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September 21, 2017

posted by Kristen Henning

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of September 25 - 29, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 5C

Tuesday        cycle day - 1D     Fundraiser Orders Due!

Fifth Grade Base Camp Field Trip

Wednesday  cycle day - 2E     

Thursday       cycle day - 3F Parent Information Night - 6:30-8pm - Red Pine Gym

Friday            cycle day - 4A


School News:

International Heritage Day Tomorrow!

As a Red Pine Community, we have been learning about how the United States of America is a “Melting Pot” with each of us coming or having ancestors that came from somewhere else in the world.  Tomorrow we would like to encourage you to help your child find something to wear or bring that might signify their heritage.  It might be dressing in traditional clothing, dressing in the colors of their native flag, bringing some small artifact from their country of origin, or bringing some information to share with their class.  We’re looking forward to celebrating all the different cultures represented at Red Pine Elementary!



Parent Information Night!

Please join us on Thursday, September 28 from 6:30 - 8:00  in the Red Pine Gymnasium as we share information on a variety of topics.

Some of the items to be shared include:

  • Our instructional programs and how you can support your students at home

  • Academic Standards

  • Reading levels

  • Policies/Staff Approaches on bullying/cyberbullying

  • PBIS

  • Drop-off/Pick-Up

  • Health related topics with Nurse Danna

Please contact the office if you have any questions. 651-423-7870



Spanish Instruction at Red Pine

Community Education is offering a class called University Language Spanish at Red Pine.  The deadline for registration is Friday, September 22.  This link will bring you directly to the registration page. Registration



National Walk and Bike to School Day

The Physical Education Staff & the Health and Wellness Committee would like to extend a wonderful invitation to ALL students, parents/guardians and staff on Wednesday October 4th to participate in National Walk and Bike to School Day.  We would like to take this time to stress the benefits of walking, biking, and exercising in general:  exercise/play is FUN, combats health conditions and diseases, improves mood, boosts energy, better sleep, and controls weight. PLEASE consider walking/biking with friends, family members, or meeting up at a designated spot with others and ALL walking/biking together.  If your child attends SACC, rides the bus, or has band rehearsal in the morning we do have alternative plans for those students.  Hope to see you ALL participating Wednesday October 4th in National Walk and Bike to School Day!!

The Health and Wellness Committee will be passing out Flavored and ‘non-flavored’ Lip Balm as the students approach the school.  Please be aware if your child has allergies that they should NOT open the Lip Balm until you (parent or guardian) have looked over the package.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Sincerely,

Mike Kotasek, Meghan Schoeberl, and the Health and Wellness Committee  



In the Computer Lab

Notes from Mrs. Skalski


Hello and welcome! Check out our lab’s new website to keep updated about what your child is doing in computer class with me. All students visit my lab as a part of their specialist schedule and I encourage them to bookmark this site at home so they can use the tools and resources from home and in the classroom too. (https://sites.google.com/apps.district196.org/skalskilab/home)


MAP Testing: Students in grades 2-5 begin taking the MAP-Math test this week (9/14). The test will take approximately 40-90 minutes to complete and will be done during regularly scheduled visits to my class.  A detailed schedule can be found on the RP webpage.  



News from the Red Pine Library:

Our Library Checkout Schedule for the year is linked below.  If your student forgets books or is absent on library day, please encourage them to visit us the next day when his / her teacher approves.  We've also added library tips including our overdue policy which overviews what to expect if your student forgets a book 1, 2 or 3 times in a row. There is no need to worry- we give reminders to help him / her remember the next school day.

https://sites.google.com/a/apps.district196.org/red-pine-recommended-books/


Volunteers needed for our Red Pine Teacher / Student Resource Library

We are hoping for 6 resource library volunteers to check-in and reshelve books for 1-2 hours each week. We already have 4 and would love 2 more! You may remember that these are separate from the main library and are shelved by the Level A-Z in our 2 Resource Libraries. Every teacher and student relies on these books for our district reading curriculum.


If you have questions about this important (and easy once you spend some time in it) volunteer opportunity, please email
or call the front office and ask for the main library.


Thanks for your consideration,

Kelly Robertson, Suzanne Jarvi,

Media Specialist Media Clerk

kelly.robertson@district196.org suzanne.jarvi@district196.org





       

Nurse’s Corner:  


Greetings RED PINE FAMILIES:

Fall is upon us – beautiful colors should be just around the corner.  It’s time for a few healthy reminders for your children.

Water bottles – this will be a regular reminder.  Please send in with your child a fresh water bottle daily.  Being adequately hydrated helps with headaches, runny noses, upset tummies, fatigue and many other ailments.  It is important so they are not missing out on class time to feel well through the entire day.

Change of clothes -  If possible, have an extra set of sweatpants and underwear for the kids. Whether it is muddy outside or other unforeseen accidents.

Medications - Please bring in any emergency medications with a doctor’s note so we  can keep your child safe.  If you have not brought in the needed inhalers, epi pens or Benadryl, please put it on your “to do” list!!

Colds Colds and Runny Nose

Sore throats and red throats

Tummy aches and Headaches

Prevention is key – so don’t take a knee

Hydrate!  Hydrate!  Hydrate!

GOOOOOOOO Cardinals!


Nurse Dana

651-423-7871




PTO News:


Corrected Information for Access to the Red Pine PTO Community Directory:

www.join.myschoolanywhere.com     Join Code: cardinals


Committee Updates

Red Pine has many wonderful opportunities for volunteering. If you are looking for opportunities to make connections within the Red Pine Community, then please consider the following:

We are currently seeking people to help maintain Bulletin Boards and Coordinate Volunteers. Spring Arts Night is also looking for a co-chair. Please contact Susan Thomas at redpinepto@gmail.com if interested or would like more information.


Fall Fundraiser

The Fall Fundraiser is off to a great start! Remember, orders are to be turned in by September 26. Items will be distributed October 16 from 3:00-6:00 PM. If you are unable to pick-up at that time, please make other arrangements as some items are perishable.


Unity Day

Unity Day is coming up on Wednesday, October 25th.  Unity Day is a day to unite as one against bullying.  On Unity Day the color orange is worn to take a stand.  If you would like to purchase a 2017 Unity Day t-shirt they are available again this year.  The link to purchase is:
https://www.cagear.com/store/unity-day-anti-bully-shirts/red-pine-anti-bully-tee/?preview=true.
The t-shirts will be delivered to your child’s classroom before October 25th.  Choose LOCAL PICKUP for the delivery option and t-shirts will be delivered at no charge to Red Pine. Ordering will be available until October 11th.



Update for BoxTops:
It’s that time again - time to start collecting Box Tops for Education and earn cash for Red Pine!  We have set a goal of $2,500 for our goal this year.  Our first collection due date is Friday, October 27, 2017.
You can turn in your box tops in the box outside of the office or to your classroom teacher. Please be sure to use the collection sheet that is located on the PTO tab under Parents on the website.  

We are looking for volunteers to go to the office during the last week of each month to collect the box tops that have been donated, bring them home to sort and count them.  I will give you more details in a welcome email.  

Please contact Kirsten Langstraat at langstraatfamily@gmail.com with any questions.  





September 14, 2017

posted Sep 14, 2017, 8:53 AM by Kristen Henning   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 8:55 AM ]

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of September 18 - 22, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 5D

Tuesday        cycle day - 1E

Wednesday  cycle day - 2F      Picture Day! (information below)

Thursday       cycle day - 3A

Friday            cycle day - 4B Student Council Sponsored “International Heritage Day”


A Message From the Principal:

Dear Red Pine Families,


It has been an incredible start to the school year!  Thank you to our students, parents, and staff for facilitating such a smooth start.  I have been able to visit every classroom and I can tell you great instruction has been happening from day 1!


Our morning drop-off process has been going very well these first two weeks.  Due to the fact that people dropping students off have been driving as far forward in the drop-off area that they can, there is less congestion in the area.  This has led to a calm start to the school day for the students.  If you have questions about this process please let me know.  Thank you for all who are helping this go so smoothly!


I would like to invite you to a Red Pine Parent Information Night in the Red Pine Gymnasium at 6:30 on Thursday, September 28.    I have been gathering topics that parents have told me they would like to know more about.  We will present about our instructional programs, reading levels, our approach to behavior, health topics,  as well as more detailed topics like bullying and cyberbullying.  If you have any recommendations to add to the agenda please let me know.  Communication is an important aspect of any school community.  This is an opportunity to enhance communication with families and ensuring families know what is happening at Red Pine.


Last Thursday night we had the largest turnout for a Red Pine PTO meeting in many years.  There was great dialogue at the meeting around multiple topics.  This is a great way to be connected into all that is happening at Red Pine.  The next meeting is Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 in the Red Pine Media Center.  I look forward to seeing you there.


I would like to fill you in on a staffing change at Red Pine.  Traci McCarthy has been the Gifted and Talented/Young Scholars teacher for a number of years.  She has helped develop an effective program that benefits many students.  Traci has taken on a new role for part of her day, as she is a 3rd grade teacher for half of her day.  Traci will be serving as GT/YS teacher in the morning and she will be teaching 3rd grade in the afternoon.   We are excited to have Laurie Ollhoff join the Red Pine team as a GT/YS teacher to team with Traci.  Laurie is also a GT/YS teacher at Glacier Hills Elementary.


This is going to be an awesome year at Red Pine!  Thank you for your ongoing support in making the Red Pine School Community such a great place to learn!

Sincerely,

Drew Goeldner



School News:

Picture Day

Wednesday, September 20th

Lifetouch will be photographing all of our Red Pine students next Wednesday, September 20th.  If you would like to order a portrait package, please send in the order form with payment or order online at: http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/MI257050Y0

Retakes will be taken on October 24th.



Fifth Grade Tile Project- Where are our tiles?

The fifth grade tile project (2016-2017) installation has been delayed due to construction at the front entrance.

The tiles will be installed in the front entryway when the construction project is complete.

As soon as they're ready we'll send a message so our new middle schoolers can drop in and see their tiles!

Any questions please email peg.gust@district196.org

Thank You,

Peg Gust

Red Pine Art Specialist



In the Computer Lab

Notes from Mrs. Skalski


Hello and welcome! Check out our lab’s new website to keep updated about what your child is doing in computer class with me. All students visit my lab as a part of their specialist schedule and I encourage them to bookmark this site at home so they can use the tools and resources from home and in the classroom too. (https://sites.google.com/apps.district196.org/skalskilab/home)


MAP Testing: Students in grades 2-5 begin taking the MAP-Math test this week (9/14). The test will take approximately 40-90 minutes to complete and will be done during regularly scheduled visits to my class.  A detailed schedule can be found on the RP webpage.  



News from the Red Pine Library:

Our Library Checkout Schedule for the year is linked below.  If your student forgets books or is absent on library day, please encourage them to visit us the next day when his / her teacher approves.

https://sites.google.com/a/apps.district196.org/red-pine-recommended-books/


Looking forward to a great year reading with your kiddos!

Mrs. Robertson & Mrs. Jarvi


Volunteers needed for our Red Pine Teacher / Student Resource Library

We are hoping for 6 resource library volunteers to check-in and reshelve books for 1-2 hours each week. You may remember
that these are separate from the main library and are shelved by the Level A-Z in our 2 Resource Libraries.
Every teacher and student relies on these books for our district reading curriculum.

If you have questions about this important (and easy once you spend some time in it) volunteer opportunity, please email
or call the front office and ask for the main library.


Thanks for your consideration,

Kelly Robertson,
Media Specialist

kelly.robertson@district196.org


Suzanne Jarvi,
Media Clerk

suzanne.jarvi@district196.org




News From the “Bird Feeder”:

       

Nurse’s Corner:  


Welcome Red Pine Families!  Just a quick reminder to have your children bring water bottles to school as hydration is important.  Also, for the younger students, please bring a change of clothes and underwear for accidents.

Have a happy healthy week!

Nurse Danna



PTO News:


Volunteer Updates:

Red Pine has many wonderful opportunities for volunteering.
If you are looking for opportunities to make connections within the Red Pine Community, then please consider the following:


We are currently seeking people to Chair the Fall Fundraiser, Bulletin Board, Welcome Committee, and Volunteer Coordinator. Spring Arts Nights is also looking for a co-chair. Please contact Susan Thomas at
redpinepto@gmail.com if interested or would like more information.



Family Directory

A reminder for Red Pine Families to update information in the online directory at  MySchoolAnywhere.com.
For new families, registration information was given at the assessment day.



Update for BoxTops:
It’s that time again - time to start collecting Box Tops for Education and earn cash for Red Pine!  We have set a goal of $2,500 for our goal this year.  Our first collection due date is Friday, October 27, 2017.
You can turn in your box tops in the box outside of the office or to your classroom teacher. Please be sure to use the collection sheet that is located on the PTO tab under Parents on the website.  

We are looking for volunteers to go to the office during the last week of each month to collect the box tops that have been donated, bring them home to sort and count them.  I will give you more details in a welcome email.  

Please contact Kirsten Langstraat at langstraatfamily@gmail.com with any questions.  



Fall Fundraiser:

We have just kicked-off our annual fundraising campaign, and we need your support! We've partnered with Cherrydale to create something really big and to raise money for technology and academic software!

Helping is as easy as 1, 2, 3: Sign Up, Set Up, and Share...and it only takes a few minutes. Cherrydale's new e-commerce site has an amazing product selection that will ensure that you and your supporters will love the products offered for sale. These products include gourmet foods, designer jewelry, stylish home decor, and more from great brands such as Tervis Tumblers, WoodWick Candles, Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies, and Cherrydale Chocolates. With your participation, you will be a hero for our school.


We know we can count on your support! Get started now by registering and setting-up your personalized Seller Web Page to begin fundraising. Share this Web Page with friends and family with the easy-to-use email, text and social media sharing tools.

https://www.cherrydale.com/FRREDEM



June 1, 2017

posted Jun 1, 2017, 1:42 PM by Kristen Henning

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of June 5th, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 6 green C

Tuesday       cycle day - 1 red D    - Last Day of Elementary School!!! Have a GREAT SUMMER!!!!!

Fifth Grade Final Walk  -  3:30 pm


A Message From the Principal:

Dear Red Pine Families,


What an incredible school year this has been!  Thank you for your ongoing support of the Red Pine school community.  As exciting as this year has been, I can tell you that we are already preparing for next year as we continue to build on the tradition of Red Pine Elementary being an exceptional school for students, families, and staff.


There are many changes for the upcoming school year I would like you to know about.  The most significant change has to do with safety upgrades.  Beginning with the week of June 12,  the project of creating a secure entrance at Red Pine begins.  We will be taking down the second row of front doors and creating a new set of doors further back in the foyer.  This will allow us space to open a doorway directly into the office.  As soon as construction is completed, anyone entering the building will have to go directly into the office to sign in before entering the rest of the school, as the second row of doors will be locked.  One issue that has been brought up is that there are many tiles on the wall in the construction area.  These are the tiles that previous fifth grade students had created.  The contractors will try their best to save the tiles.  We have also created a “Plan B”.  Tracy Caffrey has been kind enough to take pictures of the tiles that may be affected.  We will be able to print them as pictures so the tiles can still be shown at Red Pine if the tiles cannot be saved.  Thank you Tracy!


