Pinckney Teacher Wish List

The Pinckney Teacher Wish List is now up on SignUp Genius (please see link below)! Anything you can do to help out our awesome Pinckney teachers would be appreciated!

Kylar Walter’s Update

Hi, everyone. I know many of you have expressed interest in donating to Kylar Walters’ family. As most of you know, Kylar was involved in an accident last Monday and is hospitalized in Kansas City in serious but stable condition. Mr. Arevalo said the family will most likely have an ongoing need over the coming months. If you would like to contribute, the best means of doing so at this point would be a Dillon’s gift card in any amount or cash that could go toward food and gas for the family. All donations should be dropped off to Sandy in the Pinckney office. Thanks! ~Amy Stuber

Grandparents Day (Thurs., November 18th)

Our annual Thanksgiving-themed luncheon is on Tuesday, November 18. This is a very popular event that brings hundreds of guests to our school.

Two notes about Grandparents Day:

*If your child is bringing a special friend/grandparent to the lunch, please deliver your RSVP (along with $3.45) to school by Monday, November 10th!

* It takes a lot of help to make Grandparent’s Day happen. Please consider signing up to help at this link:

Grandparents Day Sign Up

Pinckney Teacher Luncheon (Thurs., November 13th)!

I know those of you who have time have signed up to help out at the Book Fair (and if you have time and haven’t signed up, please do!) But if you don’t have time during the day, perhaps you could contribute a dish to the Teacher’s Luncheon on Thursday, November 13th. Please sign up to bring a dish with the link below and then bring your item in anytime that morning. I’m planning on beginning the set up at 10am. Also, I would like one more set up volunteer, so please let me know if you would like to help me set up for this wonderful event (see link directly below)! ~ Amy Mason

Scholastic Book Fair is Wed, Nov. 12th, Thurs, Nov. 13th! Volunteer help needed!

OK, Panther Parents. Scholastic Book Fair only a mere week or so away and that Sign Up is looking a little sparse. Now might be a good time to tell you a little story. You all probably know Jamie Taylor, the person working hard to organize the Book Fair. Jamie’s awesome, she’s always been involved with Pinckney PTO and, like all of us, she’s busy. But did you know: Jamie no longer has a child at Pinckney Elementary.

Let me repeat that tidbit: The person volunteering her time to organize the book fair to benefit all Pinckney students, DOES. NOT. HAVE. A. CHILD. AT. PINCKNEY.

I know, you’re all, like, “What the what?”.

It’s because Jamie loves Pinckney and, you know what they say, once a Pinckney Panther, always a Pinckney Panther.

So, let’s not let this person’s selfless efforts on behalf of our children go unaided. If you’ve got 120 minutes to pitch in on Wednesday or Thursday, please consider signing up to help out. Here’s the link:

Help Needed For Regatta Parking!

Pinckney Parents: We’ve got the opportunity to help park cars this Saturday, Oct. 18th for the 2014 KU Jayhawk Jamboree Rowing Regatta. It’s a big chance to earn $1,000 for our PTO, which is a significant portion of our annual revenue for a days work. But WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE! We need to fill up to 18 three-hour slots (9am-Noon or Noon-3pm), so we’re asking for all hands on deck! Remember that PTO funding benefits you and your Pinckney students!

To sign-up, please visit:

Picture Day (Fri., Oct. 10th) Help Needed!

Pinckney needs at least two volunteers on Friday, Oct. 10th to assist with School Picture Day, from 7:30am to 11am. Help is needed in getting classes to and from the gym, also with hair and clothes. Volunteers will get a free picture package!

If you can help. please contact Sandy Bush, Administrative Assistant at SBush[at] or call (785) 832-5800. Thank you!

Pinckney Dental Clinic

Wanted to make sure as many Pinckney parents as possible saw this information:

PInckney Families,
Douglas County Dental Clinic will be at Pinckney School on Thursday October 9th to provide a free screening to all students.
This is a quick 10 second look inside the mouth by a dental hygienist to see if any emergent needs are identified.
Parents/Guardians can fill out an application to have more services provided that day.  X-rays, tooth cleanings, and health education can be provided at school the same day at free or reduced cost.
The application is DUE October 3rd.  If you would like a paper copy of the form to fill out, they will be in the kiosk by the main office door.
Thank you,
Jodi Kennedy, Nurse

PTO Meeting Agenda: Sept. 11, 2014

Here is the agenda for 9/11/2014 meeting, 5:30pm in Pinckney Library:
I. August and Budget meeting minutes read (Richard Andrade)
II. Secretary’s Report (Richard Andrade)
III. Treasurer’s Report (Greg Rupp)
IV. Principal’s Report (Kirstin Wondra)
VI. Past Events
   a. Potluck (Kristina Porasky)
VII. Upcoming Events
   a. Movie Night (Ward Lyles and Amy Mason)
   b. Fall Work Day (Greg Rupp)
   c. Halloween Parade (Kristina Porasky)
VIII. Newsletter Summary
IX. Adjournment
See you in the library at 5:30!

September’s PTO Meeting is Thurs, Sept. 11th at 5:30pm!

Don’t forget: September’s PTO meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 11th, at 5:30pm in the Pinckney Library. Parents are ALWAYS invited to attend and take part!