Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Hope everyone has a great and restful Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Now, onto this week's Pioneer News...
Celebrations & Traditions Around The World
Our Celebrations & Traditions Around the World event is this Friday. We could really use some more volunteer families sharing their heritages at a table. This is a FREE event and our students love it as they get to learn about so many different heritages we have here at Pinetree. Whether you share a custom food dish or beverage, maps, clothing, facts, etc from your heritage, it's up to you. We'll also have a live performance by an Aztec dance group that is always a crowd favorite. If you're interested in participating, please reach out to Erma Campos at 661-219-4858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrations & Traditions Around The World
SAVE THE DATE PLEASE!
Join us for an evening of International festivities as we celebrate holiday traditions around the world. Come on out and enjoy samples of the different foods and learn about the cultures that make up our diverse Pinetree Community. We’ll also have a fun festive performance to enjoy. Refreshments will be served a long with fun cultural foods provided by our participants. This is a fun free event provided by the Pinetree PTA.
What: Pinetree's Annual Celebrations Around the World
When: Friday, January 25th, 2019
Where: Pinetree’s MPR - 6:00-8:00 p.m. after a brief PTA meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Please consider sharing your families’ heritage by hosting a table at this event!
This is an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the diverse population of families that make up Pinetree. We are hoping to have as many countries represented as possible.
Each country represented will be given a table to showcase their culture. We've had traditional first birthdays, Christmas, Hanukah, just to name a few. It's up to YOU to decide which festive occasion you would like to share or if you just want to host a booth that shares any fun information about your culture, that is great too! We would like you to showcase things like food, games, geographical location, music, traditional clothing, etc. It is an evening filled with music, fun, and a celebration of the different cultures within our school community.
If you wish to host a table, please complete the form (link to form below), return it to your student’s teacher or the school office. Click here to download the Celebrations Flier
Our next PTA is this Friday at 5:30pm in the MPR. It will be followed by our Celebrations & Traditions Around the World event at 6:00pm. We hope to see you there.
Click Here to View the Agenda for this PTA Meeting
We wanted to provide a awesome update to the Reflections Art Contest. These are the people that placed in SCV Council level:
1st Place at SCV Council Level which means he moved on to 34th District judging where it was announced he placed also 1st there and is now going to State Level judging. This is an outstanding accomplishment. Congrats Jaden! We'll be rooting for you!
Jaden Sandoval, Photography, Special Artists Level
2nd Place at SCV Council Level
Danny Clegg, Photography, Primary Level
Dhanushika Komala, Dance, Primary Level
Honorable Mention at Council Level
Jesslyn Ngo, Art, Middle School Level
Brynlee Winslow, Art, Primary Level
Salim Nasrallah, Literature, Primary Level
Congrats to all our amazing Pinetree artists!
2018-19 Pinetree Yearbook - Prices go up February 1st!
You can now pre-order this year's yearbook online. It's easy & convenient. Reserve your copy today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using the Yearbook ID Code 10853319. Also, order forms have been sent home or you can pick up an extra one in the office if you prefer to pay by check. The pre-sale ends on January 31st, 2019 - at which time the prices will go up. Prices right now start at just $23 for softcover or $29 for hardcover with additional upgrades that include personalized cover, autograph insert, Zoom current events insert and yearbook stickys.
Restaurant Night - Baja Fresh ~ Dickey's ~ Coldstone
Baja Fresh, Dickey’s & Cold Stone Restaurant Fundraiser Night
Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
This time we'll be having a three-place fundraiser for whether you just want a choice of dinner, dessert or even better - BOTH! 15-20% of all purchases will go to Pinetree PTA
All three places are located right next to each other in the same Edwards Cinemas Plaza at the corner of Soledad Canyon Rd and Luther Dr
Baja Fresh: 18744 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Dickey’s: 18742 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Cold Stone: 18740-A Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Hours of the Fundraiser:
Baja Fresh – 5pm - 9pm
(please present flier to them when paying)
Dickey’s – 3pm - 8pm
(please mention Pinetree Community School PTA when paying –
The Daily Deal at Dickey’s does not apply for this fundraiser)
Cold Stone – 5pm - 9pm
(please present flier to them when paying)
We hope to see you all there! A copy of this flier will be going home this week with your student.
