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September 4, 2020

Parent/Teacher Conference

Please mark your calendar for September 24th and 29th in the evening. More instructions about how to sign up for a certain conference will be coming soon.

Student Distance Learning Hub

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ODARPezekS4nY96ZVy9ZlxOJaXpqKe7CJqbTWEwULe4/edit?ts=5f3ea0f1


It is the expectation that students have their cameras on during class unless they have privately messaged the teacher explaining the reason they can't (tech problems, distracting background, etc.). The student should also enter their first and last name as it shows in Infinite Campus as their Zoom link name. If they want to use a nickname, it should be what is indicated in Infinite Campus.

Thanks!

Want to Join Student Council?

We are looking for student leaders right now! Please watch this video and follow the instructions explained. If you have questions, please e-mail kheuvelman@parkwayschools.net .


Here is the YouTube link where the introduction slides are shared as well as our application link:


Video: http://youtu.be/vFv8Ci06OMs?hd=1


Application: https://forms.gle/uqsU8iQoPyMZFnTg8

Want to join the PCMS Book Club?

Ms. Harness, PCMS Librarian, is hosting an after school Book Club for students who like to read and discuss books. The club is open to all 6th - 8th graders, and we welcome anyone who wants to join. We meet twice a month on Thursdays. Our first meeting is Thursday, September 17th at 3:15 pm. We will have a short informational meeting. At that time we will pick a book to read and students will receive a copy of upcoming meeting dates.

Our goal is to participate in the Middle School Area Wide Book Battle (sponsored by Pattonville School District) at the end of the school year. This year the event will be virtual!

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://parkwayschools-net.zoom.us/j/93574399493

For more information, feel free to email Ms. Harness

The PCMS Yearbook Staff Wants YOUR Photos!

This is a year unlike any other and we want to capture every moment. Please send us your first day of school pictures! Mask fashion? Yes! Share a selfie with us! We want to see you learning! Don’t forget about Art, Music and PE pics, too!


You can send your photos via the e-Share link below or email them directly to lkatz@parkwayschools.net.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-nPkVohe_5o6VaPgQALSSYTpMCk55Wt_/view?usp=gmail

PTO Fundraising Update

The PTO for Central Middle is already busy planning virtual events and fundraisers. The first program to kick off this school year is the Box Top$ For Education. Please review this program via the link included with this message. No cutting and saving box tops is necessary - everything is tracked via a photo of your grocery receipt! Please email the PTO President, Danielle Mosley (dpmosley@gmail.com) with any questions.


https://www.boxtops4education.com/How%20To%20Earn

Kicking off the Sustainable Schools Challenge 2020-2021!

We are so excited to start up the second year of the Sustainable Schools Challenge!! The Sustainable Schools Challenge will run again this year from September 1st, 2020 - April 30th, 2021 and will be geared towards taking action from home and within the community. The challenge has also been expanded for families to sign up and participate with their students.

How to get started:

  1. Sign up here! - You will earn 1 point for your school and continue to receive the monthly newsletters with monthly mini challenges. If you participated in past years, you will still have to sign up again this year!
  2. Complete activities - Each month we will send out mini challenges, but you can also create your own activity related to any of our district sustainability goals. Be sure to take a photo during your activity!
  3. Report your points - submit your activity through the Points Reporting Form with a photo (you don't have to be in it). We'll review your submission and award your school points
  4. Get the word out! - The more people at your school who sign up and participate, the more points you'll earn for your school! Share this flyer or this presentation with this month's mini challenges.
Visit the Sustainable Schools Challenge website at www.parkwayschools.net/ssc



In September, we will be focusing on our Backyard Habitats!

Even at home, there are many ways that we can improve our backyard habitats to increase biodiversity. Without biodiversity, we can lose species of trees, plants, and animals that help spread seeds, pollinate plants for us to eat, and clean the air we breathe.

Colt Staff Spotlight

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Ashley Wiedman, Social Studies

Ashley is in her 6th year of teaching at Central Middle. Here are a few fun facts about Ashley and her family:


Tell us about your family. Any pets?

I am married to Adam and we have a one year old, Parker. We also have a four year old rescue dog, Bentley.


What do you like to do in your “spare” time? Do you have any hobbies?

Spending time with my family, reading (James Patterson is my favorite), cooking, traveling (preCovid) and going to Burn Bootcamp!


Finish this sentence: My favorite type of food is…

My favorite type of food is pasta!


Finish this sentence: When I retire someday I would like to…

When I retire someday I would like to travel through Europe.


What do you like most about working at Central Middle School?

My favorite thing about working at Central Middle is the strong community. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime, I have been pushed out of my comfort zone, I have always felt supported (both professionally and personally) and we have a student body that I truly believe is unmatched anywhere!


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Lillian Booker, Attendance Secretary

Lillian has been working at Central Middle for 6 years. Here are a few fun facts about Lillian and her family.


Tell us about your family. Any pets?

I'm married to my high school sweetheart who's also my best friend. We have 3 sons Alex, Andre' and Adam. My family is so incredibly amazing and fun to hang out with. We enjoy spending time together (holidays, family trips and cookouts).

No Pets!


What do you like to do in your "spare" time? Do you have any hobbies?

In my spare time I enjoy dancing, long walks, listening to audio books, going to the movies, cooking, hosting family gatherings, and watching sports. My hobbies are gardening, shopping and finding great deals.


Finish this sentence: My favorite type of food is...

Cajun/Creole (Gumbo, Shrimp E'touffee, Blackened Redfish, Crawfish bisque)...


Finish this sentence: When I retire someday I would like to...

Own/live in a beachfront property where friends and family visit often.


What do you like most about working at Central Middle School?

My coworkers! We are a family woven from different fabrics who care about each other.


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Jennifer Clossum, Reading Specialist

Jennifer has been teaching at Central Middle for 20 years. Here are a few fun facts about Jennifer and her family:


Tell us about your family. Any pets?

I am married with one adult daughter and her name is Camille. We have two cats, Chase and Maya.


What do you do in your “spare” time? Do you have any hobbies?

I like to workout, read, knit and make jewelry.


Finish this sentence: My favorite type of food is...

Indian cuisine.


Finish this sentence: When I retire someday I would like to...

Travel multiple times a year to England and Europe to be with my family.


What do you like most about working at Central Middle School?

I enjoy meeting the new students from families that I have taught over the years. And, I particularly enjoy seeing my students as adults when they return to visit.


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● Integrity

● Perseverance

● Accountability

● Acceptance