Pine Road Express

Pine Road Grows Great Kids

November 27, 2019

- A MESSAGE FROM DR. SWANK -

Dear Pine Road Families,


It is hard to believe that the first marking period is complete and that we are a mere three weeks away from winter vacation.


During the month of December we will be collecting gently used winter coats for adults and children. More information can be found HERE.


The winter season brings with it short days and cool temperatures. Please be sure that your child dresses for the weather as we do our best to get our students outside for thirty minutes each day. Our temperature guidelines for outdoor recess can be found HERE. A child must have a medical excuse note from their pediatrician to be exempt from recess participation.


A note about dismissal: Please be sure to contact the office by 3:00 PM with any dismissal changes for your child(ren). Please be aware that many of our buses run at near capacity. We are not always able to accommodate requests for bus passes to ride home on a bus other than the bus to which the child is assigned. Please arrange for car line pick-up when students need to travel home to an alternative location.


This time of year brings about joy and anticipation in our students as they count down to the much anticipated, and deserved, winter break. Here at Pine Road we believe it is important to embrace this excitement and help our students enjoy these childhood moments. It's going to be a GREAT month!


Sincerely,


Brian J. Swank, Ed.D.

Principal

Upcoming Events

Dates to Remember

  • November 28-29: No School
  • December 3: PTA Meeting at 9:15 (Pine Road staff lunch room)
  • December 5: K-2 Spirit Stick Sales
  • December 6: 3-5 Spirit Stick Sales
  • December 6: CHOP Pajama Day
  • 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: Grades 4 & 5 Instrumental Music Concert at 7:00 PM (Pine Road Cafe)
  • December 21-January 1: Winter Break
  • January 2: School resumes

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.

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 celebrated World Kindness Day on November 13th by sprinkling on the kindness during lunch. As a snack, the students could purchase Whole Grain Cookies with Rainbow Sprinkles, Yogurt Parfaits with Rainbow Sprinkles and Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods with Chocolate Sprinkles!

Calendar

Pine Road Elementary School Calendar

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Home Access Center

LMTSD Home Access Center (HAC)

HAC enables you to view your student's registration, attendance, report card, progress report, classwork, and scheduling information.

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