01/16/24Week of January 15th


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



Early Release Day on Wednesday, January 24th

The next early-release Wednesday of the school year will be next Wednesday, January 24th. 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 Hanlon School at the beginning of Extended Day.



SEPAC Event: Saturday, January 27th

The Westwood Library is requesting input on programming and library materials. Please consider completing their survey. The Library is also hosting a sensory-friendly movie on Saturday, January 27th. 


Please click on the following link for more information: SEPAC_Sensory-Friendly Movie Flyer



Reminder: Student Use of Personal Electronic Devices

Please read the following letter regarding student use of personal electronic devices during the school day. The letter was also sent to all Pine Hill families on Friday, December 15th. 


To access the letter, please click on the following link: Letter_Pine Hill Community_Personal Electronic Devices_12/15/2023



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: School Committee Meeting: Thursday, January 18th

The monthly School Committee meeting for January will be held on Thursday, January 18th beginning at 7:00pm at the Westwood High School Little Theater.



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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