December 11, 2015

Next week we say goodbye to the first half of the school year. (How crazy does that sound already?) Our first semester comes to an end on Friday, with grade cards being emailed home that first week in January. Continue to work with your child on making sure they have everything completed and turned in next week - it’s important they stay focused on finishing the semester strong. As always, please feel free to contact his/her teachers with any questions. It is typical that students get a little wound up the closer we get to this break, so we continue to encourage them to make great decisions and enjoy the weeks leading up to the holidays. As a reminder, Winter Break begins Monday, December 21st, with classes resuming Monday, January 4th. Have a great weekend!

Barnes & Noble Book Fair (Zona Rosa)

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 11am-4pm

8625 Northwest Prairie View Road

Kansas City, MO

Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list that loves to read? Shop for them at our PCMS Barnes & Noble Bookfair! If you're not able to attend tomorrow but still want to support your school, please visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bookfairs to order online between 12/12/15 - 12/17/15 by entering Bookfair ID# 11745916 at checkout.

***A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Platte City Middle School!!!

Parent Portal/PCMS Website

As a reminder, there is a lot of important information available on Parent Portal. You can access grades, lunch balances, homework, attendance, student schedules, and more. Please see the attached Quick Guide to Parent Portal if you need a few tips or reminders on how to use this convenient resource. If you have any questions or have trouble with your log-in information, please contact our office at 816-858-2036.

Our PCMS website has useful information you might be interested in, as well. For your convenience, you can now access the past few issues of the PCMS Weekly Updates under the News tab. Please let us know if there is anything else you would like to see on our website!

Lost and Found

Please have your student(s) check the Lost and Found tables for any clothing, outerwear, or shoes they may have misplaced. They would need to check in the office for any eyeglasses, jewelry, ID cards, phones and electronics. Don't forget, any clothing/outerwear items not claimed by Dec.18th will be donated to a local charity.

Winter Weather/School Closing Planning & Notification

With the holidays right around the corner, this is a good time to begin planning for winter weather! In the event of a school cancellation, PCR-3 will get that information out as early as possible through automated phone calls and text messages, the District website, Facebook, Twitter, the District Hotline (816-858-2752), and local media. Please visit the Winter Weather Information page of the Parents Tab on the district website for information regarding cancellations, how the district will notify families, and Y Club information.

***Reminder - If you haven't yet opted in to receive text messages, but would like to receive text notifications, simply text YES or OPTIN to 68453.

Friday, Dec. 11

  • Wrestling vs. Rubidoux, Spring Garden, West Platte - PCMS - 4:30pm

  • STUCO Movie Event (Inside Out) 3-5pm

Saturday, Dec. 12

  • Pirate Invitational Wrestling - PCMS - 9:30am

  • PCMS Barnes & Noble Bookfair - Zona Rosa - 11am - 4pm

Tuesday, Dec. 15

  • Girls Basketball @ Congress MS - 4pm

  • Boys Basketball vs. Congress - PCMS - 4pm

Wednesday, Dec. 16

  • Platte Valley Bank Day - Bring your deposits!

Thursday, Dec. 17

  • Girls Basketball vs. New Mark - Barry MS - 4pm

  • Boys Basketball @ New Mark - 4pm

  • PCMS Winter Band Concert - PCHS Wilson Auditorium - 7pm

Friday, Dec. 18

  • End of First Semester

Monday, Dec. 21

  • First day of Winter Break

Monday, Jan. 4

  • Return from Winter Break - Second Semester Begins

  • Report Cards go Home