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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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"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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Plainville Students Honored At 31st Annual Superintendent’s Award Presentation
11/09/2018
Twelve Plainville students received the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ (CAPSS) Superintendent / Student Recognition Award and Certificate of Excellence at the 31st annual Superintendent’s Award Presentation held on November 7th, during a luncheon at J. Timothy’s Restaurant.
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School Based Behavioral Health Clinics Available Through Partnership With Wheeler Clinic
11/06/2018
The Fall can be stressful for students (and parents!). Through a partnership with Wheeler Clinic, new school-based behavioral health clinics at The Middle School of Plainville and Linden Street School can help students and families address behavioral health challenges that may negatively impact their academic performance.
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Carl Johnson Named Principal At Plainville High School
11/05/2018
Carl Johnson, former Assistant Principal at Plainville High School, has been named Principal, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
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Local Company Brings Linden Street School’s Eco-Friendly Greenhouse Dream To Life
11/02/2018
The courtyard at Linden Street School now shines a little brighter thanks to the support, talent and generosity of School / Business / Community partner Gary Fett, owner of Fluid Control Solutions, a Plainville manufacturer, together with his colleagues, who designed, built and donated an eco-frendly greenhouse for the space at Linden
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Halloween Costumes for Charity
10/31/2018
Middle School of Plainville faculty and staff donned costumes for their annual "Costumes for Charity" event on Halloween. Students vote with "donations" on their favorite costumes and donations are given to the Plainville Community Food Pantry.
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Plainville District Safety Forum
10/24/2018
Plainville Community Schools hosted a safety forum for parents and the community on Wednesday, September 26th, from 6:30PM-8:00PM in the Mel Perry Auditorium at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way
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CCSU Literacy Night at Linden School
10/17/2018
The Linden Street School community partnered with Central Connecticut State University's Dr. Lynda Valerie, Professor of Literacy, Elementary, & Early Childhood Education, and the Elementary Reading and Language Arts Department faculty and students to host the first annual CCSU Literacy Night at Linden on October 11th.
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From left: Plainville High School faculty member Mark Chase, Dr. James DeLaura, Professor of Technology and Engineering Education at Central Connecticut State University, Dr. Michele Dischino,  Professor of Technology and Engineering Education at Central Connecticut State University, Plainville High School Career Center and Volunteer Coordinator Sue Bradley, Plainville High School Psychologist Jeri Lynn Turkowitz, Plainville Community Schools Director of Community Relations Lynn Davis, Central Connecticut State University student Gary Liseo, Plainville Community Fund member Kelly Perrotti, Plainville Community Fund member Simonne Corriveau, Plainville Community Schools Supervisor of Special Services  Leanne Gmeindl, and Plainville High School faculty member David Gaignard accept the Plainville Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation grant to support the "Go Kid Go" program.
Plainville Community Fund Supports "Go Kid Go" Program
10/05/2018
A $2,500 grant from the Plainville Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation will support the new “Go Kid Go” program, a collaborative initiative to help students with special needs in Plainville schools, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
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Collaborative Conference To Be Conducted At Plainville High School By The Commission On Public Schools
09/28/2018
 The Collaborative Conference visit will be conducted under the direction of the Commission on Public Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  The Collaborative Conference visiting team will be chaired by Alyson Geary, Deputy Director at NEASC, who has had extensive experience in the Association’s Accreditation process.
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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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Superintendent Brummett appointed to advisory commission
09/18/2018
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett has been appointed a member of the Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Brummett joins legislators, mayors, lobbyists, Board of Education members, and the state’s Office of Policy and Management on the committee.
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In photo: VFW Post 574 Raffle project Co-Chairmen Brian Hunter and Tom Healy, Plainville Community Food Pantry Executive Director Susie Woerz, VFW Raffle project Co-Chairman Barry Cresswell, VFW Raffle Project Chairman Dan Dougherty, Superintendent of Plainville Community Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett,  Plainville Community Food Pantry Board President Maggie Carlin, Plainville Community Schools Athletic Director Chris Farrell and Plainville Athletic Backers Club President Ben Gediman. Not pictured: VFW Raffle project Co-Chairman Don Grant.
