Pine Street Press

October 2022

Principal's Corner

Pine Street families,

It is hard to believe October and fall weather is already upon us. We have had a great start to our school year and have been busy diving into new learning after our beginning of the year assessments. Our WIN (What I Need) intervention time has started or will be starting in the next week for both reading and math in 4th and 5th grade.

Our teachers and staff continue to build positive culture in their classrooms and around school using Capturing Kids Hearts. The students have embraced this and are excited to share their good things, give affirmations to others and help support each other in making good choices each day.

We are also excited to have our after school activities starting up. We are about half way through our first intramural session with Mr. DeVoogd. The students are having a wonderful time learning and playing soccer. The weather has been wonderful and they have been able to play outside most days. Game club also started this week and art club will start in a few weeks. Student Council members have been chosen and their first meeting will be later this month as well.

We are excited to meet with parents on October 10th and 12th for parent teacher conferences. At that time teachers will share with you all the wonderful things your child has been up to the first 6 weeks of school. They will also go over students' progress report and scores on fall NWEA and Running Records as well as MStep testing from last spring.

As always feel free to reach out anytime to your child's teacher or the office if you have any questions or concerns.

Enjoy this beautiful fall weather!

Your partner in education,

Robyn Robinson

Principal, Pine Street Elementary

September 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 September are:

Donavin Baker, Makalynn Cross, Owen Hudson, Kaiden Berens, Brady Stallard, Brooklynn Hayes, Elijah Doughty, Brielle Mancuso, Amelia Geers, Reese Engel, Owen Langkamp, Charlie DeVault, Korben Makowski

Congratulations September ROARS winners!

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Capturing Kids Hearts

Monthly Focus: Empathy

In September our Capturing Kids Hearts monthly focus area was Empathy. Students learned about Empathy and participated in lessons and activities around this topic.

In October Students will be learning about having Self-Direction. This is the ability and skill to set goals and take steps toward those goals with a focus on making positive choices.

Below you will find family newsletters with information and activities you can do at home for each month. We will continue to share this resource each month in the Pine Street Press.


October- Self-Direct

Progress Reports Available Today

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Halloween Parties

October is here and it is time to think about Halloween. Halloween Parties will be Monday, October 31st starting between 1:00-1:30. Your child's teacher will provide further details on their class Halloween Party.

Costumes may be worn to school on Monday, October 31st. Please remember costumes should be of a non-violent nature. Weapons of any kind, fake or real are not permitted. Any masks or hats included in the costume can be worn during the party time only.

Treats: Individually pre-packaged treats are preferred. (IE. Little Debbie, Rice Krispie, individual bags of chips/popcorn, etc.)

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Please welcome your newly elected Wayland Intermediate PTO officers.

President- Kacie Bultje

VP- Sarah VanHouten

Secretary- Becky Hohnke

Treasurer- CJ Haveman

To stay up to date on WIPTO events and activities please like their Facebook page, Wayland Intermediate PTO and attend upcoming meetings. Their next meeting is October 17th at 6:30 at Pine Street.

Don't forget Sub Sale Pick ups are October 13th from 3-7 at the Middle School Cafeteria. All subs must be picked up at this time.

Crossing Guard Needed

The City of Wayland is having difficulty in providing staffing for the City street crosswalks (the City provides crossing guards for City streets) that lead to Pine Street. Pine Street staff has covered on many occasions and just can't always be available due to parent/child needs during drop-off and pick-up. Please consider this opportunity to provide a safe crossing for students. Apply at the City of Wayland webpage if looking for a long-term, paid commitment (pay is $16 per hour and $10 per half hour). Also, if willing to volunteer to cover a post for a certain day of the week, or a week or two, speak to Principal Robyn Robinson until the City hires someone.

5th Grade Sunset Paintings in Art Class

Upcoming Events

October 5- Student Count Day

October 10- No School

October 10 & 12- Parent Teacher Conferences 3-7

October 13- Sub Sale Pick up Wayland MS

October 17- WIPTO meeting 6:30 @ Pine Street

October 26- Flu Clinic

October 31- Halloween Parties

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Events Happening Around the District

Mike Omness, Assistant Principal