February 12, 2016

Spring Conferences ~ Wed, Feb 24th ~ 2:00-7:00pm

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are right around the corner! Please drop in at your convenience anytime between the hours of 2 - 7pm, on Wed., Feb. 24th. PCMS teachers will be located inside their classrooms and eager to meet with you to discuss your student(s)’ success!

Intramural Basketball Information (6th/7th/8th)

Thank you for bearing with us as we made the necessary adjustments to accommodate the large number of students wanting to participate in this program. We are so thankful we are now able make this opportunity available to ALL of our students. Sports are such a great way to encourage teamwork, bonding, school spirit, sportsmanship...the list goes on! Below is a reminder of the details:

  • February 16 - March 17, Mondays - Thursdays (Excludes Early Release Wednesdays)

  • Immediately after school until 4:50pm

  • Girls @ PCMS ~ Boys @ Barry School

  • Game schedules will be sent out w/players after teams are determined. (Everyone makes a team.)

BOYS: Will be released at the 2:45 announcement bell to catch the bus to Barry School. They will board the bus on the north side of the school outside of the locker rooms. They will need to take all of their belongings with them that they need for the night, such as backpacks, coats, etc. (PCMS will be locked when they return.) Boys will change into their practice clothes at Barry School. They will return to PCMS between 5-5:15pm.

GIRLS: Report to the Girls Locker Room after the 2:50 dismissal bell, and proceed to get dressed out. Girls will remain at PCMS.

*Please contact Josh Milne (816.436.9623 ext. 3133) or milnej@platteco.k12.mo.us if you have any further questions.

7th/8th Grade Students to Perform at Richmond Music Festival this Weekend!

Saturday, Feb. 13th, select 7th and 8th grade students will be performing vocal and instrumental solos, along with ensembles, at the Richmond Music Festival. Of the students going, some will be performing in public for the very first time! PCMS has a total of 24 events entered. We have participated in this contest over the past ten years and have been very successful, with students consistently receiving a 1 (outstanding) or 2 (exemplary) rating. Overall, this event is designed to give students productive feedback on their vocal and instrumental abilities and to provide them a positive experience which will prepare them for future high school music events. We are very proud of all involved!

Yearbook Orders - Deadline is February 26th!

Time is running out to order your student(s)' yearbook! Yearbooks are a BIG tradition and capture the moments and memories students made throughout the year. We don’t want any student to miss out on having these memories available to look back on for many years to come. We hope PCMS memories are ones they will cherish for a lifetime! We do, however, have to set a deadline so there is plenty of time for production, and we can get the yearbooks delivered to students before the end of the year. The order deadline, which is quickly approaching, is February 26, 2016. Soft sided yearbooks are $16 and hardcover ones are $21 (a la carte options available). Checks should be made payable to PCMS or Platte City Middle School. Extra order forms are available in the office. If you prefer, you may order online at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the yearbook ID code: 5014516.

***An order form (copy) is attached to the main body of today’s email.

7th/8th Grade Interscholastic Track (Feb. 29)

Interscholastic Track, which is open to 7th & 8th grade only, will begin February 29th. Practices will be held daily, excluding PLC Early Release Wednesdays. A valid physical should be on file in the office before participating. Students should have running shoes and appropriate workout clothes. Please be sure to plan for the weather and have sweats, sweatshirt, hat, gloves, etc. available, in addition to shorts and t-shirt.

District Calendar

The 2016-2017 District Calendar has been approved by the Board of Education. Feel free to take a peek at it for future planning!

Saturday, Feb. 13

  • Richmond Music Festival - Richmond Middle School

Monday, Feb. 15

  • No School - President’s Day

Wednesday, Feb. 17

  • Platte Valley Bank Day - Bring your deposits!

  • Open Spin Color Guard Clinic - PCMS Cafeteria - 3:15-4:30pm

Thursday, Feb. 18

  • STUCO Meeting - 7am

Friday, Feb. 19

  • PCMS Dance (Sponsored by STUCO) - Cafeteria - 3-5pm - $3 Admission Fee

Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • Danishes for Dads - Cafeteria - 7am

  • PLC Early Release - 12:50 dismissal

  • Spring Conferences - PCMS - 2-7pm

Friday, Feb. 26

  • Deadline for yearbook orders!

  • STUCO Movie Night - The Lightning Thief - Forum Rm - 3-5pm

Monday, Feb. 29

  • 7th/8th Grade Interscholastic Track begins

The Pirates R.O.C.K. character trait for February is "SELF CONTROL".