Throughout the week of September 23rd Pines students and staff participated in the Coins for a Cause Challenge. Each day a different coin was collected: Monday - pennies; Tuesday - nickels; Wednesday - dimes; Thursday - quarters; Friday - any coin. Each afternoon, the totals were tallied by class and the class who contributed the most in each grade was announced during the afternoon announcements. Over $4100 was collected at the end of the week and will be donated to the National PTA Disaster Relief Fund. The PTA couldn't be more proud of the generosity and compassion shown to those less fortunate. Many children and schools will benefit from the kindness shown by the students at Pines ES.
Pines Kindergarten students celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on Thursday, September 26th. Johnny Appleseed was a famous American figure who is best known for his planting of apple trees throughout Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. The children made apple hats, worked on apple worksheets, tasted different types of apples, and made applesauce. Fun was had by all!
Pines ES had its first Peaceful School Bus meeting on September 16th. This program was designed to reduce the number of behavior problems on the school bus by creating a greater sense of responsibility and community when riding the school bus. Approximately 4 times a year, students on the same bus route will meet together in our school. These meetings will help students get to know each other and learn how to behave and act responsibly on the school bus.
On a beautiful, sunny day on September 3rd, students arrived at Pines ES for the first day of school looking relaxed, refreshed and excited to start a new school year! Upon arrival, all were surprised to see a big "Happy 1st Day" sign placed in the front of the school. A big thank you to our wonderful PTA for surprising us with this welcoming display.