Plainville VFW post 574 raffle proceeds support district athletic program & food pantry
09/14/2018
The Plainville VFW Post 574 sponsored a raffle over the summer to benefit the school district’s athletic program as well as the Plainville Community Food Pantry, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
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Suzanne Schweitzer wins Thomas DiCorleto Memorial Award
Schweitzer wins Thomas DiCorleto Memorial Award
09/13/2018
School Psychologist Suzanne Schweitzer has been named recipient of the Thomas DiCorleto Memorial Outstanding Service Award, from the Farmington Valley Special Education Directors Association. Middle School of Plainville School Psychologist, Justine Misseri, nominated Schweitzer for the prestigious award which was developed to honor the Farmington Valley Directors’ beloved colleague, Tom DiCorleto, and his lifelong commitment to the service of students with special needs. The award is presented annually to a person who embodies the passion and commitment to children that Mr. DiCorleto demonstrated throughout his lifetime.
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Educational Policy Meeting at MSP
08/20/2018
The Plainville Community school district hosted a panel discussion on setting and influencing educational policy on August 14 at the Middle School of Plainville.
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PHS Seniors Moving to Collegiate Athletics
07/03/2018
Plainville High School hosted an “Athletic Celebration” on June 19th for six seniors who will be going on to play collegiate athletics. The event was organized by Plainville Community Schools’ Athletic Director Chris Farrell.
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Plainville Schools Honors Retirees
06/22/2018
Nine Plainville Community Schools' retirees were recognized at the June 11th Plainville Board of Education meeting for their many years of service. They include: Pamela Gervasio - Spanish Teacher, Plainville High School, Gary Feltt, Science Teacher, Middle School of Plainville, Barbara Fawcett - Special Education Teacher, Middle School of Plainville, Carol Von Achen, Special Education Teacher, Middle School of Plainville, Bernadette Knowles, Special Education Teacher, Linden Street School, Sophie Morse, Tutor, Middle School of Plainville, Denise Ciano, Custodian, Linden Street School, Debra Gurski, Office Professional, Plainville High School, and Laura Boland, Paraprofessional, Louis Toffolon Elementary School.
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PHS Dattco Internship
06/21/2018
Dattco representatives visited Plainville High School to speak with students about their internship and apprenticeship programs this year. Currently, three Plainville High School graduates are participating in the apprenticeship program and two graduating seniors will participate in the internship program. In addition, a group of Plainville High School students recently participated in a field trip to Dattco to explore the field of diesel mechanics.
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Plainville Community Schools Climate Report
06/12/2018
We invite you to view this recently release climate report for the Plainville Community Schools. This report was compiled by Assistant Superintendent Steve LePage and presented to the Board of Education on June 11, 2018.
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2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!
06/01/2018
Linden Street School second grade teacher Melissa Dodenhoff has been selected as the Plainville Community Schools 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. As Teacher of the Year in Plainville
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Plainville Community Schools Volunteer of the Year Award winners Dave Barry and Barbara Barry,  and  Mentor of the Year Award winner Charles Floyd
District Hosts Annual Volunteer Recognition Program
05/23/2018
Plainville Community Schools’ annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner and Awards Program was held on May 10th, at Plainville High School. This year's theme was “Country Hoedown.” More than 100 school volunteers, Board of Education members, administrators and staff were present to enjoy an evening of food, friends, and recognition.
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Enrichment through Plainville Adult Education
05/09/2018
Community members participated in Spring Floral Arrangement-- one of the many enrichment programs provided by Plainville Adult and Continuing Education.
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PHS' 6th Annual Senior Citizen Prom
05/03/2018
The Plainville High School's Interact Club (the youth branch of the local Rotary Club in Plainville) recently hosted the 6th annual Senior Citizen Prom in the school's cafeteria.
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Plainville Performs in State Wide Music Conference
04/26/2018
Twelve elementary school musicians represented Plainville Community Schools on April 20th at the Connecticut Elementary Honors Choir Festival! This festival is part of the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference held in Hartford, Connecticut.
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Plainville Art Museum Exhibit
04/10/2018
The New Britain Museum of American art recently hosted an exhibit of creative artworks from the students of Plainville Community Schools.
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Second Annual Unified Basketball Game Held
03/07/2018
On February 26th, the 2nd Annual Plainville Community Schools’ Board of Education/Administrator/Faculty/Parent vs. Unified Basketball Team game was held.
