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Welcome Letter from the Principal

Welcome to Plymouth Center School!


Our school is a beautiful Pre-K to Grade Five place housing approximately 425 students. The PCS learning community is rich with diversity. The staff works together to identify specific needs of the learners and develops improvement plans to assist every individual in meeting success.

Here at PCS, we work hard to create a positive climate for all. We have introduced elements of the Responsive Classroom model and Character Counts as part of our school culture. Each day in each classroom, Morning Meetings take place as a way of creating a supportive classroom environment. In addition we hold a monthly school-wide “Morning Meeting” to celebrate students’ accomplishments in demonstrating good character traits. The staff of Plymouth Center School also is committed to the process of school improvement. As part of our commitment, we have several active staff committees that engage in reflection on Best Practices – particularly in the areas of curriculum development, instructional planning, effective assessment, differentiated instruction, and inclusion.

We are fortunate to have many exciting events for our families to enjoy throughout the school year. Our PTA and staff are always looking for ways to include our entire school community.

We welcome feedback and questions. Please feel free to call or email us at any time.

Mrs. Collins

CollinsC@plymouth.k12.ct.us


Mission Statement

Plymouth Center School, a unique learning community, strives to awaken the natural curiosity and love of learning in all of our students while providing a supportive, safe, and nurturing environment. We are committed to each and every child, affording them their right to learn and achieve their highest level of proficiency in essential academic, technological, and artistic skills, while fostering respect and social, emotional, creative, and physical development. Our diverse learning environment affords everyone the opportunity to maximize their potential toward the ultimate goal of living a purposeful, contributing, and fulfilling life.

About The School

About PCS

The Plymouth Center School is a beautiful pre-k to five school housing approximately 370 students. The learning community is rich with diversity. The staff works together to identify specific needs of the learners and develops improvement plans to assist every individual in meeting success.

In order to promote a positive school climate for all, we have introduced elements of the Responsive Classroom model. Each day in each classroom, Morning Meetings take place as a way of creating a supportive classroom environment. Teachers have been accessing several resources offered through the Northeast Foundatation for Children, in order to implement effective management strategies that support student success. To support our school-wide efforts toward a positive climate, a Character Counts Committee was formed during the 2007-2008 school year.

The staff of Plymouth Center School is committed to the process of school improvement. As part of our commitment, we have several active staff committees that engage in reflection on Best Practices - particularly in the areas of curriculum development, instructional planning, effective assessment, differentiated instruction, and inclusion. These discussions take place as part of our EIP Core Team, Strategic Planning Committee, Common Grade Level and Team Meetings, and our Teachers as Readers Committee. The Teacher as Readers Committee, now numbering at 19, is a particular source of pride to our school. The reading and subsequent reflection has sparked incredible professional growth among staff.