Welcome to Pine Ridge Elementary School!

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Welcome to Pine Ridge Elementary School located within the Forest Hills School District, one of our Nation’s great public school systems!  This summer we have been busy working on a new website which we are pleased to unveil to you.

We invite you to explore our new site and learn more about the district and what makes Pine Ridge so unique. The new site offers many exciting facts, figures, features and new functionality: A new Interactive Google Calendar for both the District and our school, thus enabling you to add either calendar to your other calendars; School Directories are now embedded Google Docs making it easy for you to access information; Search functionality; new Google Maps enable you to get walking, biking and driving directions to school with real-time traffic updates; Local Weather Forecasts; District-wide and school specific news updates; many news updates made in real time by members of our teaching staff; compatibility with all browsers-iPads, iPhones, and most Smart Phone devices; and a Twitter News Alert System which will enable you to receive  school closing and delay news to your favorite mobile device.

We hope you find this website to be a useful resource for information – whether you are a prospective family, parent, student, or a community stakeholder.  Like all websites, you will be able to find lots of information, interesting news and facts, and helpful tools.  However, even with the best modern technology has to offer, sometimes there is no substitute for a human connection.  We invite you to visit our main officeemail us, or contact our main office number at (616) 493-8910 where we will be happy to help you.

Thank you for your interest in and your support of Pine Ridge Elementary School.


Mike Lareau


Pine Ridge News

April 13, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

Protecting the School Aid Fund

April 13, 2015

Dear Forest Hills Families,

This letter is the second of three letters to Forest Hills families regarding the important issue of funding for Michigan’s schools.  Thank you for your response to my first letter regarding School Aid Fund dollars being used to cover items that previously were supported by the state’s general purpose fund known as the General Fund.  Unfortunately, state leaders did indeed enact a mid-year budgetary change that will result in the School Aid Fund having $250 million less in it at the end of the fiscal year than if they had left the money alone.  Many people expressed the common concern that this money was being used for things other than support of Michigan’s public schools.  The purpose of this letter is to explain how the upcoming May 5, 2015, ballot proposal known as “Proposal 1” would address the issue of allowable uses of School Aid Fund dollars.

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March 19, 2015 @ 1:49 pm

Kid's Food Basket

During the week of March 23rd – 27th, the food service department will be collecting items on the Kid’s Food Basket’s wish list.  These items will help children in and around our communities be able to have a sack meal.  Below is a link to their wish list.
Kids Food Basket FHPS Flyer 2015

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March 9, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

Kindergarten Kick-Off

This Thursday, March 12, is the Kindergarten Kick-Off. (Parents only, please.)   Read more

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March 9, 2015 @ 2:50 pm

Preschool Open Houses


Are you looking for a preschool that can offer a five-half day program for your four year old with the added benefit of enrichment classes provided by FHPS staff?   Ada Preschool and Knapp Forest Preschool are hosting Spring Open Houses for interested families and their preschooler. Read more

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February 23, 2015 @ 10:13 am

100's Day

Our favorite substitute teachers dropped by for their annual visit on 100’s Day at Pine Ridge!  We had Miss Century, Mrs. Oldheimer, and others back substituting in our kindergarten and first grade classrooms.  The kids had a great time but were glad to see their regular teachers back the next day!!

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February 3, 2015 @ 10:03 am

S.T.E.M. Night

Pine Ridge families went on an amazing journey of exploration and discovery during our 2nd annual STEM Night.  Adults, as well as children delved into microscopic worlds, were awed by new technology, caused chemical reactions, created color and light designs, and more.

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