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our 2018-19 school supply list
41 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12203
(click here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6725
Fax: (518) 475-6729
Tia Corniel, Principal
Zipporah Galimore, Assistant Principal
School day begins:
School day ends:
- Friday, Oct. 26
-- Harvest Festival, 6:30-8 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 5
-- PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 6
-- No school for students, Superintendent's
- Friday, Nov. 9
-- First quarter ends
- Monday, Nov. 12
-- No school, Veterans Day
- Wednesday, Nov. 21
-- No school for students, Parent-Teacher
- Thursday, Nov.
22-Friday, Nov. 23 -- No school,
- Friday, Nov. 30
-- Literacy Night, 6-7:30 p.m.
Board appoints new Pine Hills principal
Tia Corniel is the new
principal of Pine Hills Elementary School, and will
replace Vibetta Sanders beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Sanders has accepted a new position with the City School
District of Albany focused on culturally responsive
education and equity practices.
Corniel is transferring
to Pine Hills from Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of
Excellence, where she has served as an assistant
principal since O’Neal opened at the start of the
2017-18 school year. She is an experienced educational
leader, having served as principal of Albany’s Brighter
Choice Charter Elementary School for Girls from 2014-16.
She also served as the academic dean at Albany
Leadership Charter High School for Girls from 2011-14,
and as a science teacher at Albany Leadership prior to
Corniel will partner
with Assistant Principal Zipporah Galimore and the
entire Pine Hills community to sustain those programs
that it values. That includes the school’s commitment to
developing the leadership skills of all students through
the “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
philosophy, and to educating the whole child by ensuring
their social and academic needs are met.
You can read the full
letter from Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams regarding
2018-19 news and information
- Pine Hills students were
'clapped in' on the first day of the 2018-19 school
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About Pine Hills Elementary School
rebuilt in 2005-06 as part of the district's
sweeping facilities project, the former Public School 16
reopened in the winter of 2007 as Pine Hills Elementary
School. Pine Hills is a neighborhood school serving
students in prekindergarten-grade 6 with 50 full-time and
14 part-time staff. Our students come from a wide
variety of backgrounds and experiences.
The school's mission is to
provide a community of support for the “whole child” as
it strives for academic excellence on the journey of
life-long learning. To achieve that mission,
administrators, faculty and staff work hard at
establishing a learning community that actively develops
and implements best practices.
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
People" are a critical aspect of Pine Hills, and they
are taught and practiced daily.
Absence from school
If your child is absent
from school for any reason, call the school at (518) 475-6725
during the morning and provide a written excuse when
your child returns to school.