Lone Pine Elementary School

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The mission of Lone Pine Elementary is to provide a safe, nurturing environment in which students achieve personal academic excellence, demonstrate caring and responsibility, and become empowered, internationally-minded citizens and lifelong learners.

The educational focus at Lone Pine is based on developing confident, creative, flexible, technologically savvy, 21st century learners and preparing them to anticipate and collaboratively solve the challenges in an ever-changing world. The Lone Pine staff and community are pleased to share with one another this mission of preparing students for the future.

Lone Pine News

  • IMPORTANT--Sign up for School Messenger

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Attention Lone Pine Families! We wish to notify you of an important change regarding messages of a time sensitive nature from school.

    From December 9th onward, virtually all of our time-sensitive email communication with you (i.e. late buses, last minute reminders, cancellation of events, etc.) will be through our SchoolMessenger system (this is the system the district uses for snow day announcements, emergency situations, etc).

    SchoolMessenger is taking the place of “Listserv” only for time-sensitive announcements or emergency messages from Lone Pine or BHS. It is still important for you to be on the Lone Pine email Listserv for our weekly school and PTO email bulletin, but all time-sensitive communication will occur via the SchoolMessenger system (which you can set up to include text messages, emails, and/or phone calls).

    Many Lone Pine families activated their accounts previously. If that is the case (if you've been receiving snow day calls/texts/emails, you are signed up!), follow the directions on our website to review your account and/or make account changes: http://www.bloomfield.org/webconnect/schoolmessenger/index.aspx.

    Some SchoolMessenger messages may be emails with attachments, so please make sure you have selected an email option as well as a text and phone option. You can choose which types of announcements you'd like to receive for each method of contact (emergencies, after-hour emergencies, lunch account balance updates, surveys, general messages). We will be using the general message category for those time-sensitive messages from school like late buses and last minute cancellations or important reminders.

    If you are newly enrolled or if you have not previously activated your account, your activation instructions and codes are available in the main office or can be picked up at Parent-Teacher conferences November 11th/12th. These codes expire December 9, 2014. If you do not activate by that time, you will not have another opportunity to activate your account until fall 2015. The activation process takes approximately five minutes. If you need assistance activating your account, using the instructions provided in your packet, please call 248.341.5422 and someone will assist you.

    Shira Good
    Director, Communications & Community Relations

  • Lice

    Posted November 17, 2014

    As most of our families know by now, we have had several cases of lice reported at Lone Pine and West Hills in recent weeks. We have had a lot of questions about lice, and understandably a lot of frustrated phone calls asking us to "do something" to stop the spread. As a parent of a Lone Pine student myself, I get it. That said, we do have a district lice policy to abide by (attached here for your reference).

    Key points from the policy (based on the Michigan Head Lice Guidelines from the Oakland County Health Division) are outlined below:

    Head lice should be viewed as a medical condition. Schools do not identify or treat medical conditions. The treatment of medical conditions is to be done by a physician. Here are the key points addressed in the manual:
    • Schools will not conduct random head checks of students.
    • Parents have the obligation to report cases of head lice to the school office. (This is true for all communicable diseases.)
    • Once a case of head lice has been reported to the office, the office will send home with all students in that classroom notification that a case of head lice has been reported.
    • When a case of head lice has been identified in a classroom the rest of the students in the classroom will not be checked by school staff. Parents have the responsibility for checking the heads of their children.
    • In order for a student to return to school after a case of head lice the office staff will conduct a head check of that student to check for both active head lice and nits. If no lice are noted and nits are beyond .25 inches from the scalp the student(s) will be readmitted. Nits beyond .25 inches from the scalp are not viable in terms of producing further head lice. (Note that if a professional lice treatment service is utilized, a recheck in the office is not required).
    • If a student is found during the school day to have either lice or nits, the parents will be contacted and asked if they are willing to pick up their child from school. If they decline, an appropriate, alternate education setting will be found for that student.
    • The best way to prevent the spread of head lice is for parents to regularly check the heads of their children.

    A quick Google search will assist you in finding professional lice treatment services in our area. These services are expensive, but from what I have seen, they are also very effective. Many of them will offer a lice check for $10-15. If you pursue home treatment, your physician or pharmacist can assist you in choosing a product to safely treat your child/family. For more information, please see http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html

  • Barnes and Noble Bookfair & LP Choir Performance

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Lone Pine Elementary will be having an "in-store" book fair at the Barnes & Noble on Orchard Lake Rd on Wednesday, December 10th. Proceeds will be used to purchase books for LP. The 3rd grade choir will be performing at 7 pm in the children's section, followed by a BHS high school student who will present a personal project about water pollution. Vouchers will be provided to families to present when purchasing books so LP receives credit for the sales. Purchase made online through 12/15 also count: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs/

Calendar

WedNov 26

No School K12

District Calendar
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ThuNov 27

Thanksgiving Holiday

District Calendar
Thru: Friday, November 28, 20147:00 AM - 7:00 PM
MonDec 01

Classes Resume

District Calendar
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lone Pine Elementary
3100 Lone Pine Road
West Bloomfield, MI  48323
Main:  248.341.7300
Attendance:  248.341.7310  

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Building Hours 
Class 9:05am to 3:55pm
Half Days Dismissal at 12:20pm
Latchkey

7:00am to 9:00am
3:55pm to 6:00pm
Office 8:00am to 4:30pm

Mary Hillberry, Principal
Kim Bilkovic, Secretary

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