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Pine Lane Updates
October 28, 2022
Updates are published every other week on Fridays


Principal Message

Welcome Back Pine Lane Crew!!!

We definitely hit the ground running this second quarter! 4th Grade did an amazing job highlighting our habit of character service.  A big thank you to the the Dumb Friends League for joining and helping to convery this message!  6th Grade kicked off their Pie Selling Fundraiser to help offset the cost of PLUM in the Spring.  If you need pies for Thanksgiving, you should find one of our 6th graders.  We had the National Guard, DEA, Law Enforcement, and District Security come and encourage our Crew to live drug free as we wrap up Red Ribbon week. Our Room Parents led many Fall Parties. And, this evening we will wrap up with our annual Fall Festival.  

This week you may have heard in the news many reports about our Nations Report Card and a decline in academic performance. I want you all to know this is not the case at Pine Lane.  Our students have maintained their performance throughout the last 3 years and many of our sub populations have improved their performance, including a 10 point jump in our average performance for students with disabilities and our second language learners exceeding expectations for growth.  Our teacher, students, and you all have rallied to make sure that our students stay on track with their learning and are set up for further success as we move forward.  I am very proud that our work has improved our school performance framework from 56.5 points in 2019 to 71.2 points  last year.  Thank you all for your continued support of our mission to empower excellence in character, achievement, and contribution to a better world.  This achievement is a great indicator that we are on the right track.  

As we start through November we also have a number of exciting events planned.  Our 2nd and 5th grade classes are working with Ms. Dameron on a Veteran’s Day concert.  We are excited to honor those who have served our country to protect the liberty and freedoms that we enjoy each day.  We are also looking forward to inviting families back into the school for our Thanksgiving Feast on November 16th. Please watch for more logistics around both of those events.  

Lastly, we are 11 days from the election. As you are aware, DCSD has a bond and MLO measure on the ballot.  I encourage you to review the following information highlighting our funding needs across the district and on how the funds will be used should the measures pass: Learn More About DCSD's MLO (5A) and Bond (5B) Initiatives A specific area of challenge is teacher pay.  On average our teachers are paid $18,000 less than neighboring districts.  Competitive pay is a significant challenge for our schools.  You see this manifest in many ways including canceled bus routes and insufficient staffing.  Thank you for your attention to this information.  

Have an amazing weekend and please remember that there is no school on Monday, October 31st!  

Chris Stairs
Principal
Pine Lane Elementary

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Jan31
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Jan31
4:15PM - 5:15PM
Mad Science
Feb01
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Feb02
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Feb02
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Feb06
12:00AM - 12:00AM
National Counselor's Week
Feb06
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Resiliency Parent Night
Feb07
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Feb07
4:15PM - 5:15PM
Mad Science
Feb07
6:00PM - 7:00PM
PLUM Parent Meeting
Feb08
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Feb09
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. NC Gym
Feb09
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Feb09
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Feb10
9:15AM - 2:45PM
Dance Week Presentation
Feb14
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Feb15
8:00AM - 8:45AM
Bear Brunch
Feb15
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Feb16
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Feb16
9:15AM - 2:45PM
Dance Week Presentation
Feb16
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Feb16
4:30PM - 6:30PM
PTO Exec. Board Meeting
Feb17
All Day
Professional Development Day - No Students
Feb20
All Day
District Holiday
Feb21
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Feb22
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Feb22
4:30PM - 7:00PM
SAC/PTO Meeting
Feb23
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Feb23
9:20AM - 10:00AM
HoC Assembly - 5th Grade Presenting
Feb23
3:05PM - 3:45PM
HoC Assembly - 5th Grade Presenting
Feb23
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Feb28
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Mar01
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Mar02
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Mar02
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Mar06
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Conference Week
Mar06
All Day
Book Fair
Mar06
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Silent Auction
Mar07
4:00PM - 8:00PM
P/T Conference
Mar08
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Mar09
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Mar09
4:00PM - 8:00PM
P/T Conference
Mar09
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Mar13
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar14
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Silent Auction
Mar14
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar15
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar15
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar15
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Mar16
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar16
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar16
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Mar16
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Mar17
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar18
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar19
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar22
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Mar23
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. NC Gym
Mar23
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Mar23
9:20AM - 10:00AM
HoC Assembly - Kindergarten Presenting
Mar23
3:05PM - 3:45PM
HoC Assembly - Kindergarten Presenting
Mar23
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Mar24
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Silent Auction
Mar27
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Silent Auction
Mar29
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Chap Wish Week
Mar29
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Mar30
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Mar30
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Mar31
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Kid's Night Out for a Cause
Apr05
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting