Welcome to Pinecrest Elementary

November 2018

About Us

Main Line: 651-480-7280

Attendance Line: 651-480-7281
Health Office (Nurse): 651-480-7286
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7296
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888


Pinecrest Homepage

Elementary Handbook

District Calendars

Thank you for attending fall conferences. We enjoy getting to know our parents and your help in collaborating a learning plan to help our students be successful.

DATES TO REMEMBER

November

4 - Daylight Savings Time

16 - Family Movie Night

21 - No school (Elementary Staff Development)

22 - No school (Thanksgiving Break)

23 - No school (Thanksgiving Break)

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

WHAT: Pinecrest Parent Educator Partnership (PEP) Annual Family Movie Night

WHEN: Friday, November 16

  • 5:00 PM pizza (optional)
  • 5:45 Movie starts

WHERE: Pinecrest gymnasium (movie) and cafeteria (pizza)


Please note this is a parent supervised event

MORNING DROP OFF


Please remember that students should not arrive at school before the 7:40 bell unless they will be eating breakfast. (Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55).

If you do arrive early, students must be accompanied by an adult or wait in your vehicle. For those parents dropping off students, please be patient, as we do expect parents to be parked along the curb with their son/daughter as we wait until 7:40. If you do need to drop off your child earlier, please contact the Kids’ Campus program through the community education website

If you have any questions about this process, please email or call Paul Bakker.


Thanks for your support,

Paul Bakker

Principal – Pinecrest Elementary

PEP (PINECREST EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP) VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities this school year.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

As the weather begins to cool, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for playing outside. Students spend twenty minutes outside for recess.


When the temperatures start to dip into the 40’s and 50’s, we do require students to wear a light jacket or sweatshirt outside. When winter arrives, winter clothing including hats and mittens/gloves will be required.

DON'T WAIT UNTIL WINTER...PREPARE FOR A "SNOW DAY”

It is important that you have accurate phone numbers on file for your student with the school district. Although we are using a calling system to contact families in case of inclement weather, the district will still continue to post school delays or closings in the following ways:

Official school closing announcements will be made on Hastings KDWA Radio 1460, WCCO-Channel 4, KSTP-Channel 5, KMSP-Channel 9 and KARE-Channel 11 television and Hastings Public School Website.

Please visit our webpage for directions at: www.hastings.k12.mn.us

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Just a reminder that if your child is having a birthday party and would like to invite their friends from school, we are not able to give out names, phone numbers or addresses of the students. While we know it is exciting for children to have a birthday party and invite their school friends, we ask that you do not send invitations to school as it can cause hurt feelings for those students who did not get invited to the party.


TREATS AT SCHOOL

The district has adopted a wellness policy. We are still celebrating student birthdays; we are just not doing so with birthday treats. We ask that students not bring any treats in honor of their birthday.

MUSIC NOTES FROM MRS. PONCELET

Click on the button to read November's music notes

COMMUNITY EDUCATION RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

TO REGISTER: Call 651-480-7670 or register online at www.hastingscommunityed.com