This is a great school that likes to get parents involved. The are quick to contact parents about problems before they actually become a larger issue and they are also quick to praise a child when they are doing well. The special education systems keeps the parents involved and lets them know how they are doing with quarterly reports and meetings when needed.
We are going on our 3rd year at pinecrest. Its an allright school. Only major complant needs more parking. To pick uo your child we need to get there a hour before schools out. And for night time activities forget finding a place to park. Only school iv been to with so little parking.
I have a special needs child that I tried to transfer from Armin Jahr. The receptionist literally slammed down the pen for me to use as she handed me the application. After filling it out, she told me, "we'll get back to you in August. We have to serve our kids first" as she looked at me coldly. She didn't know I had no problems transfering my other daughter to the school. To this day, they will not accept my special needs daughter. They even sent me the rejection letter early. Should I try again? I'm probably better off moving both of them. Pine crest, this is discrimination.
i love this school. my child loves it and the teachers in it. I have never had a problem at all with the staff.
PineCrest has been the school my kids have called their own for many years now! Like other schools there are great teachers and some not so great teachers! But over all there is a warm family like feeling most of the time! The office staff is friendly and yes maybe they have bad days sometimes but hey don't we all! The PTA at PineCrest is very involved and runs many events for families and staff including many FREE one! They were very welcoming to me and I have enjoyed learning about all the things PineCrest has because of the PTA Fundraisers! There is no other school I would want my children to attend! Thank you PineCrest for giving my children what they need!
My kids have gone here since this school opened and the teachers are wonderful and the front office staff is the best.
outstanding school, teacher are helpful and students are well behave.
I have 2 children that attend Pinecrest and feel very fortunate that they are. In the years they have been attending the school they have had excellent teachers for all subjects. The entire staff has been very involved with each child as to their individual needs rather than to group them as whole. I can understand that the office staff may not be able to jump to attention whenever I come to the school as they are more concerned with the daily care of the students first but will attend to my needs at the first opprotunity. I really appreciate the staff and faculty at pinecrest for the care and attention they have shown all of the children. Job well done to Staff, faculty and PTA. Thank you for all you do.
I am very impressed with Pinecrest Elementary. My children have attended for the past 3 years and we even purchased our home in the school area to ensure their attendance. The teachers and staff care not only for the education but also the safety of the students.
Excellent all-day kindergarten program available. Meaningful and appropriate homework and an active, hands-on principal. Observable good comraderie among staff and an active, organized PTSA.
My children have had a wonderful and nuturing experience at PineCrest. Teachers go the extra mile with their students and the Principal is always available to both parents and students.
PineCrest is an awesome school, dedicated to the well-being of each and every child that walks through its doors. The principal is kind, caring and compassionate. The PTA, at least this past year, has been amazing! There was so much accomplished, so many items purchased for the school and so much time given...they are a great bunch of people. My one complaint...parent involvement is low. This is not the fault of the school, but rather parents have not taken an active role in their child's education.
I have 3 children at Pinecrest. There is no open house at the beginning of the year for the kids to get a chance to meet their teacher. That is unfortunate because it is a military community with lots of new children each year. The office staff will not address you when you come in, you have to hang around or demand their attention if you have a question or need something. Each of my children have good teachers. One of my childs teacher is on top of what my child is doing only because I am there and am asking questions.
This is my son's first year with Pinecrest and I have to say that I am not impressed. Since we were new to the district, I came up to the school a week before the school was to start to see if we could take a little tour, as my son was a little scared. The lady at the front desk was extremely rude and wouldn't let us take a peek. They are very unorganized, putting my son in the wrong grade the first day of school! Had they taken a look at his last year report card, they would have clearly seen what grade he should be in. I attended one PTA meeting, only to find that they were very unwelcoming to newcomers. I also don't agree with how the staff treats the kids. My son's teacher is pretty good at least.
Our experience with Pinecrest Elementary has been a nightmare. Children are not protected, respected, or valued. They are treated like a burden and inconvenience (funny since the children are the reason these people have a job.) Children are sent out to play when it's far more than drizzling. Cold, rain, warm weather, everyday you see kids with large trash cans filled with soapy water being made to clean the trays from the so called 'hot lunches'. If you want a structured, compassionate, safe school to send your children to - do not send them here.
I've had two children enrolled for two years at Pinecrest. My children had two good teachers out of the four. I was shocked at how mean and rude the staff was overall. The principal was probably the coldest person of all. My children still enjoyed there time there in spite of the staff. They also do not really have an extra curricular program.
We have been going to PineCrest since it opened and it is a very wonderful school. The teachers we have had are warm, funny and engaging. I am shocked at the the negative remarks. I am and have been very involved with the school and I feel welcomed, needed and appreciated. I hope the other parents persist in being involved. The rewards are so wonderful.
From what i have seen at this school i am not impressed. I am actually a little embarassed to admit my child goes there. the last few weeks all i have heard about other schools in the CK area is how they are having back to school BBQ's/come meet your teacher day and Pinecrest teachers have decided this year they didn't want that, they would only have it for newcomers, but yet most of the other schools around are doing it, i guess pinecrest kids are too much of an inconvience. teachers are so quick to want donations though. I have visited many of the other schools in the ck area and immediately saw a differnece, the office staff/teachers and principals all seemed to care about the children and weren't rude to the parents like Pinecrest office staff. I see lots of parent volunteers at other schools and am disappointed how i am treated when i go into volunteer to Pinecrest. The PTA shoots down any idea a new parent PTA member seems to have and they just don't seem very motivated. I am just hoping that there will be some changes this year for the better. if schools weren't already full with the grade i need i would of switched schools by now. I am just praying for some positive changes in this school
Apparently one person did ot like this school, however, I couldn't have wanted for a better school. Pinecrest has been a wonderful experience for my children and myself. They are available to my kids and myself at a moments notice and have provided services above and beyond any other school. The teachers and wonderful and very involved with the kids. The principal does wonderful things with the kids and demands respect above all else. I feel extremely lucky to been able to enroll my kids in this school. I couldn't have asked for better!
I am not too sure about this school. it seems that many of the staff at this school are very uncaring to children. My childs teacher is a very good teacher, although she will be leaving the school next year. quite honestly, if it wasn't for this teacher i would have pulled my child out of this school. This school has a PTA that wants the titles such as president vice president etc etc but they are not motivated to anything to really raise money or to accept help from the outside. I have seen the principal of this school treat kids without any kind of respect or dignity, and they need to listen to their own rules such as the hands off policy
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