Pinewood has a Great Jumping With Jill Assembly to Jump Start our Keep Kids Moving Fundraiser

Today Jumping with Jill came to Pinewood.  It is a fun interactive assembly to teach students about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.  Jill and her D.J. sing songs and dance as they share how they keep their bodies healthy.  The Assembly was a great way to get our students excited about our Keep Kids Moving Fundraiser.

This fall at Pinewood our Pinewood Parent Club is raising money through a Keep Kids Moving Fundraiser.  Helping students learn about their own health while having fun and raising money for our school programs is a win win for all.  The students will be bringing home pledge sheets to get donations before their Keep Kids Moving Walk-a-Thon on Thursday Oct. 15 (rain date of Friday Oct. 16).  Please help us encourage our students to exercise and support our Parent Club with donations and fundraising.

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students dancing with Jill during the show

students dancing with Jill during the show

Teach Like A Pirate Day in Room 28 & 31!

Teach Like A Pirate day today in Ms. Magro’s room was all about learning a new skill…sewing!  Pinewood students were able to create a tiny pillow pirate of their very own to take home.  Students loved being able to produce a piece that they truly put hard work into.  A little productive struggle and trial and error helped students stay engaged and focused on their mission.  The end result was seamlessly spectacular!  Ask your child about some of the activities they participated in throughout the day!

 

With Ms. Florian, students had the opportunity to participate in theatre improvisation and games. In all of these games, students were required to step out of their comfort zones and commit to their actions – sometimes getting to be a little silly and creative in the process! Their creativity showed in each game, and it was exciting to see how they were willing to try every new activity with enthusiasm. One of the most popular games with all of the groups that came through was the warm up game called Fruit Bowl, where students had to silently lock eyes in order to commit to switching places – but they had to get to their new spot in the circle before the extra student in the middle got there first! This was a great lesson in commitment and non-verbal communication, which is an important skill in theatre and improvisation.

There were tons of activities throughout the building today taught by Pinewood teachers and some guest teachers! It was a great TEACH LIKE A PIRATE DAY and we cannot wait until the next one!

Under Construction In 6th Grade

Pinewood 6th grade welcomes new 6th graders, their new teacher and a student master teacher from GVSU! Hard hats, safety vests and safety goggles donated by MDOT were worn by students today as they began constructing their 6th grade experience. Students are designing their workspace and many other aspects of their learning this year.image image

Hard worker zone ahead!

Hard worker zone ahead!

Architectural Design and Collaboration Needed

Architectural Design and Collaboration Needed

Here’s to a Very Good Year!

Thank you to our Pinewood Parent Club for the great new Pinewood apparel, if you are interested in purchasing something for yourself or your child order forms will be going home next week.  The new design looks great.

Pinewood Parent Club fundraiser show your school spirit with awesome Pinewood apparel

Pinewood Parent Club fundraiser show your school spirit with awesome Pinewood apparel

   Thank you to all of our families who attended Open House last night.  It was so nice to see all of the returning students we have been missing all summer, and to meet our new Pinewood families.  Although it was warm the smiles and hugs made the hour fly by.

3rd Grade Smiles

3rd Grade Smiles

Mr. Steward greeting students

Mr. Steward greeting students

Watching the VEX team demonstrate

Watching the VEX team demonstrate

Mrs. Takens did have a table at Open House sharing our building volunteer form, and a few other helpful building forms.  We did get the question many times if volunteer forms must be filled out every year, and the answer is yes.  Even if you filled out the volunteer form last year we need an updated form this year.

Parent Resources

Another way that we are working to communicate with parents and give the community an insight into our building is with our new Pinewood Facebook page.  If you use Facebook please like our building page.  We will use this as an additional form of sharing during the school year.

Thank you again Pinewood families this is an amazing community to be a part of and I am honored to be able to serve your children every day.