PCMS WEEKLY UPDATE

MAY 6, 2022

Good Afternoon PCMS Families!

Even though the calendar says May (hopefully it will finally start to fee like it!) and there’s only 3 weeks to go, there’s still a lot for your child to accomplish this school year. MAP testing is going well for our kids as we took the English Language Arts (all grades) and Science (for 8th graders) tests. Next week we tackle Math! Continue to encourage your student to FINISH THE 4TH QUARTER STRONG with their grades and their choices. We want to finish better than we started! And from all of us here at PCMS, we want to thank our fantastic Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and other parent volunteers for their treats and gifts of appreciation this past week during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. We are incredibly grateful for the caring and supportive community in which we serve. It just goes to show that we're all Pirates working together to set our kids up for success!


To all of our PCMS Moms - enjoy the beautiful weekend and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! GO MOMS!!


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 learned how to Say I’m Sorry. In this session, we worked on learning to apologize, a simple but important skill that can help us handle some of the conflicts we get into with others.

  • 7th Grade continued their projects on Increasing Well Being. This was the 4th of 4 sessions on promoting well-being. The goal is to come up with strategies to boost well-being and create posters we will put around the school to encourage our peers to use them to increase their well-being. In this week’s session we will evaluate the quality of our projects while reflecting on the group process we went through to create them.

  • 8th Grade continued their projects about Being School Leaders. This is the 3rd of 5 sessions where the goal is for us to work together to reflect on, investigate and come up with ways to help students overcome barriers to experiencing belonging at our school. In this session we created a draft of their poster.

CHARACTERSTRONG FAMILY DARE: GRATITUDE GRAMS

Join us this week for our Family Dare called Gratitude Grams! Remember “back in my day” when your parents would write and send cards to friends and family? This one takes you back to those times where you can spread a little joy with a trip down memory lane by sending a card or note to someone you share that memory with.


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PIRATES IN ACTION

It’s been a busy and successful week for our competing Pirates! Our track team successfully completed their “monsoon” track season. Archery competed in the National Tournament, and Robotics is competing at the World’s Competition. See below for details.


Track

The Track Team ended their season successfully this week with a strong showing at the Kearney Middle School Invitational. The 8th grade girls finished 2nd while the 8th boys, 7th boys, and 7th girls took first place. We’re proud of how the kids competed and improved throughout the season and battled through the elements as well. We wish the 8th graders continued success in high school and look forward to working with our 7th graders next season.


Archery

Last weekend our Archery team traveled to Sandy, Utah to compete in the 2022 Nationals Tournament! We were able to not only see some amazing sites and beautiful mountains, but also be able to come home knowing we showed up and performed our best! We placed 14th in the nation in Bullseye & 9th in the nation in 3D! Great showing and great season Pirates!

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Online Re-enrollment/Proof of Residency for Existing Students Now Open

Resident parents of existing K-11th grade students are asked to complete online re-enrollment forms and electronic proof of residency.

UPCOMING MOCSA TRAINING FOR 8TH GRADE

8th Grade Parents: The MOCSA presentation has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 18th (original date was April 7). Please review the letter below regarding upcoming training provided by the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA). If you do NOT want your child to attend this presentation, please complete THIS FORM by Monday, May 16, 2022.


8TH GRADE MOCSA LETTER

Clicking here take you directly to the parent letter

Middle School Cheer Clinics/Tryouts Schedule-May 9 -12

Monday, May 9th: MS Cheer Clinics 5:30-7:00

Tuesday, May 10th: MS Cheer Clinics 5:30-7:00

Wednesday, May 11th: MS Cheer Clinics 5:30-7:00

Thursday, May 12th: MS Cheer Tryouts 3:30

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER FOOTBALL

If your student is currently a 6th/7th grader who is interested in playing 7th/8th Grade Interscholastic Football next year, please see the attachment below for summer training information.


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YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CAMP FOR CURRENT 6TH & 7TH GRADERS

If your student is currently a 6th/7th grade student who is interested in attending volleyball camp this summer please see the flier below for more information.
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HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS INFORMATION

The high school robotics team will be holding tryouts in the Paxton gym from 3:30-5pm on May 17th & 18th.

In order to try out, you will need to do the following:

1. Sign up for tryouts on this Google Form. You can sign up for both days if you want to present in two different areas (one each day). **Notebooking can be combined in the same day as any other area, so no additional day is needed. Students will need to use their school email to access these forms.

2. Fill out this Questionnaire as part of the application process.

3. Get 2 teacher recommendations. Please send/share this Teacher Recommendation Form with 2 of your teachers. **Ask that they return it by Monday, May 16th.

Below are the guidelines for each tryout:

Building: To demonstrate your building skills, you will be asked to reconstruct a small structure using typical Robotics parts.

Notebooking: Present your best pages from your notebook (that you created). These can be snapshots saved to a Google doc, or you may bring your entire notebook.

Programming: You will program a simple autonomous and/or drive program that will be tested out on a bot.

Driving: You will be asked to demonstrate your driving skills through a predetermined course on the field.

If you have any questions, please email Coach Assel (asselw@platteco.k12.mo.us).

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 11

  • PLC 2 Hour Early Dismissal

May 16

  • PCMS Choir Concert @ Wilson Center for Performing Arts at PCHS, 7:00-9:00 pm

May 19

  • PCMS Spring Band Concert @ PCHS, 6:00-8:00 pm

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

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!



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