PPCSD Bombers Bulletin

April 20, 2023

Pine Plains Families - Welcome to the PPCSD Bombers Bulletin!

The Bombers Bulletin is a communication from Superintendent, Dr. Brian Timm, spotlighting important information and events happening in the district.

Community Connection Committee

As part of our PPCSD Strategic Plan - Blueprint for Excellence, we are creating a new Community Connection Committee.

This committee will include stakeholders from within the district, as well as the community, with the primary goals of improving communication and community engagement.

If you are interested in joining the Community Connection Committee, please email Trish Audenino at p.audenino@ppcsd.org.

Coach Funk Celebrates his 300th Win!

Congratulations to Coach Les Funk on his 300th win as PPCSD Varsity Softball Coach!!

Coach Funk has been the motivating force behind PPCSD's softball team for many years. He coached from 2005 - 2011 and has been the Head Coach since 2014. He has led the team to 12 victories in the Section 9, Class C Championships and has taken the team all the way to the State Final Four 4 times, and of those 4 times, the team has been State finalists twice.

Way to go Coach Funk - PPCSD is proud to have you as our Varsity Softball Coach!!

ENL Family Night

PPCSD is hosting ENL Family Night on April 24th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in the Stissing Mountain Jr/Sr HS cafeteria.

ENL Family Night will provide detailed information regarding our ENL (English as a New Language) Program as well as graduation. This event promises to be a fun-filled family night with lots of crafts and activities for children!

For more information regarding ENL Night or the PPCSD ENL Program, please contact the PPS Department at (518) 398-7181, ext. 1310.

SSILC Celebrates ROARS Breakfast

SSILC is hosting their ROARS Breakfast on April 28th.

The ROARS Breakfast celebrates those students that exemplify the ROARS characteristics, which are:

  • Respect
  • Open-minded
  • Achievement
  • Responsibility
  • Success

Twice a year, homeroom teachers nominate students that consistently demonstrate these traits. The selected students are honored at the ROARS Breakfast where there are able to celebrate with their parents and families.

Ms. Roberts has said this is one of her favorite events, because we are honoring students not just for their academic achievements, but for being "well-rounded, thoughtful and kind human beings."

Congratulations to the ROARS students at SSILC!!

Project ACES at Cold Spring ELC

Wednesday, May 3rd, Cold Spring ELC will be participating in Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) Day!

Created by a physical education teacher, Project ACES takes place on the first Wednesday in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and has been labeled as "The world's largest exercise class". Millions of children exercise together on this day to encourage proper health and fitness habits!

National Teacher Appreciation Week

National Teacher Appreciation Week is coming the week of May 8th - May 12th!

Congratulations to all of the exceptional educators we have in the Pine Plains Central School District! We appreciate you and all that you do for our students!

Class of 2023 Hosts Annual Senior to Senior Breakfast

The Senior Class of 2023 is proud to announce they will host the Annual "Senior to Senior" Breakfast on Thursday, May 11th from 8:00 am - 9:45 am in the Stissing Mountain Jr/Sr HS cafeteria.

The Breakfast is open to all senior citizens 55 years and older that reside in the Pine Plains Central School District.

Seniors, please join the Class of 2023 on May 11th for a free hot, delicious breakfast and some great conversation!

School Budget Vote and Election

The school budget vote and election will take place on Tuesday, May 16th from 7 am until 9 pm, in the Stissing Mountain Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria.

In addition to the budget, also on the ballot this year will be a proposition for the purchase of two (2) 71-passenger buses, as well as the election of two (2) Board of Education members.

I encourage everyone to come out and vote on May 16th!

PPCSD Varsity Baseball Team Visited Tampa, FL

During Spring Break, The PPCSD varsity baseball team visited Baseball City in Tampa, Florida.

The trip was a successful team bonding experience, which was made possible through donations from local patrons.

Now they are back in Pine Plains and ready to play ball! GO BOMBERS!!

Please click on The Millerton News to view an article from the April 20th edition spotlighting the team's trip to Baseball City.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • April 19th - 20th - Grades 3 - 8 ELA Assessments
  • May 2nd - May 3rd -Grades 3 - 8 Math Assessments
  • Tuesday, May 16th - SC Day - No School for Students / School Budget Vote and Election

Questions or Comments...

For questions or comments, please contact the office of the Superintendent, Dr. Brian Timm:

2829 Church Street

Pine Plains, NY 12567

(518) 398-7181, ext. 1401