Welcome to the Principal's Office!
Hello Pine Valley Families and Friends,
It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through the year already! At Pine Valley Elementary School we’ve been busy academically, socially and physically. Our students continue to work hard every day as we progress through the NYS modules in our classrooms against the backdrop of Personalized Learning. I have enjoyed watching kindergarten students in hands-on learning through 3-D shapes in math and can’t believe the progress they are making as they are learning to write sentences and create their own illustrations. I’ve been impressed watching our students in first grade segment and re-create words are they are mastering their reading skills. Students in second and third grade have been exploring multiple ways to solve math problems as they are encouraged to lead their own learning in dynamic and flexible settings. Our intermediate level students are engaged in gathering information from multiple sources and integrating research into their writing, and many students are engaging in very interesting labs in Science!
Our bands and choruses are sounding great and we recently celebrated the success of The Jingle Jury, where many of our students displayed their musical, artistic and acting talents both on stage and behind the scenes! Both students and staff continue to be “Bucket Fillers” as we practice kindness and respect toward one another in everything we do.
However, none of this could be possible without the dedication and expertise of our classroom teachers, reading and math specialists, counseling and support staff. Our teachers and staff are continuing to participate in regional and district-provided opportunities for professional development to hone their skills and bring the very best back to our students.
Thank you parents for your continued support of your children and our school. We are looking forward to seeing you at our Parent/Teacher Conferences this Spring. Until the weather warms up, please continue to dress your children in warm clothing, boots, hats and gloves. As always, if I can answer any questions or be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to call or drop by.