The office will be close Monday and Tuesday of next week. We will be open Wednesday through Friday, till 3:00 p.m.
Please call the Pittsfield Elementary School at 435-8432 by April 4, 2014 to set up an appointment for kindergarten registration. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2014. Registration appointments are available on April 9th and April 10th. If you know of a family that does not have students at our school and their child or (children) will be 5 on or before Sep-tember 30, 2014 please have them call the school at 435-8432.
Please contact your child’s teacher if you do not receive a conference time. Report Cards will be issued at the conferences.
On Friday, January 17, Governor Hassan visited the Pittsfield Schools to review the change and talk to students. Please read the story in the Concord Monitor.
We really need help with book buddies on Friday. Please call the school—435-8432 if you are interested.
All parents will be notified if we have a delay or school is cancelled. If you did not get notified on January 6th please call the office and we will check your information. It is important that if you change your number that you notify the office.
OUTDOOR CLOTHING During the last few chilly mornings, a number of children have come to school without coats, hats or mittens. Please be aware that we still have outdoor recess and that the winter wind is cold. Our general guidelines is to keep students indoors when temperatures go below 15 degrees. The windchill factors into our decision.
Not everybody knows about the quarter-mile nature trail behind PES. In recent years, brush , tree limbs, and muddy areas have made passage challenging.
Thanks to PMHS 9th grader Kyle Hamel, the trail is now the best it’s ever been. For his Eagle Scout project, Kyle and friends have transformed the trail, brought light, firm footing, and even furniture to our wooded backyard.
Kyle has constructed three wooden benches with views of the wetland and constructed a small amphitheatre, suitable for a class meeting. Barton Lumbar donated building materials. Several scouts and scout leaders donated labor and equipment.
We thank Kyle for leading this project for all Pittsfield residents to enjoy.
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…)
“The mission of the Pittsfield Parent Connection is to improve the education of our children through collaborative actions by organizing conversation and communication between home and school.”
We would like to invite any and all parents who are interested in learning about this group, to come to the next meeting. For more information or questions to be answered please feel free to contact Katie or Stephanie . All parents are welcome!