Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

November 6, 2020

Principal's Message - What does instruction look like on Mondays?

Dear Falcon Families,

On Mondays, our teachers are planning instruction, creating lessons, and putting together weekly work. In addition, our distance learning teachers meet with students that do not come for in person learning.

With this said, there is some confusion about what our kids need to be doing on Mondays. I want to clarify that Mondays are asynchronous instructional days. This means that students are not attending in person but they still have work that must completed at home on this day. In order to get attendance credit for Monday students and/or parents need to check in with the classroom teacher AND students need to show proof of completed work. Please refer to your teacher for check-in requirements. Understand that if you do not check-in with the teacher we cannot confirm that they are engaged in learning and they will be marked absent at the end of Monday. Also know that if your child did complete all the work and shows their teacher on Tuesday we can clear that absence.

I know this is a challenging time for all. I appreciate you for working with us.


Kim Little

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A tremendous thanks goes out to our volunteers who have spearheaded a huge project to redo the Pinewood garden. This undertaking was made possible by a grant awarded to the school by the Women's Fund of El Dorado. Most of the new redwood boxes have been installed. We also are appreciative of Earth Traders, a local landscape materials business, who graciously donated ten yards of soil to the garden. Very soon the outdoor learning space will be incorporated into this area. We look forward to getting our students involved in the garden once again!
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Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, November 11 - Veteran's Day, NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, November 20 - 1st Trimester Report Cards will be sent home
  • November 23 - 27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 21- January 4 - Winter Break