There will also be work done in the office during this time.  If you need to stop into school while construction is going on, you will need to enter through the doors by the gymnasium.   Our office will be based out of our conference room across from the cafeteria during this time.  We will also have signs up to direct people.


With the changes in our office, we would also like to announce our new 10 month/attendance secretary.  Julie Weisendanger will serve in that role beginning this summer.  She will make a great addition to both our office staff and the Red Pine school community.  We have already met as an office staff to establish how we will operate next year.  We are here to serve you, the Red Pine students and families.


With a new school year we will also have new Site Council members.  The 2017-2018 Red Pine Elementary Site Council members are:


Tracy Caffrey – Parent       Sue Rockwell – Teacher Drew Goeldner – Principal

Stacey Sayre – Parent       Shauna Joas – Teacher Denise Vonasek – Assistant Administrator

Sarah Brass – Parent        Nicole Monssen – Teacher/Parent

Amy Bailey – Parent                                           


There are a number of current staff members who are moving on to new endeavors.  We want to take this time to say thank you to the following staff members for all of the great work they have provided the Red Pine School Community.


Jo Hutchins                Wendy Gehling    Rachel Inkala Julie McMonagle Kari Kleven

Catherine Garrity       Amanda Bocchi    Jennifer Larson Jane Norton Kathy Gordon

Tom Sandman           Dana Demers    Ann Van Ert Heidi Bruckhoff

           

During the 2016-2017 school year our Site Council, along with other teacher representatives, set out to develop a new mission statement for Red Pine.  We went through the process over several months, and we were all excited with the outcome.

I hope you all have a great summer!  I can’t wait for all the wonderful things to come for Red Pine Elementary!


Sincerely,


Drew Goeldner, Principal


Red Pine Elementary

Inspiring Growth in Every Child

Red Pine Elementary Inspires Growth in Every Child by Providing:


  • A nurturing environment that focuses on each child’s unique needs and abilities

  • Engaging instruction that promotes curiosity and inquiry to further each child’s progress academically, socially, emotionally, and physically

  • A caring community with a strong family-school connection

School News:

Congratulations to Red Pine's Three Very Successful Destination Imagination Teams

Destination Imagination Challenges are designed as a fun and engaging system of learning to teach students the creative process—a powerful tool that is at the root of all innovation in the arts, sciences and entrepreneurship.  The Penguins From Jupiter chose the Scientific Challenge -- to solve this Challenge, the team had to create and present a story about one or more characters on a secret mission. The team had to research two sciences of hidden communication: Cryptography and Steganography. During the Presentation, the team had to reveal the contents of two secret messages. One secret message, the Pre-Crypted Message, had to be designed by the team prior to the tournament. The other secret message, the Insta-Crypted Message, was given to the team to encrypt and decrypt during the Presentation. The team’s Presentation had to also include a Disguised Character and a team-created Gadget that performs a secret or unexpected task.  The Penguins from Jupiter solved this challenge within a story/performance about a thief who steals a rare pink sapphire and a cop who decodes a secret message, then goes undercover to retrieve the sapphire.  The team was so successful this year that they made it to the State Tournament and then qualified to compete at the Global Competition at the University of Tennessee.  They also received recognition from the School Board for their accomplishments.  What a great honor! Outstanding job to Morgan Becker, Ella Bromley, Allie Gladen, Emily Hopke, Kate Reed, and Ashley Swenson for representing Red Pine so well!  And amazing job and a gigantic thank you to terrific team managers Jeff Becker, Derek Gladen, and Mike Reed!


The Minnesota Molecules team worked on the Engineering challenge, “In it together”. The team was split into two teams, one to focus on the structure and one to create a skit. The structure team was responsible for building a support structure out of Balsa wood and wood glue which had to meet very specific height and weight requirements. Easy enough until you realize it needed to also hold weight and the more weight the better. They came up with good plan and built 5 small structures that went on to hold 350 pounds at the State Tournament!  The skit team created a story that involved two countries, France and Iraq, working together to solve the issue of pigs stealing expensive art pieces from each country.  The entire team worked together in designing and building the props for the skit. The pig noses and pig tails were a big hit with all of the tournament appraisers. The entire team did an awesome job showing their team spirit, presenting the skit, and successfully completing the structure test. Fantastic job Alessandra Agpalasin, Noah Daniel, Summer Jacobs, Aashish Mankala, Kayla Peters, and Zachary Wittmayer for representing Red Pine so well!​  And amazing job and a huge thank you to wonderful team managers Sara Peters and Vaishnavi Mankala!


The Legendary Cookie Monsters competed in the Fine Arts challenge at the Regional Tournament and did an excellent job, almost making it to the State Tournament with their very creative story, great acting, and amazing costumes and props!  And since they are all fourth graders, we sure hope they will all be back again next year with more experience and the same enthusiasm and high energy they competed with this year!  Outstanding job Macie Bray, Sydnee Jaedike, Ava Ligtenberg, Olivia Tompkins, Chloie Tudino, and Nate Wolf for representing Red Pine so well!  And terrific job and a super big thank you to amazing team managers Kelly Jaedike, Cindy Tompkins, and Brian Jaedike!


Congratulations to Red Pine's Awesome and Amazing Lego League Team

A Big Congratulations to Red Pine's very hard working and creative Lego League team for building very cool robots and programming them to do very innovative missions.  And a super big thank you to our terrific parent coaches, Doug Prince and Dan Schaefer, who sprung into action at the beginning of the school year working very hard every day to get the kids ready for a tournament at Dakota Hills Middle School.  After the tournament was over, we still had a lot of year left and a really cool EV3 robot, so we divided up into smaller teams and continued with the building of the robot, the programming, and the solving of missions.  A gigantic thank you to our two amazing and helpful peer coaches, Griffin Caffrey and Keiser Derickson, for doing such a great job of helping other teams and teaching them what they know, and often times, figuring things out together.  The teamwork has been very impressive and the creativity is awesome!


Thanks for being a part of Red Pine's Lego League Robotics experience Mac Blundell, Isaac Buyck, Griffin Cafftrey, A.J. Clark, Joe Colburn, Keiser Derickson, Shannon Dwyer, Reagan Fleming, James Fliger, Noah Foster, Ben Fritschel, Ezra Gebeyehu, Hale Halvorson, McKenna Henning, Tara Le, Aashish Mankala, Lennon Martin, Tyler Mason, Max Monzel, Aiden Murray, Scott Norton, Grant Paurus, Andy Prince, Kessler Schaefer, Connor Schauer, Sawyer Smith, Will Sprunk, Adi Sunkam, Brad Taylor, and Jack Williams!  And another big thank you to the wonderful parents that came to help or to supervise the small groups before and after school.  You all made it a really fun learning experience for the kids.  Thanks for your help and patience!


Congratulations to Red Pine's Math Masters' Teams 2017

Ezra Gebeyehu, Hale Halvorson, Sakif Khan, Adi Sunkam, and Carter Veen who had three excellent team rounds and got 1st Place among all the teams from District 196!  Wow, what an accomplishment for Red Pine's X-Men!

Griffin Caffrey, Raegan Marx, Max Monzel, Amber Walker, and Amelia Zaske, who received a perfect score in Team Round # 2 and got 2nd Place among all the teams from District 196!  Amazing teamwork for Red Pine's Rubber Duckies!


Adam Abbas, Mike Kostecka, Tia Rao, Leo Wench, and Jack Williams, who showed great teamwork and determination!  Way to go Red Pine Mathsketeers!

Griffin Caffrey also took 11th Place in the individual competition and Adi Sunkam took 4th Place overall in Order of Operations, earning a medal for a score of 72 out of 75.  Sakif Khan scored 70 out of 75 in Order of Operations, earning a medal for 7th Place!  Wow, great job!

Carter Veen also took 21st  place in the individual competition, while Sakif Khan took 24th place, Adi Sunkam took 27th place, Ezra Gebeyehu took 35th place, Amelia Zaske took 38th place, and Max Monzel took 39th place in the individual competition.  Raegan Marx earned a blue ribbon for 10th place and Ezra Gebeyehu earned a blue ribbon for 14th place in the order of operations.


Red Pine also had a Math Masters In-House Competition because some of the team's original teammates were at the Destination Imagination State Tournament on the same day.  A very big congratulations to in-house champs Morgan Becker, Kate Reed, Carys Sundberg, and Ashley Swenson for their great teamwork in the In-House team rounds!  And a super big congratulations to Ella Bromley for getting a perfect score in all three individual rounds!  Wow, that was impressive!  And another big congratulations to Emily Hopke for earning the top score in the in-house order of operations competition!  Things may have gotten very interesting had the Destination Imagination State Tournament been on a different day for sure, but we all had fun with our friendly in-house competition too!  We have some really talented Cardinals!


Math Olympiad Team 2016-2017 Final Results

The 2016-2017 official Math Olympiad results are in and Red Pine will receive two team awards.  The team will receive a certificate for their outstanding team score at the 5th grade level, and they have also earned a team plaque for scoring in the top 10% of all participating teams.  This will be the eighth year that a Red Pine team has won a top 10% plaque.


A Big Congratulations to Emily Hopke for being our top scorer this year with an outstanding score of 23 out of 25 correct!  Wow!  And also way to go Kate Reed for an amazing score of 22 out of 25 and Ella Bromley for an awesome score of 20 out of 25!  Excellent job to all three of you!  Emily, Kate, and Ella have also earned gold pins for having scores in the top 2% of all Math Olympians in the world!  What an outstanding achievement!


Congratulations to Emily Hopke, Kate Reed, Ella Bromley, Sakif Khan, Alex Newton, Carys Sundberg, Adi Sunkam, Carter Veen, Morgan Becker, Nitya Sannuli, Ashley Swenson, Amelia Zaske, Max Monzel, and Ruby Thorp for all earning gold pins for having scores in the top 2% of all Math Olympians in the world!  What an amazing accomplishment!


Congratulations to Jon Ciemny, Joe Colburn, Ben Hurwitz, Aashish Mankala, Amber Walker, Ezra Gebeyehu, Hale Halvorson, Tara Le, Raegan Marx, Jada Lapastora, Brady Schroepfer, and Griffin Caffrey for earning silver pins for having scores in the top 10% of all Math Olympians in the world! Terrific job!


Congratulations to 5th graders Morgan Becker, Ella Bromley, Griffin Caffrey, Jon Ciemny, Joe Colburn, Keiser Derickson, Ezra Gebeyehu, Hale Halvorson, McKenna Henning, Emily Hopke, Ben Hurwitz, Sakif Khan, Jada Lapastora, Tara Le, Aashish Mankala, Raegan Marx, Max Monzel, Alex Newton, Kate Reed, Nitya Sannuli, Brady Schroepfer, Carys Sunberg, Adi Sunkam, Ashley Swenson, Ruby Thorp, Carter Veen, Amber Walker, Carter Will, and Amelia Zaske, and five 4th graders, Reid Barrett, Noah Daniel, Logan Dy, Max Ellis, and Robbie Sell and three 3rd graders, Owen Juntilla, Emma Kuker, and Morgan Olund, for earning a Math Olympiad patch for having scores in the top 50% of all Math Olympians in the world!  Great job!  Way to go Red Pine team!


Red Pine's top 4th grade scorers are Noah Daniel and Robbie Sell with 12 points, Max Ellis with 10 points, and Reid Barrett and Logan Dy with 9 points.  Red Pine's top 3rd grade scorers are Owen Juntilla with 11 points, and Emma Kuker and Morgan Olund with 7 points!  Way to go Noah, Robbie, Max, Reid, Logan, Owen, Emma, and Morgan!  Keep up the great work!



In Red Pine Math News,

Congratulations to Ella Bromley, Emily Hopke, Kate Reed, Nitya Sannuli, and Carys Sundberg for getting a Perfect Score of 5 out of 5 on Math Olympiad Contest # 4!   Wow!

Way to go Morgan Becker, Jon Ciemny, Joe Colburn, Hale Halvorson, and Alex Newton for scores of 4 out of 5!


Great job to Reid Barrett, Noah Daniel, Sakif Khan, Jada Lapastora, Tara Le, Aashish Mankala, Robbie Sell, Adi Sunkam, Ashley Swenson, Carter Veen, and Amelia Zaske for scores of 3 out of 5!

Congratulations to Emily Hopke for getting a Perfect Score of 5 out of 5 on Math Olympiad Contest # 5!  Wow!

Way to go Griffin Caffrey, Aashish Mankala, Max Monzel, Alex Newton, Kate Reed, Carys Sundberg, Adi Sunkam, and Amelia Zaske for scores of 4 out of 5!

Great job to Ella Bromley, Ben Hurwitz, Sakif Khan, Henry Laberee, and Ruby Thorp for scores of 3 out of 5!

Super job to everyone for giving it their best shot!  Thanks for a great Math Olympiad year!



Congratulations to our Perennial Math High Achievers

A Big Congratulations to Morgan Becker, Hale Halvorson, and Kate Reed for getting the top scores in Perennial Math this year!


Great job to Morgan Becker, Ella Bromley, Griffin Caffrey, Joe Colburn, Ezra Gebeyehu, Hale Halvorson, Emily Hopke, Ben Hurwitz, Sakif Khan, Jada Lapastora, Tara Le, Aashish Mankala, Max Monzel, Alex Newton, Kate Reed, Nitya Sannuli, Connor Schauer, Brady Schroepfer, Carys Sundberg, Adi Sunkam, Ashley Swenson, Carter Veen, Amber Walker, and Amelia Zaske for scoring in the top 10% and earning a Perennial Math dog tag.


Keep up the great work with math!



5th Grade Slide Show 2016-2017

If you'd like to see our 5th grade slide show, copy and paste this link below into your browser.

https://drive.google.com/a/apps.district196.org/file/d/0B-hfUqTt4DyxQjFKU21JNDctMG8/view?usp=sharing



Thank You Student Council Officers, Representatives, Alternates, and School Store Helpers!

Thank you to our Second Grade Student Council Representatives and Alternates, Isaac Burns, Lily Colburn, Jackson Gier, Blake Holzer, Kayla Langstraat, Grace Marsden, Amisha Ramlall, Asia Ramlall, Matthew Schader, and Hayden Webb!  We appreciate you!


Thank you to our Third Grade Student Council Representatives and Alternates, Addison Adam, Harper Chappuis, Levi Cinnamo, Autumn Jacobson, Amelie Ketcham, Matthew LaMott, Brody Luther, Andrew Nelson, Gavin Otto, and Annabelle Williams!  We appreciate you!


Thank you to our Fourth Grade Student Council Representatives and Alternates, Allie Agpalasin, Abbie Caffrey, Cale Bock, Noah Carlson, Hattie Chappuis, Lewis Hellman, Boon Harsdorf, Sydnee Jaedike, Ava Ligtenberg, Zach Schader, Caden Sorensen, and Abby Stoldorf!  We appreciate you!


We have two students who are receiving Outstanding Community Service Awards, Hadassah Owens and Ben Hurwitz.  Hadassah Owens has led our student council in the Books for Africa book drive, getting the message out to our students and motivating them to donate to this great cause. Hadassah is an amazing leader with a big heart and we thank her for her organization in getting the message out to everyone, her motivation to make this happen, and her leadership that has led to its great success.  Our second Outstanding Community Service Award goes to Ben Hurwitz who has consistently contributed his time and effort above and beyond to help with our Cafeteria Council and to help Student Council's fundraising efforts.  We thank Ben!


