Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

April 9, 2021

Principal's Message - Garden Reopening

Dear Falcon Families,

After months of hard work, this week our Garden Volunteers welcomed students into our newly reconstructed school garden. Each class has signed up to be caretakers of individual boxes in this space.. Already, several boxes and areas have been filled. The fourth grade classes have created a native plants space in the garden. This ties into all that they are learning about California. Our TK and Kindergarten students have a dedicated space to make an ever-evolving fairy garden. Mrs. Price's class has planted a box full of strawberries. In the next couple weeks, our remaining classes will start growing even more fruits and vegetables including: tomatoes, radishes, squash, cucumbers, and fresh herbs. By our return in the fall, we look forward to incorporating the fresh produce into our food service program.

I extend my genuine thanks to our volunteers who were awarded a substantial grant from the Women's Fund of El Dorado to make this project possible. These volunteers have put in many hours of work into rebuilding the boxes and creating an outdoor classroom within this space. We look forward to learning and growing with our Pinewood garden for years to come.

With Appreciation,

Kim Little

Mrs. McGaughey's Class takes advantage of our garden

Mrs. McGaughey's class enjoying our new garden classroom

PTC ZOOM MEETING Invitation 4/13 at 5:00 PM

Click here to attend our PTC meeting next Tuesday, April 13th. We welcome input on how to provide support, fun activities and events for students and staff. Password is Pinewood1.

Crazy Hair Day - A Pinewood Favorite

California State Testing - Third and Fourth Grade Only

Our third and fourth graders will be taking the California Smarter Balance English Language Arts and Math assessments between April 26th and May 7th. As part of this computer-based test, students will need to use headphones or earbuds. While we will provide students with this listening equipment, they are welcome to use their own from home.

Please note, in the coming week the school will be reaching out to our distance learning families with students in these grades to schedule times for the student to come onto campus to take these tests. Distance Learning students will take these assessments in a separate classroom with a single staff member present to administer and proctor the test.

Upcoming Dates

  • April 13th - PTC Zoom Meeting @ 5:00 pm
  • April 26th - May 7th - State Testing for Grades 3 and 4
  • April 30th - Sportswear Spirit Day - Show off your favorite sport or team.
  • May 31st - Memorial Day, No School
  • June 4th - Last day of the 2020-2021 School Year
Falcon Cafe April Menu

Snack and Lunch are provided free of charge for the remainder of the school year.