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Week's Activities


No Sports Activities Scheduled
Kindergarten Feast
National Honor Society Induction
Boys Basketball @ Minnesota Transitions - JV at 5:30 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm, Bus at 3:45 pm.
Girls Hockey - Dodge County @ Hopkins - 7:00 pm.
No Activities Scheduled
Thanksgiving - No Activities Scheduled
Boys Hockey - Dodge County @ Bagley - 1:00 pm at Bagley Arena
Girls Hockey - Dodge County @ Prior Lake Invitational - Dakota Ice Center (Time and Opponent to be Determined)
Girls Basketball Scrimmage - Home - Varsity & JV - 10 am - 2:00 pm, PI, Winona Cotter, Maple River, and Houston.
Girls Hockey - Dodge County @ Prior Lake Invitational - Dakota Ice Center (Time and Opponent to be Determined)
Gymnastics @ Austin Invitational - 10:00 am @ Austin YMCA, Bus at 7:30 am.
Wrestling @ Mayo Invitational - 10:00 am, Bus at 7:15 am.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve.  Please help us out by completing a community survey here.
​ECFE Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy Dad's Belgian Waffles,  visit with Santa, shop at the silent auction, pick up your Country Corncrib Candles, and get in the holiday spirit by listening to the holiday sounds of the PI High School Carolers and the orchestra group Jazz Junior. 
Saturday, December 6th   8:30-11:30am in the Pine Island School Cafeteria​  Adults $7, Children ages 6-12 $4, ages 5 and under FREE

Today (November 7) members of Culture Club attended the play "The House on Mango Street" at the Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul and ate lunch at Boca Chica restaurant in the Districto del Sol.

Did you know about the state programs to help with your educational expenses? These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes and increase your refund, but only if you keep your receipts.  Generally, most expenses paid for educational instruction or materials qualify, including paper, pens and notebooks; textbooks; rental or purchases of educational equipment such as musical instruments; computer hardware and educational software; after-school tutoring and educational summer camps taught by a qualified instructor. Most Minnesota parents qualify for the K-12 subtraction, which reduces their taxable income. Parents under certain income limits may also qualify for the K-12 credit, which can refund up to 75% of their costs – even for parents who don’t owe any taxes. Click on the video to see.  Click on the backpack for an informational sheet.  Be sure to save your receipts!!

Please Note:  Due to construction, our 2014-15 school year calendar has been adjusted. 
The last day of school will be May 22nd.  Graduation will be on May 24 at 2 p.m.

Keep watching here for construction information as it becomes available.
Pictures of progress on the new school have been added .

 Click here to view all updates.

In addition to this suggestion box, there are  boxes around town and in the foyer of the school.  Please feel free to leave a message in any box.  The Collaboration and Communication Committee goes through the boxes each month and reviews the suggestions.  (Click on the box above to submit a suggestion here.)  If you would like personal follow-up, please add your name or phone number to your suggestion.

Private transportation should unload on 1st Ave SE.
  • Drop off zone is only from 7:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Pull curbside for student drop off.  Stopping in the middle of the street is illegal and unsafe.  Drive from south to north so students do not have to cross the street.
  • Following drop off, continue on to 2nd Street SE to Main Street 
Walkers should stay on sidewalks and cross at crosswalks.  Students should not walk between cars or buses.
Thank you for keeping our students safe!

Congratulations to Athletes of the Week Abby Gushulak-girls' soccer, Stephanie Norte-volleyball, and Matt Smith--boys' soccer!

The K-6 Lap-a-thon totals are in. WOW! The students ran 1878.25 miles which is the distance to Disneyland!! They raised a total of $11,734.75!!! Thank you to PTO for all their long hours and hard work involved in this project. We are truly thankful and very appreciative of everyone's involvement to help our school!!!


Our food service program, Chartwell's, has been listening to you and working hard to improve the meal experience.  Check here for their surveys and action plan.  



Thank you to our veterans for your service to our country and for coming to our Veterans' Day program!   A special thank you goes to Jay Strande, our keynote speaker!

Pine Island "Athlete of the Week"
The Pine Island Activities Department, with the financial support of Borgy Boyz Pizza and Pine Island Lumber, is proud to announce the first winners of the "Athlete of the Week" award.  To honor the fall sports programs, the first honors are going to multiple athletes.  From Cross Country, the three athletes that earned the opportunity to run in the State Meet are Jocasta Adelsman, Josselyn Lindahl, and Jack Williams.  All three runners did an excellent job at the State Meet at St. Olaf College and finished in the top third of the 1A Meet.  From football, Ben Farrell has been chosen for his outstanding season of leading the area in points scored and running yardage, as he helped lead the Panthers to a fine 8-2 record.  Next week the girls and boys soccer programs and volleyball teams will have an "Athlete of the Week" honored, and then throughout the rest of the school year, one athlete will be recognized.  There is a bulletin board by the Gold Gym that will highlight their accomplishments.  Besides being recognized with a certificate, they will receive a coupon that entitles them to a personal pan pizza, compliments of Borgy Boyz and Pine Island Lumber.  Congratulations Jocasta, Josselyn, Jack, and Ben!
These children were chosen among all the students in his or her grade level to be the recipient of the November Panther Lunch Award.  This award goes to a student who has been a role model for respectful behavior.  It is an honor to be nominated!  
Pictured:  Meghan Reed; Not pictured:  Gabriella Krause
Ally Boe (2nd grade), Logan Jahnke (4th grade); Not pictured: Ethan Leiferman (3rd grade)

Congratulations to Nick Norstad, Jayli Stayton, and Caitlin Hansen who were the recipients of the October Panther Lunch Award.  This award goes to a student who has been a role model for respectful behavior.  It is an honor to be nominated!  These students had lunch with the principal at a specially decorated table in the cafeteria.  They also received a small prize.






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Pine Island, MN 55963
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