The Pioneer News is your weekly update from the Pinetree PTA
Pinetree PTA Annual Ice Cream Social - This Friday!!!
It's that time of the year for the great Ice Cream Social.  It will be taking place this Friday, September 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the MPR.  It will be following a brief PTA Meeting at 5:30pm.  Every PTA member will receive one free sundae.  Not a member?  You still have time to join or you can join there at the Social to receive your ice cream sundae.  If you just want to come and socialize, we'll be selling ice cream sundaes for $1 or 10 boxtops.  This is such a fun event and we hope to see you there.
Click Here to view the Agenda for Friday's PTA Meeting
Academic Olympics Final Tally
The Final Tally is in! We want to thank everyone who contributed to the Academic Olympics.  This is the best fundraiser to contribute to as all proceeds go to support the enrichment programs at Pinetree.  Without further ado, we would like to congratulate the RED TEAM who came out on top.  The Red team was made up of Ahart, Hines, Nystrom and Winslow's classes each of whom have won an awesome book set to add to their classrooms.  All earned prizes from sponsorships will be distributed to the students later this week.

If you forgot to bring in your sponsorships last week, please get them into us this week so students can still receive their prizes.  Also, don't forget, you still have until October 31st to buy a Spirit Bundle to earn the Academic Olympic Prizes and the Handprint on our new mural wall which will be added to the MPR in November.   More information on Spirit Bundles are in the article below.
To Download Pledge Forms or Donate Online, please Click Here
For Team Color Information, please Click Here
Box Tops Summer Contest Winners
Thank you to all who contributed to the Summer Box Tops contest.  We split the contest into 3 grade brackets and the top classes of each bracket will receive a Popsicle party this week.  Because of your submitted boxtops - we have already earned $138.70 for Pinetree.

TK, K, & 1st
Winslow - 204 - WINNER
Ahart - 114
Burkman - 81
Berentsen - 51
Rayl - 26

2nd & 3rd
Dorr - 266 - WINNER
Nystrom - 265
Caskey - 74
Yamauchi - 43

4th, 5th & 6th
Pithey - 202 - WINNER
Delp - 40
Gardina - 21
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.
The next Coffee with the Principal session is this Thursday, September 19th at 2:30pm in the MPR and will feature a guest from the district providing training on how to be a trauma informed parent.  Make sure to come and attend.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
PTA Waivers
Three waivers went home with your students in their welcome packets.  It's imperative that we receive those completed forms back ASAP so they can participate in PTA related activities including the carnival later this year. 

Also, the photo waiver is needed in order for your student to be featured in special pages of the yearbook.  If you don't want your child photographed, please make sure to fill out the photo waiver form with "NO" and make sure your student's names are printed clearly on the form.  We received several forms back with a "NO" but no student names were listed. 

Please make sure student's names are printed on each form clearly.  Thank you in advance for  your cooperation.  If you have not filled out any of these forms, you can print and download them from the buttons below:
Click Here to download PTA Photo Release Form
Click Here to download PTA Waiver Form
Click Here to download SSSD Waiver Form
Social Media
Pinetree Community School now has an Official Instagram Page.  Please go follow them for the latest on everything Pinetree. They will be sharing photos of the latest school events, important reminders and more.
Click Here to Follow Pinetree Community School on Instagram
Don't forget the Pinetree PTA has our own Official Facebook Page.  Please "like us" for the latest on our events, fundraisers and more.
Click Here to Like Pinetree PTA on Facebook
Important Upcoming Dates
09/17 (Tues) – Picture Day
09/19 (Thurs) – Coffee with the Principal 2:30pm in the MPR
09/20 (Fri) – PTA Meeting in the MPR 5:30pm
09/20 (Fri) – Ice Cream Social in the MPR 6:00pm-8:00pm
09/23 (Mon) – Family Dance Tickets go on Sale
09/25 (Wed) – Goal Setting Meetings – Minimum Day
09/26 (Thurs) – Goal Setting Meetings – Minimum Day
09/27 (Fri) – Goal Setting Meetings – No School

10/04 (Fri) – Reflections Entries Due
10/07-10/08 (Mon-Tues) – Fall Break - No School
10/11 (Fri) – Family Dance
10/15 (Tues) – Restaurant Night (Tentative)
10/17 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting in the MPR 6:00pm
10/18 (Fri) – Coffee with the Principal 8:00am in the Learning Center
10/31 (Thurs) – Professional Development Day - 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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