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Volunteers needed, mentors and reading partners, Contact Sue Bradley at 860-793-3210x212 or via email at: | Elementary Schools Shortened Days-December 8, 9, and 10 | MSP Shortened Days-December 8 to 11

Middle School Student Engineers Attend STEM Night Event
"Sixteen "student engineers" from the Middle School of Plainville journeyed to the Connecticut Science Center on November 16th for the UConn Engineering Ambassadors STEM night. Students toured the exhibits at..."

Recent Articles:
11/24/15: Middle School Student Engineers Attend STEM Night Event
10/30/15: PHS Group Attends Marine Technology Program
10/27/15: Plainville Students Honored At 28th Annual Superintendent's Award Presentation
10/20/15: Plainville School District Partners With Discovery Education To Bring Digital Textbooks To Classrooms
10/19/15: Summer Equals Learning For Plainville Educators

District Spotlight
Career Day at PHS!

Plainville High School recently hosted the 4th annual Career Day program for students. More than 40 speakers participated in the program including representatives from a variety of career fields such as engineering, graphic design, culinary, computer programming and more. Many of the speakers were also alumni of Plainville Community Schools. The program was coordinated by Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett and the high school's Student Success Planning Committee.

Top left to right: Norma Hollender-Celico, Laboratory Manager and Safety Coordinator, Forensic Science Laboratory at the University of New Haven, and Coral Hall, Communication and Marketing Strategies Manager, MassMutual.
Bottom left to right: Edward Garrity, Lead Graphic Designer, Spiked Seltzer, and Katrina Skroupa, Pharmacist, Omnicare

Veterans Day 2015

Programs and activities were held throughout Plainville Community Schools on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015.

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Plainville High School Hosts College Fair

Plainville High School hosted a college fair for students on October 23 featuring more than 100 colleges and universities represented, as well as several branches of the military and a number representatives from local foundations who spoke to students about scholarship opportunities.

Congresswoman Esty Visits High School STEM Program

United States Representative Elizabeth Esty recently visited Plainville High School's STEM program. As part of the visit, she toured the school's STEM and Communication Labs, and spoke to students about the many career opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math. Esty was accompanied by local and state officials including State Representative Elizabeth Boukus, State Senator Henri Martin, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, Plainville High School Principal Steven LePage, Plainville Town Manager Robert Lee, Plainville Board of Education members Andrea Saunders, Deb Hardy, Barbara Willard and Foster White, and Plainville Town Council Chair, Kathy Pugliese.

Plainville Students Honored at 28th Annual Superintendent's Award Presentation

Twelve students were honored at the 28th annual Superintendent's Award presentation held at J. Timothy's Restaurant on October 23. The award is presented to students each year during American Education Week.Criteria for recognition of excellence include community service and service to others, academic prowess relative to ability, leadership service to the school community and other unique qualities.

In photo: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching with Plainville students honored during the 28th annual Superintendent's Award presentation.

PHS Football Team Supports Reading at Linden!

Plainville High School Varsity Football Coach, Chris Farrell, together with Linden Street School Literacy Resource Teachers Melissa Tynik and Tahlya Granja, came together to design a new and exciting reading experience for students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Linden. Each Friday afternoon, the high school’s varsity football players visit Linden “in uniform” to read with Linden students. In sharing their love for reading, they highlight the power of perseverance, teamwork, grit, and stamina.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Plainville High School Turf Project

Plainville Community Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Plainville High School Turf Field Project on September 17th. Members of the Plainville Board of Education together with local and state officials, members of the Turf Field Project Committee, school district administration, coaches, student athletes, and guests gathered for the celebration, marking the start of the turf project at the high school.

First Day of School!

Students in Plainville returned to school on August 31st. Faculty, staff and administrators  greeted students at each Plainville school as they arrived for the first day of the 2015-16 school year.

Convocation 2015!

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching addresses Plainville Community Schools' administration, faculty and staff at the school district's Convocation program held at Plainville High School on August 26th.

RAMP Program In Action!

Nearly 100 students are extending learning over the summer through the district's RAMP (Reading and Math Power) Program held at Louis Toffolon Elementary School. The four week program for students in kindergarten through grade 5 focuses on reading, writing and mathematics. In addition, students enjoy an art class that aligns with lessons from the academic areas they are studying.

Click here to view pictures from the RAMP Open House and Art Show!

"Blitz Day" for No Kid Hungry Campaign

A “Blitz Day” was held on June 26, 2015, at the Norton Park Band Shell in Plainville, to kick off the Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign’s free breakfast and lunch program for Plainville youth 18 years of age or younger. The Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign is a partnership of End Hunger Connecticut!, Share our Strength®, the Plainville Hunger Action Team and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, to increase awareness of the summer meals program in Plainville and other locations throughout Connecticut. The Summer Meal Program in Plainville began on Monday, June 22. Meals will be offered Monday-Friday until August 21. Breakfast will be served from 8:45AM-9:45AM; lunch from 11:45AM-1:00PM.

