9/23/2022

Pine Lane Updates
SEPTEMBER 2022
Updates will be published the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month


Principal MessagePine Lane Crew, 

What a busy week!  We joined in with the Chaparral Feeder to celebrate Homecoming Week!  It was so fun to see all the school spirit during our dress-up days and to join in the Homecoming Parade. Tonight is the Chaparral Homecoming Football game at 6:00 pm.  Hopefully, many of you can make it out for this fun event.  This week Buster the Bus came to visit our Kindergartners. We also had several in-school field trips.  3rd grade had the Denver Zoo come in to cap off their language arts unit on Animal Adaptations.  1st grade also brought in Safari Party to give their students some hands-on experience with reptiles.  All of these types of experiences build students' background knowledge and help to promote reading and listening comprehension.  I encourage you all to find ways to activate your child’s curiosities with the natural world and let their natural tendency to learn run rampant.  

The physical and emotional safety of our Crew is of utmost importance.  Next week, our school will be practicing several of our safety protocols.  In school, we regularly practice the following standardized protocols laid out by the I Love you Guy’s Foundation: Lockdown, Evacuation, Secure, Shelter, and Hold.  These protocols are practiced in collaboration with district security and law enforcement.  I want you all to be aware that on Friday, next week, we will be practicing our Lockdown drill which can sometimes cause some anxiety for students.  I encourage you to have conversations with your child about this.  And while the news broadcasts the tragedies that happen at schools.  Schools still statistically remain one of the safest places to be, even outranking the home.    

We are headed into the final stretch of the first quarter.  Next week, Discovery Classes will hold our first Habit of Character Assembly focusing on Perseverance.  The following week we will be launching Candy Wars as we get prepped for our annual “Fall Festival.”  The week of October 10th will be Parent/Teacher conferences.  Please be watching for the sign-ups for those from your child’s teacher here shortly.  And then the following week is fall break.  

Lastly, our SAC/PTO meeting will be held next Wednesday from 4:30-7 pm in the Innovation Lab at North.  This will be an in-person meeting.  We will have some refreshments available.  We welcome you all to come out and join us for this meeting. We will be discussing the Bond and MLO, Pine Lane’s Unified Improvement Plan, and Upcoming PTO Events and needs. We hope that you all can make it out.  Your input and involvement are highly appreciated and valued.  

Have an incredible weekend!  Hopefully, your children enjoy the extra day off!
Chris Stairs
Principal
Pine Lane Elementary


DISCOVERY EDUCATIONThe Discovery Program Application process is now open for the 2023 - 2024 school year. 

The DCSD Elementary Discovery Program is a center-based gifted program designed to meet the needs of highly advanced gifted elementary school students (grades 2 - 6) who require an intensity of instruction and acceleration beyond what can reasonably be expected from gifted programming and services provided through their school.

The Discovery Program is designed for students with the following characteristics:

            •Exceptional intellectual/cognitive ability

            •Consistent advanced academic achievement and performance

            • Intense curiosity and motivation to learn

            • Unique ability to make connections and understand complex concepts

In an effort to ensure equitable opportunity for families to learn about this program we have scheduled three Discovery Program Information Sessions during the last week of September or the first week of October.

Want to know more about DCSD's Discovery Program?

Join us for an in-person informational night here at Pine Lane

  • September 27th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

  • North Campus Innovation Lab

  • or check the flyer below for additional times and locations.

 Discovery Program Information Nights Flyer (English)

 Discovery Program Information Nights Flyer (Spanish)

Fundraiser Pick Up

DON'T FORGET YOU WILL NEED TO ARRANGE TO PICK UP YOUR ITEMS!

PICK UP DATE SEPTEMBER 29TH
4:15pm - 6:30pm
SOUTH CAMPUS CAFETERIA

We will need assistance on September 29th with organizing, staging and handing out the fundraising products.  If you are able to help please sign up below.
Sign Up Here to Volunteer

FUNDRAISER PICK UP DETAILS

  • All frozen items,non-online sales products, if you selected to pick up online orders,  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. 


COUNT DAY
Be sure to have your students in school on Monday, October 3rd
This is our official Attendance Count Day and determines our school funding for the year. 

Please avoid scheduling appointments on this day and make sure your children arrive and leave on time. 
Your support is very much appreciated. 
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCECONFERENCE

BookFairSCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

OCTOBER 10TH -15TH

Our Fall Book Fair will be located in our South Campus Library!  If you are visiting us during the school day you will need to sign in at our office and obtain a visitor badge.

Book Fair Hours

  • October 10TH     9:00am - 4:15pm
  • October 11th      9:00am - 6:30pm
  • October 12th      9:00am - 4:15pm
  • October 13th      9:00am - 6:30pm
  • October 14th      9:00am - 12:00pm 

We are in need of Volunteers to help us run our bookfair! 
If you are able to assist please let us know and sign up below!

Bookfair Volunteers

Candy Wars

FIELD TRIPSField Trip
The Field Trips listed below are Presentations that are happening at school!
Registration needs to be completed ONLINE by the dates below for your student to attend. 
Click on the links below for detail information.



BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE


 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS5TH & 6TH GRADE FAMILIES
INFORMATIONAL MEETING
SEPT. 29TH
8:30am 
North Campus Mrs. Taft Room 44

This is an informational meeting about what to expect if you are part of the Battle of the Books 5th & 6th grade team. 
Parents are welcome to attend this meeting.

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Nutrition Services
Breakfast

Pine Lane Updates

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EVENTS

Dec06
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Dec06
4:05PM - 5:05PM
Mad Science
Dec06
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Dec07
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Dec08
All Day
6th Gr. Pie Fundraiser Pick-up - TBD
Dec08
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Dec08
1:00PM - 3:30PM
PLE - 6th Grade PIE Fundraiser Pick Up
Dec08
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Dec09
12:10PM - 3:30PM
Embedded
Dec09
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Winterfest
Dec13
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Dec13
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Dec13
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Winter Concert (Choir/ Band/ Orchestra)
Dec14
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Dec15
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. NC Gym
Dec15
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Dec15
9:20AM - 10:00AM
HoC Assembly - 6th Grade Presenting
Dec15
3:05PM - 3:45PM
HoC Assembly - 6th Grade Presenting
Dec15
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Dec19
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Holiday Shop
Dec20
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Dec21
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Dec22
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Dec22
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Dec22
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Dec23
12:10PM - 3:30PM
Embedded
Dec27
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Dec28
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Dec29
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Dec29
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Jan03
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Jan04
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Jan05
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Jan05
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Jan06
12:10PM - 3:30PM
Embedded
Jan09
All Day
Teacher Work Day - No Students
Jan10
All Day
2nd Semester Begins
Jan10
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Jan11
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Jan12
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. NC Gym
Jan12
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Jan12
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Jan16
All Day
District Holiday All Offices Closed
Jan17
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Jan18
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Jan18
4:30PM - 7:00PM
PTO/SAC Meeting
Jan19
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Jan19
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Jan19
4:30PM - 6:30PM
PTO Exec. Board Mtg
Jan20
12:10PM - 3:30PM
Embedded
Jan24
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Jan25
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Jan26
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. NC Gym
Jan26
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Jan26
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Jan31
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
Feb01
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Yearbook Crew Meeting
Feb02
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Feb02
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Feb03
12:10PM - 3:30PM
Embedded
Feb06
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Resiliency Parent Night
Feb07
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Battle of the Books 5th & 6th
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
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