Pine Ridge Weekly

November 18

We Love Our Veterans!

Good Afternoon Ranger Families,

Our Veteran's Day Luncheon was amazing! Thanks to Mrs. Ptak and several awesome volunteers we honored almost 60 Veterans at PR last Tuesday! We are so happy to honor those that have sacrificed so much for peace. We had every branch of the Armed Forces represented!

PTO- Thank you for the coffee, it is so fantastic to have such supportive parents! We appreciate the Birthday committee as well!

It is almost time for our Annual Ranger Breakfast. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7th from 8 - 10 am for waffles and a great time for the whole family. We will need volunteers to support the breakfast. Sign up genius is below. Red forms came home in folders for participation sign-ups. We look forward to serving our families. Let us know if you will join us!

Important Items:

  • Ranger Gear orders due tomorrow!

Have a fantastic week!



Ranger Breakfast Sign Up Genius - Volunteers Needed!

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Pick Up and Drop Off Reminders

To continue keeping all of our Rangers safe here are drop off and pick up reminders:

  1. For safety purposes, children should not be dropped off at school until 8:30 AM.
  2. If you are arriving before 8:30 AM and waiting with your kids in the car until the bell rings, please do this in a parking spot, NOT the drop off lane. Thank you!
  3. If your student needs help unbuckling their car seat, getting their snow gear and backpack out of the car, please use a parking spot.
  4. Adults should not get out of their cars in the drop off lane.
  5. Please pull all the way forward.
  6. Once your vehicle is inside the circle please make sure your student exits the car on the passenger side only!
  7. The inner circle is for leaving after you have dropped off or picked up your student.
  8. Please be patient as the children exit cars in front of you.
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Rangers of the Week!

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Ranger Class of the Week

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November Dates:


  • Nov. 22 Author Visit: Laurie Keller
  • Nov. 25 Fundraiser Pick Up, 3:45-6 pm (DATE CHANGED)
  • Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break


  • Dec. 6 Half-Day Professional Learning, 11:55 Dismissal
  • Dec. 6 Kindergarten Candy Houses
  • Dec. 7 Ranger Breakfast, 8 am
  • Dec. 10 PTO General Meeting @ 9 am in the Media Center
  • Dec. 17 4th Grade to Ford Museum (Phillips, Salter)
  • Dec. 18 4th Grade to Ford Museum (Lloyd, Townsend)
  • Dec. 19 Half Day, Winter Celebrations, Record Marking
  • Dec. 20 Half Day, Record Marking
  • Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 Winter Break

Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora

Spirit Wear Now Available Online

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Order your spirit wear now and have it in time for the Holidays!


choose: Pine Ridge Elementary

use Team Code: FHCPC

The online store will be closed down on November 20, 2019

Please have your orders submitted before this date

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Girls on the Run registration is now OPEN! Please sign up your 3rd and 4th grade girl for this great program!!

See attached flyer for information and registration instructions. Registration closes Dec. 13th – so sign up now!

Also, still seeking coaches for this spring season (and you get a discount for your daughter if you coach!!).

Note on Payment:

Cards WILL BE charged this year when you first register (this is different from last year when cards were not charged until registration close. If you have payment questions, feel free to contact GOTR staff through email at or call 616-204-4267.

Any other question, contact Meagan Marko, 616-826-8219.



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Holiday Support For Families

As we approach the holiday season (or even now), we want to make you aware that our school community is contacted yearly by a number of very generous donors/groups who offer their support to families in need. While it may seem early, these groups are already gathering names so they can prepare for the upcoming season. If our school can help to connect you with one of these types of supports please reach out to Mrs. Kathy Wittland, our school counselor, to share your needs confidentially. She can be reached at

November Lunch Menu

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