PCMS WEEKLY UPDATE
May 17, 2019
When working with over 700 kids each and every day, there are always moments that make us take a step back and really appreciate what our teachers and students do. The Choir and Band Concerts this week were definitely two of these moments. Our 6th graders have shown incredible growth since their winter performances, the 7th-grade students have matured so much with their musical talents during the year, and our 8th graders have demonstrated that they’re ready for the next steps in their musical careers at the high school level. Both events were absolutely #PCMSPROUD moments!!! We are so proud of our students and their teachers; Mr. Gordon, Mr. Bailey, Dr. Bonsignore, Dr. Jones, and Ms. Mahnken! THANK YOU again and enjoy the weekend!!!
Look at the #LEARNING happening!
End-of-Year Chromebook Instructions
6th, 7th, and 8th grade parents: Be on the lookout for an email with specific instructions for your student's Chromebook devices. We have some changes coming for the end-of-year, the summer and next school year!
Student Meal Account Balances at the End of Year
As the end of the school year is fast approaching, we wanted to remind you to please keep an eye on your child’s meal account balance. As a courtesy, we will continue to notify you weekly via email and/or phone call when your child’s balance falls under $5 and/or is in a negative state. We hope to keep our negative balances to a minimum, so that it will make the end of year procedures go more smoothly. As a reminder, you can check account balances and add money to student meal accounts on Parent Portal.
~Please see the attached letter from our Director of Operations, Jay Harris, in regards to student meal account procedures.
Electronic Proof of Residency Message from PCRIII
As part of a continued focus on maintaining fiscal accountability, ensuring our tax dollars are spent on Platte County R-3 students, the District requires proof of residency for all returning students annually. We hope you will take advantage of our electronic proof of residency dates, designed to provide greater convenience to our District families.
Please choose the school of ONE of your students and send your proof of residency documentation to ONE of the following email addresses (returning students only; please send scanned copies, no photos).
Compass Elementary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pathfinder Elementary: email@example.com
Siegrist Elementary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry School: email@example.com
Platte City Middle School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Platte County High School: email@example.com
After completing the process, a hard copy or emailed receipt will be provided to the parent. Parents can show this confirmation to obtain a student's final schedule or class teacher.
Electronic proof of residency will be open for returning students until July 12.
If you have any questions, please contact the District Education Center at 816.858.5420 or your child's school.
Students whose parents did not re-enroll them for the 2019-20 school year electronically before the May 10 deadline will now need to re-enroll them via paper forms. Re-enrollment forms have been mailed to these students. Please watch for this packet to come via the US Mail, complete the forms and return them to our office by Fri, May 24!
PLEASE NOTE: At this time we are only accepting the Proof of Residency portion of the re-enrollment packet ONLINE. Please follow the instructions mentioned in the “Electronic Proof of Residency” section above.
PCR-3 Summer Athletic Camps
Several athletic camps are available this summer for our students. Please see the fliers/registration forms linked below. Note that the grade will be the grade your child is entering in the 2019-20 school year.
- May 29-30 and June 4-6, 2019 (Register by May 22)
- June 3-5, 2019
June 3-6, 2019 (Register by May 28)
Wrestling (Grades K-8 and Ages 6-19)
June 17-19 & June 17-21, 2019
June 18-19, 2019 (Register by May 22)
June & July, 2019
Swimming (Grades 4-8 and 9-12) flier coming soon!
July 29-August 1, 2019
CURRENT 8th GRADERS INTERESTED IN CROSS COUNTRY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR - Please see the attached document below for information.
PTO 2019-20 School Supplies for Current 6th/7th Graders
SCHOOL SUPPLIES?! While teachers and students are counting down to the end of school many parents may be counting down to the first day of the 2019/20 school year!! Either way, enjoy those last few days of Summer in August by ordering your student's school supplies NOW! They will have everything they need and you won't have to fight the crowds. Supply kits will be available for pickup at PCMS during your student's back to school registration day. Hurry...as kits MUST be ordered online between May 1 and May 31. (No order forms will be coming home with students). Go to www.shopttkits.com/ and enter school account # 26768. If you have any questions please contact Tawnya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you returned unwanted Spring Portraits or money to purchase those you are keeping?
7th Graders - Have you turned in proof of having gotten the required immunizations?
Turn in re-enrollment forms by Fri, May 24 if you did not complete re-enrollment online.
Monday, May 27
No School - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28
PCMS PTO 8th Grade Celebration, 12-2:30pm
Thursday, May 30
On Adjusted Bell Schedule - See lunch times below:
Lunch A: 10:45am - 11:08am
Lunch B: 11:08am - 11:31am
Lunch C: 11:31am - 11:54am
Lunch D: 11:54am - 12:15pm
Lunch E: 12:20pm - 12:43pm
Friday, May 31
Last Day of School, Dismissed at 11:50am
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!
- YMCA Summer Kick-off - May 25, 2019
- YMCA Membership Offer - May 2019
- Softball Camp (Grades 3-5 and 6-8) - May 29-30 and June 4-6, 2019
- Girls Basketball Summer Camp (Grades 2-7) - June 3-5, 2019
- Boys Basketball Summer Camp (Grades 4-6, 7-9, 10-12) - June 3-6, 2019
- Platte County Youth Wrestling Camp (Grades K-8) - June 5-7, 2019
- YMCA Kids Night Out - June 8, 2019
- MCC College for Kids - Camps Begin June 10, 2019
- Soccer Summer Camp (Grades K-8 and 9-12) - June 17-19 & June 17-21, 2019
- Tiger Style Wrestling Camp (Ages 6-19) - June 18-20, 2019
- Volleyball Summer Camp (Grades 7-8) - June 18-19, 2019
- After Summer School Camps (Chess, Cartoons, and Pastels) - June, 2019
- PCHS Summer Golf Schedule (Grades 9-12) - June & July, 2019
- MU Extension/4H Summer Camps - June-July, 2019
- Football Summer Camp (Grades 2-7) - July 10, 2019
- Platte City Summer Concert Series - June 8, July 13 & August 10, 2019
- MU Extension/4H Platte County Youth Explorers Series - Summer, 2019