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April 28, 2016

posted Apr 28, 2016, 11:41 AM by Kristen Henning   [ updated Apr 28, 2016, 11:42 AM ]

Red Pine School Newsletter

Week of May 2 - 6, 2016

Monday       cycle day 5C  

Tuesday      cycle day 6D  

Wednesday cycle day 1E

Thursday     cycle day 2A - Fourth Grade field Trip - Mill City

  Red Pine Spring Arts Night - 5:30 - 8 pm

Friday          cycle day 3B - Online MCA testing ends

School News:

Greetings Red Pine Families!

Congratulations to the following students featured in the Red Pine Student Art Exhibit at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount during May.

GRADE FIVE:  Austin Carruthers, Mya Cinnamo, Kayla Christianson, Drew Gullickson, Sophie Juntilla, Kimmy Kalinoski, Adyson Pavek, Alexa Parish, Cecelia Tentis, Elise Williams.

GRADE FOUR:  Joe Colburn, Anjali Fra, Hannah Fischer, Emily Hopke, Jada Lapastora, Raegan Marx, Stephanie Segovia, Tyler Walkosz.

GRADE THREE:  Mackenna Bray, Ashlyn Carruthers, Danny Kostecka, Maren Laurent, Jocelyn McClary, Anay Reza-Garcia, Kendall Winkler.

GRADE TWO: Olivia Howie, Amelie Ketcham, Emma Kuker, George Laberee, Gavin Otto, Anna Tuchscherer.

GRADE ONE: Lilly Parish, Anna Price, Fletcher Rasmussen, Amisha Ramlall, Elias Schroeder, Hayden Webb.

KINDERGARTEN: Asher Baune, Eve Becker, Lily Brovold, Evan Cammerer, Ruby Goeders, Breckin Groff, Noah Kuker, Hadley Rognerud.

A reception for these artists is this Sunday May 1, 2:00-3:00 PM at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount!

Blood Drive Coming to Red Pine

On ​Tuesday, May 17th​ Red Pine will be hosting a blood drive in honor of Bryan Joas​ ​as well as Red Pine students, staff, and families who have recently experienced challenging health circumstances. We will have a Blood Mobile in our visitor parking lot from ​7:30am - 1:30pm​. To donate, please go to ​RedCrossBlood.org​. The sponsor code is: ​Red Pine​. If you are having problems signing up online, please contact ​Mary Kate Nelson​ at Red Pine ​651.­423.­7870 ​or email at Marykate.nelson@district196.org. You can also contact 1-800-Red Cross.Thank you and let's all be ​RedPineStrong​!

Still In Need of Volunteers for the Blood Drive!

We are still looking for volunteers for our Red Pine Blood Drive on May 17th. Volunteers can pick how many hours they would like to volunteer and which hours they would like to volunteer between the hours of 7am - 2pm.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Mary Kate Nelson at marykate.nelson@district196.org or 651-423-7870.

Greetings from the RP Library!

In order to celebrate our RP March Madness for Picture Books winner, Finding Winnie- I'd like to ask for interested students to draw a picture of Winnie the Pooh.  I'll display them all before sending off a letter to the author Lindsay Mattick and Illustrator Sophie Blackall.  Students are also welcome to write down his/her ideas about the book too.  The attached image is free to use for our purposes from Jacobi Decor- but students can use whichever version of Winnie they wish.  Please submit entries to Mrs. Robertson in the Library by Monday, May 2nd.  

Dakota Hills Middle School 5th-to-6th Grade Parent Orientation Night

This event is designed to give parents of incoming 6th grade students information about the 6th grade curriculum, the overall middle school program, transition information, school-start information, site tours, and answers to questions.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

5:00 PM: GT/YS Program Info (optional: Media Center)

5:15 PM: Parent Tours (optional: Starts in the Cafeteria)

6:00 PM: Overview of 6th Grade Presentation  (Cafeteria)

(please use the DHMS/EHS south lot – enter via main door #1)

Parents who wish to get a site tour should come to the DHMS cafeteria at 5:15 PM. Parents interested in an overview of the middle school GT program model should come to the Media Center at 5:00 PM.

Parents who are already familiar with Dakota Hills may choose to not attend the tour portion. Informational handouts and an overview presentation begin at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Dakota Hills Parent Boosters Information: At the May 3rd parent event, members of the DHMS Parent Boosters will be present as we welcome the involvement of incoming 6th grade parents. On the DHMS website (link below) you can view a Powerpoint on the front page (just below the scrolling billboard) that shows the outcome of the boosters’ mini-grant program and the DHMS classrooms, students, and teacher who benefit from the supportive efforts of the DHMS boosters.

Please view this Powerpoint as we hope this may inspire your continued parent involvement at the middle school level. We look forward to seeing you on May 3rd. www.district196/dhms

Important August – September Dates for Incoming 6th Grade Students and Parents:

Wednesday, August 24th: 6th Grade WEB Day (9 AM to Noon)

- Students work with WEB leaders: schedules, lockers, activities, classrooms, schedule run-through, and fun

Thursday, August 25th:  Virtual Back-to-School Day (3 – 7 PM)

- DHMS website/feepay tasks, fees, lunch account deposits, Wildcat clothing, etc.

