July 27, 2017

Peel board’s new balanced calendar school, Tony Pontes Public School, to celebrate first day on July 31

​Peel District School Board’s newest balanced calendar school, Tony Pontes Public School, will be home to 246 elementary students beginning July 31 as the 2017-18 balanced school year kicks off. The school will operate from 8:40 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the first group of students arriving at 8:25 a.m. for their first day.​

The school has planned various activities for staff, students and the community on the first day. The board's new director of education, Peter Joshua, will greet students and staff at 1:30 p.m., followed by a school-wide assembly at 2 p.m., where the school's namesake and retiring director of education, Tony Pontes, will speak. Trustee Stan Cameron and Superintendent of Education Michael Logue will also be in attendance. 

The vision of Tony Pontes Public School is to empower a community of modern learners by working together. The school mascot is a wolf. Students will be known as the wolf pack and will adopt the motto "Wolf pack - got your back!" followed by a howl. 

The school is being held at Countryside Village Public School, located at 40 Dolbyhill Dr. in Brampton for the 2017-18 school year as Tony Pontes Public School is being built. 

The Peel District School Board trustees approved the new elementary school in the Mayfield community of Caledon to be named for retiring Director of Education, Tony Pontes. Pontes has held the role since March 2010 and is retiring from the Peel District School Board in August 2017 after 39 years of service.

The school will be located at South of Old School Rd. and West of Kennedy Rd in Caledon. For more information, visit the school website​.

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