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.
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
*And have fun!
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.
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!
We are seeking parents and community members interested in participating on a school improvement team. Please consider joining us.
Voting is now closed. Thank you to all who voted for our school.
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.
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!
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
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.