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  • Parents!  We need your help!  
    We would like you ALL, parents and guardians, to join us in the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meetings.  It is important for every parent to be involved in their child's education and our PTO is a great way to do so! Our first meeting this school year is September 17th, but following that meeting, we meet once a month from 4:00-5:00 every 2nd  Tuesday! Please consider joining this great organization. 
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August 2015                                                                                         Carta en español

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to another wonderful school year at Pinnacle School No. 35! I hope that you and your families are having a fantastic summer.  The first day of school is fast approaching and we are pleased to share another year of learning. We want to assure you that we will do our best to help your child experience academic, social and emotional growth. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that our students can achieve their fullest potential.

I’m proud of the fact that everything we do for students at our school is a team effort. This is why you will often hear us refer to our school as a “school family”. We are confident that with your help as part of our School 35 family, this will be an excellent year.  As you partner with us for 2015-2016 school year, I wanted to share information about the start of the school year. This will be the first of many communications that will ensure that you are aware of school initiatives and ways to join us in supporting those initiatives.

One of our goals is to see that the parents and guardians of our students, and of course our students themselves feel at home at School No. 35. To accomplish this goal this year, we will continue to send home Parent Newsletters. These are written in collaboration with our Parent Teacher’s Organization (PTO) and provide you with information about our school including events. They also provide families with ideas on ways to support your child at home and engage in school activities. The information can also be found on the school’s Website. We encourage you to visit our Website throughout the school year at

The First Day of School
The first day of School for students is Wednesday, September 2nd.  Doors open to all students at 9:00 a.m. Students will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. These will be our school hours for the year.

School Uniforms
During the 2014-2015 School year, parents voted “yes” for our school to adopt the use of school uniforms. Beginning this September uniforms will be:

            Tops: Navy, light blue, yellow or white polo style shirts (no design)

            Bottom: Navy blue or tan khaki pants. Girls may also wear navy                                  blue or tan khaki skirts      

              no more than 2 inches above the knee. Jumpers can also be worn.

Upcoming Parent Events

Throughout the year, we will sponsor activities that will occur during the school day or early evening hours, for you and your children that encourage learning, health, fun and a sense of community.  In addition to notices we will be sending home, our events are listed on our Website as well as the district calendar. Some of the approaching planned events are:




Kindergarten Orientation

Thursday, August 27th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grade 1 – 6 Orientation

Thursday, August 27th

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

PTO Meeting

Thursday, September 17th

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

School No. 35 Open House

Thursday, September 24th

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Parent Communication

Parent communication and involvement are key to a child’s success in school.  We value parent communication and work hard to keep you informed through regular parent newsletters, flyers and through an automated calling system.  All students will bring home a Parent Handbook on the first day of school.  The handbook was developed to provide parents with school information that parents can reference at their convenience.

Teachers communicate with parents through School agendas and take-home folders, as well as through letters, phone calls, e-mails, and scheduled meetings. All communications are translated to Spanish for families of students enrolled in the bilingual program.

We encourage parent involvement through attendance at School activities and family events, participation in the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and through ongoing communication with the classroom teachers.  If you are interested in serving on the PTO that meets monthly, please call our parent liaison, Jeremy Trifeletti at 585-271-4583.  He can assist you with any questions you may have about communication at Pinnacle School No.35 and with the Rochester City School District. Please remember that our work together will ensure that our students succeed. Together, we can make the difference!

School-Based Planning Team
It is the role of the School-Based Planning Team (SBPT) to assess student performance and school effectiveness, set improvement goals and design instruction and other services in the context of those goals.  These goals are outlined in the School Comprehensive Educational Plan (SCEP) which is a working document that is monitored by the SBPT. Parent representation on this team is very important.

Currently we are in need of an additional parent on the team. In the next few weeks we will be looking for interested parents that would like to run for a position on the SBPT.  Jeremy Trifeletti, the Parent Liaison, will be contacting you in the beginning of September to see if you have an interest in serving on this important School Team that meets bi-weekly.

School Supplies
A letter was sent home in June informing parents of a recommended supply list for the upcoming school year.  A copy of the letter has been included on our school Website. You can also call the school if you would like a printed version. This list is meant to provide some guidance as you prepare your child (children) to enter School in September.                                                                                                                        
Room Assignment and Grade
Your child’s grade and room assignment is printed on the front label after the School name.  For example:  #35 Gr. 4 0205 (Room 205).

Enjoy the remaining days of the summer vacation and please continue encouraging your child to read daily. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 585-271-4583.

Thank you for your support! I look forward to our work together,

Anaida Fortiche


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