Pine Bend Announcements
Published on Jun 2, 2017 13:44

Pine Bend Welcomes New Principal in July
Mr. Quennel Cooper, currently Hilltop Elementary School's assistant principal, has been selected as the next Pine Bend Elementary School Principal.

Before joining ISD 199, Mr. Cooper served as an enrichment teacher and 4th grade teacher in St. Paul Public Schools. During his time at Hilltop, he started a parent-teacher home visit program, formed the school's Boys to Men and Ladies of Hilltop programs, developed International Night with the Hilltop Equity Team, and created a districtwide Bullying Prevention video. Mr. Cooper, a graduate of the Principal Institute at Minnesota State University - Mankato, is currently working on a doctoral degree in education at MNSU.  

“Mr. Cooper has consistently demonstrated strong school relationships and instructional leadership skills at Hilltop Elementary," Superintendent Dave Bernhardson said. "He is passionate about public education and supporting all students, while having the ability to build relationships to support success.”

Mr. Cooper begins his position on July 1. Principal Ted Ihns will finish the 2016-2017 school year with Pine Bend before taking on his new position as the superintendent of Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools in Cresco, Iowa. 

Last Day of School
June 8th is the last day of school. Students will be released early at 11:45 a.m.

Extra Yearbooks For Sale

We will have a limited number of yearbooks for sale in the office.

Yearbooks are $15. Payable by cash or check made out to Pine Bend PTSA!


Simley Youth Football registration now open! 
This is tackle football for students entering 3rd-6th grade in the fall of 2017. Early registration until June 11th, full price registration thru June 30th.


Simley Youth Football

In an effort to provide a quality and positive experience for our players, Simley Youth Football is now requiring that each family contribute their time.

Lost and Found
Summer-like weather means kids are taking off their sweatshirts and jackets and leaving them behind at school. We have a massive amount of lost and found in the cafeteria. Please have your student check lost and found if they are missing anything. All unclaimed items will be donated to Neighbors, Inc on June 9th. 

Moving? Changing schools?
If you are planning a summer change of address or school, please make sure to communicate it to Pine Bend. This information is necessary to plan for next year's enrollment. Call Sara at 651-306-7701 if you have an upcoming change.