Curriculum Night Highlights Literacy and Learning

Curriculum night

PCS kindergartener Caden Pina chooses a book during the Lower School’s Curriculum Night.

At the end of September, more than 200 Cuffee families attended Curriculum Night, held on different evenings at the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, to meet teachers and learn about each class’s curricular goals. Teachers welcomed students and their parents into classrooms, demonstrating and discussing the programs that will unfold as the year progresses.

PCS Board Chair Russell Carey and Interim Head of School Wendy Randle welcomed families and recapped the summer’s activities and early fall events. Title I coordinator Ann Hampson spoke about the additional support services provided by Title I funding to improve academic achievement.

Curriculum Night

Sixth grader Eliana Waldmanwerth is pleased with her find at the Macy’s/RIF book giveaway.

A highlight of the evening at each school was the book giveaway. Funded by Macy’s “Be Book Smart” campaign and distributed by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the book giveaway furnished award-winning and other high-quality titles for students in each age group to take home. Paul Cuffee School received more than $3,000 under this program to supply books for students in grades K-12.

A second book giveaway will be held in December to ensure that students have reading material for the holiday recess.

Library Media Specialist Leah Lubman shares the adventures of the U.S. Navy Seals with upperclassmen Infiniti Allen and Orlandy Perez.


Average Class Size: 20
Current Enrollment: 820
Students of Color: 96%
Female Students: 51%
Male Students: 49%
Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility: 82%
Multi-Language Learners: 19%
Students Receiving Special Education Services: 13%
Total Employees: 168
BIPOC: 45%
Female Employees: 75%
Male Employees: 25%