2019-20 E-Newsletters

Primary News

2019-20 Headlines & Features

  • Congratulations to Richland Elementary's RAMS Way Team!

    See who was awarded the Staff Recognition Award for the first quarter!

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  • Regular Car-Rider Pick-up Procedures Resume

    As you may have read in my quarterly update, new curtains and rigging equipment were installed in our auditorium. The work has been completed, and we will resume regular car-rider pick-up procedures on Nov. 14. Parents/Guardians will still continue to park in the same parking lot and use Door #20 to enter auditorium for car-rider pick-up.

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  • PR Schools Participating in Stuff-A-Bus!

    Collection will be held from November 25-December 4, 2019. See details including Richland Elementary donation details.

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  • Principal 1st Quarter Message

    Dear Families: As we approach the end of the first quarter, we have an opportunity to reflect on the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. See the Principal's 1st Quarter Message.

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  • Special Visitors Land at Richland

    Special guests from the National Aviary stopped by Richland Elementary School on October 10, 2019. National Aviary presenter Sharon Fuller along with volunteer Sandy Blaylock share details about birds during their program entitled "Birds of Prey." They gave students an overview of bird characteristics from jaws to feet and how birds have variations depending on habitat.

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  • Players Share Love of Reading

    Pine-Richland High School Football players visited all three elementary schools on Friday, October 4, 2019. They spent the afternoon reading to students, passing out t-shirts and autographs.

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  • UPDATE! Important 2019-20 Yearbook Info

    Yearbooks can now be ordered through the LifeTouch website. See details...

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  • Volunteer Podcast & Checklist

    If you are volunteering in your child's building, please check out the K-6 Volunteer Podcast and sign-off form.

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  • Download New Student Presentation

    For those of you who are returning to Richland, we are looking forward to another fantastic school year. We would also like to welcome our new students and parents to the school. We are confident that you will have a wonderful experience and be a part of our Richland family. Feel free to review our new student orientation presentation.

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  • Review Back-to-School Message

    Welcome to Richland Elementary School! For those of you who are returning to Richland, we are looking forward to another fantastic school year. We would also like to welcome our new students and parents to our school. We are confident that you will have a wonderful experience and be a part of our Richland family.

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  • Review Kindercamp Presentation

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2019-20 Headlines & Features

2019-2020 Headlines & Features

  • Join Us for Advisory & Wellness Committee

    Join us as Pine-Richland School District hosts its first Food Service Advisory & Wellness Committee meeting for the 2019-2020 School Year from 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Pine-Richland Central Office Dewitt Blank Conference Room, 702 Warrendale Rd. in Gibsonia.

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  • Students Educate Peers in Mead Hall Celebration

    Students in Teacher Jennifer Fink’s Honors English 12 class celebrated Mead Hall Day on Oct. 12, 2019. “The students study the Anglo-Saxon unit,” explained Ms. Fink. “During this unit, we learned the importance of the mead hall as the community center where the thanes (important warriors) and the king met for important meetings, feasts, and celebrations.”

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  • District Schedules Kindergarten Registration

    Pine-Richland School District is hosting centralized registration for kindergarten Monday, March 9-13, 2019, from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for each elementary school. Click on the green headline to see what time your school will be registering at central offices located at 702 Warrendale Rd. The link will also list all of the documents that must be completed and brought with you to registration.

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  • Important Info Regarding Free & Reduced Applicants

    Parents & guardians who have filled out an application for Free & Reduced Price School Meals should review this information. To save you time & effort, the information you provided on your Free & Reduced Price School Meals Application may be shared with other programs for which your child/children may qualify. We must have your permission to share your information with programs that PRSD offers at a discounted and/or free.

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  • Trick-or-Treating to Be Shifted to Nov.1

    Due to the potential of heavy rain and flash flooding forecasted for the evening of Thursday, October 31, and in the interest of public safety and the safety of the children, the Township of Pine and Richland Township are moving trick-or-treating to Friday, November 1, 2019, from 6-8 p.m.

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  • Assistant Superintendent Earns Award

    The Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) will recognize Pine-Richland Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education & Curriculum Michael Pasquinelli, Ed.D., with the ASCD Outstanding Curriculum Leadership Award.

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  • Opportunities for Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Pine-Richland School District sets aside time in November for families to have the opportunity to have face-to-face conferences with teachers. As you know, these one-to-one sessions can be a powerful opportunity to have a direct discussion about your child's progress and performance. Since the process for scheduling conferences may vary slightly between schools, please work directly with the staff at that school to make arrangements.

