Welcome To Pine Grove School

September 6, 2016

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back!

Welcome to the new school year!  I am very happy to welcome you to another journey in your child’s education. I hope your summer has gone well and you are excited for the beginning of the new school year. I anticipate an exciting year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning. I continue to feel extremely fortunate to be working with such an exceptional group of students, families, and staff members. Our PGS theme this year is Journey to Success.

Whether you are a new Pine Grove family or a returning family, the year ahead will be a rewarding experience for your child. A commitment toward working with, understanding, and nurturing each and every child are some of the many reasons why Pine Grove is such a wonderful place for children to learn and grow.   We are all about educating the whole child!

At Pine Grove School, we strive for academic excellence in a stimulating school environment. We try to instill in all children a love for learning.  We continually examine our curriculum and instructional practices to ensure educational growth and the best possible programs for children.

Parents, we feel, are our partners in the important job of educating the children of this community. We value frequent contact between parents and staff to ensure a connection with all aspects of school life. We strive to see that the parents/guardians of students–like the students themselves–feel at home at Pine Grove School.

We are pleased to be continuing our Character Education monthly themes and will incorporate them into all aspects of school life.  Character Education has a prominent role in the lives of young children.  Pine Grove School students will engage in a multitude of activities to promote acts of kindness, good citizenship and tasks that develop skills and strategies to become good problem solvers.  All students will recognize the worth, quality, and importance of themselves, other people, and their community.  September will focus on TIME = Teamwork ~ Integrity ~ My Attitude ~ Effort!  

Finally, we welcome some new faces to Pine Grove School this year. Please join me in welcoming Assistant Principal Ben Schersten, Half Time Kindergarten Teacher Maria Moss, and Instructional Assistant Jen MacDonald.  We said good bye to James Sforza, Aleta Budd, Marion Jones, Heather Ferrarra, Kathleen Mackie and Julie Nichols.   We wish them the very best on their future endeavors.

I look forward to another exciting, rewarding, and outstanding school year with Mr. Schersten and The Pine Grove Students, Parents and Staff!

All the best,


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