School News & Announcements

Introducing "MyBusBuddie" parent portal

Parents and guardians are always interested in the status of the bus that transports their children.  While everything possible is done to assure that the buses operate on schedule, situations arise that can cause delays in their arrival times at a student’s stop.

The Kenton County School District desires to keep parents and guardians informed of the current status and location of their bus, and to make it as easy as possible to provide this communication without interfering with parents’ normal schedule.

A Night of Mystery

A Night of Mystery will take place on Thursday, March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Families will be participating in several activities to discover the mystery of reading.  The Book Fair will also be open.  A light snack will be served.

Valentine's Day Parties

Classroom Valentine parties are scheduled for Thursday, February 11 during the last 30 minutes of the day. Please remember that all edible treats must be store bought and in their original packaging with nutritional information visible.  If your child is in a peanut/tree nut free classroom, please be extra vigilant in making sure that your treats do not contain allergens.  Even treats made in facilities where nuts are used in other recipes cannot be served in some of our classrooms. If you have any questions about whether your treats are ok, please check with us before the party.

Where Is That Bus?

Have you ever wondered where the school bus is? Be sure to download the new MyBusBuddie parent portal so you can look up your child’s bus in real time and find its location on a satellite map!  Check out the information that was sent home separately on yellow paper, which explains how to set up the app and how to use it to find your child’s bus. The app can be accessed via a smart phone, laptop, or home PC. 

Pastries with Parents Rescheduled

Pastries with Parents has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 15. We have selected a later date to hopefully avoid any further snow that may come our way!  RSVPs and information will be sent out closer to the date of the event.

Piner selected as Ky. All-STARS Survey Winner

Piner Elementary was randomly selected to receive $1,000 for completing the Kentucky All-STARS Survey.

Community Education Classes

Below is the link to Community Education Classes available:  

http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/News/winter-2015-community-education-schedule#sthash.nMkDN0ax.dpbs

 

 

Earn Money for Piner!

We have an account set up with Kroger Community Rewards.  If you link your Kroger Plus Card to Piner, the school earns money every time you swipe your Kroger card (or enter your alternate ID).  It costs you nothing and only takes a couple of minutes to set up.  Here's how:

*Log in to http://www.kroger.com
*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.

Inclement Weather Information

In anticipation of inclement weather, please be sure to update our office with any changes to your phone numbers in order to receive our Bright Arrow notification calls. You may also wish to subscribe to Twitter @KCSD to get instant notification of closures and delays. You can also sign up for Piner’s Twitter feed (@PinerPrincipal), our Facebook page, and our Remind text notification program for school updates.  (Just enter this number: 81010 and text this message: @pinere.)

Kindergarten Registration

Registration will be Thursday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at all Kenton County elementary schools. Students must be turning 5 by October 1, 2016.  Please let your friends and neighbors with young children know about our Kindergarten registration.  You can find out more information about registration requirements on the Kenton County School District webpage at www.kenton.kyschools.us.

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

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.

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 http://www.kroger.com
*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.

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