Pine Hill School News
Welcome back, I hope your students had a restful and rejuvenating spring break. We have all come back ready to welcome everyone to our campus. This week we invite you to our annual open house and book fair. Teachers, students and staff have been working hard to prepare for your visit. We hope you and your family can take a break from your busy schedules and stop by for an enjoyable time.
The campus looks beautiful. All of our trees and bushes are in bloom. They look especially nice after parent Mike Flowers of That Tree Guy donated his services to trim and beautify our abundant trees. We offer our heartfelt appreciation for his hard work and consideration.
Our classrooms look wonderful, filled with our students work and fabulous creations. We also had new cafeteria tables installed during our February break. Stop by and take a look, and while your at it, check out our Lost and Found. There is bound to be something you recognize.
50's Day / Ice Cream Social This Friday
On Friday, May 17, we will be having 50's Day at school. Students can dress in 50's style. Wear your poodle skirts. The ice cream social will be from 6:00-7:30 PM. Ice Cream sundaes $1.00. Photos $1.00. Please join us for this fun family event! Parents, please keep your children with you and stay inside the cafeteria. There is no supervision on the playground.`
Two SBUSD Teachers Win Excellence In Teaching Award
Two South Bay Union School District teachers, Kevin Trone (R) and Linda Burghart (L), were selected for the coveted Humboldt County Office of Education’s Excellence in Teacher Award on Wednesday, May 8. Kevin Trone teaches 7th & 8th grade science at South Bay Middle School and Linda Burghart teaches 3rd grade at Pine Hill School.
School Board Honors Three Retirees
At its regular Board meeting in May, the South Bay Union School District Board of Trustees honored three dedicated staff members who are retiring in June. Marie Romick (left) has worked as a primary teacher for 29 years at both South Bay and Pine hill Schools; Irene Hensley (center), Lead Custodian and Maintenance/Transportation Coordinator, has served the district for 26 years; and, Linda Burghart (right), served as a elementary teacher at Pine Hill School for 27 years. The Board presented each retiree Certificates of Recognition from Senator Noreen Evans and Assemblyman Wes Chesbro, and thanked them for their dedication to students and their commitment to serving the community.
EXPLORE Registrations For Next Year Being Taken
Registration forms for the EXPLORE after school program were sent home from school with students this week. If you want your child in the after school program next year you must fill out the forms and return them as soon as possible! Children are placed in the program on a FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED basis. If your child is in the EXPLORE after school program this year, it does NOT guarantee that they will be in it next year.
California Standards Test for 2nd and 3rd
This spring, students throughout California will be taking the California Standards Test (CST) including Pine Hill students in grades two and three. In our district, CST testing will begin Monday, May 13 and will go through Friday, May 17.
These tests measure how well students are achieving California standards in each subject area tested.
Results of the CST Program tests provide valuable information about the academic achievement of all students. It is important, therefore, that students do their best on those tests. On testing days, please make sure your student attends school, gets a good night’s rest, and has a healthy breakfast. If for some reason, your child must be absent, make up testing will take place from May 20th through May 22st. Test results for the CSTs will be sent to each student’s home address on a CST Student Report within 20 days after the school district receives the reports, usually in August. Individual results are confidential and will be shared only with parents or guardians and the student’s teacher(s). Please keep these reports for use when talking to teacher(s) about ways to support your student’s learning. Please call our office if you have any questions.
Help Needed With School Carnival
URGENT: Volunteers Desperately Needed!
The annual South Bay/Pine Hill PTO School Carnival will be held this year on Friday, May 31 from 5-8 PM at South Bay School.
The South Bay/Pine Hill PTO is gearing up for their most anticipated event of the year, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! This annual event occurs because of the hard work and sacrifice put forth by our faithful volunteers, and volunteer numbers are low this year. The carnival cannot be pulled off without support.
Please Volunteer for one of the categories
Silent Auction: iIf you know of anyone or any buisnesses willing to donate a gift/prize for our silent auction,
Games/Booths: contact your child’s teacher to help run their activity
Food: put on your chef’s apron and a smile and help serve some grub.
Set-up & clean-up
If you would like to volunteer please contact the PYO at:
Phone 443-4828 / 443-4596
Or check us out on Facebook
Registrations for 2013-2014 School Year Now Being Accepted
South Bay Union School District in Eureka is accepting applications for kindergarten registration at Pine Hill School (K-3rd) and middle school registration at South Bay School (4th-8th) for the 2013-14 school year.
Reasons to consider South Bay Union School District include:
- After School Program until 6:15pm, including Kindergarten
- Free Breakfast for Every Student, Every Day
- Healthy, Delicious Lunches with Salad Bar
Pine Hill School K-3
- Open House—April 17 at 6:30 pm
- Nurturing Environment
- Small Class Sizes
- Parent Involvement
Pine Hill School – 707-443-4596 www.pinehillschool.org
South Bay School 4-6
- Open House—April 3 at 6:30pm
- State-of-the-Art Computer Lab
- New Playground Structure
- Quality Music Program
South Bay School – 707-443-4828 www.southbayschool.org
South Bay Middle 7-8
- Parent Information Night - March 7, 6:30 pm
- Student Laptops
- Online Grades
- Sports Program
South Bay School – 707-443-4828 www.southbayschool.org
The office is open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. If you have any questions you can call the school office.
Kindergarten Orientation Slideshow
Click here to view the PowerPoint slideshow that was shown during the Kindergarten Orientation presentation at Pine Hill School.
Please take a moment when you are here on campus to check the lost and found in the cafeteria. It is still overflowing despite our best efforts. Items with names are returned once a week. We will be donating all items without names left behind during the winter break.
Helping Pine Hill is just a click away!
Box Tops for Education in having a promotion where first time buyers receive 15 extra eBox Tops to give to their school until October 31. The Box Tops marketplace has collaborated with several companies to earn Box Tops. Some of those companies include Kohl's, Disney Store, Lego, Office Depot, and Famous Footwear. Along with the 15 eBoxTops, every company gives a number of eBox Tops for every $10 spent. It is super easy to earn. 1.
Thank you for all of your support and happy clipping!
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The kindergarten teachers all send home a weekly newsletter. Click here to see, read, and/or download thei kindergarten newsletter.
School Safety Updates
School is in session, including the afterschool program, Monday through Friday, from 8:20am to 6:15pm. The campus opens at 7:30am. Please do not drop your children off before 7:30am, since there is no one on duty before that time.
Many neighbors use our grounds after hours and on the weekends. We appreciate everyone’s efforts to clean up after dogs and keep an eye out for anyone who might be behaving with ill intent. Neighbors, if you notice anything out of the ordinary, please call the Sheriff’s office at 445-7251.
Reminder-In the morning, please drop off students in the front of the school. If you would like to walk your children to class, please park in the visitor parking or on the street in front of the school. Parking on the side of the school near the kindergarten playground is reserved for staff parking.
Class Web Sites
Teachers are encouraged to create class web sites to enhance home/school communication.
These are the tenative bus schedules for the 2012-2013 school year. Please be aware that changes might be made after the school year starts to make the bus runs more efficient and to better serve our families in the safest manner possible. Click here to see the desired schedule or download a printable copy of the schedule.
School Board Meetings
Dates To Remember
- May 27 - Memorial Day holiday - NO SCHOOL
- May 31: PTO Carnival
- June 13: Last day for students