Welcome to the PCMS Foundation Website!
This site is sponsored by the Peachtree Charter Middle School Foundation and maintained by volunteers. If you are looking for the PCMS DeKalb County website, click here.
PCMS Foundation and Website Committee will partner with the administration to ensure you get the information you need, as soon it comes available. Until then...
We hope everyone has a safe, healthy and fun start to summer!
PCMS Parent Volunteer of the Year
The plaque for the Cher Breslin Award reads: "Every now and then, someone special embraces the PCMS Community with devotion, time and talent. This award recognizes their unparalleled volunteer service to our school."
This year's recipient is Mrs. Kris Mamaghani. Her son, Alton, is a graduating 8th grade patriot. Kris has served as Director of Finance on the PCMS Foundation Board for two years. Below are a few comments about Kris from parents she has volunteered alongside.
"Kris has worked relentlessly in a positive manner to get things done at PCMS! She pretty much ran the CV Classic independently, took on nominations, and did a stellar job with her finance role. She has worked tirelessly to make PCMS a better place!"
"Kris has taken on so many additional roles to fill the void when there were no volunteers. She dedicates the majority of her time to PCMS and will continue to volunteer even after her children are no longer at the school! She looks out for every child and every teacher. She makes sure the job gets done even if she has to do it herself. We are so lucky to have her!"
"Throughout this last year, Kris has gone above and beyond to ensure the success of several important events at PCMS ... despite any challenges. She is the definition of giving of yourself for the greater good. Her selfless and dedicated work certainly deserves recognition in my eyes.”
Thank you and congratulations Kris for being chosen this year's Cher Breslin Award winner, and for making PCMS a special place for our patriots.
Kris' name will be added to the plaque hanging in the PCMS front office.
Year End Information
Our building still remains closed at this time. Once we have more information on how we will coordinate the retrieval of belongings, protocol for Chromebooks and the distribution of Yearbooks, we will share it with all families.
Be sure to watch the virtual grade-level awards presentations posted to our school website. Congratulations students!
6th grade: https://vimeo.com/
7th grade: https://vimeo.com/
8th grade: https://vimeo.com/
Thanks to all the teachers, counselors and staff who helped prepare for the award video, especially Sr. Avila for translating and coordinating with the film company.
Counseling Department Newsletter
Please click the link below for our most recent Counseling newsletter:
End of Year Guide
Visit the End of Year Guide for Students and Families for 2019-2020 for detailed information regarding final grade calculations, promotion/retention, summer extended learning opportunities, school year learning recovery, and a FAQ guide.
Jr. Wildcats Football
Jr. Wildcats Football is the only feeder program available for PCMS student athletes who want to become part of the DHS Football Family.
Participants will be coached in the latest techniques aimed at player safety and will be exposed to the culture of Coach Nash’s varsity program.
This program is the first step for students who want to use football as a vehicle to develop themselves to become leaders both in the classroom and the Dunwoody community.
Please see the attached flyer and contact Doug Pearch (404) 822-4161 with any questions or concerns you have regarding the program.
**Feeding Our DHS Cluster Students**
**Alimentando a nuestros niños de la zona de Dunwoody High School**
If you are a family with students in the Dunwoody High School (DHS) Cluster and you are in need, the Dunwoody community and other organizations have come together to help make sure that none of our children go hungry while school is closed. Please see the information below on when and where you can find lunch and food items for your family during this time.
Beginning on Monday, March 16th, DeKalb County School System (DCSD) has set up bagged lunch pickups for our Region One Cluster at Cross Keys High School and Sequoyah High School. (Student must be Free & Reduced Lunch)
- Monday – Friday
- Cross Keys High School: 1626 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
- Sequoyah Middle School: 3456 Aztec Rd, Doraville, GA 30340
- John Robert Lewis Elementary: 2630 Skyland Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Wednesdays – Malachi’s Storehouse in partnership with the Dunwoody Community is offering prepackaged lunch items and a food pantry.
- Patrick’s Church 4755 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338
Thursdays - Dunwoody CAC Food Pantry
- 5 Dunwoody Park South, Building 5, Suite 113, Dunwoody GA 30338
Schools in the Dunwoody High School Cluster: Dunwoody High, Peachtree Charter Middle, Austin Elementary, Chestnut Elementary, Dunwoody Elementary, Hightower Elementary, Kingsley Elementary, Vanderlyn Elementary
Food Donations Needed for Dunwoody Cluster Students
2300 students in the DHS cluster rely on Free & Reduced breakfast and lunch. No school means no food and kids go hungry. Many community members have reached out wanting to help. Malachi's Storehouse is accepting donations of non-perishable lunch items.
