Education & Programs

  For the last decade a tradition has been observed at PIFS. Families and staff support the families of Waterside School in Stamford during the holiday season by contributing to the purchase of Target gift cards. Waterside Head of School Jody Visage then distributes the cards to families who need additional support for the holidays. The cards can be used for food, clothes, or toys and gifts at Target. This year PIFS was able to contribute over...

  Parents walking their children through the door of the Putnam Indian Field School on the Tuesday morning before Thanksgiving always pause and ask, “What smells so good? Smells like Thanksgiving!” And so it does, thanks to Nolda Joseph, longtime kitchen manager and cook. Along with her co-worker, Alba Jaramillo, Nolda prepares lunch for the children and staff of PIFS every day. In recent years, her job has been complicated by the school’s switch to organic...

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  A community conversation about “empowering girls by focusing on the need to be brave, rather than perfect,” will be held Friday, September 30th from 3 – 5 PM at the Second Congregational Church in Greenwich. The event will feature Reshma Saujani, CEO and co-founder of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Students and staff from local Greenwich schools like Greenwich Academy, Stanwich School and Whitby will participate.in...

  Summer Art Enrichment Classes are better than ever at Pinot’s Palette, Stamford. Each day will be a journey of artistic discovery, creativity and wonder. Painting and crafts a part of each week. Four great weeks, each with a different theme – Sign up for a week, or just a day. 9:00 AM to noon everyday! Week 1: June 20-24, “Welcome to Summer” Week 2: June 27-July 1, “A Trip to the Zoo” Week 3: August 15-19, “Anything That...

  The sky was bright, the sun was finally shining and the children of Putnam Indian Field School spilled out of the classrooms eager to plant the seedlings they’d started inside many weeks before. Different classes had different assignments, but by the time the last group was finished, the school gardens were filled with lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, snap peas, bush beans and squash, all destined to eventually become part of the school lunch and snacks menu....

  The weather was spectacular on Saturday, April 30th and so was the Putnam Indian Field School Annual Art Show. Eager children tugged at parents’ hands, pulling them into the school to view their creations, which were the culmination of almost a year of work in their classrooms and art studios. The gym was transformed into a museum of colorful exhibits. In the autumn, PIFS students harvested their own organic vegetable gardens. The Pre K children visited...

  Putnam Indian Field School has been recognized by the State of Connecticut for its long-term commitment to providing environmental and sustainability education, improving the health and wellness of their students and staff, and reducing environmental impact and cost. PIFS is excited to continue this journey with other CT Green LEAF Schools as they share resources, expertise, experiences and track their growth as a leader in environmental practice and education. PIFS children and teachers celebrated Earth Day...

Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael – Before they were the Ninja Turtles, they were the super artists of the Renaissance. Enroll your child in Little Brushes Camp at Pinot’s Palette and learn about these artistic giants who are still only known by their first names more than 500 years later. We will paint and recreate their cool scientific inventions. Little Brushes offers a unique experience for each child. It’s art and your kids will love it. July 6...

Every child is an artist. Little Brushes Summer Camp will help your child express his inner talent. You can enroll for a week, multiple weeks or even a day, 9 AM to Noon. Week 1: 6/22 - 6/26             Totems, Teepees and Early American Art Week 2: 6/29 - 7/2               SuperHeroes, Legos, Robots Week 3: 7/6 - 7/10               Heroes of the Renaissance: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael Week 4: 8/17 - 8/21             New Classics: Pinot’s Palette’s Fun Paintings Special Offer: The first person to...

Not many summer camps accept 2-year olds. Putnam Indian Field School does. It is a perfect place for young children to experience the fun of summer camp. June 22 – July 23, 2015 Staffed by caring and experienced professionals, PIFS Camp helps children transition from home to school with a minimum of stress. Inside and out, the school is sized for young children. Safety is paramount. Each of the 5 weeks features a different provocation. Your child will love...

In addition to the impressive 37 camps already in place, CPCT is adding A 3 Week Little Athletes Mini-Olympic Half-Day Camp For Children Ages 3-6 Week 1 will focus on developing swimming skills Week 2 features ice skating including forward and backward skating Week 3 offers gymnastic equipment sized just for younger children A 1 Week Full Day Ice Skating Camp Instruction in basic skills and dance rotations Lunch & recess period included Dance Academy Intensive Programs  Session 1 July 13-17  Session 2 August 17-21 Development...

Flexible: Sign up for all 4 weeks, individual weeks or days (if available) Convenient: Drop off at Pinot’s Palette at 9:00, pick up at noon Educational: Your budding artist will learn so much about art and artists Affordable: The more you go, the bigger the discount FUN: Great variety of opportunities to paint and construct Click here for details, dates and prices. Email - stamford@pinotspalette.com Phone – 203 – 588 – 9893 www.pinotspalette.com/stamford 25 Harbor Point Road, (at Harbor Point), Stamford, CT 06902 ...

