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The Pioneer News is your weekly update from the Pinetree PTA
Reflections Gala & November PTA Meeting
Celebrating Excellence in the Arts - Please join us for an art show and awards presentation recognizing our outstanding Pinetree artists!

Thursday, November 21st
5:30pm - Brief PTA Meeting and Gala Reception
6:00pm - Art Show and Reflections Awards Presentation

In the Pinetree MPR.  Light refreshments provided. This is a FREE event provided by the Pinetree PTA
To View the Agenda for this Thursday's Meeting, Click Here
Pinetree PTA Parent Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Thanks to a very large donation of brand new merchandise from Michaels (thank you to Pinetree parent Jennifer Dubin for coordinating), we'll be hosting a Pinetree Parent Holiday Gift Shop so you can start your Holiday shopping early.  It will be on Friday, November 22nd from 8am to 11am.  This is also the same morning as the Spirit Assemblies/AR Assemblies so stop by the shop which will be setup near the office.  We have a ton of kids craft kits, decorations and home goods which we'll be selling at a fraction of the retail cost and money raised goes to benefit enrichment and field trips.
BRAND NEW DESERT HANDPRINT MURAL COMING THIS WEEK
You have until NOVEMBER 20TH to buy a Spirit Bundle (Platinum or higher) to earn the Academic Olympic Prizes and a Handprint for each of your kids on our new Vasquez Rocks themed mural wall which is being added to the MPR this week.   More information on Spirit Bundles below.
The Tick Fire & Pinetree Families Affected
The devastating Tick Fire has shaken our Pinetree Community to the core.  Our thoughts are with the many families effected.   It has been amazing and heart warming to see our community come together to help each other during the evacuations and to help each other pick up the pieces now that we're all back in our homes.  Sadly, we have learned of several Pinetree Families who have lost their homes due to this horrible disaster.  All GoFundMe pages have been vetted by the school and all donations will be going to the families affected.  If you can help, please do.  Also, please share the links on your social media pages to help spread the word to support our Pinetree families.  Our thoughts are with everyone during this difficult time. 

The Palos Family - Their two Daughters attend Pinetree in 5th and 2nd grades and their Sequoia Rd home was completely destroyed in the early morning of October 25th.
The Palos Famly - GoFundMe
The Rangel Family - Their daughter attends Pinetree in 6th Grade and their Melia Way home was destroyed on October 24th.
The Rangel Family - GoFundMe
The Molla Family - Their Daughter attends Pinetree in the 1st Grade and their Son is a Pinetree Pioneer promoted. 
The Molla Family - GoFundMe

We also want to share a family who's six year old son attends our sister school Sulphur Springs Community School.  They also sadly lost their home on Sequoia Rd. 
Stephanie Cortes - GoFundMe
Pinetree PTA Spirit Bundles
The Pinetree PTA is happy to bring back Pinetree Spirit Bundles as an easy way you can help donate to the Pinetree PTA.  In return for your donation, you’ll 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 and depending on the tier, you will be able to get everything Pinetree PTA has to offer throughout 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 the following Pinetree PTA Supporters:
Diamond Elite:  Isabelle Hefner
Diamond:  The Beard Family, The Laurino Family, Harper Jennings Family & The Godin Family
To View the Tiers and Download an Order Form, Click Here
To View the Tiers and Order a Bundle Online via Debit/Credit Card, Click Here
Membership Contest
Have you joined the Pinetree PTA Yet?  If not, join today and help your student's class top the membership class competition.  The top % of memberships per # of students in the class in each of their tiers will win a treasure chest of goodies for their class.  Here are the current tallies:

TK-1st
Tyboroski - 50.0%
Ahart - 48.0%
Rayl - 36.0%
Flessas - 33.3%
Winslow - 32.0%
Berentsen - 26.1%
Burkman - 20.0%
Grams - 0.0%

2nd-3rd
Ward - 46.2%
Youngs - 40.00%
Nystrom - 36.8%
Storch - 36.0%
Yamauchi - 30.8%
Dorr - 16.0%
Caskey - 12.0%
Guzman - 0.0%

