• Dr. Debra Kirkhus, Principal
  • Mrs. Michelle Rivas, Asst. Principal
  • Main Office | 845-855-4607
  • Fax | 845-855-4636


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    4th Grade Concert 6/12

    (Dress rehearsal will be held at HS on Monday, June 11th from approx. 9:30 - 11:15)
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    School Calendar 2017-2018 Update

    Dear Parent/Guardian:
    Friday, June 1st will be a full day for all students due to the emergency school closing on Wednesday, May 16th.  All PCSD schools will follow their regular school schedules. 
    William M. Ward, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools
    Pawling Central School District
    Pawling, New York

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    Thank you for your support!

    2018-19 School Budget passes with 422 votes in favor and 109 opposed.  Thank you to the PCSD community for your support.  Congratulations to Karen Burka and Deborah Klein on their election to the Pawling Board of Education.

    Pawling Central School District
  • Pawling Middle School BLOOD DRIVE 5/29

     Sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society

    ** Please spread the word regarding the urgency and sign up to donate if you are able to. All blood types are needed!**


    Tuesday 5/29/18 


    Pawling Central Middle School-Gym

    80 Wagner Drive, Pawling NY 12564

    Appointments appreciated, walk-ins always welcome!

    To make an appointment please call the school at 845-855-4653

    ***Have a NYBC Donor ID? Please bring it with you***

    Donors ages 17-75 (16 year old donors can donate with NYBC parental permission available at drive or from website, and donors 76+ can donate with a Doctor’s note.)  Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds. For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel outside the U.S., medications or medical conditions, click here or call 1-800-688-0900. Please Eat/Drink before donating and be healthy. Bring positive ID. 

    For information about the Donor Advantage Program, please visit

    Thank you for your support!



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  • New Student Registration

    New Student Registration for Scholastic Year 2018-19
    Parents/Guardians, please call the registrar's office at (845) 855-2658 to schedule an appointment to register your child once you have the registration packet completed and all required documents are gathered.  Registrations are held at the District Office
    at 515 Route 22, Pawling, NY 
    ​Monday through Friday ​
    from 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM.
    Thank you. 
    Nuevo Registros de Estudiantes Para el Año Escolar 2018-19

    Padres/Tutores, por favor llamen a la oficina del registro al (845) 855-2658 para agendar una cita para registrar a su hijo/a tan cuanto haya completado el paquete de registración y tenga reunido todos los documentos necesarios. Las matrículas se llevan a cabo en la Oficina del Distrito situado en 515 Ruta 22, Pawling, NY de
    lunes a viernes entre 8:00 AM y 11:30 AM.
    Muchas gracias.
    Pawling Central School District

    Attention Parents,
    On Monday afternoon,  April 9, 2018,  Pawling Elementary School practiced a lockdown drill. Students and staff will continue to debrief and update safety procedures with each drill. Thank you all for your cooperation.
    Pawling Elementary
  • Dutchess County Relatives as Parents Program


    This free program exists to assist those who have
    taken on the role as primary caregiver for a related child. Please see Flyer below for more information.

    *Pawling Central School District  is not affiliated with nor endorses this program.



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Upcoming Events

  • Memorial Day

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  • BOE Meeting, 7:30pm MS

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  • HS Awards Ceremony, 8:30am Health & Wellness Mtg 3:40 ES Science Research Symposium PHS‐6:30pm

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  • Field Day - Grade 5 & 6

    Field Day for grades 5 & 6 

    Pawling Central School District
  • HS Evening w/the Arts, 7:00pm

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  • Middle School Cafetorium

    8th Grade Semi-Formal

    8th Grade Semi-Formal

    Dinner & Dancing 6:30 -9:30 pm

    Parents invited for photos & refreshments 6pm - 6:30 pm

    Pawling Central School District
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Elementary Newsletters

Pawling Elementary School Newsletter  May 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,  

April has been a full, and busy month.  Our third and fourth graders completed the NYS English Language Arts assessments during the second week of April, and they will be taking their NYS Math assessments on May 1st and 2nd.

We held Kindergarten Screenings on April 18th, 19th, and 20th.  We had 59 incoming kindergartners and their parents visit our school to meet with staff, fill out paperwork, and take a tour of the building. At this point, we have roughly the same number of registrations as we had last year at this time.  If you know of any friends or family members in our district who have children turning 5 years old on or before December 1st, 2018, please let them know to call our school for some valuable information about kindergarten registration if they haven’t already done so.

On April 23rd, the PTA sponsored an author visit with children’s author and illustrator, Hudson Talbot. Students learned about the stages of story development and the writing process as they explored some of Hudson Talbot’s books.

In honor of Arbor Day, Mr. Pehmoeller and Ms. Spitzer, of “Bartlett Trees”, presented to our Kindergarten and 1st grade students about all of the wonderful things we get from trees and how important it is that we care for, and continue to plant trees.  Students loved acting out the various contributions that trees provide us, and each student was given a tree sapling to take home and plant.

Please mark your calendars for our District Budget vote that will take place on Tuesday, May 15th in the Pawling Elementary School gym from 6am to 9pm.  The PTA has an ice cream social planned for that evening, so we hope to see you!

Wellness Wisdom brought to you by our school district’s Health and Wellness Committee

Reminder: Our Annual Walk Before School Day is scheduled for Friday, June 1st.  Please mark your calendars and make sure to send your child to school with sneakers or comfortable shoes.  The rain date is scheduled for Friday, June 8th.

Coach’s Corner – brought to you by Janine Garrison, Literacy Coach

What do you do if your child comes to you and says, “I hate reading!”  Here are a few helpful suggestions that will get your child reading more in no time. (Taken from

Zero in on the child’s interests

  • Take a step back and look at what interests, excites or intrigues your child. Knowing what interests him can help you pinpoint what types of texts he may enjoy reading.

Start small

  • Just because your child likes to ride horses doesn’t mean she needs to start by reading The A-Z History of Horseback Riding; that may be intimidating—especially for a reluctant reader.  Instead, consider watching a movie about horses, like Seabiscuit or finding a magazine or graphic novel at the library that relates to the subject. Reading doesn’t need to begin with a chapter book; many other texts and various genres can be worthwhile for these readers.

Practice shared reading

  • Shared reading or reading as a family could entail taking turns reading pages, sections or chapters, or you and your child silently reading the same book. Shared reading can vary depending on your child’s age and needs. Creating safe, comfortable environments where fluent reading is modeled and where children are set up for success is key.

We are very happy to announce that Pawling Elementary School won a $1000 bonus check from the “Hannafords Helps Schools” program because PES had the most receipts submitted into the bins at our local Hannafords supermarket.  We will work collaboratively with the PTA to decide how to spend these funds to benefit our students!

May Dates to Remember

May 1 – 3                    3rd and 4th grade NYS Mathematics Assessment

May 10                         3rd Grade Concert @ 7pm (Pawling High School Auditorium)

May 15                         School District Budget vote all day in elementary school gym

May 17                         4th Grade Concert @ 7pm (Pawling High School Auditorium)

May 24                         PTA meeting @ 7pm PES library

May 28                        NO SCHOOL – MEMORIAL DAY


Important Upcoming Calendar Dates to Remember

 June 1                          Update:  ***FULL DAY***  of School for Elementary Students!

June 4                          Grade 4 NYS Science Written Assessment

June 8                          PTA Movie Night

June 14                       PTA Meeting @ 7pm PES library

June 20                       4th Grade Moving Up Day – 10am