Pine Bend Announcements 9/21/2016 - AMENDED!!
Published on Sep 21, 2016 14:38

Would you like your child to habla español? After school Spanish classes are starting at Pine Bend next Thursday, September 29th (NOT Sept. 22nd as previously stated). Click here to register and find out more about the program. 

Pine Bend Family Directory Sign-Up - DEADLINE FRIDAY, SEPT. 23RD

The Pine Bend PTSA will be publishing the directory again this fall. In order to have your family listed in the directory, you need to submit your information and permission to publish it. If you have not already turned in the paper form, you can do this online here: Please sign up by September 23rd.

Glow Run on October 7th
We are looking for 10-15 volunteers to help with a fun new fitness run for Pine Bend students - the glow run on October 7th. People interested can contact Sara Gorter at 651-331-6249 or [email protected]

Wednesday Folder Volunteers Still Needed!
Most Pine Bend classrooms use volunteers to help stuff Wednesday folders with paperwork going home to parents. This is a volunteer opportunity that requires minimal time on Wednesdays. Several classrooms are still in need of these volunteers: Ms. Hatlestad, Mrs. Dramdahl-Maddio and Ms. Flaschenriem. If you are interested in helping out, please contact the teacher directly, or contact Sara Pearce at [email protected]

Lost and Found
We already have numerous sweatshirts in the lost and found. If you think your student is missing an item, please have them check the lost and found bin located in the cafeteria. It is also a good idea to label your child's clothing with their name to help minimize lost items.

Picture Day
Picture day will be on Friday, September 30th. Watch your student's Wednesday folder this week for the picture order form.

Wednesday Folder Fliers - New online postings UPDATED LINK!
ISD 199 has created a flyer review process in order to share information on upcoming activities and events from community organizations and groups. This information is provided as a community service to our families. This process will help reduce the number of unsolicited flyers sent home to families and be more environmentally friendly. ISD 199 does not sponsor these activities and reserves the right to modify these procedures as necessary. Flyer approval or denial will be made by the superintendent or designee. Approval from another school district does not constitute ISD 199 approval. Approved postings will be listed on the district’s website. You can view the current fliers here:
 Elementary Flyers


Box Tops
Remember to clip and turn in all your box tops! Box tops earn .10 each for Pine Bend. You can turn them in at the box near the media center. More information coming on what products have box tops in this week's Wednesday folders!

School Hours
School hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. We ask that parents drop students off between 8:15-8:25 a.m. 

Student Drop-Off

Students who are dropped off by a parent are allowed to enter the building at:

  • 8:10 a.m. if they are eating breakfast here.
  • 8:15 a.m. when the first bell rings.

If you drop your student off at school in the morning, please follow these guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all Pine Bend students:

  • Park in the parking lot if you need to enter the building.
  • If you arrive early, pull forward as far as possible as space becomes available. 
  • Do not cut in front of other cars - wait patiently.
  • Drop students off at the curb.

ISD 199 wants your children to be successful at school. Attendance at school every day plays an important part in that success. Our goal is to help your children get into the habit of coming to school every day. Please review the flier found here that emphasizes the importance attendance plays in your child’s school career.

At Pine Bend, we monitor attendance very closely. Note that a letter will be sent home

  • At 3 unexcused absences
  • At 5 unexcused absences
  • At 7 unexcused absences; meeting with parents
  • After 7 unexcused absences, a report is made to Dakota County Child Protection for educational neglect as mandated by MN Statute 102A.22.

**3 unexcused tardies are considered 1 unexcused absence.

Emergency Cards
If you have not sent back your student's completed e
mergency card yet, please return it to Pine Bend ASAP. If you have misplaced the form, you can find it here to print:

Steps to Volunteering in ISD 199

ALL field trip volunteers MUST have a Volunteer Application and a CURRENT background check on file

  1. Complete a Volunteer Application. ALL volunteers must complete this. You can find both an online and print application at: The print application can be turned in to the Pine Bend office. The online application is automatically submitted upon completion.
  2. Complete a background check if:
  • You are going on a field trip
  • You are working one-on-one with a student

You may apply online here: The cost is $18 and is payable by credit card. The background check is good for 12 months.

**Please be aware that the background check process takes a minimum of 24 hours to complete**

  NOTE: ISD 199 will NOT accept the results of other background checks.

 If you have questions about the volunteer process, please contact Sara Pearce at 651-306-7701.


Lunchroom/Playground Position Open at Pine Bend

Job Summary:
This is a part-time lunchroom monitor (2 hours per day) position working at Pine Bend Elementary School.

Required Qualifications::

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to work with students in a firm but positive manner
  • Ability to intervene in student conflicts
  • Ability to problem solve in a quick, decisive manner
  • Ability to interact appropriately with adults.
  • Ability to be punctual in reporting to work and for assigned duties

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

  • Supervise and maintain student behavior during recess.
  • Manage and resolve student conflict during recess or lunch and report issues to the teacher/principal when appropriate to do so.
  • Maintain and follow an established lunch and/or recess schedule.
  • Maintain a safe environment for all students.
  • Make sure that all district equipment is properly stored.
  • Wipe tables and benches in the cafeteria.
  • All other duties as assigned by the principal

Pay and Benefits:
The rate of pay for this position is $12.00/hour.  No other benefits are available to this part-time position.


Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment

New Attendance Line
We are fortunate to have a new addition to the Pine Bend office. Her name is Lisa Forbrook and she will be managing attendance in the mornings. If your student will be absent or tardy, please contact her at 651-306-7777.


Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Check out to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support! 2015-2016 - we earned $472.83 in FREE money!!!

Pine Bend PTSA --- questions contact Julie @ [email protected]