The HOOT

Pine Run Elementary School

The Fourth Grade Wax Museum

Can you guess who these famous people are? Pine Run's fourth grade students researched, wrote, and presented information about famous individuals who bettered our world! They each did a terrific job of getting into character and teaching others new and interesting facts about those who have made history. Bravo to our fourth grade impersonators!!

Pine Run Portfolio Conferences

Thank you to our Pine Run parents and students for meeting with teachers, celebrating achievement, and setting goals for the remainder of our school year. Our discussions and collaboration go a long way towards helping all our amazing students find success!

The Rainforest Comes to Pine Run!

What fun we had at our evening assembly entitled The Rainforest. It was wonderful watching as our children laughed and learned about the animals who call the rainforest their home. This group's message of conservation and protection was very well received.

Internet Safety

Officer Mary McCoy, Special Agent with the Bureau of Investigative Services, shares some eye-opening information about the internet:

Key Points:

  • The legal age to have a Facebook account is 13. All children that have a Facebook account under the age of 13 should have the account closed.
  • The top 2 modes child predators use to reach victims are:
  1. Facebook
  2. X-Box
  • Do you know what Formspring is? Snapchat? If not, get to know them. These sites are not appropriate for anyone.
  • Students should pledge to keep personal information safe. Personal information includes name, age, address, school name, picture, and phone number.
  • There are legal ramifications for cyber bullying and for posting inappropriate materials online.
  • Items, pictures, and comments posted to social media outlets or sent through an electronic device are permanent.
  • If kids feel they are the victim of cyber bullying, they should turn off their device and bring the device to a trusted adult.
  • Children should be encouraged to talk to their parents, teachers, or other trusted adults if they feel they have been the victim of cyber bullying.


For more valuable information regarding internet safety visit the PA Attorney General’s Office website.

Pine Run Spring Fair

Many thanks to our amazing HSA and Volunteer Parents and Students!!! Your contributions made our 2013 Spring Fair a wonderful day for all!

Dates That Rate: May

2 8:45 AM Gr. 6 PEN Trip-Law Day (Doylestown)

3 9:00 AM Gr. 2 field trip to Peace Valley Park

3 7:35 AM Band Rehearsal – Gym

3 Spirit Day – Wear Pine Run Gear

7 7:30 AM Orchestra Rehearsal – Gym

7 Staff Appreciation Day

8 The Dome Theater

10 7:35 AM Band Rehearsal – Gym

10 9:30 AM PEN Invention Convention

10 9:45 AM AM Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea

10 1:45 PM PM Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea

14 7:30 AM Orchestra Rehearsal – Gym

14 6:30 PM New Kindergarten Parent Orientation

14 7:30 PM School Board Meeting

15 9:00 AM Sixth Grade Orientation – Tohickon

17 7:35 AM Band Rehearsal - Gym

17 Spirit Day – Crazy Hat Day

20 9:15 AM Gr. 6F/6M Clean Stream (Peace Valley)

21 7:30 AM Orchestra Rehearsal - Gym

21 9:15 AM Gr. 6T Clean Stream (Peace Valley)

21 7:00 PM Pine Run Band/Strings Spring Concert - Unami

22 9:00 AM Pine Run Band/Strings Assembly

23 9:00 AM Gr. 3 PEN Trip-Doylestown Walking Tour

27 MEMORIAL DAY / SCHOOL HOLIDAY

28-30 7:45-8:15 AM Breakfast With Books

28-31 Spring Book Fair

28 7:30 PM School Board Meeting

29 Rain date Gr. 3 PEN Trip to Doylestown

31 Field Day

Dates That Rate: June

5 Gr. 6 Trip to Lincoln Financial Field/Phillies

7 Gr. 4 Trip to DaVinci Science Center

7 9:00 AM Kindergarten Trip to Merrymead Farm

11 Field Day Rain Date

11 7:30 PM School Board Meeting

13 8:45 AM Gr. 5 Trip to Constitution Center, Phila.

14 7:45 AM Boomerang Breakfast

17 9:30-10:30 AM Move-Up Day (All K students attend in AM)

17 6:30 PM Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony at Tohickon (Arrival time 6:00-6:15 PM)

18 Last Day for AM Kindergarten

19 11:55 AM Early Dismissal/End of 4th Marking Period/Last Day of School/PLEASE NOTE: PM Kindergarten attends in AM and Kindergarten dismissal is 11:10 AM

i Run For Life

I Run 4 Life is "off and running" at Pine Run! Many thanks to our coordinators, Judy Cooper and Lisa Ojert, for bringing this fun and healthy activity to our school!



Central Bucks Board Briefs

At the April 23, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:

1. Heard the Tamanend Jazz Band performance before the school board meeting and via video, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mrs. Kovnot’s 1st grade Jamison class.

2. Heard the Academic Spotlight about “Training Peer Mentors”. This is a video created by Lindsay Smith and Renee McErlean, teachers at Bridge Valley Elementary School, along with their students, demonstrate what they have learned about Autism and what they have learned about being a friend.

3. Heard the Superintendent’s Report, Curriculum, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, IU Board, and MBIT Committee Reports.

4. Approved the School Board Minutes.

5. Approved the Treasurer’s Report.

6. Approved the Resolution for the 2013-2014 Proposed Final Budget. The proposed

final budget for 2013-2014 is $290,683,982. There will be a “zero” increase in Real

Estate Taxes for the 2013-2014 school year. The school board will take action on

the final budget adoption at the May 28 meeting.

7. Ratified the transfer of $23 million from the General Fund to the Debt Service Fund.

8. Approved Purchasing Items for the following subject areas: General Teaching, General Art, Secondary Art, Physical Education, Science, Tech Ed General Hardware, Team Sports Supplies.

9. Approved Construction Contracts as follows: Emergency generator at the Ed Services Center to Pinnacle Electrical Construction - $262,400, Roofing replacement at the Ed Services Center to Laurant Construction Co. - $199,695, Roofing repairs and installation of a new single ply membrane at the Transportation Annex to Union Roofing Contractors - $98,000

10. Tabled School Board Policies Use of Medications and Electronic Signatures so that

the proposed policies can be posted on the CBSD website for public review.

11. Approved School Board Policy 902-1 – Cable Television.

12. Approved various personnel items and student trips.

13. Received a Sabbatical Leave of Absence as an information item.