Welcome to Pinecrest Elementary

May / June 2018

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Attendance Line: 651-480-7281
Main Office: 651-480-7280

Nurse: 651-480-7286
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7296
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888

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The 2017-2018 school year is quickly coming to an end. The last day of school will be an early release on Thursday, June 7th at 11:15 am. Thank you for your support in helping us provide the best education possible for your child.

Have a wonderful summer!



1 - Annual Art Night - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

1 - BOGO Book Fair in the Media Center - 4:30 to 7:30

2 - Parent Preview Night for 4th Grade Puberty Presentation - Tilden Comm Ctr. - 6:30 - 8:00

4 - Early Release - Staff Development (11:15)

7 - Empower Me! Presentations

7 - Pinecrest Panther Choir spring concert at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium

25 - 2nd Grade Music presentation - Pinecrest Gym - 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

28 - No school - Memorial Day


1 - School Carnival

Week of June 4 - Field Day - More information to come

7 - Last day of school - early release (11:15)

26 to 28 - HKAT Assessments


9 to 27 - Summer School Adventure Program - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Volunteer News (PEP)

As the year winds down, there will be a few more opportunities to get involved at

school. Mark your calendars for the upcoming events!

Tuesday May 1st from 4:30-7:30 - BOGO book fair will be in the Media Center

before and during Art Night. Come stock up on summer reading at incredible deal! All

items are Buy One Get One FREE!

Friday June 1st - All School Carnival! The volunteer sign up is at

SignUp Genius

Week of June 4th - Field Day! Details are not yet available for this but we will need

a few volunteers so please keep in mind if you are able to help during this week.

Please like and follow our Facebook page for more details as they are available

at https://www.facebook.com/pinecrestpep/


On May 7, your child will have the opportunity to attend a presentation called “Empower Me!” on personal safety awareness. Similar to last year, this program is provided to students in grades K-4 and is designed to help children learn about personal safety in an empowering and positive way. An additional parent only presentation is planned for Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 PM. The parent only presentation is open to parents from all 3 schools and will be held at the McAuliffe Elementary Media Center. The presentations were funded through a grant from the United Way.

Looking Ahead to the 2018 / 2019 School Year

Each family will receive a communication in August containing important information regarding the beginning of the school year. This information will include your child(ren)’s classroom assignment and, if needed, the dates and times of kindergarten orientation.

The first day of school in the fall for students in grades 1-4 will be Tuesday, September 4th, and Wednesday, September 5th for kindergarten students.

Suggested classroom supply lists for the fall will be available on our school websites and in local stores.


Q. If my child attends daycare can they ride a bus?

A. Students in grades K-4 will be transported from home or daycare within their school attendance area only. For example, if you live in the Pinecrest attendance area and daycare is also in the Pinecrest attendance area, bus transportation will be provided. All students need to walk to the closest bus stop. No students will be transported from within walking areas.

Please keep in mind that the bus company is not able to accommodate special requests for busing (such as going two days to one place and two days to another. Or one week here and another week there).


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2018 - 2019 Kindergarten Enrollment Forms

Kindergarten registration is open. You may find enrollment forms here.