Pine Road Express

Pine Road Grows Great Kids

February 09, 2023


Hello Pine Road Families!

The first full week of February marks National School Counselor Week. This week-long recognition serves as a great time to reflect on all that our school counselors do to support our students here at Pine Road! We are very fortunate to have such wonderful counselors and this would be a great week to drop them a message of appreciation!

Looking forward to the end of the month, we will be celebrating a personal favorite of mine, Read Across America Week! Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading and was launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA). Pine Road will begin this week-long celebration on Monday, February 27th, through Friday, March 3rd. The goal is to incorporate literacy activities each day to bring reading excitement to the students and staff at Pine Road!

Our school librarian and reading specialists have joined together with staff to coordinate daily events that make reading a fun and interactive experience for all! Some of the daily events include; Read My Shirt Day, Drop Everything And Read, Make your Mark with Your Own Bookmark, and Pajama Day. keep an eye out for more specific information from your classroom teacher!

The week will conclude with the One Book, One School reading program where all students will listen to the chosen read-aloud, Amy Wu and the Warm Welcome, by Kat Zhang. This picture book tells the story of finding a way to connect with a new student, despite a language barrier!

We are looking forward to a week-long celebration of reading at Pine Road. We hope to see our students and staff participate in these special literacy events!

Please also remember to check your student's report cards! Report cards went live at 4:00 on the 8th. Parents should view report cards in HAC. If you are having issues accessing HAC please call the office for assistance.


Scott Cole


Upcoming Events

Dates to Remember

  • February 10: Eagles Spirit Day! Wear your Eagles Gear!
  • February 14: Pretzel Day
  • February 17: Author Visit Book Orders Due (More Info)
  • February 16: LMTSD POPS Concert, LMHS, 7:00 pm
  • February 20: Presidents Day (Schools/Offices Closed)
  • February 20: Locks of Love
  • February 21: LMTSD School Board Meeting, LMHS, 7:00 pm
  • February 27: Read Across America Week Kick-off!
  • February 28: Pretzel Day

Pine Road Highlights

Giant Round Up at The Register

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am pleased to share some good news at this special time of the year. The GIANT

Company is partnering with Lower Moreland to help support children in the school

district facing food insecurity.

Beginning January 1 through February 28, 2023, anyone shopping at GIANT,

MARTIN’S, or GIANT Heirloom Market stores will be invited to “ROUND UP AT THE

REGISTER” their grocery purchase by donating to the program. The GIANT Company

will also include CHOICE Rewards points that are converted to grocery dollars.

The GIANT Company will directly support customer’s generosity with an

additional $250,000 donation for local school food and meal programs!

Please spread the word to ensure the program is a great success. From groceries to

families in need, snacks, to clearing a delinquent lunch account, the funds will provide

support for children dealing with food insecurity.

The district looks forward to partnering with The GIANT Company in the fight against

childhood hunger.

Thank you for your support,

Logan Myers

Director of Food and Nutrition

The Nutrition Group at Lower Moreland

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Name Coach

NameCoach is an easy-to-use tool that allows students, teachers, support staff, and administrators to record how their name should be pronounced, as well as hear how others’ names should be pronounced. NameCoach can help build a sense of belonging and community while demonstrating Lower Moreland Township School District's commitment to equity and inclusion. NameCoach allows users to easily record the correct pronunciation of their name using the online recording tool.

Students in grades K-5 will use the NameCoach web application to record their name. Teachers will share a link with students in Google Classroom that will provide access to the recording tool. While this tool is available to all district students and employees, use of the NameCoach tool is completely optional.

Supporting New Families at Pine Road

In our district, we are lucky to have students and families who are from diverse cultures. Did you know that in our district, we have over 30 languages spoken?

To better support our new families, we would like to invite you to participate in serving as a mentor. As a mentor, you would be responsible for explaining school routines and special events and answering any questions that arise.

For those families who do not speak English as their native language, working with a mentor family who speaks the same language could be very helpful in learning to navigate our school system.

If you are interested in volunteering your time, please complete THIS form. New families would contact you upon their arrival to the district.

Cafeteria Reminder

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 search Lower Moreland.

Friendly reminder that the universal free lunch has ended, however starting October 1st free breakfast will be returning! Students that would like a free breakfast in the morning will walk straight to the cafeteria upon arrival. Students can eat breakfast in the cafeteria and granola bars, muffins, and cereal bars are also available if your student would like to save their breakfast for snack time.

Information on the Free or Reduced Lunch Prices can be found on the nutrition page on our LMTSD website.

Field Trip Assistance

As field trips are scheduled, if you are unable to afford field trips, please reach out to your student's counselor, as assistance may be available.


The years go by quickly, but memories last a lifetime...

Class composites are included. Each grade is represented, with 5th grade highlighted with baby photos, and memories.

YEARBOOKS ARE $20 EACH; Yearbook delivery is in June.

DEADLINE TO ORDER is April 25, 2023. Cheddar Up fees only $.59 with an e-check.

Follow link to order

Questions? Contact


Calling all football fans! LMPTA is selling keychains that were made exclusively for LMPTA.

Each keychain is $5 and the purchase includes a chance to win a Super Bowl Party Package for 10. Here's what you may win:

A SUPER package of favorite football game foods from Palz Taphouse

  • 2 large plain pizzas

  • 24 wings

  • Large Stromboli

  • Appetizer Sampler including chicken fingers, fried cheese, and onion rings

Party goods, beverages, Eagles swag, and more valued at over $250.

Order Here

Heart Shaped Pizza and Dessert Event 2023

LMPTA is proud to offer curbside dinner pick up on Tuesday, February 14th, just in time for Valentine's Day dinner!

We will be offering heart-shaped bake-at-home pizza kits (from Palz) and decorate your own cookie kits for dessert (from Five Little Cookies & Co)!

Pick up is on Tuesday, February 14th. Deadline to order is February 8th.

Curbside pick up will be at Pine Road from 12-1:30 with an option for evening pick up. LMTSD teachers and staff can pick up from their school office prior to dismissal.

Follow link to order.

Questions? Email

Pine Road PTA takes over the Phillies!

Please join Pine Road Elementary School at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, April 23, when the Phillies host the Colorado Rockies at 1:35 p.m.

Tickets (subject to availability) with other supporters will be located in the following location:

  • Terrace Deck Section 430-431 at $27 each. That’s a $6 discount!
    • All Children 14 and under will receive a Phanatic T-shirt, courtesy of Citizens

To order your tickets, click "Buy Now" button below and enter the password: PRES

What a Crock PTA Fundraiser (Click Image)

The Foundation for Lower Moreland Schools

Virtual Backpack

Pine Road Virtual Backpack

Visit the Virtual Backpack for important reminders and information!

LMTSD Library Newsletter


Pine Road Elementary School Calendar

Customize your calendar view and/or sync it to your calendar!

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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Planet Aid accepts donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as blankets, bedspreads, sheets, towels, curtains, and fabric.

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