Thank you to our Fifth Grade Student Council Officers, Representatives, Alternates, and School Store helpers, Reis Baune, Morgan Becker, Alease Bertrand, Joe Bowers, Griffin Caffrey, Joli Cammerrer, Jon Ciemny, Joe Colburn, Isabelle Derickson, Keiser Derickson, Ellie Gordon, Cece Hanson, Grayson Harteneck, McKenna Henning, Sami Higgins, Emily Hopke, Ben Hurwitz, Michael Johnson, Abi Keuhn, Nora Langstraat, Jada Lapastora, Aashish Mankala, Ellie Marsden, Tyler Mason, Hadassah Owens, Kate Reed, Avery Rene, Dane Roback, Ella Rudashevsky, Nitya Sannuli, Ashley Swenson, Ruby Thorp, Jake Tuscherer, Amber Walker, Abby Wandersee, and Amelia Zaske.  Thank you all for your service to our school community!  We appreciate you all very much!



Forget to buy a yearbook??  

No worries!  We have plenty of extras!!  The cost is $15.00.  Checks can be made payable to Red Pine Elementary..  Contact Ms. Zirbes with questions! elizabeth.zirbes@district196.org



Greetings from the RP Library

Each student in K-4 received a RP Summer Reading Challenge Book List in his / her Friday Folder.  All books were recommended by the grade older for next year’s students.  A great way to find the titles on our lists is through the Dakota County Library Summer Reading Program June 7 - August 12, 2017. Here’s an overview of the Dakota County Library Summer Reading Program (Bookawocky):


WHO: For independent readers up to entering 5th grade

WHEN: June 7- August 12, 2017

WHAT: Register and pick up a Bookawocky Activity Log at any Dakota County Library

HOW: Have fun choosing activities that challenge you to read and learn this summer

WHY: Earn up to 2 rewards as you finish 10 and 20 activities on your log. And, just by signing up for the Summer Reading Program, kids become eligible to win 4 tickets to a MN Twins Game or 4 tickets to the MN State Fair

More information on, including

https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/libraries/Programs/Kids/Pages/summer-reading-program.aspx

If you are interested in another digital copy of our RP student generated lists- please visit our Red Pine Library website:https://sites.google.com/a/apps.district196.org/red-pine-recommended-books/

OR email kelly.robertson@district196.org


Notice for overdue or lost books:

Most classrooms have all library books returned but we still have RP books out.  Books not returned by the last day of school will incur a fine for replacement.

If your student(s) has a book that has been marked as lost this year or before, keep your eye out for another fine notice in Friday Folders.  

Thank You for your help with this!



Just a few more FLAT BED SHEETS NEEDED!

The RP Library is still looking for flat bed sheet donations in any size or color. We would like to cover the bookshelves over the summer with something reusable, instead of long rolls of paper.  Please send a flat bed sheet down to the RP Library if you are willing to donate to our cause.  We have received 15 so far (thanks!! ... but are hoping for a few more if possible.)

Thanks again!!

Mrs. Robertson & Mrs. Jarvi



MOVING? NOT RETURNING TO RED PINE?

If your family is not returning to Red Pine next year, please let Janie Moran in the office know. Teachers are already working on class lists for next year. Email: janie.moran@district196.org or call the office at 651-423-7870. Thank you.



SUMMER TIME !!!! Reminder >>> Children Home Alone:  Dakota County Guidelines

Children 7 years old or under cannot be left alone for any period of time.

Children 8-9 years old can be alone for up to 2 hours.

Children 10-13 years old cannot be alone for more than 8-12 hours.

Children under 11 years old cannot babysit younger children.

All of these guidelines assume that children know how to reach a parent or adult, are not afraid to be alone, and have average behavior, health, and maturity levels for their age.  Occasionally other circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis.



News From the “Bird Feeder”:


It has been a pleasure serving your child(ren) school meals this year!  I would like to thank everyone for their support and patronage of the school meals program.  The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and I want to stress the importance of maintaining a positive monetary meal account balance.


These remaining days of the school year, the cafeteria is offering a cheese sandwich, fruit and a carton of milk to the children who owe for past meals eaten and who do not maintain a positive meal account balance.  To avoid this situation for your child, it is imperative that you monitor their account balance and assure that adequate funds are available. Payments can be made to FeePay for Free or a check can be sent in with your child at their school.

      ~~ For elementary schools, the school lunch costs $ 2.50, breakfast costs $1.55 and a carton of milk purchased separately or in addition to the meal is $.40.

      ~~ You may check your child’s meal account balance on SchoolView/ FeePay Account or by calling the Red Pine Kitchen at 651-423-7878.

     ~~  Please know that, at the end of the year, any negative or positive meal account balance will be carried over to the next year.  Students moving from any District 196 school to another District 196 school will have their meal number and balance transferred to the appropriate school.  This includes any elementary school 5th grader transferring to a middle school or any middle school 8th grader transferring to a high school.

   ~~  Again, I appreciate the opportunity to serve your children, and I thank you for their participation in our school meals  program.

       

Sincerely yours,


Cheryl Rosa

Red Pine Kitchen Manager

651-423-7878



Kids 1 year to 18 years old FREE SUMMER MEALS!!!!   

Breakfast:

July24 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary,  Westview Elementary,  Thomas Lake Elementary

Lunch:

June 19 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary Westview Elementary

June 19 - June 23rd >>> Oak Ridge Elementary

June 26 - August 10th >>> Thomas Lake Elementary

Serving times have not been determined. Please check www.district196.org  for more details.



Nurse’s Corner:  


Hi Red Pine Families,

It is that time of year where I need to return medications to you.

Inhalers, Epi Pens, Tyl, Ibuprofen, special lotion etc., I will deliver to your child the last day of school and they will have it in their backpack for you.

**Controlled substances I will need a parent to pick them on the last day.  I do not keep medications or orders over the summer.

If you have any questions please give me a jingle at the number below.

Happy last few days of school and have a GREAT SUMMER BREAK!


Reminder – I will need new orders for the fall from you MD when you bring in your child’s medication the week before school starts.  Please do not plan on dropping them off the 1st days of school.  I will be available for you Monday through Thursday 8:30-3:00 and Friday 8:30-10:30 August 28th through September 1st.


New Forms Each Fall!!

There are forms on the Red Pine Website that you can download and print for Medications, Epi Pens, Immunizations, Diabetic plans, asthma plan and seizure plan.

I will need a new one every fall.  The date needs to be 2017-2018 with a doctor’s signature.  New and updated orders.  Please bring these in on assessment days or the week before school, along with the medication in a Ziplock bag with your child’s first and last name and grade.  Please have these items in BEFORE the first day of school.  I have plenty of time on assessment days and the week before school to talk to you and answer your questions.  The first week of school, I will not have the opportunity to talk with you as 800 plus students will enter the building.

You can access  these forms by going to the Red Pine Website. Click on “Parents” then click on ”Nurse”.  On the left hand side will be a list, the 3rd one down is “forms”, click on that link and choose your form and print.  The medications needs to be in the original bottle and dropped off by parents.



FREE IMMUNIZATION WALK IN CLINICS AND DATES:

All are from 4-6PM

June 8th West St Paul – Dakota County Northern Service Center

July 18th – Apple Valley – Dakota County Western Service Center

August 10th – West St. Paul – Dakota County Northern Service Center

Phone 952-891-7500 for Questions.


Danna Steffen, RN

Red Pine Elementary School Nurse

Ph: 651-423-7871

Fax: 651-423-7875



PTO News:


On behalf of the entire Red Pine Elementary PTO, thanks for a great year! We appreciate all who volunteered time, donated funds, and provided insight and ideas throughout the year. We're looking forward to great things next year!


2017-18 PTO Chair Positions Filled

All chair positions for the 2017-18 school year have been filled. The board next year will be made up of:


Susan Thomas - President

Kerry Lehr - Vice President

Jeff Purrington - Treasurer

Eva Stensvad - Secretary


School Pak

We are up and running on the School Pak website for the 2017-18 school year.  

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/red-pine-elementary


You will be able to have it shipped for free to school and it will be waiting in your child's classroom during the Open House in August, or you can have it shipped to your home for a fee. The last day to have the paks shipped to school for free is
June 10, 2017 **

This is a great way to enjoy time with your family over the summer and not worry about all the supplies you have to purchase! If you have any questions about School Pak, you can contact Dawn Horarik at dawnhorarik@yahoo.com or you can call/text 952.240.4928.



Community News:

ISD 196 Community Education:

Plan a summer full of fun and learning! Visit www.district196.org/ce. Register now! Only have a few specific weeks available in your summer schedule? Find out what enriching opportunities there are by clicking here and specify the start date you are looking for … you may also refine the filter by adding age/grade, time, location and/or more!


High School Sports Camps (grades K-12) … head coaches and assistants have planned and prepared camp activities that will promote skill improvement and good sportsmanship, all while have fun this summer! Register now to insure your spot!


Rosemount & Eastview High School Summer Theatre Camps! (grades 1-9) Work closely with the high school theatre department staff to develop your dramatic skills! Click here for more information.


Have fun, be safe and learn to swim in our middle school pools. Click here for easy lesson registration and more information.

www.district196.org/ceview videolike District 196 Community Education on Facebook

         






2017-18 RED PINE ELEMENTARY SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLIES


Please, NO TRAPPER KEEPERS and NO ROLLING BACKPACKS in any grade level as they do not fit in our desks and lockers.  Label all supplies clearly for easy identification.  We also ask that you periodically check these supplies throughout the school year.  If purchasing any of these supplies is a hardship for your family, please notify your child’s teacher during the first week of school.  Thank you!


KINDERGARTEN - *Please label all supplies with permanent marker

1 white half-inch binder

1 box crayons (24 count)

1 box colored pencils

1 set watercolors

1 pink rubber eraser

4 dry erase markers, black fine tip

1 dry erase marker, blue fine tip

1 whiteboard eraser

1 laminated folder, 2-pocket with fasteners (yellow)

6 glue sticks, large .77 oz

1 bottle glue, small, .4 oz. washable, white

2 highlighters, broad chisel tip, yellow

1 box markers, broad, washable (8 count)

12 #2 pencils, sharpened

1 school box, 8x5”, plastic

1 scissors, blunt (round tip)

1 large box tissues

1 tub disinfectant wipes (35 count)

1 box resealable bags (sandwich size for last name beginning A - M)

1 box resealable bags (gallon size for last name beginning N – Z)

Earbuds for use with Chromebooks

FIRST GRADE - *Please label all supplies with permanent marker

1 box crayons (48 count)

2 chisel-tip dry erase marker, black

1 whiteboard eraser

1 rubber eraser

2 laminated, 2-pocket folders, different colors

1 laminated, 2-pocket folder, green

6 glue sticks, large, .77 oz.

2 bottles glue, small, .4 oz.

1 highlighter, broad tip, yellow

1 box broad, washable markers (8 count)

1 spiral notebooks, wide ruled

10 #2 pencils, sharpened

1 ruler, 12” standard and metric, clear plastic

1 scissors, 5”, pointed

1 box facial tissue, family size

1 tub disinfectant wipes (35 count)

1 box quart-sized resealable bags (last names A – M)

1 box gallon-sized resealable bags (last names N – Z)

2 packages sticky notes (3x3 size)

$2 will be collected for a specific tool box that will be purchased by the teachers

Earbuds for use with Chromebooks

SECOND GRADE

1 box crayons (24 count)

1 set water colors  (8 count)

3 laminated 2-pocket folders (not solid blue or red)

1 half-inch 3-ring binder

1 black Flair (no Sharpies)

1 bottle white glue, 4 oz. washable

1 large glue stick

2 dry erase markers, black, medium point

1 box markers (8 count) broad tip

1 notebook, spiral, 70 pages, wide ruled

4 composition notebooks, wide ruled (1 black, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 red)

10 pencils, wood #2, sharpened (not plastic coated)

1 school box, 8 x 5 inch

1 box tissues, 230 ct.

1 scissors, pointed

1 white board eraser (or old sock)

1 large pink eraser

1 colored pencil set (8 count)

1 ruler with inches and centimeters

1 hand held pencil sharpener

Earbuds for use with Chromebooks

THIRD GRADE

24  #2 pencils, sharpened

1 black fine-line felt tip pen (no Sharpies, please)

1 red fine-line felt tip pen (no Sharpies, please)

1 rubber eraser

1 box color crayons (24 count)

1 box color pencils (12 count)

1 box color markers (wide tip)

1 box color markers (thin tip)

1 highlighter

1 small school box, 8 x 5”                                        

4 folders, laminated, with 2 pockets on the bottom (1 each of yellow, green, purple, blue)                                       

3 wide-lined spiral notebooks

3 composition notebooks (1 red, 1 black, 1 green)

1 bottle (4 oz.) white school glue

3 glue sticks

1 large box of tissue to be shared with the class

1 scissors  

1 ruler, 12-inch with both inches and centimeters

2 whiteboard markers

2 laminated pocket folders

1 tub disinfectant wipes

1 box resealable bags (last name begins A-M, bring gallon size; N-Z bring quart size)

Earbuds for use with Chromebooks

FOURTH GRADE

1 box Crayola crayons (24 count)

4 chisel-tip dry erase markers

4 folders, laminated, 2 pocket (1 of each color: green, yellow, orange, purple)

2 glue sticks, jumbo 1.41 oz.

1 bottle Elmer’s school glue, 4 oz.

2 highlighters, broad chisel tip (any color)

12 sharpened #2 pencils

1 box markers, broad tip (8 count classic colors)

1 3-subject wide-lined spiral notebook, any color

3 composition notebooks - widelined (1 black, 1 red, 1 green)

4 felt-tip pens (2 red, 2 black)

1 box colored pencils, 7” long (12 count) sharpened                                       

1 plastic school box, 8x5” size                                             

1 adult scissors, 7”                                                                

1 box family-sized facial tissue

1 tub disinfectant wipes (35 count)

1 box quart-sized resealable bags

Earbuds for use with Chromebooks

FIFTH GRADE

24 #2 pencils, sharpened

1 school supply bag (new or gently used)

2 highlighters

3 glue sticks

1 box of colored pencils, sharpened

1 box markers

1 scissors

2 wide-lined spiral notebooks (NOT red or green, please)

4 folders with two pockets on bottom (one to be used for music)

1 large box of tissue

4 dry erase markers

2 packages of sticky notes (3X3 size)

2 black felt-tip pens

1 package loose-leaf paper

3 rolls clear tape with dispenser

1 ruler (12”)

1 black permanent marker

2 ballpoint pens

3 composition notebooks (1 red, 1 green, 1 black)

1 box of crayons (24 count)

1 bottle glue

2 blue felt tip pens

2 red felt tip pens

1 container Clorox wipes

Earbuds for use with Chromebooks


May 25, 2017

posted May 25, 2017, 1:27 PM by Kristen Henning   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 1:32 PM ]

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of May 29 - June 2, 2017


Monday        NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Tuesday        cycle day - 2 green D   

Wednesday  cycle day - 3 red E       

Thursday      cycle day - 4 blue A     - First Grade End of Year Celebration

Friday           cycle day - 5 yellow B  - Kindergarten End of Year Party


School News:


Forget to buy a yearbook??  

