Coming Up:

08.20 WELCOME BACK!!! First Day of School

08.29 6:30pm - PTA Meeting in Media Center

08.31 8:45am - PTA Meeting in Media Center
.......... 10:30am - PTA New Parent Workshop/Portal Training in Media Center
"Seven things every child needs to hear: I love you. I’m proud of you. I’m sorry. I forgive you. I’m listening. This is your responsibility. You have what it takes to succeed." —Sherrie Campbell, PhD
A BIG Thank You To Our Volunteers!
Ms. Zaldua's Message
Dear Pinecrest Elementary School Families,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we open the 2018-2019 school year, “Building Brighter Futures!” Our mission remains to maximize the learning of every student, ensuring we motivate them to develop the grit and perseverance needed to strive for their own personal best. 

Pinecrest Elementary has been an “A” school since the inception of the State of Florida’s school grading system—we have maintained a grade of “A” for twenty consecutive years. This distinction is not something we take for granted. Our staff is committed to high expectations for all students, providing an academically challenging program while offering a loving, nurturing environment that develops students’ social and emotional needs as well. Our school promotes the Values Matter program through monthly Parrot Club recognitions, where students are encouraged to demonstrate the values taught throughout the school year. 

In addition, because of our strong community partnerships and parental involvement, our school continues to be recognized with the esteemed Five Star School Award and received the S.T.E.A.M. Silver Designation for the 2016-2017 school year. We are anxiously awaiting the news regarding our S.T.E.A.M. designation for the 2017-2018 school year as we went for the gold last year! Our Science scores were the best in the District, attaining 90% achievement of students meeting high standards. We have also received the Golden Apple School Award, as well as numerous awards through Dream in Green, including the State’s Green Apple Designation. Last year, our school placed third in the District’s Geography Bee, first in the District’s History Bee, and placed among the top 25 students in the District’s Spelling Bee which includes students through eighth grade. Also, our school has been designated as a “No Place for Hate” school by the Anti-Defamation League for six consecutive years.   

It is this combination of exceptional staff, phenomenal students, and supportive parents and community that makes Pinecrest Elementary School the elite neighborhood school that it is. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. We look forward to working together with you to ensure the best elementary educational experience available.
Sincerely,

Lynn Zaldua
Please find attached  Connection,  a newsletter for parents, to keep our parents informed about news and information pertaining to Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
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  • For Spanish, click here
Safety At Pinecrest Elementary

We have numerous safety enhancements this school year.
 
  • Pinecrest PD Officer will be full-time on school premises during school hours.
  • New Raptor machine to be used for scanning ID prior to entry (background check and documented entry.)
  • Entry to the school during school hours of 8:35 AM – 3:05 PM requires a picture ID; single access point through 57th Avenue.
  • Please be sure to follow dismissal procedures as such:
  • Kindergarten – 102 Street Car Pool
  • First Grade – 104 Street Car Pool
  • Second – Fourth Grade Challenge – 57th Avenue Car Pool
  • Second – Fourth Grade Global Tech – 104 Street Car Pool
  • Fifth Grade – 102 Street Car Pool (except Wednesdays at 104 Street)
  • Walkers Passes MUST be approved by Ms. Zaldua, Principal. Write an e-mail for approval.
 
Additional information will be sent in First Day of School Welcome Packet. Please read all the information thoroughly. Thank you!

As always, if you See something? Say something!  - besafe.dadeschools.net
Volunteer Registration Process - DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL 08.27.2018

To volunteer for any school related activity, you must complete the steps below EVERY YEAR :

Step 1: Login to the MDCPS Parent Portal with your parent number and password - if you do not know your parent number, visit the Main Office and ask for your parent number. If you do not have a parent number, create an account

Step 2: Click “Apps/Services/Sites” in the upper left hand corner

Step 3: Click “Be a School Volunteer”

Step 4: After reading the policies and guidelines click “Acknowledge and Accept”

Step 5: Select ”4421 Pinecrest Elementary school”

Step 6: Most volunteers will be Level 1 – click on the box beside the activity that applies to what you will be volunteering for

Step 7: Click “Submit.” You will notice a box at the bottom of the page that says your application is being processed. Click “Close” in the upper left hand corner.

Step 8: Once you have completed Step 7 visit the Main Office and tell them you have completed the volunteer registration online and show them your picture ID.

Congrats! You can now volunteer at school activities.
Take a look at the committee descriptions here and if there is one that interests you, sign-up ONLINE from anywhere, anytime !
Pinecrest Elementary is blessed to have a strong PTA thanks to all our involved parents, administrators, teachers, staff and custodians. As parents, we help in the classroom, with safety and communication, fundraising, recording memories and much more! With approximately 50 committees, there are plenty of opportunities for you to volunteer and get involved. Time commitments range from one hour per week to one hour per year, so there’s something for everyone! 

We encourage you to get involved and help us make a difference at our school and in our children's lives.

Some of our PTA committees include:
Sign-up to any of our committees ONLINE from anywhere, anytime!
Steps to register to PTA parent portal:

  1. Go to https://pinecrestpta.com
  2. On the home page, click on “Take me to the online store, directory and PTA membership
  3. Click on “Click here to register”
  4. Enter your student’s last name & your email address
  5. Enter your family data
  6. Click on “Save” button
  7. Check your email for login credentials
  8. Go to https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w 
  9. Enter your email & temporary password
  10. Click on Login
Steps to sign-up online once registered:

  1. Go to https://www.myschoolanywhere.com
  2. Click on “Login”
  3. Enter your email & password
  4. Click on Login
  5. Click on "SignUp"
  6. Click "View" on the committee you're interested in
  7. Click on "Signup"
School Directory Instructions

Follow the instructions below & stay in touch with other families in our school.
  • Access our online directory 24/7 from anywhere
  • Add your information & be included in our school's printed directory
  • Opt out of the directory
  • Print the directory from the PTA portal
Steps to register:

  1. Go to https://pinecrestpta.com
  2. On the home page, click on “Take me to the online store, directory and PTA membership
  3. Click on “Click here to register”
  4. Enter your student’s last name & your email address
  5. Enter your family data
  6. Click on “Save” button
  7. Check your email for login credentials
  8. Go to https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w 
  9. Enter your email & temporary password
  10. Click on Login

Steps to login once registered:

  1. Go to https://www.myschoolanywhere.com
  2. Click on “Login”
  3. Enter your email & password
  4. Click on Login
Steps to include your information on the school directory:

  1. Go to https://www.myschoolanywhere.com
  2. Click on “Login”
  3. Enter your email & password
  4. Click on Login
  5. Click on “Your Account”
  6. Click on “Your Family”
  7. Enter your information on “Students” and “Household” sections
  8. Check Confirmed? to indicate you are confirming it’s accurate
  9. Click SAVE to update

Steps to opt out of directory:

  1. Go to https://www.myschoolanywhere.com
  2. Click on “Login”
  3. Enter your email & password
  4. Click on Login
  5. Click on “Your Account”
  6. Click on “Display Settings” section
  7. Check off your preferences
  8. Click on “Save” button
School Store Opens 8:00am - 8:30am


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Shirts - Solid color knit polo shirts with collars, sleeves and logo.

Solid Colors:  Kelly Green - Heather Gray - White - Gold


Please note, students are required to comply with the school uniform policy .

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