Pinello is a Capturing Kids' Hearts School.
Activities outside of the classroom can help facilitate and foster these relationships. We offer a wide variety of ways our students can get involved and connect with positive peers and adults.
There are also opportunities for our families to get involved including joining our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Building Accountability & Advisory Committee (BAAC), and working in WSD3!
- Battle of the Book
- Chess Club
- Coding Club
- Cursive Club
- Girls on the Run
- Lego Robotics Club
- Link Crew
Calling all 5th Graders!
Do you enjoy the stories you read? Do you enjoy competing and sharing your love of reading? Join Battle of the Books! We will meet on Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:15pm after school, in Room 24 (GT Trailer). Students will also have the oppurtunity to meet during 5th grade lunch on Thursdys. Students will compete in two competitions. One competition is against the other schools in our district, at French Elementary on April 4, 2024 at 7:30am to 12:00pm. The second competition is with all the other schools in the Pikes Peak area! Date to be announced.
Battle of The Books Reading List
- Listed Alphabetically by Author
- Anderson - Chains
- Applegate - The One and Only Ivan
- Avi - True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
- Bowling - Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
- Bradley - The War that Saved My Life
- Brown - The Wild Robot
- Connor- The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle
- Creech - Ruby Holler
- Curtis - The Watsons Go to Birmingham
- Dahl - The BFG
- DuPrau - City of Ember
- Ellis - The Breadwinner
- George - Charlie’s Raven
- Haddix - Among the Hidden
- Hiaasen - Hoot
- Hobbs - Kokopelli's Flute
- Hunt - Fish in a Tree
- Kehret- Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
- Levine - Hana’s Suitcase
- Lin - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
- Lowry - Number the Stars
- Lupica - Heat
- Martin - Rain, Reign
- Naylor - Shiloh
- Nielsen - The False Prince
- O'Brien - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
- Palacio - Wonder
- Park - A Long Walk to Water
- Paterson - Bridge to Terabithia
- Paulsen - Hatchet
- Ponti - City Spies
- Rawls - Where the Red Fern Grows
- Rhodes - Ninth Ward
- Ryan - Esperanza Rising
- Smith - Cryptid Hunters
- Spinelli - Maniac Magee
- Stead - When You Reach Me
- Taylor - The Cay
- Turnage - Three Times Lucky
- Yang-The Front Desk
Has your student expressed interest in participating and performing with Pinello’s school choir, the Panther Singers? Choir is a great opportunity for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders to improve their musical skills and gain experience performing in a dedicated group. Choir will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm-4:30pm in the music room beginning September 19, 2023. No audition is required; Panther Singers is for everyone in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade who wants to sing. Please have your student see Mrs. Means or the front desk for a permission slip. Only registered students may attend choir.
At Pinello this year, we will be offering Chess Club to all 3rd - 5th graders who are interested in learning and playing chess. Experienced and new players are all welcome, and although you can bring your own chess set you do not need to. Chess will be held Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Near the end of our season, about 5 players will be chosen to represent Pinello in the District Chess Tournament on January 31, 2024. Please have your student see Mr. Bonynge or the front desk for a permission slip. Only registered students may attend chess club.
September 9th - November 16th
Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Hello families! Girls on the Run sign up is finally here! This club is a great opportunity for 3-5th grade girls to build relationships, exercise, and learn valuable social emotional/life skills. If your child is interested in joining the team, please visit Girlsontherunrockies.org for the online registration form. On the site, you will register your child for our site, Pinello Elementary. If your child is wanting to join, but you are needing financial support, please send an email to scholarships@
Register online at www.girlsontherunrockies.org. Scholarship help available upon request. If you have any questions please call 719-391-3395.
Please remember to bring running shoes, appropriate workout clothes, water bottle, positive attitude and EXCEL ENERGY!
Site Coordinator/Coaches: Madison Warner, Amanda Miller,and Darlene Monson
First Lego League Challenge is a STEM based program which will engage your student after school with hands-on learning, technology, engineering, problem solving, and more. This program will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in room 4, at Pinello Elementary School. Please pack an extra snack for your student on those days.
Dates: August 28, 2023
First Lego Explorer is for Second and Third Graders that is STEM based. Team members will investigate a topic and create a new way to improve or solve this problem. At the end of the season, we will present our solution at the Lego Explorer Expo.
Members are selected by their teachers and coaches. We will meet on Tuesday's in Room 11 from 3:30-4:30. Please remember to send a small snack.
Pinello’s Link Crew is a group primarily for students in 3rd through 5th grade who take part in our Positive Behaviors Intervention Supports & promoting our Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. This positive group is called “Link” Crew because when a student makes a kind choice for someone, that kindness can spread from one person to another creating a positive chain link reaction. Link Crew is a student leadership group that will be a driving force in keeping the PBIS and Capturing Kids’ Hearts program going for the rest of the school year. The group will work on giving new student tours and developing other ideas to promote cooperation and kindness in our school, like District Toy and Food Drives.
Come Join Pinello Elementary School's Landsharks
We offer a non-competitive youth program to introduce running to young athletes in a safe and fun environment. The focus is on self-improvement, being an encouraging teammate, and making new friends. The Spring Track Series is a fun running program and is open to students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Please remember to purchase a team race shirt if this is your first season running.
First Practice: March 30, 2023
Practice days: Monday/Wednesday
Practice times: 3:45-4:45pm
RACES: Meets are tentatively scheduled at Mesa Ridge High School on the following Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm: April 23rd April 30th May 7th
Meet #1- All runners will run the 50m dash, followed by either the 400 or 800m
Meet #2- All runners will run the 100m dash, followed by either the 400 or 800m
Meet #3- All runners will run the 200m dash, followed by either the 400 or 1600m
Registration opens February 1, 2023 and closes April 12, 2023
Runners must be registered prior to their first practice
Please register online at www.landsharksrunningclub.com
(Normal registration fee of $65 has been waived as well as the $16 t-shirt for the first 30 registrants) Please use code Pinellotrack23 to register
I look forward to working with your athletes! Please consider volunteering to help coach or work at our race site. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer,
Coach Amanda Miller