No worries!  We have plenty of extras!!  The cost is $15.00.  Checks can be made payable to Red Pine Elementary..  Contact Ms. Zirbes with questions! elizabeth.zirbes@district196.org



Greetings from the RP Library

Please keep your eye out for a RP Summer Reading Challenge Book List in your student(s) Friday Folder.  All books were recommended by the grade older for the next year’s students.  There are some awesome choices which are available for checkout at Dakota County Library during its Summer Reading Program June 7 - August 12, 2017.

Dakota Summer Reading Program (Bookawocky) Overview:

WHO: For independent readers up to entering 5th grade

WHEN: June 7- August 12, 2017

WHAT: Register and pick up a Bookawocky Activity Log at any Dakota County Library

HOW: Have fun choosing activities that challenge you to read and learn this summer

WHY: Earn up to 2 rewards as you finish 10 and 20 activities on your log.  And, just by signing up for the Summer Reading Program, kids become eligible to win 4 tickets to a MN Twins Game or 4 tickets to the MN State Fair


Please note:

RP books that are not returned by the last day of school will incur a fine to replace the book over the summer.  

If your student(s) has a book that has been marked as lost this year or before, keep your eye out for a fine notice in Friday Folders.  

Thank You for your help with this!


FLAT BED SHEETS NEEDED!!!!!!

The RP Library is still looking for flat bed sheet donations in any size or color. We would like to cover the bookshelves over the summer with something reusable, instead of long rolls of paper.  Please send a flat bed sheet down to the RP Library if you are willing to donate to our cause.  We have received 3 so far (thanks: ) and are hoping for around 15.

Thanks again!!

Mrs. Robertson & Mrs. Jarvi



ATTENDANCE - LET’S FINISH STRONG!

It is hard to believe that we are almost through our 2016-2017 school year, but attendance is as important as ever!

Please help us finish out the school year strong by getting your student to school on time every day!

Students may enter the building after 9:10 am and the last bell rings at 9:25 am.

Also the last bell of the school day sounds at 3:40pm. It is important that your student stays until that time to hear any important end of day classroom information.

>> FYI - early pick-ups are recorded in the attendance system as tardy/early release.


Emailing Absences to Teachers:

If you email your child’s teacher to report an absence, PLEASE make sure you copy the school office as well. If a teacher is out that day, the substitute cannot access the teacher’s email. The office needs to know the reason your student is absent and that they are safe. janie.moran@district196.org , jo.hutchins@district196.org , amy.bell@district196.org .  Thank you!



MOVING? NOT RETURNING TO RED PINE?

If your family is not returning to Red Pine next year, please let Janie Moran in the office know. Teachers are already working on class lists for next year. Email: janie.moran@district196.org or call the office at 651-423-7870. Thank you.



Lost and Found

Items from the lost and found box are out on tables in the hallway near the cafeteria.   They will be on display through May 31.  Please be sure you or your child(ren) check the table if you are missing something.  The items will be bagged up and taken to a charity on the last day of school.  Thank you.



Student Council Sponsored…Books For Africa Drive

Student Council will be collecting books for BOOKS FOR AFRICA through the month of May.

Book Drive boxes and Donation Jars will be in the Office, Mrs. Anderson/Wilson (Rm112) and Mrs. Denmark’s (Rm 110).

This will help communities in Africa where students and schools don’t have many books to read.

Thank You for supporting Red Pine Student Council!


Books For Africa Accepts:

·    Popular fiction and nonfiction reading books (soft and hard cover).

·    Books that are 15 years old or newer.

·    Primary, secondary, and college textbooks (soft and hard cover) with a 2000 or newer publish date.

·    Reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries published in 2005 or later.

·    Medical, nursing, IT, and law books with a 2000 or newer publish date.

Books For Africa Does NOT Accept:

·    Magazines, journals, cookbooks, wedding books, home decorating, murder mystery books and music books.




Reminder >>> Children Home Alone:  Dakota County Guidelines

Children 7 years old or under cannot be left alone for any period of time.

Children 8-9 years old can be alone for up to 2 hours.

Children 10-13 years old cannot be alone for more than 8-12 hours.

Children under 11 years old cannot babysit younger children.

All of these guidelines assume that children know how to reach a parent or adult, are not afraid to be alone, and have average behavior, health, and maturity levels for their age.  Occasionally other circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis.



News From the “Bird Feeder”:


Starting on Wednesday May 31st and through the end of the school year, the cafeteria will be offering a cheese sandwich, fruit and a carton of milk to the children who owe for past meals eaten and who do not maintain a positive meal account balance.  To avoid this situation for your child, it is imperative that you monitor their account balance and assure that adequate funds are available. Payments can be made to FeePay for Free or a check can be sent in with your child at their school.

      ~~ For elementary schools, the school lunch costs $ 2.50, breakfast costs $1.55 and a carton of milk purchased separately or in addition to the meal is $.40.

      ~~ You may check your child’s meal account balance on SchoolView/ Fee Pay Account or by calling the Red Pine Kitchen at 651-423-7878.

     ~~  Please know that, at the end of the year, any negative or positive meal account balance will be carried over to the next year.  Students moving from any District 196 school to another District 196 school will have their meal number and balance transferred to the appropriate school.  This includes any elementary school 5th grader transferring to a middle school or any middle school 8th grader transferring to a high school.

   ~~  Again, I appreciate the opportunity to serve your children, and I thank you for their participation in our school meals  program.

       

Sincerely yours,


Cheryl Rosa

Red Pine Kitchen Manager

651-423-7878



Attention!

Kids 1 year to 18 years old FREE SUMMER MEALS!!!!   See below:

Breakfast:

July24 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary,  Westview Elementary,  Thomas Lake Elementary

Lunch:

June 19 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary Westview Elementary

June 19 - June 23rd >>> Oak Ridge Elementary

June 26 - August 10th >>> Thomas Lake Elementary

Serving times have not been determined. Please check www.district196.org  for more details.



Nurse’s Corner:  


There has been a confirmed diagnosis of Fifth’s Disease in Kindergarten.  This is also known as Parvovirus B19 or erythema infectiosum.  Symptoms are general – fever, runny nose and headache.  It may seem as though you just have a cold.    After several days you may see a red rash on your face called “slapped cheek rash”.   As always, no sharing of cups or water bottles, washing hands and basic hygiene is the recommendation.   Once the rash appears, the person is usually not contagious and are not excluded from school.  **If you are pregnant, please contact your healthcare provider if you feel you may have been exposed.





Hot muggy weather  - the kids need more water.  Please remember to send in fresh water bottles for your kids to drink throughout the day.  They can refill them here at school.  Tennis shoes would be my choice of footwear for your child.  Prevents tripping (most of the time), foot pain and back pain.

Last day of school – any controlled substances that I have in my office for you child will need to be picked up by you and counted.  Please plan on coming to school that last week to retrieve your medication.  I can count out what is needed and place in a brown envelope for 1-2 days and you may take the bottle and the rest home.  I am hoping this is the least restrictive option for you, which is to have more than 1 day to pick the medication up. Any Over the Counter medication, Inhalers or Epi Pens I will place in your child’s back pack that day.

Reminder – I will need new orders for the fall from you MD when you bring in your child’s medication the week before school starts.  Please do not plan on dropping them off the 1st days of school.  I will be available for you Monday through Thursday 8:30-3:00 and Friday 8:30-10:30 August 28th through September 1st.



Families of the Red Pine Students

I know….next year already!  Yes, we need to prepare.   I have forms on the Red Pine Website that you can download and print for Medications, Epi Pens, Immunizations, Diabetic plans, asthma plan and seizure plan.

I will need a new one every fall.  The date needs to be 2017-2018 with a doctor’s signature.  New and updated orders.  Please bring these in on assessment days or the week before school, along with the medication in a Ziplock bag with your child’s first and last name and grade.  Please have these items in BEFORE the first day of school.  I have plenty of time on assessment days and the week before school to talk to you and answer your questions.  The first week of school, I will not have the opportunity to talk with you as 800 plus students will enter the building.

You can access  these forms by going to the Red Pine Website. Click on “Parents” then click on ”Nurse”.  On the left hand side will be a list, the 3rd one down is “forms”, click on that link and choose your form and print.  The medications needs to be in the original bottle and dropped off by parents.


FREE IMMUNIZATION WALK IN CLINICS AND DATES:

All are from 4-6PM

June 8th West St Paul – Dakota County Northern Service Center

July 18th – Apple Valley – Dakota County Western Service Center

August 10th – West St. Paul – Dakota County Northern Service Center

Phone 952-891-7500 for Questions


Danna Steffen, RN

Red Pine Elementary School Nurse

Ph: 651-423-7871

Fax: 651-423-7875



PTO News:


2017-18 PTO Chair Positions Filled

All chair positions for the 2017-18 school year have been filled. The board next year will be made up of:


Susan Thomas - President

Kerry Lehr - Vice President

Jeff Purrington - Treasurer

Eva Stensvad - Secretary



School Pak

We are up and running on the School Pak website for the 2017-18 school year.  

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/red-pine-elementary


You will be able to have it shipped for free to school and it will be waiting in your child's classroom during the Open House in August, or you can have it shipped to your home for a fee. The last day to have the paks shipped to school for free is
June 10, 2017 **

This is a great way to enjoy time with your family over the summer and not worry about all the supplies you have to purchase! If you have any questions about School Pak, you can contact Dawn Horarik at dawnhorarik@yahoo.com or you can call/text 952.240.4928.




Community News:


ISD 196 Community Education:


Plan a summer full of fun and learning! Visit www.district196.org/ce. Register now! Only have a few specific weeks available in your summer schedule? Find out what enriching opportunities there are by clicking here and specify the start date you are looking for … you may also refine the filter by adding age/grade, time, location and/or more!


High School Sports Camps (grades K-12) … head coaches and assistants have planned and prepared camp activities that will promote skill improvement and good sportsmanship, all while have fun this summer! Register now to insure your spot!


Rosemount & Eastview High School Summer Theatre Camps! (grades 1-9) Work closely with the high school theatre department staff to develop your dramatic skills! Click here for more information.


Have fun, be safe and learn to swim in our middle school pools. Click here for easy lesson registration and more information.


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May 19, 2017

posted May 19, 2017, 10:42 AM by Kristen Henning

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of May 22 - 26, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 3 yellow D  

Tuesday        cycle day - 4 green E   

Wednesday  cycle day - 5 red A       - Student Council Meeting

Thursday      cycle day - 6 blue B     - Kindergarten Program and Celebration

Friday           cycle day - 1 yellow C  - Student Council Sponsored “Wacky Hair Day”


School News:

A HUGE THANK YOU…..

…..goes to Jayme Smrstick, Gary Sirik, Julie Sirek, and Heidi Marshall for the fabulous job on Spring Arts Night! Thanks to Drew Goeldner, Denise Vonasek, all the Red Pine Teachers and Staff, the Red Pine Students, our Red Pine Parents, Red Pine Families and extended community! Whether you helped a little or a lot, donated a little or a lot, bought a ticket, or helped a student find their art- every bit counts, and it was a great success because of you!

Thank You!

Peg Gust

Art Specialist



Track and Field Fun Days


WOW!!!  Where to start?  Of course with the STUDENTS!!


From 1st grade - 5th grade our Track and Field Fun Days went AWESOMELY WELL!!!  There were SO MANY smiles, enthusiastic expressions and students saying "this is the BEST day ever"!!!


All students followed the Cardinal Code, were very respectful to the volunteers, responsible with the equipment and some even THANKED the volunteers.  What a wonderful way to show appreciation and gratitude.


I have told the students this but PLEASE let them know what a WONDERFUL job they did and how proud I am of them!!!


To the FABULOUS Fifth Graders, Parents, and Grandparents that volunteered.  Without you this event would NOT be possible.  With MY Sincerest of APPRECIATION, THANK YOU!!


To ALL that came out to watch this exciting day happen, THANK YOU for taking time out of your busy day to spend it with us.


To my Specialist team, What a Bunch of Professionals and Team players.  Thank you for the support with the students, whether it was asking for extra time with the Fifth graders so they can practice and be ready for their BIG DAY at Rosemount High School or with the in-house meets, THANK YOU.  It is GREATLY appreciated.


To the Clerical Staff for being so flexible with their time.  Your willingness to GO ABOVE and BEYOND to HELP this event SUCCEED is a CREDIT to your professionalism.  THANK YOU!!


To Denise Vonasek for excepting one MORE thing on here plate (that we know is ALWAYS FULL) and setting up the coverage for my classes so I can put on this WONDERFUL event for the students.  THANK YOU, for ALWAYS being there.


To the Fifth Grade Teachers, THANK YOU for your flexibility and assistance with the fifth grade students.  Whether it was during their meet or helping with the in house meets, they are such a HELP and they bring an enthusiasm with them that is unbelievable!!!  THANK YOU and THANK THEM!!!


To Nurse Danna, for putting together a First Aid Kit.  I guess when you have it, you do NOT need it.  Great plan for next year.  THANK YOU, for the Help.


To Mark Holter, for mowing our grass before our event and for letting us use his water hose. THANK YOU, Mark.


To the Classroom Teachers, Thank you for the extra time out of your teaching day to MAKE this SPECIAL DAY HAPPEN.


What a Red Pine School Community we have, I could NOT be MORE PROUD of how we ALL work together to make these "SPECIAL EVENTS" happen.  


With My Sincerest of APPRECIATION,  THANK YOU!!!  

Mike Kotasek, Physical Education Specialist




ATTENDANCE - LET’S FINISH STRONG!

It is hard to believe that we are almost through our 2016-2017 school year, but attendance is as important as ever!

Please help us finish out the school year strong by getting your student to school on time every day!

Students may enter the building after 9:10 am and the last bell rings at 9:25 am.


Emailing Absences to Teachers:

If you email your child’s teacher to report an absence, PLEASE make sure you copy the school office as well. If a teacher is out that day, the substitute cannot access the teacher’s email. The office needs to know the reason your student is absent and that they are safe. janie.moran@district196.org , jo.hutchins@district196.org , amy.bell@district196.org .  Thank you!



MOVING? NOT RETURNING TO RED PINE?

If your family is not returning to Red Pine next year, please let Janie Moran in the office know. Teachers are already working on class lists for next year. Email: janie.moran@district196.org or call the office at 651-423-7870. Thank you.



Lost and Found

Items from the lost and found box are out on tables in the hallway near the cafeteria.   They will be on display through May 31.  Please be sure you or your child(ren) check the table if you are missing something.  The items will be bagged up and taken to a charity on the last day of school.  Thank you.



Student Council Sponsored…Books For Africa Drive

Student Council will be collecting books for BOOKS FOR AFRICA through the month of May.

Book Drive boxes and Donation Jars will be in the Office, Mrs. Anderson/Wilson (Rm112) and Mrs. Denmark’s (Rm 110).

This will help communities in Africa where students and schools don’t have many books to read.

Thank You for supporting Red Pine Student Council!


Books For Africa Accepts:

·    Popular fiction and nonfiction reading books (soft and hard cover).

·    Books that are 15 years old or newer.

