8/26/2022

Pine Lane Updates
August 26th, 2022
Updates will be published the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month


Good Afternoon Pine Lane Crew, 

Principal Stairs

Tomorrow is our 50th Anniversary Celebration! We are so excited to see everyone tomorrow and celebrate our school’s rich legacy.  We have many former students and staff planning on attending.  We will have a scavenger hunt, Pine Lane Trivia, collaborative art projects, bounce houses, music, and food trucks.  This will be an amazing time to reflect and stay, “Grounded in our roots. Pine Lane proud! 

Next week on Wednesday , August 31s at 4:30 pm, we will hold our first SAC/PTO meeting.  This meeting will be held in our Innovation Lab of our North building.  This will be held in person. We are exploring some streaming options for those who cannot make it in.  A special congratulations to Eric Woldeit who was elected for his 2nd term on SAC.  We are thankful for all of our candidates willing to support our school in this role.  

We had a phenomenal week and are truly getting into our instructional rhythms.  Kindergarten had a lot of fun celebrating their annual Color Week.  Grade levels have worked hard to decorate hallways highlighting the various decades.  We held two assemblies hearing stories from former students and former staff members from Pine Lane's past.  

Our fall fundraising is well underway.  Thank you for your support of these efforts. Online sales are currently around $21,000.  Our overall goal is $100,000.  We are wanting to use these funds to update our students’ classroom furniture.  The goal of $100,000 corresponds to the approximate cost to furnish 4 classrooms which would be one grade level.  Please continue to encourage your child to talk to friends and family.  If you would prefer to make straight donation, you can do that here: PLE Fall Fundraiser Donations

Thank you all for your help as we launch this year!  Have an amazing weekend and I hope to see you all out tomorrow!

Chris Stairs
Principal 
Pine Lane Elementary

Labor Day
Fundraising
Steps to help us reach our goal: 1. Register your students at www.shopfund.com 2. Share the fundraiser with family and friends 3. Make your purchases or donations
For Questions please reach out to [email protected]

PTO Sac MeetingPTO AGENDA.         SAC AGENDA


Here's what's happening in STEM: 
In August we focused on using the Engineering Design process to solve problems. We started with playdough sculptures of things we like, a Lego build, and contributing to a school wide mural.  Kindies worked on making their names out of STEM tools, first grade created something new from a square of paper, second and third grade created a playground out of paper, fourth grade tried some paper engineering and created catapults and fifth grade made paper habitats, and sixth grade designed a plant for a specific environment. 
Our discovery classes also learned about paper engineering as well.   In September, we will be celebrating Dot Day and books by Peter Reynolds. We will be using cardboard for box projects, board games and mazes. Please send in shoe boxes or flat cardboard no bigger than 18 x 20, as well as paper towel tubes for our projects. There are containers outside the STEM lab at South and The Innovation Lab at North  to drop them off. 
Donate to STEM
Donations Needed:  I am looking for more paper towel tubes, flat cardboard pieces ( 18 x 20 or smaller) and dominoes for the month of September. Does anyone have any I can borrow for our next unit?  


Before and After School

Current Activities Available

Choir     Band and Orchestra     Chess Wizards     Mad Science


Destination Imagination
Pine Lane Elementary will be participating in the upcoming 2022-2023 Destination
Imagination season. Please plan to attend the parent and student information session to learn more about the program.

We’ll have two Team Managers sharing 
information and stories from their last season where the team competed at Regionals, State and Global Finals!

We’ll also demonstrate an “Instant 
Challenge” testing your creativity and teamwork just like the students experience.
The information session will be
September 12th from 4:30pm to 5:15 in person
and we will offer a virtual meeting from 5:20 to 6pm.

Nutrition Service Log0

Nutrition Services Information

Why are School Lunches no longer free?
Free and Reduced Lunch Application Now Open
Applications need to be submitted yearly.

No Seconds Form 

This is an optional form if you do not want your students to be able to order seconds, snacks or go into a negative lunch balance.

Electronic No Seconds Form
No Seconds Form SY 2022-2023.pdf
No Seconds Form SY 2022-2023 - SPANISH.pdf


Pine Lane Updates

We are amending our times we send out our PLE updates to the 2nd and 4th  Friday of the month.  These will be  and sent out to families via email and text message.  

In order to accomodate families we are changing our platform to be incorporated into our website so that families can easily select their preferred language in order to stay informed.  

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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
Feb16
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Feb16
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Feb16
4:30PM - 6:30PM
PTO Exec. Board Meeting
Feb17
All Day
Professional Development Day - No Students
Feb17
12:10PM - 3:30PM
Embedded
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
Mar01
6:00PM - 7:00PM
6th Grade PLUM Parent Meeting
Mar02
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Battle of the Books
Mar02
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Destination Imagination
Mar03
12:10PM - 3:30PM
Embedded
Mar06
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Silent Auction