The Peine Pride

November Edition

A Message From Dr. Andrews


Happy Fall! A few weeks ago Mrs. Molitor and I met with Dr. Stryjewski, and Dr. Hecktor to go over Peine's school improvement plan. All building goals are based upon the Wentzville School District improvement plan. Below are the Three goals we will work towards this year:

Goal 1: 75% of our students will make one years growth in reading.

Goal 2: With a continued focus on PBIS and our House system, we will reduce the number of discipline referrals.

Goal 3: All Peine Ridge staff will implement whole child practices in order to grow in the area of student relationships

As you can see we have large goals to tackle. I know our teachers, support staff, administrators, students, and parents will all pitch in, to work collectively to achieve each of these goals. With our first quarter ending a week ago, I can tell we are already on the way to reaching each of our goals.

Have a great November!

Dr. Andrews

Faculty Favorites

Each year we field many questions wanting to know "What is Mrs. So and So's favorite snack or favorite place to shop?" We have received feedback that having a compilation of all the faculty's favorite things on hand for gift-giving purposes would be useful. The links below will take you to lists of our staff's favorites things.

Please know that NO one is asking for gifts, NOR are they expecting a gift! This is simply meant for you to use as a reference, and doing so is totally voluntary!

PBIS House Update

It is hard to believe we are already into the second quarter of the school year. We ended the first quarter with a School-Wide Rally. Students that earned Awesome Office visits participated in some exciting games that were fun for everyone! Grayson Nye from 6th grade was the $100 winner of the gift certificate! Happy shopping Grayson! The leading House for the first quarter was Isibindi! Congratulations to all Isibindis.

Remember that every Friday is House Day! Wear your House colors to show your school spirit!! BE Different, BE Nice!

October Scholars of the Month

We are happy to announce our Scholars of the Month for the month of October. One student per grade level is chosen by the teachers as Scholar of the Month. Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten- Jada Johnson

Jada was nominated as the Kindergarten Scholar for October because she is ALWAYS kind and considerate of her friends every single day! She goes out of her way to make sure her friends are happy if she sees a friend who is sad or upset. Jada is always setting an example for others by being respectful, responsible, and kind. Jada is such a hard worker and tries her best at all that she does. I am so proud of Jada!

First-Grade- Evelyn Dodson

Evelyn is such a kind person. She always asks students if they are doing okay, helps others when they are sad, and asks students to play with her. She is always following expectations. She listens, looks at the speaker, and works hard! I am so proud of how respectful she is and she is a great member of our class!!

Second-Grade- Zaya Andrews

Zaya Andrews is our Scholar of the Month. Zaya is always eager to learn and gives 110% on all of her work. She loves to challenge herself and do more complex problems. She is very respectful to her teachers and classmates. She encourages her classmates to do their best and praises them when they are working hard. She is a great role model for everyone at Peine Ridge.

Third-Grade- Kolbe Noe

Kolbe is an amazing role model for his classmates. He always comes to school with a positive attitude and is kind to everyone. He is a hard worker and constantly exceeds expectations. Keep up the great work Kolbe!

Fourth-Grade-Karsyn Helm

Karsyn ALWAYS has a smile on her face and shows kindness towards everyone around her. She has shown great improvement thus far and is a hard worker. She is such a joy to have in class and the class wouldn't be the same without her!

Fifth-Grade-Sydney Ermeling

Sydney is a wonderful student who always shows the Big 3! She is very kind and considerate of others. You can always count on her to do the right thing!!

Sixth-Grade- Ana Schroeder

Ana strives for excellence every day. She listens attentively during lessons, holds herself to the highest expectations, and produces quality work. She is reflective of her learning and tries even when the content gets tough. In addition to Ana's work ethic, she shows kindness to her peers daily.

