Pembroke Community Middle School

May 16, 2022

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May 17: PCMS PTO meeting (7pm in school library)

May 19: Term 4 progress reports- grades close

May 23: Term 4 progress reports distributed to students

May 30: NO SCHOOL; Memorial Day

May 31: Deadline to submit Camp Bournedale payment and forms

June 7 & 8: G8 Math Final

June 7: PCMS Jazz Band performs at New England Village (4:30pm)

June 9 & 10: G7 Math Final

June 9: G8 extended field trip to Camp Bournedale (9am-7pm)

June 10: PCMS School Council Meeting (10:45am in PCMS Library)

June 13: PCMS Outdoor Spring Concert (6:30pm in front of building)

June 14: G7 extended field trip to Camp Bournedale (9am-7pm)

June 16: G8 field/carnival day

June 16: G8 Harbor Cruise/Dinner

  • (6:30-9:30); parent drop off/pick up at Hingham Ferry Station

June 17: G7 field/carnival day

June 20: NO SCHOOL; Juneteenth

June 22: Last day of school (ERD: 10:55 dismissal)


Thank you to everyone for an amazing Spring Fling Dance! Visit our Facebook page for more photos of this fun-filled event.

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Arts Showcase

The Pembroke Visual Arts Department cordially invites the entire community to attend the PHS Arts Festival night, Tuesday, May 17th, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. This event is free and all are welcome to attend. The festival will feature artwork from students in grades K-12 representing various artistic mediums. Artwork will be displayed throughout the building and PHS student musicians will be performing throughout the festival. We hope you can join us!
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Monday, May 16

Main Meal:French Toast Sticks & Hash Brown, Plant Power Meal, Chicken Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie or Parfait

Tuesday, May 17

Main Meal:Soft Beef Taco w/ "All the Fixins', Plant Power Meal, Chicken Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie or Parfait

Wednesday May 18

Main Meal: Waffles w/Cheese Stick, Plant Power Meal, Chicken Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie or Parfait

Thursday, May 19

Main Meal: Popcorn Chicken w/Mashed Potatoes, Corn, & Gravy, Plant Power Meal, Chicken Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie or Parfait

Friday, May 20

Main Meal:French Bread Pizza, Plant Power Meal, Chicken Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie or Parfait

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Any remaining MCAS make-ups will be scheduled for this week.


Our school’s counseling staff will conduct a health screening called SBIRT with our 7th grade students. Each screening takes between 5-10 minutes. SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. SBIRT is used to ask questions related alcohol, nicotine, tobacco, and other drug use. This health screening is required by Massachusetts law. Screenings will begin on Monday, May 16. Please see the link to the parent letter which provides more detail, including opt out information:

Camp Bournedale - FORMS DUE BY 5/31

PCMS students have the opportunity to attend an extended full day at Camp Bournedale (9am-7pm). Grade 8 students will have the option to attend on Thursday, June 9 and grade 7 students can choose to attend on Tuesday, June 14. Camp Bournedale is located in Plymouth, MA at 100 Valley Road.

Below is a sample schedule of the day:

  • 9:00 Buses depart for Camp Bournedale

  • Arrival / Orientation

  • Class

  • Recreation

  • Lunch

  • Class

  • Recreation

  • Dinner

  • 7:00 Depart Camp Bournedale

  • 7:45 Arrive at PCMS– Parent pick up

To assist with medications and allergies, Camp Bournedale will have a nurse on site at all times.

The cost per student is $75.00 for the day. Checks must be made payable to Pembroke Public Schools. Should you be requesting financial assistance, please contact me directly at Families must also submit the field trip permission form/medical form at the time of payment. The form and other information can be found here: Family Resources / Camp Bournedale 2022.

Please submit your payment and all documentation by Tuesday, May 31. We ask that if your child will not be attending, please notify your child’s homeroom teacher by Tuesday, May 31.

We are excited that our PCMS students will have the option to experience this team building experience while building memories that will last a lifetime.

