We are still going strong! Please consider joining us! The weather has been delightful and it is a great way to start the day. There are rumors that Dr. Freeman may join the walkers again during October. Dropoff is at the Family Dollar Store starting at 7:10 am. Parent volunteers are welcome to join us. The walk is weather permitting.
The start of the 2013-2014 school year is right around the corner.
Use the links below to see the back to school supply letters from each grade level!
We are accepting applications for the fall 2013-2014 school year for Pittsfield Head Start. If you have a child at home that will be 3 or 4 by September, 2013, you can fill out an application now. If you have a relative, friend or neighbor with a preschool-aged child, please encourage them to call Susan Ireland at Community Action Program 225-3295 for an application
As part of contract with the school photo company, Geskus, children are issued photo ID cards, which we are sending home with children today. The bar code on the ID is not activated. In future years we might choose to use these cards in conjunction with our food services program, but right now they are not required for any school service.
Safety and Security are our First Priority!
A New PES Security System. Over the summer a new entryway security system was installed for the main entrance to Pittsfield Elementary School. The security system allows our staff to secure the building during the school day, keeping the front door locked so that no-one can enter without being screened by the office. When visitors approach the office between hours of 8:00 until 4:00, the doors will be locked. Visitors press a buzzer, are greeted by the receptionist in the front office, and after being cleared, are buzzed into the building.
A New PES Dismissal Routine. Last spring PES successfully piloted a more efficient dismissal process for the end of the school day. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents and staff. We plan to keep the new dismissal routine in place for the 2012-13 school year. The new dismissal plan encourages walking and also makes car pick-up more convenient for parents by opening up the main loop to personal vehicles at 2:25. (more…)
Parents, would you like to send a letter to your child at school, no postage required.
PES has a mail delivery system called Wee Deliver. Students are able to send letters to other students and teachers in the building. Mail is delivered on Friday mornings by our postal assistants from grades 4, 5, and 6. Each classroom has selected a delivery address and is listed below.
The goals of this program are:
- Students practice written communication skills in a letter format.
- Students learn to use correct mechanics and format when addressing an envelope.
- Students help to develop a friendlier and stronger school community.
You can send a letter to your child by dropping it off at our school mailbox located in the main hallway. You can also send it to your child’s teacher inside another envelope. Please be sure to write your child’s name and classroom address. Also, the envelope must have a return address so that your child can write back. Contact any second grade teacher (Ms. Levine, Mrs. Venetos, Mr. Uhouse or Mrs. Mahanes) with questions about the program.
|Office Staff 1||Welcome Way||Special Ed Teachers||202 Support Str.|
|Cafeteria||Five a Day Way||Gym||Heart Healthy Way|
|Student Support Ctr.||208 Respect Road||Music||Melody Way|
|Custodial||Window Washer Way||Library||Book Boulevard|
|Computer Lab||101 Lab Lane||Art Room||103 Creative Lane|
|Speech||106 Language Lane||K Plus||102 Panda Place|
|Mrs. McCue||114 Kindergarten Way||Ms. Whittier||115 Finch Rd./Ladybug L.|
|Mrs. Bouchard||104 Mathematician Way||Mrs. Biron||107 Scientists Street|
|Mrs. DeRosa||105 Readers Way||Mr. Uhouse||108 Smart Street|
|Mrs. Mahanes||109 Science Street||Mrs. Venetos||110 Smartboard Street|
|Ms. Kilar||111 Learning Lane||Mrs. Elliott||113 Cowabunga Lane|
|Ms. Wilson||209 Folk Tale Drive||Mrs. Bass||210 Abenaki Avenue|
|Mrs. Doscher||204 Nerd Street||Ms. Bickford||205 Angle Island|
|Ms. Allen||203 Allen Avenue||Mr. Patsos||206 Yidda Yadda Lane|
|Mrs. Kaplan||207 Ineffable Way|