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RP Newsletter 1/27/2020

School News

Saturday - Jan 25   Family Fun at Lebanon Hills!! **

Monday        cycle day   5A - ACCESS Testing for ELLs Begins
                                             Star Lab Arrives

Tuesday       cycle day   1B - Health & Wellness Meeting - 6 pm - RP Conference Room

Wednesday   cycle day  2C - “Chipotle Night Fundraiser” - Rosemount location 4 - 8pm

Thursday      cycle day   3D - Ski Club 5 - 8 pm

Friday           cycle day   4A - Student Council Sponsored “Dress up Like the ‘90’s” Day


** Come and Join Us!Winter Family Fun Activities at Lebanon Hills
Saturday, January 25th from 1:00 to 3:00
We’ll have snowshoes to try, sledding (bring your sleds) and the ski trails should be in good condition for those wanting to rent cross country skis (or bring your own). 


Health and Wellness Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 28th - 6:00 PM Health and Wellness Committee Meeting – RP Conference Room– All interested are welcome!


Think Summer 2020!  
CAHOOTS math and language arts in one book … great value! 

Parents, it is time to start thinking about summer and how you will help your children keep their math and language arts skills sharp.  CAHOOTS is a workbook correspondence program for math and language arts, designed to more closely match our district curriculum through an engaging and reflective approach to learning.  CAHOOTS should not be considered as a replacement for participating in summer school, if a child qualifies.  CAHOOTS registration information will be sent home with students the week of March 2.  Sample workbooks will be available for review in the school office in February/March.  The deadline for registration is April 3.  Cost is $42.  Watch for more information later this winter.


Red Pine Yearbooks are on sale now!  
Order forms were sent home before break or you can go to to order!  Orders are due 1/24.  
Contact Betsy Zirbes ( with questions!


Mark your Calendars!  Save Next Wednesday to eat OUT! 
Red Pine Elementary will have a Chipotle Nightfundraiser between 4:00pm and 8:00pm on Wednesday, January 29th, at the Chipotle at 3390 150th Street in Rosemount.  We will be sending out a flyer on Friday, January 24th.  If you show the flyer to the cashier, you're supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Red Pine Elementary.  School Spirit Tastes Great!!!  Thanks for your Support!!!

This link may be shared with others and also pulled up on phones to show to Chipotle instead of flyer on Wednesday, January 29th.


District 196 has a current need for Substitute Teachers:  
If you are interested in subbing but do not have a standard teaching license, you may obtain a Short Call Substitute license through PELSBE with a 4-year degree.  Along with this Short Call Substitute license, you will need to attend a week-long training class with District 196.  The final training class of the school year will be February 24-28, 2020 from 8:00am -12:15pm each day.  If you are interested in becoming a Short Call substitute, please start the process to obtain your short call license and sign up for the training class at  
If you have any questions, please contact Barb Hall at 651-423-7761.


Red Pine Ski and Snowboard Club Dates:
This is a great program for the 4th and 5th grade students.

Dates for 2020:
Thursday, January 30, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, February 6, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, February 27, 5-8 p.m.
----Make up night Thursday, March 5, 5-8 p.m.

If you have any questions, please email


Girls on the Run is coming to Red Pine!
Girls on the Run is an afterschool program like no other!  Twice per week for 10 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills.  Trained and caring coaches lead grade 3-5 girls through interactive lessons and running activities.  No running experience necessary.

We will begin the week of March 16th, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday.  The season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event.  Online registration opens February 1st and closes February 8th.  Our team maximum is 20 girls.  If more register, selection will be based on a lottery.  To learn more and to register, visit us at  WWW.GOTRTWINCITIES.ORG
Please contact us for any questions or if you need a paper registration.

Sally Heidrick (Site Liaison)  or 651-423-7870
Kristin Kratz (Head Coach) or 651-423-7870



News From the Library:
Volunteers needed for our Scholastic Book Fair over conferences Wednesday, 2/12 - Thursday, 2/13 in the Red Pine Elementary Library.

We need volunteers...we need YOU!
Please sign up now or feel free to check with us about this fun and rewarding volunteer experience. Visit:

We have volunteer spots open for set-up - the day before the Book Fair on Tuesday, 2/11 @ 3:30.  And we have volunteer spots for Wednesday (4 pm - 8 pm) and Thursday (12 pm - 8 pm) when the Book Fair is open.

In the past some Red Pine Cardinals have come back to fulfill volunteer hours for MS or HS- which we love. Please spread the word!

Happy Reading,

Mrs. RobertsonMrs. Jarvi

Please visit our Book Fair homepage for more information or to sign up as a volunteer:


Gary Anger Memorial Scholarship
Any seniors, who attended Red Pine, are eligible for this $500 scholarship.  
The deadline is April 17, 2020. Please fill out the application and return it to:
Shauna Joas c/o Red Pine Elementary, 530 Red Pine Ln.  Eagan, MN 55123
Click here for details: Gary Anger Scholarship 2019-2020 


From the Social Worker:
Friday, Feb. 7 & Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
Do you know a child who could benefit from free dental care?
Right now volunteers across the state are working hard to get ready for Give Kids a Smile. We need your help to get the word out! 
Give Kids a Smile is a free charitable dental event, brought to you by Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation, for kids (typically ages 3-18) who face barriers to accessing dental care. 
February 7 and 8, 2020 
(Note: Some clinics may have alternative dates.)
Volunteer dental clinics statewide.
After January 1, parents can locate a participating clinic by visiting or by calling United Way 2-1-1 (simply dial 2-1-1). They can then contact the clinic directly to schedule an appointment.



News from the Bird Feeder:

Food service offers bag lunches for students on field trip days.  Please sign up for bag lunches with your student’s teacher.

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


Nurse's Corner


Stay healthy by keeping hydrated and washing those hands!!!

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


PTO News


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


ISD 196 Community Education:

Click here for information about fun opportunities for your child!!