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Pinecrest Elementary School
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975 West 12th Street Hastings, Minnesota 55033 651/480-7280 & 651/480-7281 -phones 651/480-7282 -fax

Mission Statement

The Pinecrest Community is committed to working together to provide a safe and respectful environment that promotes student responsibility and readiness to learn.
  • Be Safe                                                 
  • Be Respectful   
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Ready to Learn
Paul Bakker, Principal, Pinecrest Elementary School



Pinecrest News
Reading Corps Position
3/10/2014 2:57 PM

Pinecrest Elementary has been awarded one full-time K-3 position for a Minnesota Reading Corps Literacy Tutor. You can help children succeed in school by giving them the extra support they need to read. Click on "Reading Corps Postion" to find out how to apply.

March Dates to Remember
2/27/2014 4:17 PM

Kindergarten Registration--Now Open!
1/16/2014 7:20 AM
Click here for registration forms and information

Are you interested in classes that can assist you (parents) in the transition to Kindergarten? These classes may be especially helpful to you if your first child will be starting Kindergarten this fall.  Clicking on the links below will take you directly to the Community Education page that describes the class and allows you to register. 

Healthy Food Choices
3/28/2012 3:18 PM


Pinecrest Related Links


Parent Links
Meal Pay Plus - Food Service Payments
PaySchools - Activity Payments and Fees


Staff Corner


Board Meeting Schedule Changes
6/23/2014 2:57:24 PM
The Board Work Sessions scheduled for 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 9th has been moved to:
  • Wednesday, July 23rd, following the Regular Board Meeting.   

Text Messaging Service Now Available to Parents
11/21/2013 12:20:55 PM
Hastings Public Schools is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communication by allowing the district to deliver important information to parents via SMS text messaging.

This service is not intended to replace existing means of communication, rather it will enhance them. The district will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant.

In order to participate in the new service, you must have a cell phone on file with the School District, and then parents must indicate willingness to receive text messages to their phones. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.

Please click above for more information on how to opt into this new service.


Courtesy Bus Route Information for Secondary Students
8/28/2013 9:43:02 AM
In an effort to accomodate secondary students grades 5 - 12, who live within the walking zone to the Middle School and High School, Courtesy Bus Routes have been established.  Please click above to see more information about how the routes work and to see a map of the of locations.