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41 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12203
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Vibetta Sanders, Principal
About Pine Hills Elementary School
rebuilt in 2005-06 as part of the district's
sweeping facilities project, the former Public School 16
reopened in the winter of 2007 as Pine Hills Elementary
School. Pine Hills is a neighborhood school serving
students in prekindergarten-grade 6 with 50 full-time and
14 part-time staff. Our students come from a wide
variety of backgrounds and experiences.
The school's mission is to
provide a community of support for the “whole child” as
it strives for academic excellence on the journey of
life-long learning. To achieve that mission,
administrators, faculty and staff work hard at
establishing a learning community that actively develops
and implements best practices.
School day begins:
School day ends:
After-school child care ends:
Points of distinction
Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten
Voluntary school uniforms
Teach and practice "The 7
Habits of Highly Effective People"
Recognized by the New York State Department of
Education in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for strong academic
One of 11 schools in the nation certified for
environmental stewardship through the Audubon Cooperative
- Tuesday, Sept. 5 --
First day of school
News and information
Martin Luther King assembly --
Students, staff and families
gathered in the gym at Pine Hills Elementary School
on Friday to recognize the life an work of Martin
Luther King Jr. Students sang, showed a video,
shared dreams and read original essays at this
Click here to see photos from the event.
Leadership Day --
Pine Hills Elementary is a "Leader in Me" school,
meaning it follows a behavior model called "7
Habits" that is based on "The 7 Habits of Highly
Effective People." During Leadership Day on Dec. 14,
visitors from the school heard a variety of student
demonstrations showing how the "7 Habits" have
shaped their lives and the world around them. Teams
of students also led tours throughout the school and
classrooms, and the day was capped off with a panel
discussion about the "7 Habits" by student leaders.
Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the
Summer journey to
rural Africa is 'well' worth it --
The Pine Hills Elementary School geography bear
will have some wonderful stories to share about summer vacation when
students return to start the new school year.
Principal Vibetta Sanders and teacher Deann Lynch took the school’s
well-traveled unofficial mascot with them on a journey halfway around
the world during August. Sanders and Lynch travelled to Tanzania to be part of a project the school’s students
started three years ago.
Led by its students, Pine Hills Elementary raised
$15,000 to support the construction of a new freshwater well in the
Please visit our District News section to read
more, and for links with additional information.
Click here to visit the
City School District of Albany Photo Gallery.
Absence from school
If your child is absent
from school for any reason, call the school at 475-6725
during the morning and provide a written excuse when
your child returns to school.