September Edition

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Principal Message

Dear Parents,

When your child comes home from school, this may be what a typical conversation sounds like:

“What did you do at school today?”

Your child replies, “Nothing.”


“How was school today?”

Your child replies, “Ok.”

You could easily change this by asking some of the following questions:

  • What’s the biggest difference between this year and last?

  • What was the best part of your day and why?

  • What did your teacher read to you today?

  • Tell me the names of students you sat with at lunch today.

  • Was there anything you wish you had at school that you didn’t have today?

  • What was the best thing your teacher asked you to do today?

  • What are you working on in Writers Workshop?

  • Show me what you are learning about in Math.

  • What are you working on in Readers Workshop?

Lastly, …listen, listen and listen. Once your child gets started discussing their day, wait to ask more questions and just let them open up. As parents, we tend to jump in with more questions, but waiting and listening is important. A child gains confidence as they relate to you. I also think it’s great to have your child ask you questions about your day. This will also teach them to listen.

Have a great September!

Success, nothing less!

Dr. Ryan Andrews



9/21 AA and Virtual Academy Students

Virtual Academy will have their pictures taken after school hours.

A-K 4-5 PM
L-Z 5-6 PM

9/24 BB Students


If your child is having a technical issue, the Technology Help Desk is happy to help. District families and staff/faculty may contact the HelpDesk at (636) 332-3751 x22500, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm for support. Please be patient. Most issues will be responded to within 24 hours.

Additionally, in-person students/families may bring district devices to their home school and drop them off for repair. Repairs typically take 2-3 days (up to a week) for repair. Families will be contacted once resolved.

Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians from Google

To help, Google has created the Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians which provides resources for families and guardians on the Google tools their students are using to learn.

The toolkit includes a Google for Education video series with training videos on main Google products such as Google Classroom and Meet, a Google terms glossary which provides an overview of our products, a one-pager with best practices for family engagement, and a Tech FAQ that answers the most frequently asked tech questions.

The Parent Hub

If you are having trouble logging in to Canvas or other district-approved educational apps, we have a wealth of training videos and resources available on “The Parent Hub” and “The Student Hub”. Many times, your answer will be available there.

Peine Spirit Wear is for Sale!

Our theme store is officially OPEN❗️

You can get all of your “Count On Me” tie-dye gear now.

The store will be open now until Sunday, September 20 @ midnight! ‼️

🛒 To order - visit our online store at

Please check your orders very carefully! Since everything is custom made and ordered: All Sales are Final.

Due to high demand and COVID related delays, we do not have a set turnaround time for our tie-dye gear. We will work hard to get it in your hands as soon as possible. You can expect to receive an email as soon as your order is ready.

Thank you so much for supporting our Panthers! Contact us at with any questions. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @peineridgepto

- Peine Ridge PTO

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Notes from the Nurse


Following the recommendations of the local health department and CDC, The Health Services Department, in the Wentzville School District has changed how illnesses will be handled for the 20-21 school year. Our overall goal is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for ALL students and staff. With Covid-19 symptoms resembling, but not limited to, other illnesses or medical issues, such as seasonal allergies or the common cold, we will be taking more precautions than usual.

Please monitor your children at home, before coming to school. If your child has any one or more of the following symptoms, please keep your child at home.

-Fever 100.0 or above

-new onset cough

-difficulty breathing


-loss of taste or smell

-sore throat




-runny nose/congestion

If your child is assessed, and you are called for pick-up, we ask that you pick up your student as soon as possible, but no longer than 1 hour after you received notification that your child is being sent home. Your child may not return to school until they are completely symptom-free for 24 hours.

If your child or a child's immediate family member has tested positive for Covid-19, if your child or an immediate family member is being tested for Covid-19, or if you have received direct contact from the health department, regarding quarantine procedures for your student, please notify the school nurse of this information as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your continued support and effort to keep Peine Ridge students safe and healthy, during this time.

Meet our School Support Interventionist- Mrs. Gina Gajewski

Hello Peine family, my name is Gina Gajewski this is my 2nd year as your School Support Interventionist. I previously taught third grade for eleven years here at Peine Ridge.

During my first few years of teaching, I developed a passion for working with students on their social/emotional development and developing strong relationships with my students and families. This school year I am fortunate enough to expand on my passions through the School Support Interventionist role. In this position, I will work with Peine Ridge teachers and students in grades K-6. My goal is to work with teachers to help students regulate emotions as well as help students with additional behavior or academic needs. By doing so, my hope is that students are able to tackle the academic challenges they encounter each day and improve to become self-sufficient in their daily activities.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns: or (636) 327-5110.


In all areas masks are required for staff and students (grades 3-6) who are less than six feet apart. We encourage opportunities for recess and outside activities that allow for social distancing to accommodate mask breaks.
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Please follow us on Instagram- @wentzvillePRE

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Click here to check out the PRE Calendar

The calendar is at the bottom of the Peine Ridge website