September 2017

Plainfield Community Middle School

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Lots of exciting things happening around PCMS this month! Mrs. Flint's class had some fun with the parachute, a tree was dedicated to Mr. Dehoff at Friendship Park, a group of students participated in See you At the Pole on Sept. 27, 8th grade took a field trip for our Science in the Park Day, and the 8th grade Volleyball team became Hendricks County Champs!

August Value of the Month Winner

*Julliane Stephens*

Respect for Laws and Rules

Julianne just this week came to me to report something she had seen in the hallway. She had watched a student leave another student a not-so-nice note on their locker. She recognized that it was not right and would also be hurtful to the student if they saw it. I admire not only her respect for the rules but her caring about the other students in her building.

Teacher of the Year, Brad Dehoff

On Wednesday September 27, a tree was dedicated to Mr. Dehoff, PCSC's teacher of the year, at Friendship Garden's. DeHoff offered comments himself, assuring everyone that his dedication, and devotion, to teaching is no less enthusiastic today than it was when he began. Congratulations Brad on this awesome achievement!

See you at the Pole

Student's were invited to Meet at the Pole on Sept. 27th, schools across the United States gathered around their flagpoles to pray for our country, soldiers, leaders, communities, and families.

Mrs. Flint's Class

Mrs. Flint's class enjoyed some time in the commons playing with the parachute! Lots of smiles and giggles while trying to pop the ball off!

8th Grade Science at the Park Day!

8th Grade Girls Volleyball County Champs!

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girl's Volleyball team on a great win! They fought hard and became this year's Hendrick's County 8th Grade Volleyball Champions! Keep up the great work girls!

Accessing Information on the school website!

Announcements are updated daily on our school website. This will give information for any clubs that are going on, as well as upcoming events at school. Here is a quick step by step process to find our announcement section on the school website!

1. Once on the Corporation website, Click the sites button, and then click on Plainfield Community Middle School.

2. Click the Menu button. When the menu drops down, select quick links, then announcements.

To access information or updates on our athletic website:

1. Begin with the corporation website, and click the sites button on the right side of the screen.

2. You then will want to select the athletics page.

3. Click on the menu button on the right side of the screen.

4. Click on PCMS athletics. (This will be in the middle of the page) You can click on any of the provided links as needed.

Rose Hulman Homework Hotline

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students.

· Tutors help students in grades 6-12.

· 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

· Sunday - Thursday

· September - May

· Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.

A Note from Our Nurse

Tips from the school nurse to help keep your student healthy and virus free!

With the cold and flu season upon us, it is important to keep children healthy by following good health practices. Children are two to three times more likely than adults to get sick with viruses, and on average, one in three children in the U.S. is affected by some virus each year. The flu is usually spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing.

It is important to know the differences between a cold and the flu. Common symptoms of the flu include high fever, severe headache, severe muscle and body aches, severe sore throat, exhaustion and a dry cough. Often cold symptoms come on gradually and they include stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat and a hacking cough.

Simple steps for keeping your child healthy:

· According to the CDC, the best way to prevent the flu is to get your child the flu vaccine.

· Washing hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

· Covering mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing with a tissue and disposing of that tissue immediately into the trash.

· Avoiding sharing drinks, water bottles, eating utensils and cell phones.

· Avoiding touching their eyes, nose and mouth.

· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly.

You can prevent the spread of illness to others by keeping your sick children home from school until it has been 24 hours since they last vomited and until they have been fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication. It is important for your sick child to get plenty of rest and drink lots of