Welcome to Pinecrest Elementary

December 2018

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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11th - Operation Grand Old Service Night from 6:00 to 7:30 (cafeteria)

14th - Kindergarten Gingerbread Houses with grandparents from 1:15 to 2:15

19th - 2nd Grade field trip to Mill City

19th - 3rd Grade field trip to Children's Theater Company

20th - 3rd Grade caroling to Park Ridge and Oak Ridge

21st - Pinecrest choir performs (middle school) at 11:00 for parents and guests

24th - 31st - NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break


1st - NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

16th - GeoBee at 1:00

17th 4th Grade field trip to Science Museum

18th - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

21st - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

24th - 2019/2020 Kindergarten Registration (Countdown to Kindergarten) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

24th - 2nd and 4th Grade Science Museum Engineering presentation at Middle School

29th - Instrument fair - after school (more information coming)

30th - Report cards sent home

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 24th, 2019/ 5:30-7pm (Open House)

LOCATION: School of Attendance (Kennedy, McAuliffe or Pinecrest)

You and your child are invited to visit Kindergarten classrooms, meet Kindergarten teachers, turn in registration/enrollment forms, and tour the school.

If you would like to bring completed kindergarten registration forms, here are a list of forms (there is no need to have all of them ready to participate in the Countdown to Kindergarten event):

1. Student Registration Form

2. Minnesota Language Form

3. Ethnic and Racial Demographic Designation Form

4. Non-household Emergency Contact Form

5. A copy of your child’s birth certificate. Your child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019.

6. Proof of early childhood screening. If your child was screened in ISD 200, we will have the screening report on file.

7. Verification of Residency - due at the time of registration. For those already living in the district - valid driver’s license, utility bill, etc. and for families moving to the district - lease agreement or home closing paperwork.

8. Student Immunization Form

9: If applicable: Legal documentation of guardianship - if person enrolling the child is not the parent, the district will require legal documentation before the child is enrolled.

10. If applicable: Daycare Transportation Form - this is only for daycare transportation within your attendance area.

Registration/Enrollment forms can be found under the “about us” section from any of the district websites: http://www.hastings.k12.mn.us

10 Days of Giving

(December 1 to December 10)

This year’s food drive benefits Hastings Family Service.

Merchants Bank and area participating schools will collect monetary donations and non-perishable food items.

Donations can be dropped at Merchants Bank lobby in Hastings or sent with students to school. Contact https://www.merchantsbank.com/10daysofgiving for more information.

Most Needed Items:

  • Side dishes (rice, pasta, potato and stuffing)
  • 100% fruit juices
  • Jelly or jam
  • Pancake mix
  • Canned fruit
  • Soup, stew, chili and chow mein
  • Crackers
  • Laundry and dish detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste

Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities this school year.


It is important that you have accurate phone numbers on file for your student with the school district. Although we are using a calling system to contact families in case of inclement weather, the district will still continue to post school delays or closings in the following ways:

Official school closing announcements will be made on Hastings KDWA Radio 1460, WCCO-Channel 4, KSTP-Channel 5, KMSP-Channel 9 and KARE-Channel 11 television and Hastings Public School Website.

Please visit our webpage for directions at: www.hastings.k12.mn.us


TO REGISTER: Call 651-480-7670 or register online at www.hastingscommunityed.com