Pulse on Peachtree

March 5th Newsletter

Principal's Message

Peachtree Palooza!

We are excited to announce a student celebration we plan to host on Thursday, March 31st during the school day. Students with passing grades in all of their classes that maintain positive behavior will be celebrated. Teachers, staff and administration will escort and supervise students throughout the 90-minute event. If you prefer that your child does not participate, please let me know prior to the event date.

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Dress Code Reminder and Student Roundtable Discussions

A student’s dress can positively or negatively impact the climate of a classroom and/or a school. Now that the weather is getting warmer, please be mindful of the length of shorts/skirts and the width of sleeves. The image below offers guidance for our school's expectations.
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A group of 8th grade students have advocated for a collaborative approach to review our dress code policies and how we address them at Peachtree. I met with these students this week and have asked them to develop a team (2 students from each grade level). This group will meet with our leadership team to offer suggestions and have a roundtable discussion on proposed changes. We will also meet with our parent group, the Principal Advisory Council (PAC). Any updates to our school's dress code will be shared with our families in our weekly newsletter.

Upcoming Dates

March 7th - 11th: Exceptional Children's Week Celebration

March 9th: PAC Meets with DCSD about CMP 3:00pm

March 10th: Chorus Concert

March 11th: Peachtree Awards Day (more information coming soon to those receiving awards)

March 11th: No school (Teacher Work Day)

March 12th: Boys & Girls Soccer Game v. Druid Hills Middle

March 12th: Track Meet @ Buck Godfrey

March 14th - 18th: School Board Appreciation Week

March 17th: All Roads Lead to Dunwoody Event at 5:30pm

March 19th: Boys & Girls Soccer Game v. Chapel Hill Middle

March 19th: Track Meet @ James Halliford Stadium

March 22nd: PAC General Meeting

March 24th: Special Olympics @ James Halliford Stadium

March 26th: Boys & Girls Soccer Game v. Stone Mountain Middle



**All dates are subject to change.

Exceptional Children's Week - March 7-11th

Please join us and DCSD in celebrating Exceptional Children's Week, March 7-11, 2022. Each year, the District collaborates with the Council for Exceptional Children, a professional organization that promotes the advancement and education of all exceptional persons, to promote awareness and increase knowledge of the accomplishments of exceptional students and of the programs and services provided to students with exceptional needs. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Past, Committed to the Future: Cheers to 100 Years"! According to the Council for Exceptional Children, special education focuses on providing individualized education, related services, and specialized accommodations so that students with special needs make great strides, prepare for transition, and as a result, achieve academic and life-long personal success and independence.


At Peachtree this week, we began our Best Buddies Club. The program's main purpose is to promote one-on-one friendships between students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those without a disability. Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD. It is an international movement that has spread to over 54 countries world wide and we are excited to contribute to that movement at Peachtree.



Please take this opportunity to honor children and youth with exceptionalities and the professionals who serve them! DCSD has put together information (below) for our schools, which we are excited to participate in. More information can be found at Exceptional Children's Week. Thank you for your continued support.
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You can also allow students to participate in the contest below. Click the image for the website with more information on where to submit.

Awards Parade - March 11th

We are excited to celebrate our students in our second annual awards parade. Parents, please check your email as this is an invite-only event. Our 7th grade counselor, Ms. Havens, emailed Awards Day invitations to families of students receiving an award and invited to our parade on 2/25/22.

SGA Spirit Night

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PAC Upcoming Meetings


PAC General Meeting

March 22nd at 7:15am.


Offered hybrid. In- person will be in our conference room. Virtual link is included in agenda below.





The agenda drafts below include the link to join. All families are welcome to join and listen. To participate in the meeting, non-PAC members are able to speak during public comment.


The final agenda (once the council approves) and the minutes will be posted on our school website following the meeting.


http://www.peachtreems.dekalb.k12.ga.us/PrincipalAdvisoryCouncilPAC.aspx


You can also find information on each of our members and the schedule of meetings for the remainder of the year. All are welcome to join and listen in!

PAC to Meet with DCSD Regarding CMP

Event Type:
Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP) Office Hours


Event Date/Time:
03:00pm - Wednesday, March 9, 2022 (Eastern Time - US & Canada)


The PAC at Peachtree Middle will present concerns about isolating two schools in the region as K-8 schools while also not addressing building concerns (HVAC, roof, condition of trailers) at Peachtree.


Non-PAC members are welcome to join and listen.


Location:


This is a Microsoft Teams web conference.

Attendees can join this meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone.


https://calendly.com/events/52927c4d-136c-4e71-a2bb-f1688c3463d2/microsoft_teams

They can also dial in using a phone.
US: +1 470 440 4499
Conference ID: 993 530 289#

All Roads Lead to Dunwoody - Save the Date!

North, South, East, and West - all roads lead to DHS! Save the date for a Wildcat rally for all future students!


ALL elementary and middle school students from the Dunwoody Cluster are invited to a special event at Dunwoody High School on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm - All Roads Lead to Dunwoody! Students from Peachtree Middle School, Austin Elementary, Chesnut Elementary, Dunwoody Elementary, Hightower Elementary, Kingsley Elementary, and Vanderlyn Elementary are invited to join us on the turf field behind Dunwoody High School. Kickball games between students, staff and administration will be ongoing as well as the option to enjoy concessions. See a special presentation at 6:30 pm to kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Dunwoody High School for the 2022-2023 school year followed by the DHS Powder Puff football game.


This is an outdoor event where covid mitigation strategies will be able to be implemented; masks are required.


All Roads Lead to Dunwoody T-Shirt - https://www.allforeonedunwoody.org/


Share your pride and show your spirit for the Dunwoody cluster schools! We're all on the same road leading to the home of the Wildcats! Wear your shirt any and every day you choose but especially on March 17 at the special event and Wildcat rally, All Roads Lead to Dunwoody, at DHS. Elementary, middle, high school students, all faculty and staff, alumni and anyone in the community is able to purchase a shirt(s) here.


With our community spirit shirts, we will UNITE and show how we are all for one on our road to Dunwoody!


T-shirts will be available for pickup at the event on March 17 at DHS. If not picked up that evening, your shirt will be sent to your local school for distribution or the address shared in the order form.
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