Week of January 11 - 15, 2016
Monday cycle day 3E - Health and Wellness Committee Meeting - 6:00 PM
Tuesday cycle day 4A - Fourth Grade Youth Teaching Youth
- Fifth Grade to U of M for Physics (11:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
- Math Olympiad Contest #3
Wednesday cycle day 5B - Fourth Grade to RMS for Concert Demonstration
Thursday cycle day 6C - Patrols to Skateville (5:25 - 8:30 PM)
Friday cycle day 1D - Student Council Sponsored School Store
Sign up for your child’s Winter Conference at www.district196.org/rp beginning Friday, January 15, 2016. Conferences will be held:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and
Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Our office staff will assist any parents who do not have computer access.
2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for incoming kindergarteners will be held during conferences. Registration times are:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration materials will be mailed the week off February 1, 2016. Please let the office know if you do not plan to register your child for the 2016-17 school year.
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!
Health & Wellness Committee Meeting
The next Health & Wellness Committee Meeting will be on Monday, January 11, 2016. We will meet at 6:00 PM in the Red Pine Media Center. All are welcome to attend!
Welcome back Cardinals! Hope the time off has you well rested and ready to start the new year. Please remember to dress for the weather. it’s cold outside! This includes hats, gloves, mittens, snow pants and boots.
Water bottles – please bring in a water bottle with your child’s name on it. This helps with the winter/dry weather and the coughs, sore throats and not feeling well. The teachers encourage kids to drink and much easier to have the bottle at their desk.
Please refer to this link for questions about lice:
Please refer to this link for questions about whooping cough:
Red Pine has had confirmed cases of:
Please remember when to keep your child home. If your child comes to school with a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, this passes quickly on to other children and can end up right back to you. Keep in mind we have about 800 or so kids and everyone wants to stay healthy.
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.
Please also call me with any questions. My hours are 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. Feel free to leave a message, I will get back to you as soon as my office clears out.
Red Pine Twins Day - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 17th at 1:10 for our annual Red Pine Twins Day. The Red Pine 5th graders will be singing the national anthem prior to this game.
More detail to follow. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Preiner at email@example.com
PTO MEETING: Our next meeting is on January 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM 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!
Visit our website for afterschool and more enrichment activities!
STEM: Minecraft Multiplayer: City Builder (grades 2-5)
Collaborate with fellow students to create interesting city elements. Take home your completed world file at the end of class. Beginners and experienced Minecrafters alike will love this action packed camp! Sat | Jan 30 | 9am-3pm | $79 | FRMS
Family Yoga (parents and children grades K-5)
Learn together and develop healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness. Reduce stress, increase attention and create calmer homes and more productive school environments.
Roll in the new year! Experience the fun of Key Log Rolling and challenge your skills! Log rolling improves core strength, balance, footwork, agility, and cardio...but mostly it’s just fun! Click here for more information. The Pool Is Cool! Bring your friends and family for fun in the pool during Open Swims. Locker rooms are available for changing. Learn the basics during the first half-hour of open swim. Then, purchase a wristband to participate in the log rolling for the last hour of open swim.
Fri | now-Mar 11 | 6:30-8pm | SHMS
Sat | now-Mar 12 | 2:30-4pm | skip Jan 30 | SHMS
Sun | Jan 24 | 1-2:30pm | BHMS
Open Swim Fees:
Ages 3 & younger: Free!
Ages 4 & 5: $5
Ages 6+: $6
Ten individual passes: $50
Learn to Roll Wristband: $5
Log Rolling Wristband: $3
Intro to Snowshoeing (families, 5+)
Enjoy an evening together as a family, learning a unique skill with an educated naturalist. Make a familiar hike new again, as you forge through the snowy paths of Lebanon Hills.
Fencing (grades 2-5) Adults welcome!
Learn the art of sword fighting. Improve your reflexes, dexterity, quickness and focus.