November 6th, 2017
Big Week Ahead!
This week, we are prepping for our soon-to-be 9th graders visiting from PJHS, Cherry Valley, Cinnabar, Live Oak, Harvest Christian, McKinley PACS, and elsewhere. The students will arrive at 9AM on the morning of the 14th and 16th and tour the school. On the evening of the 14th starting at 6pm in the gym, parents and students will go on a similar school tour and see and hear about specific programs at PHS. This is our 9th Grade Preview (we will not be hosting a night in January) so we hope you will be here that evening to welcome prospective students and parents and show the Trojan Way.
PTSA meeting tonight; this Wednesday is a PLN/PLC day; Veterans Days Holiday recognized on Friday - NO SCHOOL. Enjoy the long weekend...
Homecoming in the Books; Streetcar Revving Up
We want to draw special attention to a survey we need your help on. As we build our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as a district, we need your voice. Please check out the article in this update on LCAP and click, complete the survey, and add your voice.
Don't forget a special invitation to our production of A Streetcar Named Desire playing the next two weeks. Opening night is this Thursday - doors at 6:30pm, showtime at 7pm. Come see the Troy Performers' interpretation.
On a somber note, flags will be at half staff in memory of those who lost their lives in Sutherland Springs, Texas yesterday.
Volleyball Bows Out, But Leaves it All on the Floor
Trojan Football Hitting the Road in NCS First Round
The Trojans know they have their work cut out for them. Last week, Acalanes got by an excellent Miramonte team and the previous week handled Campolindo, the #1 seed in Division 2. But this group has a lot of heart and Coach Krist and his staff will have them ready to go.
Let's go Trojans!
- Cross Country Update coming soon (SCL Championships - November 4th; NCS Championships November 18th at Hayward High School)
- Varsity Football - NCS First Round @ Acalanes High School - Friday, November 10th @ 7PM
- F/JV/V Boys Basketball @ Windsor HIgh - November 15th
- F/JV/V Boys Baskteball Hosts Alameda High School - November 18th
3rd Annual MarS Fundraising Dinner a Super Success
SRJC Jump Start, UCLA Visit, and College App Help
If you are interested in SRJC, please see your counselor ASAP.
Seniors: There will be a representative from UCLA in the College and Career Center on Tuesday, November 7th at 8:00 a.m. (yes before school). If you have 0 period, Ms. Stoll will be in her office at 7:30 if you need a pass. In addition, the counseling staff and Ms. Stoll will be holding college application workshops on Tuesday, 11/7 before school, during tutorial, lunch and after school. This is crunch time, so take advantage of this great one-on-one help.
Below, students complete SRJC apps in F3.
LCAP Surveys - Please Help!
The survey will be open until Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. We would like to have as many parents/guardians as possible participate in the survey. The survey is available in both English and Spanish. The survey is also on the PCS website. There are hard copies in the office if you prefer or just click on the links below.
Thank You, PEF!
Author Tillie Walden Visiting on November 13th
Tillie Walden is an award winning graphic novelist, with a new book called Spinning. It's about coming of age, coming out, and coming to terms with change.
Here's what the reviewers are saying:
“Intimate and compelling. A quiet powerhouse of a memoir.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“An elegant, contemplative, and somber graphic memoir . . . A haunting and resonant coming-of-age story.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Quiet and lyrical . . . and deeply satisfying. A stirring, gorgeously illustrated story of finding the strength to follow one’s own path.” ―Booklist, starred review
Students Attend "Fulfilling the Dream" Conference
Thank you to our EL Team - Kelly Kovanis, Krista O'Connor, Susan Contini, and Arizta Dominguez!
Important Upcoming Dates
Don't forget the following dates:
PTSA - Monday evening, November 6th at 6PM
Wednesday, November 8th @9am & @11:30am (F3): SRJC English Placement Test (students will sign up in advance)
Thursday, November 9th - SITE COUNCIL in F6 at 3:20 PM
Friday, November 10th - VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 14th - PHS Showcase 9th Grade Preview Night
Wednesday, November 15th - PHS Science Boosters @3:30pm
Wednesday, December 6th @8:45am & @12:15pm (F3): Math Placement Test (students will sign up in advance)
Friday, December 15th: High School Concurrent Enrollment Form Deadline to counselors
PHS Science Boosters Meets on November 15th
As you may recall, we postponed our fall Science Boosters meeting due to the fires. Our new Fall meeting date will be Wednesday 11/15 starting at 3:30PM in F13. To facilitate participation we will live stream this meeting with chat option. Please complete the attached google form to help us make this meeting as accessible as possible.
Thank you for your continued support.
Girls Tennis on Senior Afternoon!
Homecoming Wrap Up
Thank you to all our ASB students, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Aja, and all the staff and parents who volunteered to chaperone!
Rather than copy and paste from our website as I've done in the past, let's use our website as the main form of reminder as to what is coming up. Click the link below and check out what's coming up from the calendar. (The link is now correct!)