Canes Weekly Updates

March 6-10

National School Social Worker Week

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The theme for National School Social Work Week 2023 is “We Rise.” School Social Workers rise up - supporting their students, families, and school communities. School Social Workers rise to share hope. They rise to listen and understand. They rise to challenge inequities. They rise to support all students.

Mrs. Mari Robinson does all of that and MORE! Thank you for ALL that you do for our students and families, Mrs. Robinson! We love and appreciate you!

No School

There is no school for students on Friday, March 10th. This is a Teacher Workday.

Exciting Opportunities - Carolina Ballet and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Our students have been given the opportunity to see The Carolina Ballet perform on March 13, 2023, free of charge. This opportunity was brought to us by Atlantic Dance Theatre, a non-profit in Eastern NC with the mission of bringing professional dance performance and other opportunities to underserved audiences. A permission form went home with your child on Tuesday, February 28th.

The Pamlico County Arts Council is sponsoring Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, a Grammy winning hip hop artist who has created a program that teaches a rhyme writing workshop. Many of our own students will have the opportunity to engage in this process and participate in a master class with this family funk phenomenon. Our total school population will be afforded the opportunity to see Secret Agent 23 Skidoo perform live, on the afternoon of March 29th. We are excited for our students to experience this performance by an internationally touring, Grammy winning artist. A permission form will be coming home this Tuesday, March 7th.

Please return both permission forms for your child to attend!

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, March 14th, 6pm

15526 North Carolina 55

Bayboro, NC

We will meet in the media center!

Skills USA Regional Rally

Creed: Competitors had to recite the SkillsUSA Creed and explain what it means to them.

1st place: Emily Newhouse (8th)

Extemporaneous Poster: Students had to design, draw, and color a SkillsUSA poster focusing on the theme “Our Time is Now” in front of the judges.

3rd place: Aireana Collock (8th)

Pledge: Competitors had to recite the SkillsUSA Pledge and explain what it means to them.

1st place: Cassidy Lewis, 2nd place: Samaiya Hackney, 3rd place: Ava Buck (8th)

Poster: Students designed a poster on their own focusing on the theme

“Our Time is Now.”

1st place: Angel Garner (6th) and 2nd place: Aireana Collock (8th)

Spelling: Students were given approximately 100 words from the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook and had to identify and circle the misspelled words.

1st place: Brylea Hardison (8th)

Quamori Miller also attended as our media team director to take photos and give support to his teammates and friends.

🍕 Weekly Lunch Menu

Baseball and Softball Game

Our baseball and softball teams will play away vs. HJM Middle School on Thursday, March 9th at 4:00 PM. Admission is $5.

February Cane Catalyst

This month’s Cane Catalyst Award goes to Mr. Lewis! Mr. Lewis has transitioned from being our Success Coordinator to our 6th grade Social Studies teacher seamlessly. Mr. Lewis is a team player and shows up where he is needed with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. He is creating a classroom culture that is safe, inviting and inclusive for all of our students. PCMS is very fortunate to have an amazing educator and coach on our staff.
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8th Grade Semi-Formal

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Calling All Parents!

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Beta Club Membership Requirements

We will be inducting members to the Junior Beta Club at our end-of-year Academic Awards Ceremony. We will send information home with qualifying students before the ceremony. This is a very high distinction! The membership requirements are listed below:

  • A cumulative average of 95 or above
  • Must have achieved all A's
  • No in-school or out-of-school suspensions
  • No more than 5 unexcused absences in a school year

Hurricane Jibbitz for Sale!

Our next Crocs and Socks Day is February 24th!
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💡 Reminders

1. Early Check-outs

Students will not be allowed to check out early after 2:50 PM. If you need to check your child out, please do so prior to this time. Keep in mind that, when you check your child out early, he/she is missing very valuable instructional time. Every minute counts!

2. Phone Policy

Students' cell phones should be turned off and stored in book bags during the school day.

Club and Activity Options

This is just a reminder that we have several opportunities for our students to get involved in an extracurricular activity! Please encourage your child to get plugged in! Meeting dates and times are listed below:


Every Thursday, 7:30-8:00 am, STEM Lab

Advisor: David Adams


1st and 3rd Mondays, 3:30-5:00, Room 34

Advisors: Jennifer Hacker and Melinda Gates

Science Olympiad

Mondays, 3:15-5:15, STEM Room

Advisors: Sheri Hale and Beth Sanderson

Art Club

Wednesdays, 3:15-5:00, Art Room

Advisor: Jamee Rose

Battle of the Books

Fridays, 10:35, Media Center

Advisor: Kim Prescott

NC Skills USA

1st Wednesday, 11:30, STEM Room (Officers meeting)

2nd Wednesday, 11:30, STEM Room (Chapter meeting)

Advisor: Sheri Hale

Media Team

Advisors: Kim Prescott and Eric Hardison


**We will induct at our end of year Academic Awards Ceremony.

Club meetings will begin next year with the inducted members.

Advisor: Lauren Ferebee

Book Club

3rd Wednesday

Advisor: Kim Prescott

Link your VIC card today!

Attention, parents, families, and community members! Link your VIC card to our school today with code 7156. Link online, through the HT app or in store at checkout! Click the link below for more information!

PCMS Mission and Vision

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