Pine Bend Announcements 9/26/2016
Published on Sep 26, 2016 15:05

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Please click on the following link if you are interested in helping out during the Pine Bend Book Fair

Simley Homecoming Week

Next week is Simley Homecoming Week. We will have Spartan Spirit Days all week.
Monday the 26th- Super Hero Day  (Kids can dress up like a super hero/wear a super hero t-shirt)
Tuesday the 27th - Hawaiian/Beach Da
Wednesday the 28th -Color Day - (Kinders- Blue, 1st- Red, 2nd- Green, 3rd- Pink/Purple,
4th- Orange, 5th- Black and White 

Thursday the 29th- Jersey/Sports Day
Friday the 30th- Spartan Spirit Day 
**Please note that this is also picture day. 

Picture Day - September 30th 

Picture day will be on Friday, September 30th. If you need an order form, please contact the office.

New Fliers Posted
Elementary Flyers


Would you like your child to habla español? After school Spanish classes are starting at Pine Bend next Thursday, September 29th. Click here to register and find out more about the program. 

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 and Mrs. Dramdahl-Maddio. 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.

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.

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.

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]