The Pioneer News is your weekly update from the Pinetree PTA
Welcome Back!
The countdown is on! Only 3 more days until School Starts on Thursday - August 15th!  We're excited to have all our returning Pioneers back at Pinetree and to welcome all our new Pioneers.
Back to School Social / Portal Party - 08/14 3pm - 4pm
Are you excited to see which one of our great Pinetree Teachers your Pioneer will have for the 2019-20 School Year? Well, summer is coming to an end and the wait is almost over. Please note that new this year, there will not be class lists posted at the school.  You must login to the AERIES Parent Portal to find out your student's teacher starting Wednesday, 8/14.   Please note you will need your student's unique code to login for the first time.  These codes were handed out at the last Parent / Teacher conference last school year.  If you no longer have that code, you can stop by the office to receive it or you can make sure to come out to the Welcome Social / Portal Party on Wednesday, 8/14 from 3pm to 4pm. We'll have office staff and PTA board members there to help you get your student's verification code and get you setup on AERIES.  Also, it will be a great time to tour the campus to find our where your student's new class will be.

Also, the Pinetree PTA will also be there selling membership and our new spirit wear.  It will be a great social to hang out, tour the campus and have your students see the friends they missed all Summer.  Don't miss it.
Pinetree PTA Welcome Social - 08/15 at 7:45am
After you drop your Pioneers off for their first day of School, please make sure to stop by The Learning Center in the center of the campus. The PTA will be hosting their yearly social. We will be serving light refreshments and it's a great place to meet other parents, the PTA and ask any questions you may have. We'll be selling membership, this year's new spirit wear and will also be liquidating last year's spirit wear for only $5/shirt. Come learn about the Spirit Bundles which is an awesome way to help the PTA and get goodies and recognition in return. Plus, come bid on this year's silent auctions which includes the front row parking spot for the school year, the street sign and upper and lower grade buddy benches. Bidding will be live from the Welcome Social and end at Back to School Night. We hope to see you there.
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 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
Pinetree PTA Silent Auctions
Make sure to check out our cool silent auctions that will be running the first week of school. Want a prime parking spot in the school lot for the whole year?  Want your name on a street sign for everyone to see when driving into Pinetree?  Want your student's name on an aspiring buddy bench sign in the upper and lower blacktops?  Bidding will start at the Welcome Social (August 14th) and will end at 7pm at the Back 2 School Night (August 22nd). Winners do not need to be present at auction end to win. Locations and times of the bidding sheets can be found in the flier below which will be coming home in your welcome packets.
Click Here to View the Silent Auctions Flier
Summer Box Tops Contest
Hope you been collecting those box tops over the summer.  Make sure to turn them in the first week of school to your Pioneer's new teacher as the upper grade and lower grade class that brings the most in the first week of school will win a fun party for their class.
Reflections 2019-2020
It's never to early to have your students start their Reflections art project to enter in the 2019‐2020 competition!  PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2019‐2020 theme “LOOK WITHIN” 
Pinetree students of all grades (TK‐6th) can get a jump start on their creativity and choose to enter one or all of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition. 
We're having a FREE art night where you can practice and learn all the rules for the program.  It will take place on Thursday, September 5th at 6pm and all entries will be due Friday, October 4th.
For rules or with any questions, please email
2019-2020 Chair Positions Open
The 2019-20 PTA Board is still recruiting positions for this year.  If you're interested in chairing a position, please reach out to us at

Positions open include:

Executive Board Position

Parliamentarian: This position is on the Executive Board which requires attending both meetings each month to insure the meetings meet quorum and are following our bylaws.

Chair Positions

Family Night Coordinator:  This position is responsible for planning free family fun nights for our Students and their families to enjoy together.  (paid for by the PTA within pre-defined budget).

Hospitality:  This position is responsible for spoiling our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week, Staff Appreciation Day, Parent/Teacher Planning Sessions and Conferences by providing snacks and lunches (paid for by the PTA within pre-defined budget).

Reflections Trainee: This position will work with our current Reflections Chair to learn the process of providing this awesome arts program to our students in hopes of you taking over in future school years.  This involves setting up an art night, providing entry material, arranging judging of art pieces and working with SCV Council PTA to advance winners to future competitions.

Spiritwear Trainee:  This position will work with our current Spiritwear Chair to learn the process of creating new spiritwear for our students each year, working with the outside vendor and the sales/fulfillment process.  This is in hopes of finding someone to take over after next school year.

Treasurer Trainee:  This position will work with the current Treasurer to learn the process, counting and bookkeeping for the PTA.
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
08/14 (Wed) – Welcome Back Social - AERIES Login Party to help find out your student's Teacher 3pm-4pm
08/15 (Thurs) – First Day of School
08/15 (Thurs) – Pinetree PTA Welcome Social in the Learning Center 7:45am
08/22 (Thurs) – Minimum Day
08/22 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting in the MPR 5:00pm
08/22 (Thurs) – Back to School Night 6:00pm-7:00pm
08/23 (Fri) – Academic Olympics Fundraiser Begins
08/29 (Thurs) – Parent Volunteer Meeting 8:00am

09/02 (Mon) – Labor Day - No School
09/05 (Thurs) – Reflections Art Night (Free Event) in the MPR 6:00-8:00pm
09/06 (Fri) – Academic Olympics Event
09/12 (Thurs) – Minimum Day
09/13 (Fri) – Academic Olympics Final Donations Due
09/20 (Fri) – PTA Meeting in the MPR 5:00pm
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
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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