Welcome Letter

Welcome to Pine Grove Elementary!

At Pine Grove Elementary, your child will learn in an environment defined by our motto: “Building The Bridge From Foundation To Innovation”. This motto means that your children will learn foundational skills of reading, writing, computation, and problem solving in engaging and innovative ways. But our teachers don’t stop here. They will provide opportunities for their students to apply these foundational skills to real world learning experiences. Our teachers are all certified and over 85% have advanced education degrees beyond a Bachelor’s. Our staff goes above and beyond to know your child and meet their personalized learning needs at their level.

STEM learning is one example of opportunities offered to all students. For example, you’ll see students coding in our STEM Lab while they steer a drone along a designated path to foster problem solving and collaboration skills. In our younger classrooms, you’ll see students using engineering skills to build a storyboard out of Legos to reinforce foundational skills of plot development found in literature.

The Arts are alive at Pine Grove! PGE values your child’s daily learning experiences through our Specials programming consisting of Physical Education, Music, Art and STEM. Several times a year, the specials teachers collaborate to offer performing arts opportunities. For example, our first, second and third graders perform a specials show each spring based on a theme. The students sing, dance, prepare artful backdrops and use technology to research to demonstrate their learning through performance. Another example of performing arts at Pine Grove occurs when our specials teachers survey our incoming 6th graders about their interests. The teachers take the survey results and create sixth grade specials electives based on these interests. We know your child will love being a student at Pine Grove Elementary where we balance academics with the arts.

We are fortunate that our students come to school each day ready to learn. Our community supports learning through thousands of volunteer hours each year and are involved in our organized parent groups of PGEA and SAC. Because our students are so well supported at home, they are ready to take on many leadership opportunities in addition to their academic work. When your child attends PIne Grove, they will have the opportunity to join many different clubs and organizations during the school day, as well as before and after school. Our student leadership groups consist of Anti-Bullying Team, Community Service Team, Green Team, and Technology Team. New this year, Pine Grove will participate with National Elementary Honor Society.

Kelly Coonts
Principal, Pine Grove Elementary

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