Colts Caring Community

November 18, 2022

Hello and Happy Friday!


"Our students have changed radically. Today's students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach." Mark Prensky


"This kind of change is everywhere in the workforce. Change in our school is about how students search, connect, communicate, and create as members of a global community with our Colts Caring Community!" (Eric Sheninger and Cathy Lorenz)


All of our Acadmies will be focusing on bold ideas that are put into action. These ideas put student learning front and center and consist of experiences that enhance essential skills. These include creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, technological proficiency, global awareness, media literacy, communication and collaboration. These skills lead to the promotion of ingenuity, entrepreneurialism, and self-directed learning. (Eric Sheninger, Digital Leadership)


Thank you to the parents who attended the Academies of Parkway Central Meeting last week! The next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00.


The next newsletter will be Friday, December 2nd. Have a wonderul Thanksgiving break!


Take care ,

Cathy

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING CELL PHONE USAGE AT SCHOOL:

Parents, the number one expectation is for students to leave cell phones at home. The second expectation is that if they do bring their cell phones, they would leave them on silent and only use them during lunch time or when directed by the teacher in a particular class for curriculum use. If you absolutely need to contact your student, please try to send, or schedule a send, during their lunch time; which is listed below:

Also, you can click here for the daily bell schedule.

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Come see Central Middle's Fall play November 18th and 19th at 7pm! Click here to purchase tickets online or you can get a ticket at the door! General Admission is $5.00 and children 5 and under are free!

Smoothie Station Surveys:

As part of the sMOOthie program grant that you may recall we promoted with our smoothie bikes and sampling pop-ups to get ready for serving full smoothies throughout the month of October, next up, in the final stage, we must collect survey data.

Even if the students didn’t try the smoothies they can still take the survey because there are relevant questions to them too. The survey closes on Tuesday, 11/22


Click here to take the survey.

Sign up for a free confidential mental health check up for your 7th Grade Student: Starting on November 28th

Click here for more information and click on the picture below to register.

Important Information from Parkway Central Middle PTO:

Please submit any artwork to your Art teacher or Diana Anderson for the 2022-2023 Buzz Book!


Upcoming dates:

11/28 - 6th Grade After School Social from 3:15 - 4:30. Activity busses will run! Pizza will also be provided. Looking for volunteers at the event as well as drink donations. Can sign up to bring, or venmo @pcmspto and put 6th grade social in the subject line if you want the PTO to shop for you! Click here to sign up!


12/7 - Papa John's Night! PCMS code is: SSPO12.


See below for Spiritwear available for purchase. $25 for sweatshirts and $15 for T-shirts. Reach out to the PTO's Facebook page or email: danderson2@parkwayschools.net if you are interested in purchasing any.

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PCMS PTO Webpage

Click on the button to access the webpage for Central Middle's PTO.

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After School Activity Information:

Click here for the After School Activities Information Link.


See below for two sign up links for Winter Intramurals:

Basketball: https://forms.gle/esdDKTRRobTceRMYA

Volleyball: https://forms.gle/THKtewCip5BhL4MK9

Schedule for November 21st - November 25th: See the Daily Bell Schedule Below

Schedule for the week of 11/21:

Monday: Odd Day (Periods 1,3,5,7)

Tuesday: Even Day (Periods 2,4,6,8)

Wednesday: No School! Thanksgiving Holiday!

Thursday: No School! Thanksgiving Holiday!

Friday:No School! Thanksgiving Holiday!


Click here for the daily bell schedule.

Click here for the academic calendar for the year.

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Calendar Reminders

Please mark the following IMPORTANT dates/events on your calendar:


  • November 23rd, 24th and 25th - Thanksgiving - No School


Click here for the Parkway School District 2022-2023 Calendar.

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Colts Core Values

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Accountability
  • Acceptance