Elementary Newsletter

Pine River Area Elementary News

December 8, 2017



Note from Principal

The kindergarten and first graders did a wonderful job at their Christmas concert Thursday night! They all looked so cute and sang their little hearts out. It’s such a fun event to watch! On Thursday, December 14th, our second and third graders will take the stage for their Christmas concert. Santa’s Secret Shop is also on December 12th and 13th. Be sure to send your child in with their list, their labels, and money if you would like them to participate.

Remember, the weather is very cold, so be sure to send your child in with appropriate clothing. (Boots, gloves, hats, etc.) We go outside in the morning before school, at lunch time, and another recess, so this is very important. Have a wonderful weekend with your families!


Christmas Programs

Next week, our 2nd and 3rd grade concert will take place on Thursday, December 14th. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m., with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Please have your child(ren) in their classroom between 5:30-5:45. Please have them dress in their holiday best. The students have been practicing and are excited to show all of their talents. We hope you can join us.


Behavioral Health Therpist

Pine River Area Schools has a Behavioral Health Therapist. Leslie Kibbe, who comes to Pine River from Family Health Care, is able to provide assessments, individual counseling, group therapy and/or referrals to other necessary services for Pine River students. She is able to serve all students of Pine River, regardless of an ability to pay. For more information, please feel free to contact Ms. Sicoli, Mrs. Hayes, or Ms. Kibbe (her phone number is 231-829-3841 ext. 3056).
Secret Santa’s Workshop

Secret Santa is approaching us quickly. It will be held next Tuesday, December 12th and Wednesday, December 13th. We are having a store-like setting with items for children to purchase again this year. All items will be priced at just $1 and will be gift wrapped for students. Each classroom has a scheduled time slot for children to secretly shop for gifts to give their families and friends. Cash or checks (made payable to PRPTG) will be accepted. We are asking for volunteers and also donations of gift bags and/or wrapping paper. We will also need lots of scotch tape. You may contact us on Facebook or contact Mindy Wien at mindy.wien@pineriver.org. If you haven’t and would like to volunteer, please fill out a background check and turn it into the office. The background checks are available in the elementary office. THANK YOU SO MUCH!


Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with a “Be A Buck” postcard this week:   Magdalyn B.     Fisher F.     Nathan F.    Emmerson H.    Natalie H. Caleb L.    Emily M.    Chase N.    Ian N.    Blayne S.    Landon W.


Powell’s Grocery Winter Coat Drive

Powell’s Grocery, (106 Church St, Tustin) is running a winter coat drive this year. They are accepting donations of gently used coats, boots, gloves, and other winter essentials. Donations can be left at Powell’s Grocery. All winter essentials are given away for free. Come inside to look!


Youth Wrestling Grades 3rd – 5th

The Pine River Wrestling program will hold a youth clinic for 3rd-5th grade next Monday, December 11th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the new high school wrestling room. The following Monday, December 18th, there will be a youth clinic for any students who are in 6th-8th grade, also from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.



Buck Hut

The Pine River Boosters will have The Buck Hut open December 16th from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. If you bring this newsletter, you can receive 10% off your entire purchase. CHECK AND CASH ONLY


Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, December 12th & Wednesday, Dec. 13th K-3 Santa’s Secret Shop

Thursday, December 14th Christmas Program- 2nd & 3rd Grade 6:00 p.m in the Elementary gym

Friday, December 15th  Popcorn day

Saturday, December 16th Buck Hut open 9:00 a.m.- Noon

Thursday, December 21st Half Day for Students- No lunch served Christmas break begins after school

Wednesday, January 3rd School Resumes