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April 3, 2022

Positivity Project April 4 - 8: Other People Mindset - Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others

Dear Families,

This week our school community will be focusing on the Other People Mindset of Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others. It’s important to deliberately work to identify and appreciate others’ character strengths.

Identifying and appreciating the good in others is a core tenet of the Other People Mindset. This isn’t always what comes naturally. Often, it’s easier to blame others for our problems or find flaws in others to use as excuses for our own jealousy, bitterness, or resentment. The problem is that this negativity usually leads to problems -- for ourselves, for the other person, and for our relationships.

Identifying and appreciating the good in other people helps you see the world through a more positive -- and less threatening -- lens. If you’re constantly seeing the negative traits of people, you’re going to think the world is comprised of bad people -- and you’re going to operate from a defensive posture. This isn’t to say that we should be naive or see the world, and its people, through “rose-colored glasses.” It’s just that we should strive to understand people’s intent. If you see the good in another, they are likely to see the good in you.

Have a wonderful week!

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Important Dates to Remember

April 4: Junior Class Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

April 7: BOCES Annual Meeting at 5:45 P.M.

April 12: 2023 7th/8th Grade Washington DC Trip Parent Informational Meeting, 6-6:30 pm in the Auditorium (more info coming home soon...)
April 15-22: Spring Break – No School UPK-12
April 25: BOCES Budget and Board Candidate Vote
April 25: Board of Education Meeting in the Cafeteria at 6:00 P.M.
April 28 & 29: New York State Grades 3-6 Mathematics Exams (CBT)
May 2 & 3: New York State Grades 7 & 8 Mathematics Exams (CBT)

May 21: Prom Night

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Washington DC Trip 2023 Information

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WorldStrides DC Student Travel Video.mp4
Washington DC Parent Meeting ZOOM Registration

If you are unable to make the April 12 meeting in person, please feel free to sign up to attend virtually via ZOOM at this link. We hope to see you soon!

Here's Your Chance to Make a Difference at PHCS

Be on the look out for informational interest meetings which will be held in the upcoming weeks.

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PTO Panther Gear Sale/Fundraiser

CLICK HERE to go directly to the sale website. Orders are due by April 4th.

Panthers in the News

March Character Strength Recognition

We held our March Panther Pride Assembly and K-4 students were recognized by their teachers as having strong attributes for the character strengths of Enthusiasm, Social Intelligence and Love of Learning.

Students are also recognized throughout the month on a daily basis with our Paw Tickets system, which allows adults in the building to recognize students for displaying good character during the school day. At the end of the month, the tickets are placed in a bucket and three names are drawn randomly. Each name drawn wins a PHCS themed prize of either a pop socket, water bottle or t-shirt.

A Panther Pride Assembly is in the planning stages for grades 5-8.

PHCS Alum, Brooke Ayers...

Criminal Investigation major, and PHCS alum, Brooke E. Ayers, received both an award from SUNY Canton and the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office for assisting Deputy Matthew T. Merria during an emergency while she was completing her internship.

CLICK HERE to read more.

WTG, Brooke! We are proud of you!


5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course

BOCES is offering pre-licensing courses at 3 p.m. on the following dates: April 2nd, May 7th, and June 4th.

The cost of the course is $50.

You must pre-register and pre-pay for the course. Walk-ins will not be permitted. To register, go to The pre-licensing courses are listed under the Spring 2022 SLLBOCES Adult Education Course Catalog. You can also call 1-888-360-7693.

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PHCSD Website and Mobile App

Catch the latest lunch menu, student stories, events and news updates right at your fingertips! Download the PHCS mobile app on Android or iOS (Apple)

All of this information may also be accessed when you visit our new and improved school district WEBSITE.

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Our Week in Pictures 3/28 - 4/1
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Important Links

SchoolTool Parent Portal

Remain up to date on your child(ren)'s grades and assignments.