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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

Zipporah Galimore, Assistant Principal

Email: zgallimore@albany.k12.ny.us

 

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, April 11 -- STEAM Night, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19-Friday April 26 -- No school, Spring Recess
  • Wednesday May 1-Thursday, May 2 -- NYS math exams

 

 

2018-19 news and information

 

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