In photo: Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, and volunteers at the "Blitz Day" event held at Norton Park for the Connecticut No Kid Hungry Campaign's free breakfast and lunch program for Plainville youth.

Go Baby Go!

Students from Plainville High School, the Middle School of Plainville and Central Connecticut State University recently came together for the "Go Baby Go" workshop. The students worked for two days to adapt toy cars for local special needs children. The children were fitted for the cars during the workshop in the STEM Lab at the high school.

Energy Conservation Lesson at Linden!

Fifth graders at Linden Street School recently extended their learning about energy conservation with a "hands-on" lesson led by students in Leanne Nolan's Advanced Placement Environmental Science Class at Plainville High School and several volunteers who shared their expertise from General Electric!

PHS Hosts Third Annual "Senior Prom"

Plainville High School's Interact Club recently hosted the third annual "Senior Prom." The prom, for local senior citizens, featured dinner, a DJ and dancing, photo booth and "Paris, France" theme. The Interact Club is sponsored by the Plainville Rotary Club.Student members are encouraged to connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills and give back to the community.

Lemonade War Author Visits Linden

The Linden Street School community recently enjoyed a visit from children’s author Jacqueline Davies. Davies authored several books, including The Lemonade War, which was selected to be the focus of Linden’s “One School-One Book” program this year. The program is designed to create a shared reading experience within a single elementary school community.

Information Showcase!

Parents and community members enjoyed the District Informational Showcase held at Plainville High School on April 15th. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett provided an overview of district projects and initiatives, and administrators, faculty and staff hosted informational tables on various district related topics including Pre-kindergarten, 21st Century Skills / Common Core, Smarter Balanced Assessments, STEM / Culinary Arts, enVision Math, the College and Career Readiness Center and more. Refreshments were provided by the high school's Culinary Arts program, and piano entertainment was provided by Plainville High School sophomore Dwight Burns.

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2015 Memorial Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony

The 2015 Memorial Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony was held at Plainville High School on April 13th. Mr. Walter J. Majsak and Mr. Frank D. Steffany, inductees in memoriam, were honored with the unveiling of plaques in their names on the Memorial Wall of Honor in the high school. The ceremony included comments from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, Mrs. Catherine Bannell, and Mr. James Majsak, followed by a reception.

In pictures: Members of the Majsak family (left) and Steffany family (right) at the Memorial Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony honoring Mr. Walter J. Majsak and Mr. Frank D. Steffany in memoriam.

Middle School Robotics Program Earns Awards
Students in the Middle School of Plainville's Robotics program recently competed in the first ever Connecticut State VEX IQ Robotics Championship where they captured several awards. The MSP Minionizers team also received the Excellence Award, the highest award presented in VEX IQ Challenge, which qualifies them to participate in the World Championship. 

Valentine Mailboxes!
Students  in the Pre-kindergarten classes at Louis Toffolon Elementary School, together with their parents and family members, recently built and decorated "Valentine Mailboxes" for a Valentine's Day exchange. The project provided a great opportunity to involve parents in the learning process during the school day.

Toffolon Preschoolers Enjoy Animal Expert Visit

Toffolon preschool students in Danielle Phelan's classroom recently had the opportunity to put their Winter Animal Unit of Study into action, thanks to a visit from animal expert Nick Diaz of the Hungerford Nature Park in Kensington, Connecticut. Mr. Diaz provided a demonstration of six animals relevant to a number of books read in the preschool classroom including The Mitten and The Hat by Jan Brett. The students learned about animal habitat, diet and sleep patterns.

+K.I.K. Program!

Plainville Community Schools recently "kicked" off a new peer mentoring program – Positive Kids Influencing Kids (+K.I.K.), bringing students in the middle and high schools together for friendship and fun. The +K.I.K. Program pairs a group of juniors in the high school with eighth grade students at the middle school. The mentor / mentee pairs come together bi-monthly to visit, discuss the transition to high school, and enjoy each other's company.

District Announcements

Important Information Regarding Upcoming Radon Testing at Plainville Elementary Schools

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Elementary Schools: Shortened Days
December 8 to 10

MSP: Shortened Days
December 8 to 11

All Schools: Shortened Day
Wednesday, December 23

Holiday Recess: No School
December 24 to January 1

Martin Luther King Day: No School
Monday, January 18

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Parent/Teacher Conference Memos:Elementary Schools | Middle School

Plainville Community Schools Seeks Volunteers

Plainville Community Schools is seeking volunteers to work with students during the 2015-16 school year. Volunteer mentors are needed at all 5 Plainville schools. Mentors are paired one to one with students and serve as a positive adult friend and role model. At the elementary level, volunteers are needed for the Reading Partners program. Volunteers in the Reading Partners program spend time with students fostering the love of reading. Volunteers in both programs meet once per week throughout the school year for approximately 30-45 minutes. If you are interested in serving as a school district volunteer,  please contact District Volunteer Coordinator Sue Bradley,  by telephone at 860-793-3210x212 or via email at:

Plainville Coalition Sponsors Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign

The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development is joining cities and towns around the country by sponsoring a campaign to prevent underage drinking. This effort highlights the fact that it is illegal to allow consumption of alcohol by anyone under age 21, even in private homes. As part of the campaign the Coalition will be displaying lawn signs and other materials around town.

