September 7, 2023

All means all
AUGUST 24, 2023


Principal Message

PIne Lane Crew, 

We are now into the month of September and the year is in full swing! Thus far, we have been strongly messaging our school mission, CREW culture, and habits of character through our announcements and classroom Crew Circles.  We are now turning some of this work to our students to help with these messages.  4th grade is starting us off and for the next few weeks they are going to be focusing Leadership which we define this way, “We inspire those around us to excellence. We strive to build trust by developing confidence in ourself and others. We think outside the box to solve problems and empower others by modeling the habits of character.” We are very excited to see 4th grade’s impact on our crew through these efforts. 

I’d also like to thank you all for your fundraising effort this fall.  Our students did an amazing job and we were able to raise $20,000+ profits that will go toward helping to provide furniture updates across the school.  A huge thank you to Pine Lane Educational Alliance (PLEA) for leading these efforts.  Tonight, we are also holding our first public PLEA Meeting at 6pm in the North Campus Innovation Lab.  We will have some child care available during the meeting if you need. Please know that all parents/guardians and staff members are considered members of PLEA and we hope that all of you can make it out tonight to better understand our priorities for the year and how you can help out in our efforts. 

Lastly, on August 8th, the Board of Education voted to place a Bond and MLO on this November ballot this year. As more and more information comes out you may have many questions about how this impacts you personally and our schools. This website: https://funding.dcsdk12.org/ will be a great resource for you to better understand how funds from these measures would be used to improve the educational program for Douglas County School and Pine Lane specifically.  

We wish you all a great afternoon and weekend! 

Chris Stairs

Principal

Pine Lane Elementary



Important Dates & Information

  • 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
  • October 1st - Candy Wars Begins
  • October 2nd - Field Day
  • October 9th - 13th - Book Fair hours TBD
  • 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

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


STUDENT ATTENDANCE

Attendance matters!  Daily attendance and engagement in learning is essential to student success at all grade levels.  Colorado law directly connected to attendance focuses on compulsory school attendance, truancy and school finance. Important student attendance definitions of rates and terms include: 

Truancy is an unexcused absence.  The rate is calculated by dividing the reported Total Student Days Unexcused Absences by the Total Student Days Possible. 

Habitually Truant (Student Count): A student is counted as habitually truant if the student has four unexcused absences in one month and/or 10 absences in one school year. 

Chronically Absent: A student absent 10 percent or more of the days enrolled during the school year is chronically absent. All absences are included – unexcused, excused, and suspensions.  The rate is the percentage of students enrolled who are chronically absent.

CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM:

Attendance is important at all levels within the K-12 education system.  For preschool, students with good attendance develop skills and good attendance habits to prepare for kindergarten. By third grade, children who missed too much of kindergarten and 1st grade fall behind in reading.  Chronic absenteeism in middle school is a warning sign that students are on a path to disengagement and dropping out. In ninth grade, attendance is a clear predictor, more than test scores, that a student will leave before completing high school.

Improving school attendance and addressing chronic absenteeism aligns with the Colorado Department of Education's (CDE) mission and strategic plan.  In Colorado in 2021-22, 1 in 3 students was chronically absent.


PLEA

FUNDRAISING UPDATES

9-5

Volunteers Needed Sept. 28th 
1:45 - 3:30 Prepare Orders for Pick Up
3:00 - 6:00 Hand out Orders
SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER

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. 


Luca

PLEA - PUBLIC MEETING
Thursday September 7th

6:00pm - North Campus Innovation Lab
Childcare Provided

Adults will meet in the North Campus Innovation Lab and discuss fundraising efforts, upcoming social events and volunteer opportunities.

Kids are welcome and will watch the movie Luca and enjoy a light snacks while adults attend the meeting. 

If you are unable to attend in person please join us via Google Meet

  • Video call link: https://meet.google.com/smi-spap-sgx
  • Or dial: ‪(US) +1 570-701-4339‬ PIN: ‪726 439 863‬#

9/7/2023 PLEA Public Meeting Agenda

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Register Here or scan QR Code above!

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 


 

Year book
This session is currently full. Mr. Harvey would host another class if the interest is there. Please email Mr. Harvey @ [email protected] if you are interested.
Lego Robotics
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EVENTS

Feb26
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 151 & 186
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
12:00AM - 12:00AM
CHAP Wish Week Movie Night - TBD
Apr01
All Day
Bus Canceled This Week 142
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
May08
All Day
PLUM - Outdoor Ed (2 classes)
May09
8:00AM - 9:00AM
StuCo Mtg. - Rm 39 (Horne's Classroom)
May09
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Kindie Orientation
May10
All Day
6th Grade Hexathlon