PCM Newsletter

March 2020 - UPDATED 03/13/20

What You Need to Know

We have received some questions regarding the Coronavirus. Please review the latest information that we have received from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Click on the document to enlarge it. We will share additional information with parents and students when it becomes available.

PCM Elementaries Awarded

The PCM Community School District was informed that Monroe Elementary School and Prairie City Elementary School have been awarded the Honor Plus Level of Recognition from the Iowa Department of Education for their implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the 2018-2019 school year. They were among 31 recipient schools being recognized this year! Congratulations to the staff in both buildings on this achievement!

PCM 2020 Preschool Registration

Four Year Old Program: Your child must be 4 on or before Sept. 15, 2020 to join our preschool programs at PCM. Classes meet 4 days per week, T-F, 3 hours in the morning (8:00-11:00) or 3 hours in the afternoon (12-3:00). There is no preschool on Mondays. If your child will be attending preschool, please go online to the school website www.pcmschools.org.

  • Click on the Schools Tab

  • Click on neighborhood school tab (Monroe Elementary or Prairie City Elementary)

  • Select Preschool and then a link for Preschool Registration

  • Click on 20-21 Preschool Registration Survey

  • Complete each question for your child’s information

Monroe Elementary 641-259-2314

Prairie City Elementary 515-994-2377

Conversation and Coffee

Parents and caregivers of students with special needs: join the Heartland AEA for “Conversation & Coffee,” their monthly morning coffee group! Learn about community resources and upcoming events and network with parents who have similar experiences and challenges.


Weather Closings and Delays

Here is a reminder on how school closings/delays will be sent out.

Emergency Closings/Inclement Weather/Other Interruptions

When the superintendent decides the weather or other event threatens the safety of students and employees, he/she, and/or his/her designee, will contact the following sources to broadcast a school closing announcement:

 PCM School Alerts – Text Message/Email
 WHO-TV (13)
 KCCI (8)
 WOI-TV (5)
 KCOB (95.9 FM)
 District Website and/or Social Media accounts

**If you have not signed up for school alerts, please do so at the link below.


Please keep in mind if your student drives from Prairie City to Monroe and you do not feel comfortable with them driving, they are always welcome to park at the Middle School and ride the shuttle bus to the high school.

Lunch Menu

Click here for the March lunch menu.

Dates to Remember

Remember all Monday's have a 90 minute late start.

March 4 - Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7pm Middle School Commons
March 12 - Mental Health Night (See info above)
March 16-20 - Spring Break
March 16 - School Board Meeting, 7pm Middle School Library

March 18 - Music Boosters Meeting, 6pm High School Music Room

For the most up-to-date information on all school activities click the link below for the school calendar.