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Volunteer at the Pinewood Carnival!

Our Carnival is nothing without volunteers!  Please consider donating an hour of your time to help make this event a success!  

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Report Cards Online

Reports cards are available online for families at the end of the year in the Campus Parent Portal. District 196 report card rubrics are linked below. If you need assistance, please call 651-683-6980.

Campus Parent Portal
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Apply today for Educational Benefits Program

Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, approved applications are more than just for meals but also provide your school with critical funding. 

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iPad Protection Plan

District 196 provides an iPad Protection plan for $20 to cover theft or accidental damage. This plan is FREE for families that qualify for the Educational Benefits Program. Please review the linked information.

iPad Protection Info


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Technology Help

Submit a Technology Help Request Form below and someone will contact you. The Tech Help Request Form can be translated into Spanish and Somali.

Tech Help Form

Welcome to Pinewood Community Elementary School

At Pinewood, we are committed to helping students become responsible, self-directed, independent, intellectually curious and compassionate lifelong learners.


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The District 196 School Board on Jan. 8 approved a resolution to accept the resignation of Board Director Bianca Virnig and declare a board vacancy, and a separate action to approve the process the board will use to fill the vacancy. Virnig won a special election Dec. 5 to fill the open seat in House District 52B. She will resign from the School Board Jan. 11.

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District 196 is accepting applications from families interested in having their students attend a magnet school in the 2024-25 school year. The deadlines to submit applications are Jan. 5 for the five elementary magnet schools, Dec. 15 for Valley Middle School of STEM and Dec. 22 for the School of Environmental Studies optional high school for juniors and seniors.