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June 8, 2016

posted Jul 14, 2016, 3:23 PM by Kristen Henning   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 3:26 PM ]

Red Pine School Newsletter

Wrap-Up News for 2015-2016 School Year ~~~~ HAPPY SUMMER!!!!

A Message From the Principal

Dear Red Pine Families,

Looking ahead at the predicted temperatures for later this week, it is clear that summer is upon us.  It seems amazing that my first year as a Red Pine Cardinal has already come to an end.  It has been a year of joy.  It has been a year of celebration.  It has been a year of learning.

Thank you for all that you do to support the students at Red Pine as well as the Red Pine school community.  Red Pine is like no other school I have been a part of, either as a parent or a staff member.  Our students, parents, and staff are so awesome!  This school is truly a special place to be.

There is already excitement building for the 2016-2017 school year!  Starting in the fall, we will have two trained literacy coaches working with our staff and students to help ensure every student grows as a learner.   As a staff, we have spent a lot of time together working through the implementation of our literacy framework.  I can’t wait for the start of school, when we put all of these pieces together for your students.

At the end of July we will be sending information on classroom placements for next year as well as information regarding fall dates and happenings.   Please feel free to call with any question you may have.

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer.  I look forward to our continued work together as Red Pine Cardinals!


Drew Goeldner

End of the Year Writing Contest

Congratulations to our End of the Year Writing Contest Winners:

1st Grade:  Essay - Maxwell Sayre   Fiction - Max Afanasyev, Sinan Al Barghash, John Bailey, Naia Jane Brass, Ian Cabrera, Lily Colburn, Josephine Cordes, Hailey Geller, Jackson Gier, and Arshia Ramlall   Poetry - Wyatt Proshek and Natalie Smith

2nd Grade:  Essay - Reid Blackwood, Brayden Bry, Elise Congemi, Adriana Engstrom, Ava Goers, Grace Johnson, Trevin Kaja, Emma Kuker, Claire LaLiberte, Will Lissick, Gavin Moorhead, Addison Otemba, Reece Rasmussen, Jacob Retka, Hannah R., Max Schneider, William Schneider, Nellie Shields, Brynn Williams, and Sophie Williams      Fiction - Jenna O'Keefe  Poetry - Makenna Becker and Eshal Shahzad

3rd Grade:  Essay - Alessandra Agpalasin   Fiction - Jana Al Barghash, Sasha Berdichevski, Ella Anderson, Maggie Ciemny, Kaylie Cook, Ashley Collotzi, Ashlyn Carruthers, Maggie Evenson, Jocelyn McClary, Avery Miller, Miriam Mir, Elizabeth Oakland, Clara Pagois, and Kayla Peters   Poetry - Kaid Cabrera, Lily Grayson, Ava Ligtenberg, and Jocelyn McClary

4th Grade:  Fiction - Ellie Gordon and Emily Hopke Poetry - Morgan Becker, Avery Rene, and Ashley Swenson

5th Grade:  Essay - Griffin McClary and Elisha Sanchez   Fiction - Sofia Berdichevski, Natu Daniel, Julia Grayson, Madeline Hartley, Aspen Howard, Eric Li, Adam Polanski, Saad Saleem and Cecilia Tentis  Poetry -Madeline Hartley, Ryder Ligtenberg, and Griffin McClary

Way to go Red Pine Writers!  Keep up the excellent writing!

Address Changes

Please be sure to let the Red Pine office know of any home address change and/or telephone number changes that occur during the school year or in the summer.  We need to be made aware of the exact address and when the move occurs.  This information is extremely important not only to the Red Pine front office and nurse’s office, but also to District 196 transportation and student information departments.  Please call Janie or Jo at 651-423-7870 to report ANY changes.

Thank you for your cooperation!  

Think Summer & Beyond >>>>> 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.

A NEW ‘Transportation for Students in Day Care Notice’ needs to be filled out each time there is a change in your child’s daycare or any time your child is coming from or going to an address other than home for after school care.  Please remember this is the only way we have of communicating with transportation the busing needs of your child and ensures a safe and smooth release time for your child.  In addition, a new form needs to be filled out each new school year so the bus route can be adjusted accordingly in the fall.  Please call Jo or Janie at 651-423-7870 if you need a form.

Forms may be returned to Red Pine office.

---Thank you for your cooperation.


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)

FIRST GRADE - *Please label all supplies with permanent marker

1 crayons (48 count)

2 chisel-tip dry erase marker, black

1 whiteboard eraser

1 rubber eraser

2 laminated, 2-pocket folders, different colors

8 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

1 composition notebook (black)

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

1 box gallon-sized resealable bags

1 blue “Primary Journal: Early Creative Story” composition-type notebook (found at Target, Walmart or Office Max)

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

Earbuds for use with Chromebooks



1 box crayons (24-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 box quart-sized resealable bags

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


12  #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 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


1 box 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 school glue, 4 oz.

2 highlighters, broad chisel tip (any color)

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

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

3 composition notebooks (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 student scissors, 7”                                                            

1 box family-sized facial tissue

1 tub disinfectant wipes (35 count)

1 pack 3x3 Post-it notes (last names A-M)

1 roll scotch tape (last names A-M)

1 roll masking tape (last names A-M)

1 package colored felt-tip pen (last names N-Z)

1 package mechanical pencil (last names N-Z)

Earbuds for use with Chromebooks


24 #2 pencils, sharpened

1 school supply bag (new or gently used)

2 highlighters

2 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

2 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

2 composition notebooks (1 red, 1 green)