in emitted color.

I am delighted to welcome Dimitra Tzimka to the Receptionist position. Dimitra comes to us with valuable experience and a wonderfully positive character. Please introduce yourself to Dimitra when you see her!

Petroula Rosiou assumes her new role as Administrative & Finance Officer and Alkioni Kloussiadis assumes her new role as Admissions, Marketing & Communications Officer. Both have already been busy in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in their newly established positions.

The Pinewood Health & Safety Committee has completed a school-wide Emergency Procedures Manual. The manual, which is based on the US Department of State manual for schools, has been developed to ensure that procedures are in place such that a reasoned and effective response occurs if an emergency should arise at Pinewood. The manual will be presented to the faculty and staff in our next full meeting. Thus, faculty and staff will be able to keep it close by for ready reference.

The Administration, along with a dedicated Health & Safety Committee, is committed to the regular oversight of the school’s safety and security and this manual is a result of that care. Thank you to my fellow Health & Safety Committee members for devoting time to completing this manual:

  • Fay Castling
  • George Charalampidis
  • Alkioni Kloussiadis
  • Christina Pagidou
  • Clare Squires
  • Liza Tziatas
  • Niki Tzivanaki
  • Alexandra Valtzidou

With this, I take the opportunity to wish all of our Pinewood families, friends and loved ones a healthy, joyous, prosperous 2016 filled with all that is good!!

 

Dr. Giampapa's December Director's Report

Events of the Month

Enrollment

Total Students             264

Ms. Kapanidou - Children’s Book Illustrator                                                                     

Our Visual Arts Teacher, Ms Konstantina Kapanidou celebrated the publishing of the latest children's book she illustrated. Ms Kapanidou has been illustrating books since 2004 and has collaborated with major Greek publishers such as Patakis Publications, as well as The Wellcome Collection in London, which commissioned her to create illustrations for one of their exhibitions. Her latest book, ‘Ο Αληθινός Τρικεράτωψ φοβάται;’ (“Is the Real Triceratops afraid?” free translation) focuses on school bullying, self-esteem and sharing, through the eyes of a young boy and a triceratops! You can see more of her illustrations on her illustration website.

 

MAP Testing                                                                                                                        

MAP testing in the Elementary and Secondary Schools is now complete and scores will be uploaded and available to parents by the time we break for the Winter holiday. 

Pinewood & Porto Carras Team Up for Golf                                                                   

I am delighted to share that the Pinewood - Porto Carras Golf Club partnership is well under way. The Porto Carras Golf Pro, who visiting Pinewood in November and gave an introduction to golf to all students in Grades 1-12, has commenced golf lessons for students every Monday at school. It’s exciting to see a number of students interested in golf! In addition, Porto Carras Golf Club is offering FREE golf lessons every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays to interested children. See the posters hanging in the lobby or call Alkioni in reception for details.

Secondary Quarter 2 Begins                 [November 9]

Quarter 2 is well under way in the Middle and High School.

Pinewood Corporation Meeting            [November 18]

The November meeting of the Pinewood Corporation was held this month wherein the Board of Directors reported on school finance, facilities and general school climate.  Thank you to all Corporation members who attended the meeting.

Thanksgiving Celebrations                    [November 26]

Students in every division celebrated thankfulness this year in our annual traditional Thanksgiving luncheons. EYP and Elementary children enjoyed a turkey lunch on campus and Secondary students enjoy a turkey lunch at the Nikopolis Hotel. A very special thank you to all parents in the EYP and Elementary who cooked turkeys for the event (Mrs. Leontzini, Mrs. Kyrgia, Mrs. Adam, Mrs. Mineos, Mrs. Angelova, Mrs. Bakalios, Mrs. Bakalbasi and Mr. Ersgard) and a big thank you to all teachers for preparing the students to present such thoughtful, fun, entertaining presentations. As part of our celebration of thankfulness, Pinewood made a small donation on behalf of the Pinewood students to ELEPAP, a charitable organization for the rehabilitation for the disabled. In addition, the leftover food from the EYP and Elementary luncheons was packaged immediately after the event and donated to Hamogelo tou Paidiou.

EYP/Elementary Trimester II Begins     [December 1]

Trimester II begins for EYP and Elementary students.

Economics IB2 Students Participate in Generation Euro Awards Competition

I am delighted to announce that our team passed the first round online quiz and will advance to the second round where they will write an economic analysis. The winning teams of the second round will prepare a presentation and travel to Frankfurt, Germany to present their analysis to the ECB in April 2016. Mrs. Katerina Tsaloumi has already traveled to Germany to participate in a session  by the ECB on preparing for the second round. Good luck to the team!

