Welcome to Pinecrest Elementary

March 2023

About Us

Main Line: 651-480-7280

Attendance Line: 651-480-7281
Health Office (Nurse): 651-480-7286
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7296
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888

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1 - Evening Conferences

2 - Evening Conferences

3 - NO SCHOOL - Morning Conferences

1-3 Scholastic Book Fair during Conferences

13 to 17 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

23 - Hastings Reads Author Visit - Kiersten Hall, author of Jellybeans (during school)


7 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Holiday

10 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Holiday


29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

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Please reach out to Pinecrest PTA with questions. pinecrestptamn.gmail.com

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Select the blue button (above) to read notes from Mrs. Poncelet

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!

If your family or someone you know that has a student that will be entering Kindergarten, please register by February 28th. The student must be five years old on, or before, September 1st, 2023.

To enroll, visit the Kindergarten enrollment website.

Select the blue button (above) to view the PTA website.

We can always use new members, please consider joining. Your membership dues help to keep the PTA going, so that we can continue to host events like BINGO, Teacher Luncheons, Movie Nights, Back to School Ice Cream Social, and much more...

Join Pinecrest PTA

2023-24 Classroom Placement

Class placement form are available in the office if you wish to provide specific input into your child's 2023-24 classroom assignment. Please have these forms returned by Wednesday, April 12th. Please do not phone or email this information to us.

Hastings Reads 2023

Hastings Reads is a community-wide reading program that seeks to encourage reading and discussion of books and the ways in which they can help us understand the lives and experiences of ourselves and others. Everyone is invited to read the books and participate in the events. Let’s start reading and talking today!

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As we continue to look to support our students’ mental health and well-being, please connect with your child’s classroom teacher, school social worker (Michaela Burr at mburr@isd200.org, 651.480.7287) or building principal (Paul Bakker at pbakker@isd200.org, 651.480.7280) with any questions, concerns or safety related issues.


Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*

● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)

● Cough

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Fatigue

● Muscle or body aches

● Headache

● New loss of taste or smell

● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea

*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).

We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.

During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.


Throughout the year, there may be times that your child may be sick, need to go to medical appointments, etc. If your child is absent, please call the attendance line by 7:50 am at 651-480-7281.

Being on time to school is very important. If you are late to school, please check your student in at the main office.

When there is a change to your child’s normal dismissal plan, please contact the main office at 651-480-7280 by 1:35 pm.

If you are picking up your student early for an appointment, bring your ID. If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, office must be notified in advance and their ID also is required.


Click here to view the most recent Raider Update!


The district has adopted a wellness policy. We are still celebrating student birthdays; we are just not doing so with birthday treats. We ask that students not bring any treats in honor of their birthday.


We updated our student sign in/out system and will need to re-scan all driver's licenses when students are picked up early.

Please bring your driver's license with you when you are checking out your student.

Change of Address or Daycare

If during the school year your address or daycare changes and this requires a change in transportation, please contact the school, not the bus company. If you give us the information we will work with the bus company to make the changes. The only changes that can be made are those that are permanent or for an extended length of time. It is very difficult for the bus company to make brief or sudden changes in the routes. If you need to update your address, please complete this form to turn into the office Thank you for your help in this matter.


If the Hastings Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions, the Kids Campus Program will also be closed. If school is delayed two hours in opening, Kids Campus will be open at the regular time (6:30 am).

If school closes two hours early, then Kids Campus sites will close two hours early

(4:00 pm). Parents will be called and notified by Kids Campus staff to pick up their child.

Please pick up your child by 4:00 pm or authorize someone else to pick up your child by that time. Please listen to the radio and TV for school closing announcements.