Click Here to Download Restaurant Night Flier
Six Flags Read to Succeed Program
Reading logs went home with the students before winter break so they can get a head start on the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program. Completed reading logs that reflect over 6 hours of reading are due back to your student's teacher by February 10th, 2019 in order for them to receive their free Six Flags ticket.
We're down to our last few sizes of our special 30th Spiritwear T-Shirts and Women's V-Necks/Scoop Necks so please get your order in ASAP to make sure you get a shirt. Once they're gone, they're gone.
Don't forget, we also have Pinetree tote bags, lanyards, keychains and pencils available for purchase.
Also, if you missed the PTA Spiritwear booth in the MPR at the 30th Celebration, we're now selling the school wide 30th picture taken a few weeks back. Own a piece of Pinetree history featuring your very own Pioneer Student. Available in 5x7 or 8x10. We're also now selling 'Pioneer Pete' Faux Coonskin Caps to show your true Pioneer Pride.
Click here to Buy Spiritwear Now via Credit/Debit Card
Click here to Download Order From to Pay by Cash/Check
In celebration of Pinetree’s Big 30th Birthday year, the Pinetree PTA would like to introduce Spirit Bundles as a new way you can help the Pinetree PTA. In return, you receive great goodies and recognition. We have multiple donation tiers to choose from, you can donate on behalf of your family or business name and one of the best parts - your donation is tax deductible. This will help get Pinetree PTA on a great fundraising head start for the school year and depending on the tier, you will be able to get everything Pinetree PTA has to offer for the school year. Pinetree PTA Fundraising provides complete funding for our enrichment classes including art and music instruction, as well as supporting classroom needs, field trips and school wide improvements.
BIG SHOUT-OUTS TO OUR DIAMOND ELITE SUPPORTERS:
The Hefner Family
BIG SHOUT-OUTS TO OUR DIAMOND SUPPORTERS:
The Beard Family
The Hollander Family
Click Here to view the tiers and download the order form
Click Here to view the tiers and order online via debit/credit card
Join the Pinetree PTA!
Let's see if we can bypass last year's membership total. If you haven't joined the Pinetree PTA, make sure to join today! We're less than 20 members away from passing last year's total!
As you can see, we have kicked off our Membership drive with a cool "Rock & Roll" theme because Pinetree PTA Members Rock!
Come join the Pinetree PTA and have a voice in your child's education. Please note that joining the PTA doesn't require you to attend the meetings or volunteer although we and your students would LOVE if you did. The Pinetree PTA was able to increase the membership count in the 2017-18 year by over 10% over the 2016-17 school year. Let's show that we can do it again. Click Here to download the membership form to pay via cash/check Click Here to join the PTA online via debit/credit card
Important Upcoming Dates
01/21 (Mon) – Martin Luther King Day - No School
01/25 (Fri) – PTA Meeting 5:30pm
01/25 (Fri) – Celebrations Around The World 6:00pm
01/29 (Tues) – Restaurant Night - Dickey's ~ Baja Fresh ~ Cold Stone
01/30 (Wed) – Coffee with the Principal: Math Night - 5:00pm
01/31 (Thurs) – Yearbook Order Deadline (at lower cost)
02/07 (Thurs) – Minimum Day
02/07 (Thurs) – Open House 6:00pm
02/15 (Fri) – President's Day - No School
02/18 (Mon) – President's Day - No School
02/21 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting 6:00pm
02/22 (Fri) – Minimum Day
Free Easy Ways to Help the Pinetree PTA
Keep checking out the “Easy Ways to Help” page on our website for free easy ways you can help the Pinetree PTA
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