PCMS Athletic Schedule:

One adjustment to the athletic schedule from Coach Mulligan: “Due to the high school track team needing early transportation (2:10) to their league championship meet today, there will not be a bus to transport the middle schoolers to the high school for practice. Instead we will have practice at the middle school today from 2:15-3:30 p.m. We are sorry for the late notice.”


Team 7.1 teachers (Ms. McDonough, Ms. Leonido, Ms. Jeffers, and Ms. Leonard), chose to honor several students who demonstrated the best of 7.1 during the third term.

These students were honored for bringing a positive attitude, good citizenship, and an excellent work ethic to their classrooms. Students attended a small gathering to receive their awards.

Team 7.1 teachers were delighted to take the time to celebrate these students and their overall "awesomeness!" We look forward to celebrating even more of our terrific Titans in the future!

Celebrated 7.1 students were: Marisa Pereira, Addi Nee, Kellan Swain, Seven Gibson, Olivia Drake, Paxton Hawkes, Holly Monroe, Alyssa Sanford, Fabiana Younan, Noelle Kay, Jenna Waterman, Dylan Baldwin, Mason Zdenek.


One of our STEM 7 teams came in second in the state in the Stock Market Game with the portfolio of stocks that they chose. Our savvy investors were Allie Goff, Paxton Hawkes & Leo Goodman. Dollar Tree was their hot pick for investing - who knew? The winning team and Mrs. Dooley, their teacher, have been invited to “attend” the National Stock Market Game Virtual Awards Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th at 6pm ET.

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Mrs. Maggie Glynn, PCEA Honor Award

Mrs. Maggie Glynn, PCEA Honor Award: Mrs. Glynn, the PCMS secretary, was awarded the Plymouth County Education Association Award for her outstanding service to the PCMS community. Congratulations and our thanks to Maggie for all she has done!

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PHS Girls Field Hockey Clinic

PHS Girls Field Hockey Clinic

June 18 and 19

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Pembroke High School Turf

$125 per player

All proceeds benefit the PHS Girls Field Hockey Team.

For additional information, please contact Barbara Gallagher @ (781) 724-8066


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A few of the newest ceiling tiles painted by our students!

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Lots of March Madness Photos on our Facebook page!

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We’ve had an amazing week of feeling super appreciated by our outstanding PTO. Thank you to Tracy Marino (President), Melissa Donahue (Vice President), Caryn Drake (Hospitality), Stephanie Zdenek (Treasurer), Sarah Rittizano (Secretary), & Kelly Christie (Fundraising). See the list of the various treats we got to enjoy daily.

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The next meeting for the Cooking Club will be on Tuesday, May 24. The first 15 people who sign up can attend. Sign ups will be in the front office. Cooking Club will be held in the Consumer Science Room (opposite the art room).


This week, Orchestra will meet on Monday, May 16, Tuesday, May 17 and Friday, May 20. Chorus will meet on Thursday, May 19. Next week, Orchestra will meet on Monday, May 23, Tuesday, May 24 and Friday, May 27. Next week, Chorus will meet on Friday, May 27.


Students have been reminded about cell phones being put away and out of sight. There is no cell phone use during the school day. If students need to get in contact with their parents, they should ask their teacher for permission or come to the office to use the phone. Students caught using their cell phones will have to turn them into the office for pick up at the end of the school day.


There’ll be a basketball camp offered at the end of June for any boys that are entering 4th-9th grade in the Fall. The link for the form is below. This will be a fun camp to launch the summer 2022 Boys Basketball Academy


Parents will be automatically notified if their child is marked absent during Titan Homeroom (7:20-7:30 am). Parents are encouraged to call the school to make us aware if your child will be absent. Even if a parent calls the school to report an absence, parents will still receive an automated absence call later that morning (parents can just disregard the call).

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We have a rich counseling staff at PCMS. From guidance counselors to school psychologists to school social workers, the staff is here to provide guidance and support to our students and their families. In addition to teaching relevant topics in the 21st Century Skills class (guidance counselors), counselors can meet with students to support their organizational, academic, or social-emotional needs.

