Welcome to Pinecrest Elementary

April 2019

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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9 - PEP meeting at 5:30

11 - Statewide Tornado Drill

18 - Tricia and the Toonies (K - 2)

19 - NO SCHOOL (Good Friday)

22 - Added SCHOOL DAY - School in session (Calendar change)

15 - 30 - MCA Testing (3rd & 4th Grade only)

9 - 12 - Music Informances


2 - 4 - MCA Makeups

6 - District wide Elementary Choir concert - 7:00 pm HHS

7 - Family Night & BOGO Book Fair - 6:00 to 7:30

10 - FULL SCHOOL DAY (Calendar Change)

16 - 4th Grade State Expo (Knoll & Moen)

24 - 2nd Grade Music demonstration 10:30 & 1:30

27 - NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

28 - 1st grade kite day - Braun & Pyle

29 - 1st grade kite day - Voge & Williams

30 - 1st grade kite day - Senske

31 - School Carnival


We want to make sure all students are safe at dismissal. There has been an increase in the amount of families adjusting their child’s dismissal plan, in particularly, mid-day. We can get up to 25 phone calls a day indicating a change in students’ dismissal procedures. Sometimes half of those calls can come 20 minutes before dismissal. Getting everyone on the same page at the end of the day has some inherent challenges. Consistency with your child’s dismissal plans reduces stress on all parties involved. Keeping the same plan, day after day, helps us maintain safety throughout dismissal.

We understand that there are times when events occur that need to change dismissal plans. In those instances, it is recommended to send a note (teacher & office) a day in advance, and the day of. We thank you for your advanced planning and communication.

Summer School 2019

Hastings Public Schools offers a Summer Adventure Program (Summer School) free of charge for eligible students. Invitations will be shared with parents during conferences.

The elementary program will run for three weeks from July 8 - July 26, 2019 at McAuliffe Elementary. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Busing will be provided (for those students who live outside of the walking area).


The annual statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 2019 at 1:45 p.m.

Weather Warning Terms

The National Weather Service uses the words, "watch" and "warning" to alert you to potentially dangerous weather.

Watch - Be Alert!

A watch means weather conditions are favorable for dangerous weather to occur. In other words, a "watch" means watch out for what the weather could do, and be ready to act accordingly.

Warnings - Act Now!

A warning means the weather event is imminent or occurring somewhere in the defined warning area and that people need to take shelter as soon as possible.


Class placement forms are available in the office if you wish to provide specific input into your child's 2019 - 2020 classroom assignment.


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


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