Pine Hill Fun Run
Pine Hill's first “Fun Run” will be taking place on Friday, April 10. The run will coincide with Lunch on the Lawn. The Fun Run is not only a fun family event but also a fundraiser for PTSA. Funds will be used to help fund a new kindergarten playground at Pine Hill, among other projects that positively impact the classroom. Fliers have gone home about the fundraiser, and some students have already returned the money they have raised. Students that raise $30 will receive a Fun Run t-shirt! Students can continue to raise money until March 6. All money for the fundraiser must be returned by that date. Thanks for helping your child raise money for this worthwhile cause!

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 tgrimmett@southbayusd.org 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!

Employees Needed!
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