PCM Family Newsletter

March 2021

Hello PCM Families!!

Have you ever been organized, have something ready to go, and then mixed up dates in your head? Well I have! That is why you're receiving the March newsletter on April 1st!

What a crazy month we've had! From our soft start to students, a turn towards hybrid learning, power outages, and the staff receiving their second doses of the vaccination, you have stood by through it all. I've spent a lot of time this year thanking you and this month will be no different. Despite all the changes and confusion you've been patient and understanding. You have no idea how helpful it is to have parents that have your back and understand how stressful things can be for the staff as well as the students.

As we settle in and develop a new routine, please know that we are here to answer any questions you have.

Until next month.

-Mrs. Shebestak

Covid - 19 Vaccination Resources

Check out these sources for everything you need to know about the vaccine!

Family Fun and Resources

Lowes Springfest: Click here for information and to register Each week in April, Lowes will be providing free Garden - to - Go kits. Kits are available for curbside pickup and while supplies last. Kits include

  • 4/8 Garden to Go kit sponsored by Miracle Gro with recipes from chef Amanda Fredrickson
  • 4/15 Mystery Garden Pinata includes mystery seed packets
  • 4/22 Tree saplings in honor of Earth Day
  • 4/29 Butterfly Quest to help families develop a butterfly garden

Earth Day Celebrations:

Akron Zoo :

Party for the Planet, April 22 -24. Click here for information.

Cleveland Metroparks:

50 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

Earth Day Games

Make a jump rope using plastic bags

Lake Metroparks:

Earth Day 2021: Free event at Penitentiary Glen. Registration required. Click here for information

Cleveland International Film Festival April 7 - April 20: This year's event takes place in the comfort of your own home. Festival Information

Cleveland Public Library:

Author Visits

CPL Play : Gaming and eSports experience every Saturday

Free Tutoring and Homework Help : Available M-Th 4 -6 pm

Take and Make Craft Kits: Stop by participating branches to pick up craft. Everything is included except scissors and glue!

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Author Events

Virtual Computer Classes

Getting to Know You - by Ms. Galmarini

This month’s Getting to Know You is Garrett Marcum, our 7th grade Social Studies teacher! This is his 6th year with us, and this Summer him and his wife are expecting a baby!

Q: Favorite book?

A: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Q: Favorite quote?

A: "All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given us” - Gandalf from Lord of the Rings

Q: What was your first job?

A: Crane operator in a machine shop.

Q: If you could have dinner with three famous people, alive or dead, who would it be?

A: Anthony Bourdain, Barack Obama, Bob Dylan.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I love listening to music and playing the drums. I listen to all kinds of weird music and love going to shows. I am a huge fan of all Cleveland sports teams, but I also love watching Soccer from around the world.

Q: What’s one thing you have never done before that you want to try?

A: Learn Spanish!

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Character Trait for the Month of April - PERSEVERANCE

Perseverance: The act or power of doing something despite difficulties

What this looks like in Middle School

  • Continuing to try even when something is hard
  • Not being distracted by others
  • Checking assignments when finished to make sure they are correct
  • Asking for help
  • Using positive self talk
  • Setting long term goals

Nominate a Teacher

Cleveland Monsters - MonSTAR Teacher of the Month: MonSTAR Teacher of the Month recognizes outstanding educators in in Northeast Ohio who create a positive environment for their students and community. A panel of Monsters staff will select one nominee each month as the Cleveland Monsters MonSTAR Teacher of the Month.

Cleveland Cavaliers - Head of the Class: Head of the Class recognizes teachers in Northeast Ohio for making a difference in their students' lives both inside and outside the classroom. Head of the Class teachers must work to ensure the academic success of their students, be involved in their community and set an example for students and educators alike.

WGAR and Raising Cane's Teacher of the Week: Nominate a teacher now for Teacher of the Week! Each Friday, Wayne D will announce a Teacher of the Week during lunchtime. That teacher will win a $25 gift card to Raising Cane's!

Fox 8's Thanks to Teachers: . If you are a parent, student, or a local school district, nominate a Northeast Ohio teacher who has gone above and beyond for their students. It is important you include their district, grade they teach and why your teacher deserves recognition

Your PCM PBIS Team

Leah Walden: District Coordinator walden.leah@constellationschools.com

Todd Luecke: Building Coordinator luecke.todd@constellationschools.com

Judy Hayes : Tier 1 Coordinator hayes.judy@constellationschools.com

Molly Rehor : Tier 2 Coordinator rehor.molly@constellationschools.com

Kaila Phan: Data Analyst phan.kaila@constellationschools.com

Michelle Galmarini: Staff Liaison galmarini.michelle@constellationschools.com

Stephanie Shebestak: Family Liaison shebestak.stephanie@constellationschools.com

Alec Carey: School Counselor carey.alec@constellationschools.com