February 1, 2019

Hope you stayed warm during the Polar Vortex this week! We got ready for it with a very successful McTeacher’s Night at McDonald's this past Tuesday night when over half of our teachers volunteered to take orders, run the drive through, wipe tables, and deliver food. Our PTO made close to $600, so we thank you, thank you for supporting our PTO and the great things they do for our students and teachers!

Third quarter Progress Reports were emailed home today. Hopefully you have had a chance to look these over and discuss them with your child. Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are right around the corner, as they will be held Wed, Feb 27 from 2-7pm. Enjoy the spring-like weekend!

Check out the #LEARNING happening this week!

Muffins for Moms ~ Wed, Feb 6 (Next week!)

We would like to cordially invite all PCMS moms to our annual Muffins for Moms event. Please join us in the PCMS Cafeteria Wed, Feb 6 at 7:00am. As always, if Mom is not available, we welcome any grandma, aunt, sister, etc. to accompany your PCMS student. Please come and help us fill our cafeteria!

Spring Sports Starting Soon ~ Some Start Next week!

  • Girls Intramural Basketball~ 6th, 7th, 8th ~ Starts Feb 4

  • Boys Intramural Basketball~ 6th, 7th, 8th ~ Starts Feb 6

  • Interscholastic Track~ 7th, 8th Boys & Girls~ Starts Feb 25

  • Swim Team~ 7th, 8th Grade Boys & Girls ~ Starts Feb 25

  • (Informational flyers for each sport are provided below.)

Character Warms the Heart Week ~ February 11-14

Feb 11-14 is our Pirates ROCK "Character Warms the Heart" week when we warm up our good character with fun spirit week activities (see spirit days below) and collect items for our Treasure Chest resource center to help PCR-3 families in need. We will be collecting BODY WASH at PCMS.

  • Monday, February 11: Hats off to good character - Wear your favorite hat

  • Tuesday, February 12: We're fans of good character - Wear your favorite sports team apparel

  • Wednesday, February 13: Good character should be multiplied - Find a friend and dress alike

  • Thursday, February 14: Pirates have a heart for character - Wear red and send a nice note to a friend/staff member

We also encourage you to kick off the week by attending the PCHS Pirates home basketball game on Fri, Feb 8 where we will recognize December & January character trait students. (Approx 6:30pm) Spread the word - Pirate fans will receive some Pirates ROCK giveaways!!!

Pirates ROCK Character Trait: SELF CONTROL

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.

February's #PiratesROCK trait is SELF CONTROL: displaying your emotions and behaviors in a positive way.

Looking Ahead....

No School ~ Feb 15 & Feb 18

  • Fri, Feb 15 - District Inservice for Staff
  • Mon, Feb 18 - President’s Day

Spring Break ~ March 18 - 22

Mark Your Calendar

(Click here to view the entire PCMS Calendar on our website.)

Friday, Feb 1

  • Progress Reports were emailed home.

Sat, Feb 2

  • Archery “Hunger Games” Tourney, PCMS, 8am

Mon, Feb 4

  • Girls Intramural Basketball Begins, 3-5pm

Wed, Feb 6

  • Muffins for Moms, PCMS Cafeteria, 7am

  • Boys Intramural Basketball Begins, 3-5pm

Thurs, Feb 7

  • Platte Valley Bank Day

  • PTO Meeting, 6pm

Sat, Feb 9

  • Archery “Warrior Shoot” Tourney, Smithville HS, 8am

Stay Up-to-Date with Your Child’s Grades

We believe that frequent communication on academic progress is critical to student success. You can access your child's grades and view their progress at any time by either logging into Parent Portal or accessing the Tyler SIS Student 360 app on your mobile device. Click here for a quick guide on how to access your child's grades online or on your mobile device.

Upcoming Community Events / Flyers

Make sure you check out the “Community” tab on the Platte County RIII School District webpage. There you will find an option called “Community Event/Activity Flyers” where you can access flyers with information regarding various events and opportunities within our community! Below are a few your middle schooler(s) might be interested in, but check the website for more!

Platte City Middle School

Welcome to Platte City Middle School where we are Building Learners of Tomorrow!

Thank You to Our Pirates ROCK Star Business Partners!