·    Primary, secondary, and college textbooks (soft and hard cover) with a 2000 or newer publish date.

·    Reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries published in 2005 or later.

·    Medical, nursing, IT, and law books with a 2000 or newer publish date.

Books For Africa Does NOT Accept:

·    Magazines, journals, cookbooks, wedding books, home decorating, murder mystery books and music books.



Greetings from the RP Library,


We've started our last checkouts for the school year this week.  Next week we'll start collecting  all library book returns from students and staff.  If your student(s) has a book that has been marked as lost this year or before, keep your eye out for a fine notice in Friday Folders.  Books that are not returned by the last day of school will incur a fine to replace the book over the summer.  Thank You for your help with this!


On a separate note, the RP Library is looking for flat bed sheet donations in any size or color.  We would like to cover the bookshelves over the summer w/ something reusable, instead of long rolls of paper.  Please send a flat bed sheet down to the RP Library if you are willing to donate to our cause.  We will need at least 15 or more.  


THANKS!

Mrs. Robertson & Mrs. Jarvi




Health & Wellness


Come Join the RP Health and Wellness Committee!


We are looking for parents to join our RP Health and Wellness Committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  We will be meeting Monday, MAY 22nd at 4:30 in the RP Media Center to start planning for next year.  Please join us if you would like to check us out.  It’s a fun committee with a lot of different levels of volunteer opportunities!  Hope to see some new faces on the 22nd!  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Vonasek at denise.vonasek@district196.org.



Reminder >>> Children Home Alone:  Dakota County Guidelines

Children 7 years old or under cannot be left alone for any period of time.

Children 8-9 years old can be alone for up to 2 hours.

Children 10-13 years old cannot be alone for more than 8-12 hours.

Children under 11 years old cannot babysit younger children.

All of these guidelines assume that children know how to reach a parent or adult, are not afraid to be alone, and have average behavior, health, and maturity levels for their age.  Occasionally other circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis.



News From the “Bird Feeder”:

FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM THE LUNCHROOM:

It has been a pleasure serving your child(ren) school meals this year.  I would like to thank everyone for their support and patronage of the school meals program.  The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and I want to stress the importance of maintaining a positive monetary meal account balance.

Starting again on Tuesday May 23rd and through the end of the school year, the cafeteria will be offering a cheese sandwich, fruit and a carton of milk to the children who owe for past meals eaten and who do not maintain a positive meal account balance.  To avoid this situation for your child, it is imperative that you monitor their account balance and assure that adequate funds are available.  Payments can be made to FeePay for Free or a check can be sent in with your child at their school.

·         For elementary schools, the school lunch costs $ 2.50, breakfast costs $1.55 and a carton of milk purchased separately or in addition to the meal is $.40.

You may check your child’s meal account balance on SchoolView/ FeePay Account or by calling the Red Pine Kitchen at 651-423-7878.

Please know that, at the end of the year, any negative or positive meal account balance will be carried over to the next year.  Students moving from any District 196 school to another District 196 school will have their meal number and balance transferred to the appropriate school.  This includes any elementary school 5th grader transferring to a middle school or any middle school 8th grader transferring to a high school.

Again, I appreciate the opportunity to serve your children, and I thank you for their participation in our school meals program.

Sincerely yours,

Cheryl Rosa

Red Pine Kitchen Manager

651-423-7878



Attention!

Kids 1 year to 18 years old FREE SUMMER MEALS!!!!   See below:

Breakfast:

July24 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary,  Westview Elementary,  Thomas Lake Elementary

Lunch:

June 19 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary Westview Elementary

June 19 - June 23rd >>> Oak Ridge Elementary

June 26 - August 10th >>> Thomas Lake Elementary

Serving times have not been determined. Please check www.district196.org  for more details.


Student and Parent Reminder:

~~ Breakfast is FREE for all kindergarten students.

~~ Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students K - 12 who qualify for FREE or REDUCED-price school meals grades.

~~ Please try breakfast at our school. A nutritious breakfast is an important start to a child’s school day!

~~ Parents/Guardians: FeePay has the option for you to set a low balance reminder via email.




Nurse’s Corner:  


Hot muggy weather  - the kids need more water.  Please remember to send in fresh water bottles for your kids to drink throughout the day.  They can refill them here at school.  Tennis shoes would be my choice of footwear for your child.  Prevents tripping (most of the time), foot pain and back pain.

Last day of school – any controlled substances that I have in my office for you child will need to be picked up by you and counted.  Please plan on coming to school that last week to retrieve your medication.  I can count out what is needed and place in a brown envelope for 1-2 days and you may take the bottle and the rest home.  I am hoping this is the least restrictive option for you, which is to have more than 1 day to pick the medication up. Any Over the Counter medication, Inhalers or Epi Pens I will place in your child’s back pack that day.

Reminder – I will need new orders for the fall from you MD when you bring in your child’s medication the week before school starts.  Please do not plan on dropping them off the 1st days of school.  I will be available for you Monday through Thursday 8:30-3:00 and Friday 8:30-10:30 August 28th through September 1st.



Families of the Red Pine Students

I know….next year already!  Yes, we need to prepare.   I have forms on the Red Pine Website that you can download and print for Medications, Epi Pens, Immunizations, Diabetic plans, asthma plan and seizure plan.

I will need a new one every fall.  The date needs to be 2017-2018 with a doctor’s signature.  New and updated orders.  Please bring these in on assessment days or the week before school, along with the medication in a Ziplock bag with your child’s first and last name and grade.  Please have these items in BEFORE the first day of school.  I have plenty of time on assessment days and the week before school to talk to you and answer your questions.  The first week of school, I will not have the opportunity to talk with you as 800 plus students will enter the building.

You can access  these forms by going to the Red Pine Website. Click on “Parents” then click on ”Nurse”.  On the left hand side will be a list, the 3rd one down is “forms”, click on that link and choose your form and print.  The medications needs to be in the original bottle and dropped off by parents.


FREE IMMUNIZATION WALK IN CLINICS AND DATES:

All are from 4-6PM

June 8th West St Paul – Dakota County Northern Service Center

July 18th – Apple Valley – Dakota County Western Service Center

August 10th – West St. Paul – Dakota County Northern Service Center

Phone 952-891-7500 for Questions


Danna Steffen, RN

Red Pine Elementary School Nurse

Ph: 651-423-7871

Fax: 651-423-7875

PTO News:


Box Tops

A friendly reminder to continue to turn in your collection sheets outside the office with your teacher's name on them. Also, please bundle the Bonus Box Tops separately.   Continuing through May 26th we will be having another competition to see which classroom will win an ice cream treat/popsicle party.  Go Cardinals! Winner will be announced.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Langstraat @ Langstraatfamily@gmail.com


School Pak

We are up and running on the School Pak website for the 2017-18 school year.  

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/red-pine-elementary


You will be able to have it shipped for free to school and it will be waiting in your child's classroom during the Open House in August, or you can have it shipped to your home for a fee. The last day to have the paks shipped to school for free is
June 10, 2017 **

This is a great way to enjoy time with your family over the summer and not worry about all the supplies you have to purchase! If you have any questions about School Pak, you can contact Dawn Horarik at dawnhorarik@yahoo.com or you can call/text 952.240.4928.




Community News:


“Doggie Dash” at Rosemount High School

Please join us for a Doggie Dash at Rosemount High School pond this Saturday, May 20 hosted by Rosemount High School National Honor Society. This 2-mile fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. for participants without dogs and 9:15 a.m. for participants with dogs. Race day registration will also be available.  Proceeds from the race will go to Last Hope Animal Rescue.   https://district196.ce.eleyo.com/course/18933/youth-spring-2017/doggie-dash-family-fun-run-families



ISD 196 Community Education:


May is National Water Safety Month! Take the safe swimmer’s pledge! Have fun, be safe, learn to swim in our middle school pools. Click here for more information.


Plan a summer full of fun and learning! Visit www.district196.org/ce. Register early, activities, classes and events fill quickly.


Rosemount & Eastview High School Summer Theatre Camps! (grades 1-5) Work closely with the high school theatre department staff to develop your dramatic skills! Click here for more information.


S-P-I-R-I-T! Gonna high gear it! ‘Cuz we’ve got spirit!  Apple Valley Competition Cheer Team (grades 2-5) Click here for information.


Home Alone (parents and children ages 8-11)

Tue | May 23 | 6-8:15pm | $25 family | SHMS


Plan ahead! Summer drama fills quickly!

Hit the Lights! Summer Theatre Camp: Jr. Thespians Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 9am – 1pm | $125 | EVHS


VocalMotion Performing Arts Camp (grades 2-5) Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 8:30-11:30am | $115 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Alladin (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jun 19-24 | $99 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Wizard of Oz (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jul 31-Aug 5 | $99 | RHS


Get fit, get wet!

Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9am-12:30pm | $130 | FRMS


May 11, 2017

posted May 11, 2017, 1:06 PM by Kristen Henning

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of May 15 - 19, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 4 blue D  

Tuesday        cycle day - 5 yellow E   

Wednesday  cycle day - 6 green A     - First Grade Field Trip

Thursday      cycle day - 1 red B        -  Site Council Meeting 4 - 5 pm

  - PTO Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

Friday           cycle day - 2 blue C

 


School News:

ATTENDANCE - LET’S FINISH STRONG!

It is hard to believe that we are almost through our 2016-2017 school year, but attendance is as important as ever!

Please help us finish out the school year strong by getting your student to school on time every day!

Students may enter the building after 9:10 am and the last bell rings at 9:25 am.


MUST READ!!

Emailing Absences to Teachers:

If you email your child’s teacher to report an absence, PLEASE make sure you copy the school office as well. If a teacher is out that day, the substitute cannot access the teacher’s email. The office needs to know the reason your student is absent and that they are safe. janie.moran@district196.org , jo.hutchins@district196.org , amy.bell@district196.org .  Thank you!



MOVING? NOT RETURNING TO RED PINE?

If your family is not returning to Red Pine next year, please let Janie Moran in the office know. Teachers are already working on class lists for next year. Email: janie.moran@district196.org or call the office at 651-423-7870. Thank you.


Another day to Spring Clean Miss Corrigan's Garden!

There is so much work to do in Miss Corrigan's Garden that we are having a second day! Please join us Wednesday, May 17 starting at 3:45 as we get Miss Corrigan's garden ready for the season!  Bring your gloves and tools to help!  What a great way to welcome spring, help RP look amazing  and honor Miss Corrigan!  See you there!!


Lost and Found

The week of May 15, items from the lost and found box will be put out on tables in the hallway near the cafeteria.   They will be on display through May 31.  Please be sure you or your child(ren) check the table if you are missing something.  The items will be bagged up and taken to a charity on the last day of school.  Thank you.



Student Council Sponsored…Books For Africa Drive

Student Council will be collecting books for BOOKS FOR AFRICA through the month of May.

Book Drive boxes and Donation Jars will be in the Office, Mrs. Anderson/Wilson (Rm112) and Mrs. Denmark’s (Rm 110).

This will help communities in Africa where students and schools don’t have many books to read.

Thank You for supporting Red Pine Student Council!


Books For Africa Accepts:

·    Popular fiction and nonfiction reading books (soft and hard cover).

·    Books that are 15 years old or newer.

·    Primary, secondary, and college textbooks (soft and hard cover) with a 2000 or newer publish date.

·    Reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries published in 2005 or later.

·    Medical, nursing, IT, and law books with a 2000 or newer publish date.

Books For Africa Does NOT Accept:

·    Magazines, journals, cookbooks, wedding books, home decorating, murder mystery books and music books.



Greetings from the RP Library,


We've started our last checkouts for the school year this week.  Next week we'll start collecting  all library book returns from students and staff.  If your student(s) has a book that has been marked as lost this year or before, keep your eye out for a fine notice in Friday Folders.  Books that are not returned by the last day of school will incur a fine to replace the book over the summer.  Thank You for your help with this!


On a separate note, the RP Library is looking for flat bed sheet donations in any size or color.  We would like to cover the bookshelves over the summer w/ something reusable, instead of long rolls of paper.  Please send a flat bed sheet down to the RP Library if you are willing to donate to our cause.  We will need at least 15 or more.  


THANKS!

Mrs. Robertson & Mrs. Jarvi




Health & Wellness


Come Join the RP Health and Wellness Committee!


We are looking for parents to join our RP Health and Wellness Committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  We will be meeting Monday, MAY 22nd at 4:30 in the RP Media Center to start planning for next year.  Please join us if you would like to check us out.  It’s a fun committee with a lot of different levels of volunteer opportunities!  Hope to see some new faces on the 22nd!  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Vonasek at denise.vonasek@district196.org.



Red Pine Blood Drive

Since last year's blood drive was such a success, we decided to do it again! We will be having another blood drive at Red Pine on:

Date:       Tuesday, May 16th

Hours:     7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Red Cross Bus in Red Pine parking lot


This year's goal is 45 donors.


To make an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "Red Pine" in the blue box in the upper right hand that shows "Give Blood. Find a Blood Drive".


We are still in need of several volunteers to help with the blood drive. Responsibilities are very light and just require a person to be at the sign-in table. Please contact Mary Kate Nelson at 651-423-7870 if you can help in any way or have questions. Thank you!



Reminder >>> Children Home Alone:  Dakota County Guidelines

Children 7 years old or under cannot be left alone for any period of time.

Children 8-9 years old can be alone for up to 2 hours.

Children 10-13 years old cannot be alone for more than 8-12 hours.

Children under 11 years old cannot babysit younger children.

All of these guidelines assume that children know how to reach a parent or adult, are not afraid to be alone, and have average behavior, health, and maturity levels for their age.  Occasionally other circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis.




News From the “Bird Feeder”:

Attention!

Kids 1 year to 18 years old FREE SUMMER MEALS!!!!   See below:

Breakfast:

July24 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary,  Westview Elementary,  Thomas Lake Elementary

Lunch

June 19 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary Westview Elementary

June 19 - June 23rd >>> Oak Ridge Elementary

June 26 - August 10th >>> Thomas Lake Elementary

Serving times have not been determined. Please check www.district196.org  for more details.


Student and Parent Reminder:

~~ Breakfast is FREE for all kindergarten students.

~~ Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students K - 12 who qualify for FREE or REDUCED-price school meals grades.

~~ Please try breakfast at our school. A nutritious breakfast is an important start to a child’s school day!

~~ Parents/Guardians: FeePay has the option for you to set a low balance reminder via email.

Cheryl Rosa

Food and Nutrition

Red Pine Elementary



Nurse’s Corner:  


Families of the Red Pine Students

I know….next year already!  Yes, we need to prepare.   I have forms on the Red Pine Website that you can download and print for Medications, Epi Pens, Immunizations, Diabetic plans, asthma plan and seizure plan.

I will need a new one every fall.  The date needs to be 2017-2018 with a doctor’s signature.  New and updated orders.  Please bring these in on assessment days or the week before school, along with the medication in a Ziplock bag with your child’s first and last name and grade.  Please have these items in BEFORE the first day of school.  I have plenty of time on assessment days and the week before school to talk to you and answer your questions.  The first week of school, I will not have the opportunity to talk with you as 800 plus students will enter the building.

You can access  these forms by going to the Red Pine Website. Click on “Parents” then click on” Nurse”.  On the left hand side will be a list, the 3rd one down is “forms”, click on that link and choose your form and print.  The medications needs to be in the original bottle and dropped off by parents.



