Pine Road Express

Pine Road Grows Great Kids

December 12, 2019


Dear Pine Road Families,

The much anticipated winter break is but a few days away! Excitement is building for our students as they look forward to some time away from school to spend with family and friends. Our last day before break is December 20th. The day will be highlighted by our annual school wide holiday sing along in the morning and classroom celebrations in the afternoon.

Don't forget that during the month of December we are collecting gently used winter coats for adults and children. More information can be found HERE.

This year we have made modifications to the events previously referred to as our "Boys VIP" and "Girls VIP" events. These fun, memory-making experiences will still exist for our students but will be rebranded in the spirit of ensuring that our events are inclusive for all. These two experiences will now be open to any Pine Road student that wishes to attend. Each Pine Road student will be able to select one of these events to attend with one special adult of their choice. Details about these wonderful events will be coming your way soon!

This is the final newsletter of 2019. I wish you all a joyous holiday season and offer you my very best wishes for a happy and healthy new year.


Brian J. Swank, Ed.D.


Upcoming Events

Dates to Remember

  • December 16: Chorus Concert at 7:00 PM (Pine Road Gym)
  • December 17: School Board meeting at 7:00 PM (Pine Road Gym)
  • December 18: Library clean-up -- Sign-up to help!
  • December 18: Grades 4 & 5 Instrumental Music Concert at 7:00 PM (Pine Road Cafe)
  • December 21-January 1: Winter Break
  • January 2: School resumes
  • January 9: Spirit Stick Sales (Grades 3-5) $1.00 per stick/Maximum of 5 sticks per student
  • January 10: Spirit Stick Sales (Grades K - 2 ) Please have students bring money in an envelope or plastic bag with their name on it. $1.00 per stick/Maximum of 5 sticks per student
  • January 13: PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM
  • January 16: Aluminum Tab Collection Winter Deadline
  • January 31: Save the Date - Art Extravaganza

Pine Road HighLights

Blue and Yellow Cards are now digital!

Blue Cards (for absences) should be submitted online. The link is available on our website for your convenience.

Yellow Cards (for late arrivals and early dismissals) can be submitted online as well. We have two devices in our lobby for your convenience!

Reminder: You must have clearances to join us during the school day

Here at Pine Road we LOVE our volunteers and feel fortunate to have terrific support from the families of our students. In order to ensure the safety and security of our school ALL guests during the school day MUST have clearances. Please take a moment to complete this process. We look forward to seeing you at Pine Road! More information can be found HERE.

Attention: Parents and Guardians of Fifth Grade Students

We're looking for your 5th Grader's baby picture for the 2019-2020 Pine Road Yearbook (1 per student). It's easy - upload your photo today! The last day to submit photos is 05/01/2020.
username: 414463686

Virtual Backpack

Pine Road Virtual Backpack

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PTA Reminders

Diversity Committee

Service Learning Projects

Trex plastic film recycling

We are excited to be joining TREX for the Plastic Film Recycling Program. Don’t miss this opportunity to rid your house of plastic shopping bags. Collection boxes are located in the lobby and halls of Pine Road School.

News from the cafeteria

Breakfast and Lunch menus are posted on a new interactive website, Nutrislice. Our innovative and interactive site and mobile app make our school menus more convenient and informative than ever before! Download the Nutrislice App from the App Store or get it on Google Play and then search Lower Moreland.

Food sold during the school day is required to meet nutrition standards and are referred to as Smart Snacks. Smart Snacks encourage students to make healthier snack choices to help give them the nutrition they need to grow and learn. Check out the 2019-2020 price list for the list of snacks we served in the cafeteria.

Pine Road had their Food Fusion Recipe on December 2nd. Food Fusion is an innovative and on-trend recipe for students to explore food combinations. For December, we choose the Quesadilla Burger which is taking a cheese quesadilla and adding a burger patty, lettuce, tomato and chipotle ranch dressing. The students enjoyed the combination of two favorites at lunch!


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