President's Week - No school February 17th - 21st
Parental Survey for Humboldt County Supports
Please help and give your opinion about the needs of Humboldt County. This needs to be completed by Feb. 14th and should only take about 5-10 minutes of your time. Your input can help obtain a county-wide grant. Thanks for your help! Please click here for the survey.
Pine Hill Buddy Day
All students from South Bay will be heading to Pine Hill for Buddy Day on Wednesday from 10-11:45. This is a chance to build a stronger connection between our two schools and for our kids to develop relationships with their older South Bay peers. The district will also use this opportunity to determine how long it will take us to bus students South Bay over to Pine Hill in case of an emergency. Pine Hill will go to South Bay for Buddy Day later in the year.
Lunch on the Lawn
Celebrate Valentines Day with your child at Lunch on the Lawn, Friday, February 14! The weather is supposed to be nice most of the week, and hopefully it'll continue to be okay through the end of the week. If it's nice, we'll be eating out on the lawn by the office. The cafeteria will also be available in case it's a little cold. Students should go to recess after their lunchtime ends.
- Kindergarten - 11:15-11:40
- First Grade 11:40-12:05
- Second and third grades - 12:05-12:30
The gate will be open for parking on the grass. Please remember to park in designated parking areas and keep the fire lane in front of the school open. Thanks!
Perfect 20 in 2020
When we return on school on January 6, 2020, we will kick off a new attendance contest! All students that are on time and at school for the first 20 school days of 2020 will earn a prize. Please help your child reach this goal by getting them to school before 8:20 from January 6-February 3rd! Thank you for working with us to support your child's learning!
Multicultural Art Night
On April 22, Pine Hill will host Multicultural Art Gallery Night. A planning committee for this event is currently being formed. Parents and other members of the community are wanted to be a part of the committee. If you would like to help make this event a success, please email at email@example.com or text Mr. Grimmett at 407-5621. We'd love your help, whether you join the committee, share something from your culture at the event, or simply attend. Art, music, food, dance, and anything else that represents the cultures of the students and families of Pine Hill are welcome. Please consider sharing something from your culture! Thanks for all that you bring to this great school!
Behavior Expectations at School
Students are expected to be SAFE, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and KIND in all settings at Pine Hill and South Bay. This week, new signs will be installed with what those expectations look like in each setting at school, including the classroom, playground, cafeteria, hallways, and more. We teach expectations directly for each setting as well, particularly after a long break.
Here's an example of teaching expectations for the playground:
- It is safe to follow game rules and not make up your own rules
- It is safe to use equipment properly
- It is respectful to show good sportsmanship
- It is respectful to listen to ALL adults the first time a direction is given
- It is responsible to put away equipment
- It is responsible to put trash in the garbage
- It is responsible to line up quickly when you hear the whistle or bell
- It is responsible to report things to an adult if you know something is not okay
- It is kind to include everyone when you play
Parents can reinforce these behavioral expectations at home as well. Please have discussions about what safe, respectful, responsible, and kind mean both at home and at school. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Mr. Grimmett by email or text at 707-407-5621. Thanks for partnering with us!
From the Family Resource Center
The FRC is open 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Please feel free to stop in or contact us at 445-5933 for any needs!
Playgroup is every Tuesday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the FRC! It's open to any kiddos ages 0-5 and their caregivers! Please join us!
Pine Hill's attendance has been very good this year, although recent illness has affected it. Our overall attendance for the year so far is 95.52%. I'd love to see it exceed 96% and remain there. Our goal is to have at least 96% attendance every day!
Here is THIS YEAR'S overall attendance by grade level…
- Transitional Kindergarten - 94.03%
- Kindergarten - 95.52%
- First Grade - 94.98%
- Second Grade - 95.93%
- Third Grade - 96.61%
Thanks to all of you that make school attendance a priority and for being important partners in the success of your child! Our students are making excellent growth in all academic areas, and attendance plays a major role in their success.
Early Drop off of Students
Please keep in mind that prior to 7:30, there is no supervision on the Pine Hill campus. Please do not drop off students before 7:30. After 7:30, students should report directly to the cafeteria for breakfast and supervision. Thanks for understanding and your assistance.
We are still hiring for a variety of aide positions. Positive, encouraging, caring, and reliable individuals with a desire to help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally are encouraged to apply. If you are available during the day and would like to make a positive impact on our students and school, please consider applying. You can view our available positions and apply online through EdJoin at the following address: https://www. edjoin.org/Home/Jo…
Nightly Reading Homework
All students are expected to read or be read to every night and to complete their Read and Respond sheets. These sheets going home on Friday and are collected the following: At the elementary level, reading is by far the most important homework families can do with their kids. Please read with your children nightly! Check out the following video for suggestions and tools for reading with your child. Nightly Reading Homework: Best Practices for Parents