PPCSD Bombers Bulletin

November 4, 2022

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.
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Reminder – PPCSD Strategic Planning Thought Exchange Link Open Until November 12th!

Way to go Pine Plains! Many of you have already provided feedback for our strategic planning process. If you haven’t had a chance to jump in or to go back and see what’s new in the exchange, please do so! We’d really like your feedback as we begin our strategic planning process. We would like to know how you feel about the work of the district now and what we should be considering for the future. Our plans will be based on your input.

Please share your thoughts by clicking on the following link to our thought exchange: https://tejoin.com/scroll/482473543

Look What's Happening In Our Schools!

Stissing Mountain Jr./Sr. High School

On November 18th, Stissing Mountain Jr. Sr. High School will be celebrating their first ever Heritage Day! Students will develop an awareness about their community by learning each other’s history and traditions. During the day students and staff will have the opportunity to share stories that represent their roots. At the end of the day, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm, there will be a potluck dinner for staff, students and families wishing to participate! Please contact the main office for more information.

Stissing Mountain High School is proud to announce that we have three Cross Country athletes qualified to compete in the NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships! The meet will take place at Verona High School on Saturday, November 12th. This is the first year for our Cross Country team and Coach Sam Lydon has done an amazing job building the program. Good luck Violet, Jared and Max!

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Freshman - Violet Bliss / Junior - Jared Heggenstaller / Sophomore - Max Decker

Seymour Smith ILC

On November 16th, SSILC will be hosting a Holiday Meal. Students at Seymour are encouraged to invite someone in their lives they appreciate and would like to share lunch with. This can be a Veteran that they know, a special grandfriend, or just a special someone in their lives that they are thankful for. After lunch, students will have the chance to have fun and play games with their guest! What a great opportunity for our students to make memories and strengthen a lesson on thankfulness.

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The SSILC Student Council is loving the planet! They've put together Clean-Up Kits made from 100% recycled materials. These kits are placed by the doors leading to the playground and are available for students to use as needed on the playground!

Cold Spring ELC

October was National Anti-Bullying Month. To spotlight this message, Mrs. Fischetti read the book, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, by Joe Troiano, to the Cold Spring students. The book tells the tale of Spookley, a square pumpkin, who learns, with the help of his friends, Jack the Scarecrow and spiders, Edgar, Allen and Poe, that it is okay to be different. It was a heartwarming story for our youngest learners!

The results are in, the students and the staff of Cold Spring ELC have voted! They’ve selected an adorable cub to represent them as their new mascot. They are now the Cold Spring Cubs!

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1st Quarter Report Cards

It’s hard to believe that it is almost the end of the first quarter already!

  • Report Card Pickup Night at Stissing Mountain Jr./Sr. High School will be on Thursday, November 17th from 3 pm – 6 pm. Mr. Boyd, Mrs. Von Burg and the Guidance Counselors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have!

  • Reports cards for SSILC and CSELC will be going home on Friday, November 18th.

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Contact Us

For questions or concerns, please contact: Dr. Brian Timm, Superintendent of Schools

2829 Church Street, Pine Plains, NY 12567


(518) 398-7181 ext. 1401