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Skating Party

January 30 from 6-8pm we will have a combined skating party for South Side and Pine Ridge.  More details coming soon; keep your eyes out for an email later this month!


Kinder Dutch Dance registration is now open! All 3rd-5th grade students are invited to join us. See this flyer for more information, then head here to sign up your child! Practice is held on Tuesday’s in the gym during lunch recess starting February 20th. Email Nicole with questions regarding practice, performances and costumes. Looking forward to growing our group for the 95th Tulip Time Festival!

Running Clubs

Do you have a love for youth fitness? Are you looking for a way to invest in the students at Pine Ridge? This spring, we hope to have running clubs for both girls and boys.

TTQ is a fun, high energy after school program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade; it incorporates strength and stretching exercises, activities designed to help develop a healthy lifestyle along with training for a 5K. The Spring season begins the week of March 11th, with a final 5K on May 18th. The TTQ Flyer has the contact information for Kristen Chan to sign up to be a coach.

There is Pine Ridge Girls Running Club; a club organized and run by Pine Ridge parent volunteers. It follows much the same organization of TTQ with 2 practices a week, held right after school. This running club will culminate in the Tulip Time Run on Saturday, May 4. Please contact the Pine Ridge office if you can help us by being a coach for this event!

Wacky Wednesdays

  • January 17-Pajama Day
  • January 24-Sports Day
  • January 31-School Spirit
  • February 7-Twin Day (find a friend to match with)

And the winning class (largest % of students participating from their class each week) will get a hot chocolate party!

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons will be happening in March and April for 3rd and 4th graders this year! These lessons are provided at the Holland Aquatic Center. More information coming next month.

Positive Options

Our Positive Options baby and maternity drive was a success again! Our students brought in a truck full of items to bless the families that use Positive Options services. THANK YOU for helping us share the resources we have with families who need some extra help; this is always such a great lesson and reminder for our student body and staff.

Thank you from Parent Board

The Parent Board would like to thank you for your help staffing classroom lunch hours and recess duty so teachers and staff could take some time together for lunch to celebrate Christmas.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found table outside the office at Pine Ridge is growing! If your student is missing something, please check it out.

Illness Reminders

Please remember that we do have a 24-hour policy for any fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. For colds and coughs, please use your discretion as we know these things can linger.

Office Contact Information

If you need to get in touch with the office, please email Cara Karasiewicz & Kristi Washburn  or call 616.820.3505. Feel free to leave a voicemail or send us an email at any time to excuse your student, let us know about appointments or any changes to your student’s normal pickup routine. It is important the office knows as well as your student’s teacher! Also, when excusing for illness please let us know the symptoms of your child. We need this information to report to the health department.

Important Website Links



  • 8: School resumes
  • 12: End of 2nd quarter
  • 15: No school: MLK Day
  • 30: Skating Party


  • 16: No school: Professional Development
  • 19: No school: Professional Development