04/92/24Week of April 1st


Staffing Updates:

  • Physical Education: Crosby Piche has accepted our offer of the long-term substitute PE teacher. She will remain at Pine Hill and teach the Deerfield PE classes on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays through the end of the school year. Please join me in congratulating Ms. Piche and thanking her for all of her hard work and care with our students.
  • School Psychologist: Kristine McDonald, who has been on leave for the 2023-2024 school year, has resigned from her position. Please join me in thanking Mrs. McDonald for her incredible efforts and dedication to our school over the past six years.



Pine Hill Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Pine Hill Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 5th at 10:00am and will be held on the STEAM Porch. This is not a school-wide community event and will primarily be attended by district, town, and state officials. Pine Hill's grade 5 chorus will sing a song at the conclusion of the ceremony, which will be followed by the official ribbon cutting at the front entrance of the school.



School Committee Meeting: Thursday, April 11th

The monthly School Committee meeting for April will be held on Thursday, April 11th beginning at 6:30pm at the Westwood High School Little Theater.



April SEPAC Events 

The Westwood SEPAC has several community events scheduled for the month of April.


Please click on the following link to learn about the April SEPAC events:  Westwood SEPAC Events for April 2024



Reminder: Eddie's Food Drive: March 25th - April 13th

The Pine Hill community will participate in Eddie's Food Drive, in honor of Eddie Thomson.

For additional information regarding this annual food drive and requested donation items, please click on the following link: 2024 Eddie's Food Drive Flyer



Reminder: Early Release Day on Wednesday, April 3rd and April 10th

The next early-release Wednesdays of the school year will be on Wednesday, April 3rd and Wednesday, April 10th. Students will be dismissed at 12:00pm on those days 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: 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: 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



Reminder: 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: 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: 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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