Lone Pine Elementary School

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Spring Testing

State and federal laws require schools to assess student learning every year in specific grade levels and subjects. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is not allowing for remote testing, therefore the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) must be rendered inside a school facility. This means that all assessments must be administered in person.

Learn More about Spring Testing
Food Service Details

The food service department will be transitioning to serving FREE meals to be eaten at school for in-person learning. They will only be sending bags home on prescheduled ½ day sessions moving forward, when students don’t have the opportunity to eat in school. All meals will continue to be FREE until the end of the 2020­‐21 school year,

Starting Tuesday, March 23, 2021, students will be offered meals during their scheduled lunch period at school to be eaten in the area designated for them by the school they attend. Each meal will be individually wrapped and then boxed.

The elementary school lunch menu for April 2021 can be found here.

Learn More about Elementary School Lunch Menu - April 2021
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3/22-26: Vision screening for 1st, 3rd, and ARP

3/26-4/4: Spring Break

4/5: School resumes

4/7 & 4/8: Oakland County Hearing Screening for kdg, 2nd, and ARP students (Covid protocols will be followed)

4/13: No school for students (teacher team planning AM and virtual parent conferences by appt PM)

4/16: Picture Retake Day -- Order at using code EVTJ4HMM7

4/20 & 4/21: Virtual parent conferences, by appointment with your child's teacher

4/23: Virtual PTO meeting, 9:15AM (meeting link will be sent the day before)

4/26-4/30: LP teacher appreciation week 

Learn More about Important Upcoming Dates
GET invite

Lone Pine families have an open invitation to join our building Global Ed Team (GET). This is a learning group that meets monthly before school (virtually) to grow together in our commitment to being anti-racist. This is a low commitment group, participants are free to come when they can with no long-term obligation. There's no preparation needed before meetings, and no "to-do's" to be responsible for afterward.

Why join GET? We have some rich, thought provoking conversations on issues related to equity and inclusion, diversity, gender issues, ableism, ageism, anti-racist education and parenting, and more. Sometimes we read and discuss an article, or watch a short video and discuss, or examine building or district data to see what it tells us. We debrief what's happening at the district GET, share resources (for children and/or adults), and brainstorm ways we can make Lone Pine a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all students and families. If this sounds like a mission you can get behind, give GET a shot! 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13th at 8:15AM. If you'd like to drop in and join us, email Dr. Hillberry at and we'll send you the agenda and meeting link before the next meeting. We hope you'll join us!

Learn More about Join the Lone Pine Global Ed Team (GET)
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The Lone Pine Star Reader program is a collaborative effort between the LP Library and the West Bloomfield Public Library to get students READING more! The WBTPL donates books to Lone Pine and also provides a special author visit for our school as a reward to students for being involved in the reading program. Students can keep track of and rate the books they read on a paper passport which they can keep. Books are available in the classrooms, for curbside pickup at the public library or some are in electronic format in the public library catalog and in the apps Hoopla or Overdrive. Here is a link to the public library catalog to see what formats are available.

Once again this year our teachers will be sharing a favorite selection from the Star Reader collection to read and record for families to enjoy at home. This week's reader is Ms. Neun, sharing Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"―people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.

Previous videos: 

Mrs. Brandt reads The Very Last Castle

Mrs. Ellison reads The Buddy Bench

Mrs. Endres reads The King of Kindergarten

Mr. M reads That's Life

Dr. Hillberry reads The Wild Robot


Learn More about Star Reader Program - Teacher Video of the Week
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Let's Play Ball!  Register Now for the Bloomfield Baseball League 2021 Spring Season. The BBL offers baseball for boys and girls for grades pre-K through high school. Teams are generally organized by school and by age group, so your kids will have a chance to play with their friends and classmates.  Team placement is done by order of registration, so register soon for the best chance to play for your school team. If you have any interest in volunteering as a head or assistant coach we have a place for you as well.  

Games for the spring season start the week of April 26 and culminate with an All Star Game on June 5th and league championship on June 19th.  For more information or to register visit our website at www.bloomfield or visit us on Facebook.  Please feel free to contact the league administrator Stephanie Chapa at 586-372-6299 or or your Lone Pine School Rep. James Sheridan at or 248-409-8484 with any questions.  

Learn More about Let's Play Ball!  Register Now for the Bloomfield Baseball League 2021 Spring Season
Mask Reminders

As a reminder, please be sure your child’s mask follows the Bloomfield Hills Schools mask guidelines. Face masks can be either reusable or disposable. They should fit tightly over your entire nose and mouth. Masks must have school-appropriate graphics. Masks should NOT have valves. Masks with valves are not permitted in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Students and staff are welcome to wear face shields brought from home, but they are not required. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters and bandannas are not sufficient face coverings. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters must have school-appropriate graphics.

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Please take some time over the weekend to revisit proper (i.e. thorough) handwashing with your children. While this is a topic our staff will also address regularly, hearing it from home and school will reinforce the messaging. 

Note that we have received updated guidance from our district Health and Wellness Director that masks must be worn by students even at recess. Additionally, note that neck gaiters and masks with valves are not acceptable. While visors are welcome, they do not take the place of a mask and should only be worn in addition to a mask. We also suggest you send a spare mask with your child in the event they sneeze, etc. into the mask they wear to school. We do have disposable masks here at school for children who need them.

Learn More about Hand Washing and Masking
Lone Pine is an elementary school  in Michigan 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.

About Lone Pine Elementary — A Michigan Elementary School

The educational focus at Lone Pine Elementary 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.

Kindergarten Orientation Video

Nut Allergy

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.


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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




Building Hours


Hybrid In-Person AM Group
Hybrid In-Person PM Group

*Tentatively beginning 9/30/2020

9:05 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
1:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Distance Learning
(school closed for cleaning)

Full Days
Half Days

9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
12:20 p.m. Dismissal
Office 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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