CSA Weekly News January 28, 2013





Save the date for the CSA Mad Men auction to be held on Saturday, April 27th.

Contact auction@pinehillcsa.org for more information or to volunteer!

Raffle Baskets:


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3rd Annual Pine Hill Kid’s Raffle

It's Basket Time!!  Donations are being collected in the main lobby for the THIRD ANNUAL CSA Raffle Basket Fundraiser!  Bring in a small (unused) item related to your child's assigned theme by WEDNESDAY January 23rd (or contact your room parents for how to contribute toward a larger item).  Be on the lookout for raffle ticket sheets to come home in late January.  And please plan to stop by to see the gorgeous baskets on display in the Pine Hill media center until February 14th!  Keep your ears open for news about the Staff Basket... to be announced... or maybe kept a mystery....!  

Questions -- contact Carrie Martin cem6970@gmail.com  or see attached flyer  (optional)


School Committee and Budgeting Process:

The Pine Hill School Committee, Pine Hill School Administration, and CSA are holding an informational session on January 29th at 7 pm at Pine Hill School. The meeting is an informational session about the town budgeting process specific to Pine Hill. Based on the difference between the schools budget and the Advisory directive, there's likely to be a great deal of lively discussion over the next few months. Come to the meeting so that you can understand what the issues are and make an informed decision! We each have one vote. We need 50 people to attend the meeting on the 29th, to make it worthwhile asking Administration and School Committee to come....click on www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E044AA4A82FA46-sherborn to signup.

Open Board Positions:

Many of our CSA executive board positions are turning over this year. We seek (2) Co-presidents. Our hope is to begin a transition process late-winter/spring. Please contact Sarah O’Connell sajwight@comcast.net or Elizabeth Davidson evd999@earthlink.net with questions or to express interest.

The Pine Hill CSA Board needs someone to take on Fundraising and to cochair Communications.

Interested? Questions? email Sarah or Elizabeth at president@PineHillCSA.org


Enrichment has another fabulous month of programs at Pine Hill this January!

On Wednesday, January 30 Tom Wahle is back again for another visit to Pine Hill.  Tom and his "Simple Machine" presentation and "Gearing up for Speed" workshop will visit the 4th grade.  While using a twelve foot long lever, three foot tall gears and pulleys, a catapult, and a hand crank music machine, Tom will demonstrate how all simple machines help us do work by trading distance for effort.  This is a whole new way to get students excited about simple machines.  A great follow up is the "Gearing Up for Speed" hands on workshop where our students will use gears, belts, and pulleys to build a transmission system for their motor driven cars.  The students then test their cars on up hill and down hill slopes, experimenting with different gear combinations, to get the fastest, most efficient car possible for the various conditions.  They learn how different gear combinations are used for different purposes.  Using grade appropriate math skills, the students use the data collected to determine why some gear combinations work better than others.  

On Thursday, January 31 the New England Aquarium will be visiting the Pine Hill 2nd Graders with their Tide Pool Program. The traveling tide pool exhibit allows participants to handle and observe a wide range of live tidal pool animals from local waters.  Our students will learn about the basic biology and anatomy of these animals while studying the characteristics of living things and their environments all while utilizing their observation skills.  This program is an exciting and hands-on approach to learning while teaching respect our waters and the animals which inhabit them. 

All these programs are brought to your children by CSA Enrichment and wouldn't be possible without the contributions from parents/guardians.  Thank you for your generous support!

If you'd like to get involved with Enrichment please contact Nan Theberge or Rebecca Graf.


Jan-30 Techsploration/Simple Machines - 4th grade

Jan-31 NE Aquarium/Tide Pools - 2nd grade

Bus Pass

Contact AnneMarie Bowen at buspass@PineHillCSA.org

Order more Notes From Home from notesfromhome@pinehillcsa.org

Dining Room

Contact Bene Raia at lunchroom@PineHillCSA.org

BOKS WINTER FORMS now available!

For New Students - http://www.pinehillcsa.org/images/stories/docs/winter2013boksfullregistration-1.pdf

For Returning Students - http://www.pinehillcsa.org/images/stories/docs/shortregistrationform-2-2013.pdf

BoxTops for Education. http://www.boxtops4education.com/progress/schoolearningsunreg.aspx

Choose Pine Hill Elementary School to support.


OneCause: Support Pine Hill at no cost to you: http://www.pinehillcsa.org/onecause

Healthy on The Hill News (don't pay attention to the date in link 12-06-2012) - the top news Healthy on the Hill: Getting Busy in the Kitchen are current: http://www.pinehillcsa.org/all-grades/298-healthy-on-the-hill-12-06-2012

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