Please click here to listen to the public service announcement from the Coalition regarding this subject.

Turf Field Project

Click below for updated information about the turf field project at Plainville High School

Dr. Kitching's March Presentation to School PTOs

Budget Development 2015-16

Dr. Kitching Welcomes Teachers
Plainville Getting it Right!

Plainville Board of Education Strategic Goals: Monitoring Our Progress
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Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Info
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CREC Open Choice & Plainville Community Schools Video
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Chromebook Parent Packet 2014-15: For Students Entering Grades 6-8

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Superintendent's Budget Presentation for 2014-2015

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Superintendent's Informational Showcase

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Click Here for an informational video Explaining the Truth About the Common Core State Standards

Plainville Board of Education: Strategic Plan Monitoring Document

Connecticut School Performance Report Information

Below are links to the Plainville school district and individual schools' Connecticut School Performance Reports for School Year 2012-13, together with a parent guide for the School Performance Reports provided by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The reports provide information regarding the individual school and district performance as measured by a number of key accountability indicators, and identifies strengths and weaknesses.
Click here to access the Connecticut School Performance Reports and Parent Guide

NBC 30 News Segment

Click Here to see the Plainville High School Chromebook news segment recently featured on NBC 30

Chromebook Parent Info Session Information

Click here to access the slideshow and videos shared during the Chromebook Parent Information Session at Plainville High School. Double click the videos on Slides 7 & 8 to play.

Plainville Community Schools
Strategic Plan

Click here to access the Plainville Community Schools Strategic Plan approved February 11, 2013.

MSP Bystander to Ally Program Subject of "Making the Grade" Segment on
NBC 30

Click here to view the NBC 30 Making the Grade segment featuring the Middle School of Plainville's Bystander to Ally Program.

Security Update to Parents

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Public School Finance and Budgets Presentation

Click here to view the Public School Finance and Budgets Presentation presented by Superintendent Kitching and Director of Business and Operations, Ed Hoyt

Plainville Community Schools Enrollment Report - 2012

Click Here to view the Plainville Community Schools Enrollment Report 2012 by Peter M. Prowda, Phd

Click Here to see the historical enrollment report.

Full Day Kindergarten Presentation

Following is a link to the full day Kindergarten presentation from the June 26, 2012 Special Board of Education meeting. Click here to review the presentation.

Town and School District of Plainville Municipal and School District Operations Feasibility Study

Click here to view the Town and School District of Plainville Municipal and School District Operations Feasibility Study provided by BlumShapiro

Superintendent's Commentary

Each month a commentary by Superintendent Kitching is featured in The Plainville CitizenClick here to access the Superintendent's Commentary Archive for the 2014-15 school year. The archive is located under the District News Tab, left side navigation bar on the school district website homepage.

Ask The Superintendent

A new feature has been added to the district website allowing parents, students and community members to ask school district related questions of Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching. The Ask the Superintendent page may be found on school website home page, left side navigation bar, or click here to access. Campaign To Reduce Underage Drinking in Connecticut

The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development is supporting Connecticut's underage drinking prevention campaign with information sharing, resources, and activities for Plainville parents and community members. Click here to visit the campaign website.

District Calendars

2014-2015 Calendar

2015-2016 Calendar

School Schedule Information

Regular School Day Schedule
Elementary Schools: 8:50AM- 3:30PM

Middle School of Plainville: 8:00AM-2:45PM
Plainville High School: 7:30AM-2:10PM

Minimum School Day Schedule
Elementary Schools: 8:50AM-1:30PM

Middle School of Plainville:8:00AM-12:45PM
Plainville High School: 7:30AM-12:10PM

School Contact Information

Linden Street Elementary School
69 Linden Street

Louis Toffolon Elementary School
145 Northwest Drive
Phone: 860-793-3280

Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School
15 Cleveland Memorial Drive

Middle School of Plainville
150 Northwest Drive

Plainville High School
47 Robert Holcomb Way
Phone: 860-793-3220

Important Upcoming Dates

August 31 First Day of School
September 7 Labor Day
October 12 Columbus Day
November 3 Election Day

Long Range Plan/Building Projects
Community Letter

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Community Letter
for Fall 2015

Adult and Continuing Education

Fall 2015 Program Guide

NEW! Spring 2016 Health Care Training Schedules!

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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Plainville Community Schools may delay opening school 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 2 hours. The School Messenger automated messaging system is utilized to directly contact parents who have selected this option, in the event of weather-related closings or delays. In addition, area radio and television stations will broadcast appropriate announcements. These announcements will also be accessible on the Internet at Connecticut Weather Center’s

For more information, please refer to the School Cancellations and Delays page.

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