Red Pine School Newsletter
Week of September 28 – October 2, 2015
Thursday PTO Meeting 6:30 – 8 pm
A Message From the Principal:
Hello Red Pine Families,
The start of the year at Red Pine has been fabulous. It has been a joy getting to meet so many of you and getting to know your students. I look forward to all of the wonderful things ahead in the 2015-2016 school year.
A question recently came up about the Pledge of Allegiance. In the Overview of Student Rights and Responsibilities it is written that, “The Pledge of Allegiance shall be said at every school every day”. At Red Pine we value the importance of this daily patriotic practice. During the first two weeks of school our student led news program, KRPN, was not consistently broadcasting every day. This is usually where the pledge is led throughout the school. Our staff was reminded this week that if KRPN does not broadcast for whatever reason, The Pledge of Allegiance should still be said in each classroom. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process please let me know.
This past Tuesday we were visited by Senator Greg Clausen and Senator Thomas Bakk as they toured Red Pine and learned about the effective instruction that happens each day at Red Pine. It was an honor for Red Pine to represent Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan schools.
Thank you for all you have done to help this school year start off so well at Red Pine!
Red Pine Elementary
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 WednesdayOctober 7th 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 7th in National Walk and Bike to School Day!
Mike Kotasek, Mark Amundson, and the Health and Wellness Committee
"Hello" from the Red Pine Elementary Library!!
Please note the following cycle day as your student(s) library day. Please contact Mrs. Robertson or Mrs. Jarvi if you have any questions!
Cycle Day 1:
5-Peterson, 2-Priester, 4-Crumb, K *, 1-Heidenreich, 3-Kennedy
Cycle Day 2:
5-Hallum, 2-Heebl, 4-Burns, K *, 1-Anderson/Wilson, 3-Winkler
Cycle Day 3:
5-Stoe, 2-Murphy, 4-Johnson, K *, 1-Rockwell, 3-Lobner
Cycle Day 4:
5-Shaffer, K-Schoaf/Bocchi, 4-Zirbes, K *, 1-Tufto, 3-Demers
Cycle Day 5:
5-Olson, 2-Kratz, 4-Sinz, K *, 1-Rathman, 3-Quam
Cycle Day 6:
5-Denmark, 2-Nelson, 4-Reed, K*, 1-Shaffer, 3-Monssen
*Kindergarten (except Schoaf/Bocchi):
Cycle Day A = Joas, Cycle Day B = Henning, Cycle Day C = Busch, Cycle Day D = Montgomery, Cycle Day E =Thompson
We have a new library policy for overdue, lost and damaged books that will be applied to all students:
One cycle overdue: a verbal reminder, except for kindergartners who will receive an “Oops slip” to remind them to bring their book back the next day.
Two cycles overdue: a note home to parents. Normally an overdue book prevents the student from checking out but if a parent signs and returns the note showing that the student is looking for the book, we will allow the child to continue checking out. An email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com is also acceptable.
Three cycles overdue: an email home to parents asking if the note was received.
Four cycles overdue: a letter/fine notice home in the child’s Friday folder.
If the book is not returned by the end of the school year, we will send a statement with the price of the book. Parents will have the option of sending in cash or a check made out to Red Pine Elementary or purchasing the same book and giving that to the library.
In the case of a book that is damaged beyond repair, we will send home a fine notice for the replacement cost.
Thank you for your assistance with this new system. Our goal is to avoid having students miss checkout and our hope is that this new K-5 system will help our students and families have the best library experience possible.
Mrs. Robertson & Mrs. Jarvi
LOOK FOR CHESS CLUB SIGN-UP INFORMATION COMING NEXT WEEK
I AM EXCITED FOR A NEW YEAR OF CHESS! ---Mr. McKie
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF:
• They had vomit/diarrhea within the past 24 hours.
• They have not been fever free (below 100°) for 24 hours.
• They have strep throat and have not been on an antibiotic for 24 hours.
• 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
Red Pine Elem. School
Nurse hours: 9am to 4pm
Nurse office: 651-423-7871
Voice mail: 651-683-6969 ext: 37871
Red Pine Office: 651-423-7870
“Bird Feeder”(Lunchroom) News:
Please click the link below for this month’s Lunch/Breakfast Menu:
When your Chip Shoppe products come in, they will need to be picked up at Red Pine on Tuesday, 10/6. This will be the ONLY pick up date, so if you cannot be there, please arrange for someone else to pick up your product. All products not picked up, will be returned to the vendor.
If you didn’t want to purchase any products, you can still help out by submitting a check to ‘Red Pine PTO’ in its place.
PTO volunteer forms went home in the first Friday folder. Please remember to send them back in with your child as soon as possible. Thanks for getting involved!
Box Tops for Education:
Box Tops for Education® is one of the nation’s largest school fundraising loyalty programs and has been helping schools succeed since 1996. Did you know that our school participates in this program? Last year Red Pine received over $1,700 from the program because of families like YOU that cut out your BOX TOPS and brought them to school. With over 250 participating products, it’s an easy way for our school to earn cash. Check it out here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products.
Please continue to collect your Box Tops! There are forms in the office to tape your Box Tops onto. Please turn in the Box Tops you collected over the summer to the office taped to the Box Top Form. Questions? Please contact Kirsten Langstraat at Langstraatfamily@gmail.com.
The first PTO meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30pm in the Media Center. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact JohnCongemi at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
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