The Hoot

Pine Run Elementary School


Whooooo is invited??? YOU ARE! Come join our Halloween Parade on October 31st beginning at 2:00 pm.

Car pooling is encouraged due to a limited amount of parking. Our Pine Run Staff will be showing off their "gritty" attire. Remember that all costumes should be entertaining and not too scary. No plastic weapons please.


1- Spirit Day – Wear Pine Run Gear

6- Early Dismissal/End of 1st Marking Period/ NO PM Kindergarten

8- Picture Retake Day

12- 7:30 PM School Board Meeting-Ed. Serv. Ctr.

15- Spirit Day – Twin Day (Dress like your friend or your teacher)

15 9:15 AM Next Generation Dance Troupe Assembly

18- Report Cards Distributed

18-12/3 HSA Fall Clothing Drive

22- NO Kindergarten/Kindergarten Parent Conferences

22- Family Fun Night – In-Line 309 Skating Rink

25- NO Kindergarten/Kindergarten Parent Conferences

25- Evening Elementary Parent Conferences

26- NO Kindergarten/Kindergarten Parent Conferences

26- Early Dismissal, Grades 1-6/Afternoon Parent Conferences

27- NO SCHOOL for Students/Elem. Teachers’ Flex Day/Hanukkah begins

28-29- SCHOOL HOLIDAY/Thanksgiving/Hanukkah


2- 7:30 PM School Board Reorganization Meeting & Business Mtg. – Ed Serv. Ctr.

4- 7:00 PM New Britain Borough Tree Lighting-Band Plays (Giant Shopping Center)

6- Spirit Day – Wear Pine Run Gear

6- 5:00-8:00 PM Holiday Shop/Shop Til You Drop

16- 9:00 AM K-6 Assembly: Hampstead Players “A Christmas Carol”

18- 9:00 AM HSA Executive Board Meeting

20- 9:00 AM Holiday Sing

23-1/1 School Holiday-Winter Recess/Christmas/Kwanzaa

Chihuly Movie: By Grade 2, Mrs. Thomas, and her student teacher Miss Dugan

Dale Chihuly is an American sculptor and painter whose work has been displayed all over the world.

His paintings embody a great deal of texture, movement and organic shapes and inspired our second graders to create their own Abstract Paintings. As a painter, he uses techniques and tools that make his artwork unique in both size and quality. As a sculptor,his medium of glass lends itself to beautiful organic shapes which inspired the second graders to create a cooperative chandelier composed completely of Recycled/Repurposed water bottles and acrylic paint.

Check out the Chihuly Movie using the link below!!!

Go Bananas for the New Britain Food Larder and the Arts!

Go Bananas, in the Giant Shopping Center, is hosting a celebration of Pine Run Elementary Art for the month of November! 20% of the Art Show's opening night proceeds will go to our school’s charity- The New Britain Food Larder.

Come and enjoy some delicious frozen yogurt, view some amazing artwork created by fabulous Pine Run artists, and help support The New Britain Food Larder.

You can even bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Larder during the opening evening reception if you wish.

Thanks for Supporting our Community and the ARTS!

LOVE AND LOGIC from Dr. Charles Fay

What is the most important ingredient for motivating children to develop personal responsibility and the skills/characteristics to become high achievers?

Some believe the answer lies in developing improved teaching methods and more advanced curricula.

Others contend that the solution is improving the types of tests administered to students.

At Love and Logic, we believe that the single most important factor affecting children involves the quality of relationships they experience with important adults in their lives. In fact, we believe that there will never be enough rewards, consequences, or techniques to get kids to behave and learn responsibility if we are not first developing positive relationships.

Rules provided without relationship result in rebellion.

Consequences given without relationship lead to resentment.

Rewards without relationship feel like bribes.

When most of us recall the adults from our youth who had the biggest positive impact, we think of those who:

  • Had high expectations and communicated those through loving limits.
  • Focused mostly on strengths…not weaknesses.
  • Spent a lot of time with us.
  • Listened to us.
  • Didn't tell us what to do but rather guided our decision making.
  • Were empathetic when things went wrong.
  • Modeled healthy, assertive behavior.
  • Held us accountable…yet loved us even when our behavior wasn’t lovable.

Evident from this list is the fact that adults who enjoy the very best relationships with children are viewed as powerful and loving at the very same time:

As this school year unfolds, we can all strive to be this type of adult for the wonderful children we know and love.

Safety Each and Every Day!

Keeping kids safe is a responsiblity Pine Run School takes very seriously. To do so we practice drills such as Fire Drills and Lockdown Drills. Sometimes we even set up a blockade so that students and staff experience the "unexpected". This gives us all a chance to think about, review, and improve upon our practices. When things don't go as planned, teachers get the opportunity to think, "What should I do now?" This also shows students that thinking during an emergency situation is imperative. While we can't predict every situation, we do know it is important for all students to be alert and to have good problem solving skills no matter what situation they encounter.