PBE was awarded a grant for an artist in residence through the NJPSA/FEA Sanders Foundation. Our musician in residence is Melanie Schantz, a local artist/musician, and our project is called EcoSound. Students will make instruments out of craft and recycled materials that they can actually play, and we will have a school wide performance. Pretty Exciting! We are hoping you can help out by sending in the following materials with your students by Friday, January 12. Please make sure the items are clean, dry, and in a plastic bag with your student’s name on it. Thank you. Kindergarten: cylindrical container (eg. coffee can, bread crumb can, Pringles can, etc.) Grade 1: 1 plastic water bottle and 1 toilet paper roll

Grade 2: 2 toilet paper rolls

Grade 3: no items needed from home

Grade 4: no items needed from home

Grade 5: 1 plastic water bottle (16.9 oz) and 1 paper towel roll We will keep you posted on our progress!  

District Happenings & Information


  • Kids Game Night, December 1, 6-8 pm
  • Early dismissal, December 5 1:10 pm
  • Munchkin Sale, December 6
  • School wide pajama day and chorus visit to Pine Beach Yacht Club, December 8th
  • Educator of the Year Nomination slip due Dec. 11
  • Scholastic Pajama Drive will run until December 13 
  • School store, December 14
  • Wear a holiday sweater, Dec. 15
  • Chorus concert 9:30 am and 6:30 pm, December 19
  • Wear holiday pajamas or headgear, December 22
  • Intermediate South Craft Fair, Dec. 2, 10 am - 4 pm 
  • Every Wed. is Wacky Joke Wed.-submit your jokes ahead of time

School Information

Mrs. T. Tutzauer, Principal

Mrs. C. Mellon, Supervisor

101 Pennsylvania Avenue

Pine Beach, NJ 08741


Ann Kelly