[caption id="attachment_5972" align="aligncenter" width="288"] Children Gather to Honor Mr. Wierdsma and Their School[/caption] On April 26th, children at the Putnam Indian Field School had a lot to celebrate. It was the 37th anniversary of the school’s incorporation. Sue Donaghy, in her first year as Head of School, had decided a Founder’s Day party was in order. The whole school gathered together to sing “Happy Birthday” to PIFS. The celebration was attended by the former Head of School,...

At the Putnam Indian Field School, the children love to express themselves through their art work. At their annual Art Show on April 24th and 25th, they got to prove to their parents how beautiful their work is. The projects they exhibited were multi-faceted and long term, featuring elements of language, sculpture, paper-making, drawing, and painting.  One Pre K class made their own colorful paper and then used it as a frame for a family portrait...

                Staying Around for Spring Break? Pinot’s Palette offers a great family experience. Their Spring Break painting classes are for kids and families. Your child will love painting on real canvas and take real pride in this art work. Only $35 per painter! Choose from the following fun painting experiences… Tuesday, April 14th, Paint zodiac stars 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Wednesday, April 15th, Paint your own little lion 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Thursday, April 16th, Paint your very...

If you have a rising 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grader who loves exploring the natural world, Putnam Indian Field School has a great mini-camp. Each morning the group will meet in the PIFS Science room to gather a little knowledge, and then set out in the school’s bus for pond, woods and seashore exploration. Your child will gain awareness of woodland, marine and freshwater ecology while having a great time doing hands-on exploring. Taught by...

Putnam Indian Field School is a perfect place for young children to experience the fun of summer camp. Staffed by caring and experienced professionals, PIFS Camp helps children transition from home to school with a minimum of stress. Inside and out, the school is sized for young children. Safety is paramount. June 22 – July 23, 2015  Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Each of the 5 weeks features a different provocation. Your child will love them all...

Fred Wierdsma- Educator, Sportsman, Friend, Father & Grandfather Fred founded and became Headmaster of The Putnam School in 1973, following years of being a beloved teacher and hockey coach at Greenwich Country Day School. Fred invented the famous Smokey’s Bounders Program. In 1978, when the school merged with Indian Field School, Fred took the helm for 23 years until his retirement in 2001. He remains there today as Development Officer, nature teacher and a fun...

Putnam Indian Field School - An independent day school for children Two through Five years old. Tuesday Tour Days: February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10 PIFS looks forward to meeting you. RSVP to Maria Sabito 203-869-0982 maria.sabito@pifs.net Tuesday Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. Private tours are also available. 101 Indian Field Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 Tel. 203.661.4629 - www.PIFS.net ...

What child wouldn’t benefit from some one-on-one time with a talented tutor in his or her own home?  Katie Linhares graduated from Notre Dame, has a Masters from NYU and taught in New Canaan, Manhattan and Eagle Hill in Greenwich. She currently teaches Special Ed in the Greenwich Public Schools. Her Special Education training is key to helping her tailor her sessions to individual learners. Every child would benefit from her professional attention.  Katie’s specialties are reading...

Does your child love to read?  Dream of becoming on author someday?  Love the holidays?  Well here's a contest for you! Kids read the Kat McGee books & come up with a title and plot synopsis with the a holiday of their choice for the next Kat McGee Adventure.  Winner(s) title and book idea will actually be used at the next installment in the series AND they'll get a write-up in School Library Journal, Edmodo and...

Last Spring, parents and children at Putnam Indian Field School (PIFS) planted nine organic gardens on the school grounds to encourage and celebrate healthy eating.  The gardens were part of the school’s move to organic, non-GMO, more fruit and vegetable filled lunches. In between the many vegetables, the children planted marigolds (to discourage bunnies), herbs and nasturtiums.  [caption id="attachment_5146" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Marcella Kapsaroff, PIFS mom and Garden Committee Chair shows children the fruits of their gardens.[/caption] Tomatoes of all...

Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either) via nextshark.com If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that...

Putnam Indian Field School Summer Program: June 23 – July 24, 2014 PIFS specialty – helping each child feel comfortable and happy in a school setting. Trusting the teacher – playing with mates – art, block building, listening to stories, water play, outdoor fun.  Watch your child grow in competence and confidence before your eyes! No swimming or field trips – fully air-conditioned building, experienced teachers. Monday - Thursday, 9 AM to Noon Click here for an application. ...

The children of Putnam Indian Field School (age 2 – 5) created individual and group work to display for their parents. The children were inspired by the works of artists Yayoi Kasuma, Vassily Kandinsky and Claude Monet. The Annual Art Show, held on the weekend of April 25 -26, allowed parents to see what their children had been preparing for weeks. One Nursery class imitated a Kasuma project by decorating a white room, white furniture and white...

Serving both Fairfield and Westchester County families, PIFS Summer Camp for children ages 2 1/2 ~ 5 years old is located at their beautiful school campus in Greenwich, CT.  Putnam Indian Field School is a special place with exceptional teachers who are used to comforting and inspiring small children.  Give your child the gift of warm and nurturing learning experiences with small groups of children.  Their summer activities include art, music, water play, stories, block building and dramatic...