September 21, 2023

All means all
September 21, 2023


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Dear Pine Lane Elementary Community, 


On August 8, the Douglas County School District Board of Education unanimously voted 7-0 to place a $66 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $484 million Bond on the November 2023 ballot. 

If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at our school to:

  • Increase teacher and staff pay
  • Enhance safety and security 
    • Addition of Campus Security Specialist
  • Refresh student and staff technology 
  • Make much needed repairs and upgrades to our building
    • Replace heating/cooling systems and components
    • Replace flooring 
    • Replace washing stations 
    • Install new intercom systems

Teachers in the Douglas County School District earn, on average, $19,000 less compared to a neighboring school district. Additional MLO funding, if passed by voters, would enable DCSD to pay teachers and staff more competitively and to increase security staffing support for our schools.

  • DCSD teachers, on average, would receive a 9% pay increase, as reflected in these salary schedules
  • Support staff, such as bus drivers, educational assistants, custodians, etc., would receive a 9% pay increase
  • Other staff would receive a 7% pay increase

A $484 million Bond, if passed by voters, would be used to expand trade, career and technical education opportunities; perform safety and security upgrades; and ensure safe and adequate learning environments for students and staff. The Bond would provide for three new elementary schools in growing areas of our county, as well as the expansion of two middle schools.

If the MLO and Bond are approved by voters, Douglas County homeowners can expect to pay approximately $200 per year for a home valued at $1,000,000. 

You can read more about DCSD’s funding challenges and arguments for and against the ballot initiatives on our website. Thank you for being an engaged and informed member of our school community!

Sincerely,
Chris Stairs
Principal
Pine Lane Elementary School

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Important Dates & Information

  • September 22nd - No School for Students / Professional Development Day
  • September 27th - SAC Meeting
  • September 28 - Fall Fundraiser Pick Up
  • September 29 - PLEA Kids Night Out
  • October 2nd - Candy Wars Begins
  • October 2nd - CHAP homecoming parade
  • October 3rd - Discovery Information Night
  • October 2nd - Field Day
  • October 9th - 13th - Book Fair
  • October 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 11th - 6th Grade Pie Fundraiser for PLUM Begins
  • October 12th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 16th - 20th - Fall Break No school
  • October 26th - Picture Retake Day
  • October 27th - Fall Festival
  • October 30th - Chap Sweet Street

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Events

Book FairSCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
South Campus Library

OCTOBER 9TH - 13TH
SHOP ONLINE OCTOBER 9TH - 20TH
We are in need of volunteers. 
If you can help please sign up using the link below:

PLE Book Fair Volunteers

  • PLE Book Fair Detail Information
  • Our book fair is cashless.
  • Families that visit the book fair will be able to pay with debit or credit card
  • Details on setting up an eWallet for your students can be found here!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday October 10th
Thursday October 12th
4:00pm - 8:00pm
 You may find all teacher links using the link below.
If your students teacher is not on the list it will be soon.   
PLE Parent Teacher Conference Link


PLEA

FUNDRAISER PICK UP

DON'T FORGET!!!
YOU WILL NEED TO ARRANGE TO PICK UP YOUR ITEMS!
DELIVERY DATE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 28TH
4:00pm - 6:30pm
SOUTH CAMPUS CAFETERIA



PICK UP DETAILS
All non-online sales products along with prizes will need to be picked up from the school

  • Students with 5 items or less - orders will be delivered to your students classroom to bring home
  • BASE Students - students attending BASE this day your items will be delivered to BASE.

NOTE:  We do not have the means to store items so please plan to attend or have someone pick up on your behalf. 


KNO   September 29th, 2023
   6:00pm - 8:00pm

Click Here for complete details and registration information.
Volunteers are needed!
Please sign up below to help.
PLEA KNO Volunteers



RESTAURANT NIGHTS ARE BACK!

Noodles and Company

October 26th, 2023
4-8pm

25% of qualifying sales will directly benefit
Pine Lane Educational Alliance (PLEA)

17051 Lincoln Ave Parker CO
Complete Details Here
detalles completos aqui


Fall Festival
We need your help for Trunk or Treat!  
Join us with an Amazing Trunk for Treating!

PLE Trunk or Treat Sign Up


StuCo
Student Council is now up and running!   They will be representing PLE  at CHAP homecoming parade and will be kicking off Candy Wars on Oct. 2nd!


Candy Wars

FROM THE DESK OF

STEM - Kristin Kinner
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
 
In Kindergarten, we are reading the book If You Take a Mouse to School and creating a magnetic maze to retell events in the story. We are learning about forces - pushes and pulls- by listening to Ricky the Rock who Couldn't Roll and Newton and Me.  We will also be learning about digital citizenship - how to stay safe online.
 
In First grade, we are learning about how to engineer with cardboard by reading Not a Box, and turning a box into something else. We will also learn about communities and use the Beebot robots and begin coding as well as  learning about digital citizenship - how to stay safe online.
 
In Second grade, we are reading the book Boxitects and engineering games or other creative things with cardboard. We are learning about the Dash robot and how to use blockly code. And we are learning about digital citizenship and how to keep information private. 
 
In Third grade,  we are talking about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and also creating games from the land - using materials from outside, as well as recycled materials, to build them. We are learning about digital citizenship and what information is private.
 
We could use some donations of straws, chopsticks, paper towel tubes and anything you think we use to build and create. Thank you in advance! And thank you for sending me curious students:) 
Kristin Kinner

Michelle Robichaud 
Intervention Specialist - Gifted Education Facilitator

Discovery meeting

Before and After School Activities

Looking for Before and After School Opportunities for your students?
All available opportunities, registrations and complete details can be found here:  
PLE Before and After School Activities
Note:  Activities with PLE before them are staff led 


 

CHESS CLUB
Were you unable to get into chess club because it was full? Send Señor Harvey an email ([email protected]) if you'd like your child(ren) to join a Monday morning chess club. If we get twenty people who are interested, we'll set up registration for it. Thanks!


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