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The students of Pines ES participated in a Coins Challenge during the week of September 25th to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico. The Pines PTA asked students to bring in a different coin for each day of the week (Monday - pennies, Tuesday - nickels, Wednesday - dimes, Thursday - quarters and Friday - any coin they wanted). A total was taken for each class at the end of the week and the students in the winning class in each grade received raffle tickets that they could use at the Fall Book Fair. Due to the overwhelming generosity and kindness of its students, Pines ES raised over $3800. The Pines PTA would like to thank the students and parents for making this challenge such a huge success. We are so proud of our school community for making such a tremendous difference to those in need.
4th Grade students practiced their place value and rounding skills with Baseball Day at the Pines. They worked in teams to round the bases completing tasks like comparing stadium seating capacities, rounding number of hits per player, and tossed balls while converting numbers into expanded, standard and word forms. It was a home run with the students and the teachers.
The Pines Physical Education teachers are always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire students to exercise. This year the students at the Pines had the opportunity to learn about the sport of tennis through Net Generation. With the help of instructors from the United States Tennis Association, teachers Mrs. Barbieri and Mrs. Kunzig were able to introduce the fun and challenging sport of tennis to their PE classes. We want to give a special thanks to tennis coachers Jason, Anil and Tim from Sportime in Kings Park for making our tennis experience a fun and huge success.
Johnny Appleseed Day was celebrated in kindergarten classes on September 26th by tasting different types of apples, making apple sauce and doing apple projects. His real name was John Chapman and became famous for planting apple trees all over the Midwest.