The Puma Paw

A Pinebrook community information source

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Hello Puma Families!

We hope that you and your family have been able to stay safe, healthy, or back on the recovery trail. If you or your family has any specific needs, please feel free to reach out to our Parent Liaison, Rachel Chintala, our counseling team (Mrs. Walker/Mrs. Morales), or a School Administrator. We are pleased to support your family in any way we can.

COVID Guidelines continue to change and get updated. If you haven't seen the most updated as of 1/12/2022, then check out the resources on the LCPS website by clicking these links:

How the COVID Guidelines connect to our practices at Pinebrook is one of two topics we will discuss at the upcoming Tuesday Talk this Tuesday, January 18, at 6:00 PM. The other topic is an inside look into ParentVue. Use this link to join:

Puma That Pounce!

We want to highlight our Health Clinic Team, Ms. McClellan and Ms. Torres who have been incredible in helping contact trace and communicate our processes with families. Further, here's a shout-out to the staff that has been outside over this past week during arrival. It's been cold and they've toughed it out! Thanks, team! :)

"Paw-erful Points"

  • Jan. 18-21 is a B Week
  • Monday, January 17, is a Student Holiday; there is no school that day.
  • Tuesday, January 18 - Tuesday Talk at 6:00 PM
    • Link:
    • Topics: New Covid Guidelines and Pinebrook and a Dive into ParentVue
  • Please do not drop off your child on Mindful Court during arrival. Traffic has increased with the cold weather and ongoing bus transportation delays. Please use the processes that we have and be sure to arrive safely. We have suspended tardies until 8:00 AM because of bus transportation and recent cold weather.
  • Parents of 5th Grade Students - see the new button below "Rising 6th Grade Information" to find important information about your child's transition to middle school. Check now and come back for course selection, instrument selection, parent meetings (upcoming), school visits, and summer prep programs. You can click here as well.

Congratulations to Our Spelling Bee Winners!

Pinebrook held its annual Spelling Bee on January 6, 2022. All fifth-grade students participated in a classroom spelling bee, and the fourteen classroom finalists participated in the school spelling bee. The spelling bee lasted almost two hours as these students were incredible spellers and tackled some very challenging words. The spellers handled themselves with such poise and confidence. We are very proud of them.

The 2022 PNB Spelling Bee Champion is Zaara A. The runner-up is Shrihan C.

The other classroom finalists were:

Zoe M.

Hanna K.

Evelyn L.

Blen S.

Aniksha R.

Bosco T.

Sheherbano M.

Lola D.

Tala A.

Eden C.

Aaryan M.

Gursimran K.

On February 24, the Loudoun Regional Bee Runoff will be an online test. If Zaara advances through this round, she will participate on

March 10 in the Loudoun Regional Spelling Bee will be a virtual event this year.

The 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee will be the week of Memorial Day 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor.

Congratulations to all our wonderful spellers! Good luck to Zaara, as she represents PNB in this spelling competition.

PTA Updates!

Donuts with Dad - See Flyer but sign up by clicking here!

PTA Meeting

  • Monday, January 24th at 7pm
  • The meeting will be virtual - A link sent out next week!

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School Information

Specialist Content Google Site

Curious as to what is coming up in the specialist content? Check it out by clicking here!

Remember, when you come to school...

  • When you come to school, it's essential to be in the habit of three things:
  1. Make an appointment
  2. Have your ID;
  3. Have your phone, especially if you are tardy, picking up, or returning a child to school, as we use an electronic form to record the child's return. You will access the form via a QR code scanned by your phone.

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