Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

February 19, 2021

Principal's Message - 2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

Dear Falcon Families,


Please know that our registration is now open for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. At this point, we are hopeful that the coming school year will be the traditional full-time and in-person schedule. To register your child, you may print and complete the linked registration packet and return it into our school office. Of course, you may pick up a packet from the office as well.


California has specific age restrictions for both TK and Kindergarten enrollment. In order to qualify for our Transitional Kindergarten program, a child must turn 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd. In order to be placed in Kindergarten, students must turn 5 on or before September 1st.


In addition to the completed registration documents, the school will need to submit a copy of the child's updated shot record and birth certificate. Know that there are additional vaccinations needed for TK and K enrollment. Be sure to reach out to your medical provider to make sure your child has the necessary vaccinations. We will pre-enroll your child now knowing that these appointments will most likely happen over the summer.


The sooner you can get your child registered for next year the better. It is helpful to know how many students to expect for the upcoming school year in order to plan for staffing. If you have any questions, please reach out to our school secretary, Jennifer McKeand.


With Thanks,


Kim Little

You're Invited to our Next PTC Meeting!

The Pinewood Parent Teacher Club will hold its next Zoom meeting this coming Wednesday, February 24th at 4:00 pm. We encourage you to attend and learn more about ways this group helps our school The PTC Club is committed to supporting our students during this most challenging year. Your ideas and input can only make what we do better! You will find the Zoom meeting link below.
PTC Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 980 4561 8700 Password: Pinewood1

Read-For-Fun and Pajama Day Next Friday

Next Friday, February 26th, is our "Read-For-Fun" day; an opportunity to take part in reading activities for the entire class time. Traditionally, this day is referred to as "Read-a-thon", but this year we are choosing not to make this a fundraising event as classes will not be able to take their traditional spring field trips. All students are encouraged to wear their pajamas for this fun day. While they may bring slippers to wear in the classroom, students also need to have outdoor shoes for breaktime. Please refer to your child's teacher for classroom specifics on "Read-for-Fun" day.
Every Kid Outdoors - National Park Pass

Information on how 4th and 5th graders can get a free National Parks pass for this year.

UPCOMING DATES

  • PTC Meeting - Wednesday, February 24th @ 4:00 pm (see Zoom link above)
  • End of Second Trimester - February 26th
  • Pajama Day and Read-For Fun Day - February 26th
  • Daylight Savings Time Starts - March 14th
  • Spring Break - March 29th - April 2nd