The Pine Run Post


September 17, 2021

Important Dates

NEW- Oct. 1st - Pine Run Skate Night: Inline 309 5:30-7:30PM

Oct. 11th-22nd - APEX Fundraiser and Fun Run - more information to be sent home shortly

Oct. 12th - Pine Run Picture Day - see information below

Looking Ahead:

Follet Online Book Fair Begins Oct. 25th

All Halloween activities will take place on Friday, Oct. 29th

The Best Part Of My Week Is Seeing What These Owls Can Do!

This Week's SOAR Winners

Congratulations to this week's S.O.A.R winners. The students below demonstrated success by being safe, organized, accepting of others, respectful and responsible. We are beaming with pride because we know, Success Isn't Given, It's Earned!

Congratulations to...

Kindergarten - Sam R. from Mrs.Carps PM class

First Grade - Patrick K. from Mrs. Bottino's class

Second Grade - Caden C. from Mrs. Durn's class

Third Grade - Luciana M. from Mrs.McCambridge's class

Fourth Grade - Jack D. from Mr. Zweig's class

Fifth Grade -Austin L. from Mrs. Martin's class

Sixth Grade - Ryan K. from Mrs. Fisher's class

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Picture Day

Picture Day is October 12th. Order forms will come home on September 24th.

Please see the note below from C&C Photo Studios.

There is a misprint on the picture day order forms and was hoping to have an email blast sent to parents.

Package E - Build your own package is listed as $22.00 and $23.00. The actual cost for package E is $22.00.

We apologize for any confusion.

All students, staff members, and visitors are required to wear face coverings while inside our school building and on school buses. This was a result of the Order of the Acting Secretary and the new Health and Safety Plan, which was approved by the CBSD Board of Education on August 31, 2021.

Individuals, including students, staff, parents, and all visitors, who wish to request a mask exception must carefully review and submit the Central Bucks School District’s face covering exemption form. NO other form will be accepted for reason of exemption from the face-covering order. Please send the signed hard copy form to school with your child if they will not be wearing a mask.

I encourage all families to have a conversation with their child around the topic of face coverings. Each child should understand proper mask-wearing behaviors, as well as your family's personal expectations. My hope is that it will ensure students are following the directive of their parents while also following the procedures and guidelines put in place for all.

Please know teachers and staff will provide gentle reminders, to those students wearing masks, to keep them fitted correctly, covering the mouth and nose and not under their chin.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we move forward.

It's time to sign up for the CB Instrumental Program

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Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones. AmazonSmile will be listed in the Settings menu; from there, you can follow onboarding instructions to activate the program on your device.

When you select your charity, please consider supporting Pine Run - we are Pine Run PTO Inc

New Attendance Reporting Procedures

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Please Read Carefully

The Central Bucks School District will be changing the way in which absences are reported, beginning with the start of this upcoming school year on August 30, 2021. The following items are some key points to be aware of.

  • Parents and guardians will be able to submit absence requests via the Parent Portal. Parents can request a full day absence, early dismissal, or late arrival.
  • Absence requests will be reviewed by School Attendance Staff and approved or denied.
  • Requests made using the Parent Portal will also serve as the excuse for the absence. Parents will not be required to submit an excuse either electronic or written.
  • Parents and guardians can also still call the school to report an absence, but emails will no longer be accepted.

In addition, when a student is absent from school, but the school did not receive communication from the parent or guardian, the following communication will be sent:

  • A text message will be sent midmorning notifying the parent or guardian of the absence
  • An email will also be sent at the end of the school day reminding the parent or guardian that the student was marked absent.

Information regarding how to use the Parent Portal to report an absence can be found here.

If you have specific questions please reach out to Mrs. Lofaso at

CB Barclay Farmers Market

CB Farmers Market at Barclay Reopens on Wednesday, September 8th at 4:30

Any Central Bucks family who may need a little extra food assistance is welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at Barclay Elementary School. Our drive-up food distributions run from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. We generally have free dry goods, fresh produce, milk, eggs, and bread, and often have some frozen meat and poultry. At each event, we pass out an average of 12,000-15,000 pounds of food.

The CB Farmers Market started in 2019 as a monthly market that distributed free produce. At the start of the pandemic, we recognized a significant need in our community, with many families needing food assistance for the first time in their lives. As our operations grew, so did our network of amazing individuals and community organizations—all of whom are committed to addressing food insecurity in the Central Bucks School District. By our estimates, 1,500 CB children may experience temporary or chronic food insecurity—a statistic which should not exist in a community with our resources. Our completely volunteer-run and managed organization was founded on two beliefs: 1) During times of need, which we all experience in one form or another, we should be able to count on the compassion and support of our neighbors; and 2) Our community’s collective commitment to our children is a bond much stronger than all of the other forces that might otherwise divide us.

We hope to see many families at our food distribution on September 8th at 4:30. No advanced sign-up is necessary. We kindly ask that you do not line up before 4:30, and that you do not block our neighbors’ driveways. They are very understanding and supportive of our work, but also need to come and go during our events. This month, with the support of many generous donors, we’ll also have a large stock of free school supplies. If you have any questions about the market, please e-mail or

It's Time to Update those Emergency Forms!

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CB Community Presentation

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2021-2022 Breakfast and Lunch at Pine Run

The Food and Nutrition Service extended the program that will provide free meals for all students, regardless of income, for the 2021-22 school year.

Students are entitled to one complete reimbursable breakfast per day and one complete reimbursable lunch per day. Any second entrée will be charged to the students’ lunch account.

We encourage all families to put money on their student's account through as there will be no cash transactions this year in an effort to serve the students as safely and swiftly as possible.

All menus are available to be viewed online up to 2 weeks in advance by visiting

For information on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program: Click here to access the application and other important information regarding this program.

August & September Lunch Menu

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CHIP - Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program

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Young Rembrandts at Pine Run

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Before and After Care for 2021-2022 School Year

2021-2022 Before and After School Program Registration Opens the End of June!

Visit CBSD Childcare Program site for more information!

Stacey Pedersen



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