FREE IMMUNIZATION WALK IN CLINICS AND DATES:

All are 4-6PM

May 16th Apple Valley – Dakota County Western Service Center

June 8th West St Paul – Dakota County Northern Service Center

July 18th – Apple Valley – Dakota County Western Service Center

August 10th – West St. Paul – Dakota County Northern Service Center

Phone 952-891-7500 for Questions



Danna Steffen, RN

Red Pine Elementary School Nurse

Ph: 651-423-7871

Fax: 651-423-7875



PTO News:



Last PTO Meeting of the School Year! - Save the date!

Our last PTO meeting of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 PM in the Media Center. We hope to see you there!



Open PTO Chair Positions

We are looking for volunteers for two open positions next year: Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in either opportunity, please contact John Congemi at johncongemi@gmail.com .



Box Tops

A friendly reminder to continue to turn in your collection sheets outside the office with your teacher's name on them. Also, please bundle the Bonus Box Tops separately.   Continuing through May 26th we will be having another competition to see which classroom will win an ice cream treat/popsicle party.  Go Cardinals! Winner will be announced.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Langstraat @ Langstraatfamily@gmail.com




School Pak

We are up and running on the School Pak website for the 2017-18 school year.  

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/red-pine-elementary


You will be able to have it shipped for free to school and it will be waiting in your child's classroom during the Open House in August, or you can have it shipped to your home for a fee. The last day to have the paks shipped to school for free is
June 10, 2017 **

This is a great way to enjoy time with your family over the summer and not worry about all the supplies you have to purchase! If you have any questions about School Pak, you can contact Dawn Horarik at dawnhorarik@yahoo.com or you can call/text 952.240.4928.




Community News:


“Doggie Dash” at Rosemount High School

Please join us for a Doggie Dash at Rosemount High School pond on Saturday, May 20 hosted by Rosemount High School National Honor Society. This 2-mile fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. for participants without dogs and 9:15 a.m. for participants with dogs.   Register by May 13 at the link below and receive a t-shirt.  Race day registration will also be available.  Proceeds from the race will go to Last Hope Animal Rescue.   https://district196.ce.eleyo.com/course/18933/youth-spring-2017/doggie-dash-family-fun-run-families



Indian Education Program - Special Lacrosse Event

Join the Indian Education Program this Saturday, May 13th from 1:00-3:00pm for a special lacrosse event! Come learn and play traditional lacrosse. All ages are welcome and sticks will be provided. Registration will begin at 12:45pm. Questions: please call 651-423-7882.

Falcon Ridge Middle School

12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road

Apple Valley



ISD 196 Community Education:


May is National Water Safety Month! Take the safe swimmer’s pledge! Have fun, be safe, learn to swim in our middle school pools. Click here for more information.


Plan a summer full of fun and learning! Visit www.district196.org/ce. Register early, activities, classes and events fill quickly.


Rosemount & Eastview High School Summer Theatre Camps! (grades 1-5) Work closely with the high school theatre department staff to develop your dramatic skills! Click here for more information.


S-P-I-R-I-T! Gonna high gear it! ‘Cuz we’ve got spirit!  Apple Valley Competition Cheer Team (grades 2-5) Click here for information.


Home Alone (parents and children ages 8-11)

Tue | May 23 | 6-8:15pm | $25 family | SHMS


Plan ahead! Summer drama fills quickly!

Hit the Lights! Summer Theatre Camp: Jr. Thespians Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 9am – 1pm | $125 | EVHS


VocalMotion Performing Arts Camp (grades 2-5) Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 8:30-11:30am | $115 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Alladin (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jun 19-24 | $99 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Wizard of Oz (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jul 31-Aug 5 | $99 | RHS


Get fit, get wet!

Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9am-12:30pm | $130 | FRMS


May 4, 2017

posted May 4, 2017, 9:57 AM by Kristen Henning

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of May 8 - 12, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 5 red D  

Tuesday        cycle day - 6 blue E   

Wednesday  cycle day - 1 yellow A     

Thursday      cycle day - 2 green B   - Kindergarten Field Trip

 -  Spring Arts Night!!!! 5:30 - 8:00pm    

Friday           cycle day - 3 red C    -  School Store


School News:

Student Council Sponsored…Books For Africa Drive

Student Council will be collecting books for BOOKS FOR AFRICA through the month of May.

Book Drive boxes and Donation Jars will be in the Office, Mrs. Anderson/Wilson (Rm112) and Mrs. Denmark’s (Rm 110).

This will help communities in Africa where students and schools don’t have many books to read.

Thank You for supporting Red Pine Student Council!


Books For Africa Accepts:

·    Popular fiction and nonfiction reading books (soft and hard cover).

·    Books that are 15 years old or newer.

·    Primary, secondary, and college textbooks (soft and hard cover) with a 2000 or newer publish date.

·    Reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries published in 2005 or later.

·    Medical, nursing, IT, and law books with a 2000 or newer publish date.

Books For Africa Does NOT Accept:

·    Magazines, journals, cookbooks, wedding books, home decorating, murder mystery books and music books.



In the Computer Lab

Notes from Mrs. Skalski


MCA testing has been completed and we are back in the computer lab. You can feel the sense of relief among students and they are excited to dig in for our last month of the school year. There are a few highlights I would like to share, and more details can always be found on our website, Skalski Lab.

  • Kindergarten: We are working in our Reading Eggs accounts and creating our own unique stories in the story factory. Students are eager to share their stories with other students in the online showroom!

  • Grade 2: We have had several experiences this year doing research online. Our next few lessons will teach us habits to protect our safety and promote respect when we are online.

  • Grade 3: What does it mean to be a respectful digital citizen? We are exploring this question in the lab and will be asking some questions at home to start the conversation there too. Students will use the online curriculum called Digital Passport to guide the conversation.

  • Grade 4: Students are bringing props and personal devices to school to make a PSA (public service announcement) to promote kindness. They will take hundreds of pictures and turn them into a stop-motion animation. We will post our finished projects online so you can see them when we are done.

  • Grade 5: Students are assembling their personal narrative movies. They have worked hard to create everything they need for this movie project including the original script, images, background music, and personal recording. I’m having fun helping them bring it all together. Watch for an announcement to come from your child’s teacher about your opportunity to join the class for the big premiere of their projects at the end of the month.


Hello Parents!  A.K.A. Volunteer HEROS!

We are looking for parent volunteers this weekend to help wrap the classroom baskets!

Many hands make light work, please consider helping our Spring Arts Night Team!

Any amount of time is appreciated!

Please use this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4bafad2ba6fc1-spring1

Thanks!  

Jayme Smrstick     jaymesmrstick@gmail.com

Peg  Gust                peg.gust@district196.org


We are still hanging art during the school day on Friday May 5 and Monday May 8, it's easy, join us!



Site Council

There are two open positions on the Red Pine Site Council.  If you are interested on being part of our Site Council please send Mr. Goeldner your name by Monday, May 15.  Each position serves a two year term.  Per our bylaws, we will be drawing names to fill those positions at the May 18 Site Council Meeting.

Drew Goeldner, Principal

Red Pine Elementary

651-423-7828




Spring Clean Miss Corrigan's Garden!

Please join us Wednesday, May 10 starting at 3:45 as we get Miss Corrigan's garden ready for the season!  Bring your gloves and tools to help!  What a great way to welcome spring, help RP look amazing  and honor Miss Corrigan!  See you there!!




Volunteers Still Needed for RP Track & Field Meets!!!!

The Physical Education department is still in DESPERATE need of volunteers for ALL of our Track and Field meets.  If you are able to volunteer, PLEASE contact Mike Kotasek or Tom Sandman via email.  


Fifth Grade Monday May 8th (alternate date Monday May 15) 9:30 - 2:20


Fourth Grade Wednesday May 10 (alternate date Wednesday May 17) 9:40 - 11:40


Third Grade Thursday May 11 (alternate day Thursday May 18) 9:40 - 11:40


Second Grade Wednesday May 10 (alternate day Wednesday May 17) 12:30 - 2:30


First Grade Thursday May 11 (alternate date Thursday May 18) 12:30 - 2:30


THANK YOU in advance!!

Mike Kotasek and Tom Sandman

RP Physical Education Specialists



Red Pine Blood Drive

Since last year's blood drive was such a success, we decided to do it again! We will be having another blood drive at Red Pine on:

Date:       Tuesday, May 16th

Hours:     7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Red Cross Bus in Red Pine parking lot


This year's goal is 45 donors.


To make an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "Red Pine" in the blue box in the upper right hand that shows "Give Blood. Find a Blood Drive".


We are still in need of several volunteers to help with the blood drive. Responsibilities are very light and just require a person to be at the sign-in table. Please contact Mary Kate Nelson at 651-423-7870 if you can help in any way or have questions. Thank you!




PARENTS!!

We need YOU!

Red Pine Spring Arts Night is May 11th

There are many (easy) tasks leading up to our special evening,

We need YOU to make the evening a huge success!

Please consider volunteering!

(All proceeds go directly to student programs for your children!)

Please contact Spring Arts Night Committee Chair Jayme Smrstick jayme.smrstick@gmail.com or

Red Pine Art Specialist Peg Gust peg.gust@district196.org



News From the “Bird Feeder”:

Attention!

Kids 1 year to 18 years old FREE SUMMER MEALS!!!!   See below:

Breakfast:

July24 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary,  Westview Elementary,  Thomas Lake Elementary

Lunch

June 19 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary Westview Elementary

June 19 - June 23rd >>> Oak Ridge Elementary

June 26 - August 10th >>> Thomas Lake Elementary

Serving times have not been determined. Please check www.district196.org  for more details.


Student and Parent Reminder:

~~ Breakfast is FREE for all kindergarten students.

~~ Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students K - 12 who qualify for FREE or REDUCED-price school meals grades.

~~ Please try breakfast at our school. A nutritious breakfast is an important start to a child’s school day!

~~ Parents/Guardians: FeePay has the option for you to set a low balance reminder via email.

Cheryl Rosa

Food and Nutrition

Red Pine Elementary




Nurse’s Corner:  


Greetings Red Pine Families!

Happy Spring Red Pine Families!  I think after our May 1 snow, I can honestly say…..Happy Spring.

With spring comes wet, soggy, muddy areas of the playground.  My best advice for K-5, please have your student put an extra set of clothes in their backpack.  Sweats, socks, shirt.  I am limited on what I have.

Also, tennis shoes are safer and healthier for your student to wear than flip flops.  My best advice, please have your student wear tennis shoes, as a lot more fun can be had running around.

Water bottles, please have your student bring and use a water bottle.  If they lost their water bottle, I have Red Pine Strong water bottles (limited amount for sale in the nurse’s office - $3.00).

Thank you so much – have a great weekend!


Danna Steffen, RN

Red Pine Elementary School Nurse

Ph: 651-423-7871

Fax: 651-423-7875



PTO News:


Gertens Plant Card Fundraiser

Gertens and Red Pine have teamed up again for a Plant Card Fundraiser.  Profits (15%) from this fundraiser will help support Red Pine’s classroom activities.  Consider picking up a few for gifts:  Mother's Day, Father's Day, housewarming, birthdays, showers, wedding gifts, anniversaries, memorials . . . and more!  Orders are due May 5th!
Questions?  Contact Jayme Smrstick at jaymesmrstick@gmail.com.



Red Pine Alumni College Scholarships

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that this year's winners of the Red Pine PTO Scholarships are Mark Christianson (Rosemount High School) and Ryan Pagois (Eagan High School).  Congratulations Mark and Ryan, and we wish you the best of luck next year!!  And a big thank you goes out to the members of the Scholarship Committee (Rachael Wollersheim, Michael Reed, Tina Reed, Kristin Kratz, Lynn Galarneau, and Sheila Thompson) for their time and thoughtfulness as they took on the difficult task of selecting only two scholarship recipients from among the many qualified and impressive students who applied.



Last PTO Meeting of the School Year! - Save the date!

Our last PTO meeting of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 PM in the Media Center. We hope to see you there!



Open PTO Chair Positions

We are looking for volunteers for two open positions next year: Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in either opportunity, please contact John Congemi at johncongemi@gmail.com .



Box Tops

A friendly reminder to continue to turn in your collection sheets outside the office with your teacher's name on them. Also, please bundle the Bonus Box Tops separately.   Continuing through May 26th we will be having another competition to see which classroom will win an ice cream treat/popsicle party.  Go Cardinals! Winner will be announced.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Langstraat @ Langstraatfamily@gmail.com



Red Pine Spring Arts Night - May 11 Save the Date!

Join us at Red Pine's Spring Arts Night on Thursday May 11th from 5:30 - 8:00.  Enjoy your children's artwork, stay for music, food, classroom basket raffle and  the silent auction!  



Spring Arts Night Volunteers:

The Spring Arts Night committee is looking for volunteers to help before, during, and after Spring Arts Night. There are several opportunities.
Setup help after school, ticket selling, classroom basket and silent auction monitoring. We are looking for volunteers to donate just 30 minutes. If you are interested, please sign via the signup genius.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4bafad2ba6fc1-spring1



School Pak

We are up and running on the School Pak website for the 2017-18 school year.  

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/red-pine-elementary


You will be able to have it shipped for free to school and it will be waiting in your child's classroom during the Open House in August, or you can have it shipped to your home for a fee. The last day to have the paks shipped to school for free is
June 10, 2017 **

This is a great way to enjoy time with your family over the summer and not worry about all the supplies you have to purchase! If you have any questions about School Pak, you can contact Dawn Horarik at dawnhorarik@yahoo.com or you can call/text 952.240.4928.




Community News:


“Doggie Dash” at Rosemount High School

Please join us for a Doggie Dash at Rosemount High School on Saturday, May 20! This 2-mile event begins at 8:30 a.m. for participants without dogs and 9:15 a.m. for participants with dogs.   Register by May 13 at the link below and receive a t-shirt.  Race day registration will also be available.  Proceeds from the race will go to Last Hope.   https://district196.ce.eleyo.com/course/18933/youth-spring-2017/doggie-dash-family-fun-run-families



ISD 196 Community Education:


May is National Water Safety Month! Take the safe swimmer’s pledge! Have fun, be safe, learn to swim in our middle school pools. Click here for more information.


Plan a summer full of fun and learning! Visit www.district196.org/ce. Register early, activities, classes and events fill quickly.


Rosemount & Eastview High School Summer Theatre Camps! (grades 1-5) Work closely with the high school theatre department staff to develop your dramatic skills! Click here for more information.


S-P-I-R-I-T! Gonna high gear it! ‘Cuz we’ve got spirit!  Apple Valley Competition Cheer Team (grades 2-5) Click here for information.


Home Alone (parents and children ages 8-11)

Tue | May 23 | 6-8:15pm | $25 family | SHMS


Plan ahead! Summer drama fills quickly!

Hit the Lights! Summer Theatre Camp: Jr. Thespians Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 9am – 1pm | $125 | EVHS


VocalMotion Performing Arts Camp (grades 2-5) Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 8:30-11:30am | $115 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Alladin (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jun 19-24 | $99 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Wizard of Oz (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jul 31-Aug 5 | $99 | RHS


Get fit, get wet!

Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9am-12:30pm | $130 | FRMS


April 26, 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 12:44 PM by Kristen Henning

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of May 1 - 5, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 6 green D  

Tuesday        cycle day - 1 red E   

Wednesday  cycle day - 2 blue A     

Thursday      cycle day - 3 yellow B     -  Grade 1 Music Program - 6:30 pm    

Friday           cycle day - 4 green C  -  Online MCA Testing Window Closes     


School News:

Big Congratulations Destination Imagination and Math Masters Teams!!!

A Super Big Congratulations to the Penguins From Jupiter - Morgan Becker, Ella Bromley, Allie Gladen, Emily Hopke, Kate Reed, and Ashley Swenson - for winning a spot in the Science Challenge to go on to the Global Destination Imagination Tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of May.  We are so proud to have these amazing kids represent Red Pine alongside Destination Imagination teams from all over the world!!!


And Awesome Job to Red Pine's Minnesota Molecules - Alessandra Agpalasin, Noah Daniel, Summer Jacobs, Aashish Mankala, Kayla Peters, and Zach Wittmayer for just barely missing earning a spot to go on to the Global Competition in the Engineering Challenge.  They built a structure that could hold an incredible 350 lbs. and came so close to advancing to the finals in Tennessee.  Many of the younger members of this team are already thinking about trying again next year!  Wow!


Great job to our Outstanding Math Masters Team - Griffin Caffrey, Ezra Gebeyehu, Hale Halvorson, Sakif Khan, Michael Kostecka, Raegan Marx, Max Monzel, Adi Sunkam, Carter Veen, Amber Walker, Jack Williams, and Amelia Zaske who also competed this Saturday with much success I hear! More specific information coming soon as I left them early to go to the Destination Imagination State Competition.  

I think I needed two of me last Saturday :) ---Linda Denmark




Site Council

There are two open positions on the Red Pine Site Council.  If you are interested on being part of our Site Council please send Mr. Goeldner your name by Monday, May 15.  Each position serves a two year term.  Per our by-laws, we will be drawing names to fill those positions at the May 18 Site Council Meeting.

Drew Goeldner, Principal

Red Pine Elementary

651-423-7828




Volunteers Still Needed for RP Track & Field Meets!!!!

The Physical Education department is still in DESPERATE need of volunteers for ALL of our Track and Field meets.  If you are able to volunteer, PLEASE contact Mike Kotasek or Tom Sandman via email.  


Fifth Grade Monday May 8th (alternate date Monday May 15) 9:30 - 2:20


Fourth Grade Wednesday May 10 (alternate date Wednesday May 17) 9:40 - 11:40


Third Grade Thursday May 11 (alternate day Thursday May 18) 9:40 - 11:40


Second Grade Wednesday May 10 (alternate day Wednesday May 17) 12:30 - 2:30


First Grade Thursday May 11 (alternate date Thursday May 18) 12:30 - 2:30


THANK YOU in advance!!

Mike Kotasek and Tom Sandman

RP Physical Education Specialists




Red Pine Blood Drive

Since last year's blood drive was such a success, we decided to do it again! We will be having another blood drive at Red Pine on:

Date:       Tuesday, May 16th

Hours:     7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Red Cross Bus in Red Pine parking lot


This year's goal is 45 donors.


To make an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "Red Pine" in the blue box in the upper right hand that shows "Give Blood. Find a Blood Drive".


We are looking for several volunteers to work at the blood drive. You can volunteer for one hour, two hours, or as long as you would like. Please contact Mary Kate Nelson at marykate.nelson@district196.org if you would like to help us out. Thank you!


If you have any questions contact Mary Kate Nelson at 651-423-7870.



Greetings from the RP Library


The 2016-17 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award winners! Were announced this week.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out these titles for Grades 3-5- they were chosen by Minnesota Readers as the 3 favorites for this year.

First Place: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Second Place: Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Third Place: Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford

 

The winners of the 2016-17 Star of the North Picture Book were also announced this week.  These are wonderful choices voted on by Minnesota Readers in Grades K-2.

First Place- Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall

Second Place- Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman

Third Place- Night Animals by Gianna Marino

More information of these MN Children Book Awards is available at:  

http://www.maudhartlovelace.org/

http://www.starofthenorthaward.org/

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Jarvi




PARENTS!!

We need YOU!

Red Pine Spring Arts Night is May 11th

There are many (easy) tasks leading up to our special evening,

We need YOU to make the evening a huge success!

Please consider volunteering!

(All proceeds go directly to student programs for your children!)

Please contact Spring Arts Night Committee Chair Jayme Smrstick jayme.smrstick@gmail.com or

Red Pine Art Specialist Peg Gust peg.gust@district196.org



News From the “Bird Feeder”:

Attention!

Kids 1 year to 18 years old FREE SUMMER MEALS!!!!   See below:

Breakfast:

July24 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary,  Westview Elementary,  Thomas Lake Elementary

Lunch

June 19 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary Westview Elementary

June 19 - June 23rd >>> Oak Ridge Elementary

June 26 - August 10th >>> Thomas Lake Elementary

Serving times have not been determined. Please check www.district196.org  for more details.


Student and Parent Reminder:

~~ Breakfast is FREE for all kindergarten students.

~~ Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students K - 12 who qualify for FREE or REDUCED-price school meals grades.

~~ Please try breakfast at our school. A nutritious breakfast is an important start to a child’s school day!

~~ Parents/Guardians: FeePay has the option for you to set a low balance reminder via email.

Cheryl Rosa

Food and Nutrition

Red Pine Elementary


Nurse’s Corner:  


Greetings Red Pine Families!

It’s great spring weather – FINALLY!  A short little reminder – tennis shoes are recommended over flip flops and don’t forget your water bottles.  Let’s keep our kids healthy and safe!

Danna Steffen, RN

Red Pine Elementary School Nurse

Ph: 651-423-7871

Fax: 651-423-7875



PTO News:


Gertens Plant Card Fundraiser

Gertens and Red Pine have teamed up again for a Plant Card Fundraiser.  Profits (15%) from this fundraiser will help support Red Pine’s classroom activities.  Consider picking up a few for gifts:  Mother's Day, Father's Day, housewarming, birthdays, showers, wedding gifts, anniversaries, memorials . . . and more!  Orders are due May 5th!
Questions?  Contact Jayme Smrstick at jaymesmrstick@gmail.com.



Red Pine Alumni College Scholarships

The Scholarship Committee is in the process of reviewing all of the applications it has received and hopes to announce the two recipients of this year's Red Pine PTO Scholarship by May 5, 2017.



Last PTO Meeting of the School Year! - Save the date!

Our last PTO meeting of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 PM in the Media Center. We hope to see you there!



Open PTO Chair Positions

We are looking for volunteers for two open positions next year: Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in either opportunity, please contact John Congemi at johncongemi@gmail.com .



Box Tops

A friendly reminder to continue to turn in your collection sheets outside the office with your teacher's name on them. Also, please bundle the Bonus Box Tops separately.   Continuing through May 26th we will be having another competition to see which classroom will win an ice cream treat/popsicle party.  Go Cardinals! Winner will be announced.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Langstraat @ Langstraatfamily@gmail.com



Red Pine Spring Arts Night – May 11th!

Silent Auction:

