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More than 80 students participated in a night designed to engage young minds with science. The Hands-on Science Night at Pieter B. Coeymans on Nov. 18 challenged students and their families to build a model bridge that could hold an eight-pound load.
“It was exciting and fun to see all of the different designs that each student or family created,” event organizer Tony Linter said. [read more]
The PTO is excited to announce the PBC/RCS Spirit Wear fundraiser. There are new designs this year as well as some family favorites from last year. Order forms with payment can be returned to your child's teacher by December 1. See order form with full color images of Spirit Wear here (PDF)
Smoke the Dalmatian joined firefighters from
the Coeymans Fire Company on Oct. 23, to help teach Pieter B.
Coeymans Elementary School students a few lessons in fire safety.
Firefighters talked with students about fire prevention and fire safety practices, including “stop, drop and roll.” They demonstrated what a firefighter looks like in full turnout gear to help quell any anxiety students may have about the gear and mask and stressed the importance of having a fire escape plan at home. Read more
On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 29, Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary
School will conduct a practice emergency relocation drill where
students will exit the school and walk to the nearby St. Patrick’s
school located within the church. This drill will be contingent upon
In accordance with regulations from the New York State Commissioner of Education that require schools districts to conduct annual drills to exercise their School Emergency Management Plans, our schools will conduct a number of drills throughout the year. The purpose of these drills are not to scare students, but rather to prepare and teach them how to proceed in such events. Please be assured that student safety is a top priority at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD.
The quiet behavior that is expected of students during the emergency relocation drill will be practiced in homeroom in the days leading up to the drill. This will help ensure everything goes smoothly.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, PBC launched the all-school book club
initiative, One School, One Book with their first book, Stuart
Little. The program aims to encourage young readers through
reading aloud at home and interactive activities at school such as
trivia and Stuart Little Day.
The program will conclude on Nov. 10 with a closing assembly and movie night to celebrate the students’ accomplishments.
Click for reading schedule
Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary held its annual Cross Country Run on
Friday. Fourth and fifth graders participated in the one-mile run
around the perimeter of the school.
All students were encouraged to participate and medals were given
out to the top winners in each category.
See photos from the event here
The search for the perfect book was on as PBC pre-k and fifth grade students browsed through the large selection at the book fair. Each class took a trip to the fair, which was setup in the school cafeteria.
Students had the opportunity to purchase books and other reading materials. The book fair was also open during Open House which allowed parents and their children to shop together.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary, welcome to a new school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our learners can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.[read more]
The 50 students who participated in the Adventures in Summer Reading program at PBC enjoyed reading, writing, crafts, and computers...and those are just a few of the fun things Pieter B. students did in the program.
Students were busy keeping their reading skills sharp through many different activities in this exciting four week program. Students were even visited by the Traveling Library each week to borrow books for reading at home with family. Our local librarian, Barbara Goetschius, made a special visit and taught us about glaciers and icebergs to keep us cool. Take a look at the fun we've had!
School supply lists have been released. You can get an early start on back-to-school shopping!
Koblenzer said the visit paired nicely with the class's study of butterflies.
Students participated in two fun honeybee dances to show them how honeybees communicate. Justin Castillo was also lucky enough to wear a beekeeper's uniform and demonstrate how to use a smoker to get the bees out of their hive.
The chorus was led by Deborah McAllister and the band director was William Hoeprich. [READ MORE]
Whether they were studying owl pellets, observing exotic animals or going on a scavenger photo hunt, the students at PB Coeymans enjoyed Habitat Day - an annual day-long celebration in honor of the accomplishments of the PBC community who helped create the schoolyard habitat and received certification from the National Wildlife Federation for those efforts.
Students visited four to five of 18 potential habitat stations including: Owl Pellets, Nature Art, Food Hunt, Predators and Prey, Sounds of Nature, Plant identifiers, Bird Activity, Ladybugs, Scavenger Photo Hunt, Energy, Sharing Legends, Animal Habitats, Bird Beaks, Bees Are Our Friends and Oceans. [READ MORE]
On Monday, May 18, PBC fifth graders were visited by a group of RCS high school students who came to talk to the elementary students about an important topic — bullying.
The high school group hailed from the school's Diversity Club, presented to the elementary students and stayed for lunch and recess! [READ MORE]
On Monday, May 4, the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Award Program continued its tradition of honoring elementary and middle school students for their leadership abilities and positive influence on their peers.
The award ceremony was held in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College, and recognized a number of students from
AWB, PBC and the middle school.