Winter Holiday Concert                           [December 22]

Under the direction of Dr. Gundega Smite, our Music teacher, students from Grades 1-12 will perform musical pieces either from holiday selections or from our November and December composers, Bach and Beethoven.  In addition, under the direction of Ms. Christina Pagiou, our Dance teacher, three dance performances will take place as arranged by our Elementary students, IB students and Pinewood cheerleaders! The Winter concert will be held in the gymnasium at 8:30 am on the last day before the break! All are welcome to attend.

Making Music Matter at Pinewood

In Pinewood’s ‘Making Music Matter’ campaign to make music ‘visible’ this year, December’s Composer of the Month is Ludwig van Beethoven. I invite you to visit the bulletin board in the reception area of the main building or the reception area of the EYP to learn about this German composer and pianist, a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras. And, if you are at school between 8:00 – 8:30 in the morning, you will hear the composer’s music playing throughout the school building.

Notable Upcoming Events

Pinewood Holiday Party                          [December 12]

The Pinewood teachers, under the leadership of our NESA Wider Circle Representative, Ms. Dimitra Bentioulis, are delighted to invite you to the annual holiday party! This year, the party will take place on the school campus in the Pinewood gymnasium, which will be transformed into a winter wonderland. All proceeds from the party will go towards sending one teacher to the annual professional development conference held in Bangkok, Thailand this year, an exceptional opportunity for our teachers to bring back best practices from the educational world and apply them to our Pinewood teaching and learning environment. I encourage all of our families to attend…and bring your friends, too! See Ms. Bentioulis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to buy entrance tickets and raffle tickets!

A Christmas Wizard of Oz : Elementary Drama Production     [December 16]

Our annual Elementary Drama production is upon us already. This year, our Drama teachers, Ms. Liza  Tziatas and Ms. Dimitra Bentioulis, are preparing students for A Christmas Wizard of Oz, a modern twist on the original, complete with familiar holiday carols and holiday cheer. I invite you to attend one of our performances on Wednesday, December 16 at 13:30 and 18:00. To all of our budding actors, “Break a leg!”.

Early Years Program Winter Show        [December 18]

The EYP is buzzing with holiday cheer and song, too, as they prepare for their annual Winter Show. This year, the children will transform into woodland forest animals in a winter forest where they will decorate the smallest tree in the forest with berries! As always, the EYP show is a gem that I encourage you to attend! The show will begin at 13:30 in the Pinewood gymnasium on Friday, December 18!

Student Council Food Drive

Under the direction of the High School Student Council, I invite you to support our efforts to help others in our community by donating to the Desmos Christmas Food & Supply Collection, which is taking place from December 7 to December 22. Please see the attached letter for information on how you can contribute to making someone else's world a little brighter this holiday season.

Holiday Concert & Winter Break          [December 23-January 10]

On Tuesday, December 22, students will enjoy a Winter Concert, under the direction of Dr. Gundega Smite, at 8:30, followed by holiday activities in each division (EYP, Elementary and Secondary). Students will be dismissed at 12:00, at which time the Winter Break will begin. Please be reminded that school starts again on Monday, January 11 at the regular time.

With this, I take the opportunity to wish all of our Pinewood families and friends a very happy holidays filled with quality family time and warm wishes for a prosperous and healthy new year in 2016!

November Director's Report

Events of the Month

Total Students             264

MSA Re-Accreditation for Pinewood                                                                                

The Middle States Association Visiting Team was with us in the first week of November to observe all aspects of school operations in the final steps of the school’s re-accreditation process. I am delighted to share with the entire community that, after a fruitful visit, the Visiting Team will recommend full re-accreditation of Pinewood American International School to MSA. This accreditation period will carry the school through the year 2023. During this period, the school is committed to growth and improvement though both the well-designed action plans in 4 areas of school operations as well as the through the recommendations of the Visiting Team. The official, written report will be delivered to the school in approximately 8-12 weeks.

Dental Examinations         October 19

As part of our Student Services Action Plan, EYP and Elementary students received in-school exams from a local pediatric dentist. This effort, which is to be implemented yearly, is part of the school’s goal of increasing student life skills support in the form of health education, formal presentations and seminars for students in Grades PreK-12. This was followed by an Elementary Assembly wherein the pediatric dentist shared important, relevant information about dental hygiene with our Elementary students.

Yearly Financial Audit        October 13-16

The Ernst & Young auditors have completed their on-campus audit and are in the process of finalizing the audit report. Upon receipt of the report, it will be reviewed and presented at the November Corporation meeting.

OXI Day – St. Demetrios Day Assembly    October 23

Thank you to the Greek, Music and Arts Departments for orchestrating a fantastic OXI Day & St. Demetrios Day Assembly. At this annual celebration, students from Grade 1 through 12 performed creative pieces related to both Greece’s historic event of October 28, 1940 and Saint Demetrios, the patron saint of the city of Thessaloniki.

