PLE Weekly Updates
Keep informed about what is going on at Pine Lane Elementary!
Pine Lane Crew, 

We have had an exceptional week. Relationships, routines, and expectations are being established and the kids seem so happy to be at Pine Lane. It has been a joy to watch!  

This past week and a half we, as a crew, have worked hard to unpack our mission statement, "Pine Lane empowers excellence in character, achievement, and contribution to a better." Today, our learning culminated with our first of a series of "Community Meetings." This assembly was run by our staff. As we move forward each grade level will be working together to lead an assembly on each of our Habits of Character (Perseverance, Leadership, Empathy, Bravery, Ethical, Accountable, Respect, and Service). We are excited to see all that our amazing students produce as they seek to contribute to a better world. 

Thank you all for the support you give us as a staff and the support you give your children! I am privileged to have such a wonderful community!!!

Chris Stairs - Principal
Important Information: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) 
Universal Screening
As part of the Douglas County School District’s Universal Screening Process, ALL students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT 7) the week of September 9 - 13, 2019. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.  

If your child is in 3rd or 6th Grade please see detailed information about this assessment here: Universal Screening Information.

Gifted Identification Referral Testing  
If your child is in grades K, 1, 2, 4 or 5 AND you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.  
NOTE:  Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification.  

Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE.
Mon. Aug 19th & Tues. Aug 20th

South Campus Students in K, 1, 2 and 3
will have vision and hearing screening.

Instrument Try Outs
Friday Aug. 23rd
Students in 4 & 5th grade will have the opportunity at an afternoon assembly at school to test out instruments if they are interested in joining
Band or Orchestra!
Rehearsals will be before and after school.

Pine Lane Elementary BASE Program is Hiring.
Do you love kids? Do you like having fun and making money? We have a job for you.

School Lunch
For all your resources regarding school lunches, check out the information below

Before and After School Activities

Mad Science After School Enrichment

Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 4pm - 5pm
Program Duration: 8 weeks
Dates: 9/10 - 10/29
Price $109.00
(save $5 if you sign up by 9/3)

Strategic Kids Engineering with Lego's & Lego Architecture
4:05 - 5:05
South Campus - Library
Various Sessions - Begins Aug. 29th
Cost: $126.00

Hello parents,
My name is Alexis DeLude and I am the new music teacher. As I am planning the choir program for this year, it would be helpful to know how many students I may have in the program.

This is for Grades 3-6 only. If your student is interested in joining choir this year, please sign up here with your student's name, your email, and your student's grade.

This is not a sign up to join choir! It is simply a sign up for me to gauge interest and general numbers.

After I have an idea of how many students are interested, I will send out more concrete information about choir this year.

Thank you very much!
Alexis DeLude
PLE Field Trip Information
Upcoming Field Trips

4th Grade - Sept. 5th
Highlands Ranch Mansion
Registration Deadline: Aug. 22nd

Kindergarten - Sept. 12th
CALF Lowell Ranch
Registration Deadline: Aug. 30th

Field Trip Information
Please ensure you are registering by the deadline dates to ensure your student is able to participate.

Select the links below for Detail Information!

All information is also available on our website!
PLE SAC/PTO Information
We would like to formally invite you all to our first SAC Meeting on August 21st. 

The meeting will be held in the Innovation Lab at North Campus, starting at 4:30 pm. At this meeting, we will be discussing the purpose for SAC, communicating school priorities, updating you on our continued work with EL Education and the potential for full partnership, and setting goals for our work this year.  
Also, please be aware of our SAC website linked here:   PLE SAC . Here you can find when our meetings are scheduled, information on our elected SAC members, SAC contact information, our current agenda, and our past meeting minutes, You can also follow SAC on facebook at the following handle @pinelanesac. 
Our PTO meetings also back up to this meeting as well, so feel free to stick around and learn about ways to get involved. You can also follow our PTO on facebook at the following handle: @pinelanepto.
Thank you all for your continued support of Pine Lane and we hope that you are able to join us!
Spirit Wear
Order yours by Aug 16th for delivery to your classroom the week of Aug. 30
CHAP Family Activities
Chaparral High School Cross Country Team
is hosting a CHS Feeder School Cross Country Challenge!

Tuesday September 10th
Location: Sierra Middle School

The Foundation for Douglas County

Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to enjoy fun experiences with Friends and Families while supporting PLE. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to Douglas County Schools.

PLE North Campus 4th - 6th | PH: 303-387-8275| Attendance: 303-387-8277| Fax: 303-387-8276
PLE South Campus PreK-3rd | PH: 303-387-8325| Attendance: 303-387-8327| Fax: 303-387-8326