Back to School FUN!

Please join us for an end of summer popsicle party on Thursday August 16, 2018 from 6pm-7pm.

Pending weather if there is rain we will reschedule to a nice evening this fall.

This is a fun informal event to bring our school community together before the Open House.  We will celebrate summer reading with a popsicle and playground time.  Stop up anytime between 6-7pm and you will find me under the gazebo passing out popsicles to students.  You can visit with other parents and your children can find friends and enjoy some playtime together.

Our Pinewood Open House is Thursday August 23, 2018 Kindergarten from 5:30pm-6:30pm and 1st-6th grade from 6pm-7pm

Last year we did a digital scavenger hunt during the open house.  It is a great way to explore the building and have fun during open house.  Parents we need you to download an app called goosechase, to be able to join the scavenger hunt.  The app looks like this:

goosechase app

Once you download the app it should show recommended games; if it doesn’t you can search for your child’s game using their homeroom teachers name and Pinewood.  Once you find the game for your child’s homeroom class the password is Pinewood.

goosechase usingapp.png

We separate the games by homerooms because this will allow you to see other children participating from your child’s classroom.  After you enter the game using the password you can click on missions to see what your child needs to do, or you can click on feed to see other students submissions from your child’s class.  This was a lot of fun last year I look forward to doing it again.  Once you child completes it they can come to me for a small prize.

Volunteering at Pinewood

Volunteer forms must be on file and completed new each year to be able to volunteer in our building.

JPS volunteer form

There are many opportunities to volunteer at Pinewood.  You can connect with your child’s teacher’s on classroom volunteering; Friday folders, making copies, hallway reading, organizing parties, field trip chaperones.  You can also volunteer in our library each week helping students check out books.  We run our library check out using volunteers primarily so if this sounds interesting to you we could really use your help.


  Library volunteers play an important role as partners in our school community. You are invited to join our amazing group of  of dedicated library volunteers! By sharing your time and talent with us, you can make a big difference in the quality of library service for our staff and students!

NO library experience needed!  We will train, support and assist you.  There is an ongoing need for help including: checking materials in and out, sorting and shelving, mending books, assisting with special projects or events, shelf-reading, and more.

 By being a volunteer you will:

    *Acquire new skills and expertise

    *Meet new friends, staff and students

    *Keep up on the popular and new children’s books

    *Serve your child’s school family in an invaluable way

Please consider joining our wonderful LIBRARY VOLUNTEER TEAM TODAY!

Call or text Aimee Vlasblom (616) 406-7612 or email…Thanks!

Back to School Resources for Parents:

Supply List:

Pinewood Supply List 2018-19

Building Calendar and Daily Schedule

Building Tour

Pinewood Building Tour Video

Food Service

If you have not applied for Free or Reduced Lunch before because your child usually packs a lunch or you are new to our school please take a few minutes to fill out the application.

Jenison Food Service


Jenison Transportation

Before and After School Care

Jenison before and after school care information

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