Lone Pine Elementary School

Lone Pine Elementary school is located in West Bloomfield Township. 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.


Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at Lone Pine because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. This includes nut butters, products containing nuts or nut by-products. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends.

It's almost time for one of PTO's main fundraising events for the year, the Annual PTO Auction!

When is the Lone Pine PTO Auction? Saturday, April 13, 2019

Where will it be held this year: 5th Tavern of Bloomfield (on Telegraph Rd. north of Square Lake Rd.)

What time should I be there? 8-10PM

Auction baskets will be put together by grade again this year. Each grade will have their own theme (see the attached flyer) and donations may be sent in with your child to be collected in their classroom. All donations are welcome so if a family would like to donate to a different theme please don't hesitate. Again this year we'll be offering amazing teacher and staff prizes, too! 

Questions?  Please contact your room parent or PTO Presidents Loren Schwartzenfeld (, or Paulina Hakopian ( 


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Our next Family Connections gathering will be held at Lone Pine Elementary School on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, at 7 pm.  Please note that this is a date change from the originally scheduled 3/25 gathering.  Family Connections is designed for families new to the district, international families, and anyone else who wants to come and meet some new friends!  The gatherings help families answer questions about the schools and area, so come with any and all questions.  Please note that all West Hills gatherings are held at 9:15 am, and Lone Pine gatherings are at 7 pm. /uploaded/schools/LonePine/Family_Connections_3_26_19.pdf

Read more about Family Connections Meeting March 26th, 7PM at Lone Pine

What is one of the most powerful ways you can support your child's reading at home? Read alouds! The following tips and tricks are from a great parent resource, "How to Get Your Child to Love Reading," by Esme Raji Codell.

The benefits of reading aloud to your child are well documented (10,000 research reports by the U.S. Dept of Education back it up!) and include:

  • helps a child associate reading with pleasure
  • contributes to a child's background knowledge on a wide range of subject areas
  • gives your child a reading role model
  • helps your child develop empathy and an understanding of differences
  • increases your child's vocabulary and grammar proficiency
  • improves problem-solving and critical-thinking skills 
  • improves attention span
  • stimulates the imagination
  • nurtures emotional development and self-esteem

Need some hints for a good read-aloud? 

  • read a book you love yourself--your contagious enjoyment will shine through! What were your childhood favorites?
  • make read aloud time special for your child, make it cozy, comfortable, and relaxed, and give your child your full attention (no devices!)
  • always introduce the book, share the title, author's and illustrator's names and help your child develop their personal affinity toward different authors, styles, and purposes of books
  • read with dramatic expression--don't shy away from silliness!
  • don't over-evaluate (i.e. don't take the fun out of it by testing your child as you read--just enjoy the book and have a normal conversation about parts you find interesting or surprising!)
  • read aloud every single day (you got this! even if it's five minutes!)
  • leave them asking for more (pick a great cliffhanger spot to leave off for the next day)

And from one busy parent to another, when there's just no time to read in a totally crazy day...try an audiobook. Time in the car, making dinner, etc. can be well spent accompanied by a great story read by some incredibly talented and expressive readers. There are a wealth of great choices at our public libraries!

Read more about March is Reading Month Parent Tip - The Importance of Read Alouds
4/5 Leadership Club Students, Leading the Way with Courage

"The students took action in deciding how to help with our growing number of refugees in the United States through a bedding drive for Freedom House Detroit. When presented with the task of helping 2nd graders learn about the IB Learner Profile attribute of the month of January, courage, students took ownership of the project. They helped decide not only which book to read, but which video to show the students in second grade. The day was all about having the courage to do one small thing in our lives that will make a big change in the life of another person," explained Cameron Johns, WHMS 4/5 Leadership Club advisor.

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March is Reading Month! Lone Pine staff have some great plans in mind to help celebrate, including special dress up days, an author visit, a traveling mural project, one school one book, and a gently used book swap. We also have a super sneaky fun surprise in store for students to cap off the month on March 29th. Check out the attached flyer for all the details, and remember to read, read, read!!! /uploaded/schools/LonePine/corrected_PDF_2019_March_is_Reading_corrected_PDF.pdf

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Hope you can join us on March 21st at 10:30 am to spin at CycleBar Bloomfield!! All levels are welcome back! This ride will benefit our school and be lots of fun! Thanks to Plum Market for a yummy post ride treat. It's $20 to reserve your bike online and 100% of the proceeds go back to Lone Pine!!
Any questions please ask Loren at

Here is the link to sign up: 

Read more about PTO Cyclebar Fundraiser March 21st


Lone Pine Elementary School - Media Center


Lone Pine Elementary
3100 Lone Pine Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323


Main: 248.341.7300
Attendance: 248.341.7310

Mary Hillberry, Principal

Kim Bilkovic, Secretary

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Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.




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