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PHS Takes Third in National Jazz Festival
02/21/2018
The Plainville High School Jazz Band recently participated in the Berklee College of Music’s Annual High School Jazz Festival.
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Plainville Community Schools Reading Partners Program
01/26/2018
The local VFW Madeley-Roberts Post No. 574 recently sponsored the Plainville Community Schools Reading Partners program
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Plainville High School Students Honored In Scholastic Art Awards Program
01/23/2018
The Plainville High School Visual Arts Department is proud to announce that four students were selected to receive honors in the 29th Annual Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards in the areas of Drawing and Illustration.
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Go Baby Go! 2017
12/08/2017
Plainville High School once again hosted the “Go Baby Go" event December 1st & 2nd, during which toy ride-on cars for children with special needs were modified, refurbished, and presented to local families
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Kristen Haviar and Lisa Felt - Veterinarians
Career Day at PHS!
12/05/2017
Plainville High School recently hosted the 6th annual Career Day program for students
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Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett and Joeline Wruck, Director of Community Initiatives & Program Services, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
District Receives Community Foundation Of Greater New Britain Grant To Support Alternative High School Program
11/30/2017
Plainville Community Schools has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett. The $10,000 grant will fund a job coach position in a newly formed alternative high school program, to be launched at Plainville High School in 2018.
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Plainville Schools Recognized for Excellence in Leadership and Communication
11/29/2017
The Plainville school district has been recognized with two awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
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PHS Students Refurbish and Donate Bikes to Local Youth
11/28/2017
Students in David Marchesani’s Transportation Education classes at Plainville High School have completed the refurbishment of a batch of bicycles as part of a community collaboration project with the Plainville Police Department and the Plainville Community Food Pantry.
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District Honors Veterans Day With School Activites
11/13/2017
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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Plainville students honored at 30th annual Superintendent’s award presentation
11/07/2017
Twelve Plainville students received the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ (CAPSS) Superintendent / Student Recognition Award and Certificate of Excellence at the 30th annual Superintendent’s Award Presentation held on Friday, November 3rd, during a luncheon at J. Timothy’s Restaurant.
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PHS DECA Group Attends Leadership Conference
10/24/2017
Plainville High School DECA members and faculty member / DECA Advisor Trevira Boatright, recently attended the CT DECA Fall Leadership Conference held at the University of New Haven.
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Wheeler Hispanic Heritage Month
10/16/2017
Students in all grades at Wheeler School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October15) by learning about Hispanic artists and art traditions from Hispanic countries.
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Plainville Blue Devils senior baseball players Dylan Morrell and Nathan Michalek
PHS Blue Devils Baseball Players Join Goodwill Series American Team
10/12/2017
Plainville Blue Devils senior baseball players Dylan Morrell and Nathan Michalek have been selected to participate on the Goodwill Series American baseball team to compete in the 12 game Goodwill Series to be held in Adelaide, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand
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District Launches New Website
10/11/2017
Plainville Community Schools has launched a new district website, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
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Preschool Screenings to be Held
09/15/2017
Plainville Community Schools will be conducting preschool screenings for children 3 to 5 years old on October 6, 2017, January 19, 2018 and April 20, 2018.
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PFRN Receives Grant
PFRN Receives Grant To Continue Learning Throughout The Summer
06/26/2017
The Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to continue learning throughout the summer, according to PFRN Coordinator, Donna Cavallaro.
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Adult Education
Plainville Adult Education Program Receives Grant To Support Training Program
06/19/2017
Plainville Adult and Continuing Education received a grant award distribution of $1,525.00 from the Plainville Community Fund II at the Main Street Community Foundation to support a "Customer Service and Sales Certification Training Program" to be held this fall. This funding will make available 15 (needs-based) scholarships for Plainville residents.
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School District Names Melissa Patterson As Teacher Of The Year
06/19/2017
Patterson was nominated by colleagues Amy Tennant, Rob Silliman, and Cindy Birdsall, who outlined a variety of attributes attesting to her qualifications for the award, and describing her as exceptional.
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District Preschool Registration
District Preschool Registration And Orientation For The 2017-2018 School Year
05/30/2017
There will be an orientation for parents and children who are registered for the 2017-2018 Plainville Community Schools Preschool Program at each of the three Plainville elementary schools on Monday, June 5, 2017.
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