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RP Newsletter 11/18/2019

School News

Monday        cycle day   5B
Tuesday       cycle day   1C - Student Council Meeting
Wednesday   cycle day   2D
Thursday      cycle day   3A
Friday           cycle day   4B - School Store


Red Pine B&N Bookfair – TODAY!!! - Eagan
Fall Bookfair is TODAY, November 15th at the Barnes and Noble in Eagan from 9 am- 10 pm.

After school highlights to include:

-visits from Big Red!
-gift card drawings every half hour
-face painting and tattoos from 5th Grade volunteers (signed permission form required)
-teacher wish list board to buy/gift a book for your classroom teacher(s)
-a huge selection of books, toys, gift items, and cafe items

20% of all purchases at the register on book fair night go to purchasing new books for the Red Pine Library.  Last year we earned $3,800 for new library books.

Please join us TODAY at the Barnes & Noble in Eagan to find a new book to buy!

Thank you to Karlye Hackenberg our B&N Book Fair chairperson and all of the parent volunteers.  We so appreciate your time and dedication to this annual event for our RP Readers!!

Happy Reading!
Mrs. Robertson & Mrs. Jarvi



A HUGE Thank YOU! 

HUGE Thank you to the PTO Hospitality Committee and RP families who donated toward meals for staff

during Fall Conferences. We appreciate your generosity and time given!

There are a number of dishes and serving utensils waiting to be picked up should you be missing the ones you brought.



From the Social Worker:

Fall Parenting Series: Parenting a Child with Trauma
Thursday, NOVEMBER 21st 6:30-8:00 PM

Understanding the impact of trauma on a child is crucial to their recovery and growth.

Learn how you can support your child when they have experienced trauma in their life.

This FREE Parenting Series takes place at: FACTS1385 Mendota Heights Rd., #200, Mendota Heights, 55120, (just north of the intersection of 494 and Pilot Knob Road). Contact (651) 379-9800 ext. 200, or

Meg Bell, School Social Worker



Greetings from the Music Room!
The second grade music program, “How Does Your Garden Grow?” is swiftly approaching. The students will be performing on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26. I have posted the link for the music on the Red Pine website. Here is the pathway to this link:
2nd Grade Music link

I am hoping that you will be able to access this music and have your child listen to it. Thanks so much!

Laurie Herman 
RP Music Specialist



News from the Bird Feeder:

Free/Reduced Applications are Online**
**Remember a new application is needed for each new school year.

We welcome all visitors to come in and join us at lunchtime.  
Students love having a special guest for lunch!

Cheryl Rosa
Food and Nutrition Manager
Red Pine Elementary




Nurse's Corner

Winter Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Dress infants and children warmly for outdoor activities.  Several thin layers will keep them dry and warm.  Always remember warm boots, gloves or mittens and a hat.  Thin knit gloves become wet and then are not a protection.  Please have your children bring hats, coats, mittens, snow pants, boots to enjoy their time outside.  K, 1, 3, and 4 are out for approximately 25 minutes this year and 2 and 5 are out for approximately two 15-minute periods.

Rule of thumb for older babies and young children is to dress them in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same conditions.

Frostbite occurs when the skin and outer tissues become frozen.  They may become pale, gray or blistered or the children complain their skin burns or is numb.

Above is the link from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Stay warm, stay safe and have a great weekend.

Nurse Danna 
Danna Steffen, RN, BSN, LSN, PHNDirect Phone: 651-423-7871Fax: 651-423-7875




PTO News

Support Red Pine PTO by using Amazon Smile
Red Pine PTO will receive 0.5% of the eligible items purchased. Use the link below to bookmark for future purchases. Your typical Amazon account works with Amazon Smile. No need to create another account. Thanks for your support!


Matching Contributions
As the end of 2019 approaches, please consider company matching to maximize contributions to the Red Pine PTO.

If your company has a charitable giving matching program, any contributions that you’ve made to the Red Pine PTO (i.e. Boosterthon) are eligible for matching, as it is a 501c3. If you need the tax id number, please either contact Kerry Lehr at or Jami Willander at

Thanks much,
Kerry Lehr, PTO President


Coke Rewards
We’re excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program. This opens up Red Pine to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students. 

The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you make Coca-Cola purchases, you simply enter the product codes here: and our school receives a donation.

Do you know of any company that would allow a box to be set up to collect Coca-Cola caps? We can get a box all set up and will drop off and pick up the caps! (there is a collection box in the entry area of the school as well)

Please contact Ashlie Brown at if interested.


Community News

Please check out District 196 Community Education for things happening!!!!