2nd Annual Peine Ridge Amazing Shake Competition

What is The Amazing Shake?
The Amazing Shake is a competition that places an emphasis on teaching manners, discipline, respect, and professional conduct. Prior to the competition, students learn the nuances of professional human interaction, as they are taught skills such as how to give a proper handshake, how to “work a room,” how to give a successful interview, and how to remain composed under pressure. The goal is to prepare all of our students so they are able to present themselves exceptionally well for opportunities today, as well as those that will come in the future.

When Will the Competition Be?

December 10th:

Round 1-Handshake- First Impression (4th, 5th, and 6th grades)

December 12th:

Round 2- The Gauntlet (5th and 6th that advanced from round 1)

Round 1- Handshake (K-3rd grades)

December 17th:

Round 3- (5th and 6th that advanced from round 2)

December 19th:

Round 4- Finals (5th and 6th that advanced from round 3)

Scoring Areas:

Handshake (All Grades)-Firm handshake; not too hard; not too soft

Eye Contact (All Grades)-Eye contact is maintained throughout the entire interaction

Engagement (1st-6th)-Shows interest in you; stimulating conversation; easy to talk to

Confidence (1st-6th)-Body language and posture demonstrate confidence; conviction without being overconfident

Social Grace (2nd-6th)-Excellent manners and respect; etiquette understood; awareness of surroundings

Poise (3rd-6th)-Calm; collected; no sense of nerves

Je ne sais quoi (4th-6th)-Charming behaviors; natural

Sense of Humor (4th-6th)-Ability to laugh and make others laugh.

We are encouraging our students to dress for success. We are reminding our students that you only have one chance to make a first impression

After Winter Break our final winners will participate in the WSD District Level Amazing Shake Competition and then move on to the Ron Clark Academy Amazing Shake Competition on April 17th- April 19th in Atlanta, GA.

How Can You Help?

Peine Ridge is in need of volunteers for our 2nd Annual Peine Ridge Amazing Shake Competition. If you want to be inspired, impressed, and have a good chuckle come join us on December 10th and 12th to be a judge for our First Round of competition!

Please fill out this form with your contact information if you are interested in joining us!

Thank you for your time and dedication to our future!

A Message From the Counselors

Dear Peine Families,

The Holidays are nearly upon us! In an effort to support our community, we are participating in The Holiday Assistance Program again this year. This program is designed for families who need a little help to make their holiday experience wonderful. If you are interested in donating items for our families or learning more about The Holiday Assistance Program, please reach out to the counselors! Any items donated are due by December 13th!.

Thank you for supporting families in need this holiday season!


Your Counselors

Cheryl Miller (636)372-5110 ext.46240

Emily Mertens (636)372-5110 ext.46243

Late Start Supervision


All elementary schools will begin two hours later than normal on these designated days. The "Late Start" time for Peine Ridge Elementary is 10:05 a.m.

Supervision will be offered at each of the elementary buildings for students who need to be dropped off at the regular start time (8:05 a.m.). The fee for this service will be $10 per child for each late start day. This service is separate from Chautauqua and only for students who are not enrolled in the Chautauqua Before School program. Additional details about how to sign up for late start supervision for the 2019-20 school year will be shared with parents in the coming weeks.

Important Dates

11/11- Late Start

11/13- PTO meeting @ 3:30pm

11/14 -Band Safari Night - 4th and 5th Grade @SCE 5pm

11/14-Family Reading Night- 6:00 pm

11/11-11/15- Book Fair

11/27-29 -Thanksgiving Break


  • If you would like to change how your student is going home, please send a note, email the teacher, or call the office as early as possible. Please avoid leaving a message regarding your child's dismissal change. To ensure getting the message to your child, please speak directly to one of the secretaries. We try to notify all classrooms of changes by 2:30 p.m.
  • If you would like to add or delete a person who can pick up your child, please send the request in writing via a note or email to the office. We are not allowed to make changes over the phone. You are also able to make those additions or deletions on your parent portal.
  • Please keep us up-to-date with a current email, phone number, emergency contacts, and address. You can make changes through the parent portal or by sending a note or email to the office. You can email Mrs. Patty at or Mrs. Kelly at with changes.

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