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Staff, students, parents and the community are all invited to a celebration of our academic accomplishments on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Simon Kenton High School

Morning Schedule Change Letter

Please note the early morning changes letter from Mrs. Jefferds on the left hand side of the webpage under Quick Links.

Communication Tools

In the last newsletter, information was provided about the Sangha communication app. Unfortunately, Sangha is no longer free. Due to the high cost of the service at this point, we will no longer be using Sangha, and existing parent accounts will be deactivated. We would like to encourage you to sign up instead for Remind, a texting service that is free. Some teachers have set up their own classroom accounts, but to receive school wide text alerts, please follow these steps: 

  • For Smart Phones, enter this number: 81010 and text this message: @pinere.
  • Email instructions: send an email to pinere@remind.com. You may leave the subject and message blank.

You may also go to the following link on a computer: https://www.remind.com/join/pinere

What is Growth Mindset?

This year we will spend a lot of time talking to our students about how to develop a growth mindset.  Simply put, a growth mindset means that people’s brains grow and change over time, and that the more we work our brains, the stronger they get-much like a muscle. Growth mindset means that intelligence is not fixed at birth-we can all get “smarter” as we use our brains to solve problems and learn new things.  The opposite of a growth mindset is a fixed mindset.  This is a belief that we are only as smart as we will ever be at birth.  However, brain research has disproven this theory.  When brains are active and working, they create more neural connections-which makes them stronger and more able. Encourage your child not to give up easily on tasks that seem difficult. We are teaching the students not to say “I can’t do it” by adding one word-“yet.” By saying “I can’t do it yet”, students will realize that with work, they will learn to do it-and they can succeed.  Try using the Power of Yet at home and see what a difference it can make!

Change to Morning Schedule

Starting on Monday, 9/18/17, students will be able to enjoy breakfast at Piner Elementary School’s cafeteria anytime from 7:55 am to 8:45 am. Parents, please note that also starting on Monday, your child’s bus may be up to 15 minutes earlier. Please use the BusBuddie Portal to monitor the location of the bus as it follows its morning route.

Beginning Sept. 18, students allowed to enter buildings 50 minutes before start

Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, students will be allowed to enter their school building up to 50 minutes before the start of school.

Congratulations to Mrs. Tina Warren!

Congratulations to Tina Warren who received the Student Nutrition Department Employee of the Year Award!  Way to go Ms. Tina!  We appreciate all you do in the cafeteria!

 

 

Volunteer Training Information

Would You Like to chaperone an upcoming field trip or volunteer this school year?

 

Please Attend the Piner Elementary

Volunteer Orientation.

Volunteer Orientation 2017-18 Schedule  

 

Friday September 22nd 8:15 a.m.

Tuesday October 17th 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

Wednesday October 18th 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Thursday November 16th 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday January 9th 8:15 a.m.

Thursday March 1st 5:30 p.m.

 

All volunteers must have an approved background check on file with the Kenton County School District. Please let us know if you need a volunteer background check form.

In order to volunteer during the 2017– 18 school year, individuals MUST attend one scheduled orientation. Training dates for the  2017-18 school year is listed above.

 

Kenton Co. preschools earn 5-star rating!

The Kenton County Preschool Programs have achieved 5 Stars in Kentucky’s All Star Rating System through the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education. 

PTA Fall Festival

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Saturday, September 30 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. for Pantherfest!  Our traditional Fall Festival will have some new and exciting updates: games will start earlier (2:00 p.m.) and there will be a kids-only silent auction. We will still serve our delicious turkey dinner and have our famous live auction! Spread the word-this year’s Pantherfest is going to be Pawsome!!

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