The Silent Auction at Spring Arts Night has raised a record number of funds that go directly back into our school. We are hoping to exceed our goals for this year and are once again looking for donations for the Silent Auction. If you have a business and are willing donate to our fundraiser, please contact Jayme Smrstick at jaymesmrstick@gmail.com .

~~~The Red Pine PTO is a tax-exempt charity and your donations are tax deductible.


Classroom Baskets:

Also, we are still in need of several classroom volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer to help coordinate and collect the basket items for your child's class, please contact
Gary Sirek at gary@squirrelworx.com.


Volunteers:

The Spring Arts Night committee is looking for volunteers to help before, during, and after Spring Arts Night. There are several opportunities.
Setup help after school, ticket selling, classroom basket and silent auction monitoring. We are looking for volunteers to donate just 30 minutes. If you are interested, please sign via the signup genius.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4bafad2ba6fc1-spring1



School Pak

We are up and running on the School Pak website for the 2017-18 school year.  

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/red-pine-elementary


You will be able to have it shipped for free to school and it will be waiting in your child's classroom during the Open House in August, or you can have it shipped to your home for a fee. The last day to have the paks shipped to school for free is
June 10, 2017 **

This is a great way to enjoy time with your family over the summer and not worry about all the supplies you have to purchase! If you have any questions about School Pak, you can contact Dawn Horarik at dawnhorarik@yahoo.com or you can call/text 952.240.4928.



Health Heroes

We have 14 new Health Heroes for the 2017-18 school year. They are: Reid Barrett, Megan Zabel, Olivia Tompkins,, Iszabelle Say, Anna Lee Holzer, Makayla Zuege, Isy Purrington, Hassan Ahmed, Avary Otto, Kaylie Cook, Jana Albarghash, Caire Kindseth, Bailey Childs and Prajna Hosamane.

They will educate kids on handwashing and staying healthy through the AM news, stock health hero carts weekly, and will help organize a health breakfast three times for the staff throughout the year. They will also design their own shirts and present at the end of the year what they learned and what they feel they brought to Red Pine Elementary students and staff to the PTO.




Community News:


“Doggie Dash” at Rosemount High School

Please join us for a Doggie Dash at Rosemount High School on Saturday, May 20! This 2-mile event begins at 8:30 a.m. for participants without dogs and 9:15 a.m. for participants with dogs.   Register by May 13 at the link below and receive a t-shirt.  Race day registration will also be available.  Proceeds from the race will go to Last Hope.   https://district196.ce.eleyo.com/course/18933/youth-spring-2017/doggie-dash-family-fun-run-families




ISD 196 Community Education:


Plan ahead! Summer drama fills quickly!

Hit the Lights! Summer Theatre Camp: Jr. Thespians Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 9am – 1pm | $125 | EVHS


VocalMotion Performing Arts Camp (grades 2-5) Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 8:30-11:30am | $115 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Alladin (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jun 19-24 | $99 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Wizard of Oz (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jul 31-Aug 5 | $99 | RHS


Get fit, get wet!

Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9am-12:30pm | $130 | FRMS


April 20, 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 1:00 PM by Kristen Henning   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of April  24 - 28, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 1 yellow D  -  MCA Continues!!!!  Be here - Be rested - Be fed  :)

Tuesday        cycle day - 2 green E   -  Student Council Meeting

Wednesday  cycle day - 3 red A       -  Last Band Rehearsal

Thursday      cycle day - 4 blue B     -  Grade 5 Band Concert - 6:30 pm    

Friday           cycle day - 5 yellow C  -  Star Lab Leaves     


School News:

Survey for Interest in a before/after school Spanish Language Enrichment Program

Red Pine is considering offering a before or after school Spanish language enrichment program and we would like to have your input. Community Education contracts with University Language Center and hosts Spanish enrichment programs across several of our other district elementary schools. This high-quality enrichment program is a year-long program beginning in October and ends in May. The program is one hour in length and meets two times per week. Classes are taught in spanish and are presented in a fun and creative approach.  

Because this curriculum is a not part of the school day, fees need to cover all costs of the program. Families are charged approx. $699 for around 52-54 lessons.  To make it more affordable, parents have the opportunity to make 4 installment payments, October-Dec. The fess end up being less than $13/lesson.  

We are very excited about this opportunity for our students at Red Pine. Language acquisition has numerous academic benefits. Please take a moment to answer these few questions.

Thank you, your input is valuable!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMRT79B




LAST CALL -----Parental Input for the 2017-­2018 School Year:

Parents wishing to give input for their child’s placement in a classroom for the ​2017-­2018​ school year may do so ​in written form until Friday, April 21, 2017.​ Direct requests for a specific teacher will not be accepted. This is due to the fact that some teachers may change grade levels or positions due to a variety of reasons. However, if there is a teacher you feel would not be a good match for your child, that information is welcome. As an entire staff, we spend a great deal of time at the end of each school year working on class lists that will help students be successful. E­mail is the preferred form of communication so that Mr. Goeldner can send a verification reply. All parental documents should be e­mailed directly to Mr. Goeldner at ​drew.goeldner@district196.org​.


Pokemon Cards

Recently there has been an increase in the number of issues at school and on the bus that are rooted in student use of Pokemon cards.  Due to the number of recent incidents that have interrupted student learning, we are asking that the students not bring the cards to school anymore.  Many teachers have already asked students not to bring them.  However, the bus has still been a place where many of the issues are starting with the Pokemon cards.  This morning Mr. Goeldner visited each classroom to explain the request.  If you have any questions regarding this, please call Mr. Goeldner or your student’s teacher.   


Substitute teaching opportunities available

District 196 has substitute teaching opportunities available for interested persons with a valid Minnesota teaching license or a bachelor's degree and are willing to obtain a short call limited teaching license. Substitute teachers earn $120 for full-day assignments and $70 for half-day assignments (up to four hours and 15 minutes). All short call substitute candidates must complete a 20-hour orientation (April 17-21, 2017) before they can begin substitute teaching; individuals with a standard teaching license must attend a 2.5-hour orientation session. Please email tracy.simpson@district196.org if you are interested in this opportunity.

Tracy Simpson

 I.S.D.196•Rosemount•Apple Valley•Eagan

 Human Resources Secretary•Sub-Caller

 tel. 651-423-7761•fax. 651-423-7858


Red Pine Blood Drive

Since last year's blood drive was such a success, we decided to do it again! We will be having another blood drive at Red Pine on:

Date:       Tuesday, May 16th

Hours:     7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Red Cross Bus in Red Pine parking lot


This year's goal is 45 donors.


To make an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "Red Pine" in the blue box in the upper right hand that shows "Give Blood. Find a Blood Drive".


We are looking for several volunteers to work at the blood drive. You can volunteer for one hour, two hours, or as long as you would like. Please contact Mary Kate Nelson at marykate.nelson@district196.org if you would like to help us out. Thank you!


If you have any questions contact Mary Kate Nelson at 651-423-7870.




FACTS Spring Parenting Series: Helping a Child with Anxiety

April 20, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

This FREE Parenting Series takes place at: FACTS,

FACTS  1385 Mendota Heights Rd.,

#200, Mendota Heights, 55120, (just north of the intersection of 494 and Pilot Knob Road).

Contact (651) 379-9800 ext. 203, or www.facts-mn.org.6:30-8:00 pm.



Hello Parents!

I am looking for parent volunteers to help put the art show on the walls!

Please contact me  peg.gust@district196.org if you would like to help, any amount of time is appreciated!

The dates are April 25/26 and May 2/3 during the school day!

Thanks!   

Peg Gust



PARENTS!!

We need YOU!

Red Pine Spring Arts Night is May 11th

There are many (easy) tasks leading up to our special evening,

We need YOU to make the evening a huge success!

Please consider volunteering!

(All proceeds go directly to student programs for your children!)

Please contact Spring Arts Night Committee Chair Jayme Smrstick jayme.smrstick@gmail.com or

Red Pine Art Specialist Peg Gust peg.gust@district196.org



News From the “Bird Feeder”:

Attention!

Kids 1 year to 18 years old FREE SUMMER MEALS!!!!   See below:

Breakfast:

July24 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary,  Westview Elementary,  Thomas Lake Elementary

Lunch

June 19 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary Westview Elementary

June 19 - June 23rd >>> Oak Ridge Elementary

June 26 - August 10th >>> Thomas Lake Elementary

Serving times have not been determined. Please check www.district196.org  for more details.


Student and Parent Reminder:

~~ Breakfast is FREE for all kindergarten students.

~~ Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students K - 12 who qualify for FREE or REDUCED-price school meals grades.

~~ Please try breakfast at our school. A nutritious breakfast is an important start to a child’s school day!

~~ Parents/Guardians: FeePay has the option for you to set a low balance reminder via email.

Cheryl Rosa

Food and Nutrition

Red Pine Elementary


Nurse’s Corner:  


Water - kids need water throughout the day.  Please encourage them to bring in water bottles - the fountain isn’t enough to prevent headaches, stomach aches, sore throats, and thin secretions from colds or allergies.  According to Healthy Kids , 5-8 year olds should have 5 glasses of water a day (1 liter), 9-12 year olds 7 glasses of water a day (1.5 liters) and 13 plus 8-10 glasses of water a day (2 liters).  With the weather changing to warmer days outside, this is the minimum they should be drinking.  After recess or PE outside they should drink more for their daily total.   Thank you!


Danna Steffen, RN

Red Pine Elementary School Nurse

Ph: 651-423-7871

Fax: 651-423-7875



PTO News:


Last PTO Meeting of the School Year! - Save the date!

Our last PTO meeting of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 PM in the Media Center. We hope to see you there!



Open PTO Chair Positions

We are looking for volunteers for two open positions next year: Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in either opportunity, please contact John Congemi at johncongemi@gmail.com .



Box Tops

A friendly reminder to continue to turn in your collection sheets outside the office with your teacher's name on them. Also, please bundle the Bonus Box Tops separately.   Continuing through May 26th we will be having another competition to see which classroom will win an ice cream treat/popsicle party.  Go Cardinals! Winner will be announced.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Langstraat @ Langstraatfamily@gmail.com



Red Pine Spring Arts Night – May 11th!

The Spring Arts Night committee is looking for a few volunteers to help with the planning.
If you are interested in being apart of this amazing night at Red Pine, please contact Jayme Smrstick at jaymesmrstick@gmail.com.  Any amount of time will be greatly appreciated! Also, we are still in need of several classroom volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help coordinate and collect the basket items for your child's class, please contact Gary Sirek at gary@squirrelworx.com.

The Silent Auction at Spring Arts Night has raised a record number of funds that go directly back into our school. We are hoping to exceed our goals for this year and are once again looking for donations for the Silent Auction. If you have a business and are willing donate to our fundraiser, please contact Jayme Smrstick at jaymesmrstick@gmail.com .

The Red Pine PTO is a tax-exempt charity and your donations are tax deductible.



School Pak

We are up and running on the School Pak website for the 2017-18 school year.  

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/red-pine-elementary


You will be able to have it shipped for free to school and it will be waiting in your child's classroom during the Open House in August, or you can have it shipped to your home for a fee. The last day to have the paks shipped to school for free is
June 10, 2017 **

This is a great way to enjoy time with your family over the summer and not worry about all the supplies you have to purchase! If you have any questions about School Pak, you can contact Dawn Horarik at dawnhorarik@yahoo.com or you can call/text 952.240.4928.



Health Heroes

We have 14 new Health Heroes for the 2017-18 school year. They are: Reid Barrett, Megan Zabel, Olivia Tompkins,, Iszabelle Say, Anna Lee Holzer, Makayla Zuege, Isy Purrington, Hassan Ahmed, Avary Otto, Kaylie Cook, Jana Albarghash, Caire Kindseth, Bailey Childs and Prajna Hosamane.

They will educate kids on handwashing and staying healthy through the AM news, stock health hero carts weekly, and will help organize a health breakfast three times for the staff throughout the year. They will also design their own shirts and present at the end of the year what they learned and what they feel they brought to Red Pine Elementary students and staff to the PTO.




Community News:


ISD 196 Community Education:


Be the best parent you can be!

Emotions! Helping children Identify, Share and Cope Mon | Apr 24 | 6:30 – 8pm | $15 | FRMS


Plan ahead! Summer drama fills quickly!

Hit the Lights! Summer Theatre Camp: Jr. Thespians Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 9am – 1pm | $125 | EVHS


VocalMotion Performing Arts Camp (grades 2-5) Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 8:30-11:30am | $115 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Alladin (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jun 19-24 | $99 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Wizard of Oz (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jul 31-Aug 5 | $99 | RHS


Get fit, get wet!

Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9am-12:30pm | $130 | FRMS


April 14, 2017

posted Apr 14, 2017, 12:44 PM by Kristen Henning

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of April  17 - 21, 2017


Monday        cycle day - 3 yellow E  -  MCA Continues!!!!  Be here - Be rested - Be fed  :)

Tuesday        cycle day - 4 green A  

Wednesday  cycle day - 5 red B  

Thursday      cycle day - 6 blue C         

Friday           NO SCHOOL       - Data Analysis and Structural Alignment Day

    

School News:

Survey for Interest in a before/after school Spanish Language Enrichment Program

Red Pine is considering offering a before or after school Spanish language enrichment program and we would like to have your input. Community Education contracts with University Language Center and hosts Spanish enrichment programs across several of our other district elementary schools. This high-quality enrichment program is a year-long program beginning in October and ends in May. The program is one hour in length and meets two times per week. Classes are taught in spanish and are presented in a fun and creative approach.  

Because this curriculum is a not part of the school day, fees need to cover all costs of the program. Families are charged approx. $699 for around 52-54 lessons.  To make it more affordable, parents have the opportunity to make 4 installment payments, October-Dec. The fess end up being less than $13/lesson.  

We are very excited about this opportunity for our students at Red Pine. Language acquisition has numerous academic benefits. Please take a moment to answer these few questions.

Thank you, your input is valuable!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMRT79B




Parental Input for the 2017-­2018 School Year:

Parents wishing to give input for their child’s placement in a classroom for the ​2017-­2018​ school year may do so ​in written form until Friday, April 21, 2017.​ Direct requests for a specific teacher will not be accepted. This is due to the fact that some teachers may change grade levels or positions due to a variety of reasons. However, if there is a teacher you feel would not be a good match for your child, that information is welcome. As an entire staff, we spend a great deal of time at the end of each school year working on class lists that will help students be successful. E­mail is the preferred form of communication so that Mr. Goeldner can send a verification reply. All parental documents should be e­mailed directly to Mr. Goeldner at ​drew.goeldner@district196.org​.


Pokemon Cards

Recently there has been an increase in the number of issues at school and on the bus that are rooted in student use of Pokemon cards.  Due to the number of recent incidents that have interrupted student learning, we are asking that the students not bring the cards to school anymore.  Many teachers have already asked students not to bring them.  However, the bus has still been a place where many of the issues are starting with the Pokemon cards.  This morning Mr. Goeldner visited each classroom to explain the request.  If you have any questions regarding this, please call Mr. Goeldner or your student’s teacher.   


Substitute teaching opportunities available

District 196 has substitute teaching opportunities available for interested persons with a valid Minnesota teaching license or a bachelor's degree and are willing to obtain a short call limited teaching license. Substitute teachers earn $120 for full-day assignments and $70 for half-day assignments (up to four hours and 15 minutes). All short call substitute candidates must complete a 20-hour orientation (April 17-21, 2017) before they can begin substitute teaching; individuals with a standard teaching license must attend a 2.5-hour orientation session. Please email tracy.simpson@district196.org if you are interested in this opportunity.

Tracy Simpson

 I.S.D.196•Rosemount•Apple Valley•Eagan

 Human Resources Secretary•Sub-Caller

 tel. 651-423-7761•fax. 651-423-7858


Red Pine Blood Drive

Since last year's blood drive was such a success, we decided to do it again! We will be having another blood drive at Red Pine on:

Date:       Tuesday, May 16th

Hours:     7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Red Cross Bus in Red Pine parking lot


This year's goal is 45 donors.


To make an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "Red Pine" in the blue box in the upper right hand that shows "Give Blood. Find a Blood Drive".


We are looking for several volunteers to work at the blood drive. You can volunteer for one hour, two hours, or as long as you would like. Please contact Mary Kate Nelson at marykate.nelson@district196.org if you would like to help us out. Thank you!


If you have any questions contact Mary Kate Nelson at 651-423-7870.




FACTS Spring Parenting Series: Helping a Child with Anxiety

April 20, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

This FREE Parenting Series takes place at: FACTS,

FACTS  1385 Mendota Heights Rd.,

#200, Mendota Heights, 55120, (just north of the intersection of 494 and Pilot Knob Road).

Contact (651) 379-9800 ext. 203, or www.facts-mn.org.6:30-8:00 pm.



Hello Parents!

I am looking for parent volunteers to help put the art show on the walls!

Please contact me  peg.gust@district196.org if you would like to help, any amount of time is appreciated!

The dates are April 25/26 and May 2/3 during the school day!

Thanks!   Peg  Gust



PARENTS!!

We need YOU!

Red Pine Spring Arts Night is May 11!

There are many (easy) tasks leading up to our special evening,

We need YOU to make the evening a huge success!

Please consider volunteering!

(All proceeds go directly to student programs for your children!)

Please contact Spring Arts Night Committee Chair Jayme Smrstick jayme.smrstick@gmail.com or

Red Pine Art Specialist Peg Gust peg.gust@district196.org



Health and Wellness Committee News:


The Health and Wellness Committee would like to THANK everyone for their participation, volunteering, or behind the scenes work to make the Health and Fitness Fair/Color Run such a SUCCESS.  We had over 20 vendors discussing many areas of Health, Wellness, Fitness and Nutrition.  We had the Eagan Fire Department here talking Home Safety and two incredible inflatables!  The Color Run again this year was a HUGE SUCCESS with over 400 runners, joggers, walkers, stroller pushers, dog walkers, etc.  Again, THANK YOU ALL for attending, volunteering your time, your efforts and hard work, and most importantly, your commitment to make this event such a HUGE and WONDERFUL SUCCESS!!



News From the “Bird Feeder”:

Attention!

Kids 1 year to 18 years old FREE SUMMER MEALS!!!!   See below:

Breakfast:

July24 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary,  Westview Elementary,  Thomas Lake Elementary

Lunch

June 19 - August 10th >>> Cedar Park Elementary Westview Elementary

June 19 - June 23rd >>> Oak Ridge Elementary

June 26 - August 10th >>> Thomas Lake Elementary

Serving times have not been determined. Please check www.district196.org  for more details.


Student and Parent Reminder:

~~ Breakfast is FREE for all kindergarten students.

~~ Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students K - 12 who qualify for FREE or REDUCED-price school meals grades.

~~ Please try breakfast at our school. A nutritious breakfast is an important start to a child’s school day!

~~ Parents/Guardians: FeePay has the option for you to set a low balance reminder via email.

Cheryl Rosa

Food and Nutrition

Red Pine Elementary


Nurse’s Corner:  


Hi Red Pine Cardinals,

The end of the year is right around the corner.  If you have immunizations, PE’s , vision or hearing done now through the summer, please send them to me and I will enter them into the computer.

Also, keep in the back of your mind when assessment days arrive I will be available to do hearing and vision screening.  The assessment days will be coming soon!

Have a good weekend!


Danna Steffen, RN

Red Pine Elementary

School Nurse

Ph: 651-423-7871

Fax: 651-423-7875



PTO News:


Last PTO Meeting of the School Year! - Save the date!

Our last PTO meeting of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 PM in the Media Center. We hope to see you there!



Open PTO Chair Positions

We're looking for volunteers for two open positions next year: Vice President and Treasurer. If you're interested in either opportunity, please contact John Congemi at johncongemi@gmail.com .



Box Tops

A friendly reminder to continue to turn in your collection sheets outside the office with your teacher's name on them. Also, please bundle the Bonus Box Tops separately.   Continuing through May 26th we will be having another competition to see which classroom will win an ice cream treat/popsicle party.  Go Cardinals! Winner will be announced.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Langstraat @ Langstraatfamily@gmail.com



Red Pine PTO Scholarships

The deadline for applying for the Red Pine PTO Scholarship is rapidly approaching. The two winners -- one graduating senior from Eagan HS and one graduating senior from Rosemount HS -- will receive a $1,250 scholarship, plus a free class ring and yearbook.  Applications can be found on the Family Connections page for Eagan HS and Rosemount HS, and are due April 14, 2017.  Please contact Eva Stensvad, eva.stensvad@gmail.com, with any questions.



Red Pine Spring Arts Night – May 11th!

The Spring Arts Night committee is looking for a few volunteers to help with the planning.
If you are interested in being apart of this amazing night at Red Pine, please contact Jayme Smrstick at jaymesmrstick@gmail.com.  Any amount of time will be greatly appreciated!



Red Pine Spring Arts Night – Classroom Basket Volunteers Needed!

Classrooms are deciding their basket themes for Spring Arts Night.  The following classrooms need parent volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help coordinate and collect the basket items for your child’s class, please contact Gary Sirek at
gary@squirrelworx.com.

Bocchi/Priester

Henning

Joas

Montgomery

Thompson

Heidenreich

Rathman

Rockwell

Shaffer

Heidrick

Kratz

Murphy

Crumb

Johnson

Reed

Sinz

Zirbes

Denmark

Hallum

Shaffer



RP Spring Arts Night --Silent Auction Items Needed!

The Silent Auction at Spring Arts Night has raised a record number of funds that go directly back into our school. We are hoping to exceed our goals for this year and are once again looking for donations for the Silent Auction. If you have a business and are willing donate to our fundraiser, please contact Jayme Smrstick at jaymesmrstick@gmail.com . The Red Pine PTO is a tax-exempt charity and your donations are tax deductible.



School Pak

We are up and running on the School Pak website for the 2017-18 school year.  

https://www.schoolpak.com/catalog/red-pine-elementary


You will be able to have it shipped for free to school and it will be waiting in your child's classroom during the Open House in August, or you can have it shipped to your home for a fee. The last day to have the paks shipped to school for free is
June 10, 2017 **

This is a great way to enjoy time with your family over the summer and not worry about all the supplies you have to purchase! If you have any questions about School Pak, you can contact Dawn Horarik at dawnhorarik@yahoo.com or you can call/text 952.240.4928.





Community News:


ISD 196 Community Education:


Be the best parent you can be!

Organized and Smart Kids Thu | Apr 20 | 6:30 – 8pm | $19 | RMS


Emotions! Helping children Identify, Share and Cope Mon | Apr 24 | 6:30 – 8pm | $15 | FRMS


Plan ahead! Summer drama fills quickly!

Hit the Lights! Summer Theatre Camp: Jr. Thespians Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 9am – 1pm | $125 | EVHS


VocalMotion Performing Arts Camp (grades 2-5) Mon-Fri | Jun 12-16 | 8:30-11:30am | $115 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Alladin (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jun 19-24 | $99 | RHS


Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre-Wizard of Oz (ages 7-18) Mon-Sat | Jul 31-Aug 5 | $99 | RHS


Get fit, get wet!

Introduction to Competitive Swimming (grades 3-12) Mon-Thu & Sat at VMS or DHMS begins April 17


Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9am-12:30pm | $130 | FRMS


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