Ms. Danielle McLean (G7 guidance counselor). Ms. McLean will follow her students through the 2 years they will be at PCMS. She can be reached at

Mrs. Erin Goitia (G8 guidance counselor). Mrs. Goitia has been with her current students since they entered PCMS. She will support her current students as they consider and prepare for the transition to high school. Next year, she will be the guidance counselor for our new 7th graders. She can be reached at

Mrs. Bryanna Kerr (school psychologist). Mrs. Kerr supports students individually and in small groups. In addition, she is an important member of the special education department, as she is primarily responsible for psychological assessments during special education evaluations. She can be reached at

Ms. Julie Cotillo (school psychology intern). Ms. Cotillo is a full-time school psychology intern. She is completing her 3rd year of graduate work at Tufts University. Ms. Cotillo sees students individually and in small groups. Like Mrs. Kerr, she conducts psychological assessments for special education evaluations. Mrs. Kerr is her site-based supervisor.

Mrs. Ellen Jones (school social worker). Mrs. Jones supports students individually and in small groups. She works part-time at PCMS. Outside of that role, she also supervises Boston College graduate-level social workers at the various sites where they are interning. She can be reached at

Mrs. Kerrie Hamill-O’Neil (school social worker). Mrs. O’Neil supports students individually and in small groups. She works part-time at PCMS. Today is her first day here! Outside of that role, she counsels students in private practice and through contracts with other schools. She can be reached at

If you have any concerns or questions, we encourage you to use our counseling staff as a resource. The Plymouth Family Resource Center is a local agency that offers a range of services for local families. Additionally, Massachusetts has a central call center to direct residents to a range of organizations and resources within the state that may be helpful:

Earlier this year, students learned about media use and the positives and negatives that may come along with it. This article reviews how to set up parental controls and goes over some of the more popular social media apps:

Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls


The PCMS Board Members and email contact information can be found below:

President Tracy Marino:

Vice President Melissa Donahue:

Treasurer Stephanie Zdenek:

Secretary Sarah Rittizano:

Events- Open

Hospitality- Caryn Drake:

Fundraising- Kelly Christie:

An amazing staff breakfast supplied by our amazing PTO:

bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon, green onions, capers, jams, butter, roasted red peppers, bacon, fruit salad, juices and Starbucks drinks. Such a spread! We appreciate the PTO's constant support and thoughtfulness!

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Clubs are free for students and most meet weekly. Students with a bus pass have the option of riding the after-school bus home. No club sign-ups are necessary. Students interested in attending a club just show on the designated days.


(Mondays) Art Club is where students get to design and create their own artwork in a supportive, fun, and creative environment. Art club is an open studio format where students work on independent and collaborative projects enjoying a variety of art experiences.


(Mondays- October 4th start date) Best Buddies Middle Schools pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with middle school students without intellectual and developmental disabilities. In today’s middle schools, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities often enter the same building and walk the same hallways as their peers, but they are left out of social activities. Best Buddies ambitiously envisions a world where people with intellectual disabilities are so successfully integrated into our schools, our workplaces, and our general communities that our current efforts and services will be unnecessary.


(Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays) providing students with a quiet space to complete homework and get extra help. This Monday, students will have the option of making cards for students with cancer, in support of the Go Gold Fundraiser that is just wrapping up.

GSA [Gender Sexuality Awareness Club]:

(Tuesdays) GSA is a safe place for all students to talk about gender and sexual identity. The club will have fun activities each week and will serve as a space for communication and discussion. The GSA welcomes ALL students regardless of gender, sexual identity, and sexual orientation.


(Tuesdays) Jazz Club is for instrumental music students who want to learn how to play jazz and rock music. Students will rehearse weekly to prepare music for school concerts and other events in the community.


(beginning in mid-November): Students work together to plan school-wide events (like Spirit Days) as well as organize projects to help our community.


(Thursdays) The purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in extending their learning about the Spanish language and culture. Topics will range from music to food, to understanding celebrations, traditions, and special holidays. We will learn about these topics in the context of the specific countries of Latin America or Spain. All students are encouraged to participate even if they are not currently enrolled in Spanish class.

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