PCMS WEEKLY UPDATE

MAY 23, 2022

Good Afternoon PCMS Families!

We finally made it to the last week - even with mother nature thinking we needed a few extra days to get the job done! It seems like just a few months ago we were showing 6th graders how to open a locker, maneuvering through lunch, and watching the first volleyball and football games. It goes by so fast! Monday through Thursday are business as usual until Friday, 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!!

THIS WEEK'S CHARACTERSTRONG FOCUS

Here’s a quick recap of what we talked about this week in our CharacterStrong sessions - some good stuff right here!


  • 6th Grade conducted their Final Reflections on the Year. They looked back on what they learned and thought about and what might be important to them next year. Here’s a sample of some of the things they thought about this year:

    • Middle school mythbusting

    • Getting to know your school

    • Defining values

    • Practicing listening

    • Understanding emotions

    • Making and strengthening friendships

    • The importance of perspective-taking

    • How to resolve conflicts


  • 7th Grade conducted their Final Reflections on the Year. They looked back on what they learned and thought about and what might be important to them next year. Here’s a sample of some of the things they thought about this year:

    • What values are

    • Identifying emotions

    • Building community and making friends

    • What empathy means

    • What well-being means

    • Learning to compromise

    • Dealing with stress

    • Communicating well


  • 8th Grade conducted their Final Reflections on the Year. They looked back on what they learned and thought about and what might be important to them next year. Here’s a sample of some of the things they thought about this year:

    • Values and our future

    • Values and habits

    • Happiness myths and happiness truths

    • Where emotions come from (and how to handle them)

    • Teamwork skills

    • Building empathy

    • Being school leaders

CHARACTERSTRONG FAMILY DARE: RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

Join us this week for our final Family Dare of the year called Record of Accomplishment! This is a great one to end the school year with - looking back on the year and thinking about the good things that have taken place. Have fun with it!


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CHECK OUT WHAT WE DID THIS WEEK

Compass & Siegrist 5th grade Step Up days

PIRATES IN ACTION

Congratulations to our Choirs and Bands on their final performances of the year last week! I love their spring concerts because you get to see firsthand how much they’ve grown and improved over the course of the year. Both groups performed amazingly well - super proud of them and their teachers!!


7th GRADE PRINGLES CHALLENGE

7th graders enjoyed taking on the Pringles Challenge! They made a plan on how to best stack an entire tube of Pringles into a ring. This STEM activity takes time and patience. Students learn about support structures and balance. It results in a lot of celebration and pictures as many of the teams were successful!


CHROMEBOOK COLLECTION ANNOUNCEMENT

For the summer of 2022, students currently in grades 6-11 are by default slated to keep their Chromebooks over the summer. We have heard from many of our parents that they do NOT want their student’s chromebook to come home with them over the summer. IF you do NOT want your student to bring it home for the summer, please complete the form below and we will store it for them over the summer. We will return it to them at registration in August. One form must be completed for each student at PCMS: https://forms.gle/ptojP8SiggpD6Xjt9

Chromebook Collection Announcement

Clicking here takes your directly to the form

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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - MAY 27TH

Friday, May 27th will be our last day of school, and it will be a 3-hour early dismissal. May 25th and 26th will be full days.


Click here for a link to next school year's calendar.

YEARBOOK

If you did not make the deadline for ordering a yearbook, we did order a few extra. It will be on a first come first serve basis, so if you are interested please call the office or ask your student to see Mrs. Singer in the library to be added to our waitlist.


PIRATES ROCK CHARACTER TRAIT - RESPECT

Pirates R.O.C.K. (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait, and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.

May's #PiratesRock trait is Respect: being considerate of others, property, rules & authority

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 25

  • School will be in Session all day

May 26

  • Make Up Day - School will be in session all day

May 27

  • Make Up Day - School is in Session

  • Last Day of School - 3 hour Early Dismissal

June 3

  • Grade Cards emailed out
Mark Your Calendar

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

Community Events/Flyers

Make sure you check out the "Community" tab on the Platte County R-3 School District webpage. There you will find an option called "Community Events/Activity Flyers" where you can access flyers with information regarding various events and opportunities within our community! We have linked some below for your convenience so be sure to check them out!

The links below are the grades for next year school year.



Platte City Middle School

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Thank You to Our Pirates ROCK Star Business Partners!