04/99/24Week of April 8th


Thank You So Much: Parent-Teacher Conferences Dinner

Thank you so much to the Pine Hill PTO for providing a delicious dinner for our teachers before last week's evening Parent-Teacher Conferences! We truly appreciate your generosity and ongoing support!



Staffing Updates:

  • Administrative Assistant: During the FY'25 budget process, the decision was made to reduce one Administrative Assistant at Pine Hill for next year. Jenny Abdou will be the full-time Administrative Assistant at Pine Hill for the 2024-2025 school year. We are extremely fortunate to have both Annie Barrucci and Jenny Abdou with us through the end of the 2023-2024 school year. They are incredible individuals and such valuable resources for our school.



No School on April 15th - April 19th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed from Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 19th for the April vacation.



2024-2025 WPS Calendar

The Westwood School Committee has approved the district calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. To access the calendar, please click on the following link: WPS 2024-2025 Calendar



Rescheduled: Conversations with Caregivers: Tuesday, April 23rd

The next School Engagement Committee's Conversations with Caregivers event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 2rd from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Pine Hill School Library.


For more information, please click on the following link: Conversation with Caregivers Event_04/23/2024


Reminder: Early Release Day on Wednesday, April 10th

The next early-release Wednesday of the school year will be on 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: 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.



Reminder: 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: 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: 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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