home link graphic
District logo
box graphic After-school programs
box graphic Cafeteria menus
box graphic Class sizes
box graphic Enrollment
box graphic Facilities plan
box graphic Mission
box graphic NYS report card
box graphic PTA
box graphic School security
box graphic Search our site
box graphic Student registration
box graphic Website Accessibility

 
Board of Ed graphic Directory graphic  
City School District of Albany
graduated fill graphic

Pine Hills Elementary School

Pine Hills Elementary School
Prekindergarten-Grade 5

 

41 North Allen St., Albany, NY 12203 (click here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6725
Fax: (518) 475-6729

 

Tia Corniel, Principal

Email: tcorniel@albany.k12.ny.us

Zipporah Galimore, Assistant Principal

Email: zgallimore@albany.k12.ny.us

 

Administrative changes at Pine Hills

This is to inform you that there will be a leadership change at Pine Hills Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year. At its May 15 meeting, the City School District of Albany Board of Education accepted the resignation of Assistant Principal Zipporah Galimore. Ms. Galimore is resigning her position at the end of this school year.

 The district will begin the process to look for a new assistant principal for our school immediately, with a goal of having that person appointed by July 1.  We will keep you updated on that process.

 As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Principal Corniel at (518) 475-6725.

School times

  • Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.
  • School day begins: 8 a.m.
  • Late bell: 8:03 a.m.
  • School day ends: 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, June 25 -- Early dismissal, 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Early dismissal, 11:45 a.m.
    • Last day of school
  • Monday, July 8-Friday, Aug. 9 -- Elementary summer enrichment for students who have been notified, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included, and so is transportation.

2018-19 news and information

  • Pine Hills Post -- The May edition of our newsletter is now available via this link.

  • Congratulations graduates! -- Superintendent Adams joined Principal Corniel in celebrating the academic success of 60 fifth-graders as they "move up" to Myers Middle School.

  • Pine Hills shines with Lighthouse recognition -- Students, staff and community have worked seven years for benchmark.

  • Spring Concert -- Our orchestra, band and chorus proved they learned a lot this year by expertly performing selections from Beethoven to Michael Jackson.

  • Author visit -- Willie Deane shared the wonder of reading in a uniqure way with kindergarten-grade 2. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the literacy event. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."

  • Leadership Day -- Annual event showcases to community how Pine Hills Elementary implements the '7 Habits' into all areas of school life. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the tours. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."

  • 'Clap-in' welcomes students back -- Led by principal Tia Corniel, Pine Hills Elementary School faculty, staff and parents on April 29 welcomed students back from spring break with applause, cheers and plenty of hugs. The Pine Hills “clap-in” is one of several taking place throughout the City School District of Albany in the coming weeks. The events are intended to energize students and motivate everyone to continue working hard through the last days of the school year. Click here to see a photo collection from the Pine Hills Elementary clap-in.

  • STEM Night success -- Hands-on activities and creative projects made for another successful event at PHES. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the evening. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Partner reading - Students learn best by doing. Both kindergarteners and second-graders are benefitting from a weekly literacy team-up at PHES. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the classroom. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Spring cleaning at PHES -- Thanks to the staff who dedicated a portion of their Satursday to beautify our building. Students returned to updated bulletin boards and an  impressive mural depicting Habit 1. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the changes. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • NYS Test Pep Rally -- Third through fifth-graders got pumped up for the English language arts, math and science exams that are coming up in April. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the assembly. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Second-grade instrument preview -- An oboist with the Albany Symphony taught students about woodwind family of instruments. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the lesson. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Begin with the end in mind -- Third-grade did an excellent job presenting the No. 2 habit of highly effective people during the March leadership assembly. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the event. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Second quarter academics celebrated -- Congratulations to our 60 fifth and sixth-graders - 40 for honor roll - recognized for their hard work. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the ceremony. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Black History Month celebration - PHES took a trip back in time to the Harlem Rensaissance and recognized the NYC neighborhood's role as the mecca of black art, literature and music from 1910-1930. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the assembly. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • First-grade Leadership Assembly - Students donated money to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and encouraged peers to "put first things first." Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the assembly. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • MLK Assembly -- Student-led and interactive event consisted of music, art and facts about civil rights leader's life. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of students meeting Jerry Craft. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Winter concert dress rehearsal -- The afternoon performance was great practice but also a way for younger students to learn what they have to look forward to in third grade. Click here to view pictures from the event. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Meet the author -- Students learned what it takes to become an author/illustrator. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of students meeting Jerry Craft. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Successful Socktober -- Generous staff and students exceeded donation goal. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of the collection. You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Fall 'Clap-In' -- Pine Hills students were 'clapped in' on the first day of the 2018-19 school year. Click here to see a Facebook photo album from the morning.  You don't need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text "To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account," but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."

About Pine Hills Elementary School

Completely 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.

 

 

 
graphic link to Board of Ed graphic link to directory graphic link to schools graphic link to homepage