Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

October 1, 2021

Principal's Message

At Pinewood School we have three expectations for our staff and students: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.

This week, I have been spending a lot of time out on the playground and field reminding our students of these expectations. During these recess times, I complimented those students that were taking turns and using the equipment correctly. I also commended many students who played appropriately, keeping their hands and feet to themselves.

Our staff will continue to recognize those students that model these expectations and support those students who are not adhering to these rules. This week, I observed and addressed a handful of instances when students were not safe as they were playing too rough. We do not condone hands on play.

At home, I ask families to discuss and underscore appropriate outdoor play. It will help for our students to hear the same message from their adults at home and at school.

I appreciate the home to school partnership. Your support means so much.


Kim Little

Congratulations to our September ELA, Math and Bucket Filler Award Winners!

Student Council News

This week our student council met for the first time. A shout out to Mrs. Price for leading this group who will be providing input on events and activities for the school year. This group is committed to improving school spirit. Student Council is promoting Falcon Friday's this year. Each Friday, student council would like staff and students to wear their spirit clothes or our school colors (navy blue and gold).

We are also looking forward to the end of the month when we will have "Dress like your favorite book character. See the flyer below.

We cannot wait to learn about all the fun ideas student council will come up with this year. Congratulations to all the representatives who were chosen by their classmates to serve on this team.

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Dental Van is at Pinewood Next Week

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Support our SR Interact Club! - Community Breakfast 10/9

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Kids Club

Beginning Wednesday, October 20th, there will be a Kids Club offered from 1:00-2:30 pm to first - fourth grade students. This program is run by volunteers from the Placerville Federated Church. They will be using our multipurpose room for these groups. Please read the attached flyer to see if this Wednesday program would benefit your child. Parents will need to arrange pick-up transportation from this program. Kids Club is not a Pollock Pines Elementary School District Sponsored program.

Please click here for details and to sign up: Sign Up Now! Space is limited.

Upcoming Events

October 5th and 6th - El Dorado Smiles Dental Van will be at Pinewood

October 12th - PPESD Board Meeting 6:00 pm. - Emigrant Trail Meeting Room

October 29th - Spirit Day - Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character

October 31st - Trunk or Treat at Pinewood - more information to come soon

November 11th - Veteran's Day Observed (no school)

November 12th - Staff Development Day - (no school for students)

November 15th - 19th - Conference Week - Minimum Days All Week

November 22nd- 26th - Thanksgiving Break