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Pine Run Elementary School

PINE RUN- Off To A Gritty Start!

Pine Run opened its doors 2013-2014 school year!! As our children entered our building they were welcomed with smiles, high fives, and warmth. Once settled in their classrooms, students and teachers began the important task of creating positive and productive classroom communities. Throughout our first week children enjoyed "getting-to-know-you" activities, team-building exercises, and practicing daily routines.

In addition, our children also began learning about "GRIT"! Gritty behaviors include perseverence, determination, hard work, and risk-taking. Grittiness is what helps us learn new things, especially when it is challenging, confusing, or just plain hard. Fourth graders sanded wood, illustrating how effort leads to change. So parents and students can look towards hearing about and practicing gritty behaviors in the exciting year ahead!!


Wednesday, 9/4

PEN at 6:30 P.M.

Grades 5 and 6 at 7:00 P.M.

Monday, 9/9

Grades 3 and 4 at 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, 9/12

AM Kindergarten at 6:00 P.M.

PM Kindergarten at 7:00 P.M.

Grades 1 and 2 at 7:00 P.M.

Dates That Rate: September

2- Labor Day – School Holiday

3- First Day of School for ALL Students

4- 6:30 PM Back to School Night, PEN

4- 7:00 PM Back to School Night, Gr. 5, 6

5- Rosh Hashanah – School Holiday

6- Spirit Day – Wear Pine Run Gear

9- 7:00 PM Back to School Night, Gr. 3, 4

10- 7:30 PM School Board Meeting, Ed. Serv. Ctr.

12- 6:00 PM Back to School Night, AM Kindergarten

12- 7:00 PM Back to School Night, PM Kindergarten

12- 7:00 PM Back to School Night, Gr. 1, 2

13- 7:30 PM Family Movie Night (Rain Date 9/20)

19- 20 Sixth Grade Ropes Course

20- Spirit Day – Crazy Socks Day

20- Gr. 6 Family Fun Night – CBW Football Game

24- 7:30 PM School Board Meeting, Ed. Serv. Ctr.

25- 9:00 AM HSA Executive Board Meeting

Dates That Rate: October

2- 7:00 PM HSA General Meeting in Library

3- Picture Day

4- Spirit Day – Wear Pine Run Gear

8- 9:00 AM Fire Prevention Assembly – Gr. 4-6

8- 10:00 AM Fire Prevention Assembly – Gr. K-3

8- 1:00 PM Fire Prevention Assembly – PM K

8- 7:30 PM School Board Meeting – Ed. Serv. Ctr.

9- National Walk to School Day

10- 6:30 PM Fire Prevention Night at Chalfont Fire Co.

14-18- Celebrate Education Week/We Care Week

17- K-6 Assembly in AM: Shawn Harper, Former NFL Player

18- Spirit Day – Farmer Day

21- Gr. 5 Ecology Trip

22- 7:30 PM School Board Meeting – Ed. Serv. Ctr.

25- Gr. 1 Trip to Mercer Museum

25- 6:00-8:00 PM Ice Cream Social

25-11/1- Fall Book Fair

29- PEN Honey Hollow Trip

31- 2:00 PM Halloween Parade

News To Know

Don't Forget Absence Notes—Upon your child’s return to school, and within three days of an absence, notes should be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher. If a note is not received within three days, the absence becomes unlawful or unexcused. When children accumulate more than three unlawful absences, state law requires that they be identified as truant, and the parents become liable for the absences of the students (CB School Board Policy 204).

Requests For Family Trips—Please inform the office of any family trips using the Family Trip Request Form. School Board Policy states that only 5 days per year may be approved for family trips. Any days beyond the initial five days per year will be considered unexcused absences.

Staying Safe—During school hours all exterior doors are locked. All visitors using the main entrance are required to ring the buzzer, sign-in at the office, show identification, and wear a visitor’s badge.

2013-2014 School Lunch Prices

Breakfast Meal $1.55

Lunch Meal $2.45

Milk $0.70

Children are encouraged to take a fruit or vegetable with every lunch they purchase in our cafeteria. This is consistent with the USDA requirements.

Building Strong Minds and Strong Bodies!!

Just a friendly reminder that Pine Run does not use food to celebrate in-class birthdays. While not required, if you do want to treat your child to something special at school on his or her special day, here are some suggestions:

Purchase and dedicate a library book in your child's name.

Send in a book for the class library.

Let your child bring in photos of himself/herself over the years.

Send in a plain white T-Shirt for all the class to sign with fabric markers.

Hand out small tokens such as pencils, stickers, bookmarks or erasers.

We will still have classroom parties and celebrations throughout the year. Treats may be brought in for these special events as long as there are healthy food options for children to choose.

Sign-Up to Receive Text Alerts on Your Cell Phone!

In addition to the email messenger alerts that you already receive, we are now able to provide text messaging for emergency school closings, delayed openings, early dismissals, and bus transportation issues to your cell phone. Text messages will only be sent to recipients who have subscribed to receive them. Follow the instructions on the website in order to receive alerts from CBSD, Pine Run and Transportation. Please go to:

-Go to

- Select Pine Run Website at the top of the page

- Drop Down on District Links on the right of the page

- Choose Text Alerts and follow the instructions

Your cell phone must be on file with us. Parents can review the cell phone we have on file by reviewing their demographic information on the Parent Portal.


To check your infomation in our system go to go under Parents/Students and then Parent Portal on the left.