he Lone Pine PTO is excited to welcome all new and returning students and families to Lone Pine Elementary School! Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a parent volunteer group that enhances our school community and your student’s academic experience. By becoming involved in your child’s school, you enrich the lives of not only your children, but of all of us at Lone Pine.

Karen Kaplan
Lone Pine PTO President

Principal's Corner

Congratulations to the PTO on the launch of their new and improved website! I'm hopeful that the site becomes your "go-to" for the latest information regarding Lone Pine PTO events. Our PTO is heavily involved in promoting a close, family atmosphere at Lone Pine. We hope you take every opportunity to get involved. It's a great way to stay connected with school and get to know the parents of your children's school friends.

As a school we fundamentally believe in the importance of a strong partnership with our parent community. We serve as the home away from home for many children from the age of six weeks through the end of 3rd grade. What a tremendous responsibility our parent community has entrusted to us! As a parent of a young child myself, I empathize with the bewildering amount of advice available to parents regarding their children. As parents we are confronted daily with suggestions from all corners, and at times it can feel overwhelming to come to a decision about how to proceed with a parenting challenge. Please know that the Lone Pine staff and I do see ourselves as partners with our parent community, and my hope is that view is reciprocated. The combined experience of an elementary staff in working with young children can exceed hundreds of years, and thousands of children. That experience is one we hope you'll feel confident and comfortable tapping during your years as a parent in our school.

Please feel free at any time to contact me, my office staff, your child's teacher, or PTO leadership with any questions or concerns regarding your child's experience at Lone Pine. It's important to all of us that your child loves coming to school every day, and that they (and you!) find an environment here that is nurturing, supportive, and fun.

Best wishes for another great school year!
Dr. Hillberry

PTO Meeting Dates

Friday, Sept 18 - 10:00 am

Monday, Oct 5 - 9:15 am

Friday, Nov 13 - 9:15 am

Tuesday, Dec 1 - 7:00 pm (Toyology)

Wednesday, Jan 13 - 9:30 am

Friday, Feb 5 - 9:15 am

Wednesday, Mar 9 - Superintendent Dialogue, 7:00 pm

Friday, Apr 22 - 10:00 am

Wednesday, May 16 - 9:15 am

Lone Pine & PTO Calendar of Events


2015-16 Lone Pine & PTO Calendar of Events


Dates and times are subject to change.

Unless otherwise stated, events will be held at Lone Pine Elementary School.

Highlighted events/programs are NEW this year!


Wednesday, Sept 2 - New Parent Orientation Meeting, 7:00 pm

Thursday, Sept 3 - Kindergarten Playdate, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept 8 - 1st Day of School

Welcome Back Coffee, 9-10:00 am

Friday, Sept 11 – Classroom Photographer & Room Parent Orientation Meeting, 9:15 am

Back to School Pizza Party, 5:30-7:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept 16 - Curriculum Night, 7-7:30 pm & 7:45-8:15 pm (2 sessions)

Sunday, Sept 20 - Committee Chairs Meet & Greet, 7:00 pm (Huerto)

Monday, Sept 21 & Thursday, Sept 24 - Goal Setting Conferences

Wednesday, Sept 30 - Special Persons Day Picnic, 12:00 pm

Friday, October 2 – Fun Run Pep Rally, 10:30 am

Fall Festival, 6:30-8:30 pm (Bowers Farm)

Wednesday, Oct 7 – Walk/Bike to School Day

Fun Run (Rain Date: Friday, Oct 9)

Tuesday, Oct 13 – Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct 14 - Donuts with Dudes, 8-9:00 am

Saturday, Oct 24 - Make a Difference Day

Friday, Oct 30 - School Parade, 9:30 am (Note: Earlier parade, celebration in evening)

Halloween Bash, 5:30-7:30 pm (West Hills Middle School)

Friday, Nov 13 - Bowling Night, 6-8:00 pm (Langan's Nor-West Lanes)

Tuesday, Nov 17 & Wednesday, Nov 18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

PTO Teacher Dinner

Thursday, Dec 3 – Picture Retake Day

Zap Zone, 5:30-8:30 pm (Zap Zone)

Tuesday, Jan 12 – Pistons Night, 7:30 pm (Palace of Auburn Hills)

Wednesday, Jan 13 - Bus Driver Fuel Up, 9:00 am

Friday, Jan 29 - Bingo Night, 5:30-7:30 pm (West Hills Middle School)

Sunday, Jan 31 - Donuts & Sledding, 1-3:00 pm

Friday, Feb 5 - Celebration of Learning, 2nd & 3rd grades only

Report Cards sent home

Saturday, Feb 6 - Fund the Fun (Playground Fundraiser), 7:00 pm (Cantoro’s)

Tuesday, Feb 9 - 1st Grade Music Concert, 7:00 pm (West Hills Middle School)

Thursday, Feb 11 - 2nd Grade Music Concert, 7:00 pm (West Hills Middle School)

Friday, Feb 12 – Circus Day with Cirque Amongus (Note: School-wide student celebration for Valentine’s Day)

Friday, Feb 26 - Multicultural Celebration, 6:30-9:00 pm (West Hills Middle School)

Thursday, Mar 24 - Epilepsy Awareness Day

Monday, Apr 18-Friday, Apr 22 - Book Fair

Parent/Teacher Conferences

PTO Teacher Dinner

Lunch with Loved Ones

Monday, Apr 25-Friday, Apr 29 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, Apr 27 - Kindergarten Music Concert, 10:00 am

