Media Advisory: Pine Jog Elementary PTA invites community to participate in fall festivities

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WEST PALM BEACH – The Pine Jog Elementary School PTA is sponsoring its annual “Enchanted Forest” on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. For one weekend, the nature preserve adjacent to the school becomes an Enchanted Forest, where visitors will be greeted by costumed animals including a raccoon, opossum, bat, lady bug,… Read more »

District schools earn President’s Education Awards Program honors

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WEST PALM BEACH – Nearly 50 district-operated elementary, middle and high schools were recently honored by the 2015 President’s Education Awards Program. The awards are given to students throughout the country who demonstrate educational excellence and academic growth in the classroom. Principals at each of the 49 School District of Palm Beach County schools will… Read more »

Media Advisory: State legislators to visit fourth grade students, tour Pine Jog Elementary

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WEST PALM BEACH – State Sen. Jeff Clemens and State Rep. Mark Pafford will speak to fourth grade students at Pine Jog Elementary School about state government and environmental issues affecting Florida’s natural resources during a visit to the school on Friday, May 15. They will also receive a tour of Pine Jog Elementary and… Read more »

Media Advisory: Pine Jog Elementary caps off Earth Day celebrations with “Walk and Go Green” event

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WEST PALM BEACH – As part of its weeklong observation of World Earth Day, Pine Jog Elementary School’s PTA is sponsoring its annual “Walk and Go Green” event on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. WHAT:  “Walk and Go Green” event at Pine Jog Elementary… Read more »

Media Advisory: Pine Jog Elementary hosts 7th Annual Strawberry Festival on Feb. 28

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WEST PALM BEACH – To celebrate the harvest of Pine Jog Elementary School’s 4,000-plant hydroponic gardens and its abundant strawberry crop, the school will host its 7th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, Feb. 28. WHAT: Pine Jog Elementary Strawberry Festival WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 28, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Pine Jog Elementary School… Read more »

Media Advisory: Pine Jog Elementary School’s PEEPS dedicate chicken coop on Dec. 4

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WEST PALM BEACH – With the help of some generous business partners, Pine Jog Elementary School built a chicken coop that will allow students to observe the animals and better understand their role in the food system – from eating harmful pests and weeds to providing fresh eggs. On Thursday, Dec. 4, the school’s STEM… Read more »

PINE JOG ELEMENTARY HOSTS “FAMILY FITNESS & FUN DAY”

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Pine Jog Elementary School PTA and All Pro Dads recently hosted its First Annual “Walk and Go Green”.  This free event was scheduled as a family fun walk to promote health, but grew into a health fair with more than 400 attendees and 40 vendors, non-profit organizations and community business partners. Families were able to visit… Read more »

PINE JOG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, FEBRUARY 22

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The Pine Jog Elementary Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is sponsoring the 6th Annual Strawberry Festival, Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The festival began six years ago and was created to celebrate the harvest of Pine Jog’s 4,000 plant hydroponic gardens and its abundant strawberry crop.  The garden is managed by the OWL (Our World Leaders)… Read more »

CAN OF SOUP ALLOWS STUDENTS TO DITCH SCHOOL UNIFORMS FOR A DAY

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Students at Pine Jog Elementary will be celebrating their first annual Souper Bowl.   On Friday, January 31st, students who bring in a can of soup are allowed to wear a football jersey to support their favorite football team.    At the Pine Jog Souper Bowl, everyone wins.  The program will be managed by the members of the… Read more »

LOCAL EDUCATOR RECOGNIZED AS TRAILBLAZING TEACHER

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The Center for Green Schools Trailblazing Teacher Awards are given twice a year to 10 teachers nationwide who have demonstrated their commitment to advance ecoliteracy and bring environmental sustainability into the classroom. Susan Playe, a 5thgrade Science teacher at Pine Jog Elementary School, has been recognized as a Trailblazing Teacher.   Ms. Playe models sustainable… Read more »

FIVE PINE JOG ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WIN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

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On November 20th at 8:30 am, five students will receive Teamwork USA College Scholarships.  At an assembly, five students will be notified that they will receive $1,000.00.  The students were nominated by their teachers and all nominees were reviewed carefully.  The students are not aware of their nomination.   Students will be gathered in the cafeteria as their teachers explain the… Read more »

PINE JOG ELEMENTARY DEDICATING ENTIRE DAY AND NIGHT TO STEM

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Pine Jog Elementary School is dedicating an entire school day and night to STEM education in support of all the STEM activities which are part of the school’s core curriculum for all students, K-5.  On Thursday, November 7, 2013, Superlative STEM Day will be launched with the presentation of the very talented team of Page Turner Adventures as… Read more »