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  • Enjoy 'Building a School within a School' Video

    A year may have passed since Hance Elementary School students and staff made Eden Hall Upper Elementary School their temporary home. However, the memories still linger.

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  • School Board Earns Outstanding Innovation Award

    The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) honored outstanding recipients of the Pennsylvania Education Innovation Awards at the PA Association of School Administrators-PSBA School Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center on October 16, 2019. The Pine-Richland School Board was the only school board out of three groups to receive the award.

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  • Meet PR Transition Counselor & K-6 Counselor

    Pine-Richland School District is welcoming two new faces to Pine-Richland School District: K-6 Psychologist & PRHS Transition Counselor

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  • Board Approves 2019-20 Calendar

    The Pine-Richland School Board approved the 2019-2020 Academic calendar.

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  • Review Notice about Campus Traffic on Election Day

    The general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Pine-Richland High School Stadium is the site of a polling center for voters in Pine Township District #1, #2 & #3 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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  • Join Us for a Workshop on Understanding Grief

    The Pine-Richland School District Student Services and Psychological Services invite parents and community members to a special workshop facilitated by the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents, and Their Families.

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  • Review Redistricting Projected Timeline

    A Joint Student Services and Operational Services Committee meeting was held on Oct. 7, 2019, prior to the PR School Board Planning Meeting. At the planning meeting, the board and administration agreed to update a demographic study and recommended a timeline of: 2019-2020 (Update Demographic Study & Finalize Redistricting Recommendation by summer or early fall of 2020). 2020-2021 (Planning for Logistics: No Redistricting/i.e., current boundaries continue, and in 2021-2022 (Implementation: First Year of Redistricting/i.e., new boundaries begin.

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  • Players Share Love for Reading

    Pine-Richland High School Football players visited all three elementary schools on Friday, October 4, 2019. They spent the afternoon reading to students, passing out t-shirts and autographs.

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Secondary News

2019-20 Headlines & Features

  • Students Are Engaged in RAMS Way Initiative

    Pine-Richland High School students and staff have been engaged in an intentional and preventative approach to promoting a positive school climate. Staff and administrators highlighted the initiative on Nov. 14, 2019. The RAMS Way Team rewarded 25 students who have had perfect attendance during the first quarter of school with two tickets each to the Pittsburgh Penguins home game on Nov. 22, 2019.

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  • PR Schools Participating in Stuff A Bus!

    Collection will be held from November 25-December 5, 2019. See details...

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  • Students Educate Peers in Mead Hall Celebration

    Students in Teacher Jennifer Fink’s Honors English 12 class celebrated Mead Hall Day on Oct. 12, 2019. “The students study the Anglo-Saxon unit,” explained Ms. Fink. “During this unit, we learned the importance of the mead hall as the community center where the thanes (important warriors) and the king met for important meetings, feasts, and celebrations.”

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  • Join Us for Track & Field Meeting

    You're invited to a community meeting at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Pine-Richland Athletic Department will give an overview of the selection and hiring process for Pine-Richland High School Varsity Track & Field coach as well as the qualities the district is looking for in a head varsity coach, who will lead the program.

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  • 2016 Graduate Earns Fulbright

    The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded 2016 Pine-Richland High School graduate Emma Kapoor, who graduated from American University in 2019, with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Spain. Through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Ms. Kapoor has the opportunity to teach English at IES Arquitecto Ventura Rodriguez.

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  • Get Rams Gear for Holiday Gift Giving!

    Support the PTO and get great stocking stuffers and Rams gear for your gift giving! Orders are due by November 17, 2019. See details...

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  • Course Promotes Collaboration

    Students who take the Advanced Placement Environmental Science curriculum are being exposed to an intensified look at the Earth’s systems, ecosystem balance and interactions, use and sustainability of natural resources, and global change.

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  • Learn More about Honors Anatomy & Physiology

    Pine-Richland High School students have the opportunity to enroll in Honors Human Anatomy & Physiology. The course is designed for college-bound students who want to enter careers that require knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. The course focuses on the structure and function of the major body systems with an emphasis on the interrelationships between these systems.

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  • Seeking Participants for Battle of the Books

    PRHS Library seeking participants for Battle of the Books hosted by the Carnegie Library System. See details...

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  • Seeking Host Families for International Days Festival

    Get the process started now to host exchange students for a few days in February. See details.

