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Piner Elementary-A Distinguished Kentucky School

The results are in: Piner Elementary has placed in the 95th percentile of all elementary schools in Kentucky on the 2014-15 KPREP test, and has been named a School of Distinction! We are very proud of how hard our students have worked to earn this incredible designation. Students and staff will celebrate on Monday, October 5 with Rock Star Day-since we "Rocked" the KPREP!  Everyone may dress up as a rock star, and we will make the official announcement of our school performance level to our students at a 9:00 a.m. assembly. Parents and family members are welcome to join us for this exciting event! Students who scored proficient, distinguished or showed growth on the KPREP test will receive individual medals later this year at our fabulous Pawscars event. But for now, please join us in celebrating our success at becoming one of the top 20 public elementary schools in the state!


The Seven Habits

Has your child mentioned The Seven Habits to you? Just in case you are wondering, last year we introduced The Seven Habits of Happy Kids to our students based upon Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

The Seven Habits are:
1.  Be Proactive
2.  Begin with the End in Mind
3.  Put First Things First
4.  Think Win-Win
5.  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be    Understood
6.  Synergize
7.  Sharpen the Saw

Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars: this year we will be having our Parent Teacher Conferences earlier in the year than usual. As a staff we decided it would be better for our students if we were able to meet with you and review student progress at mid-term.  This will allow us more time to work closely with you to help your students succeed. Conferences will be held October 20 and 21 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Picture Day Coming Soon

School pictures will be taken Wednesday, October 7. Order packets will be coming home soon. Please be sure to pre-order your photos-a picture makeup day will be scheduled on November 12.

PTA Fall Festival

The annual PTA Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 17. We need many helpers to have a successful event!  Teachers will be seeking volunteers for short shifts to help run games. Please help us by signing up. Also, teachers will be asking for donations of specific items to put into the class baskets. These baskets will be auctioned off, and money raised by the baskets will go directly to your child’s classroom to purchase instructional materials. We appreciate your help with this. Please note our new event this year: a student Halloween costume contest!

Register for Little Pioneers basketball camp

Simon Kenton Basketball is hosting the “Little Pioneer” program for boys and girls in grades kindergarten thru third grade (K-3). This program will focus on the fundamentals of the game as well as 5-on-5 play.

Six KCSD schools recognized by Children, Inc.

Children, Inc. Service Learning Initiative, its sponsors and The Jefferson Award Foundation, with help from the Kenton County public library branches, will be recognizing six Kenton County District schools as 2014-2015 Schools of Contribution in a public poster exhibit.

Volunteer Orientations

If you would like to volunteer or attend a field trip at Piner Elementary, you must attend one Piner Elemnetary Volunteer Orientation.  Orientations will be held throughout the school year. 

All volunteers must have an approved background check on file with the Kenton County School District.  If you are planning to attend a volunteer orentation, please RSVP to Jody Bohman at 859-957-0046.  All orientations will be held at Piner Elementary School.

Current Scheduled Orientation Dates:

Tuesday, September 22nd from 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 1st from 8:15-8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, October 21st from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 27th from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 19th from 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Xavier Reading Program

The Xavier/Kroger Reading Program started this week!  Please encourage your child to read at home, record books read on the special bookmark, and return them to school for prizes! This is a great way to have fun with reading while improving your child’s reading skills.

Car Rider Information

Please note that we have a double lane for car rider drop offs and pickups. Please use both lanes-this will relieve the congestion we are seeing as cars have been backed up onto Rich Road. As always, watch carefully for children as you drive through our parking lot.

Kroger Community Rewards

Help us earn money for Piner Elementary by signing up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. It is free, and uses your existing Kroger Plus card to give back 10% of your purchases to our school!  It’s easy to sign up:
*Log in to
*In the upper right hand corner, you will see 2 orange boxes that say SIGN IN and REGISTER.
*If your Kroger Plus Card (the one you swipe to save money in store) is already registered on-line (if you download coupons, you're registered), click the SIGN IN button.  Then, enter the e-mail address and password you used when registering your account.  At the bottom of the Account Summary page, you will see COMMUNITY REWARDS.  In this section you can search for Piner Elementary or enter our school ID number 40665.  Select our school and then every time you swipe your Kroger card, Piner will earn money.  You don't have to do anything else.  
*If you don't have your card registered online, click the REGISTER button.  It will prompt you to answer a couple of questions to set up your account.  Once registered, follow the steps above.

Information about Treats

Due to the increased number and severity of student food allergies, we now require that all treats brought to school to share (ex: parties, birthdays) must be store bought and in their original packaging, with nutritional information attached.  Any treats that do not meet this standard will not be served. Thanks for helping to keep our students safe!

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