December 3, 2021
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
December 6 - Pine Creek Spelling Bee, Grades 3-5 8:30-9:30, Grades 1-2 9:30-10:30
*Links posted below*
December 7 - All School Dress Up Day for the Holiday Countdown - Wear festive holiday layers
December 8- 11:40 Early Dismissal (sack lunch order form)
December 14 - Height, Weight, & Vision Screening, 1st-4th Grade and new 5th Grade Students
Scooters, PTO Ditch the Dishes, ALL DAY
SPELLING BEE INFORMATION- DECEMBER 6
We will be hosting our annual spelling bee on Monday, December 6. Families of participants are able to attend in person. Spelling Bee will be streamed live at the links below. Recordings will be sent later for viewing at a convenient time.
3-5 Grade Spelling Bee
Monday, December 6 · 8:30 – 9:30am
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dxf-wohi-dwg
Or dial: (US) +1 941-216-5506 PIN: 755 837 637#
1-2 Grade Spelling Bee
Monday, December 6 · 9:30 – 10:30am
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ibw-ykhy-asx
Or dial: (US) +1 402-523-0142 PIN: 828 625 240#
HEALTH SCREENING CHECKS
On, Tuesday, December 14, Pine Creek will be conducting the yearly height, weight, and vision screenings. This will include 1st-4th grade and new 5th grade students.
Volunteers needed for the height, weight, and vision screening! Please click on the link below if you'd like to help! No experience is needed! Thank You!
Tuesday, January 11 will be the Dental Screening for Kg-4th grade and new 5th grade students. A volunteer sign up will be sent out soon!
THANK YOU THURSDAY- PARENT EDITION
PINE CREEK FOOD DRIVE
This year we will be collecting food for needy families in Douglas and Washington counties. We will be collecting food from Dec. 6 until Dec 15. We are encouraging students to donate nutritious items only. Each item will have a point value and classrooms will be competing to see who brings in the most points.
All Items will receive 1 point except the bonus items, canned fruit and non refrigerated jello and pudding. These will be worth 10 points.
Please NO Pop
Please NO GLASS CONTAINERS
BONUS ITEMS BY DATE- Each bonus item brought will be worth 10 points!
Dec 6-Monday Boxes of Cereal- Multi serving
Dec. 7-Tuesday Boxed Desserts or Boxed Bread
Dec. 8- Wednesday Pasta, rice or noodles (plain)
Dec. 9-Thursday Peanut butter
Dec. 10 Friday Spaghetti Sauce (no glass jars please)
Dec. 13-Monday Oatmeal
Dec. 14-Tuesday Baby food fruits and Vegetable
Dec 15-Wednesday Canned Soup
TAGG (Together A Greater Good) APP
One of the easiest ways for our PTO to raise funds, is by gathering funds from Businesses and not families!
There are hundreds of Omaha and Council Bluffs community-minded businesses that will donate a portion of each purchase to Pine Creek Elementary!
Download the free Together A Greater Good (TAGG) app and submit photos of your receipts within 14 days!
The typical donation is 5% of the purchase however may be capped or different, as indicated below or on the app.
That’s all you need to do! Just shop and snap!
Spirit Day Winners
LOST AND FOUND- Please come claim what you recognize
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN PULLING ALL THE WAY FORWARD AND QUICKLY ENTERING AND EXITING YOUR CHILDREN FROM YOUR VEHICLE
PARENT/STUDENT BUILDING ACCESS AFTER SCHOOL
We have been noticing parents and students going to lockers and classrooms after school has let out for the day. If you need to access to the building at any time, please check in at the office. If you have a child who attends ASK, you will need to check in at the office before you head down the halls. If it is after 4:00, there will be no access to the classrooms. Thank you for your understanding!
IT'S TIME TO SEND WINTER GEAR!
A Note from Mrs. Rischling and Mr. Keane:
We are looking for empty Pringles cans. We will use these to work on student's bowling skills as well as hand eye coordination activities!
PINE CREEK PTO NEWS
Please follow Pine Creek PTO on Facebook:
The Directory can be found through our website: http://pinecreekpto.wixsite.com/pinecreekpto
(An update is still occurring behind the scenes. We thank you for your patience.)
We hold our meetings the 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm in the school library. We will continue to hold them in person with virtual attendance as an option.
PINE CREEK YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION
Hello parents! This year for the yearbook we are going to try and make the process a little easier for all. We will have links for different school events where you can directly upload your kiddos photos that relate to each event. These can be photos taken at home as well.
Only yearbook coordinators will have access to these uploaded photos. Thanks SO much for all your help in making our yearbook the best!
Veterans Day Concert: https://www.plicbooks.com/go/GQPZKB
Classroom Learning/Fun: https://www.plicbooks.com/go/3ZMXUX
PTO BADGER BLUE DAYS
Friday, January 7
Friday, February 4
Friday, March 4
Friday, April 1
Friday, May 6
FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
Please call Liz or Kathy at the front office (402-238-2372) to report all absences, late arrivals, or early pick ups. If you have personal information that needs to be updated, please do so using the NebSIS Family Acct on the Bennington Public Schools website.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
- All medication must be checked into the office.
- Expired medication will not be given to the child.
- Any sort of prescription or over the counter medications must be brought in by a parent with a signed authorization form.
- Other medications (including cough drops and itch creams) can be brought in by a child but must also have an authorization form signed by the parent in order to be administered.
ELEMENTARY COVID INFORMATION
For possible positive cases within our Elementary Buildings, there are steps that differ between Vaccinated and UnVaccinated. At this time, we understand that Elementary Students do not have the option to receive a vaccination, but if that should change this explains how it would affect the close contact experience:
- First case in a classroom: All self-monitor unvaccinated wear a mask until 14 days have passed from the last exposure to the positive case.
- Second case in the same classroom: Within 14 days of the first case, all self-monitor and unvaccinated wear a mask (i.e. vaccinated do not have to wear a mask at that step. Unvaccinated choosing to NOT mask at this step will not be allowed to attend school) This occurs until 14 days have passed from the last exposure to the positive second case.
- Third case in the same classroom: Within 14 days of the first case, the school district will consult with DCHD to determine further mitigation measures; may include quarantine.
- The health department recommends if a household member tests positive for COVID-19, that the unvaccinated other household members quarantine. Your child’s school’s front office staff will be able to assist you in determining a safe return to school date for your child should this event occur within your household.
We will once again send staff and students home who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID-19 Symptom Lists:
Students and staff with any one (1) of the following symptoms will be sent home:
New Cough, New Onset of Shortness of Breath, New Loss of Taste or Smell
Students and staff with any two (2) of the following symptoms will be sent home:
Fever 100.4 F. or Above, Chills, Muscle Aches, Headache, Sore Throat, Nausea or Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fatigue
Please continue to communicate with us if a household member of your student has tested positive for COVID-19. If the student is Unvaccinated, the student must quarantine at home away from the positive individual. They may return to school with a negative COVID-19 test on Day 5 or later from the last time they were in close contact with the household member and may return to school after Day 7. The student should wear a mask and continue to self-monitor through Day 14.
UPDATED COVID DASHBOARD
If your child is sent home due to the above symptoms, we will follow the Health Department's guidance for readmittance into school.
COME WORK WITH US AT PINE CREEK!
NUTRITION SERVICES INFORMATION
December 2021 Lunch Menu
We'd Love to Hear From You!
Liz Peterson- secretary (email@example.com)
Kathy Nowak- health para (firstname.lastname@example.org)