The Smarter Balanced Assessment System will replace existing statewide assessments in mathematics, reading, and writing (the NECAP) and offer significant improvements over assessments of the past. These new assessments will be administered online and will adapt to each student’s ability, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed. The NH Department of Education has an FAQ sheet if you would like more information.
Mrs. Lewis is our new fourth grade teacher. She grew up in Syracuse, New York and earned her teaching degree from the University of New Mexico. Mrs. Lewis moved back to NH two years ago and taught fifth grade at Saint Elizabeth in Rochester. She has been married for nineteen years and has a fourteen year old daughter. In her spare time, Mrs. Lewis enjoys reading and flying. She is working towards her class one pilot’s license
PES has recently received a check for over $230 from Target as a donation for school supplies! PMHS also received a check for $70 from Target. These donations came from shoppers who use their REDcard at Target and have designated Pittsfield as their school of choice. If you have a REDcard, please consider naming Pittsfield as your school.
Other easy ways you could help bring in money for our school include collecting and sending in Boxtops and Campbell Soups Labels for Education. All of these little donations add up over time. Last year PES earned more than $2,000 from Boxtops collections. Just drop them off at the Main Office of either building!
Food Prices – Cafe Services:
Breakfast – $1.50
Lunch – $2.40
Reduced Breakfast – $.30
Reduced Lunch – $.40
You will receive paperwork the first day of school. Please check Cafe Services regarding payment options.
F.B Argue Recreation Area
Open on June 24th at 1:00 PM
Contact Park & Recreation Committee—435-1850 or 435-7457 (after 6/24) – 435-7457.
—Flyers went home with students.
Drake Field Summer Recreation Program
June 25-July 31
Free to Pittsfield Students. Flyers went home—need official permission slip—no hand written notes, please. For more information—Louise Sawyer -267-6733.
Kids on the Run
Students entering grades 4 – 7 may attend. The program will be hosted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 – 10:00 from July 7 – August 7. This group will be meeting at PES but will be travelling around Pittsfield by running. Before your student can participate, a permission slip must be signed and returned to PES.
This week, third graders worked with Marek Bennett, a New Hampshire based cartoonist, musician, and educator. Students were able to incorporate sequential narrative cartooning techniques into a comic about a region of the United States. Marek’s comic work includes his recent web comic and graphic novel, SLOVAKIA: Fall in the Heart of Europe, numerous community specific mini-comics projects (such as serving as the Official Cartoonist of New Hampshire’s Weeks Act Centennial), the long-running Xeric Awardwinning weekly newspaper strip “Mimi’s Doughnuts”, and more. The third graders had a great time discovering their own unique capacities for storytelling and communication as they created their region comics.
The PTO is selling Fisher Cats tickets for Sat. June 7th 7:05 p.m. game against the Erie Seawolves. Come have a fun filled evening with family and friends. There will be fireworks after the game. Tickets are $8.00. We will have a ticket pick up night June 4th at Pittsfield elemen-tary school library at 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ammy Ramsey at 435-7094. Thank you for your support!!!!!
The student that sells the most tickets will be able to throw the first pitch!!!!!!
The runners up will be able to give the players a high five as they go onto the field!!!!!!
Funds raised for the PTO pays for the following;
Kindergarten’s teddy bear picnic
1st grade field trip to the Childrens museum
2nd grade field trip to Great Bay Discovery Ctr.
3rd grade field trip to the Montshire Museum
4th grade field trip to the Remmick Farm and the New Hampshire State House
5th grade field trip to the Currier Museum
6th grade field trip to the Vermont institute of Natural Science and the 6th grade celebration t-shirts. And much more!!!!!!!
May 22 – Gr. 4-6 – 6:30 pm
- Art will be displayed at 6:00 pm
Students can find music lyrics at Spring Concert Music.
Pittsfield will be joining The Safe Kids 500. It will be held April 30th 2014 from 5:30-7:30 at the Loudon Speedway. Bikes will be checked for safety, helmets will be inspected and fitted. Kids will learn safety tips and have the chance to ride on the mile race track.
If getting your child’s bike to the Loudon Raceway is a challenge we will have a utility trailer going up. Contact Mike Curtin with any questions 435-8432.
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!