03/78/24Week of March 18th


Playground Safety Guidelines

Thank you to Ms. Jennings for creating a physical education slideshow emphasizing playground safety expectations. Ms. Jennings shared the slideshow with all of the Pine Hill Physical Education classes. Mr. Baumer and Mrs. Olson also reviewed the safety expectations with all students during last week's lunch periods.


To view the Pine Hill playground safety expectations, please click on the following link: Pine Hill Playground



Staffing Update: Pine Hill PE Teacher

The district has posted an opening for a long-term substitute for a Pine Hill Physical Education teacher to teach Mr. Chant's PE classes through the end of the school year. Once the hiring process is complete, we will introduce the new staff member to the Pine Hill community. In the meantime, Ms. Crosby Piche will be teaching Mr. Chant's PE classes at Pine Hill. Ms. Piche was a long-term substitute for a kindergarten teacher at the Sheehan School. She is an excellent educator and is partnering closely with Pine Hill's PE teacher, Ms. Jennings.



Update: The Last Day of School for Pine Hill

Superintendent Piwowar confirmed that Pine Hill will need to make up the day that school was canceled for Deerfield and Hanlon due to the power outage on Monday, December 18th. Assuming we have no additional snow days, the last day of school for Pine Hill will be Monday, June 17th. Both Friday, June 14th and Monday, June 17th will be early-release days for students.



Reminder: Early Release Day on Wednesday, March 20th

The next early-release Wednesday of the school year will be this Wednesday, March 20th. Students will be dismissed at 12:00pm and we will not have lunch or afternoon recess during the school day. If students are going to Extended Day, then they will have lunch at the Pine Hill School at the beginning of Extended Day.



Reminder: Conversations with Caregivers: Tuesday, March 26th

The next School Engagement Committee's Conversations with Caregivers event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Pine Hill School Library.


For more information, please click on the following link: Conversation with Caregivers Event_03/26/2024


To register for the event, please click on the following link: Conversation with Caregivers Registration



Reminder: Spring 2024 MCAS Schedule

The testing window for the Spring 2024 MCAS exams is March 25th - May 24th. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take two English Language Arts exams and two Math exams. Students in grade 5 will also take two Science, Technology and Engineering exams. 


To access the updated draft schedules for the Pine Hill Spring 2024 MCAS testing, please click on the following link: 2023-2024_Pine Hill_MCAS Schedule_Spring 2024_For Families



Reminder: Pine Hill 411

We have created a Pine Hill 411 document, which contains a lot of important information about the daily routines at the Pine Hill School. Our arrival and dismissal procedures are included, in addition to general school information.


To access the document, please click on the following link: Pine Hill 411



Reminder: Updated Pine Hill Circulation Plan

The construction team has shared the finalized interim circulation plan that will be used through the demolition of Hanlon and construction of the athletic fields phases of the Pine Hill project. Please refer to this plan for morning arrival and dismissal times of the school day. 


To access the interim plan, please click on the following link: Pine Hill Elementary School_Interim Site Circulation Plan_Spring 2024



Reminder: Pine Hill Site Council

We are looking for Pine Hill parents to serve on the Pine Hill Site Council this year. The Pine Hill Site Council is a school advisory group that is composed of parents, teachers, and community members. The council members assist the principal in: 1) Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards, 2) identifying the educational needs of students attending the school, 3) reviewing the annual school building budget, and 4) discussing a school improvement plan.


The Pine Hill Site Council meets several times throughout the year. Our meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Please contact Mr. Baumer if you are interested in serving on the Pine Hill Site Council during the 2023-2024 school year.

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