The countdown to the start of school has begun. While you all have been enjoying your summer, Mr. Krueger and various summer volunteers have been painting, building, hanging things, cleaning, and preparing our school for the new school year. Check out some of these exciting changes...
Today was elementary field day at Pine Tree Academy. Pine Tree students were joined by students from Forestdale Christian School, Florence M. Lombard Christian School, Webb River School, and Cady Memorial School. Some of the activities that the students participated in were pool noodle soccer, ladder golf, obstacle courses, and relays.
Pine Tree Academy Youth SoccerPine Tree Academy has a youth soccer program for children who attend the school from Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. We are in need of soccer jerseys for our team. Currently we are using basketball jerseys from the older kids at our school. There are not quite enough for our team, so we end up swapping them among each other during games. We currently have about 16 basketball jerseys for the 21 players participating in our soccer program. There is a teacher who volunteers to be our soccer coach and about six parent volunteers for our program. We play soccer on Wednesdays after school and have games with other private schools. We would appreciate your donation to help us obtain soccer jerseys for our youth team.
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On May 10, 2017, the students in grades 5 & 6 visited Camp Lawroweld. They raked and cleaned to get ready for the camp season!
On May 4, 2017, one day before Cinco de Mayo, the elementary classrooms participated in a Mexican Fiesta. Giselle Gomez, a teacher from Mexico, has been working with the students on several art projects each Thursday. Projects included pinatas, paper mache hats and animals, and Mexican treats. "I loved having Ms. Giselle work with us on these Mexican crafts," said Paige Tyson, 6th grade student. All in all, it was a wonderful cultural experience for students in the elementary! A BIG thank you to Ms. Giselle for sharing her talents and time with Pine Tree Academy students.
On Sunday evening, two students from Pine Tree Academy presented their written submissions to Freeport community members and Judy Krzywon presented one more selection for a student who could not attend. The event was hosted by the Freeport Historical Society at South Freeport Church. These three students were awarded recognition for their essays and poems inspired by artifacts on display at the Historical Society. Paige Tyson, grade 6 (honorable mention in the youth writer's category); Renee Pickard, sophomore (2nd place in the young adult writer's category); and Nick Eastman, sophomore (1st place in the young adult writer's category) represented Pine Tree Academy with their literary works.