Pine Street Press

November 2022

Principal's Corner

Pine Street families,

After our fun Halloween celebrations this week, it is hard to believe we are almost a third of the way through the school year already. Next Friday is the last day of the first Trimester and Monday, November 14th is the first day of the 2nd Trimester. We are excited to see all the progress our students are making already.

Over the last month our WIN Intervention programming has been up and running for both reading and math. Students are meeting 4 days a week with their WIN groups to get targeted instruction in "What I Need." We have some exciting new materials we are utilizing this year thanks to a Wayland Union Education Foundation Grant along with other district grant money. With this targeted instruction along with the quality core instruction in each or our classrooms, we can not wait to see the gains our students make this year.

As we begin the busy holiday season, the month of November is always a time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. As a staff we would like to pass along our thanks to each of you. Your partnership and support is greatly appreciated as we work together to help all our students succeed. Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving to our Pine Street students and families.

Your partner in education,

Robyn Robinson

Principal, Pine Street Elementary

October ROARS Winners

Each month we recognize students for displaying positive behavior in their classroom and throughout Pine Street Elementary with our ROARS award, Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Respect, Responsibility and Safety. The winners for the month of October are: Conner Ferris, Avery Haughton, Gabriella McClain, Keira Kooiker, Grace Beauschel, Logan Bush, Malayna Rotman, Maycie Coon, Jace Wilson, Karmyn Crater, Ashtyn Mulder, Callie Varney, Emma Hammond, Aspyn Mulder, Maverick Kasprowicz.

Congratulations October ROARS winners!

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Capturing Kids Hearts

November's theme is Teamwork

This month students will be learning all about teamwork through their Capturing Kids Hearts Leadworthy lessons. According to CKH teamwork is the ability to work in unity with others towards a common a goal. For us to learn how to become team players, it is important that we learn to listen, encourage our peers, and allow and invite others to contribute their talents and skills.

If you would like to learn more click the link below for the November Newsletter from Capturing Kids Hearts.

Teamwork Newsletter

Halloween Fun

Picture Retake Day

November 7th

Retake Picture Day is 11/7/22! If you're satisfied with your child's picture, no further action is required.

If you purchased and were unhappy with your Picture Package, please send your Picture Package to school with your student on Retake Day. Your Retake Picture Package will be produced and shipped to the school four weeks after Retake Day. Please note, if your child is photographed on the original and Retake Picture Days, the Retake picture will replace the original picture in certain products, like the yearbook.

Students who were absent for Picture Day should come to school prepared to have their picture taken. If you have not preordered, please use the Retake Order Code 71304WF to place your order at To see your Order History, check your Inter-State Account.

Find answers to Retake Day questions here.

Volleyball Intramurals

Our next intramural starts next week. Students have the opportunity to participate in volleyball intramurals run by Mr. DeVoogd and Ms. Roth. Intramurals run after school on the days listed from 2:30-3:30. Students need to be picked up by the gym at 3:30. If your child is interested in participating they can pick up a permission slip outside the office or you can print it below. Permission slips are due back by Friday, November 4th.

Volleyball permission slip

Veterans Day Assembly

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Student Council Events

Student Council is sponsoring two drives in the coming weeks to help support our local community.

Food Drive

When-November 1st-18th

What- Any non perishable food items

Supporting- Hand 2 Hand

Toy Drive

When- November 21- December 12

What- coloring books, Barbies, Hot Wheels, card games, Christmas wrapping paper, cans of fruits and vegetables, boxes of stuffing mix

Supporting- Wayland Area Christmas Project

Reports Cards Available November 18th

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Thank you so much for your support of our annual Sub Sale. The money raised will help us continuing the great after school programming we have at Pine Street as well as things like popcorn Friday's and items for classroom activities.

The next WIPTO meeting is Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 in the Middle School Media Center.

Fun Friday

Our first Fun Friday is coming up on Friday November 18th, 2022 from 2:30-4:30. Fun Friday is put on by WIPTO. It is an opportunity for students to stay after school and enjoy some organized fun and food. Different classrooms will be running games like Bingo and Candy walks. There will be karaoke, face painting and fun in the gym or outside. Students will also have the opportunity to purchase snacks. This is all supervised by school personnel and parent volunteers. Watch for a permission slip and more information to come home soon.

5th Grade Music Concert

This year our 5th grade students will have the opportunity to put on a music concert for their parents and families. The concert will be directed by our music teacher, Mrs. Kristi Oostdyk and will take place at the Fine Arts Center on January 5th. The students are already working hard to prepare for this concert. The theme for the concert is Hawaiian. Students can dress for this theme if they would like but it is not required.

Please note the updated concert times by homeroom teacher.

6:00- Oostindie, Trapp, Raab and Ciokiewicz

7:30- Adams, Cross, McCrumb, and Boehm

More details will follow in December.

Cold Weather Gear

As the weather gets colder please remind your child to bring their cold weather gear! Unless it is significantly below freezing or raining the students will be going outside. It is highly encouraged that your child brings cold weather gear.

Transportation Department News

Traversa is ready to roll out. That said, WUS will be doing this slowly bus by bus.

The following buses: 5, 6, 26, and 28 are up and running.

Please use the Rider 360 app for parent view. Instructions are available at:

Scan cards for lower grades will follow after all buses are up and running using Traversa.

Thank you to everyone for your patience as we bring on this new product.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing. Please have your students check the lost and found tables by the office for missing coats, sweatshirts and other items.
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Upcoming Events

November 7- Picture Retakes

November 11- Last day of Trimester 1

November 11- Veterans Day Assembly

November 14- Start of Trimester 2

November 18- Report Cards Published to Infinite Campus

November 18- Fun Friday

November 23-25- Thanksgiving Break

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Mike Omness, Assistant Principal