Pinewood Weekly Newsletter

January 29, 2021

Principal's Message - Congratulations to our Award Winners

Dear Falcon Families,

At the end of each month we like to honor many of our students with our monthly award program. One award we give is for Language Arts. Students who receive this award have shown tremendous growth in this area in past weeks. It must be a challenge for many of our teachers to choose just one award winner a month. In fact, as I visit our classrooms, I can see our students developing their reading, writing. listening and speaking skills. I recognize our Kindergarteners are beginning to link letter sounds into words. They are also mastering many sight words. I am excited to see our first graders starting to read sentences fluently. I am proud to look at the writing of our second and third graders as it expands and increases in complexity. I am in awe of our fourth graders for presenting their projects in front of their peers. I am proud of the confidence they exude as they speak in front of others.

Similar to Language Arts, we recognize many of our kids are making great strides in Mathematics. Our students not only are proving they can master their basic facts, but they can problem solve and apply these foundational skills. It is a privilidege to watch our students in the classroom get up and explain how to figure out their problems. I love that kids are sharing a different way to do math that they learned at home. We encourage their ability to do math in different ways.

Finally, each month we honor many of our "Bucket Fillers". These students build others up through compliments and their positive actions. I truly believe each and every one of our kids are deserving of this award as well.

Of course our teachers are a big part of our student achievement. Moreover, I extend much credit to our families who are working harder than ever to teach their kids. While this year has been a challenge, it is reassuring that our kids have a team of support.

It was a wild week of weather. I am looking forward to setting aside our snow shovels next week and being back on campus to congratulate our award winners in person.


Kim Little

School Photos 2/9 and 2/10

As a reminder, school pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, February 9th. On this day we will taking photos of all students who come on campus for instruction. On the following day, Wednesday February 10th, our distance learning students will have their pictures taken. Please look for order forms to come home next week. While we were hopeful a delay in taking school pictures this year would allow us to capture an all class photo, we won't be able make this happen due to COVID-19 precautions.
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Because our campus was closed much of this week, we are rescheduling our Spirit Day for next week. Friday, February 5th will now be Twin Day. We have heard of many duos, trios, and even groups planning their outfits and look forward to seeing these matching wardrobes. If you are at a loss for what to wear, Pinewood spirit gear is a perfect choice to match with others.
Falcon Cafe- February Menu

All meals are free for the 2020-2021 school year


  • Twin Day- RESCHEDULED - Friday , February 5th
  • Lincoln's Day - NO SCHOOL Friday, February 12th
  • Washington's Day - NO SCHOOL Monday, February 15th
  • Last Day of 2nd Trimester February 26th
  • Read-For-Fun Day/ Pajama Day - February 26th