PGS Virtual Visit

Welcome to the PGS Courtyard!

Since PGS families are not able to visit in person right now, the Piney Post will visit virtually a few places around PGS! A really special spot is the PGS courtyard which is centrally located right inside the center of PGS and is securely accessed from internal doors on either side of the main hallways. Renovated with the support of PTO funds in 2015, the courtyard offers different areas for eating and learning under colorful umbrella tables, a stage for small performances, tables for science or other hands on messy projects, and a large open area that is large enough to seat the entire school! PTO volunteers also graciously help decorate pots of perennials in the courtyard to match the season - whether pumpkins in the fall or bright flowers to welcome spring.

A PGS community tradition is for the entire school to gather in the courtyard on the 1st Day of School for the annual bell ringing to ring in the new school year! This bell was brought to PGS from an original Avon elementary school building, Huckleberry Hill School. How special that one student from each grade helps Mr. G ring the bell to start the new school year with a bang! Let's hope that 2021 will allow PGS to resume these special memories and traditions!

Another fun tradition in this space has been the PGS Reading Dance Parties in September! When PGS students submit their completed Summer Reading Logs in August, they are invited to attend the dance party held during a selected recess period in September. The courtyard is filled with friends dancing and celebrating their literary accomplishments with music, decorations, and usually special guest, Piney! Piney always gets the party started at PGS!

Piney is ready and hoping to be dancing with PGS readers next September!

Teachers and staff may also use this wonderful outdoor space for reading, science, art projects, or just get some fresh air and be able to spread out to enjoy this beautiful space.