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

Sep27
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Sep27
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Discovery Informational Night
Sep28
4:45PM - 7:00PM
SAC/PTO Meeting
Sep29
8:30AM - 8:55AM
Battle of Books Info Meeting 5th & 6th
Sep29
4:15PM - 6:45PM
Fundraiser Parent Pickup
Oct03
All Day
ATTENDANCE COUNT DAY
Oct03
All Day
Candy Wars
Oct04
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Oct10
All Day
P/T Conference
Oct10
8:15AM - 3:30PM
Discovery - Challenger Learning Center
Oct10
9:00AM - 4:15PM
Book Fair
Oct11
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Oct11
9:00AM - 6:30PM
BOOK FAIR
Oct11
4:00PM - 8:00PM
P/T Conferences
Oct12
All Day
AV's Day
Oct12
9:00AM - 4:15PM
BOOK FAIR
Oct13
All Day
P/T Conference
Oct13
9:00AM - 6:30PM
BOOK FAIR
Oct13
4:00PM - 8:00PM
P/T Conferences
Oct13
4:30PM - 7:00PM
Taste of DCSD @ Cresthill Middle School
Oct14
9:00AM - 12:00PM
BOOK FAIR
Oct17
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Fall Break
Oct18
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Oct25
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Oct26
All Day
PLE 6th Grade Pie Fundraiser
Oct27
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Picture Retakes
Oct27
9:20AM - 10:00AM
HOC Assembly - 4th grade Presenting
Oct27
3:05PM - 3:45PM
HoC Assembly - 4th Grade Presenting
Oct28
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Fall Festival
Oct31
All Day
Professional Development Day - No Students
Nov01
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Nov03
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Fundraiser Bounce House & Kona Ice Incentive Party
Nov08
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Nov10
4:30PM - 6:30PM
PTO Exec. Board Mtg
Nov15
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Nov17
All Day
6th Gr. Pie Fundraiser Pick-up - TBD
Nov17
9:20AM - 10:00AM
HoC Assembly - 2nd Grade Presenting
Nov17
1:00PM - 3:30PM
PLE - 6th Grade PIE Fundraiser Pick Up
Nov17
3:05PM - 3:45PM
HoC Assembly
Nov21
All Day
Thanksgiving Break - No School
Nov28
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Warm & Fuzzy Drive
Nov29
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Nov30
4:45PM - 7:00PM
SAC/PTO Meeting
Dec06
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Dec09
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Winterfest
Dec13
8:00AM - 8:55AM
Choir
Dec13
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Winter Concert (Choir/ Band/ Orchestra)
Dec15
9:20AM - 10:00AM
HoC Assembly - 6th Grade Presenting
Dec15
3:05PM - 3:45PM
HoC Assembly - 6th Grade Presenting
Dec15
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Holiday Shop
Dec22
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Dec27
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Dec28
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Dec29
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Dec30
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Dec31
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan01
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan02
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan03
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan04
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan05
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan06
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan07
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan08
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Winter Break
Jan09
All Day
Teacher Work Day - No Students
Jan10
All Day
2nd Semester Begins
Jan16
All Day
District Holiday All Offices Closed
Jan18
4:30PM - 7:00PM
PTO/SAC Meeting
Jan19
4:30PM - 6:30PM
PTO Exec. Board Mtg
Feb15
8:00AM - 8:45AM
Bear Brunch
Feb16
4:30PM - 6:30PM
PTO Exec. Board Meeting
Feb17
All Day
Professional Development Day - No Students
Feb20
All Day
District Holiday
Feb22
4:30PM - 7:00PM
SAC/PTO Meeting
Feb23
9:20AM - 10:00AM
HoC Assembly - 5th Grade Presenting
Feb23
3:05PM - 3:45PM
HoC Assembly - 5th Grade Presenting
Mar01
6:00PM - 7:00PM
6th Grade PLUM Parent Meeting
Mar06
All Day
Book Fair
Mar07
All Day
P/T Conference
Mar09
All Day
P/T Conference
Mar14
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar15
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar16
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar17
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar18
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar19
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Spring Break - No school
Mar29
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Chap Wish Week
Mar31
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Kid's Night Out for a Cause
Apr06
4:30PM - 6:30PM
PTO Exec. Board Mtg
Apr17
All Day
CMAS Testing