PINE JOG ELEMENTARY INVITES COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN FALL FESTIVITIES

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The Pine Jog Elementary School PTA is sponsoring its 6TH Annual Enchanted Forest. This is a fun event for the entire family where visitors will be greeted by costumed animals like a raccoon, opossum, a bat, a lady bug, an owl, and even an itsy bitsy spider. Families will be able to enjoy games, campfires,… Read more »

PINE JOG ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO CONDUCT HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SIMULATION

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Pine Jog Elementary students will be conducting a hurricane preparedness simulation at the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center to prepare for and recover from the wrath of fictitious Hurricane that will sweep through their community.  When? Thursday, September, 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Where? Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center –… Read more »

Pine Jog Elementary Safety Patrols Have Royal Experience

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Pine Jog Elementary Safety Patrols are currently on their annual trip to Washington, D.C . Today, when visiting the JFK Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery they were treated to a very up close and personal experience.  As students were viewing the grounds, Prince Harry walked up to pay his respects to the Kennedy family.   Upon… Read more »

Book Reading Session Turns Into Teacher And Former Student Reunion

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Members of the Florida Atlantic University football team recently visited Pine Jog Elementary School to read books to the children.   An unexpected turn of events changed the book reading into a real life lesson.  Travis Jones, a running back/wide receiver for the FAU Owl Football team was asked about his elementary school experience.  … Read more »

Never Too Early to Prepare for College! Pine Jog Elementary Students Receive Scholarships

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Six students from Pine Jog Elementary will each receive scholarships from TeamWork USA College Scholarships following high school graduation and enrollment in a Florida 2 or 4 year college/university or vocational school. The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, at their early age, have accomplished outstanding academic achievements and leadership qualities securing their first scholarship.            Thaina Jean… Read more »

Pine Jog Elementary – An Example for National and International Educators

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Integrating a green and healthy culture in schools to ensure that current and future generations of students are environmentally literate is one of the primary goals of today’s educators.  During the past weekend more than 1,000 visitors from 45 states and 3 countries gathered for the Green Schools National Conference to share practices, programs and… Read more »

National Green Schools Conference Highlights Pine Jog Elementary

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Pine Jog Elementary School will host educators from 18 states and Canada who will be visiting West Palm Beach for the 3rd Annual Green Schools National Conference on Friday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m.  A tour was arranged as part of the Green Schools pre-conference tour to show case Pine Jog as the only National… Read more »

Support Our School Gardens! Come to Pine Jog Elementary’s Strawberry Festival

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Support Our School Gardens! Come to Pine Jog Elementary’s Strawberry Festival   The Pine Jog Elementary Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is sponsoring the 5th Annual Strawberry Festival.  When?  Saturday, February 16th, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Where? Pine Jog Elementary - 6315 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33415   The festival began 5 years ago and was… Read more »

Stella’s Migration Provides Picture Perfect Lesson In Goal Setting-Stella Visits Pine Jog Elementary, Tuesday, October 23rd

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Children across Florida are taking part in a unique exercise in goal setting to help Stella, a near life-size illustration of a baby right whale, migrate 700 miles from one end of the state to the other.  Famed muralist Wyland and South Florida school children created the giant painting in spring 2012 as part of… Read more »

Pine Jog Elementary Holds First Annual Cultural Heritage Festival

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Pine Jog Elementary recently held the school’s first annual Cultural Heritage Festival.  Parents, teachers and students participated in this cultural sharing event.   Over 30 countries were represented by table displays that featured pictures, food samples and customs of the individual countries.   There were performances by dance groups, singers and a fashion show that featured the customs of… Read more »

Pine Jog Elementary Named as Only Green Ribbon School in the State

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Pine Jog Elementary School continues to excel for their comprehensive approach to creating a “green” environment for their students, teachers and community. For this reason, it was selected as one of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Pine Jog is the only elementary school in the State of Florida to obtain this recognition…. Read more »

Pine Jog And S.D. Spady Recognized For Creating Healthy Environments Focused On Nutrition And Physical Activity

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Pine Jog Elementary and S.D. Spady Elementary are being recognized for creating healthy environments focused on nutrition and physical activity. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam recently joined United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Kevin Concannon to celebrate the achievements of Florida schools that have been awarded a USDA HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) Award for… Read more »

Pine Jog Elementary Celebrates Literacy Week

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Pine Jog Elementary School kicked off Literacy Week with a guest reader program that included many community members.  Among the guests was Palm Beach County Sheriff Chief Deputy Michael Gauger who read his book On The Force with Finnegan and Dory. The book was written by the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Special Events Office. The… Read more »