NESA Fall Leadership Conference   October 22-25

NESA is the dynamic professional development organization of which Pinewood has been a member for  decades. NESA, which stands for “Near East South Asia” region, serves member schools by facilitating sustainable and systemic school improvement based on the best practices of American and international education. Each year, NESA holds a worldwide conference for school leaders. Approximately 500 heads of school, principals, curriculum coordinators, trustees, business managers and others in leadership roles attend this conference of keynote speakers, three-hour workshops presented by specialist speakers, networking and general interest sessions presented by well-known names in the field of education. This year, I attended the conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE and participated in extensive workshops related to school improvement. I look forward to sharing my experiences with the Pinewood faculty during our weekly and monthly faculty meetings.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat    October 30 & November 6

Pinewood has established itself as the premiere venue for the annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event and dance in the city of Thessaloniki. This year is no exception as our Pinewood PTFA parents successfully planned a fabulous event again for our EYP and Elementary students. Thank you to the parents and teachers who helped make this event a success. At the same time, a special thank you goes out to our Student Council advisors, Alina Tavlaridou and George Papakostas, for their leadership with the High School Student Council’s organization of the Secondary Halloween dance. There was an incredible turnout from our students and their friends from other schools!

Princeton University Tigerlilies Perform for Pinewood  November 6  

The Princeton Tigerlilies are an undergraduate all-female a cappella singing group, founded in 1971 when Princeton first began admitting women to the university, that currently consists of sixteen young women from all four years at Princeton, who give performances throughout the year both in Princeton and around the U.S., and occasionally overseas as well. They are taking advantage of their fall semester break to visit not only Thessaloniki, where they will be hosted by the Princeton Club of Greece and give various performances. Pinewood enjoyed two performances, to our EYP and Elementary students and to our Secondary students. A special thank you to Mr. Peter Baiter, Princeton alumnus and former Director of Pinewood, for ensuring organizing the performance at Pinewood.

MAP Testing                                                                                                                        

MAP testing in the Elementary was completed last month and testing in the Secondary began and continues through the end of this month. MAP, or Measure of Academic Progress, is a computer adaptive standardized assessment in Reading, Language Use, Mathematics and Science, which is administered to students in Grades 2-12 twice yearly. By ‘adaptive’, we mean that as students answer questions correctly, the questions become more difficult. At the same time, as students answer questions incorrectly, the answers become easier. Thus, in an optimal test, a student answers approximately half of the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of each student’s achievement level. MAP assessments are used to measure your child’s growth in school. Just as you measure your child’s height at certain times, MAP assessments do the same sort of thing, except they measure growth in reading, language use, mathematics and science. The scale used to measure your child’s progress is called the RIT scale (Rasch unIT). The RIT scale is an equal-interval scale much like feet and inches on a yardstick. It is used to chart your child’s academic growth from year to year. MAP tests are important to teachers because they keep track of progress and growth in basic skills. They let teachers know where each student’s strengths are and if help is needed in any specific areas. Teachers use this information to help them guide instruction in the classroom. Families will receive progress reports as soon as the testing window closes in the Fall.

Making Music Matter at Pinewood

In Pinewood’s ‘Making Music Matter’ campaign to make music ‘visible’ this year, November’s Composer of the Month is Johann Sebastian Bach. I invite you to visit the bulletin board in the reception area of the main building or the reception area of the EYP to learn about this German composer and musician of the Baroque Era. And, if you are at school between 8:00 – 8:30 in the morning, you will hear the composer’s music playing throughout the school building. Special student performances will be held on Wednesday, November 11 during Secondary Seminar to celebrate the composer.

“Call for Action” in Idomeni

From Galini & Maria Poimenidou, Class of 2016: “This summer, tens of thousands of frightened refugees have arrived on the Greek islands with promises of new beginnings. Most of them arrive through illegal boats from the shores of Turkey and have no clean clothes, food, medication or proper housing. Thus, it is our duty to help those in need, especially when we enjoy a plentiful life.

Collectives, movements and volunteers from Thessaloniki have put a call for action for refugees who arrive daily in Idomeni at the Greek – FYROM border. It is now our turn as a vital organ of our community to contribute and support these refugees.

“Call for Action” for refugees in Idomeni, is a project that we have started in hopes of helping those in need. During the next month and until the end of November, we are organizing a charity for food, medicine, clothes and amenities in order to supply the refugees. Let’s help them in their efforts of starting their new beginnings.”

Notable Upcoming Events

Film Museum Visit by Grade 3    November 10

Grade 3 students will visit the Film Museum of Thessaloniki with Ms. Amalia Spiliakou as part of the Host Country Studies Program. Students will attend a program called "The Suitcase of Secrets."

