Plaza Pride Newsletter
December 21, 2018
Week at a Glance
Teacher Work Day
January 3rd - Purple Day
Students Return to School
January 4th - Red Day
January 7th - Purple Day
Student Council Meeting, 3:00-4:00PM
Green Team Group 2, 3:00-4:00PM
PTA Meeting, 6:30PM
January 8th - Red Day
January 9th - Purple Day
Student Store Open
January 10th - Red Day
January 11th - Purple Day
Fun Fabulous Friday
**Team T-Shirts are now on $5! We have team t-shirts (sizes vary) on hand if you didn't have a chance to purchase one. Just bring $5 to the office to get yours today!
PLAZA SPIRIT WEEK!
Registration now open for Park Hill Spelling Bee
The Park Hill District spelling bee will be held Saturday, February 23rd at PHSHS with the winner advancing directly to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held near Washington, DC., May 26-May 31. Awards will be presented to the top ten finishers. All current Park Hill 5th-8th graders are eligible, but students must sign up by February 1st. Register thru the link below, or by going to the “Parent Resources” section of the district website. You may also contact your school office for assistance.
Teacher Work Day
Students Return from Winter Break
January 29th, stay tuned for sign-up information
Park Hill's District Calendar has all the information you will need for when school is in/out of session.
YEARBOOK DEADLINE, JANUARY 17TH!
Yearbooks are now on sale for 6th grade students at Plaza Middle School. You can order online at www.balfour.com where you will be allowed to personalize if you wish. The deadline to order online and to personalize is January 17th! You can also order for $15 through the office with cash or check made payable to Plaza Middle School.
NWEA Testing will December 11th-14th
December 11-14, 2018, your student will be taking the NWEA assessments which includes a math assessment. It is important that you know that we use scores from this assessment as criteria for math placement for the 19-20 school year. Please encourage your student to do their best on this assessment. Thank you!
December 11th - Math
December 12th - Language Usage
December 13th - Reading
December 14th - Science
Testing will take place during the following times:
Block 1 (8:28-9:51 AM)
Block 2 (9:54-11:17AM)
STUDENT LEADERS OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER
Begin with the End of Mind
Put First Things First
Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
Sharpen the Saw
Congratulations to the November Student of the Month Recipients!
Heroes: Mahtab H. and Brandon H.
Incredibles: Katie E. and Alex M.
Knights: Kiera E. and Connor M.
Legends: Ethan W. and Taylor Q.
Olympians: Alli G. and Gavin O.
Phoenix: Meadow B. and Noah S.
Thunderbirds: Norah Z. and Aaron W.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. CLIPPARD, SECONDARY STAR AWARD WINNER!
PTA Clothing Center Info & Dates
Donations are welcomed at the Clothing Center, which is at 8009 N Atkins, just south of the Gerner Family Early Education Center. Please make sure your donations are clean, in good condition and bagged in kitchen-sized bags that the volunteers can lift. The PTA needs student and adult volunteers for sorting donations and adult volunteers to staff the center on shopping days. Contact Sara Monsees at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for notifications about when we need volunteers .For additional information, please contact one of the PTA Clothing Center team members:
2018-2019 SHOPPING DATES
Dec. 18: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
Jan. 8: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Jan. 22: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 5: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 19: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
March 5: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
March 26: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
April 2: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.
April 16: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
May 7: 4-7 p.m. End of School Event
PARK HILL STAR AWARD NOMINATION INFORMATION
That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.
Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.
Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!
Park Hill Star nomination form
Plaza Middle School PTA
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Plaza Pride Weekly Newsletter
This newsletter is emailed out every Friday afternoon.Infinite Campus Parent Portal
The Parent Portal gives parents and guardians immediate access to important student information such as grades, schedules, and attendance. It also allows parents/guardians to view their household contact information and student emergency contacts, and they can request updates to this information directly from the Portal. Click here if you need more information on how to set-up an account.
Infinite Campus App
The free Infinite Campus Portal App connects you with your student's information and enables you to receive notifications on your smartphone or tablet.
1. Download the Campus Portal app from your preferred store.
2. Enter the District Name as Park Hill and select Missouri from the state options, then click search.
3. Select Park Hill, and enter your username and password (the same used to access the online Parent Portal)
4. Be sure to enable push notifications in the settings menu to receive alerts.
Plaza Website (link)
School Messenger is the automated phone and email messaging service we utilize for special announcements.
Twitter - @PlazaTigers
Instagram - OfficialPlazaTigers
Facebook - Plaza Middle School
First Hand Email Newsletter
Be one of the first to know what is going on in Park Hill. Sign up for the First Hand e-mail newsletter at www.parkhill.k12.mo.us to get the most current Park Hill news.
First Hand Mobile:
“First Hand Mobile” sends text message alerts about weather closings, emergency information or important news alerts directly to your text-messaging enabled mobile phone. This service is provided at no cost to the district, thanks to the sponsorship of the Platte Valley Bank. To sign up, go to the district website at www.parkhill.k12.mo.us.
The student handbook summarizes district policy and contains general guidelines and information.
At the beginning of the school year, Plaza provides every student with the following supplies; lanyard, case holder, ZPass (student ID card), binder, planner and page protectors. If your student needs to replace any of these items due to them being lost or damaged, they can do so in the office.
Lanyards - $2
Binders - $1
Planners - $1
Case Holders - $.50
Page Protectors - $.25
ID (ZPass) - The district will provide the first and second ZPass free of charge. Any additional requests for a lost ZPass will cost $5 each time. We ask that you give it at least 48 hours after the ID cannot be found before requesting a new one. Many times they are found and a new ID is not needed.
Deliveries made to Plaza Students
Please read the following from the Park Hill School District Parent/Student Handbook regarding deliveries made to students:
Delivery of flowers, balloons or other gift items to school is discouraged due to student
allergies, limited storage and disruption to the education environment. All items will be held in the office until the end of the day, or parents/guardians may be contacted to pick them up if deemed appropriate. Personal items needed during the school day must be dropped off by a parent/guardian, adult household member or person authorized by the parent/guardian. Deliveries of commercially prepared food by individuals other than a parent/guardian or person authorized by the parent/guardian are not permitted. If commercially prepared food is delivered to a student by the parent/guardian or person authorized by the parent/guardian, the student will consume the food in an area designated by a building administrator or designee.