The Peine Pride

October Edition


Fall is here, and we will be celebrating at Peine Ridge. Parties will be held Friday, October 23.

Here are a few things you need to know. The parties will be held in the classroom. Students will have fun and play games and can wear a costume. Unfortunately, parents will not be able to attend, and food items can not be brought in. Parents and Teachers are allowed to purchase from food services.

During our Fall Party, we do allow students to dress up. Please be mindful of the following costume guidelines:

  • No masks
  • No weapons
  • Nothing scary or gory
  • Must be school appropriate

If you are unsure if a costume idea is school appropriate, please run it by your classroom teacher first.

Dates to Remember

  • October 15 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
  • October 19 - Transition to Level 1
  • October 23 - Fall Parties
  • October 23 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 23 - Early Release Day 1:20 PM
  • October 23- Picture Re-Take Day
  • October 26 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 27 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 28 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 28* - Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM (VIRTUAL)
  • October 29* - No School Parent-Teacher Conferences 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (VIRTUAL)
  • October 30 - No School


Free Lunch For ALL students

The Wentzville School District’s application to extend all Summer Food Service Program waivers through December 31, 2020 (or as funding allows) has been approved. These waivers, provided by the USDA, allow school food service programs to offer breakfast and lunch to ALL students (virtual and in-person) free of charge regardless of the student’s income status.

Beginning Thursday, October, 1, 2020, ALL students in the Wentzville School District will not be charged for breakfast or lunch through December 31, 2020 (or as funding allows).

Please Note: This is only for a full breakfast or lunch, which must include a fruit or vegetable. A`la carte and premium meals (sold in middle and high only) will still be charged accordingly.

In addition, Wentzville School District residents not enrolled in school, between the ages of 1-18, may also sign up to receive meals each week from one of three meal distribution locations. Click on the link below to find out more information regarding meal distribution locations and times for Virtual Academy students and those not enrolled in the WSD.

WSD Meal Distribution Program

“We are thrilled to extend our summer meal program and provide free meals for all children in our District,” said Child Nutrition Director Gwen Doyle. “We know that the pandemic has affected many of our families in a variety of ways and if we can help those families and provide nutritious meals for more kids, we are excited and happy to provide that.”

Any funds currently in your child’s lunch account will remain there until your child begins to purchase meals again in January, unless it is used to purchase extras (as described above) at the middle and high school levels. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Child Nutrition Department at 636-327-3858 ext. 21330.

PTO News

Please see the flyer below for details about BOO! bags. You MUST OPT-In for a BOO bag to be delivered to your house! Click the button below to sign-up!
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PBIS Update

This month we were so excited to be back in the classroom with our students and to review our Peine’s 25. The Peine 25 consist of 25 behaviors that all Peine Students follow in order to be the best that they can be!

Our First Scholars of the month for the 2020-2021 school year have been chosen. It is a High Honor to be chosen as a Peine Scholar. Only one Scholar is chosen each month per grade level. A Scholar is someone that is always giving their best effort academically and socially both inside and outside of the classroom.

Teachers have also been excitedly giving out House Points to the students for all sorts of exceptional behaviors. Altruismo is currently in the lead but it is a tight race! Let’s keep those points coming!

Remember that every Tuesday and Friday is House Day! Wear your House colors to show your school spirit! Count on Me!

September Scholars of the Month

Scholars of the Month are chosen by the grade level team. These students have shown exemplary behavior in all areas during the school day. Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as the September Scholars of the Month:

Kindergarten- Cole Wacker

Cole is our Kindergarten Scholar of the Month! Cole is a model student for our class. He is kind, bright, and simply a joy to be around. I can always count on him to make positive choices, even when no one is watching. He gives his best effort 100% of the time and ALWAYS has a positive attitude. I am so incredibly proud of you Cole! Keep up the great work!

First-Grade- Jacob Thompson

Jacob is an outstanding student and an outstanding friend. Just within the first few weeks of being back at school, he has worked extremely hard. He has mastered all of his sight words and completed every bonus activity sent home. Ms. Boatright also commented on how hard he worked over our virtual period last year. Jacob is very polite and always the first one to use his manners. Jacob sets such a great example for all students in my class.

Second-Grade-Avery Merrins

Avery Merrins is an amazing role model for her peers. She is the first to follow directions, the first to smile and welcome a new friend, and the first to lend a helping hand. We are so lucky to have Avery in our classroom family. Keep up the amazing work, Avery!!

Third-Grade- Drake Kulow

Drake Kulow was chosen as the Third Grade Scholar of the month because he is a great role model for others in the classroom. Drake is kind and respectful to his classmates. He’s always willing to help out or invite a friend to be his partner. Drake is an all-around great student who shares his enthusiasm for learning! We are very proud of you, Drake.

Fourth-Grade- Danielle Sleight

I can't say enough good things about Danielle. She's empathetic and caring, even to her teachers. She's excited and engaged, even during a challenging activity. I never hear her complain or give up. Her attitude is always upbeat and positive. Nothing gets her down. You rock, Danielle!

Fifth-Grade- Ally Budnik

Ally is such a hard worker. She always gives 110%! She is so kind and caring! I love that she is always ready to jump in and help in whatever way she is needed. Keep it up Ally You Are The Best!

Sixth-Grade- Jayden Herpel

Jayden Herpel is Sixth Grade’s choice for Scholar of the Month. She is such a kind young lady. She always comes to class prepared and sets a good example for others. Jaden is a hard worker, and it shows in the work she does in her classes. She always has a smile on her face and ready to go. Sixth-grade teachers are proud of Jayden and glad to have her on our team.

We are Celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23 and Oct. 26-28.

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Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug-Free!

October is National Red Ribbon Month. Peine Ridge will be taking our stand against drugs and alcohol on October 23-28. We will “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug-Free.” Our spirit days are as follows:

Friday, October 23 - Pledge to Be Drug-Free and put a Cap on Drugs (Hat Day) – students will receive bookmarks with Red Ribbon Pledge and they can wear a hat.

Monday, October 26 - Happy Dreams, Be Drug-Free – wear school appropriate PJs today

Tuesday, October 27 - Be Brave, Be Drug-Free – dress like a Superhero

Wednesday, October 28 - Too Bright for Drugs – wear neon colors and sunglasses today ☺

Red Ribbon Week was designed to educate and create awareness by teaching about drugs and alcohol in schools. Red Ribbon Week is a perfect time to talk to your children about being drug and alcohol-free and encourage your family to support a healthy, drug-free, lifestyle.


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