Monday Morning Message

October 3 2016

Let's Celebrate Paula and Kaylin!!

We are so very fortunate to have dedicated, friendly and positive team members like Ms. Paula and Kaylin!! The amount of work and pride they put into keeping our building clean is so appreciated! While Custodial Appreciation Day was yesterday, please consider having your scholars create thank you notes, pictures, or a banner and share it with these two amazing team members. They are truly a great addition to Team Pinewood!
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Welcome Nurse Crystal Brown!!

We are so exctied to welcome Nurse Brown to our team! She hit the ground running last week! Nurse Brown will be on the Pinewood campus on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week. She will be at Tolleson the other two days of the week. I know you will give her a warm welcome!


Crystal shares the following:

I am married to a wonderful man Christopher. I have two amazing boys Kingston and Kellen. I love spending time with my family. I am very involved in my church. My favorite color is red. I love all kinds of music- Gospel is my favorite. Pizza is my favorite food. I am excited to be at Pinewood and look forward to getting to know all of the students and staff!

Picture Retakes

If you did not have your photo taken in September, please do so today. These photos will be used for our yearbook. Students will be called down by classes. Please make sure all new students get their photos made. The photographer will be set up in the multipurpose room ... sorry Coach Eagle! :)

Step Encouragers Program

We are so excited that the Step Encourager Program begins today for some of our scholars. These volunteers will be working with our students on Mondays from 1:00-2:00 helping with classwork, building relationships and character traits. The encouragers will come to your classrooms and pick their students up each time they are on campus. Please make sure you have work for your scholar(s) to take with them to each session. I would encourage you to have a folder so that it is ready and waiting and there is no disruption to the class upon pickup.


A list of students referred for this program will be shared with classroom teachers. If you do not receive an email, you have no students serviced by this program at this time. We have been told we will be adding Encouragers as the program grows.


The Reading Program also begins this week. Mrs. Matus will send out details about how this will roll out.

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Week at a Glance -

Monday 10/3

  • Fall picture retakes
  • Step Encourager Program officially begins
  • Campaigning begins for Student Council


Tuesday 10/4

  • Several notes to go home in the Tuesday Folder


Thursday 10/6

  • Targeted date for Interventions to begin
  • 3rd Grade Elevate Field Trip - Ron Coleman Crystal Mines


Friday 10/7

  • Student Council Officer Speeches 8:30 am in Media Center grades 3-5
  • Representative speechs in the classrooms
  • Election Day 3-5 votes
  • Campaign posters removed after election


A Look Ahead ....

Monday 10/10

  • New Teacher Lunch Bunch book study 11:15 (classes will be covered)
  • Pinewood Community Academy (PCA) presents "The Truth About Bullying" with Officer Cardona and Mrs. Holtman 5:30-6:30 in media center.


Tuesday 10/11

  • 4th Grade Elevate Field Trip to Toltec Mounds


Wednesday 10/12

  • End of 1st Quarter (41 days)


Friday 10/14

  • 5th Grade Elevate Field Trip to Innovation Hub


Monday 10/17

  • 1st quarter grades due in eSchool by 4:00 pm
  • 1st 9 weeks behavior incentive reward - details coming soon
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