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Pine Hills Elementary School

Pine Hills Elementary School
Prekindergarten-Grade 5

 

41 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12203 (click here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6725
Fax: (518) 475-6729

 

Tia Corniel, Principal

Email: tcorniel@albany.k12.ny.us

Allisen Brodie, Assistant Principal

Email: abrodie@albany.k12.ny.us

 

Administrative changes at Pine Hills

On July 1, the City School District of Albany Board of Education appointed Allisen Brodie as the new assistant principal at Pine Hills Elementary School.

Ms. Brodie is a veteran educator with more than a decade of experience. She comes to Pine Hills after spending the past year as an assistant principal at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.

Prior to Myers, Ms. Brodie spent a year as school improvement manager at William S. Hackett Middle School. She also taught reading to Hackett sixth-graders for three years, and was an elementary teacher for five years before permanently joining the school district in 2014.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Principal Corniel at (518) 475-6725.

2019-20 School Supply Lists

School times

  • Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.
  • School day begins: 8 a.m.
  • Late bell: 8:03 a.m.
  • School day ends: 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, Sept. 6 -- Kindergarten Orientation, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 6 -- First Day of School
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 -- Meet the Teacher Night and Ice Cream Social, 6-8 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 16 -- PTA meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Dads Take Your Child to School Day
  • Sunday, Sept. 22 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run in Washington Park, 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 30 -- No School (Rosh Hashana)

2018-19 news and information

  • Pine Hills Post -- The May edition of our newsletter is now available via this link.

  • Congratulations graduates! -- Superintendent Adams joined Principal Corniel in celebrating the academic success of 60 fifth-graders as they "move up" to Myers Middle School.

  • Pine Hills shines with Lighthouse recognition -- Students, staff and community have worked seven years for benchmark.

  • Spring Concert -- Our orchestra, band and chorus proved they learned a lot this year by expertly performing selections from Beethoven to Michael Jackson.

  • Author visit -- Willie Deane shared the wonder of reading in a uniqure way with kindergarten-grade 2. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the literacy event. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."

  • Leadership Day -- Annual event showcases to community how Pine Hills Elementary implements the '7 Habits' into all areas of school life. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the tours. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."

  • 'Clap-in' welcomes students back -- Led by principal Tia Corniel, Pine Hills Elementary School faculty, staff and parents on April 29 welcomed students back from spring break with applause, cheers and plenty of hugs. The Pine Hills “clap-in” is one of several taking place throughout the City School District of Albany in the coming weeks. The events are intended to energize students and motivate everyone to continue working hard through the last days of the school year. Click here to see a photo collection from the Pine Hills Elementary clap-in.

  • STEM Night success -- Hands-on activities and creative projects made for another successful event at PHES. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the evening. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Partner reading - Students learn best by doing. Both kindergarteners and second-graders are benefitting from a weekly literacy team-up at PHES. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the classroom. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Spring cleaning at PHES -- Thanks to the staff who dedicated a portion of their Satursday to beautify our building. Students returned to updated bulletin boards and an  impressive mural depicting Habit 1. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the changes. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • NYS Test Pep Rally -- Third through fifth-graders got pumped up for the English language arts, math and science exams that are coming up in April. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the assembly. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Second-grade instrument preview -- An oboist with the Albany Symphony taught students about woodwind family of instruments. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the lesson. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Begin with the end in mind -- Third-grade did an excellent job presenting the No. 2 habit of highly effective people during the March leadership assembly. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the event. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Second quarter academics celebrated -- Congratulations to our 60 fifth and sixth-graders - 40 for honor roll - recognized for their hard work. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the ceremony. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Black History Month celebration - PHES took a trip back in time to the Harlem Rensaissance and recognized the NYC neighborhood's role as the mecca of black art, literature and music from 1910-1930. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the assembly. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • First-grade Leadership Assembly - Students donated money to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and encouraged peers to "put first things first." Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the assembly. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • MLK Assembly -- Student-led and interactive event consisted of music, art and facts about civil rights leader's life. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of students meeting Jerry Craft. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Winter concert dress rehearsal -- The afternoon performance was great practice but also a way for younger students to learn what they have to look forward to in third grade. Click here to view pictures from the event. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Meet the author -- Students learned what it takes to become an author/illustrator. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of students meeting Jerry Craft. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Successful Socktober -- Generous staff and students exceeded donation goal. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the collection. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Fall 'Clap-In' -- Pine Hills students were 'clapped in' on the first day of the 2018-19 school year. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the morning.  You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."

About Pine Hills Elementary School

Completely 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. "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" are a critical aspect of Pine Hills, and they are taught and practiced daily.

 

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6725 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 

 
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