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September Everyday Heroes Recognized

Plainville Community Schools' Everyday Heroes for the month of September were honored at the Plainville Board of Education meeting on September 11th. Honorees included Tim Dalena, Security Monitor at Plainville High School, District Facilities Department Maintainers and summer helpers, and custodians from the Middle School of Plainville.

In photo: Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, Plainville High School faculty member Steven Michaud, Plainville High School Security Monitor Tim Dalena and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.

In photo: Plainville Community Schools Facilities Department Maintainers, summer helpers, Middle School of Plainville Custodians, Fascilities Manager Scott Martin, Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.

Happy New Year 2017-2018!

Students, faculty and staff officially kicked off the first day of school in Plainville on August 31st!


Thank You Rotary Club of Plainville!

Members of the Rotary Club of Plainville, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, recently spent a morning sprucing up the grounds at Louis Toffolon Elementary School.


RAMP Art Show!

Plainville students in the Reading And Math Program (RAMP) recently displayed their artistic talents in the program's culminating art show held at Linden Street School. Students, families and visitors enjoyed the gallery style show displaying the artwork of program participants. More than 100 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the program during the month of July, honing their math and literacy skills, integrated with art.


Melissa Patterson Named Teacher of the Year!

Plainville Community Schools has named Linden Street School Physical Education teacher Melissa Patterson as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. 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. Patterson was honored at the June 12th Plainville Board of Education meeting.


Congratulations Retirees!

Plainville Community Schools' celebrated a group of 2017 retirees at the Plainville Board of Education meeting on June 12th. The faculty and staff members were recognized and honored for their many years of service and contributions to the school district. From left: Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, Gary Wachtelhausen, Jody Muldoon, Sandy Walker, Linda Helming, Diane Roncaioli, Reggie McConachie, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.


Linden Staff Enjoys “The Contest”

Linden Street School Principal Paula Eshoo and head teacher Melissa Orfitelli recently created a fun and exciting team-building activity to boost school spirit and build camaraderie, partnering with Smart Team Building to bring "The Contest" to Linden staff during Spirit Week! With team spirit and collaboration, eight randomly selected teams of Linden staff members worked together to complete a series of challenges such as designing a serious and humorous school improvement plan, solving riddles, performing acts of kindness and finding innovative and unique methods for showcasing team enthusiasm, unity, and cohesiveness to further enhance school climate!


"Senior Prom!"

The Plainville High School's Interact Club (the youth branch of the local Rotary Club in Plainville) recently hosted the 5th annual Senior Citizen Prom in the school's cafeteria. The evening's theme was "Masquerade" and featured dinner, dancing, socializing, raffles, superlative awards and music provided by the "Senior Eighth Notes" a local "senior" band.


PHS Students "Explore" Italy

Students from the Italian language classes at Plainville High School recently enjoyed a field trip to the North End of Boston. The purpose of the field trip was to expand in an authentic manner the students' background in vocabulary and culture regarding Italian gastronomy. The experience also enhanced their knowledge of American history and the role Italian-Americans had in shaping the North End of Boston - Little Italy.


March Everyday Heroes!

Two Plainville Community Schools' staff members were honored at the March 13th Plainville Board of Education meeting as part of the “Everyday Hero” program that recognizes staff members and students who have gone above and beyond for another student or colleague, showing resiliency, support and / or initiative to make the school district an even better place to be. The March honorees included Louis Toffolon Elementary School Principal Lynn Logoyke and Middle School of Plainville faculty member Jody Muldoon.


SEAPERCH at PHS!

The annual SEAPERCH competition was hosted March 9th at Plainville High School in the pool area. Members from Central Connecticut State University's Technology and Engineering Department, along with NAVY divers, worked with Plainville High School STEM and Engineering faculty member Mark Chase, to coordinate the event.


Read Across America!

Students and staff across the Plainville school district celebrated Read Across America, a national reading and motivational awareness program that commemorates Dr. Seuss' (Theodore Suess Geisel) birthday on March 2nd!


February Everyday Heroes!

Three Plainville Community Schools staff members were honored at the February 13th Plainville Board of Education meeting as part of the “Everyday Hero” program that recognizes staff members and students who have gone above and beyond for another student or colleague, showing resiliency, support and / or initiative to make the school district an even better place to be. The February group of honorees included Louis Toffolon Elementary School Office Professional Chiara Ramos, Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School Principal Andrew Batchelder, and Toffolon faculty member Norma Olson Bartley.


