About PES

About Plainfield Elementary School

Welcome to the Plainfield Elementary School! 
 
Several years ago, Plainfield adopted the slogan, "Success begins here", because we believe it speaks directly to our core principles. These core values state that we are: 
 

  • Student centered (base all decisions on what we feel is in the best interests of our students) 
  • Research-based, data driven (use proven research-based practices to gather data to guide our curriculum and instructional decisions)  
  • Continuously improving (always working harder and smarter to increase student achievement) 
  • Creative collaboration (identify a problem quickly and then work together to seek solutions) 

We are a kindergarten through third grade school of approximately 450 students. There are four to five classroom teachers at each grade level. Three reading specialists, a math support teacher, and two learning  support teachers serve as our intervention specialists. Speech, guidance and a school psychologist also provide services to our students along with an ESL teacher, certified school nurse and an occupational therapist from IU-20. Instructional aides work with the students under the direction of our classroom teachers. 
 
Each teacher has a webpage so be sure to check there frequently for grades and upcoming events. If you need to contact Mr. Hancock, our Principal, you can reach him at school: 610-746-4436; email: hancock.jeff@penargylsd.org. 
 
Each month under "News and Events", we will publish a school newsletter featuring grade level and arts team information. There is a calendar of events as well as a monthly calendar which should help with organizing your activity schedule. 
 
We try to make every effort to keep our parents fully informed. We encourage volunteers in our classrooms and we have an outstanding PTO Board who direct our over 400 members. Support them and your children by joining our PTO and getting involved in your child's education. 

Our school represents the values of our community.  We are excited to work with you to achieve social growth and academic success for your children each year.  We are truly partners in your child's education.

Thank you for getting involved and staying involved!

Plainfield Elementary School