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Full Day Kindergarten Community Forum

By Clayton Wood

A community forum on the topic of Full Day Kindergarten will be held on April 16 at PES Cafeteria from 6:00-7:00 PM. Share and welcome feedback to an exciting opportunity to consider full day kindergarten for 2014-2015.

Full Day

Read Across America

By Clayton Wood

Next week is Read Across America week. Read Across America is a week to honor Dr. Seuss.
- Monday: The Sleep Book, wear pajamas to school.
- Tuesday: Green Eggs and Ham, wear green to school.
- Wednesday: Fox in Socks/Hair Book, crazy hair or wear socks.
- Thursday: If I Ran the Circus, dress as what you would like to be when you grow up.
- Friday: Cat in the Hat, wear a hat.
*Make everything appropriate
*Be creative
*And have fun!

Pennies for Patient Drive

By Clayton Wood

Pennies for Patients

The ABC Kindness Club finished up an amazing drive.  The students raised 1,219.64 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The money was raised in honor of Joey Martin, a second grade Pittsfield student who is currently in treatment.

We have a wonderful caring group of students at PES!  Ms Allens grade 5 class wins the pizza party with 159.09 in donations.
 Thank You to Rustic Crust of Pittsfield NH and our Cafe Services who will work together on the pizza party.

Pittsfield College Students Return for PES Students

By Clayton Wood


Pittsfield students home for vacation shared with PES 5th and 6th grade students about their experiences at college. The Pittsfield Middle High School hosted the meeting in the PMHS lecture hall. The discussion was facilitated by Angelia Castongauy from NHHEAF. Topics covered were dorm life, majors, clubs on campus, rules at college, roommates and of course food! It was great to have these students back in our school to share their experiences. They are doing amazing things!

Pittsfield Elementary School Improvement Team

By Clayton Wood

We are seeking parents and community members interested in participating on a school improvement team. Please consider joining us.

Visit to vote for our school.

By Clayton Wood

Voting is now closed. Thank you to all who voted for our school.

iPad Learning for Fifth and Sixth Graders

By Clayton Wood

Teachers and District Technology Integrator, Carin Foss, plan to distribute iPads to fifthand sixth-grade students later this month, on Tuesday, May 21. These tools are part of our district’s one-to-one technology and learning initiative.

Teachers have been preparing to use several applications, or apps, to teach the curriculum using these powerful and engaging tools. At PES the iPads will be staying at school, not going home with students as they do with grades 9-12 at PMHS.

We have developed several strategies and guidelines to ensure that the iPads are used safely and productively by students. PES will be holding an iPad celebration night in June to demonstrate iPad use in the classroom and provide information about internet safety.

Sowah Mensah at PES

By Clayton Wood

Ghanian master drummer, composer, and  ethnomusicologist, Sowah Mensah, will be  working with our 4th,  5th, and 6th grade students next week. In this  residency students will  not only be learning an  exciting music from a  different culture, but  they will be learning life  skills like respect, focus,  and listening. This is an excellent  opportunity for students to feel their  worth as valuable members of their community. Permission slips  must be returned for  your son or daughter  to take part in the  Thursday night performance or Wednesday after school dance  audition. Please consider attending the  concert, 6:30 pm.  March 28th, at PMHS,  to witness this transformational experience!

Pittsfield Parent Connection to Discuss PES-PMHS Transition

By Clayton Wood

The Pittsfield Parent Connection is a group of parents from both PES and PMHS that meets monthly to discuss how the schools can build stronger communication and improved transitions for students.

At it’s next meeting on Monday, March 18, the PPC will review plans for transition activities between grades 6 and 7 and between grades 8 and 9. Parents will give input. Mr. Kilmister, PMHS Principal, Bob Bickford, and PMHS Guidance Counselor Jeff Martell will be on hand to meet with parents, answer questions, and address concerns.

Any interested PES parent is invited to attend. The meeting will start at 6:00 at PMHS, Room 113

Artist in Residence At PES

By Clayton Wood

The annual artist-in residence program is supported by the Pittsfield Elementary School PTO. Thank You, PTO!

Excited Matthew and Joseph share Accordion Book with Ms. Sweeney and classmates.