PCMS Weekly Update

May 21, 2021

Good Afternoon PCMS Families ~

We finally made it to the last week of what's been the strangest and longest school year ever. Usually, we're saying how it feels like "just last week" we were showing 6th graders how to open a locker, maneuvering through lunch, and watching the first volleyball and football games. This year, it feels like those things happened years ago. Knowing that it was anything but typical, thank you for staying with us and helping us do what we felt was best for your child. Not much of it was easy, and not everything was perfect - but we made it through together, and we look forward to a "more normal" next year! Monday and Tuesday are business as usual until Wednesday, when we'll clean out lockers for the last time. (Who knows what treasures we might find;)

Thank you again for everything this year, and GO PIRATES!!

Look what happened at PCMS!

In 6th-grade ELA, students worked in small groups to design a food truck. They had to brainstorm a business name and slogan. Then they created a menu and designed the interior and exterior of the truck. Today they went around to each truck and practiced taking orders, figuring totals, and adding a tip. To complete the unit, KC Whip & Company will be here Monday. There were many creative designs! #pcmsproud

PCMS Spring Social - Tonight! (PCMS “Students” Only)

The PCMS Student Council looks forward to hosting this free event for all PCMS students, where they can mingle and enjoy dancing, playing games, photo props and more! Concessions will be available for purchase. The event will run from 6:30-8pm TODAY - Fri, May 10.

Please Note - Doors will be locked at 7pm, so students need to arrive prior to that time and should be picked up by 8pm.

8th Grade Celebration Message from PTO

Attention all 8th Graders! Can you believe you will be a Freshman in just a few short days? We hope your PCMS days have been some of your best ever!

We are ready to celebrate those PCMS days and send you off to PCHS with some fun! On Mon, May 24, your PCMS PTO has planned a fun and exciting 8th Grade Celebration! The fun will happen in the back parking lot of PCMS and run from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Lunch will be served, with hot dogs grilled by none other than Dr. Miller and Mr. Mueller! After lunch, you can enjoy a sweet treat from the KC Ice Cream truck! The afternoon fun will continue with inflatable games, kickball, volleyball, board games, and other fun yard games. There will also be a PHOTO BOOTH!!

We are excited to celebrate your last few days at PCMS with you! We will see you Mon, May 24, ready to enjoy some fun! Go Pirates!!!

* If you purchased an 8th Grade Celebration shirt, remember to wear it on Monday!

Proof of Residency for the Next School Year- Please complete by July 16

As a reminder, the District requires proof of residency for all returning students annually. To avoid long lines & stress at Fall Registration, we encourage you to take care of this in advance.

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Re-Enrollment for 2021-22

Re-Enrollment Packets have been mailed to those families who have not yet completed the process online, so please watch for these to come via regular mail. Please fill these out and return them to our office at Registration in the fall.

2021-22 Important Back-to-School Dates

  • August 4 (noon -7 p.m.) ~ New Student Enrollment

  • August 5 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) ~ New Student Enrollment

  • August 6 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) ~ New Student Enrollment

  • August 10 (1 p.m.-6 p.m.) ~ 6th Grade Registration

  • August 11 (1 p.m.-6 p.m.) ~ 7th Grade Registration

  • August 12 (1 p.m.-6 p.m.) ~ 8th Grade Registration

  • August 12 (6:30-7:30pm) ~ New Student Tours/Parent Information

  • August 19 (6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.) ~ 6th Grade Back to School Night

  • August 24 ~ First Day of School

  • August 31 (6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.) ~ 7th & 8th Grade Back to School Night

PTO 2021-22 School Supply Orders - Order by June 18

Skip the lines and get your school supplies here! It's time to start thinking about your child's 2021-2022 school supplies, and the PCMS PTO wants to take all the shopping off your plate! PTO has again teamed up with SchoolKidz Supplies to make the shopping easy. Click the link below to order now for delivery before the school year starts! #GoPirates

Shopttkits eCommerce - PCMS Account # 26768

Yearbook Distribution and Waitlist for Limited # of Extra Copies

PCMS students who ordered a yearbook will receive this on May 26, the last day of school. Can you believe that’s just in a few short days!?!? Remote students can pick up their yearbook at PCMS anytime between May 26 and June 4. Any yearbooks not picked up by that time will be available for pick-up at Fall Registration.

If you missed the deadline for ordering a yearbook, we will have a few extras available at the end of the school year on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to get your name on this list, please call us at 816-858-2036 or email Mrs. Singer at singerp@platteco.k12.mo.us with your student’s name. Then send $15 for a softcover or $20 for a hardcover to school with your student. (Cash or check made out to PCMS)

Important Year End Notes from the Nurse

Important Info for Current 7th Grade Students/Parents/Guardians
If your student is now over the age of 11, they can receive their Meningococcal (MCV) vaccine and their Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, both of which are required for his/her 8th-grade year per Missouri State Law. We are trying to collect these before the end of this school year, so Fall Registration will go more smoothly. ***Updated immunization records may be brought to the Health Room before the last day of school, faxed to 816.858.3748, or emailed to bundrig@platteco.k12.mo.us.***

End of Year Medication Pick-Up
The Platte County R-3 School District medication policy does NOT allow medications to be sent home with a student NOR can they be kept in the Health Room over the summer. Therefore, medications must be picked up by an adult and may be picked up in the Health Room during school hours.

If you would prefer to have the school dispose of your child’s medications at the end of the school year, please notify the school nurse, Ginger Bundridge, at bundrig@platteco.k12.mo.us. (Medications remaining in the Health Room at noon on the last day of school, May 26, will be properly disposed of by the nurse.)

ACT Prep Work for Current 8th Graders - Deadline to Sign Up is June 18

Taking the ACT this summer or just want to start some ACT prep work? Join PCHS teachers, Mrs. Whitmer, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Redinger and Mrs. Vessar, at PCHS July 1 and 2 from 8-noon for a summer ACT bootcamp! 9-12th grades for the 2021-2022 school year are allowed.

Registration Required - Sign up by clicking on the link below:


Mark Your Calendar

(Click the button above to view the full PCMS calendar on our website.)

Wednesday, May 26

  • 2nd Semester Ends - Last Day of School, 11:50am Dismissal

Upcoming Community Events / Flyers

Make sure you check out the “Community” tab on the Platte County RIII School District webpage. There you will find an option called “Community Event/Activity Flyers” where you can access flyers with information regarding various events and opportunities within our community!

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