Arrival and Dismissal Routines

Over the past few weeks, our school staff and administration has reviewed its arrival and dismissal procedures with input from families at a recent PTO meeting. We’ve concluded that several procedures can be clarified, some need to be more strictly adhered to, and other procedures can be modified to ensure student safety. One example of a modified procedure is the automated response to the school’s phone number with a series of dial by prompts for the attendance office, facilities manager, school nurse, special education office, or the main office. You can still reach Ms. Miller or Ms. Blake in the main office by dialing zero. Additionally, we have identified one person, Donna Stevens, as our attendance manager to provide a point person responsible for managing student absences, early dismissals, and other attendance duties. The following bullet points highlight other procedural clarifications and modifications to arrival and dismissal routines; modifications are noted in italics. Also, the school arrival map is linked here. (more…)


Community Conversation Series

The 2016-2017 Community Conversation Series, hosted by Dr. John Freeman, Superintendent of Schools, includes a wide range of the topics. All discussions will start at 6:00 p.m. Locations will vary between PES and PMHS. Please check the Google calendar for locations.

  • Tuesday, March 21The Hungry Heart (film and discussion):  How can prescription drug addiction impact small town folks?
  • Tuesday, April 18Youth Risk Behavior Survey:  What do our youth tell us about the risks they are taking?
  • Tuesday, May 16Home / School Communications:  How can we better communicate with each other?

Elementary School Calendar

Current Events

PTO Meeting

The PTO meets the first Tuesday of each month. This month’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the PES learning commons. New parents and/or caregivers are welcome to attend! Please consider joining us and bring a friend!

School Board Meetings

The School Board meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the PMHS library. This month’s meetings are scheduled for March 2 and March 16; however, please note that the March 16 date is the School District Meeting, held at PES at 7:00 p.m. The Board is always seeking feedback from the community. Public input is welcome!

February Break

February Break is coming up soon! There will be no school the week of February 27. School will re-open on March 6.