April 8, 2016

As you can tell by looking at the calendar, it’s getting closer to that time of year where A LOT of things are going on! Enrollment verification packets were recently sent out through the mail, so please watch closely for those. There are several forms in this packet that need filled out and returned to the school by Monday, May 2nd. As you can see below, MAP testing begins next week, so we appreciate your help with that. Progress Reports will be emailed home Friday, April 22. Here’s a look at what else is coming up at PCMS.

Spring Testing ~ (Need Earbuds!)

MAP testing begins next week!!! All 6th graders should have brought a pair earbuds in by this time. If we do not yet have earbuds by Monday morning for your 6th grade student, they will be provided a set at the cost of $1. 8th graders begin testing the following week (4/18), so we need all 8th graders earbuds to be turned in by early next week. All earbuds will be placed inside a plastic baggie with the student’s name written on it. Students will be able take their earbuds home with them after their testing has been fully completed.

Below are the MAP Test dates. As always, we appreciate you trying to avoid pulling your student(s) out of school during this time frame.

  • 6th Grade ~ 4/11, 4/12, 4/14, 4/15

  • 7th Grade ~ 4/25, 4/26, 4/29

  • 8th Grade ~ 4/18, 4/19, 4/21, 4/22, 5/2, 5/3

  • EOC ~ Algebra I - 5/4, 5/5, 5/9 ~ STAR - 5/10

Purple Up! for Military Kids!

Since 1986, April has been declared a month to honor the children of servicemembers, who also serve by making personal sacrifices and contributing to their family’s well-being. Help us turn Platte County School District PURPLE on April 15th - “Purple Up! for Military Kids”! This is a visual way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force blue.

BOGO Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair BOGO event is here!!! Students have been given an opportunity to preview the book fair, so they could make a wish list. Items may be purchased Tuesday, April 12th through Friday, April 15th. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards are accepted. If you are available to help with the book fair during school hours, please contact Sharon Bean at 431-6464.

Last Call for FRESHMAN Summer School - Deadline Friday, April 15th!

Freshman Summer School 2016 applications for current 8th graders are available here or in the PCMS office. Here are a few details:

  • One session ~ June 1-28 ~ 8am-12pm

  • Online courses available ~ Personal Finance and Health

  • On Campus Courses available ~ Personal Finance, Physical Education, Business Technology I

***Please return applications to Mrs. Wheeler or Ms. Levi by Friday, April 15, 2016. You may contact wheelera@platteco.k12.mo.us or levil@platteco.k12.mo.us with any questions.

Last Call for School Supply Kits for Next Year (Current 6th & 7th Graders)

The deadline for paper orders has passed, but you can still place your order online at www.shopttkits.com (Use Acct# 26768) through Friday, April 15th. Should you have any questions, please contact TammyKephart at tskmama2boyz@yahoo.com.

Great Beginnings Preschool Information

Great Beginnings Tuition Preschool is conducting OPEN ENROLLMENT for next year. Sessions are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from either 8:45-11:45am or 12:30-3:30pm during the school year. Call Great Beginnings at 816-858-5420 for more information.

Friday, April 8

  • STUCO Dodgeball Tournament ~ PCMS Gym ~ 3-5pm

Monday, April 11th

  • Preview BOGO Book Fair in the Library

Tuesday, April 12th

  • BOGO Book Fair ~ Library

  • NO Intramural Flag Football TODAY!

  • Track @ Excelsior Springs ~ 8th Grade A Team ONLY

Wednesday, April 13th

  • BOGO Book Fair ~ Library

  • Track Meet vs. Northgate, Eastgate & Discovery ~ PCHS Track

Thursday, April 14

  • Student Ambassador Meeting ~ 7am

  • BOGO Book Fair ~ Library

Friday, April 15

  • Deadline for online school supply orders

  • Deadline for freshman summer school enrollment

  • BOGO Book Fair ~ Library

  • STUCO Movie Night ~ Minions ~ Forum Room ~ 3-5pm

Friday, April 22

  • Progress Reports will be emailed home.

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