February 5, 2016

6th Grade Intramural Basketball Information

Yesterday we shared that we are now able to offer Intramural Basketball to 6th grade students, in addition to 7th & 8th grade. Here are some additional details:

  • February 8-March 17, Mondays - Thursdays, excluding PLC Early Release Wednesdays

  • Immediately after school until 4:50pm

  • Girls @ PCMS, Boys @ Barry School

The 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. Note: They will need to take all of their things with them - backpacks, coats, etc., as PCMS will be locked up when they return. They will change into their practice clothes at Barry School. The boys will return to PCMS at approximately 5:15pm.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. If you have additional questions, please contact Josh Milne (816-436-9623 ext. 3133) or milnej@platteco.k12.mo.us or the PCMS office at 858-2036.

Sports Physical Clinic TOMORROW!

Mosaic Life Care on Running Horse Rd in Platte City has generously offered to put on a special Sports Physical Clinic tomorrow (Sat, Feb. 6th) from 7-9am at a discounted rate of only $10! This is great news for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student needing a physical for Intramural Basketball, which begins Monday, Feb. 8th, as well as any 7th or 8th grade student who needs one for Track, which begins Monday, Feb. 29th. You may print a sports physical form here. Please print this form and take it with you. (All four pages need to be completely filled out before turning into the PCMS office.)

Meal Account Balance Reminder

Our district policy is to allow only six total meal charges, breakfast and/or lunch, before a student is served an alternative meal that is in compliance with the federal lunch program. The six breakfast/lunch charge policy DOES apply to students who are on a reduced meal plan, as well. All parents will continue to be notified by phone and/or email indicating the child’s negative and/or low lunch balance in an attempt to avoid the six meal charges, and thus the alternative meal. If you have questions concerning your student’s meal account, please call the school office at 858-2036.

National Junior Honor Society

7th and 8th grade qualifying NJHS candidates received invitations and applications on January 29th. The Induction Ceremony will be held March 1, 2016 in the PCMS gymnasium. Applications, Essay, and dues must be turned in by Friday, February 12, 2016. Please see the two attached NJHS documents for more information.

Pirates R.O.C.K. Character Warms the Heart

February 8-11 is Character Warms the Heart Week in recognition of our Pirates R.O.C.K. program, and we will be having spirit days to celebrate. Here’s what they are:

  • Mon - “Wrap yourself in good character” - Wear fleece or flannel!

  • Tues - “Good character is no sweat” - Wear your favorite sweatshirt!

  • Wed - “Good character down to your toes” - Wear crazy socks!

  • Thurs - “Pirates have a heart for character” - Wear red and send a nice note to a friend!

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are on sale now! Soft side yearbooks are $16. Hard cover yearbooks are $21. The order deadline is February 26, 2016. Checks should be made payable to PCMS or Platte City Middle School. All students were sent home with an order form a few weeks ago, but there are extra forms available in the office. If you prefer, you may order online at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the yearbook ID code: 5014516. Purchased yearbooks will be given to the students in May.

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!

Maplewoods College for Kids (Spring Break)

Are you interested in a great opportunity for some educational entertainment for students over the spring break? Go to College for Kids, which is put on by Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods, and consists of four new exciting options this year!

Friday, Feb. 5

  • Progress Reports were emailed home.

Saturday, Feb. 6

  • Science Olympiad Regional Tournament ~ Penn Valley Community College

Monday, Feb. 8

  • Character Warms the Heart week kicks off!

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Intramural Basketball Begins (current physical required)

Wednesday, Feb. 10

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

Thursday, Feb. 11

  • Student Ambassador Meeting - 7am

Friday, Feb. 12

  • No School - District In-Service

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 - 3:15-4:30pm - PCMS Cafeteria

Friday, Feb. 26

  • Deadline for yearbook orders

Monday, Feb. 29

  • 7th/8th Grade Interscholastic Track Begins (current physical required)