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October 9, 2015

posted Oct 9, 2015, 3:53 AM by Kristen Henning

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of October 12 - 16, 2015

 Monday          cycle day 6D                                     

Tuesday         cycle day 1E 

Wednesday    cycle day 2A 

Thursday        NO SCHOOL – MEA Teachers’ Convention

Friday             NO SCHOOL – MEA Teachers’ Convention                                   

 School News:

 Health & Wellness Committee Meeting – Monday, October 19

Please join us for our next Health & Wellness Committee Meeting on October 19! We’ll continue to plan events for the year. We will meet in the Red Pine Media Center at 6:00.

 2015-16 Student Council Officers

President - Elisha Sanchez

Vice President - Pete McNamara

Secretary - Hayden Miller  

Treasurer - Corey Sell

Publicity Chairpersons - Zara Bennett and Anish Ramlall  

School Store Chairpersons - Julia Grayson, Brooke Kimel, and Ryder Ligtenberg   

Advisor Assistants - Sofia Berdichevski and Molly LaMott

 Greetings from the Library-

We are counting down to BOOK FAIR time! Mark your calendar for Friday, November 13th from 9am-10pm.  Please note the change in location from past years to the EAGAN BARNES & NOBLE, due to the Apple Valley location closing last December.

 This fundraiser is extremely important to our school and our annual sales have continued to grow. Last year we tallied approximately $18,000 in sales, which translates to approximately $5,000 in Barnes & Noble credit directly to the school for new and improved media throughout the school.

 Please feel free to direct questions to Christine LaMott- who did such a wonderful job of organizing the annual Barnes &Noble Book Fair last year.  If you are interested in volunteering feel free to email Christine at christine.lamott@adp.com or Kelly Robertson in the RP Library at kelly.robertson@district196.org.  We will also need 5th grade volunteers and will put out volunteer request information to classrooms in the coming weeks.

 On another note, we'd like to make parents aware that if your child is absent on their library day or forgets their book they do not need to wait until their next library day to return materials and check out something new. Students are welcome in the library before and after school and during the school day with teacher permission. 

 Happy reading!



Click here for information and registration links. RED PINE CHESS CLUB

Nurse News:

 Attention RP Families:

 The following grade levels have had a case of:

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

 **Please click the link next to each illness for symptoms, precautions and other information regarding returning to school.



ü They had vomit/diarrhea within the past 24 hours.

ü  They have not been fever free (below 100 degree) for 24 hours.

ü  They have strep throat and have not been on an antibiotic for 24 hours.

ü  They have had a strep test and the 24-hour culture has not come back yet.

ü  They have an unidentified rash.

If you question sending your child, please call the school nurse at 651-423-7871

 Dana Steffen, R.N. LSN

School Nurse
Nurse hours: 9am to 4pm
Nurse office: 651-423-7871
Voice mail: 651-683-6969 ext: 37871
FAX 651-423-7875
Red Pine Office: 651-423-7870


PTO News:


Please continue to collect your Box Tops!   The first submission to earn cash for Red Pine is coming soon.  Please turn in all your box tops to the box marked Box Tops in the office by Friday, October 23. 

To see a list of participating products go to: http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products

For easy counting, you can tape your Box Tops to the form provided on the PTO link of the school website. Just go to: Parents >PTO >Box Top sheet to fill out.  If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Langstraat at Langstraatfamily@gmail.com.  


Looking for the perfect, fun volunteer opportunity? You found it with Art Adventure! 

We are looking for parent volunteers from all grade levels for this kids' favorite PTO sponsored activity. No experience required! Have fun while students tell you about the art you show!

For more information:Heather Northrup  hnorthru@aol.com 


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

Kristen Henning,
Oct 9, 2015, 3:55 AM