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PG Family Communications

Please scroll down to see sections on:
Chromebook Usage Reminders 
rts for Distance Learning (phone #s, email addresses, Team REMIND Codes)
Family messages we have previously shared via SchoolMessenger.

Important Messages from Pine Grove to Families:
Did you know you could check you child's attendance on school tool?
Watch the video above to see how to access your students attendance 

Family Resource Page with a focus on Technology : Stop on by Mrs. Kowalski's page for a quick family resource on anything google, chromebook, or classroom, even a how to reserve your library book today!
Daily Screening Pass for Students
Below are Pine Grove messages we have shared with families

School Tool Messege to Remote Parents:

Pine Grove Families:

Chromebook & Material Returns for Remote Learners

Please return Chromebooks, chargers, graphing calculators, textbooks, library books, and other school materials to Pine Grove as the 2020-21 school year is coming to an end. 

Chromebooks and Chromebook chargers (both parts) should be dropped off at the main entrance of Pine Grove. Individuals coming to drop off materials must wear a mask while in the building and practice social distancing protocols. 

Drop off times are as follows:

Friday, June 25: 1 - 3 p.m.

Monday, June 28: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please contact the Pine Grove Main Office at 315-434-3050 if you need to make other arrangements to drop off your child’s Chromebook. 

Thank you,

Ashleigh E. Wilson

School Messenger 5/17/21:

Dear Parent or Guardian,

We are very excited to invite your child to attend Spartan Camp 2021, this summer at Pine Grove Middle School! Spartan Camp is an engaging summer program with talented staff and an engaging curriculum. This is a wonderful educational opportunity where your child will have unique, hands-on learning experiences, and where ELA and Math skills will be targeted and aligned with NYS Learning Standards. The program will help support your child’s transition into the upcoming grade level this fall. There will also be additional opportunities within the program for Art, Physical Education, and STEM. 

Spartan Camp will be in session 8:00 am - 11:30 am as follows:

  • Tuesday through Thursday, July 6-8 

  • Monday through Thursday, July 12-15

  • Monday through Thursday, July 19-22

  • Monday through Thursday, July 26-29 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students attending the program. There will be bus transportation available at designated pick-up/drop-off sites throughout the district as needed.

Please click on this link to register your child for Spartan Camp 2021:

Spartan Camp 2021 Registration Form 

Enrollment forms are due no later than Thursday, May 27 to confirm your child’s participation in this year’s program. Feel free to contact me at or 315-434-3050 or your child’s counselor with any questions. 
Shelly LaMarche
Pine Grove Associate Principal


FREE Breakfast & Lunch for Students: Regardless of income, we request that Pine Grove families complete the 2020-21 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals (online link) as this information is critical in determining District eligibility for other state and federal funding programs. A parent letter was recently emailed to each household. ESM is participating in two programs that provide free breakfast and lunch to ALL Pine Grove students. Now through Dec. 31 (or until funds are exhausted) a federal program is making meals accessible to both in-person and distance learners due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After Dec. 31, ALL Pine Grove students will continue to receive breakfast and lunch for no fee as part of a special National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program the school qualifies for this year. If you have any questions or would like to request a paper copy of the application, please contact the Food Service Department at 315-434-3304. Filling out a form, regardless of income, will help Pine Grove continue the program.

Google Classroom Etiquette

  • Please participate respectfully- if you wouldn’t say something to someone in person you probably shouldn’t type it
  • Remember your Google Classroom is being read daily by your teachers and your administrators
  • Be helpful! If a student posts a question and you can answer it for them, please do! If you can’t answer the question, please don’t leave an unhelpful or random comment
  • The Google Classroom is used for learning, please do not carry on conversations unrelated to an assignment, especially negative conversations. We’re all learning together. If you have a question or need help, ask your classmates or your teacher. The Google Classroom is not a place to vent your frustrations
  • Remember to follow the Spartan Way! Be safe, respectful, and responsible
  • Make sure you’re checking your Classrooms regularly
  • If you need help with anything, ask your teacher

Chromebook Usage Reminders


Please make sure you signed your Chromebook and power cord out through your homebase teacher. Chromebooks should be used for school work only. 

Please remember:

  • All Chromebooks have asset tags (labels, bar codes); Leave them as is

  • Chromebooks belong to ESM; Please do NOT add personal stickers or decorations or screensavers or (covers)

  • Please Do NOT put food or drink near the Chromebooks

  • Be sure NOT remove any keys on the keyboard

  • Chromebooks should NOT be left in unsupervised areas

  • Make sure your Chromebook is shut down weekly, if not daily

  • Keep your Chromebook and power cord in a safe place

Parent support--if parents have problems with connecting their student's Chromebook to their home wifi, they can call 315-434-3024. This will be staffed by ESM tech support staff. 

Tips for Online Distance Learning Slideshow

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Supports for Distance Learning

Main Office: 315-434-3050 prompt 7 (if no one answers please leave a voicemail they go to our emails)

Grade Level Administration:
Principal Ashleigh Wilson
6-1 Blue, 6-2 Blue  & 7th Grade: Associate Principal Shelly LaMarche
6-1 Orange & 8th Grade: Assistant Principal Nicole Petranchuk

Cheryl English RN  p:315-434-3053

Counseling Center:
6th Grade: Lindsay Cogan315-434-3052 x1513
7th Grade: Amber Atkinson 315-434-3052 x1514
8th Grade: Courtney Cameron 315-434-3052 x1544

School Psychologists:
6th & 8th Grade: Carley Griffin 315-434-3052 x1545
7th Grade: Michele Krause 315-434-3052 x1541

Grade Level Team Remind Codes:
          6-1 Blue:        @team61bl
          6-2 Blue:        @team62bl
          6-1 Orange:   @2c4a3h
          7 Blue:           @pg7b (for guardians)  @pg7bst (for students)
          7 Orange:       @pgteam7o
          7/8 Blue 7:     @7spartan20
          8 Blue:            @a9k3f4
          8 Orange:       @pg8orange
          7/8 BLue 8:    @8spartan20

Special Areas:
Librarian: Susan Kowalski

6th grade-Mr. Pounds
7th grade-Mr. Ashley
8th grade-Mr. Nicholson

6th grade-Ms. Modafferi  Remind: @pgart6
7th grade-Ms. Kent  Remind: @pgart7
8th grade-Ms. Ehrlich

6th Grade & 7th Grade: Ms. Trew
7th Grade: Ms. Dolbear

Physical Education:
Mr. Houck
Mr. Neff
Ms. Bright
Ms. Felicia

Mr. Penfield
Mrs. Mastrobattisto

Music/ Chorus:
Ms. Labatos  Remind-7th gr choir: @9e674e   8th gr choir: @8692bd
Ms. Paduano
Mr. Dunlap

6th Grade: Ms. Zdobylak
7th Grade: Ms. Cayea

World Language:
Spanish: Ms. Wasil-Espinoza
Spanish: Ms. Piraino
Latin: Mr. Buczek
Italian: Ms. Perla

Mrs. Brown

Ms. Dutton

Ms. Emery

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