4-7 Newsletter

Pine River Area Schools 4-7 Building Newsletter

December 14, 2018





4th Grade – Jacob Rothig.  Jacob has been doing a tremendous job in the classroom, and had a great display of empathy this week, when he helped a classmate with a writing assignment they were working on. Without being asked to do so, he took it upon himself to help someone that was struggling. Very proud to have this young man in our classroom!


6th Grade – Our student of the week is Lily Dyer.  Lily is very resilient.  She doesn’t give up.  When she isn’t sure how to do something she will seek out help.  She is a terrific model student for helping yourself figure out difficult things here at school.


7th Grade – Kiona Mier – Kiona works really hard on all her assignments and assessments.  She gets right to work when prompted, even takes the initiative when not instructed to get to work.  She ignores distracting classmates when the class is less than conducive to learning.  She asks question when she gets stuck and asks others to check her work for accuracy when there is time before turning it in. She is very respectful, resilient, and models great poise for her classmates.



4th/5th grade students:  When students arrive at school, they should go outside on the playground. Playground supervision begins at 7:45.  At 8:05am, students are allowed to go to their lockers and then to their classrooms. If it is raining or the ‘feels like’ temperature is below 10 degrees, students will be allowed in their hallways until 8:05am.


6th/7th grade students: When students arrive at school, they may go eat breakfast in the Middle School Cafeteria, to the playground at 7:45, or to the Media Center. Students should not be in the High School.



The weight room is open after school for any HS or MS football player interested in lifting who is not participating in a winter sport.  Please contact Terry Martin for more information.



Student grades and attendance are always available through our parent portal. Information was sent home earlier in the school year explaining account setup. If you have any questions about your account setup, please contact Mrs. Rigling in the office at 231.829.3141 Option 3.



4th/5th grade students:  Help Desk is available to students on Wednesday and Thursday until 4:30 pm each week. This is optional for students or may be requested by the classroom teacher, but please contact the school if your child will be staying.


6th/7th grade students: Help Desk is available to students from 3:20-4:20pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. Any student may choose to attend Help Desk to catch up on work, but anyone participating in an extracurricular activity is required to attend if they are receiving a failing grade.





This is a 13 week course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to father figures of a child: father, stepfather, boyfriend, grandparent, uncle, etc. Each class will take place on Mondays from 6-7:30pm at the Covenant Presbyterian Church at 108 Church St. In Tustin. This will start Dec 3rd. Each week will cover a different topic, please contact Chad Campbell at CMH 231.832.2247 if you need more information or to make a referral.



December 18               6-12 Holiday Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Gym

December 19               5th Grade Trade Fair

December 21               Half Day for students – No lunch served – Beginning of Christmas Break

Professional Development for Staff

Dec. 24-Jan 2              Christmas Break

January 3, 2019           School Resumes

January 5, 2019           Friends of the Middle School Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

January 17, 2019         4th and 5th Grade Movie Night – after school until 5:00 p.m.

6th and 7th Grade Dance Night – after school until 5:00 p.m.