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The wonders of an ever changing autumn never fail to amaze me. At Pine Ridge the leaves are falling and kids are enjoying the crisper air that comes with the changing seasons. As I greet them in the morning, walk alongside them in the hallways, and interact with them on the playground THEY remind me that it is all about perspective. That we not grow weary of the changes but embrace them. I would invite you to¬† share some outside time with your children these next few weeks. Take a few minutes and enjoy the play that happens when we “take it outside” in such an organic and unique way. Thank you for your unwavering support and partnership here at Pine Ridge. I pray this season brings reasons to be thankful, to be still, and to be open to the beauty that surrounds us.

In partnership with you,


School Climate Parent Survey

We always value parent feedback and support at Pine Ridge. In an effort to continue to partner with each of you, we invite you to fill out a parent survey that will help inform our new behavior and school climate initiative. Thank you for your time.

Scholastic Book Fair

Winter is coming! Get ready to hunker down with a pile of good books. The Parent Board will be hosting a Book Fair at Pine Ridge the week of November 7 as a library fundraiser; all proceeds go to keeping the school library shelves stocked! Families are welcome to shop Thursday, Nov. 10 from 3-4:15pm and Friday, Nov. 11 from 11:15-12:15pm in the Pine Ridge media center.

Interested in helping at the Book Fair? Please check out our Sign-up Genius Link.

Staff Thank You

Thank you to each of you who brought food in to nourish the staff during parent teacher conferences. It was delicious and so appreciated! Also, thank you for taking the time to meet with teachers to discuss your student(s). We love sharing with you all the ways your child is growing, learning and sharing the love of Jesus. Partnering with you is such a gift!

From the Parent Board

November is our MONTH OF THANKS! Keep your eye out for an email with more details from the office, and consider blessing our teachers and staff! Remember, cards and small tokens of appreciation go a long way. Thank you for your support of those who care for our kiddos!

Thank you for signing up to bring meals for conferences. Stay tuned for more opportunities to volunteer!

Picture Retakes

Pine Ridge picture retake day will be on November 2. Information was included in the pictures that were sent out.

Little Maroons Basketball

Little Maroons is a Holland Christian winter basketball opportunity for kindergarten-6th graders to develop in both skill and game play. Grades 5-6 have three clinics before Christmas to prepare for their local 5-6 league run through City of Holland Recreation. Registration for the Holland Christian sessions and clinics is available through our camps registration system, and the early bird discount is good through November 4.

Pine Ridge Carpool Line

Thank you for working with us to get the drop off and pick up procedures running smoothly! Please remember to enter/exit off of Graafschap and no stopping in the circle as it is a bus lane too! These are Michigan laws regarding buses, so THANK YOU for helping us follow them.

Office Contact Information

If you need to get in touch with the office, please email us, Cara Boss & Kristi Washburn, at 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!

Moms In Prayer

Moms In Prayer is a great way to connect with other moms, pray for your child, and have an impact on Pine Ridge. Please join us on Fridays at Providence Church 8:30-9:30am. email Nicole Shook with questions.

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  • 2: Picture retakes
  • 11: Half day: Professional development
  • 23-25: No school: Thanksgiving


  • 5:¬†Christmas band and orchestra concert
  • 19-Jan 2: No school: Christmas break