Parent Teacher Conferences     November 9-11

Fall Parent-Teacher conferences take place this week. This year, we continue the new structure of parents registering for conference times directly through Sycamore. In addition, both Monday after school and Wednesday evening will be offered for conference times. Thus, please see the email that was sent during the week of November 2 for details.

Pinewood & Porto Carras Team Up for Golf    November 11

I am excited to share that Pinewood and Porto Carras Golf Club have paired up to promote golf to young  people in Greece. Both organizations believe that the benefits of teaching golf to kids are multiple and varied. As we believe, when children learn to play golf, they are also learning lessons in life – including patience, concentration, discipline and honesty. In addition, it is a game that can be played throughout one’s lifetime. Thus, Pinewood will welcome the Porto Carras Golf Pro to the school on Wednesday, November 11 for an introduction to the sport. Then, beginning in the next week, the Golf Pro will be at Pinewood to give lessons once per week (more details to follow). In addition, Porto Carras Golf Club is offering FREE golf lessons every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays to interested children. See the posters hanging in the lobby or call Alkioni in reception for details.

November PTFA Meeting   November 13

The Pinewood PTFA (Parent-Teacher-Friends Association) will continue with the committees established last year to enrich school life for students and families. In order for these committees to be successful, I invite all parents, faculty, staff and friends (if you haven’t done so already) to help with the activities of each by clicking on the following link to denote your interest.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5GTJ8WY

We will also begin our monthly PTFA meetings in November. At these meetings, the school will have informal discussions and committees will meet to organize their activities. All meetings take place at 12:40 in the Pinewood Library. Our first meeting on Friday, November 13 will be dedicated to an overview of the Harvard Caring Schools Initiative study in which Pinewood is participating.

The schedule of meetings for the year follows:

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
  • Monday, December 7, 2015
  • Friday, January 15, 2016
  • Monday, February 8, 2016
  • Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Friday, May 13, 2016

NO SCHOOL / Professional Development Day    November 17

There will be no school for students on Tuesday, November 17 in observance of Polytechnio Day. All faculty and staff will utilize the day to participate in in-house professional development activities related to our accreditation Action Plans as well as our AERO standards-based curriculum.

Pinewood Corporation Meeting    November 18

The November meeting of the Pinewood Corporation will be held at 18:00 in the Library. As a reminder, all current parents, faculty and staff are members of the corporation.

Thanksgiving Celebrations    November 26

Students in every division will celebrate Thanksgiving this year, as in each year, with a traditional Thanksgiving luncheon. EYP and Elementary children will enjoy a turkey lunch on campus and Secondary students will enjoy a turkey lunch in a local restaurant.

EYP/Elementary Trimester I Ends   November 30

Trimester I ends for EYP and Elementary students on this day. Report cards will be sent home on December 4.

Economics IB2 Students Participate in Generation Euro Awards Competition

How much do you know about the roles and objectives of the European Central Bank? ECB decisions affect our everyday life in more ways that we may think. Our Economics IB2 students have studied monetary policy and the current monetary policy challenges facing the Eurozone in class and have been preparing every Tuesday after school to participate in the Generation Euro Awards Competition, a European-wide contest consisting of three levels of advancement. If the team scores a 95% or above on the first round online quiz, they will advance to the second round where they will write an economic analysis. The winning teams of the second round will prepare a presentation and travel to Frankfurt, Germany to present their analysis to the ECB in April 2016. Good luck to our Pinewood team and thank you to Mrs. Katerina Tsaloumi, IB Economics teacher, for preparing, coaching and inspiring the students to participate.

College Visits

Our annual visits of admissions directors/representatives from U.S. universities and colleges begin in September and run through December. All visiting schools and dates are listed on the College Counseling page of our school’s website. In November, we welcome representatives from:

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
  • St. Cloud State University (MN)

As our students do not have the opportunity to visit college campuses, these visits are integral to their college application process.

Administrative Activity

Harvard Caring Schools Initiative

I am pleased to announce that Pinewood will once again participate in an important study being conducted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education called the “Caring Schools Initiative”. By participating in an online survey, the Harvard faculty and graduate students will help us better understand how Pinewood students, staff and parents experience the school community and climate. The Caring Schools Initiative is part of a larger Harvard project, “Making Caring Common,” whose aim is to move beyond academic success to focus on the development of caring, respectful and courageous children. Teachers and students in Grades 6-12 are currently in the process of taking the online survey. In addition, the parent survey will be ready later this month and all Secondary parents are encouraged to participate in this low-burden, anonymous online survey.

Our participation in the Caring Schools Initiative study is also part of Pinewood’s Student Services Action Plan developed during our re-accreditation as part of our 7-year plan for growth and improvement as it relates to an inclusive school climate.