Welcome to the Plainville Community Schools Newsroom, where you will find current and archived news and information about our school district. 
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Plainville Community Schools to Host Superintendent’s Update And Informational Showcase
04/15/2019
Plainville Community Schools will host a “Superintendent’s Update and Informational Showcase” on Monday, April 29, 2019. The program will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the Plainville High School’s cafeterias, 47 Robert Holcomb Way.
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In photo: Big Y Assistant Service Manager Spencer Deegan and Employee Services Representative Lynn Negaro with the Big Y Tissues for Teachers donation.
"Tissues for Teachers" Drive
04/09/2019
Big Y of Plainville recently held a "Tissues for Teachers" drive, collecting over 200 boxes of tissues donated in the Big Y store by customers to supplement supplies for Plainville schools.
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Annual Mentor Fun Night held at PHS
04/01/2019
The Plainville Community Schools volunteer mentors and their student mentees enjoyed the annual "Mentor Fun Night" event with a "LegOlympics" themed program held at Plainville High School on March 18th.
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Middle School of Plainville  Robotics Program  Coach and Middle School of Plainville faculty member, Camille Westfall speaks during the opening ceremonies of the VEX IQ Robotics State Championship held at the Middle School of Plainville on March 9th.
MSP Robotics Teams Excel At State Championship
03/29/2019
The VEX IQ Robotics State Championship was held on March 9th at the Middle School of Plainville. 54 elementary and middle school teams from throughout the state competed for eight spots that would qualify them to compete at the World VEX competition in Louisville, Kentucky in April.
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, Plainville Board of Education members Foster White, Becky Tyrrell, and Crystal St. Lawrence, and Plainville Board of Education student representatives Allie Chambrello and Maddie Lund
CABE "Day on the Hill" event Attended by PCS Administration
03/29/2019
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, Plainville Board of Education members Foster White, Becky Tyrrell, and Crystal St. Lawrence, and Plainville Board of Education student representatives Allie Chambrello and Maddie Lund attended the annual Connecticut Association of Boards of Education “CABE Day on the Hill” event in Hartford, Connecticut
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District Custodian Wins “Champions Of Clean” Award
03/28/2019
Plainville Community Schools’ Custodian Greg Masse is one of two winners of the national Champions of Clean Contest sponsored by Clorox. Masse was nominated by Facilities Department Office Professional, Sandy Bouchard.
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Dale Neyra Named United Way Youth Award Winner
03/21/2019
Middle School of Plainville student Dale Neyra has been selected to receive the United Way of West Central Connecticut’s “Youth Live United Award” for Plainville, according to United Way’s President, Donna Osuch.
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 Students in  Kristin Costley's second grade class at Louis Toffolon Elementary School  participating in "Les Saluts," a French-Canadian folk dance, with their families, led by Music instructor Greg Wilfrid.
National Music Month at Plainville Schools
03/20/2019
March is National Music in our Schools Month. To start the month of music-making, Linden Street School and Louis Toffolon Elementary School invited families to attend music classes with their children.
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Teacher Michael Zaba Featured in Milken Family Foundation Article
03/15/2019
Art teacher Michael Zaba (CT ’18) goes to great lengths to tie the creative projects in his classroom to everything else his students are learning: “I love making interdisciplinary connections.” He won Connecticut’s 2018-19 Milken Educator Award at Louis Toffolon School in Plainville on January 23, 2019.
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VEX IQ Robotics State Championship
03/12/2019
The VEX IQ Robotics State Championship was held this past Saturday at the Middle School of Plainville. 54 elementary and middle school teams from throughout the state competed for eight spots that would qualify them to compete at the World VEX competition in Louisville Kentucky.
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Kindergarten Registration Information Available
03/04/2019
) Children who will be five (5) years old on or before January 1, 2020 are eligible for kindergarten (full day program) in September, 2019.
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District To Host School Business Community Partnership Breakfast Event
02/19/2019
Plainville Community Schools’ will host the first annual School Business Community Partnership breakfast event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the Plainville High School Cafeteria, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
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MSP To Host State VEX Robotics Tournament
02/13/2019
The Middle School of Plainville will host the 5th annual VEX IQ Robotics State Championship on March 9, 2019.  The event will feature over 50 teams from elementary and middle schools across the state.
