Pine Street Press

January 2022

Principal's Corner

Welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful winter break. I hope you were able to enjoy time with family and were able to rest and recharge for the new year ahead. We were certainly excited to welcome students back to school today.

We are hitting the ground running as we return from break and near the half way point in our school year. Winter NWEA testing begins next week starting with the reading test followed by the math test the week of January 17. We are also almost to the halfway point of 2nd trimester. Progress reports will be posted at the end of the day on January 14th.

We are excited for an awesome second half of the school year with many fun activities and of course a lot of new learning. Please continue to reach out to your child's teacher or the office with any questions or concerns.

Your partner in education,

Robyn Robinson


December Roars Winners

Congratulations to our December Roars Winners:

Daniel Hernandez-Moulds, Shayne Krasinski, Zoey Snyder, Kendra Welty, Tyler Lester, Molly Nielson, Peyton Beck, Elaina Thomas, Ella Harnish, Ava Lewis, Jayce LaPree, Thomas Perrin, Damian Cochran, Kendall Jackson, Arianna Brazeau, Karmyn Crater

Congratulations to our December PBIS Classroom winners:

4th grade: Mrs. Boyce

5th grade: Ms. Bultman

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Door Decorating Contest

Classrooms participated in a Holiday Door Decorating Contest in December. The students did an awesome job decorating their classroom doors. They were all so creative it was hard to choose our winners. Great job Pine Street!

Most Creative- Ms. Boehm's class

Funniest- Mrs. Dietsch's class

Most Traditional- Mr. Oostindie and Ms. Bultman's classes

Most Holiday Spirit- Mrs. Loomis' class

Best Overall- Ms. VanderGeld's class

NWEA Winter Testing

Winter NWEA testing is coming up. Classes will be taking the reading NWEA test the week of January 10th and the math NWEA test the week of January 17th. Your child's teacher will be in touch about the exact day they are testing. Please be sure that your child gets a good nights sleep the night before and eats breakfast that morning so they are ready to do their best. We are excited to see how much the students have learned and grown since the start of the school year.

Pine Street Spelling Bee

Our Pine Street Spelling Bee is coming up. Any students that signed up will take part in a written pre-test on January 11th. Students that make it to the next round will be announced on January 12th. The Pine Street Spelling Bee is scheduled for January 27th. We will do a live broadcast of the event. A link will be sent to the parents of participants. The winner and runner up will then move on the the Allegan County Bee held in February. Good luck spellers! Happy Spelling!

Basketball Intramural Sign Ups

Basketball intramurals will be starting January 19th. If you are interested in participating please fill out the attached sign up form and turn in to the office by January 14th.

Basketball Intramural Sign Up

Upcoming Dates:

January 10-14- NWEA Reading Test

January 11- 5th Grade music program

January 14- Progress Reports Posted

January 17- No School- Staff PD day

January 18-21- NWEA Math test

January 27- Spelling Bee

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Mike Omness, Assistant Principal