PTA Meeting & Open Forum 
with Superintendent Brian Forget

Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm in the PGS Library
Superintendent Brian Forget will be attending our next PTA meeting to hold an open forum.  As part of his entry plan, Mr. Forget has been conducting interviews and listening to Parents across the district.  We would like to invite all of you to attend this month’s meeting which will provide you with an opportunity ask questions and/or voice your concerns.   In September, Mr. Forget sent his Entry Plan to the entire district.   
For your reference,  you can view the document here.  

***Light refreshments will be served***

We hope you can all make it!

Fall Happenings at PGS

Hello.  We have so much going on this fall!  Many hands make for light work, so we hope that you will consider volunteering for one or all of our upcoming activities.  

A Special Note: Meadow Farms Fundraiser Reminder-forms are due back tomorrow, Monday October, 17th.
This is one of our most important fundraisers of the year!  Money raised from this event will help fund Classroom Enrichment, Field Trips, Community Events and so much more.  So, reach out to friends and relatives near and far by sending them a custom e-mail (from the website) AND share it on Facebook!  Questions?  Send an e-mail to  

The Fall Book Fair will be held during school hours from Monday, October 24th to
Thursday, October 27th.  In addition to class volunteers, Ms. Stafford is looking for helpto set up on Friday, October 21st and also on Family Night, Wednesday, October 26th.  Click on the Sign Up Genius Logo below to find a time and day that works best for you!  

Our Fall Festival on the Common will happen on Sunday, October 30th from 4:30 to 6:30. 
This is a much anticipated event for the whole community.  Admission to the event in free with a non-perishable donation to the Rowley Food Pantry. Planned activities include:  Pony Rides, PGS Plinko, Pumpkin Bowling, Scarecrow Building, Beanbag Toss, PGS Basketball Hoop Shoot, any many others!  Food vendors will be on-site as well selling delicious snacks and treats!
We are very fortunate to have many student athletes from Triton volunteering to run the activities etc.  but we are still in need of a few adults for set-up and to oversee activities during the event. 
Please consider donating an hour of time to make this event a success!

Join Us for the 15th Annual Pumpkin Ball a father-daughter (or someone special) dance. This magical evening will take place at PGS on Friday, November 4th.  If you would like to make a refreshment donation or help at the event, please see the Sign Up Genius link.

Did you know? Each year the PTA serves hot chocolate with marshmallows to
all the students as they head out to watch The Viking Bowl! This friendly competition of co-ed flag football between upper class PGS Students is traditionally held on the half day before Thanksgiving.  This year, the event will be held on Wednesday, November 23rd at 10am.  Stay tuned for more information on volunteering for this event!  

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Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunity

Fall Book Fair at the PGS Library

The Library is seeking Volunteers to help with the book fair.  Help children select a book and assist the librarian in the check out process.  This is a really fun event!  If you wish, you can volunteer during your child's class time.
The Book Fair will run during regular library classes Monday, October 24th -- Thursday, October 27thFamily Night is planned for Wednesday, October 26th, 3:00-6:00.
Any help is so greatly appreciated.  Friday afternoon (October 21st, from 2:00 on) is the set-up, which usually doesn't take much more than an hour) is a time when extra help would be wonderful.  If anyone could donate just one hour of their time (2:00 to dismissal), it would make a huge difference.  Family Night is another time when any extra hands are welcome.  Of course, the more people we have here at ANY time makes the experience better for the kiddos (and the librarian).  
Go to Sign Up Genius to find a Time that works for you!  Click Here

This year at Parent Information Night we decided to mix things up a bit. Check out our Parent Info Night Movie to see all the awesome stuff the PTA does for Pine Grove School and your kids.

We hope you will consider joining for the first time or rejoin for the new school year.   There is no cost to become a member, but you do need to sign up each year to remain active.   

Your membership will get you discounts through our National PTA affiliation and we will keep you up to date on all the great things happening at PGS.  
Click Here to download the sign up form and send it into school with your child.  

***If you join before October 11th, you will be entered into a drawing to win 4 tickets to the Marini Farm Corn Maize.***

Don't Delay in Pre-Ordering!

We hope you enjoyed you summer!  It’s  hard to believe that Fall is here  and Mums popping up everywhere.  We wanted to remind you to buy your mums through our annual Mum Sale.  Attached is an order form that should be returned to school by

 Thursday, September 8th.  

REMEMBER: The proceeds of this fundraiser are donated to each individual Grade Level Ecology Camp Fund and will be tracked by PGS graduation year.  

This is a great opportunity to help your child’s grade accumulate Ecology Camp tuition funds for when they reach 5th grade.  

Click Here to download your order form

Field Day 2016

Monday, June 13th
(rain date Tuesday, June 14th)

 Schedule of Events
Opening Ceremonies: 8:40-9:00
Field Day Games: 9:00-2:10
Lunch: 12:00-1:30

You are invited to stop by to have a picnic lunch with your child.
(Please note the times for each grade)

Lunch Times
Kindergarten:  11:00-11:20
1st Grade:       11:35-11: 55
2nd Grade:      12:00-12:20
3rd Grade:       11:10-11:30
4th Grade:       12:50-1:10
5th Grade:        12:25-12:45
6th Grade:       1:15-1:35
Lunch will be available for parents and siblings to purchase.
Cost is $3.75 for an Adult and it includes Hotdog or Hamburger, Chips, Watermelon and a cookie

Volunteers are needed!
You must have be CORI approved to volunteer.

Please go to Sign Up Genius 
to find a time and event that interests you!
Contact Colette Burl with questions

Don't forget to apply sun screen before school! 
Pine Grove School PTA
Outdoor Movie Night & Ice Cream Social
Friday June 3rd           
6:30p.m. to 10 p.m.
(Movie starts at approx. 8:20)
Enjoy a free scoop of ice cream and sit under the stars to watch
Inside Out on a 21ft inflatable screen!

Bring a picnic dinner!!
Pizza, Hot Dogs and Water available for purchase  
Popcorn & Ice Cream compliments of Institution for Saving
Chinese Auction:American girl doll & Star Wars Lego set

Please consider volunteering for a portion of the evening!  Visit Sign Up Genius using the following link to see where you can help:

This is not a drop-off event and all children need to have supervision.
Please Remember Bug Spray!
This is a free Pine Grove PTA Community Event. 
A special thank you to Institution for Savings for Sponsoring the night's festivities!

 Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Mark your calendars to say goodbye to winter.
Situated in the town of Rowley, MA, along picturesque Route 1A, 
just minutes from downtown Newburyport.

The race includes a USATF certified 5K and a children’s 1-mile fun run. 

FREE "Sprint into Spring" t-shirt to the first 200 entrants registered before April 1st. 
(preferred t-shirt sizes available on first register, first serve basis)

All kids Fun Run participants will receive a Medal.

1 Mile Fun Run (up to 12yrs): 8:30 AM -$10
5K Run (USATF Certified): 9 AM  $25 before April 1st.

To Register for the race online Click Here

To download a Registration form Click Here

Become a Sponsor!

Click Here for Details

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