August 24th, 2023

All means all
AUGUST 24, 2023


Principal Message

Pine Lane Crew, 

We are now two weeks into the school year and it is so exciting to be getting into full swing. Our hallways and classrooms have an incredibly productive buzz to them and I am excited to see what they accomplish this year.  Our kindies this week have begun their celebration of all the colors. Student Council is accepting applications so that we can get our student leadership efforts off the ground.  Our car line time is down to 4:16 pm. Last week, we also held our Back to School Night. It was so great to reconnect with so many of you. If you were unable to attend, here is a link to my Back to School Night presentation from the evening that highlights several big celebrations, our focus for the year, and some of the ways funding challenges have really impacted our work at Pine Lane. 

We also know that the busing situation is a challenge to navigate. As a Crew, we have encouraged our staff to provide enrichment opportunities for our students.  A special thank you to Mr. Spencer, Mr. Harvey, Ms. Kinner, Mr. Nelson, and Ms. Dameron for providing some before-school learning opportunities that may help.  See below for how to sign up. Please watch for more opportunities throughout the year.

A huge thank you to everyone for supporting our Fall Fundraiser.  Continue to help your child or children collect those Cosmic Troopers.  Last year’s fundraising efforts helped us purchase classroom furniture for 4 classrooms.  I have added a few pictures to our Facebook and Instagram pages.  This was about a $100,000 purchase and through our efforts this year we are aiming for another $70,000 to continue these efforts to provide our students with beautiful spaces to learn and grow.  Thank you for your continued support of our school’s mission to empower excellence in character, achievement, and contribution to a better world! 

Just want to remind you of a few details about our end-of-the-day dismissal:

  • Ensure you have your student's “Default Mode” set to the way they go home over 50% of the time by Sept. 4th.  This feature will be locked down beginning on Sept. 5th.
  • Make sure you are very familiar with the PMK App on your phone and make any daily changes prior to 3:30 pm
  • PMK is used for the safety and security of all our students for dismissal, and we need your support to ensure it is a smooth process at the end of each day.  All students are dismissed by their teachers by what they see in PikmyKid.   
  • Helpful videos and tutorials can be found here:  PLE PikMyKid Webpage
  • A PikMyKid Flier is also being sent home today in Thursday Folders.

Thank you all for being such an amazing community! I hope you all have a great weekend!  It is truly an honor to serve and lead Pine Lane!

Chris Stairs
Principal
Pine Lane Elementary

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Important Dates & Information

  • August 29th - StuCO Online Applications are due
  • August 30th - SAC Meeting 4:45-6:30
  • September 1st - PLEA Fall Fundraiser forms due
  • September 4th - District Holiday No School
  • September 7th - PLEA Public Meeting
  • September 14th -  Bear Brunch
  • 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

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STUCO

Students and parents, student council applications are opening Tuesday, August 22nd and will remain open until Tuesday, August 29th.

Student Council is a group of student leaders who plan and run events throughout the year to help benefit the Pine Lane Community.  StuCo  will meet every other Thursday morning and it is an expectation that StuCo member are at those meetings so please keep this in mind as you decide if you want to apply. 

Use this link https://forms.gle/Lo36f9tB to fill out the online form.

Parents, you will need to fill this out with your child, as there are a few items for you in this as well.

Students, remember that you will need 2 teacher recommendations,  so think about who those might be. Recommendations are due August 30.   If you want to email the teacher the recommendation form here is the linkqrfy.com/p/oy1VRaMjaj

If you need assistance with a teacher that is no longer with PLE you may send a request to Linda Horne, the advisor and she will forward your email to that teacher.

Thank you,

Linda Horne - Student Council Staff Advisor - [email protected]

FUNDRAISING UPDATES

A huge thank you to everyone for supporting our Fall Fundraiser. 
Continue to help your child or children collect those Cosmic Troopers.  

FUNDRAISING $
FUNDRAISING
Last year’s fundraising efforts helped us purchase classroom furniture for 4 classes. This was about a $100,000 purchase and through our efforts this year we are aiming for another $70,000 to continue these efforts to provide our students with beautiful space to learn and grow. 
Fundraising

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 


 

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EVENTS

Feb26
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 151 & 186
Feb28
7:45AM - 8:55AM
Kids Heart Challenge
Feb28
9:20AM - 3:00PM
1st Grade Field Trip to Butterfly Pavilion
Feb28
4:45PM - 6:30PM
SAC Meeting
Feb29
8:00AM - 8:50AM
Battle of the Books
Feb29
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Rm 39 (Horne's Classroom)
Mar01
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Mar04
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 145 & 183
Mar04
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Mad Science
Mar05
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
Mar07
All Day
5th Grade Discovery 4-6 - Author Visit @ School
Mar08
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Discovery In-House Field Trip Denver Botanical Gardens
Mar08
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Mar11
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 146
Mar11
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Conference Week
Mar11
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Book Fair
Mar11
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Silent Auction - TBD
Mar11
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Mad Science
Mar12
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
Mar12
4:00PM - 8:00PM
Conference Late Night
Mar14
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Rm 39 (Horne's Classroom)
Mar14
4:00PM - 8:00PM
Conference Late Night
Mar15
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Mar18
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break School Closed
Mar18
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Mad Science - Last Class This Session
Mar19
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
Mar22
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Mar25
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Bus Canceled This Week 141
Mar26
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
Mar28
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Rm 39 (Horne's Classroom)
Mar29
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Chap Wish Week
Mar29
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Mar29
6:00PM - 8:00PM
StuCo Kid's Night Out for a Cause - Wish Week Fundraiser
Apr01
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 142
Apr01
12:00AM - 12:00AM
CHAP Wish Week Movie Night - TBD
Apr02
12:00AM - 12:00AM
CHAP Wish Week Karaoke or ? - TBD
Apr02
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
Apr03
12:00AM - 12:00AM
CHAP Wish Week Dodge Ball - TBD
Apr04
12:00AM - 12:00AM
CHAP Wish Week Closing Ceremony - TBD
Apr05
12:00AM - 12:00AM
CHAP Wish Week 5K Run & Festival - TBD
Apr05
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Apr08
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 143, 151 &186
Apr09
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
Apr11
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Rm 39 (Horne's Classroom)
Apr11
9:30AM - 3:00PM
Field Trip - 2nd Grade History Colorado Center
Apr12
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Apr15
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 145 & 183
Apr15
All Day
CMAS Testing
Apr16
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
Apr18
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Spring Concert
Apr19
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Compensation Day No School
Apr19
8:00AM - 8:55AM
PLE Chess Club with Senor Harvey
Apr22
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 146
Apr23
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
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
12:00AM - 12:00AM
PLUM - Outdoor Ed (3 classes)
May06
All Day
Staff Appreciation Week
May07
8:15AM - 8:55AM
Spanish Enrichment
May09
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Rm 39 (Horne's Classroom)