Penguin Plunge!

On January 29th, a group of Plainville Community Schools' administrators, faculty, staff and students participated in the Penguin Plunge at Winding Trails in Farmington to support Special Olympics and the Plainville High School Unified Basketball Team. The brave group of “plungers” raised over $3,000 for these programs!


Superintendent Brummett Launches "Everyday Hero" Program!

Three Plainville Community Schools staff members were honored at the January 9th Plainville Board of Education meeting as part of a new program entitled “Everyday Hero” that recognizes staff members and students who have gone above and beyond for another student or colleague, showing resiliency, support and / or initiative to make the school district an even better place to be. The inaugural group of honorees included Middle School of Plainville staff members Justine Misseri and Ellen Nichols, nominated by parent Marcy Miller, and Linden Street School Principal Paula Eshoo, nominated by parent Jill Bright.


Wheeler Hosts Grandparents Day!

Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School recently held its first annual Grandparents / Grandguests Day, which was a huge success! Over 100 Grandparents and “Grandguests” attended the event during which they enjoyed refreshments with grandchildren and the opportunity to visit the school’s book fair.

District Announcements

Application for Nomination to the Plainville Community Schools Memorial Wall of Honor

The Plainville Board of Education is currently seeking nominations for the Memorial Wall of Honor, a permanent tribute to honor individuals who have contributed significant volunteer service to the educational community. The deadline for submission of applications is October 31, 2017.

Click here to access the application for nomination to the Plainville Community Schools Memorial Wall of Honor.


Bus Route Information Update


Please click here for information about School Bus Route communication and request for changes.

English Español Polskie


Elementary Lunch Monitors Needed!


If you are looking to earn money when your children are in school, you miss work camaraderie and you are a smiling, friendly, motivated and efficient individual, please apply to become part of our team in the Plainville Community Schools.

Please Apply Here


Presentation on Improvements to Wheeler School and Plainville High School


Please see the following short presentation for information on upcoming capital project proposals. Projects include site improvements to Plainville High School and extensive renovations and upgrades to Wheeler Elementary School.


Letter to those interested in the Plainville Community Schools Preschool Program


Please see the following document for important information:


Nominate Your Everyday Hero!

Is there someone you know who has made the Plainville school district an even better place? Someone who has gone above and beyond for another student or colleague? Nominate that person (student or staff member) to be honored as an Everyday Hero! Selected Heroes will be honored at one of the monthly Plainville Board of Education meetings.

Please use this form to nominate an Everyday Hero


Announcement from the CT Department of Public Health and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

A survey of CT school facilities directors found that almost 90% reported finding non-green cleaners like bleach in the classroom and about 70% find them in other areas of the school. All teachers and other staff should have access to the general green cleaner used by the custodial staff. Reducing exposure to traditional cleaners is part of efforts to reduce asthma triggers in schools. The DPH and DEEP have produced a video to help inform the public of initiatives being taken to regulate the types of chemical cleaners used in schools. All staff, parents, and students are encouraged to view the video, and become more familiar with green cleaning in CT schools.

Wastebusters Green Cleaning Video

Additional questions and answers about green cleaning products can be found here, and teachers can use these resources for classroom discussions.


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


Budget Development 2016-17


Plainville Board of Education Strategic Goals: Monitoring Our Progress
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Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget Info
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District Calendar
2017-2018 District Calendar
And Explanation Page

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
Phone:860-793-3270

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

Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School
15 Cleveland Memorial Drive
Phone:860-793-3290

Middle School of Plainville
150 Northwest Drive
Phone:860-793-3250

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

Important Upcoming Dates

August 31 First Day of School
Septermber 4 Labor Day
October 9 Columbus Day (Observed)
November 23-24 Thanksgiving Recess

Long Range Plan/Building Projects
Community Letter


Please click here to view the
Community Letter
for Summer 2017


Adult and Continuing Education

NEW! Adult Ed Fall 2017 Programs Guide!

Adult Education Customer Service and Sales Certification Training

Adult Education Fall Programs

Fall 2017 Health Care Training Schedules!
CLICK HERE FOR HEALTHCARE COURSES 

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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Plainville Community Schools may delay opening school 60 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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