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.

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readingChildren’s stories brought to life by high school creative writing class

High school students took four weeks in December and January to research, brainstorm, write and illustrate original children’s picture books as part of a creative writing course.
Throughout the assignment, students found themselves stretched by the process.
“Finding a concept and coming up with the general idea of the whole book was probably the hardest part to run with,” said senior Samantha Bachorik.
Classmate Samantha Mizener had a different hurdle to overcome. “I thought it was quite difficult to think of how you were going to illustrate and portray the characters in such a short book.”
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Letter from Principal Jones

As this holiday season is upon us with it usual hustle and bustle, take some time out to use the cold weather as an excuse to stay indoors and pick up a good book to read and share with a friend or family member.
Research shows that a strong home to school partnership is vital to a child’s success at school. As we begin to settle into the school year please consider some of the ways below to get involved with and support your child’s school. Read full letter

Music and MovementMovement brings music to life at PBC Elementary

Pieter B music teacher Debbie McAllister connects music with movement to help her second grade students better understand the beat and rhythm of music. Students used colored, shimmering ribbons to enhance their movements as they became the wind, while listening to "North Winds Blow." 

 

 

Swinging, climbing and sliding: PBC pre-K and kindergarten students now have their own
place to play

“Kindergarten, pre-k, go play,” principal Hakim Jones gave the go-ahead to an excited bunch of students at the new Pieter B. Coeymans playground Nov. 24.
After two years of planning and nearly a month of construction, the playground is officially open for playtime. Pre-k and kindergarten students, parents, Parent-Teacher Organization officers and school administrators were all in attendance to cut the ribbon to make it official.
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“It was exciting and fun to see all of the different designs that each student or family created,” event organizer Tony Linter said. Hands-on Science Night builds bridges to learning at Pieter B. Coeymans

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]

PBC students recognized at Board of Education Meeting


 

Where there’s Smoke, there’s fire safety at PBC Elementary Student photo

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

 

 

 

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EVENTS Calendar

Tuesday, February 9

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Monday-Friday, February 15-19

Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 23

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Tuesday, March 8

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Thursday, March 10

Parent Conferences (Early Dismisal, UPK-8)

Friday, March 11

Parent Conferences (Early Dismisal, UPK-8)

Tuesday, March 22

Superintendent's Conference Day (Early Dismissal, UPK-8)

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Friday, March 25

Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 5

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - 2016-17 budget presentation and approval

Tuesday, April 19

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - BOCES budget vote

Monday-Friday, April 25-29

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 10

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - 2016-17 budget hearing

Tuesday, May 17

2016-17 school budget vote, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., RCS High School gym

Tuesday, May 24

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS - if needed

Friday, May 27

Contingent Snow Day* if one emergency day has not been used

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 1

Common Core NYS Regents exams

Tuesday, June 14

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

Tuesday-Thursday, June 14-23

NYS Regents exams

Thursday, June 23

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Saturday, June 25

Class of 2016 graduation
9 a.m. Empire State Convention Center, Albany

Tuesday, June 28

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., HS

 

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Complete 2015-16 Calendar