- All can be done from home, but parents may come to school from 3 – 7 PM for technical assistance or help

Wednesday, August 31st:  6th Grade Parent and Student Night (3 – 5 PM)

- Students can “move into” their lockers, run through of first day classes in sequence, teacher contact and info

Tuesday, September 6th: First Day of School (Day 1-Green Day on student schedules)

- Students follow their Day 1/Green Day schedules

Thursday, September 15th: LifeTouch Portraits

- During school, portrait ordering information will come home during the first week of school

News from the “Bird Feeder”:


It has been a pleasure serving your child(ren) school meals this year.  I would like to thank everyone for their support and patronage of the school meals program.  The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and I want to stress the importance of maintaining a positive monetary meal account balance.

Beginning Tuesday May 31st (the day after Memorial day) and through the end of the school year, the cafeteria will be offering a cheese sandwich, fruit and a carton of milk to the children who owe for past meals eaten and who do not maintain a positive meal account balance.  To avoid this situation for your child, it is imperative that you monitor their account balance and assure that adequate funds are available.  Payments can be made to FeePay for Free or a check can be sent in with your child at their school.

·       For elementary schools, the school lunch costs $ 2.40, breakfast costs $1.45 and a carton of milk purchased separately or in addition to the meal is $.40.

You may check your child’s meal account balance on SchoolView/ FeePay Account or by calling the RP kitchen at 952-423-7878.

Please know that, at the end of the year, any negative or positive meal account balance will be carried over to the next year.  Students moving from any District 196 school to another District 196 school will have their meal number and balance transferred to the appropriate school.  This includes any elementary school 5th grader transferring to a middle school or any middle school 8th grader transferring to a high school.

Again, I appreciate the opportunity to serve your children, and I thank you for their participation in our school meals program.

Sincerely yours,

Cheryl Rosa

Red Pine Elementary Food Service Manager

Nurse’s Corner:

Happy Spring Red Pine Families!  Hope the flowers are starting to bloom for you and the birds are singing their spring songs.

Some IMPORTANT nursing reminders:

If your child has a rash – prior to your child coming to school, I will need a note stating that he or she is not contagious and is able to be in school.  This will help prevent any spread if your child is contagious.  Rashes can mean many different things and the best person to identify and declare not contagious is your child’s doctor.  

If your child has a fever – the child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medications such as Tylenol and ibuprofen.  If you send your child with Tylenol or ibuprofen  in their system prior to the 24 hours of fever free, they may feel fine until after lunch, then spike a temp, and also have passed whatever they are ill with onto other students.

If your child has vomited or had diarrhea – please keep your child home for 24 hours after the last episode.  Once again, this is to help the spread of the illness to other students.

Healthy students, healthy staff, healthy school.  If you have any question in your mind whether your child should be at school.  Please give me a call.

Have a happy and healthy day!

Thank you,

Nurse Danna



PTO News:

PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting is May 12, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Media Center. We will be voting on the 2016-2017 budget, as well as considering if we should use an electronic directory instead of the print version. You can visit this link to watch a 5-minute video that will walk you through all the aspects of the MySchoolAnywhere system from the parents’ perspective: http://msa-parents-guide.helpscoutdocs.com/article/210-videotour. In addition to the online directory, this site would also allow you to pay for PTO items online (Spirit Wear, Eat Your Colors Run, Twins Tickets) instead of writing a check, and you can also sign up to volunteer online as well.

School Pak

We are ready for ordering!!!!  Shorten your “to-do” list for next school year by ordering your school supplies online at School Pak.  Please use the link to order your paks ( Red Pine Elementary | School-Pak ).  If you order by June 10, 2016, you will have the option to have your paks delivered, for free, to school.  These paks will be delivered to your child's classroom and will be ready for the Open House at the end of August.  Otherwise you will need to order by July 12, 1016 for home delivery.  If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the School Pak Coordinator, Dawn Horarik, at 952-240-4928 or dawnhorarik@yahoo.com.

Community News:

ISD196 Community Ed

It’s tee time!

Golf Lessons (parents and children ages 5-grade 8)

Sat | May 14-Jun 11

2:30-3:30pm or 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm

4 ses | $40 ea | Emerald Greens Golf Course

Register now and plan to attend:

Worlds Largest Swim Lesson

Join tens of thousands of participants from hundreds of locations around the globe to  break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson!

Fri | Jun 24 | 9:30-11am | Free | SHMS

Learn together and develop healthy habits …

Family Yoga (parents and children grades K-5

Wed | May 4-Jun 1 | 5 ses | $39 parent & child, $19 add’l child | DR

Calling all Lumberjacks and Lumberjills and their parents!

Key Log Rolling: A Traditional North Woods Pastime

Sat | Apr 30-May 21 | 1-2pm |$39 | BHMS

Be the best parent you can be!

Parenting to Promote Executive Functioning and Self Regulation Skills

Thu | May 5 | 6:30-8:30pm | $15

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