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  • Join us for Teen Impact Driving Program

    In an effort to continue to provide our students and parents with important topics related to student health and safety, the Pine-Richland High School is offering an informational session on teen driving.

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  • Review Opportunities for Upcoming Prep Courses

    We are excited to announce that we are continuing our partnership with Goldstein Test Prep, a top, local SAT/ACT test preparation program. Over the past nine years, Goldstein Test Prep has worked with hundreds of Pine-Richland High School students, counseled families through the testing process, and helped students achieve sizable gains.

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  • PRHS GATE Program Invites 6-12 Students to Participate in Science & Engineering Fair

    Students do not need to be in the GATE program to participate. See details.

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  • Order Your Yearbook!

    See details for ordering your 2019-2020 Yearbook. Price increases throughout the year.

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  • PRHS Hosts AV Band Festival

    Pine-Richland High School hosted the 35th Annual Allegheny Valley Marching Band Festival on September 18, 2019, at the PRHS Stadium. The festival featured bands from Avonworth, Northgate, Riverview, Fox Chapel, Hampton, Shaler, North Hills, and North Allegheny along with the Pine-Richland High School Marching Band.

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Elementary News

2019-20 Headlines & Features


Primary News

2019-20 Headlines & Features

  • Read-to-Feed Results are In! UPDATED! See Final Total!

    Thank you to all the Wexford Elementary students, families and staff who participated in this year's Read-to-Feed program to benefit the KDKA Turkey Fund. See results!

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  • PR Schools Participating in Stuff A Bus!

    Collection will be held from November 25-December 4, 2019. See details including Wexford Elementary donation details.

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  • Wexford PTO Hosting Holiday Spirit Wear Sale!

    Start your holiday shopping by purchasing your Rams Spirit Wear Gear! Sale begins today and will end on November 19. Browse and shop online!

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  • 2019 Ram Run Wrap Up & Thank You!

    The 6th Annual Wexford Ram Run 5K and 1 Mile Family Run/Walk was a tremendous success on Sunday, October 6, 2019. We had 562 registrants, and everyone at the Ram Run enjoyed great weather. Read the full wrap up including thank you's, race results, and photos.

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  • Players Share Love of Reading

    Pine-Richland High School Football players visited all three elementary schools on Friday, October 4, 2019. They spent the afternoon reading to students, passing out t-shirts and autographs.

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  • See Details about the Wexford PTO School Store

    Wexford Elementary offers a school-wide store for 1st – 3rd graders once a month during their lunch time. The children look forward to this! See how to volunteer and purchase vouchers.

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  • Volunteer Podcast & Checklist

    If you are volunteering in your child's building, please check out the K-6 Volunteer Podcast and sign-off form.

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  • Principal to Serve on National Library Collaborative

    The American Association of Librarians (AASL) has selected Principal Kelly Gustafson as a lead administrator to serve on its AASL School Leader Collaborative. The “AASL School Leader Collaborative: Administrators & School Librarians Transforming Teaching and Learning” is a two-year initiative that aims to strengthen AASL’s collaboration with school administrators.

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  • PTO Year-Round Fundraising

    The Wexford PTO provides great year-round fundraising opportunities for you to easily support PTO student programs at Wexford Elementary. For details, see the WPTO Fundraising page. Program include Apples for Students and more.

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  • Seeking Cafeteria Volunteers

    Seeking two volunteers each day to assist during lunch. Interested? Sign up here.

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  • Review Car Rider Procedure

    While we encourage all children to use the school bus transportation on a regular basis, we wanted to share Wexford Elementary School’s updated car rider dismissal procedure.

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  • Review Back-to-School Message

    Pine-Richland staff members are celebrating the opening of the 2019-2020 school year at Wexford Elementary School with enthusiastic greetings and messages for our incoming elementary students. Each classroom community will be on the RAMS Way path filled with learning new routines and participating in opportunities to build friendships and mindful practices. The first week of school kicks off our RAMS Way, school-wide positive behavior support for students in all grades.

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  • Wexford PTO Launches New Website

    NEW! This new PTO website will include an online Student Directory. See how to sign up today and enter your child's information for the Student Directory on our secure website!

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  • Wexford Elementary School's Birthday Board!

    At Wexford Elementary, we celebrate each child throughout the school year by displaying his/her name and birthday on a bulletin board near the library. Enter your child's information on the Birthday Board online form. August & September birthdays should be submitted by August 18 to be included on the board for the first day of school!

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