Pieter B. Coeymans

Elementary School

66 Church Street

Coeymans, NY 12045

518.756.5200 ext.4000


Hakim Jones, Principal

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Our Mission is to be an exemplary 21st–century learning community whose graduates are well prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected and changing world.

Check out the latest PTO school newsletter (PDF)


Supply lists ready for the 2014-15 school year

As September 4 draws closer every day, families and students will begin thinking about the supplies they will need for class in the 2014-15 school year.

Here are the supply lists for the upcoming school year - [read more]

Student photoGirls spearhead fundraiser for Coxsackie student fighting cancer

Maeve Newkirk and her third-grade Pieter B. Coeymans friends - Holly Macera and Gabrielle Stacey - are just like Kamryn Slater, a 7-year-old second-grader from neighboring Coxsackie.

They like to run and play. They want to have fun. They enjoy being outside and doing what little girls do every day.

But these three students, and some other friends, have given up their time for a bigger need. They have been spending a lot of time cutting and folding paper to make bright, colorful “Kitty Bookmarks” during their lunch times and recess at PBC.

They are selling the bookmarks for 50 cents each to help Kamryn, who was diagnosed last month with Wilms' Tumor, a type of kidney cancer typically found in children. There are about 500 cases in the U.S. every year. [read more]

PBC students focus on the habitats around us during Habitat DayStudent photo

For more than 10 years, PBC students have taken a moment to better understand and appreciate the habitats - whether that means ticks, birds or woodlands - around us every day during their annual Habitat Day.

The day is devoted to learning about the different habitats that exist in our community, state, country, or in some instances other parts of the world, said teacher Tony Lintner, who coordinated the event. "Our objective is to celebrate the accomplishments of the PBC community, staff, and students that have helped to create our schoolyard habitat," he said. [read more]

Studnet photoLearning Fair, Family Math Night and Art Show draws hundreds of families

Space on the walls and in the hallways was at a premium as hundreds of students and families turned out to check out student work and displays, get some exercise, challenge their minds and have a good time at the Learning Fair, Family Math Night and Art Show on April 10.

There were activities for children of all ages, including displays of amazing art work, shooting basketballs, bowling, math games and physical activities. [read more]

Nominations open April 7 - 23 for the Challenge Math and Scholars elementary enrichment programs in 2014-15

Teachers are currently in the process of nominating students for the Challenge Math (current grades 2-4) and Scholars (current grades 3-4) programs at the A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans elementary schools.

PBC students may be nominated by a teacher, administrator, or parent/guardian. [read more]

Family Math Night to be held on Thursday, April 10 at PBCMath Night flyer

Head over the to the PBC gym this Thursday, April 10, for an evening of activities all focused around mathematics. The Family Math Night runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

With the stress and pressures of the upcoming NYS tests, this should be a chance to have some fun, burn off some much needed frustration, and learn a few things too!
Activities will range from basketball shooting, bowling, math games, physical activities and much more.

There are activities for ALL grade levels. Here's the flyer (PDF).

More than 1,000 students - including 110 from RCS - will participate in the NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival at RCS on April 4th & 5th

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District will host the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 7 Solo and Ensemble Festival at RCS High School on Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th.

Music students from 31 Capital Region area schools will perform solos and small ensembles for certified NYSSMA adjudicators.

The 23 adjudicators, coming to RCS from all across New York State, will evaluate student performances in areas such as tone, intonation, style, rhythm and several musical aspects. [read more]

Kindergarten Parent Orientation scheduled for March 19

The Kindergarten Parent Orientation evening will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. This date was inadvertently left off the district calendar.

Get those sneakers tied up! It's time for the first RCS Wellness MarathonSneakers

Attention RCS students, faculty, families and friends! The first RCS Wellness Marathon will be run from March 20 and April 25.

Marathoners must run or walk at least 21 miles between those two dates.
You can run or walk a mile at a time or up to five miles on different days! Any combination of running or walking works as long as it adds up to 21 miles! The last 5.2 miles will be finished at the third annual Wellness Walk to be held on April 27th. 
[read about the marathon - PDF]  
[read about the Community walk - PDF]

Attention parents: Pre-Kindergarten lottery to be held on Feb. 28

Because there are a limited number of available Pre-kindergarten slots, the lottery for the 2014-15 enrollment will be publicly held in the Ravena Village Courtroom
(15 Mountain Road. Ravena, NY 12143) at
10 am on Friday, February 28.

Parents who wish to attend this event are welcomed. Student names will not be publicly read aloud. However, any parent who is in attendance and wants to inquire about their child's position in the lottery drawing may do so. Interested parents should bring ID.

Letters will be sent to all Pre-K applicants during the first week in March to notify them of their child’s enrollment status. 

Fifth graders at PBC experience the outdoors on snowshoes and connect with natureStudent photo

When fifth-grade students came to physical education class, they probably didn't image they'd be strolling through the outdoors in snowshoes and see deer beds, animal tracks or a trapped rabbit.

But that's exactly what happened when the students explored the outdoors in class with teacher Diane Conover.

"The focus is obviously on lifetime fitness and we also include a science lesson by having them look for tracks and identify them," said Conover. "We saw four deer beds (Deer beds are oval-shaped impressions left in the grass, leaves, or snow where deer have decided to lay down) and various tracks. We also saw a rabbit jump from its hole." [read more]


photo of Revolutionary War reenactment

EVENTS Calendar

August 19

Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., HS

August 21

Gr. 9 Orientation, 6 p.m., HS auditorium

August 26

Gr. 6 Orientation, 10-11:30 a.m., MS

Gr. 7-8 schedule pick-up, 12-1 p.m., MS

Complete 2013-14 Calendar