Elementary Newsletter

June 9, 2017

A Note from the Principal

Our last full week of school has come to a close. Please be on the lookout for a yellow summer envelope that has come, or will be coming home with your child. It has summer activities and opportunities for your child to help them with reading, math, science, etc. throughout the summer. We are doing things a little differently this year, so please be sure to read and understand what’s in the packet so your child doesn’t miss out on some fun activities and opportunities. To help you better understand everything in the packet, please visit pineriver.org and click on the SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS picture on the right-hand side of the page.
“Be A Buck” Students
Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with a “Be A Buck” postcard during the week of June 5 – June 9, 2017:
Emily Bowen

Brooke Denton-Stein

Fisher Flint

Nicholas Herald

Dylan Holmquist

Eli Kelso

Bryce Kinsey

Lilian Laczko

Kallio Moyer

Adrian Shearer

Sophia Sizemore

Hayley Williams


We will not be offering summer school in our traditional way this year. This year each student has received or will be receiving a yellow envelope. Within the envelope, there are several different activities to help your child with reading and math as well as other subjects. There is a Pine River Summer Menu included in the packet that gives students several opportunities to earn tickets for doing different things throughout the summer. *To help parents better understand the packet, we have a video posted on our website. Visit pineriver.org and click on the SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS picture on the right-hand side of the page.


As a part of our summer activities, everyone is invited to join us on July 19th from 9:00-11:00am at the Leroy Ball Pavilion for a summer adventure that will include reading, math, and science in a fun way. Lunch will also be provided. For more information, check out your child’s summer envelope or visit the website. Please be sure to register for this event. by visiting our website, or Facebook Page (Pine River Area Reads)
POP Warner

2017 season will be fast approaching! Registration will be June 21st & June 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the LASO pavilion in LeRoy. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, (must be at least 8 but not older than 12 years old as of July 31st to be eligible to play), physical form if you have one, (please note, your child will need to have a completed physical before they may participate), and registration cost of $70. Checks can be made payable to PINE RIVER POP WARNER. Please contact Jason Dean with any questions.
Lunch Charges
Please make sure that your child’s lunch charges are paid up through this school year before June 14. You can check on-line and pay on-line. Please call if you need help.
18th Annual Pine River Golf Classic
The Buck Pride Group is happy to host the 18th Annual Pine River Golf Classic. The Buck Pride Group is working to raise money and support to improve Pine River Area School’s athletic facilities. By golfing and/or signing up for a sponsorship, you will help us continue to restore Pine River’s aging athletic facilities. For a $100 sponsorship you get: your name in the program as a sponsor and a tee box sign. Deadline for sponsorships is June 6, 2017. Thanks for supporting all of our BUCKS!
The Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2017 – Rain or Shine. Registration is from 12:00-12:45 p.m. with a 1:00 p.m. Shotgun start at Lakewood on the Green. Participants must be 18 or older and out of high school. Cost is $65 per golfer ($260.00 per team).
Each entry includes:
o 18 holes of golf, golf cart, a hotdog and drink at the turn, and dinner.
o Entry into contests for longest drive, longest putt, and for the closest to the pin 2nd shot.
o Par 3 prizes
o 1st place men’s and women’s teams will win both cash and golf!
o Co-ed teams play in the men’s division.
Questions? Call Tiffany Lindquist at 231-846-0852 or e-mail at tiffany.lindquist@pineriver.org or go to http://www.buckpride.com.
Promotional Opportunity
Are you looking to support a great cause while promoting your business at the same time? Would you like to see all the neighborhood kids wearing your logo? We are looking for sponsors to donate money to buy our “Be A Buck” t-shirts starting next fall. The t-shirts are given to kids who practice our “Be A Buck” behavior expectations which are: Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful. If you choose to sponsor the t-shirts, your business logo will be added to the back of the t-shirts. If interested, please let Heidi Hayes, PRAE Principal know by calling 768-4481. Also remember to send us your business logo with your donation!
Bus Passes and Pick-Up Slips
Parents, due to the large numbers of bus transfers and pickup slips you MUST call by 12:00 noon in order for us to ensure that all children get to where they are supposed to go at the end of the day. Please include your child’s first and last name and their teacher’s name and the bus name if you know it. Thanks for your help and patience with this!
Upcoming Dates:
June 9              Center Lake Bible Camp Field Day K – 3
June 11            18th Annual Pine River Golf Classic
June 12            2nd Grade Field Trip to Tustin
1st Grade Walking Field Trip in LeRoy
Kindergarten Graduation
Johnson 9:00 a.m.
McConnell 12:30 p.m.
Peterson 2:00 p.m.
June 14             Last day of school – ½ Day – No Lunch Served
June 21 & 22    POP Warner Sign-Ups
July 19               Summer Adventure @ LeRoy Ball Fields Pavillion