Noteworthy News

March 2023

March is National Social Workers Month

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March is Social Work Month. Join the District in celebrating Brittany, Amy and Amber for the important work they do to assist our students and their families overcome challenges in school, home and beyond. Thank you for your dedication!

Pictured above (Brittany Cruickshank, Amy Duncan and Amber Rennie)

National Athletic Training Month

The month of March is also National Athletic Training Month. Charlie Van De Bogart is our Athletic Trainer at Stissing Mountain Jr. / Sr. High School.

He is always busy helping students and staff thrive in sports, work and life. Thanks for keeping us up and running!

Music in Our Schools Month

The national advocacy for music started in March 1973. Music teachers advocated for more time to teach their students music during the school day in an educational setting, not as an extracurricular.

Erin Marlow, Alec Sisco, Carla Newsome and Amanda Pollizatto are responsible for bringing music to our schools every day through the music program for our students.

Take some time and check out one of the upcoming concerts! You can see and hear the great things that come from this department!

What's New?

New Staff:

  • Kelly Roger, Food Service Helper (Seymour)
  • Kelly Matthews, Food Service Helper (Cold Spring)
  • Stephen Pelletier, Substitute Custodial Worker
  • Faith Cousens, Long-term Leave (Cold Spring)

Please join me in welcoming them to the district!

Employment Milestones:
  • Greta Anderson, RN - Probationary to Permanent
  • Kristina Comesanas, Food Service Helper - Probationary to Permanent

Congratulations to Greta and Kristina for completing their 26-week probationary period and transitioning to permanent!


  • Jennifer Bartolomeo, Teacher Aide (Cold Spring)
  • Bruce Meglio, Bus Driver (Transportation)

Interesting Dates (at least to me…)

National Social Work Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

National Music in Our Schools Month

National Women's History
National Procrastination Week: 5-11

Girl Scout Week: 12-18 (Did you order a box of the new Raspberry Rallies?)

National Agricultural Week: 19-25

Read Across America Day: 2

Soup It Forward: 3 (Copycat Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli recipe)

Oreo Cookie Day: 6

National Proofreading Day: 8

Daylight Savings Day: 12

Pi Day: 14

Worldwide Quilting Day: 18

Spring Equinox: 20

National Pie Day: 23

Pencil Day: 30

Other Notable Dates:

March 10, 2023 Superintendent's Conference Day, No students

March 10, 11 & 12, 2023 - Stissing Theatre Guild's Production of Mamma Mia!

March 15, 2023 - Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 pm @ Stissing

March 28, 2023 - PPCSD Blueprint for Excellence - Strategic Plan Community Reveal @ 6:30 in the library at Stissing.

Educators EAP Newsletter for March