The Pioneer News is your weekly update from the Pinetree PTA
Welcome Back!
We hope everyone had a great Winter Break and we're happy to see all our Pioneers back at school.  Now onto the News...
Tomato Joes & Jersey Mikes Fundraiser Day!
Our next Restaurant Fundraiser will be Tuesday, January 21st. We'll be having an all day - two place fundraiser for whether you just want lunch, dinner, dessert or even better - ALL OF THE ABOVE!
15-20% of all purchases will go to Pinetree PTA.

This will be taking place in the Golden Valley Plaza between Target & Kohls. From Pinetree: Take 14 South to Golden Valley Road, turn left. Plaza will be on left hand side. Both restaurants are located right next to each other in the center of the plaza.

Hours of the Fundraiser:
Tomato Joes - 11am - 9pm
Jersey Mikes - 10am - 9pm

Tomatoe Joe's: 19167 Golden Valley Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91387
Jersey Mikes: 19159 Golden Valley Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91387

Fliers will need to be presented and will distributed this week. No online orders. Must be in person or over phone.  Purchase of alcohol does not apply toward fundraiser earnings.

We hope to see you all there!
Pinetree Chili Cook-Off
It’s time to heat things up!  Do you have a chili recipe that can’t be beat? Prove it at our Annual Pinetree Chili Cook Off!
FREE to enter, FREE to judge!  Awards given to top three vote getters!

Friday, Feb 7th, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the MPR
Votes will be tallied at 7:30

Entry signup forms and official rules will be going home soon or you can download them below.  Let the competition begin!
Download Chili Cook-Off Entry Form & Official Rules Here
2019-20 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 Lifetouch's website (button below) using the Yearbook ID Code 10853320.  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 discount ends on January 31st, 2020 - 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.
To Access Lifetouch's Online Yearbook Payment Site , Please Click Here
Reflections Art Competition Winners (Updated with 34th District Judging)
Congrats goes out to following students who received the "Award of Excellence" at our Pinetree Reflections Gala this school year and moved onto the SCV Council Chapter Competition.  The SCV Council level and 34th District (AV & SCV) level judging has been announced.  We have two Pinetree students who are moving on to California State level judging.  We're so proud of all our Pinetree Artists.

Film Production:
Primary – Harper Jennings
Intermediate – Faith Nasrallah
Middle School – Zoe Wells

Dance Choreography:
Primary – Violet Laurino - Placed 1st at SCV Council & 34th District and will be moving to State level judging
Primary – Jezabella Schenone - Received Honorable Mention at SCV Council
Primary – DKeira O'Connor
Intermediate – Faith Nasrallah - Placed 1st at SCV Council and will be receiving Award of Merit at 34th District
Middle School – Zoe Wells
Special Artist – Jaden Sandoval - Placed 1st at SCV Council and will be receiving Award of Merit at 34th District
Visual Arts:
Primary – Harper Jennings Received Honorable Mention at SCV Council
Intermediate – Chloe Langenwalter - Placed 2nd at SCV Council
Middle School – Amelia Sivaborvorn
Special Artist – Aislyn Eirmann - Placed 1st at SCV Council & 34th District and will be moving to State level judging

Musical Composition:
Intermediate – Dhanushika Reddy Komala
To View this year's Winners Pieces and Past Winners, Please 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:

Ahart - 53.8%
Tyboroski - 50.0%
Rayl - 48.0%
Flessas - 33.3%
Winslow - 32.0%
Burkman - 32.0%
Berentsen - 26.1%
Grams - 0.0%

Ward - 46.2%
Youngs - 44.0%
Storch - 44.0%
Nystrom - 36.8%
Yamauchi - 34.6%
Dorr - 16.0%
Caskey - 16.0%
Guzman - 0.0%

Pithey - 46.7%
Delp - 34.4%
Hines - 30.0%
Sykes - 29.4%
Adachi - 25.8%
Wiltz - 25.8%
Andrews - 23.5%
Gardina - 17.6%
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
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 url when shopping, book mark 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
01/10 (Fri) – Ms. Rayl's Birthday
01/13 (Mon) – New Families Open House 5:30pm (for parents of 2020-21 TK/K Students)
01/20 (Mon) – Martin Luther King Jr Day - No School
01/21 (Tues) – Restaurant Fundraiser Day - Tomato Joe's & Jersey Mikes
01/23 (Thurs) – Mrs. Andrew's Birthday
01/23 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting in the MPR 5:00pm
01/27 (Mon) – Mrs. Yamauchi's Birthday
01/27-01/31 (Mon-Fri) – The Great Kindness Challenge Week
01/31 (Fri) – Yearbook Order Deadline at lower cost

02/07 (Fri) – Pinetree Chili Cook-Off 6:00pm-8:00pm
02/08 (Sat) – Mrs. Caskey's Birthday
02/13 (Thurs) - Coffee with the Principal 8:00am
02/14-02/17 (Fri-Mon) – President's Day Weekend - No School
02/18 (Tues) - Restaurant Fundraiser Day - Location TBD
02/20 (Thurs) – Minimum Day 11:45am Dismissal
02/20 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting in the MPR 6:00pm
02/22 (Sat) – Many Families One Community Event @ GV High 9:00am -- 2:00pm
02/28 (Fri) – Bingo for Books 6:00pm in MPR
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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