Thursday, Apr 28 - 3rd Grade Music Concert, 7:00 pm (West Hills Middle School)

Wednesday, May 4 – Walk/Bike to School Day

Tuesday, May 10 - Arts, Beats & Treats, 4-7:00 pm

Friday, May 13 – Kindergarten Round Up, 9:30 am

Movie Night, 6-8:00 pm (West Hills Middle School)

Friday, May 20 - Bus Driver Fuel Up, 3:30 pm

Thursday, May 26 - Celebration of Learning, all grades

Friday, May 27 - 3rd Grade Move Up Day

Friday, June 3 - Field Day

Tuesday, June 7 - Art Take Home Day

Wednesday, June 8 - Staff/PTO/Volunteer Lunch, 12:45 pm

Friday, June 10 - Carnival, 5:30-8:00 pm

Thursday, June 16 - End of Year Picnic

3rd Grade Party

Friday, June 17 – Last Day of School

3rd Grade Clap Out, 11:30 am

School Holidays/Dates to Note:

Tuesday, Sept 8 - 1st Day of School, 1/2 Day

Monday, Sept 14 - No School

Wednesday, Sept 23 - No School

Friday, Oct 30 - 1/2 Day

Wednesday, Nov 25-Friday, Nov 27 - No School

Monday, Dec 21-Friday, Jan 1 - No School

Monday, Jan 18 - No School

Friday, Jan 29 - 1/2 Day

Monday, Feb 15 - No School

Tuesday, Mar 8 - No School

Friday, Mar 25 - No School

Friday, Apr 1 - 1/2 Day

Monday, Apr 4-Friday, Apr 8 - No School

Friday, May 27 - 1/2 Day

Monday, May 30 - No School

Friday, June 17 - Last Day of School, 1/2 Day

Lone Pine PTO Leadership


President Elect
Vice President
PTO Membership
Room Parent Coordinator
Community Service
Past President
Please feel free to contact any of the above representatives with any questions.

Lone Pine PTO Committee Chairs


Arts, Beats & Treats – Carole BenEzra, Nikki Newman, Renee Spagna

Back to School Pizza Party – PTO Executive Board

Bingo Night – Jaime Ben, Julie Potocsky, Lindsey Weitzman

Book Fair – Megan Johnston, Renee Roth

Book Fair Breakfast – Hallie Jaffe, Jen Sobol

Bowling Night – Margo Lazar, Renee Oram, Stephanie Roseman

Bus Driver Fuel Up – Jill Mann, Melanee Radner

Curriculum Night – Beth Desmon

Donuts and Sledding – Karen Kaplan, Jen Sobol

Donuts with Dudes – Maurice Banks, Evan Kaplan, Warren Parker

Fall Festival – Jessica Migliore, Melissa Novetsky

Fun Run – Reem Gergis, Stephanie Langwell, Loren Schwartzenfeld

Fund the Fun (Playground Fundraiser) – Jaime Ben, Carole BenEzra, Jen Frank, Karen Kaplan, Marla Rothschild

Halloween Bash – Jaime Ben, Jen Frank, Karen Kaplan

Kindergarten Playdate – Megan Banks, Janet Gendelman

Mileage Walk – Jessica Jacobs, Emilia Miller

Movie Night – Megan Banks, Marilyn Kales, Rachel Matzkin-Bridger

Multicultural Celebration – Leah Abel

Pistons Night – PTO Executive Board

Special Persons Day – Tony Oleshansky

Spirit Days – Loren Schwartzenfeld

Spring Carnival – Megan Banks, Renee Oram, Stephanie Roseman

Teacher Appreciation Dinners – Amy Lumberg, Jill Mann, Lisa Rubenfaer

Teacher Appreciation Week – Rachel Matzkin-Bridger, Tony Oleshansky, Julie Potocsky, Loren Schwartzenfeld, Carly Sheridan

Third Grade Clap Out – Janet Gendelman, Margo Lazar

Third Grade Party – Ashley Broad, Karen Kaplan

Welcome Back Coffee – Renee Oram, Lindsey Weitzman

Zap Zone Night – Jen Canine, Jill Mann, Marla Rothschild

School Programs:

Assemblies – Jen Frank, Jessica Migliore

Author Visits – Sarah Sherman

Book Club – Julie Yaker

Box Tops – Jessica Jacobs, Marla Rothschild

Bulletin Board – Faye Friedman

Classroom Photographers and Room Parents – Sarah Sherman

Heartline – Stacy Zousmer

Hospitality – PTO Executive Board

Junior Achievement – Elizabeth Schvartsman

Math Pentathlon – Taal Ashmann, Stephanie Langwell

School Beautification – Erin Main

School Store – Carole BenEzra, Karen Kaplan, Rachel Matzkin-Bridger,

Tara Realy, Loren Schwartzenfeld, Julie Yaker

Spirit Wear – PTO Executive Board

Student Action Team – Emilia Miller, Julie Potocksy

Sunshine – Michelle Adamczyk

Yearbook – Megan Johnston

Committee Representatives:

Allergy Awareness – Carole BenEzra, Lauren Canner

DAERR – Robyn Weiss

Global Champions – TBD

Leadership Team – Jaime Ben

Legislative Representative – Erin Main

Michigan Green School – Carole BenEzra

Lone Pine PTO Room Parents


Lone Pine PTO offers a variety of opportunities to be part of your child's elementary school experience. Please contact if you would like to volunteer.

Thank you!


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