August 10th, 2023

All means all
AUGUST 10, 2023


Principal Message

Good Afternoon Crew, 

Every year starts with relationships, routines, norms, and expectations! That is what all our Crews have been focusing on throughout this week. Today several of our grades worked with staff to go over playground expectations.  We also have a series of fun videos our staff put together. Check out our announcements for some entertainment and points of conversation with your child about school-level expectations. The rest of our classes will run through playground training tomorrow.  Students are working to remember their lunch numbers to get through the lunch line quickly.  Our Kindies are almost ready for their first full day on Monday.  We cannot wait to have everyone here and get into full swing.  And finally, we are all ironing out the wrinkles in our dismissal process; it always takes a little practice and training at the beginning of the year for everyone.  

This communication too will set the pattern for school-level communications.  Every other week on Thursday we will send a school-wide newsletter highlighting various happenings and important information. Our teachers will be communicating their newsletters starting next Friday.  Please watch for that important information.  This information will also be housed on our website under Pine Lane Updates for your future reference. Our goal is that information is timely and easy to access.  

Here are a few important items to keep in mind as the year gets going: 

  • Kindergarten’s 1st Full Day & Kindie Boo Hoo/Yahoo! - Monday, August 14th
  • Vision and Hearing Screening - Wednesday, August 16th
  • Back to School Night - Thursday, August 17th @ 5:30
  • Band and Orchestra Instrument Tryout - Thursday, August 17th
  • Fall Fundraiser Kick Off - Friday, August 18th

Our first School Accountability Committee (SAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, August 30th. We are looking finalize our formal committee members.  During Back to School Night, we will be voting on two open seats.  For information about our nominees see the following link: 2023 SAC Nominees.  

I would also like to reiterate how grateful that you entrust us with your children each day.  We so value your partnership as we seek to empower excellence in character, achievement, and contribution to a better world! 

We are Pine Lane! We are Crew!

Chris Stairs

Principal 

Pine Lane Elementary

Important Dates & Information

  •  August 14th - First Day of School for Kindergarten
  • August 14th - 9:15am Kindergarten Boo/Hoo Yahoo!
  • August 16th - 5th Grade & New Students Vision & Hearing
  • August 17th - Kinde - 3rd Grade Vision & Hearing
  • August 17th - Back to School Night from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • August 18th - PLEA Fall Fundraiser Begins
  • August 22nd - Band and Orchestra Rental Night 5:30-6:30
  • August 30th - SAC Meeting 4:45-6:30

  Year Long Calendar
We are Pine Lane! We are Crew!


Welcome FamiliesHello Pine Lane CREW!
The letter below is normally sent to new families, but it has a lot of great reminders especially for the beginning of the school year.

You will find helpful resources to assist with your families transition to PLE!
Welcome to PLE 23/24


KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES
AUGUST 14TH

  • First full day of school for Kindergarten
  • Brings Student School Supplies on this day
  • Assembly on South Lawn
  • Kinde YaHoo/Boo Hoo 9:10am 

TechnologyPLE TECHNOLOGY CONTRACT
All students need to have a Technology Agreement on file prior to a device being assigned to them.  They use the same device all year long.  If you completed this form during express check in, this is the same form and you do not have to do it again.
23/24 PLE Technology Contract

The document linked below is to inform you that your child/children have access to a variety of instructional websites and/or apps throughout the school year.Please review the websites and apps your students may be using.
 PLE PARENT INFORMATION FOR WEBSITES AND APPS


PikmykidWe will continue to use PikMyKid as our dismissal app for next year.
 
On AUGUST 3rd or 4th
Existing Families check your PMK app - if you do not see your students new grade and teacher, log out of app and log back in.
Make sure to have the app downloaded, you have your default mode of pick up listed (this is how student is primarily dismissed) and are utilizing the calendar to make changes as needed.  

New Families - 
You will be given QR Codes on the first day of school for your students.  In the meantime you can download the app and register for your PMK account.PMK
Click here for additional PikmyKid Information


vision and hearing

VISION AND HEARING

August 16th - North Campus
5th grade & New Students
August 17th - South Campus
Kinde - 3rd Grade

English Flyer
Spanish Flyer


PICTURE DAY INFORMATION

Photos were taken on August 8th.  Use the information below to order your pictures.

Picture day
Pre-Order your student photos here.
Picture retake day is October 26th


PLE Directory
Events

Nutrion Services
NO COST BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS
Starting this 2023-24 school year, Douglas County School District is excited to announce the participation in the Healthy School Meals for All program for Breakfast and Lunch. All students enrolled at Douglas County School District may participate in the Breakfast and Lunch at no cost! 

FAMILIES THAT QUALIFY FOR LUNCH BENEFITS 
As in previous years, it's important for households to still provide their household income information when requested via an application. While meals will be provided at no cost to all students in participating schools, it's important for Douglas County School District to continue gathering this information in order to receive full access to state and federal funding.
Households who qualify may receive discounted school fees, class materials, bus passes, utilities support and more.

For Lunch Benefits Apply Here 
Complete Program Details Here


NO EXTRAS Form
Purchasing Snacks/Ala Carte Sales, Extra Entrees (“Seconds”), & Negative Balance Please Advise Nutrition Services if you DO NOT want your child to participate in any of these purchasing options fill out the form below:
No Seconds Form - English
No Seconds Form - Spanish


Free Lunches

Before and After School Activities
Running Club

PLE ROAD RUNNERS CLUB
August 17th - October 26th (no class Oct. 19th)
7:45am - 8:55am
Meet in North Campus Gym
$10.00 to participate
Register Here:  PLE Road Runners Club Registration

Complete Details Here:  Fall PLE Road Runner Club Info


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All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 146
Apr24
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Discovery Carnival
Apr25
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Rm 39 (Horne's Classroom)
Apr26
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Professional Development No School
Apr26
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Apr29
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Bus Canceled This Week 141
Apr29
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Field Trip - 4th Grade History Colorado Center
Apr30
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
Apr30
9:00AM - 3:30PM
Field Trip - Kindergarten
May03
12:00AM - 12:00AM
3rd Grade Field Trip - Denver Zoo
May03
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
May03
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Field Trip - 3rd Grade Denver Zoo
May06
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 142
May06
All Day
Staff Appreciation Week
May06
12:00AM - 12:00AM
PLUM - Outdoor Ed (3 classes)
May07
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
May08
All Day
PLUM - Outdoor Ed (2 classes)
May08
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Pioneer Day - 4th in School FT
May09
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Rm 39 (Horne's Classroom)
May09
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Kindie Orientation
May10
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
May13
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 151 & 186
May13
12:00AM - 12:00AM
1st Grade Swallow Hill Presentation @PLE
May14
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
May15
4:45PM - 6:30PM
SAC Meeting
May16
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Breakfast Celebration
May17
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
May20
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 145 & 183
May21
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Bear Crawl - TDB
May21
6:30PM - 7:30PM
6th Grade Continuation
May22
1:00PM - 1:30PM
Kindie Graduation Lusk & Pandolfi
May22
1:30PM - 2:00PM
Kindie Graduation Quinn & Franks
May22
2:30PM - 3:30PM
PreK Graduation
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