Pine Run Elementary School Newsletter MAY/JUNE 2015
PINE RUN SPRING FAIR 2015!!
TONS OF FUN FOR ALL!!
Dates That Rate: MAY
1- Spirit Day – Wear Pine Run Gear
5- Staff Appreciation Day
6-13- Sixth Grade Assessment
7- 7:30 AM Before School Strings Rehearsal
8- 7:30 AM Before School Band Rehearsal
8- 9:00 AM Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea
12- 6:00 PM Kindergarten Parent Orientation
12- 7:30 PM School Board Meeting – Ed. Serv. Ctr.
14- 7:30 AM Before School Strings Rehearsal
14- Sixth Grade Phillies Trip
15- Spirit Day – Crazy Hat Day
15- 7:30 AM Before School Band Rehearsal
18- Grade 4 PEN Invention Convention
20- 7:30 AM Before School Band/Strings Rehearsal
20- 9:30 AM Pine Run Band & Orchestra Spring Concert Assembly
20- 4:00-8:00 PM Family Fun Night at Sweet Pea Ice Cream in Doylestown
21- 7:00 PM Pine Run Band & Orchestra Spring Concert – Tohickon
22- 9:00 AM Grade 1 Trip to Howell Living History Farm
25- Memorial Day – No School
26-29- Spring Book Fair
26- 7:45-8:15 AM Bananas & Books – Families A-H
26- 7:30 PM School Board Meeting – Ed. Serv. Ctr.
27- 7:45-8:15 AM Bananas & Books – Families I-Q
27- Sixth Grade Middle School Orientation
27- Grade 5 Trip to Constitution Center
28- 7:45-8:15 AM Bananas & Books – Families R-Z
28- 6:30 PM Windmill 6th Grade Picnic – Gayman/Groveland/Pine Run
29- 8:00 AM Boomerang Award Breakfast
29- 2:15 PM Grade 1 Animal Museum – Primary House
Dates That Rate: JUNE
1- Grade 6F Clean Stream Trip
2- Grade 6N, 6T Clean Stream Trip
2- 3:45-4:30 pm Book Club Meeting – Library
3- Field Day
3- 5:00 PM 5th/6th Grades PEN Mock Trial – (old) Bucks County Courthouse
4- Field Day – Rain Date
9- 8:45 AM Grade 3 PEN Walking Tour Trip
9- 9:00 AM Grade 4 Trip to DaVinci Science Center
9- 7:00 PM Home & School Dinner Meeting
9- 7:30 PM School Board Meeting – Ed. Serv. Ctr.
10- 10:15 AM Kindergarten - Lunch in Cafeteria
11- 9:30 AM Third Grade Play School Performance
11- 1:30-3:00 PM Fourth Grade Wax Museum
11- 6:30-7:30 PM Fourth Grade Wax Museum
12- 8:45 AM Kindergarten Trip to Merrymead Farms
12- 9:30 AM Third Grade Play Parent Performance
15- Grade 3 Trip to Franklin Institute
16- 6:00 PM Sixth Grade Promotion – Tohickon
17- 9:30 AM Move-Up Day
18- Spirit Day – Beachwear Day – Wear your favorite sunglasses or school appropriate beachwear attire
18- 11:55 AM Early Dismissal/End of 4th Marking Period/Last Day of School
BUCKS COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2015!!
Congratulations to Pine Run's Mrs. Stephani Thomas!!!!
THANK YOU FOR VOTING!!!
Stephani Thomas, Pine Run and Titus' Art Teacher, was selected as a finalist for the Bucks County Teacher of the Year thanks to your votes! The final three educators were evaluated by a select committee, who ultimately chose Mrs. Thomas as their overall winner! We are so very proud of this recognition for her excellent work!!!
CLASSROOM CREATION 2015
Fourth Grade Wins a Study Island Challenge!!
LOVE AND LOGIC: Are we raising a society hooked on praise?
Healthy adults do not depend upon the praise of others, and neither should children. We want kids guided by their own voice of personal responsibility, which resides in their hearts and heads.
While some praise is beneficial, we set our kids up for difficulties when we overdo it. To help avoid this trap we can work to instill a set of ethical principles and a strong understanding of cause and effect, which is far more likely to produce confidence and joy than a life dependent upon the ever-changing opinions of others.
Consider the following ideas to continue promoting independent thinking in children:
1. When your kids succeed on a task, recognize their effort and their good feelings rather than telling them how happy it makes you.
2. Demonstrate that you love and care for them, even when you don’t necessarily love their behavior.
3. Allow children to see you resisting peer pressure…rather than always trying to project a perfect image.
4. Provide praise in a balanced manner…and only when they have done something truly praiseworthy.
5. Let kids overhear you talking about how you make decisions based on your own beliefs...rather than seeing you make decisions based on what “everybody else is doing.”
6. Allow kids to make affordable mistakes and learn from them…rather than constantly telling them what to do.
The more we help children hear and respond to their own personal voice, the more likely they are to resist peer pressure. This helps kids lead lives where their happiness is based on doing the right thing, rather than trying to please everyone.
Adapted from the work of Dr. Charles Fay
The Celebrity Chef and Waiter Gala
The Celebrity Chef & Waiter Gala is CB Cares Educational Foundation’s annual fundraiser and the name says it ALL, an evening that promises to be an engaging 4-course
sit-down dinner complete with a celebrity wait staff consisting of local celebrities, community leaders and elected officials coming together to “serve the community”.
Now in its eighth year, the Celebrity Chef & Waiter Gala is one of the most entertaining and tastiest events you will ever experience.
Your sponsorship or ticket purchase supports CB Cares Educational Foundation mission.
40 Assets- CB Cares
May: #37 Personal Power.
Young person has a healthy sense of personal power.
He/she believes they can effect change and make a difference in their school and/or Community. They believe that they have some control over things that happen in their world, that things don’t just happen to them.
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