About Us

At Pinecrest, we value learning, engagement, collaboration, and communication.

Elementary is a K-4 elementary serving approximately 550 students from the very edge of our district boundaries along with students from the surrounding neighborhoods. Our boundaries and busing patterns give us the opportunity to mirror the secondary schedule—starting our school day at 8:00 and dismissing at 2:35. We share a 60-acre campus with the Middle School in the heart of Hastings. 

Operation “Grand” Service Night

On Tuesday, December 11, Pinecrest students and families filled gift bags with ornaments, letters, and needed supplies for each of the 130 residents of the Minnesota Veterans Home here in Hastings.  Over the past few weeks, Pinecrest families generously donated  hats, gloves, snacks, playing cards, and toiletries to be shared with our veterans.  Students were encouraged to bring at least one “grand” guest, a grandparent or other special guest to this fun event.  This was a great event for students to experience the giving spirit of the season while spending a special evening with a grandparent or loved one!

School Closings and Delays

Fax: 651-480-7282
Attendance:  651-480-7281
Health Office: 651-480-7286

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Dates to Remember


1st - NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

8th - BAS - 1st - 4th grade

15th - BAS - 1st - 4th grade

16th - GeoBee at 1:00 pm

17th - 4th Grade field trip to Science Museum

18th - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

21st - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

24th - Kindergarten Registration - 5:30 - 7:00
24th - 2nd & 4th Science Museum Eng. - MS

24th - K field trip (Miller & Matzek) to Carp. Nature Center

25th - K field trip (Brenny & Leontovich) to Carp. Nature Center

29th - Instrument fair at High School - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

29th - Family Bingo night at 6:00 pm

30th - Report cards sent home



4th - Instrument fair at High School - 6:00 to 8:00
8th - 2nd Grade field trip to Science Museum

15th - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

18th - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

22nd - 1st Grade field trip to Children's Theater

27th - Elementary Evening Conferences

28th - Elementary Evening Conferences



1st - Elementary Daytime Conferences


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