Stay Connected
PLE Crew, 

It is hard to believe we are already to Fall Break. Our staff has worked hard and is ready to welcome full classes back to school on October 19th.  We will continue to use hand-washing, masks, cohort separation, and frequent disinfecting of all flat surfaces and touchpoints as mitigating factors.  With CARES dollars, we have also been able to attain additional HEPA Air Purifiers for specials classrooms and smaller offices, additional plexiglass as a physical barrier, individual class recess equipment, and additional supplies to maintain the cleanliness of the building and adjust existing processes for cohorting and better social distancing.  Please remember that as we come back to full in-person learning we will not be able to maintain physical distancing inside the classroom.  We will be able to maintain distance between all cohorts.  A cohort will now be defined as your child’s class, consider this about 24 students.  

I’d like to pause and celebrate a real success for our school that reflects our students’ efforts, our teacher persistence, and your amazing support of Pine Lane and your children’s education.  Three times a year we complete an IReady diagnostic assessment.  This data helps us gauge how we are doing and tailor instruction for the remainder of the year.  As a whole school, we have not experienced the COVID slide that we may have expected. Per the iReady assessment, our students have continued to perform similarly to previous years. We are excited to take this foundation and continue to empower academic growth in our students.  I am so proud of the perseverance that they have demonstrated over the past 7 months and I can’t wait to see where they go now that we will all be back together.  

Here is our school-wide data for this fall compared to last year at the same time.  I will publish our results in January and June to keep you informed of our progress. If you want more specific details on your child’s results, you may contact your child’s teacher. Thank you for your partnership in helping maximize growth for each one of our students. 
Lastly,  please remember the following dates.  On October 30th we will be holding our annual Fall Festival.  Our PTO is working diligently to make this a fun and safe celebration.  This will include our Drive-Thru Boo! (a reverse Trunk or Treat) and a Pumpkin Decorating/Carving contest.  We hope that this will be an enjoyable event for your entire family and a blessing to our whole community.  Parent/Teacher Conferences are now scheduled for the week of November 17th and 19th.  These will be held virtually.  Please mark your calendars and watch for conference sign-ups from your child’s teacher as we return from break.

We wish you all a safe and wonderful fall break. We look forward to seeing you all back on October 19th.  Those of our Crew in eLearning for this semester, we miss you, and don’t forget you are still part of our Crew! 

Chris Stairs
Principal 
Pine Lane Elementary


UPCOMING DATES

OCTOBER
12th - 16th - Fall Break
19th - 1st day Full In Person Learning Begins
19th - Discovery Program Application process opens
22nd - PTO Red Robin Fundraiser
28th - SAC/PTO Meeting (Virtual) 4:45pm - 7:15pm
30th - Drive thru Boo! 5:30pm - 7:00pm


NOVEMBER
3rd - No School for Students
17th & 19th Parent Teacher Conferences
23rd - 27th - Thanksgiving Break no School

PARENT PICK UP INFORMATION
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Thank you to the families that have already filled out this form!
If you have not had the opportunity to, please help our traffic team be more efficient by filling out and submitting this form ASAP.

We are creating QR codes specific to your family and need your child/children's information.
Discovery Program Application Process
The application process for the Discovery Program will open Monday, October 19. 
Applications are due December 4, 2020.
The Discovery Program is designed for highly advanced gifted learners in grades 2 - 6 whose needs will be best met in a center based program.  Please share the following information about the program with your families through your regular communication channels and consider students who might benefit from this intense gifted programming option. 
District and School Communication Information
DCSD will conduct a test of its emergency notification system, including email, mobile app, website, social media, text and voice messaging on Wednesday, October 21. (should a real emergency arise, the test will be delayed)
Not Receiving DCSD or PLE Communication?
Follow the steps listed below
How do I update my emergency contact information?
Log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal (campus.dcsdk12.org) and click on “More” in the left-hand column. Navigate to “Family Information” and review your contact information. If you see an incorrect phone number or email, please update it in Infinite Campus, or contact the registrar at your child’s school to request an update.
I received everything except a text message. How can I fix this?
You must select to receive text messages from our system. Confirm that you have selected to receive text messaging (SMS) for emergency and/or school notifications through Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
What phone number will my caller ID show when I get calls?
When you receive communication from the DCSD SchoolMessenger system, the number displayed will depend on the type of message. The two types of communication include:
  • Emergency Notifications (critical communications)
  • 855-695-9448 (you may wish to add this number to your contacts)
  • Standard/School Notifications (lunch balance, event reminders, general communication)
  • 877-279-4061 (you may wish to add this number to your contacts)
 

19/20 YEARBOOKS

19/20 Yearbooks have been delivered
to in person learning students.

ELearning students and those who have gone on to middle school or moved have been contacted via several emails to coordinate pick up.

We still have a lot that need picked up.
Please contact us at 303-387-8275 to coordinate a pick up time.
If you need yours mailed please fill out this from so we can mail it to you.
PLE PTO HAPPENINGS!

BE ON THE LOOK OUT AFTER FALL BREAK FOR DETAIL INFORMATION ON A VIRTUAL PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST.
DCSD STONE CANYON OUTDOOR EDVENTURES
We have exciting things happening at Stone Canyon! Fall Break Camp starts on Monday. 
We have Halloween Family Camp on October 31st. Come dressed in your costume and ride the zipline, climb the high ropes course and take aim on our archery range. Then in November, we will be hosting our Thanksgiving Culinary Camp where your camper will learn how to make a mouthwatering Thanksgiving feast, make a pie to bring home to share with their families and of course participate in outdoor adventure activities!