Menu Update April 6-10, 2020

All children 0-18 years old are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch, under the National School Lunch Program.  Children/families can pick up meals from the Kitchen Door by the Cafeteria Entrance, from 9-11 AM, Monday through Friday, until schools are back in session.  We ask that parents and students remain in their vehicle, in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 



Monday April 6, 2020

French Toast / Milk

Chicken Legs/Mashed Potatoes and Fruit Cocktail 

Tuesday April 7, 2020

Biscuit, Egg and Sausage Patty
/ Milk 

Chili Fries/ Fresh Vegetable 


Wednesday April 8, 2020

Muffin /Hard Boiled Egg


Egg Roll / Fried Rice

Pineapple Cups

Thursday April 9, 2020

Bagels, Egg and Cheese / Milk

Spicy Chicken Sandwich

French Fries and Fruit Cocktail

Friday April 10, 2020

Cheese Omelet/Muffin


Hot Dogs / Chips and Peaches

Update: March 31, 2020

Dear Parents, Students and Community,

As you are aware the Governor has announced school closures for the remainder of the school year. We will continue to provide school work to enhance our student learning opportunities. This will include on-line classes and paper and pencil homework and technical support.

Grades K-2
Home work packets were delivered for two weeks, on the March 24, 2020. Weekly completed work can be dropped off at the lunch pickup. Teachers are now working on creating packets for the next two weeks. Please make sure your child’s name and grade level is on all papers. We will contact you when the new packets are ready for distribution. 

Grades 3-5
Home work packets were delivered for two weeks, on the March 24, 2020. Weekly completed work can be dropped off at the lunch pickup. Teachers are now working on creating packets for the next two weeks. Please make sure your child’s name and grade level is on all papers. We will contact you when the new packets are ready for distribution. Additionally, we are working with our technology department to create online lessons to support team learning. You will be notified when you can pick-up your child’s chrome book.

Grades 6-8
If you have homework ready to turn in you may turn them in at the lunch line start on Wednesday April 1, 2020. The majority of student work is to be submitted online, teachers are checking daily. If you need additional support please have your child contact their classroom teacher via Google Classroom.

Additional Information

Meals will continue to be provided at the Ramada. Menu items may vary depending upon availability of items.

Homework can be dropped off between 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Monday thru Friday at the Ramada.

If anything changes on your contact information please inform the school so that we may contact you.

All your child’s personal items will be bagged/tagged and made available in the near future. Information will be forthcoming. 

Please be aware that the office hours are 8-12 Monday thru Friday, should you have any questions please CALL the office at 928-476-3283.

Thank you, 
Kathlene Thomson, Superintendent

March 31, 2020

Family, Students and Community,

Under the directive of Arizona State Governor Ducey, Superintendent Hoffman, Secretary of State Hobbs, and Gila County Superintendent Sandoval, Pine Strawberry Elementary Administration has been notified that Arizona Public Schools will be closed for the remainder of the year.  Based on the limited information we have received regarding the required closing of all State Public schools, we will follow state requirements. We will provide additional information once it is made available. We ask for your understanding and patience during these unique times. Our priorities will always be to our family, students and staff.  

Please monitor the Pine Strawberry School Facebook and Website for the latest information.
Kind regards, 

Superintendent, Kathlene Thomson

Home of the Buffalos!

Welcome to Pine Strawberry Elementary School District (PSESD) located in the beautiful Rim Country and the ponderosa pines of Central Arizona! PSESD is a continuation of a tradition of excellence in education beginning with the establishment of the Strawberry Schoolhouse in 1884. PSESD continues to provide the children in our district with an outstanding educational experience.

A cornerstone of the District's vision is our commitment to facilitating the development of the whole child by creating an environment in which all students will achieve success, become productive individuals and the development of a positive home/school/community partnership. The partnership is committed to the development and implementation of effective educational programs that provide students with a comprehensive curriculum and education. This commitment has fostered a community and school district that preserves family and small town values. In addition, PSESD has placed a strong emphasis on teaching the fundamentals using innovative teaching strategies and interventions and is always exploring and implementing technologies to facilitate student success.

PSESD remains committed to creating and maintaining a vibrant and strong school system as we face challenging times over the next decade. We will meet the needs of our students and families and preserve the values that have served the District for the past 126 years. We are firm in our belief that all children can meet their potential.We hope you enjoy our website. In the website you will find information about our school and the District. If you have any questions about our District that are not answered on the website, please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help you find what you're looking for.


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