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Stinger News | March, 2 2020 | Vol. 8, Issue 1
Stinger News | March, 2 2020 | Vol. 8, Issue 1
Pine Forest Elementary School
Friday, March 06, 2020

Visit the events page for important upcoming dates at PFE.

Health Room Donations/Request

The PFE Health Room is in need of boy pants sizes 5,6,7, & 8. We are also in need of girls leggings. If you have any clothing that is slightly worn, please consider donating to our Health Room.

3rd Nine Weeks Honors Assemblies

The end of the 3rd quarter is Friday, March 13, 2020.
Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, March 20, 2020.
Honor Assemblies have been scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Kindergarten, 8:30am, Multipurpose Room
1st Grade, 9:45am, Multipurpose Room
2nd Grade, 8:45am, Cafeteria
3rd Grade, 10:15am, Multipurpose Room
4th Grade, 9:20am, Multipurpose Room
5th Grade, 11:00am, Multipurpose Room

Lost & Found

As we look forward to spring and warmer temperatures, we encourage parents and students to check the lost and found area in the school cafeteria for winter wear (gloves, scarves, jackets, and coats). Items remaining in the PFE Lost and Found will be donated to a local charity on Friday, March 13, 2020.

February Average Daily Attendance

We realize some absences can not be avoided; however, we look forward to seeing students daily to in-crease their success in student achievement and individual performance.

Kindergarten -92.59%
1st Grade - 94.22%
2nd Grade - 91.83%
3rd Grade - 93.73%
4th Grade - 94.37%
5th Grade - 93.53%

Library News

Book Fair Notes

The recent Follett Book Fair held in January went very smoothly but didn’t make enough money to purchase all the robots we had hoped to. No worries, we’ll just keep saving until we get enough! Several children used the Drop-Ship option to purchase kneadable erasers that we ran out of. Follett was supposed to ship them to us within 4 business days. A month later, and we’re still waiting! My sincerest apologies. I’ve sent the company several emails and they promise that they’re trying to figure out what happened! I’ll deliver the items as soon as they get here!

Pine Forest/Maumelle Middle & High School Family Night “Breaker Space”

Ever wanted to take apart a clock? A toaster? A printer? Curious about “what’s inside?” Then the “Breakerspace” is for you! Bring screwdrivers! Bring your curiosity! An adult must accompany children under 18 - no drop-offs. Last year Sonic donated hot dogs! This year, who knows? The 2nd Annual Maumelle Feeder Pattern “Breakerspace” is Tuesday, April 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Maumelle Middle School Library!

Student Council Garden Project

The Student Council was granted permission to make a School Garden! But it will take some work! Mrs. Jones & DW will oversee the Garden Project, but the Student Council members are expected to gather the supplies! An official letter was given to each of the members that contained items needed and local businesses that might help. Parents who wish to help may contact DW or Mrs. Jones.

Literacy Night

PFE is celebrating Reading Thursday, March 5th with a Book Character Parade at 8:00am and Literacy Night from 5:30-7:00pm. Plan to attend for lots of fun activities. All family members are invited. Book character costumes can be worn on March 5th, both to school and to literacy night, but not required! Please make sure costumes are “school appropriate.” Also, if you have books to donate for bookwalk please send them to school.

AR Reading Contest

1st-5th Grade classes are competing through AR. Thank you for encouraging
your child to read and take AR tests. The competition ends soon, on March 13th, and the winning classes will be recognized at the 3rd nine week honor assemblies on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Order the 2020 Yearbook

Preserve the memories of your child’s 19-20 school year with the purchase of the PFE Yearbook! Yearbooks will be $25.00. Don’t forget to order your copy by Friday, March 20, 2020. Order forms will be sent home soon. No additional copies will be purchased.

2020-21 PTO PFE Board Nominations

We want YOU for PTO! Please contact pfeptovolunteers@gmail.com if you are interested in serving on the PTO board in any capacity next school year. We have lots of volunteer opportunities available — ranging from holding a board position to serving on a committee!

5th Grade Play

Consider supporting the 5th Grade Play by purchasing an ad! Contact acsege1452@pcssd.org for more information! And be sure to come see our fabulous kids perform Willy Wonka, Jr. at the Maumelle High School Performing Arts Center on April 3-4.


Tatum Roberts
1st Place Overall Chemistry


Adam Csege
1st Place Overall Physics