Elementary Newsletter

Pine River Area Elementary News

December 14, 2018



A Note from the Principal

Lots of Christmas Cheer this week with the Holiday Concerts! Thanks to everyone that came and supported our students. They all did such a great job! Next week we have Holiday Spirit Days so be sure to check out the spirit days so your kiddo can participate!

SECRET SANTA SHOP IS MONDAY! Please be sure to send in money with your student along with their labels that were sent home with the envelope. The shop will also be open on Tuesday for half a day.

Have a great weekend with your families!


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

Lexi L.     Elliot R.      Masyn P.      Arianna T.       Kyle C.      Stormie M.


Congratulations to the following students who were recognized at our weekly BUCK Pride Assembly:

Adelynn P.      Matthew H.      Dominic D.      Jaxsyn B.      Josiah N.      Owen H.      Rodney F.      Astelle N.      Morgan R.      Oliver L.      Maggie B.      Nathan H.      Genesis D.         Braylee H.      Gavin W.      Aadynn D.      Chase N.      Tucker G.      Nyah B.      Stormie M.      Aerilynn Q.      Larissa W.      Elaina R.


Holiday Spirit Days

Next week, we will be celebrating the week before Christmas break by festively dressing up each day:

Monday- Grinch day~ Wear Green

Tuesday- Deck the Halls~ Wear your hippest holiday shirt/sweater

Wednesday- Baby It’s Cold Outside~ Wear blue and white and/or a holiday hat, antler, etc.

Thursday- We Wish You a Merry Christmas~ Wear your favorite flannel

Friday- “Twas the Night Before Christmas”~ Pajama day


Secret Santa’s Workshop

Secret Santa is approaching us quickly. It will be held Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th. 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 donations of gift bags and/or wrapping paper. We will also need lots of scotch tape.


Luther Library

The library will be showing several super hero movies during Christmas break. These will be held on December 26th, 27th, and 28th for “Super Hero Days.”


FSU Volleyball Clinics

The Ferris State University Volleyball Program is offering a volleyball clinic for any student in grades Kindergarten-8th. The clinics will be held every Sunday in January, the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for any student in grades Kindergarten-5th and 4:00-5:30 p.m. for students in grades 6-8. The cost is $70 to attend for students in grades Kindergarten-5 and $90 for students in grades 6-8. These clinics are fundamental in nature and are designed to provide an opportunity for girls and boys to learn new volleyball skills, as well as practice skills they have already been exposed to. There is a large staff, including Ferris players, so your child will have a great deal of one-on-one interaction with players and staff. If interested, please pick up a registration form in the elementary office.


Upcoming Dates:

Monday, December 17th K-3 Secret Santa Shop- NJHS students will help students shop Wear green for Grinch Day

Tuesday, December 18th K-3 Secret Santa Shop

Wear a festive Christmas shirt or sweater

Wednesday, December 19th Wear blue & white and/or a holiday hat, antlers, etc.

Thursday, December 20th Wear flannel

Friday, December 21st Wear Pajamas

Friday, December 21st ½ Day of School- Dismissal at 10:55 a.m. No lunch served.

Monday, December 24-January 2nd Christmas Break

Thursday, January 3rd School Resumes

Friday, January 4th Popcorn Friday