Frequently asked questions
Welcome to Allen Creek Elementary School! Parents contributed ideas for this page to help families quickly acclimate to the school. We hope you find it helpful and welcome suggestions for adding information for parents.
Thornell Road Elementary School is often referred to as TRE; it is the smallest of the 5 elementary schools in the district, with about 450 students in grades K-5. Most grade levels have 3-4 classes. Kindergarten classes are currently half day and broken up into morning and afternoon classes. The school district expects it will begin full day kindergarten no later than 2019, though the change is still subject to approval.
Useful Phone Numbers
Main Office 585-267-1700
Attendance Line 585-267-1709
Nurse's Office 585-267-1740
Guidance Office 585-267-1760
All families receive a printed school directory each year. To be included, families must submit their contact information online. New families arriving after distribution will receive a directory in the Newcomer Packet. Ask at the school office if you didn’t receive one. This form is also used to create and update Class Friendship Lists. Families use the class list for birthday invites, playdates, etc. and some teachers use it for communicating class information. Visit the Student Directory page for more information.
Websites and Information
This is the TRE PTSA website. Do not confuse it with the Pittsford Central School District Website. They are maintained independently, although they do share ideas and link to each other.
The District PTSA website and the TRE PTSA website are maintained by the Pittsford PTSA volunteers and provides information about PTSA sponsored programs, as well as helpful information about our school.
The District website is maintained by District employees and focuses on district information.
Bookmark these pages for quick reference:
TRE PTSA Home Page
District PTSA Home Page
School District Home Page
Stay informed with school and district E-News and Updates. It is recommended that you register for the following PTSA lists:
Thornell Road E-News
District PTSA E-news
Other PTSA groups of interest
Room Parents/Room Reps
Each classroom has two volunteer room parents. The school directory lists the room parents for each class. Be sure to contact your child’s room parent with your contact information.
Occasionally there may be opportunities to volunteer in your child's classroom. This is class specific and depends on grade level and teacher. Contact the room parents for more information. If you are unsure who your child's room parents are, contact the PTSA chair or refer to the Student Directory.
There are also opportunities to volunteer for PTSA sponsored events and programs. Read the TRE E-news and e-mails from the room parents to learn more about these opportunities.
Pick up and Drop Off
Parents/guardians are required to sign their children into and out of the building at the front desk if they did not arrive by bus. Park your car in the parking lot and enter through the main doors of the school. Do NOT park in the bus loop.
4th and 5th graders are allowed to walk to and from school, if they have a permission slip on file with the school main office.
Note: morning announcements start at 8:40am; if your child arrives at school after 8:40am, they will be considered late for school.
Students in Grades 1-5 have lunch at school. Students can pack a lunch, buy a lunch with cash, or money can be added to a lunch “debit” card. Lunch cards are kept at school and handed out when a student buys lunch. To put money on this card, visit the My School Bucks website.
Parents may have lunch with their children. Sign in at the front desk, get a visitor sticker and meet your child in the cafeteria (please do not go to their classroom).
Recess is FIRST, then lunch. Lunch begins about 20 minutes after the start of recess. Lunch lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Grade 1 Recess begins at 11:25am
Grade 2 Recess begins at 11:40am
Grade 3 Recess begins at 12:00pm
Grade 4 Recess begins at 12:15pm
Grade 5 Recess begins at 12:30pm
TRE’s PTSA is very active in organizing/supporting many programs at TRE and throughout the district. Family membership is only $17 and covers all students in your family attending a school in the district. You are not committing to attending meetings or volunteering for a committee when paying dues. You are simply helping PTSA raise the money that is used to support many things for our children. Visit the
Membership page to see the many programs supported by PTSA.
After School Enrichment (ASE)
TRE has an active ASE program. Only TRE students can attend TRE ASE activities. To view programs and register, visit the ASE page.
Pittsford has a vibrant community, offering many services and events. The school district, PTSA and community organizations work collaboratively to offer students extended services and opportunities beyond school. Visit the Partner page links on the TRE or District PTSA website.