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


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    BOE Special Meetings

    Executive Sessions only

    Monday, March 25, 6 p.m., ES Conference Room
    Saturday, March 30, 9:30 a.m., DO Conference Room
    Sunday, March 31, 9:30 a.m., DO Conference Room


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  • Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health 2019 Public Forums

    Service Needs for Individuals with Chemical Dependency, Thursday, April 11, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Service Needs for Children & Youth with Emotional Issues and/or Chemical Dependency, Monday, May 6, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Mental Health Service Needs for Adults, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All forum sessions will be held in the DBCH Training Room (Entrance #1), 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie. For more information call (845) 485-9700.

    Unable to attend? Comments are welcome!

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    Kindergarten Information Night: Tuesday, March 19 @ 7pm - Elementary School Multipurpose Room
    If you haven't received registration materials, please contact Yvette Rivera, Guidance Aide at 855-4680
    Kindergarten screenings are by appointment only.  These will be scheduled upon receipt of the completed registration packet with all supporting documents. 
    Información de Kinder para familias de habla hispana: Martes, 19 de marzo a las 6:30pm - Salon de libros
    So no ha recibido formularios de matriculación, póngase en contacto con Yvette Rivera al 855-4680
    Evaluaciones para kinder son solo por cita.  Al recibir sus formularios completos, con todos documentos requridos, le haremos la cita. 
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  • Transportation requests for private schools due April 1

    All transportation requests for private schools and day care are due in the Transportation Office by April 1st. If you need a form download the attachment or call the bus garage (855-4640)

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  • Prospective school board members workshop

    Dutchess County School Boards Association

    Prospective School Board Members Workshop

    sponsored by

    Dutchess County School Boards Association


    SATURDAY, March 23, 2019

    9:00 – 12:00 noon


    Dutchess County BOCES

    Administration Bldg. Board Room

    5 BOCES Road

    Poughkeepsie, NY


    Anyone considering running for election to a local school board is invited to attend this annual workshop for prospective school board members.  Current school board members and a superintendent of schools will join a school attorney to give a broad perspective of the role of a school board member.  A question and answer period will follow the presentations.


    There is NO fee for this workshop that is presented as a community service.  However, to assure sufficient seating and handouts,



    To register, call the DCSBA office at

    845-486-4800, Ext. 2201


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  • Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

    Pawling Central School District - Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

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  • Managing School Notifications


    Pawling CSD uses the SchoolMessenger callout service to contact you about emergencies, school closings, and early dismissals, as well as to remind you about school activities and important dates. As we look to reduce the paper we send home, we will be increasingly using SchoolMessenger to email forms and pertinent school and district information.

    SchoolMessenger has recently upgraded their system and it will now be even easier for parents and guardians to set their notification preferences and to add additional contact information to the system. 

    How do I sign up for the SchoolMessenger App?

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Upcoming Events

  • Kindergarten Information Night

    Kindergarten Information Night - March 19th

    (snow date - March 21st)

    Kindergarten Screening Appointment Days - April 24, 25 and 26

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  • NYC Spanish Theater

     132 East 27th Street, New York, NY

    8:30 am - 5 pm

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  • *Snow Date* Kindergarten Information Night

    Kindergarten Information Night - March 19th
    (snow date - March 21st)
    Kindergarten Screening Appointment Days - April 24, 25 and 26
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  • Spain Trip Meeting

    Hotel information and room assignments, handout luggage tags and EF Tour bags, airport information, packing list, a reminder of rules and behavior expectations

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  • ES Conference Room

    BOE Special Mtg. 6 pm

    Executive Session Only

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  • Pawling High School

    Shakespearience: Romeo & Juliet Performance

    8 am - 1 pm

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Elementary Newsletters

Pawling Elementary School Newsletter  December 2018

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

            We hope everyone had a peaceful and wonderful Thanksgiving break.  December is here, and a chill is in the air.  Be sure to send your children to school appropriately dressed with coats, hats and gloves so that they can go outside for recess each day.  We try to get our students outside for recess whenever we can.

Please remember that we use “Schoolmessenger” to alert you if there are any delays, closings, or early dismissals due to inclement weather. Please be sure that your updated contact information is accurate so that these important messages can be sent to you.  Also, please remember you can check our school district website ( for any updates or closings.  As soon as any decision is made, it will be posted on the front page of our website, so no need to call the school.  Please also remember to have emergency plans in place in the event that school ever dismisses early and children need to be dropped off earlier than normal at their bus stop.  Camp Herrlich does NOT run their program on emergency early dismissal days, so if your child normally goes to aftercare with Camp Herrlich, be sure that you have a backup plan in case of emergency.    Also, please be aware that we currently have options for 1 hour, 2 hour, OR 3 hour delays for a delayed opening of school due to inclement weather.  Please check the “Schoolmessenger” alert that is sent or the school district website, and plan accordingly for your child to be at the bus stop to be picked up either 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours later than his/her normal time based on the alert.

            On November 14, 2018, the Pawling Rotary Club presented our 3rd graders with dictionaries. This is a wonderful tradition, and our students loved hearing about the community service projects in which Rotary is involved.  Each third grader was happy to  receive a personalized dictionary as a gift from the Rotary Club.  

Parent/teacher conferences held in November were well attended. Please remember to reach out to your child’s teacher as needed in the months ahead if you have any questions regarding schoolwork and your child’s progress.

Our PTA ran Family Game Night on November 30, 2018.  Students and their families had a great time trying out various games.  The PTA pasta fundraiser was a wonderful success!  Thanks for supporting our PTA. 

This is the season for giving!  Pawling Elementary School once again is collecting items for the holiday season for the Pawling Resource Center.  We will be still be collecting items such as toiletries, canned goods, pasta, cereal, etc. for the next few weeks.  We appreciate you generosity. 

Substitute school nurses needed!!  If you are a nurse and are available and interested in substituting from time to time in our schools, please contact Christine Belcher at #­­­855 – 2028 for more information and to fill out an application.

 Makerspace Wishes – We are always looking for cardboard tubes (wrapping paper, paper towels, etc.).  Please send them in and we will put them to good use as we build and create. 

 Nurse’s Wishes – We often keep extra clothing in the nurse’s office for student to use if they spill on themselves, fall in mud at recess, or get wet.  For these reasons, we can always use hand-me-down sweatpants that are in good, clean condition.  If your child outgrows sweatpants, please consider donating to the school.  Sweatpants can be brought in to the school nurse. 

Dates to Remember

December 4                 3rd Grade Holiday Concert @ PHS – 7pm

December 6                 4th Grade Holiday Concert @ PHS – 7pm

December 10               Board of Education Meeting @ PES – 7:30pm

***December 24 – January 1:    NO SCHOOL: WINTER RECESS***


Important Upcoming Calendar Dates to Remember

 January 7                     BOE Meeting @ PES – 7:30pm

January 21                   NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22                   BOE Meeting @ PES – 7:30pm