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


  • 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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  • School Scholastic Book Fair

    Pawling Middle School Scholastic Book Fair will take place Tues. 2/13 thru Thurs. 2/15, during school hours and  during our School Science Fair evening on Wed. 2/14 beginning at 6:30 pm. 

    Please see the following link for more information

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  • Information for Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

    Please be sure to contact the elementary school at #855-4680 so that we have your contact information on file and can include your incoming kindergartner on our list for next year.  We can also send you registration paperwork that should be filled out now, along with details about our incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night (March 13, 2018) and our kindergarten screenings appointment dates (April 18-20, 2018). Thank you.
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     "Información para la inscripción en kindergarten 2018-2019"
    Por favor asegúrese de comunicarse con la escuela primaria en el # 855-4680 para que tengamos su información de contacto en el archivo y puede incluir su kindergartener entrante en nuestra lista para el próximo añoTambién podemos enviar el papeleo de registro que debe ser llenado ahorajunto con detalles acerca de Padres de kindergarten Noche de Información (13 de marzo de 2018) y las fechas de nuestras citas para los proyecciones de kindergarten (18-20 de abril de 2018). Gracias.
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  • School Tax Information

    The Pawling Central School District is not able to accommodate pre-payment of school taxes for federal tax purposes. Final payments of 2017-18 school taxes were due by November 3, 2017. We are not able to provide estimated tax bills for 2018-19. Our district will not adopt a budget and tax levy for that year until the May school budget votes. If you elected to pay the 2017-18 school taxes in installments, you are able to pay the second installment to the Dutchess County Finance Department, 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601, (845) 486-2025, at any time up until the due date of March 15, 2018. 

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    Attention Parents,
    On Thursday,  November 30, 2017  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.
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Upcoming Events

  • Modified Sports Sign‐Up Close

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  • Jr Parents Counselors’ Workshop 6:30pm

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  • 3rd five wk Progress Reports

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  • Spring JV & Varsity Sports Begin Practices BOE Meeting, 7:30pm

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  • BOE Meeting, 7:30pm

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  • NJHS Induction Ceremony - 6:30

    National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

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Elementary Newsletters

January,  2018

Elementary Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

            It is hard to believe that we are starting 2018!  We hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable winter recess.  Winter is upon us, so please be sure to send your children to school appropriately dressed with coats, hats and gloves so that weather permitting, they can go outside for recess. 

Please remember that our emergency contact system, “Schoolmessenger”, will alert you via phone call and/or text message 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.  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, 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.

             Our 3rd and 4th graders did a wonderful job at their holiday concerts in December. Thanks to Ms. Chasanoff for all of her efforts in putting on such great shows.  Thanks also to Mrs. Pozzuto for helping facilitate the props for the concerts.


  • Please remind your children to take a look in the lost and found for missing items. When you visit our school, please feel free to look for lost items as well. Our lost and found is located around the corner from the greeter station when you enter and sign into the building.
  • Please remember that children are not to be dropped off in the morning before 8:45 a.m.
  • Please note that on 1, 2 or 3 hour delay days, there is no breakfast program. We do serve lunch on 1, 2 and 3 hour delay days.


Wellness Wisdom  - brought to you by our District’s Health and Wellness Committee

Here are a few health and wellness tips for winter to help you stay in good health.

Provided by Mana Health Associates

  • Winter is cold and flu season. Wash your hands often!
  • Eat Healthy.
  • Stay Hydrated.
  • Stay Active.

Coach’s Cornerbrought to you by our Literacy Coach, Janine Garrison

The challenge below is a great way to promote reading importance in the household and a really fun way to engage in text with children.  All that is involved is choosing a different book together each week:

Winter Reading Challenge - for kids and families

  • Week 1:  Book with a color in the title
  • Week 2:  Book by an author whose last name starts with "w"
  • Week 3:  Non-fiction book about winter
  • Week 4:  Book about a winter sport
  • Week 5:  Book with a recipe
  • Week 6:  Multicultural book
  • Week 7:  Caldecott winner
  • Week 8:  Book about loving, caring or sharing
  • Week 9:  Book that is a song you sing
  • Week 10:  Favorite book from your childhood
  • Week 11:  Dr. Seuss book
  • Week 12:  Book that became a movie
  • Week 13:  A #picturebookoftheday book


Dates to Remember

January 8         BOE Meeting 7:30 PM @ Pawling Elementary School

January 12       NO School for Students – Superintendent’s Conference Day

January 15       NO School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22       BOE Meeting 7:30 PM @ Pawling Elementary School

January 25       PTA meeting 7:00 PM in elementary school library


Important Upcoming Calendar Dates to Remember

 February 5                   Board of Education Meeting @ 7:30, PES

February 19                 No School (President’s Day)

 February 20                 No School for Students (Superintendent’s Conference Day)

February 20                 Board of Education Meeting @ 7:30, PES

February 22                 PTA meeting @ 7:00, PES


Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Dr. Kirkhus, Principal

Mrs. Rivas, Assistant Principal