Elementary Newsletter

Pine River Area Elementary News

February 15, 2018



Note from Principal

Hope everyone that attended the family night had a great time! Remember there is no school for students on Friday and Monday. We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with a “Be A Buck” postcard this week:

Maddie E.      Ivey G.      Riley G.      Tyce M.      Ceverin S.      Sophia S.


Box Tops

Only a week and a half to turn in Box Tops for our final submission. We are currently sitting at 6,351 Box Tops. We need 3,649 more to reach our goal of 10,000.


Parenting the Love and Logic Way®

Pine River Area Elementary will be facilitating Parenting the Love and Logic Way ® classes for any parents interested. This course is designed to give parents practical skills that can be used immediately to equip their kids with character, compassion, problem solving skills and more! There will be two six-class sessions, one that starts Thursday, February 22nd and another that begins on Thursday, April 26th. The cost of the course is only $10 to cover the price of materials, however scholarships are available. Each class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and go until approximately 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided before class at 4:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria for FREE and childcare will be provided for FREE for families who need it. Flyers with registration information were sent home a couple of weeks ago with your students. Space will be limited; if you are interested in registering for a session, please do so early. For additional information or questions, please contact Barbara Sicoli, K-3 School Success Worker (231-7684481, barbara.sicoli@pineriver.org)


Luther Library

Luther Library will be showing the movie “Wonder” on Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. The library will provide pizza, chips, and pop. Please come to watch this inspirational movie.


Pine River 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Pine River will host a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, March 10th. There are many divisions, including co-ed 8 & under. If interested, please stop in the elementary office to get a registration form. Entries are due March 2nd.


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student Series: Pennies for Patients

Pine River Area Elementary will be participating in the Pennies for Patients campaign from Monday February 12th until Friday February 23rd. Each classroom will have a collection box for loose change to be donated to LLS. Each student was sent home with a packet that included a flyer, a sticker and a personal collection box for each student last week. At the end of the fundraiser, all personal collection boxes will be emptied into their classroom box. Students are encouraged to keep track of how much money they collect in their personal boxes and write the amount on their box. If our school raises a minimum of $750, the top fundraising classroom will receive a pizza party!

On Friday February 23rd, our final day of the fundraiser, we encourage students to wear Lime Green or Orange, the colors of the awareness ribbons for Leukemia and Lymphoma, to celebrate our week of service! Be Amazing! Collect Change and Save Lives!

Reed City 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Reed City will host its Classic 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, March 17th. A co-ed division is available for ages 7-8. There is a girls and boys division for ages 9-10. If you would like a registration form, please see Mrs. Martin in the office. The deadline to enter is March 10th.


Evart Slam & Jam 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Evart will also host a 3 on 3 tournament on Saturday, March 24th. There is an 8 & under division, as well as a boys and girls division for 9-10 year olds. These entries are due March 11th. Please see Mrs. Martin in the elementary office if you would like a registration form.


Upcoming Dates:

Friday, February 16th No school for students- Professional Development for Teachers

Monday, February 19th No school- President’s Day

Thursday, February 22nd Love and Logic Session 1 starts. Dinner at 4:30 p.m. Session starts at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 23rd Popcorn Friday

Saturday, February 24th Booster Auction- 6:00 p.m. — Luther Lion’s Club

Monday, March 5th PRPTG meeting- 5:30 p.m.—LeRoy cafeteria

Saturday, March 10th My Guy and Me Dance

Friday, March 23rd Half day, dismissal at 10:55. Spring Break begins after dismissal

Monday, April 2nd School Resumes