Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

October 22, 2021

Principal's Message - Changing Weather Ahead

Dear Falcon Families,

As we look forward to wet weather ahead, I want to share our rainy day dismissal procedures. If you have a TK or Kindergarten student, there will be no change in parent pick-up procedures. These students will still be waiting in room 2 at the end of the day.

Parent pick-up and bus line release for our first through fourth grade students will move to our multipurpose room. If you are a parent picking up one of these students, please come into the multipurpose room and wait for your child by the parent pick-up signs. It is also important that everyone wears a mask during this inside dismissal time. Our staff will work hard to quickly match students with their adult. Please be patient as we connect parents with their children.

Separate from dismissal, it is important that students have warmer clothing for these colder days. It helps that you label coats and sweatshirts with your child's name so that we can get these items back to the student if misplaced. If your child is missing any clothing items, encourage them to check the lost in found located under our school stage.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the storms to come.

Kim Little

Toys and Sensory Tools at School

Many students are bringing toys to school. While some items are intended to be sensory tools (i.e. fidgets, pop-its), they are being taken out to recess and lost. In addition, some students are beginning to trade their belongings. We want students to keep their valuables and it would be best that toys remain at home. If a teacher allows these items in the classroom, they need to stay in the classroom or in your child's backpack during breaks and recesses.

1st Grade Preventative Health Examination Requirement

Children who attend school in El Dorado County are required to receive a preventative health examination at the beginning of first grade. Currently, many of our first graders do not have a current health examination on school record. If your first grader has yet to visit the doctor to receive this examination, please schedule an appointment to have this completed as soon as possible. The form for this is linked below. If you have any questions about this requirement, please call Jennifer McKeand at 644-2384.
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Attention 4th Grade Families: Get your Free State and National Park Passes

Did you know 4th graders and their families can get into many state parks and national parks for free? For this school year and this coming summer you can take advantage of these passes.

Some of the nineteen state parks you may visit include the California State Railroad Museum, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Empire Mine State historic Park and Seacliff State Beach. For a complete list of state parks and how to sign up for this opportunity go to

In addition, all 4th graders are eligible to participate in the Every Kid Outdoors program. This is very similar to the state program described above. Fourth grade students along with their family can apply for this pass to visit many of our national parks, lands, and waters for a full year for free! To get your the National Parks Pass visit

Upcoming Dates

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

October 31st - Trunk or Treat at Pinewood

November 7th - Daylight Savings Time Ends

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

Falcon Café October Menu

All meals are offered free of charge.