Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

March 26, 2021

Principal's Message - Grateful for our School Community

Dear Falcon Families,


My heart is full after this first week of reopening. I am thankful to our staff, students and families for working together as we adjust to having everyone on campus.


Below are some reminders regarding arrival and dismissal times. I recognize there is a lot of traffic on our side streets in the morning and afternoon. We need to work together to make sure everyone is safe.



ARRIVAL - 8:00 AM -8:15 AM


Students may not be dropped off before our team comes out to the front of the school to greet cars. The morning routine is different than the afternoon pick-up time. When dropping off, please wait in the far right lane until the next staff member gives the go ahead to unload your student. If you are not waved to come forward by a staff member, do not pass the cars that are waiting in line to drive directly to the front of the school to unload your own child. This week it was problematic when several parents entered via the bus lane and cut in front of those who were patiently waiting. This also overwhelmed our staff that meets the cars. We appreciate you waiting an extra few minutes until we can get to your vehicle.


I understand that some kids need extra time to get out of the car and some parents prefer to unload their own children. In this case, you may park in the lot, unload your child, and walk them across the crosswalk at the front of the school by the flagpole. At no time, shall a student walk through our parking lot without an adult. AGAIN, PLEASE USE THE CROSSWALK.


DISMISSAL- 2:30 PM (1:00 EVERY WEDNESDAY)


The most important thing is to make sure all four of our busses are parked in front of the school before filling the second lane. Do not park along the red curbs nearest the parking lot aisles. If you are picking up your child, I encourage you to time your arrival to 2:35, so that we can get the busses loaded and headed to the middle school in a timely manner. We ask that parents stay in their car and pick-up curbside as directed.


Teachers will bring students to the cars. Students in 1st and 2nd grade along with their older siblings will be waiting near the playground area. Kindergarteners and their older siblings will be waiting near the flag pole. Finally, 3rd and 4th graders will come out by the kitchen and gym area as soon as the busses exit Some parents have attached a sign with their child's name on the passenger visor and we have found this is very helpful in getting student's to their cars quickly.


If at any time you need to change your child's pick-up plan, please call the school well before dismissal time so that we can communicate a change in plans with their teacher.


I am confident each day will be better. I wish you all a terrific Spring Break. We will welcome our students back on Monday, April 5th.


Sincerely,



Kim Little

Pinewood Daily Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 8:15 am - 2:30 pm


Every Wednesday is Early Release: 8:15 am -1:00 pm

MARCH AWARD WINNERS! Congratulations One and All!

Falcon Cafe - April Menu

Snack and Lunch are available for all students free of charge for the remainder of the school year.

Upcoming Dates

  • March 29th - April 2nd - Spring Break * Students return on April 5th
  • April 8th - Picture Make-Up Day
  • April 26th - May 7th - State Testing for Grades 3 and 4
  • May 31st - Memorial Day, No School
  • June 4th - Last day of the 2020-2021 School Year