We have several ways for you to help. You can shop from our wish lists and have items shipped, or you can drop off items on Tuesday between 4 and 7 PM.
2020-2021 High Achiever Program
During the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years, the PCMS faculty and PCMS Foundation Board have collaborated to enhance our High Achiever Program. To further support this process, the Foundation Board’s Academic and Curriculum Committee instituted a “High Achiever” Task Force in order to solicit input from parents and community members regarding the program’s requirements and goals. During our January 17th 2020 Foundation Board meeting, our PCMS Foundation Board voted to implement the enhanced High Achiever Program, which is detailed below, starting in the 2020-2021 school year.
Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, the High Achiever Program will be implemented as follows: Students scoring in the 75th percentile or higher in both Reading and Math on the Fall or Winter Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) will be scheduled in our Gifted classroom environments. For more information regarding this program, please see the attached document.
In order to ensure that we provide all PCMS students with the appropriate level of academic rigor, our teachers implement the "Peachtree Way" of Instruction.
The Peachtree Way consists of teachers implementing (1) a Standards-Based Classroom Instructional Framework (SBCIF), (2) Rigorous questioning and activities daily, and (3) Instruction driven by individual student data.
The SBCIF is a research-based approach to teaching that promotes sound instruction daily, and is used to differentiate instruction for all levels of learners. PCMS teachers work weekly in collaborative planning sessions to develop lessons, as well as remediation and acceleration activities for all students based on individual student needs. Each student’s performance data is used by their teachers to provide the appropriate level of rigor and support.
In an effort to further provide academic challenge to students, PCMS offers the following courses:
- Accelerated Math
- High School Physical Science
- High School Engineering
- High School World Language (French and Spanish)
- High School Art
PCMS provides the STEM Academy to all interested 8th grade students, and will be implementing a School-Wide STEM initiative during the 2020 – 20201 school year.
Our goal at PCMS is to meet each learner where they are academically by providing remediation and acceleration as needed for every student. Our administrative team, our Foundation Board, and the entire PCMS staff will continue to work together to support all students at PCMS.
Please review the attached document for the details or our Higher Achiever Program.
Bus Remind Messages
PCMS used to send Remind messages informing parents the time at which school buses departed the school in the afternoon. Unfortunately, due to cost, PCMS is no longer able to send these Remind messages.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Sub-Committee Co-Chairs Needed:
Campus Beautification: Organize campus beautification projects, garden clean ups, etc. Please contact Facilities & Hospitality Director, Kim Urbach, for more information.
Display Case: Manage front of school display case. Please contact Facilities & Hospitality Director, Kim Urbach, for more information.
Patriot Fund Corporate Match Representative: This is an easy way to volunteer from the comfort of your own home and makes a big impact to the school. When people donate to the Patriot Fund they indicate if their employer provides corporate matching. In this role, you remind folks to follow up with their employers and then validate that the matching donations have been received. Please contact Sub-Committee Chair Deslie Quinby for more information.
Patriot Fund Marketing Representative: In this role you get to use your creativity to come up with fun ways to promote the Patriot fund via PCMS membership toolkit emailing system. There is no direct solicitation but more awareness and reminders as to why the fund is important. This role is also invited to join the Finance Committee monthly meetings. Please contact Sub-Committee Chair Deslie Quinby for more information.
Patriot Games Co-Chair: This parent volunteer will work with the other co-chair, Kim Rivera, to coordinate the food and volunteer participation in the 3 day field day event. Patriot games is 3 days with a different grade level each day full of field/gym games with a lunch provided to the students. Ideally the co-chairs are available to participate each day at the school or train another volunteer to help with the game day activities and/or food. This year's dates are May 6, 7 and 8. If interested please email Allegra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help earn money for PCMS! Participating is easy!
If you already have an account linked to your previous school, don't forget to change your school to PCMS!!
The more families that enroll, the more funds PCMS will earn! So spread the word among the community and reach out to family and friends!
Save Your Pop Tabs!
Save your pop tabs from your soda cans, and bring them to school. We have a large Coca-Cola container in the main lobby and will be collecting them going forward. The pop tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. This helps them raise money so families that come to the Atlanta area for a child who is sick and needing treatment has an affordable place to stay.
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Note: If you have an account with Membership Toolkit through another school, you may use the same log in and password. However, you will need to enter your contact and student information on this website. Each school maintains a separate database of information.
Peachtree Charter Middle School conforms with the open enrollment requirements pursuant to O.C.G.A 20-2-2066 (admission, enrollment, and withdrawal of students) and SBOE Rule 160-4-9-.05 (Charter Schools Petition Process).
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