Piney Post - Week 13 - November 21, 2022
Mon, Nov 21 12:53pm

A HUGE Thank you to everyone that came out and visited our Book Fair last week.
We couldn't have done it without all of the dedicated volunteers that helped to support us. Countless hours and many hands went into making this book fair the most successful fair in PGS history! We sold over $22,000 worth of books last week!!!  The PGS community was AMAZING and incredibly positive and supportive! THANK YOU!! 
A very special hats off to Jodi Stark and Paula Marino who spent countless hours planning, organizing and executing the event as our book fair chairs. The fair was a huge success because of the both of them! 

PGS PTO is excited to invite everyone to our second General PTO Meeting! 

Thursday, December 1st @ 6:30pm, in the PGS Library.

 We will be offering babysitting from 6:30 to 8 PM in the cafeteria by members of the Avon Middle School LEO club. We will have board games, arts and crafts, and coloring sheets for the kids. Please RSVP here by Tuesday, November 29th how many children you plan to have in attendance. We need this information to ensure we have enough babysitters.

See you at the meeting!!

School Dismissal Manager:  By now you should have received an email from SDM with credentials to log into our new parent dismissal tool.  If you didn’t receive one, please check your spam folder or let the office know. Please login and set up your child’s account.  All default plans are for your child’s assigned bus.  If your child is a pick up every day you may update the weekday default to parent pick up. We are excited to start using this on December 1, 2022.   If you prefer to opt out of SDM, please call the office or email and we will remove your child and delete any data. 

The shop is opened again!  -  check out the new additions to the spirit wear apparel which include a quarter zip sweatshirt and cozy flannel PJ pants! Last day to purchase spirit wear is November 25th. 

The AHS Booster Club is holding their annual online auction!

Please consider supporting AHS Booster Club!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd: AUCTION BIDDING IS LIVE AND OPEN at 8:00 AM. It will be up for bidding for 10 days.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd at 10:00 PM: AUCTION BIDDING IS CLOSED. winning bidder notifications will be sent to the highest online bidders.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13th between 6:00 and 8:00 pm, AUCTION ITEMS CAN BE PICKED UP in the cafeteria at AHS. This coincides with one of the first varsity basketball games, so stop by to cheer for Avon!

Get to know our specials teachers!!
Each month we will be  highlighting 2 of our incredible specials teachers. Attached you  will find their Amazon Wish Lists. If you choose to purchase an  

item please have it delivered to your home & sent in with your  student! A HUGE thank you in advance, I know all of our  teachers, and their students, will be extremely grateful! 

Senora Kessler Miestra Savino
Fun Facts  Fun Facts 

1. I have been skydiving!
2. I have traveled to 7 different countries!
3. I played clarinet in the UConn marching band! 


1. I have lived in CT my entire life!
2. I am a classically trained pianist & self taught myself the guitar!

3. I LOVE all things outdoors (hiking, biking, skiing, paddle boarding & more)!

Sra. Kessler's Wish List!  Miestra Savino's Wish List

2022-23 Yearbook

Upload your children's photos to the link below all year long.

 Pine Grove- CT 2023 Yearbook | Entourage Yearbooks Link

Download the Entourage App on your phone

Minted Fundraiser

PGS has an exciting new fundraiser from Minted! Shop on and use the code FUNDRAISEPINEGROVESCH to receive 20% off your order AND 15% of proceeds will go back to PGS. This code will be valid for the remainder of the school year.

How to support PGS PTO

You can help support PGS PTO just by doing your everyday shopping. The PTO uses the Box Tops App and Amazon smile. Click HERE to find out how you can join. Let family and friends know how they can help PGS as well!


Friday, Nov. 4 - Tuesday, Nov. 22 - Turkey Trot at PGS - Turkey Trot

Wednesday, Nov 23 - Friday, Nov 25 - Thanksgiving Recess – no school

Thursday, Dec 1  - General PTO Meeting, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Friday, Dec 23 - Half Day - Early Dismissal @ 11:50am

Monday, Dec 26 - Monday, Jan 2 - Winter Recess – no school

Bus Routes Information - Posted 8/19/2022
Free School Meals Program Posted 8/12/2022
Download a printable PGS schedule here

 Avon School Calendar 2022-2023 - Click Here

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