November 10—Grading Day
November 11 - Veteran’s Day
November 20-21 - Kindergarten Conferences - No Kinder
November 24-25 - K-5 Conferences, 8 am to 8 pm
November 26-28 - Thanksgiving Holiday
PACE is offering two weeks of after school camps for students. The first session will be October 27th-30th. The second session will be November 3rd-6th. Each class will meet daily, Monday-Thursday from 3:45-5:00 pm. All classes are $20.00 with scholarships available.
Registration has been extended to Wednesday, October 22nd. Please see the attached for details on classes offered and to print the registration form to complete and return to the school office.
Look for Parents’ Guide to Graduation pamphlets coming to you in the mail soon explaining the district’s new proficiency-based grading system. There is also a website parents can access with a wealth of information, including the new grading system, grade-level standards, and how to help at home with the new expectations being asked of students.
The link is http://www.skgradguide.com/.
At the November Pringle Parent Club Meeting on November 6th at 7 pm, Mrs. Lund will share the highlights of the website with parents and address frequently asked questions about the proficiency-based grading system.
Pringle Elementary Focus Days for 2014-2015
September 24, October 22, February 25, April 22 and May 20
Pringle Elementary has 5 days each school year for teachers and staff to work on professional training to meet Pringle’s school improvement goals. On these days students will eat lunch on a modified schedule and be released at 12:30 pm.
There will be no PM kindergarten on focus days.
Below is the bus schedule for these focus days:
Stop Time Stop Decsription
12:43 PM 1945 BARNES AVE SE
12:43 PM BARNES AVE & NIGHTCAP ST SE
12:43 PM 1655 BARNES AVE SE
12:44 PM BARNES AVE SE & PETERSON ST SE
12:45 PM 1291 BOONE ROAD SE @ DRIVEWAY
12:46 PM TEXTRUM CT SE & ROYVONNE AVE SE
12:47 PM 1199 CROWLEY AVE SE
12:46 PM CHAPARRAL DR SE & ANNEKA LP SE (S END)
12:48 PM CHAPARRAL DR SE & ANNEKA LP SE (N END)
Stop Time Stop Decsription
12:45 PM 1730 BOONE ROAD SE
12:46 PM WEBSTER DR SE & CONSTITUTION AVE SE
12:47 PM WEBSTER DR SE & CAMBRIDGE AVE SE
12:48 PM JAMESTOWN ST SE & PATRIOT CT SE
12:49 PM SUNLAND ST SE & SYLVAN AVE SE
12:51 PM ALEX AVE SE 100’ W OF FORSYTHE DR SE
12:52 PM SOUTHAMPTON DR SE & CHURCHILL AVE SE
12:52 PM SOUTHAMPTON DR SE & STEFON CT SE
Stop Time Stop Decsription
12:45 PM ROBINS LANE SE & OAK POINTE LOOP SE
12:46 PM ROBINS LANE SE & OAK HOLLOW APARTMENTS
The first Pringle Press has been published and is available to view under the newsletter tab of this web page.
Important dates to remember for these last few days before the start of school.
Friday, August 29th-Class Lists will be posted at the school by 5:00 pm and Picnic in the Park to meet with other families and the new Pringle Parent Club at 5:30 pm.
Tuesday, September 2nd-Open House at Pringle from 4:00-5:30 to meet your new teacher and bring in your school supplies.
Wednesday, September 3rd-First day of school for grades 1-5. Testing begins for incoming kindergarten students.
Friday, September 5th-Kindergarten class lists posted at the school by 5:00 pm.
Tuesday, September 9th-First day for kindergarten students.
New families to the Pringle School boundary area, it is now time to register your child for the coming school year. Also, if your child will be 5 years old by or on September 10th it is time to register for kindergarten. The office is open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning August 14th.
If you are a returning family from last year please watch for more information to come by email. If you have had a change in address (email or physical address), please let us know as soon as possible.
Class lists will be posted at the school by 5:00 on August 29th. We will be having our annual open house for students to bring in their school supplies and meet their teachers on September 2nd from 4:00-5:30.
To help you prepare you will find current grade level school supply lists below and posted under the newsletter section of this webpage.
Please watch your mail for bus routes being mailed home soon to all students from our transportation department.
Looking forward to seeing you all for a great new school year!
The summer will bring bond-funded repairs and renovations to our school.
This repair work is thanks to the support of our local voters who approved a $242.1 million construction bond measure in November 2008.
The projects taking place across the district this summer are in addition to the work originally planned under the bond. Because of a competitive bid environment, lower inflation, strong management of the program and earnings on the bond funds, the district had a total of about $67 million in unspent funds after the completion of planned renovations and repairs. These unspent funds are being used to pay for additional work over a three-year period. The summer of 2014 is the second year of projects funded by the unspent bond funds. Allocation of these funds was recommended by the Citizen Bond Oversight Committee and approved by the School Board.
Pringle Elementary School will receive repairs and/or replacement to playground fall-zones, damaged walkways and curbs, and an HVAC system upgrade, which means that next fall our students will have a healthier, safer and more comfortable learning environment.
Feel free to share the good news of the construction bond and the improvements it has brought to the quality of our education facilities, to the learning environment, and benefit for our community.
The repair work may cause some disruption to our normal summer operations. We appreciate your patience and understanding while our schools undergo these important renovations, repairs, and safety upgrades and for your continued support of our students’ education and future.