Pine Street Press

December 2022

November Roars Winners

Each month we recognize students for displaying positive behavior in their classroom and throughout Pine Street Elementary with our ROARS award, Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Respect, Responsibility and Safety. For the month of November the Pine Street Staff would like to recognize the following students: Violet Rogers, Dyllan Schiefla, Parker Haan, Francesca Nemec, Jayden Frankfurth, Kadence Kooienga, Avery Overbeck, Parker Chachulski, Sapphire Ram, Hailey Venlet, Micah Wychers, Scott Perrin, Brayden Miner, Nadya Ramirez, Ally Perrin
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Capturing Kids Hearts

December's theme is Responsibility

This month students will be learning and practicing responsibility through their Capturing Kids Hearts Leadworthy lessons. According to CKH, responsibility is the willingness and ability to take ownership of our thoughts, words, and actions. We have a responsibility to our school, family, and community to be accountable for our choices and how they impact ourselves and others.

If you would like to learn more click the link below for the December Newsletter from Capturing Kids Hearts.

Responsibility Newsletter

Fun Friday Rescheduled

Our first Fun Friday has been rescheduled for Friday December 2, 2022 from 2:30-4:30. Fun Friday is put on by WIPTO. It is an opportunity for students to stay after school and enjoy some organized fun and food. Different classrooms will be running games like Bingo and Candy walks. There will be karaoke, face painting and fun in the gym or outside. Students will also have the opportunity to purchase snacks. This is all supervised by school personnel and parent volunteers.

If you already turned in your permission slip and money we will hold onto it for the December 2nd date. If you turned in money and your child can no longer attend please let the office know so we can refund you your money.

Please watch the WIPTO Facebook page for volunteer sign up information.

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Wayland Area Christmas Project Toy Drive

Wayland Area Christmas Project is doing a toy drive collection from now until December 12th. Pine Street Student Council wanted to do a local toy drive and participate “Pine Street style.” We are doing a whole school competition! The top two classes will win a special surprise!

4th grade- coloring/activity books=1 point

5th grade- crayons=1 point

**To make the competition a little more competitive….

“Point boosters”- Barbies-2 points, Hot Wheels 2 points, card games 2 points, wrapping paper 2 points, Cake mix-5 points, Frosting-5 points

December Dress up Days December 5-16

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Pine Street Spelling Bee

Our Pine Street Spelling Bee is coming up in January. Any students that are interested in participating can sign up with their teacher and pick up a practice packet December 5-16th. The first round of Pine Street Spelling Bee is a written spelling test which will take place on January 11th. The top spellers from the first round will then compete in our Spelling Bee scheduled for January 25th. The winner and runner up will then move on the the Allegan County Bee held in February at Otsego Middle School. Good luck spellers!

Area Holiday help for those in Need

Dorr, Hopkins, Moline (includes Hunter’s Glen Mobile Home Park), and Burnips Residents: Contact Project Hope Ministries we provide gifts for children 18 and younger @ 616-681-4673 Marlene, Kaye Vickie by December 2nd, 2022

Wayland Residents: Contact the United Church of Wayland (Sue @ 269-792-2155) before December 9th, 2022 (distribution is Dec. 17th)

Martin/Shelbyville Residents: Contact Martin United Methodist Church @ 269-672-7097

Allegan/Hamilton: Contact LOVE INC. @ 269-751-2533 to register starting 10/10. Must be registered by November 11/18th, 2022. Otherwise contact your local churches.

5th Grade Music Concert

This year our 5th grade students will have the opportunity to put on a music concert for their parents and families. The concert will be directed by our music teacher, Mrs. Kristi Oostdyk and will take place at the Fine Arts Center on January 5th. The students are already working hard to prepare for this concert. The theme for the concert is Hawaiian. Students can dress for this theme if they would like but it is not required.

Please note the updated concert times by homeroom teacher.

6:00- Oostindie, Trapp, Raab and Ciokiewicz

7:30- Adams, Cross, McCrumb, and Boehm

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing. Please have your students check the lost and found tables by the office for missing coats, sweatshirts and other items.

Cold Weather

Winter is here. Please remind your child to bring their cold weather gear everyday. Unless it is significantly below freezing or raining the students will be going outside. It is highly encouraged that your child brings cold weather gear for the 20 minutes they are outside.

Upcoming Events

November 22- December 6- Toys for Tots Toy Drive

December 2- Fun Friday (rescheduled from November 18)

December 7-9- WIPTO Santa's Secret Shop

December 17-January 2- Winter Break

January 3-6- NWEA Math Test

January 9-13 NWEA Reading Test

January 16-20- NWEA Make-ups

January 23- No School for Students/Staff Professional Development Day