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December 23, 2015

posted Dec 23, 2015, 10:13 AM by Kristen Henning

Week of December 28 - January 1st  Happy New Year 2016 !!                                                                                           

NO SCHOOL - Winter break

Week of January 4 - 8, 2016

Monday       cycle day 4E   

Tuesday      cycle day 5A

Wednesday cycle day 6B

Thursday     cycle day 1C - Site Council Meeting 4 - 5 pm

                                         - PTO Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

Friday          cycle day 2D

School News:

Student Council – Candy Cane Days/December School Store

Red Pine’s student council raised over $1,100.00 during candy cane days and the December school store!! Thank-you to all who contributed to make the holidays a little brighter for some!

Shoe Drive Fundraiser

The holiday hustle and bustle has made it hard for many of us to find the extra time to go through our closets and find contributions to the shoe drive.   This is a friendly reminder to bring in your gently worn, used or new shoes.   Money earned from this fundraiser will help us defray costs related to the 5th grade Eagle Bluff field trip!  Shoes need to be brought to school by January 31.  We’d love to have everyone make it your goal to bring 5 pairs of shoes!

Student Council - Toys for Tots

Red Pine's Student Council shopped at Target for toys for the Toys for Tots program and then delivered the toys to the Marines at a Toys for Tots station!  What a great spirit of giving our students have!  They had fun!



In Red Pine Math News

Congratulations to Kyan Chau, Natu Daniel, Drew Gullicksen, Kyle Harris, Sam Hull, Swami Marungar, Ella Patnode, and Henry Stenger for getting a Perfect Score of 5 out of 5 on Math Olympiad Contest #2!  Wow!

Way to go Kiera Curtin, Madeline Hartley, Marissa Jacobson, Sophia Juntilla, Griffin McClary, Alex Miller, Alex Newton, Anthony Nguyen, Corey Sell, Carter Veen, and Hannah Yost for scores of 4 out of 5!  Great job to Morgan Becker, Griffin Caffrey, Austin Carruthers, Jon Ciemny, Colin Duffy, George Edgar, Ezra Gebeyehu, Julia Grayson, Emily Hopke, Aspen Howard, Ben Hurwitz, Jack Johnson, Sakif Khan, Eric Li, Pete McNamara, Alexa Parish, Avery Rene, Lily Rippie, Elisha Sanchez, Nitya Sannuli, Ashley Swenson, Sophie Thomas, and Amelia Zaske for scores of 3 out of 5!

Super job to everyone for giving it their best shot!  Math Olympiad # 3 will be on Tuesday, January 12th.  Keep trying everyone!


District 196 Elementary Chess Tournament

Saturday February 27th

From: 9:00am to 4:00pm

**More information will be sent out in January. Registration is not open at this time.

Nurse’s Corner:

WATER BOTTLES:  If you can, please bring in a water bottle for your child.  Why?

·         Up to 60% of our body is made of water

·         The brain and heart are 73% water

·         The lungs about 83% water

·         The skin 64% water

·         Muscles and Kidneys 79% water

·         Bones 31% water

Water regulates our temperature, vital nutrient to all your cells, carbs and proteins are transported by water in the blood stream, acts as a shock absorber for the brain and spinal cord,

lubricates joints and FORMS SALIVA.  “Healthy Kids” state: 5 glasses of water for 5-8 year olds a day and 7 glasses of water for 9-12 year olds and 8-10 glasses for 13 and above.  Obviously more on a hot day, exercising, when you are sick etc..  Fill the water bottle before school with ice and water and they can refill throughout the day.

Please refer to this link for questions about lice:

http://www.district196.org/District/Departments/HealthServices/Diseases/TechnicalFactSheet/1350_s6head LICE.pdf

Red Pine has had confirmed cases of:

STREP THROAT http://www.district196.org/District/Departments/HealthServices/Diseases/TechnicalFactSheet/1665_s6STREPT.pdf


Gentle reminder of our guidelines to have your child stay home if:

~~Temperature of 100 or greater, may return when under 100 orally and without the use of fever reducers for 24 hours

~~Vomiting or diarrhea, may return when hasn’t had an issue for 24 hours

~~Severe coughing or difficulty breathing (if a nagging, itchy cough, please have child bring water bottle, encourage a lot of water)

~~Open sores on mouth

~~Skin rash or red eye from undetermined cause (if pink eye diagnosed, a MD’s note needed to return or treatment for 24 hours)

~~Head lice and scabies, until treatment complete

~~Any contagious conditions such as strep throat, impetigo, chickenpox, pertussis, mumps, Hep-A, measles, mumps, rubella, shingles, or herpes simplex

Always notify me of a contagious illness. I will keep track to see if there are clusters so I can notify the potentially exposed grade level.

Thank you,

Nurse Danna



PTO News:

PTO MEETING: Our next meeting is on January 7, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Red Pine Media Center. We hope to see you there!


Be sure to check out and "like" our Red Pine Elementary PTO Facebook site for the latest updates!