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District Preschool Registration For The 2019-2020 School Year
02/11/2019
The Plainville Community Schools Preschool Program will begin accepting registrations on Monday, March 1, 2019 for children who reside in Plainville and will be age four (4) by December 31, 2019 and who were born between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
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In photo: Milken Family Foundation Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley, State Senator Henri Martin, Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna Wentzell, Toffolon School Principal Lynn Logoyke, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Mike Zaba, State Representative William Petit Jr., and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
District Faculty Member Receives National Educator Award
01/25/2019
Louis Toffolon Elementary School art teacher Mike Zaba was honored as a recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award on January 23rd at a surprise recognition program assembly held at Toffolon School
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Jennifer DeLorenzo Named Assistant Principal At Plainville High School
01/17/2019
)  Plainville High School Mathematics teacher and Instructional Leader Jennifer DeLorenzo, has been named an assistant principal, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett. DeLorenzo replaces former Plainville High School Assistant Principal Carl Johnson, who became principal in November.
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From left: First Row: Art Schaller Sr., - Schaller Auto Group, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett, Art Schaller Jr., -  Schaller Auto Group, Candace Tabone,  Back row: David Obdezinski -Executive Director, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Kimberly Duncan - Communications and Donor Relations Manager, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage,  Plainville High School Principal, Carl Johnson, Plainville Community Schools Director of Technology, Kevin Ross, and Kaylah Smith -  Program Associate and Assistant Director of Development, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
Plainville Schools Receive Security Grant from Schaller Auto Group
01/17/2019
Plainville Community Schools recently received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to improve high school security. The grant was used to purchase 23 additional security cameras at Plainville High School. The grant was funded by the Schaller Auto group.
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New Spring Programs From Plainville Adult Education
01/15/2019
Plainville Adult and Continuing Education will offer programming, free of cost, this spring in a variety of areas
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PHS Students Connect with Peers Across the Globe
12/24/2018
Students in Kristi Naka’s Spanish classes at Plainville High School are connecting with peers across the globe through two unique hands on classroom projects this year
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Holiday Gifts from Plainville Adult Education
12/21/2018
Plainville Adult and Continuing Education students collected holiday gifts to benefit Victorian Gardens, a local Residential Care Home for Adults in Plainville.
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Plainville Board of Education members Foster White, Crystal St. Lawrence, and Becky Tyrrell, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Steven Lepage, State Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Dianna Wentzell, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, and Plainville Board of Education member Kathy Wells.
Board / School District Recognized For Excellence In Leadership And Communication
12/14/2018
The Plainville school district has been recognized with several awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
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7th Annual PHS Career Day
12/12/2018
Plainville High School hosted the 7th annual Career Day program for students on November 30th. More than 70 speakers covering over 40 career sectors participated in the event.
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4th Annual "Go Baby Go" Charity Event
12/12/2018
Plainville High School hosted the 4th annual "Go Baby Go" event December 7th & 8th, during which toy ride-on cars for children with special needs were modified, refurbished, and presented to local families.
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Internet Safety Workshop Held at MSP
12/10/2018
The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development hosted a parent workshop entitled "Chromebooks, The Internet & Your Child's Digital World" on November 29th.
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2018 Thoughtexchange Survey Results
12/03/2018
Plainville Community Schools engaged their community in an exchange about what we're doing well and where we can improve. We invited participants to share thoughts and rate the thoughts of others.
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Snow People for Plainville Seniors
11/16/2018
Each year, the Plainville High School's Italian National Honor Society's philanthropy project centers around the Plainville Senior Center. This year, the student members designed and created “snow people” out of clay pots.
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New Visitor Management System Enhances District Security
11/15/2018
Plainville Community Schools will soon have an additional security measure in place with the installation of the Raptor visitor management system in all five Plainville schools.
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Veterans Day at Plainville Community Schools
11/12/2018
Plainville Community Schools held a number of activities and programs across the school district on November 10th, to honor and recognize veterans.
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Middle School of Plainville faculty members Cindy Birdsall and Melanie Olmstead
"Operation Sweaters for Veterans!" at MSP
11/12/2018
The Middle School of Plainville Health Classes, led by faculty members Cindy Birdsall and Melanie Olmstead, sponsored "Operation Sweaters for Veterans!" Gently used coats, gloves and hats were collected.
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Preschool Screenings to be Held
09/24/2018
Plainville Community Schools will be conducting developmental preschool screenings for children who reside in Plainville and are three (3) or four (4) years old. Screenings will be held on October 12, 2018, December 14, 2018, March 22, 2019 and May 31, 2019.
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