Find more details about PLP happenings on the campus calendar .

The PRIDE POST            
March 18, 2016

Campus News (full calendar available on home page)

Monday, March 21

Tuesday, March 22
  • Upper School Spirit Week
  • Lower School Book Fair
  • PTO Pride Night at Char-Grill Davidson, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.   

Wednesday, March 23
  • Board of Directors Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 
  • Upper School TRaIL Parents Night
  • Grandparents/Grand Friends' Day at Lower School
  • Upper School Spirit Week
  • Lower School Book Fair
Thursday, March 24 
  • Early Release 

Friday, March 25 - April 1
  • Spring Break!   

Penny Wars a Success, and Lesson about Family 

The love is strong at the Lower School. All grades, K-12, participated in Penny Wars this week to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The competition was getting fierce between classes at the Lower School. Mrs. Hoke's class was in the lead to win the Olive Garden lunch, but then they decided to donate their pennies to Mrs. Leazer's classroom, to support 4th Grader, Kristina Dontino, who is in Mrs. Leazer's class, and is currently being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  

Ms. Stolzenberg's class soon followed and donated their pennies, also, to ensure victory for Kristina's classroom. 

GREAT job supporting your schoolmate! The total raised will be announced next week. Thanks to all! 

Kristina is surrounded by her classmates in Mrs. Leazer's class, and students from Mrs. Hoke's class, including Henry, who presented a bagful of pennies to her today. 

Upper School Science Olympiad Team Advances to States

Our Upper School Science Olympiad team finished 3rd in the Hickory Regional competition last weekend. This earned the team a spot in the North Carolina State Science Olympiad competition on April 22-23. Congrats to the team, coached by Jeff Walker!

Place April Lunch Orders TODAY
Today is the last day to order April lunches. 

Just a reminder that there are several field trips planned for the month of April. Please check the school calendar before finalizing your order. Once the system closes, there will be no refunds or credits

PTO Officer Elections April 12

The Pine Lake Prep PTO would like to invite all PLP parents and teachers to our  Annual Meeting/Elections on  Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30pm - 8pm  in the LS Music Room . Child care will be provided! The candidates will speak briefly about their vision for the 2016-2017 school year. All in attendance will be given the opportunity to vote (in-person, by secret written ballot) for the following positions:

Andrea Dingwell & Erika Prechtel (Co-Presidents)
Jenny Lindley & Rachelle Yakubu (Co-Presidents)

Vice President
Wendy Limbach

Cami Melugin

Nicole Harrington

All winners will be announced that night at the Annual Meeting/Elections. We would love to have a big turnout for this meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!!

-Submitted by PTO Secretary, Jennifer Mautz

Lower School Evening of the Arts Monday, March 21

The Lower School Arts department is pleased to present the Evening of the Arts Monday, March 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (drop-in format). The walls will be lined with artwork created by Lower School students throughout the year, and there will be student performances set up in the hallways. 

If you are able to donate snack foods for  the  Evening  of  the  Arts, please click on  the link below to sign up or for more information.

Performer information and sign up:

Ms. Ward-Washington is inviting 1st-5th grade students to participate in musical performances this year during  Evening  of  the  Arts.  These performers are welcome to sing, dance, play  the piano, and much more to showcase their musical skills.

If your child is interested in performing on this special night, please click on  the link below for more information and to sign them up to perform.

Upper School Curriculum Parent Night 

Attention Current 8th - 11th Grade Families: 

Please mark your calendars and join the Upper School administration and teaching staff for a special TRaIL Curriculum Night. 

This is an opportunity for our families to experience the shift in how we teach and the way students learn. This will briefly demonstrate the intensive professional development we are excited about and beginning to incorporate into the classrooms. 

Please come find out how Pine Lake Prep's partnership with Discovery Education will impact your student's learning through innovative teaching tools and methods.

Middle School Student Newspaper March Issue 

The Middle School student-produced newspaper is now posted on the News page of the Middle School. 

Spring Athletics Store Open!

2016 Putt for Pride Golf Tournament 

The Putt for Pride Golf Tournament will be held at  the beautiful Peninsula Club on Monday, May 9th. 

Registration for golf is open at EventBee

Sponsors needed: A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorship of this event is a great way to support PLP. It is also a high profile opportunity to strengthen market awareness of a business' services and products to members of the PLP community.

Save the Dates: Summer Sports Camps

More information and registration instructions will be out next week regarding the following camps: 

JUNE 6-10  BASKETBALL ( 9am  1st -3rd grades;  1 pm  4th - 6th grades)


JUNE 20-24
  SOCCER ( 9am - 12 noon ) & Wide World of Sports w/ Coach D


JULY 4th
 week OFF

JULY 11-15  BASKETBALL (7th - 12th grades)

JULY 18-22  LACROSSE &  Wide World of Sports w/ Coach D

JULY 25-29  FOOTBALL &   SOCCER (9am - 12 noon): 

More info about Football Camp: 
Football conditioning and Skills Camp for students in 3-8th grade.  This camp will get players in shape mentally and physically for their upcoming season.  The camp will emphasize rigorous football conditioning, team building exercises, and position specific skill training.  Camp will include Motivational Speaker (NFL alum., College Coaches, etc.) The last day of camp will conclude with 7 on 7 competitions and tailgate party.

Lower School Library Expansion Project Fully Funded! 

Thank you to all who contributed! The Lower School Library will be expanded to have more shelves, for mor e BOOKS!

Field of Dreams

The softball field is nearing completion! Families and friends of PLP, YOUR contributions and pledges for future support are making this happen. Take me out to the the Pine Lake Athletic Complex. 
On and Around Campus

8th Graders viewed the Body Worlds exhibit at Discovery Place...
and let off some energy at the hands-on play area with some tug-off-war.
Book Fair is in full swing at the Lower School through next Wednesday, March 23. 
 Varsity Girls soccer won 3-2 in OT on #thegrey Wednesday night in a SPAC contest vs. Thomas Jefferson
The Middle School Science Olympiad team placed 5th at Regionals last weekend. Congrats to coach, Paige Morgan, and team!
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