District News

Back to School!

The following is a brief outline of upcoming dates and events in September. For a complete listing of school and community events, see the Google calendar on the right hand side of the website.

  • September 4, First Day of Pre-School (sessions start at 8:00 and 11:45 a.m.)
  • September 5, First Early Release Date at PES (1:00 p.m.) and PMHS (1:15 p.m.)
  • September 14-15, PMHS Homecoming Weekend
  • September 17, PMHS School Picture Day
  • September 26, Power School Family Night at 6:00 p.m.

Feature

Welcome Letter to Families

We are very excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year at Pittsfield Elementary School. We want to extend a warm welcome to new members of our school community and welcome back all returning students and families. Our school staff has been hard at work in preparation for the school year. We hope this letter and its contents will provide helpful information related to our school calendar, programs, and services.

The first day of school for grades K-6 is Wednesday, August 29. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 2:30 p.m. Students may be dropped off at the school between 7:30-8:00 a.m. Parents and guardians may arrive between 2:20-2:30 to prepare to pick up their child. The bus schedule is included in the packet. Please review the bus schedule carefully as some of the pick-up times have changed. Pre-kindergarten starts on Tuesday, September 4. The morning session is 8:00-10:45 a.m. and afternoon session is 11:45-2:30 a.m. Our district calendar is linked here.

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Administration

Education Funding in New Hampshire

Thanks to the many Pittsfield taxpayers who joined the recent meeting on Education Funding in New Hampshire. We were joined by many concerned taxpayers from across our state as we learned about the inequities in the state’s funding scheme and the failure of the legislature to address the issue in an equitable manner as required by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

The presenters for our meeting – former Claremont case attorneys Andru Volinsky and John Tobin – draw two conclusions regarding next steps to correct the unjust system: a lawsuit that again challenges the state’s failure to meet its duty to our students and taxpayers and a focus on the issue of school funding in this fall’s elections for governor and the state legislature.

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