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PTA Meeting - TONIGHT - Thursday 08/20 at 6:00pm
Our first PTA meeting of the 2020-21 school year is this Thursday 08/20 at 6:00pm via Zoom.  This year is going to be different for how our PTA supporting Pinetree but we're here and want to do all we can.  Virtual field trips is an idea for our kiddos that comes to mind.  If you have any suggestions for how the PTA can support Pinetree this year, please join our first PTA Meeting on Thursday, August 20th or please reach out to us at president@pinetreepta.org

Please note anyone can attend our PTA Meeting but to have a vote, you must be a member.  Please consider joining the Pinetree PTA Today.  Information on how to join is in an article below.

Pinetree PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: August Association Meeting
Time: Aug 20, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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New Spiritwear!!!

We all know, now more than ever, there are many Heroes in this world.  And we know here at Pinetree, we have many up and coming heroes.  To go with that, we'd like to introduce our new spiritwear design "Pioneers Assemble" for the 2020-21 school year (see picture below).  Same great low prices as always including the awesome "2 for $20" deal.  We brought back the women's v-necks and the cool glitter print this year too. 

We also ordered some more of the popular 2019-20 "Dino-Mite" spiritwear which we'll be selling at a discounted price to give your student's some options.
   If you live in the Pinetree neighborhood, we can deliver to your front porch if you like.  Please just make sure to choose the delivery option and provide your address.  Or we'll also be doing bi-weekly pickups near the school, we'll email you and let you know the day and time when your order will be ready for pickup.  All orders need to be completed on our new redesigned spiritwear shop online via debit/credit card.  We will not be accepting cash or check for them this year.

Also, please note you can get some of the great spiritwear as part of your Spirit Bundle purchase.  Please see more information on Spirit Bundles in the article below.

Don't forget about Spritwear Fridays to show your Pinetree Pride. 

Click Here to visit the Spiritwear Shop
Spirit Bundles are Back!
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. 
Click here to view the Spirit Bundle tiers and purchase
Join the Pinetree PTA Today!
We have kicked off our Membership drive this year with a "Heroes" theme and we want you to be that Hero in your student's life.  Come join the Pinetree PTA and have a voice & vote 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.  We really want to hit that membership goal this year of 300 members.  Let's show that we can do it.  New this year, we joined Totem!  Totem is a CA state PTA membership program that makes it easier than ever to join online.  You'll get your membership card right away and always have access to the amazing benefits PTA offers you including discounts to many contributing vendors.  Please click the button below and join today!
Click here to join today
2019-20 Pinetree Community School Yearbook Update
2019-20 Yearbook Update from Lifetouch below (click to enlarge). Believe us, we're just as frustrated as everyone is in this continued delay.  We're hoping and have our fingers crossed that we'll be receiving shipment information any day now at which time we'll arrange a distribution.  The Pinetree PTA worked hard to create an amazing yearbook last school year for our kiddos and we can't wait to get them in their hands.
If you missed the order deadline and are still interested in purchasing a yearbook...
We sometimes (no guarantees!!!) receive extra yearbooks when the shipment arrives for us to sell. If you would like to purchase one of those extras, please send via email the following information to pinetreepta@pinetreepta.org:
  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Phone Number
  • Student name
  • Student's 2019-20 Teacher
We'll place you on the waiting list for any extras.  Once we know how many extras we receive, we'll reach out to the request list in order of request date and provide a link which you can submit payment online via debit/credit (sorry, no cash or check).  The cost will be $35 hardcover and $30 softcover.  Once payment is made, we can then arrange distribution.
'Like' Pinetree PTA on Facebook
Since we won't be able to handle out fliers with our latest information, events etc - make sure to like us on Facebook to keep updated with the Pinetree PTA.
Pinetree PTA Facebook Page
Facebook Profile Pic Frames
The Pinetree PTA thought it would be fun to help everyone show their Pinetree Pride on Facebook by introducing Facebook Profile Pic Frames for you to add to your existing profile picture.  We created two general ones for our parents and families.  You can even setup up the frames to be active for a certain period of time at which Facebook will change your picture back to your existing Facebook profile picture automatically.  There are two ways you can add them, one is visit our Pinetree PTA Facebook Page (link at button below) and you can click the "Try It" button under the frame you like as they are each posted on our wall.  Second option is...

How do I find Pinetree's profile pic frames on Facebook?
Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap "Edit" on your profile picture. Then tap "Add Frame".  Search Pinetree and you'll see them all listed.  Click the one you would like and choose apply.
Pinetree PTA Facebook Page
Box Tops to Support Pinetree PTA
During this time, you can still support the Pinetree PTA by continuing to scan your store receipts on the official box tops app and contributing them to Pinetree Community School.  We greatly appreciate your support.

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. Last year, we have collected nearly $1,000 for our students. However, how you collect Box Tops has changed this yearit has gone digital!
 
Box Tops is slowly transitioning 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.

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.
Amazon Smile
During this difficult time, it's becoming more common to make online purchases especially through vendors like Amazon.  Please consider using Amazon Smile to support Pinetree Community School while making that purchase.  We greatly appreciate it.

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 or Apple IOS devices.  Just search AmazonSmile in the item search field for instructions on how to add AmazonSmile to your app.
Important Upcoming Dates
August
08/20 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting via Zoom 6pm

September
09/07 (Mon) – Labor Day - No School
09/10 (Thurs) – Minimum Day
09/17 (Thurs) – PTA Meeting via Zoom 6pm
09/30 (Wed) – Goal Setting Meetings
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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