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Energy Star Certified
Prune Hill Elementary School is a member of the District’s Energy Star family. Prune Hill earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

About

iframe>Welcome to Prune Hill!

Prune Hill Elementary consists of a well-trained and caring staff committed to providing a quality educational program through  traditional, looping, or blended-class models. Literacy is a primary focus of our school with an emphasis on reading instruction and literature appreciation. Using the Workshop Model approach, students are involved in reading, writing, and math on a daily basis. Instruction in spelling and handwriting is ongoing.  Social studies and science (FOSS kits) are interwoven into writing instruction as well. Each Fall, grade level teams/teachers provide a Parent Info Night to explain in detail the academic and behavioral expectations of students, and ways to support your penguin at home.

Hands-on, visual mathematics allows students to go from the concrete to the abstract. Students are taught a variety of problem-solving strategies to empower them to be independent learners. Technology is integrated into lessons, with an on-site computer lab of 30 stations available to students as well as iPad and Chromebook mobile carts used to research and enhance learning.

Back to School Drop-In is an opportunity for your penguin to meet the teacher and drop off that heavy backpack full of supplies in late August!

Continual staff development promotes program refinement, which keeps us on the cutting edge! Shared leadership fosters respect and caring, providing a common vision in which students are empowered to be contributing members of the community. We are an inclusion community where each child’s starting place and learning pace is valued.

Music, PE, Library, and Computer lab are part of our curriculum taught here at Prune Hill on a weekly basis.

Click here to see our advocacy for reading presentation, created by Mrs. Loniewski, our teacher-librarian:

https://magic.piktochart.com/output/17739245-reading-advocacy?presentation=true

 

Click below to see ways in which you can read with your child at home in the early literacy years, created by first grade teacher Mrs. Lomax:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwLqq-SInmwVLUVqSDI3X3kwQ3c/view?usp=sharing

 

Linked is a short video shown to incoming students impacted by boundary shifts in the 2013-14 school year:

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We love our school community! We think you will, too!