December 4, 2015

We have some amazing kids and staff at PCMS! This week our Foreign Language teacher, Mrs. Wallis, had a balloon in her class which was accidentally popped by one of her students. Mrs. Wallis enjoyed teasing the kids by pretending she was really upset about the balloon’s demise. Several students then decided to play along and decorated her room the following morning with two pinatas, one male and one female. They hid 25 balloons throughout her room to replace the one balloon which had been popped. Mrs. Wallis was so touched that she scrapped the lesson plan for the day and seized on the opportunity to discuss Latin American weddings with her students. She ran out and bought a “wedding cake” decorated with a heart and the names of the pinatas, which she shared with the class...after the pinata wedding ceremony, of course! From what I hear, the pinatas are on their honeymoon in Cancun at this time. According to Mrs. Wallis, the students ended up having SO MUCH fun with this, which in turn totally made her day! I truly love the caring and playful nature of both the students and staff at PCMS! Another #PCMSProud moment!

Lost and Found

Please have your student(s) check the Lost and Found tables for any clothing, outerwear, or shoes they may have misplaced. They would need to check in the office for any eyeglasses, jewelry, ID cards, phones and electronics. As always, any clothing/outerwear items not claimed by Dec.18th will be donated to a local charity.

Note from the Nurse

The State of Missouri has added the Meningococcal vaccine as a requirement for all 8th grade students in the 2015/16 school year. If your student is at the doctor's office anytime between now and August 2016, you might want to ask the doctor about it.

NOTE: All incoming 8th grade students for the 2015/16 school year will need to have proof of getting the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccinations before they will be able to receive their schedule at Enrollment. Please contact Tammy Kobush (school nurse) if you have any questions.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair (Zona Rosa)

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 11am-4pm

8625 Northwest Prairie View Road

Kansas City, MO

Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list that loves to read? Shop for them at our PCMS Barnes & Noble Bookfair! You're not able to attend that day? Visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bookfairs to support us online between 12/12/15 - 12/17/15 by entering Bookfair ID# 11745916 at checkout.

***A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Platte City Middle School!

Winter Weather/School Closing Planning & Notification

It may not be snowing outside yet, but it’s snowing inside the PCMS office! As crazy as the ups and downs of Missouri weather is, it’s still a good time to begin planning for winter weather. In the event of school cancellation, PCR-3 will get that information out as early as possible through automated phone calls and text messages, the District website, Facebook, Twitter, the District Hotline (816-858-2752), and local media. Please visit the Winter Weather Information page of the Parents Tab on the district website for information regarding cancellations, how the district will notify families, and Y Club information.

~Reminder - If you haven't yet opted in to receive text messages, but would like to receive text notifications, simply text YES or OPTIN to 68453.

Monday, Dec. 7
  • Wrestling vs. Smithville, Grandview, Nowlin, Hogan - PCMS - 4pm
  • Basketball Tournament @ Liberty North - Times TBD

Tuesday, Dec. 8

  • Basketball Tournament @ Liberty North - Times TBD

Wednesday, Dec. 9

  • PLC Early Release - 12:50pm
  • Basketball Tournament @ Liberty North - Times TBD
  • Wrestling @ Summit Lakes MS - 4pm

Thursday, Dec. 10

  • Student Ambassador Meeting - Forum Room - 7am

Friday, Dec. 11

  • Wrestling vs. Rubidoux, Spring Garden, West Platte - PCMS - 4pm
  • STUCO Movie Event (Inside Out) 3-5pm

Saturday, Dec. 12

  • Pirate Invitational Wrestling - PCMS - 9am
  • PCMS Barnes & Noble Bookfair - Zona Rosa - 11am - 4pm

Tuesday, Dec. 15

  • Girls Basketball @ Congress MS - 4pm
  • Boys Basketball vs. Congress - PCMS - 4pm

Monday, Dec. 21

  • First day of Winter Break

Monday, Jan. 4

  • Return from Winter Break