The Birch Elementary Music Club, Art Club, and Student Council delivered socks and chapstick collected by students to the residents of Pine Tree Lodge Nursing Center. The Art Club created Christmas placemats and cards for the residents. The students caroled and visited with the residents and enjoyed spending time with them. It was a nice holiday treat for the students and residents.
The Pine Tree Parkway Elementary Student Council collected socks, lotions and chapsticks for residents of the Pine Tree Lodge Nursing Home. The students delivered the Christmas goodies to the residents this week.
Papa John's Pizza wants to make a date with PT Pirates the second Tuesday of each month.
When customers order lunch or dinner from Papa John's the second Tuesday of each month, 20% of total sales that day benefits the foundation. Simply mention Pine Tree ISD when ordering your favorite pizza!
It's a fun and delicious day to raise money for the PT Education Foundation.
Mark your calendars! Papa John's Pizza at both locations - 1409-C Loop 281W and 905 E. Marshall, Suite 101.
Students at Pine Tree Birch Elementary, Parkway Elementary and Pine Tree Middle School participated in Hour of Code during the official week of December 5-11.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries.
The event is put on by code.org which is a nonprofit group dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities.
4th Grade students at Parkway Elementary learned how to code this week. Coding is used to help students eventually learn how to make their own apps and games.
PT Middle School students learned what it takes to create different APPS that they use everyday from games to social media. Another module included Minecraft where learners of all ages get an introductory experience with coding and computer science in a safe, supportive environment.
Birch Elementary students explored Hour of Code during Coding Club. Students were very excited about this new learning opportunity as evidenced by the following quotes:
"I love to do coding. It is so fun! I did not know I liked coding at all until I did it today"
"I liked it when I built a house and sheared the sheep and chopped the trees down and finally explore the creepers."
"I love coding because it puts fun into learning. If you never have tried coding, try it someday - you will like it!
"Coding was so cool! We got to code chickens, Steve, and even play Flappy Bird. At the end of each stage, you get to sue anything you have learned and make something random. On the Minecraft, you get to build mines and tell chickens to do random things. On the Flappy Bird, you get to tall Flappy Bird to make a noise when he does something like hit a pole. There are different backgrounds and birds."
The Pine Tree High School Leadership/Student Council participated in the collection of Santa Letters to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. The students collected 5,879 letters which equals $11,758 to be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation.
The letters to Santa Project is a project of Macy's. For every letter received, Macy's will donate $1 up to one million dollars.
Pine Tree ISD is accepting Gifted and Talented Nominations for the 2016-2017 school year through December 16. Parents must complete the Nomination Form and return it to their child's campus office no later than Friday, December 16, 2016.
Students from Pine Tree Middle School participated in the 1st Annual Aerodynamics Makerspace Competition December 2 at PTMS.
Students in Mrs.Laura Cranford's Makerspace program made a car for the competition. Students competed against each other to see whose car would go the fartherest. Approximately nine students participated this year. Dr. TJ Farler, Superintendent of PTISD, served as the official judge of the competition.
Congratulations to the following students:
1st Place - Jacob Geist
2nd Place - Chloe Tesser
3rd Place - Braden Scolfield
Other participants were Eugenio Cerda, Zion Smith, Dez Cherry, Fletcher Hester, Joaquin Soria, and David Fleet.