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  • Come meet your teacher and get other important information at Open House on Thursday, Aug 25th from 4:30-6:30.  We are excited to see everyone there!open house

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  • Welcome to our new staff members!

    Mrs. Sturdivant, Kindergarten Teacher


    Mrs. Sturdivant is a new mom to a beautiful boy, Colby- 4 months.  She has a wonderful husband, Blaine, and 2 dogs, Bammer and Bella. She has taught Kindergarten for Chatham County Schools for the past 5 years, and she is excited about joining the PES team for an awesome year!


    Miss Jones, 1st Grade Teacher


    Miss Jones is a 2nd year teacher originally from Shelby, NC.  She graduated from Peace College with a dual license in Elementary Education and Special Education. Miss Jones spent her first year teaching 1st grade in Durham and has recently moved to the Pittsboro area.


    Mrs. Jeremiah, Media Coordinator


    Mrs. Jeremiah is native Texan who grew up in New York state and then moved here to attend Library School at UNC.  She lives in Pittsboro with her husband Rex and toddler, Cassie. Before becoming a Panda she worked for 12 years as an elementary school librarian in Chapel Hill and she continues to work at the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough. Her interests include reading, live music, traveling and improving her gardening skills.


    Ms. Ashworth, 4th Grade Teacher


    Ms. Ashworth is in her first year as a classroom teacher at PES after several years of working in the sports marketing field. She is originally from the Indianapolis area, but has called Holly Springs home for the past year.  When she's not in the classroom, you can find her running with her dog, reading a good book or enjoying the beach.


    Ms. Rau, Pre-K Teacher


    Ms. Rau is our Pre-K teacher in the new preschool we are opening at Pittsboro Elementary. This is her 3rd year teaching Pre-K  in Chatham County schools.  She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and playing kickball with her friends.   She is excited for a wonderful year at PES! 


    Ms. Cox, K-2 EC Resource Teacher


    Ms. Cox grew up on a farm in Randolph County.  During her free time she likes to make jewelry, write, and draw pictures.  She has a sweet puppy named Rose.  She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Special Education at Campbell University then taught in another county for 2 years.  She is excited to continue her teaching career in the wonderful county of Chatham!


    Mrs. Frost, 1st Grade Teacher


    Mrs. Frost is excited to be joining the Pittsboro Pandas! Her family moved to Pittsboro last year and they are so happy to be here. She has 2 wonderful kids. She loves to cook and play with her family. They enjoy finding new and exciting places together. There is always an adventure to find. 
    This will be her 8th year teaching. 
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  • Welcome New Kindergarten Friends

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  • School Leadership Team


    Please join us for our monthly school leadership meetings in our school's media center.


    Click here for meeting dates and times.  School Improvement Plan HERE - Last Update, February 2016

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  • Volunteer Application

    We love our volunteers at PES! 

     Anyone wishing to tutor, be a classroom helper, chaperone field trips, etc must fill out an online application through the AppGarden site.  You can access the site here.  If you are new to the site you will need to click on the green link at the bottom to register. If you have an account with AppGarden you do not need to create a new account, just log in and update your profile.

     Please note the criminal background checks may take several weeks to process.  Volunteers must resubmit their information every school year.

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  • Anonymous Bullying Tip Line

    Use this form to anonymously report a bullying incident.  

    Bullying: Repeated and intentional behavior that hurts another person physically or emotionally.  We base this decision on how the victim is feeling.  

     Bullying may include: 
    •    Physical Bullying: hitting, kicking, pushing, choking, punching, etc
    •    Verbal Bullying:  threatening, taunting, teasing, rumor spreading, hate speech, name-calling, extortion, etc
    •    Relational Bullying:: exclusion from activities, social isolation, sexual intimidation, harassment, etc
    •    High Tech Bullying:: bullying through the use of technology (email, texts, social media, etc)
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Pittsboro Highlights

Principal's Message

  • Mr. Poston    

    Greetings Families:

    This has been a great opening to the 2015-2016 school year.   I am extremely excited about the work our students are doing each day in their classes.   Writing personal narratives, selecting just right books, showing numbers in expanded form using manipulatives and discussing the properties of matter are just a few examples of the engaging work I have observed this month.  


    We are committed to growing and developing the whole child at Pittsboro Elementary. As a staff, we work to grow thinkers, problem solvers, and students who are able to navigate social situations with their peers and adults in a proactive manner.


    For the past two years our school has received recognition from the state as a model school for Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).  Each year we dedicate several weeks at the beginning of school to teach school-wide expectations to our students. Spending time teaching and reviewing our school rules will ensure safety and positive outcomes for all of our students throughout the year.   At Pittsboro Elementary, we use the acronym P.A.W.S. to remind our students of these expectations.


    P is for Positive Attitude,

    A is for Always be Respectful,

    W is for Work Hard,

    S is for Stay Safe.


    I am confident this will be a great school year.     I welcome your feedback and suggestions as we partner to make this the best year yet!  


    Mr. Poston