Panther Pride

Spring Newsletter

Support Staff of The Year

Arje Crawford has been voted as the 2015-16 Support Staff of the year for Peine Ridge Elementary. Arje Joined the Peine Ridge family this past fall and has already made a huge impact. Arje has created a positive environment for the staff and students at Peine. She absolutely lives up to our Motto “Student Success, Nothing Less” She demonstrates her own personal craft, and has created a warm and welcoming environment.

It is obvious that Arje is extremely dedicated to caring for others and on more than one occasion, she has displayed a “Grace Under Pressure” approach when emergencies arise.

Thank you Arje for demonstrating your passion each day -!



Effective communication is a vital component of the relationship between our District, our schools, our parents, and our community. As part of the continuing community engagement efforts of the WSD, the Community Relations Department is conducting a Communications Survey and asking our stake-holders to provide their input.

Please take a moment to click on the link and help us by taking part in this survey and providing your feedback!

Thank you,

Mary LaPak
Community Relations Director

Pennies For Patients

Peine Ridge Elementary just finished up their second annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. During this four week service learning project students participated in several projects that teach them about Leukemia and Lymphoma and participate in service learning projects as well. Projects included letters to heroes, a cooperative mural, awareness posters, and positive quotes. The goal was to raise $3,000 and we raised a total of $5017.23. Peine Ridge is extremely proud of the students and their desire to help others who are in need.

Upcoming Events

May 6:

  • Paw Fest 5:00-8:00 - Food Truck Night

May 9-13

  • BOGO Book Fair

May 11

  • Student Art Show- in the gym

May 19:

  • Papa Johns Night'

May 20:

  • $1 hat day
  • Kindergarten Celebration

May 25:

  • Last day of School-early release
  • Talent show

Library News:

Our BOGO Book Fair is May 9th-13th! This is the perfect opportunity to get your money's worth by buying one book getting one book of equal or lessor value for free!! Also, we have an All For Books Challenge during the book fair. All For Books donations go towards providing books for students here at Peine. During this book fair all donations are doubled by Scholastic. Students that make donations may choose to have their money go in the Mrs. Kitson bucket or the Mr. Andrews bucket. Whoever gets the most money in their bucket gets a HUGE bucket of ice water poured over their head!!!!!

Summer reading permission slips are being sent home. The due date for those slips is May 6th. Student books and fines are all due to the library byMay 13th. Summer check out will begin May 16th. The summer check out dates and hours are on the permission slip so that you have the dates through out the summer.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found items will be bagged up and donated to the clothing bin on June 1st. If your child has anything missing please encourage them to check the Lost and Found or please come up and check it for them.

News From The Nurse

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It's that time of year again! It is the end of the school year and time to clean out the nurse's office of student medications. According to district policy, medication cannot be sent home with a student. If the medication is not picked up by the last day of school it will be disposed of as follows:

**if the medication (inhalers or pills of any kind) expires over the summer- it will be discarded.

**any prescription medication not picked up by the last day will be discarded.

**any over-the-counter medication for returning students that does not expire will be kept locked up in the nurse's office until next school year-HOWEVER- a new doctor's order and parent permission will be needed in order to dispense that medication during the next school year.

Please call the nurse's office with any questions or concerns.

Than you for your co-operation making the end of this school year run smoothly.


Nurse Arje


Wednesday, May 11th, 5-7pm

1107 Peine Road

Wentzville, MO

The students of Peine Ridge Elementary School have come together to create artwork for spectacular art show celebration. Every student has their own masterpiece framed and on display. You don't want to miss this.

Purchase your child's framed original art to proudly display in your home or office. In addition, a percentage of the sales goes directly to Peine Ridge Elementary.

You may also order color reproductions at the art show. A framed reproduction of your child's art is an amazing, personalized gift for grandparents, friends, or other family members.

FRAMED ARTWORK $25.00 Cash or Check

**Checks made payable Peine Ridge Art Account**