4th-6th
Pithey - 43.3%
Delp - 34.4%
Hines - 30.0%
Sykes - 26.5%
Adachi - 25.8%
Wiltz - 25.8%
Andrews - 23.5%
Gardina - 11.8%
Join the Pinetree PTA
As you can see, we have kicked off our Membership drive with a cool "Dino-Mite" theme.  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 2018-19 year over the 2017-18 school year.  Let's show that we can do it again.
Also, the classes with the most memberships will win some really cool prizes. 
To download the Membership order form to pay via cash/check, CLICK HERE
To join the PTA online via debit/credit card, CLICK HERE
Please note there is a glitch on the online payment site that shows a convenience fee will be added to your transaction.  When you get to the cart to make final payment, that fee will be removed.  They are working to fix this glitch.
Amazon Smile - Holiday Shopping
Do you shop through Amazon?  If so, do it through AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a percentage of every purchase to Pinetree PTA. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Instead of going directly to the amazon.com url when shopping, book mark https://smile.amazon.com and choose one time that you want to support "Pinetree Community School PTA" and everytime you shop through that link going forward, you're supporting your child's school.  It's as easy as that!

Also, Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices.

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Pinetree Community Elementary PTA in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify everyone when it becomes available.
Box Tops Program Changes
There are some BIG changes happening to one of the easiest ways to raise money for Pinetree School. For every Box Top that is turned in, Pinetree earns 10 cents. They add up, and already this year, we have collected almost $200 for our students. However, how you collect Box Tops is going to be changing this yearit is going digital!
 
Box Tops will slowly transition to no longer printing Box Tops on the packaging of products, that is why it is so important to download the app and start scanning. However, until then, please keep clipping and sending any Box Tops that you may find. We will be earning money for Pinetree both ways.  We suggest anytime you go food shopping, go ahead and scan that receipt in the app.  The app will look at each of the items and do the work for you to see if any of the items qualify for a box top and automatically contribute it to Pinetree.  Please note you have to scan the receipt within 14 days of the purchase.

Because of this change, we'll no longer be able to do classroom contests.  We're working on an overall goal for the school and if we hit that goal - ALL of our student's will receive a fun party prize.  More information on that soon.

Check out the video below for more information on this change:
See how easy it is to earn for your school with the NEW Box Tops App! Watch this how-to video to for a simple, step-by-step explanation of how it works—then give it a try yourself.
Pinetree PTA Spiritwear
To go with our Dinosaur membership theme, we have some "Dino-Mite" new Spiritwear for the 2019-20 school year.  Shirts will be available in green or grey and are 1 for $12 or 2 for $20.  New this year - GLITTER PRINT for $1 for $13 or 2 for $22.  We'll also have Women's V-Necks with the Glitter Print.  Lastly, back from last year with the Pinetree Pioneers logo are the baseball hats, tote bags, pencils, lanyards, key chains and the Pioneer Pete Coonskin Caps.   Click the button below to check them all out on our website.

Don't forget to have your Pioneers wear their spiritwear or school colors of green or grey every Friday and show their Pinetree Pioneer Pride!   The classes with the most students showing their Pride get recognition from Principal Stilson.
Click Here to view our Online Ordering Page for Spiritwear
Please note there is a glitch on the online payment site that shows a convenience fee will be added to your transaction.  When you get to the cart to make final payment, that fee will be removed.  They are working to fix this glitch.
Important Upcoming Dates
November
11/21 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting 5:30pm in the MPR
11/21 (Thurs) – Reflections Gala 6:00pm in the MPR
11/22 (Fri) – Parents Holiday Shoppe near the office 8:00am-11:00am
11/25-11/29 (Mon-Fri) – Thanksgiving Break - No School

December
12/02-12/06 (Mon-Fri) – Book Fair
12/06 (Fri) – Book Fair Evening Hours
12/06 (Fri) – Celebrations Around the World 6:00pm
12/08 (Sun) – Mrs. Nystrom’s Birthday
12/10-12/12 (Tues-Thurs) – Holiday Gift Shoppe
12/18 (Wed) – Coffee with the Principal
12/23-01/10 (Mon-Fri) – Winter Break
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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