02/43/24Week of February 12th


K-2 Author Visit Book Ordering

A reminder that picture book author, Heather Lang, will be visiting with our K-2 students on Monday, March 11th. If you’d like to order any of her books to be signed, an order form was sent home last week. An online form with QR code is also available within School Messenger. Ms. Lang’s presentation will center around her book, Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark which students will also read in library class prior to the visit. All orders must be submitted by this Friday, February 16th. Please note that students in grades 3-5 will participate in an author visit in late spring.



Reminder: Early Release Days: Wednesday, February 14th and Friday, February 16th

We will have two early-release days next week. Next Wednesday, February 14th and Friday, February 16th will be early-release days for students. 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 on Wednesday, then they will have lunch at the Hanlon School at the beginning of Extended Day. There will be no Extended Day for students on Friday, February 16th.



Reminder: Lost and Found

We have accumulated a large collection of items in our Lost and Found, including many sweatshirts and jackets. Please ask your child to check the Lost and Found for their missing clothing and/or please check the Lost and Found when you are at the Deerfield or Hanlon campuses.



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 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 Photos

Our Hanlon campus Instructional Technology Coach, Mr. Goguen, filmed a new, wonderful drone video of the exterior of the new Pine Hill School building (Thank you so much, Mr. Goguen!). In addition, Mr. Baumer took some updated photos of all/most of the interior spaces.


To access the video and photos, please click on the following link: The New Pine Hill School (Mr. Baumer will work on labeling and organizing the photos, so they are more user-friendly. They are not yet in order.)



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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