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Principal's Message


November 27, 2023


Dear Pine Hill Community,


I hope you had a safe and restful Thanksgiving recess and are looking forward to this short and busy stretch of time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. It’s hard to believe that there are only 19 school days before the December vacation.


As we get further into winter, I want to take a moment to remind you of some of the policies and procedures that help us safely navigate the weather during the colder months of the school year.


Please remember that students go outside, even in snowy weather, unless it is an unsafe temperature. For Westwood Public Schools, students will stay inside if the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Students will also not have outside recess if the conditions are too icy or rainy. Please make sure your children are dressed for the winter temperatures, so they can play outside comfortably and safely. 


On snowy days, please make sure your children are equipped with snow pants and snow boots. Without this gear, students will need to play on the shoveled blacktop areas of the playground, which is a lot less fun than playing in the snow on the field or playground. Please send your children to school with a pair of shoes in addition to snow boots. The school fields tend to remain wet and puddly for a few days after it has rained. Therefore, it is also helpful to send an extra pair of shoes with your children on and after rainy days. This will help students stay comfortable and keep our hallways and classrooms clean and dry throughout the day.


Be Kind. Work Hard. Have Fun!



Joshua Baumer


Joshua Baumer
Pine Hill Elementary School
790 Gay Street
Westwood, MA 02090
781-326-7500 x7520


Lunch Ordering

PreK - 5 Lunch Menu

Pay online at myschoolbucks.com

Lunch is free for the 2023 - 2024 School Year.

Information to Apply for Free & Reduced Meals (or other fee reduction opportunities) for the 2023 - 2024 School Year:

  1. Application
  2. Application Instructions
  3. Permission to Share Information with OTHER PROGRAMS (ex. Bus Fees, Athletics, etc). 

Forms & Documents

PTO Updates & Information

The Pine Hill PTO Welcomes Students, Families, and Staff to the 2023-2024 School Year!



  • Charleston Wrap Fundraiser - Order November 1st - November 21st - Visit registercw.com to access the Pine Hill participant dashboard and unlock your participant link with Organization ID: 19263.
  • Takeout Tuesday - November 21th at Blue Ribbon BBQ in Dedham (mention "Pine Hill PTO")
  • Holiday Bingo Night - Tuesday, December 5th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Thurston Middle School. Free bingo for all Pine Hill Families. Reminder to bring cash for Council on Aging Holiday Craft Fair and PTO raffle tickets. Get in on the fun and sign-up to help out!

More Info about the Pine Hill PTO

For additional information about your PTO, please visit the PTO section of the Pine Hill Website. 


Contact Us

Email us at pinehillpto@westwood.k12.ma.us.

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