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PCMS Parent Website!
This site is sponsored by the Peachtree Charter Middle School Foundation and maintained by volunteers. If you are looking for the Peachtree Charter Middle School website, click here.
Parents - Please know that while we are excited to have the use of Chromebooks for our students, we've encountered a high number being dropped off throughout the day. We will no longer take Chromebooks as a drop off item. If your child forgets his/her Chromebook, they will have use of a laptop at school.
Please also caution your child about leaving their Chromebook on the bus. If a Chromebook is left on the bus, you will need to contact the DeKalb County Transportation Department.
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Rising 8th Grade STEM Academy Enrollment Procedure for 2018-2019 School Year
Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 17, 2018.
Applications received after Friday, March 17, 2018 at midnight will only be processed if and when the original wait list is exhausted.
No paper application is available. Applications will be dated and time stamped to show the order they were received. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis. A notification will be made to those parents / guardians whose students apply to the STEM Academy but show through past test scores and grades that they may not be ready for the high school rigor this academy requires. If more applcations are recieved than we have seats for, a waiting list will be established.
If questions exist, please email William Shrader
Tax Receipts for PCMS Foundation Donations
Did you know that donations made to our "Can You Imagine?" annual fund are 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law? To print a copy of your receipt for your 2017 tax documentation, please follow these instructions:
- Log on to the PCMS parent website.
- From the menu bar along the top of the screen, select "Previous Orders".
- On the next screen, click on the order number that contains your "Can you Imagine" annual fund donation. If multiple orders appear, review each to find the annual fund donation.
- After you open the reciept for your annual fund donation, select Print this page on the right side of the page just under the menu bar, then follow the printing instructions on your computer.
- The PCMS Foundation tax ID is 20-1960621.
Last Chance for Yearbooks!
Yearbooks are selling out! Purchase your child's yearbook by February 16 to get your yearbook personalized. Visit jostens.com to complete your order.
8th Grade Parents - The deadline to purchase a yearbook ad for your 8th grader is February 16. No ads will be accepted after this date. Visit jostens.com to complete your order. Email margaret_douglas@ dekalbschoolsga.org with any questions.
Foundation Board Member Openings for 2018-2019 School Year
Parents, are you interested in getting involved at PCMS for the 2018-2019 school year? We have Foundation Board member openings as well as subcommittees that work with many facets of the PCMS community such as finance, governance, academics, and facilities. Experience in law, marketing, finance, and construction is a plus but not needed! Please join us in making a difference for our Peachtree Patriots!
Rising 9th Grader Information
Click here to learn more about 9th grade registration at Dunwoody High School. Information includes:
- The Career paths
- Touring DHS
- A powerpoint to help guide parents through the development of the 4-Year Plan for high school.
Science Tools and Techniques - Fernbank
Please stop by the front office or room #805 to pick up your application packet. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 20th.
The Scientific Tools and Techniques program (STT) at Fernbank Science Center is a semester-long course designed to familiarize students in the tools and techniques of scientific inquiry. Students apply through Peachtree. Selection criteria is based on grades, teacher recommendations, and student interest in science. STT students practice problem-solving skills utilizing a fully integrated science curriculum. Through laboratory and field work, students explore all aspects of science, gaining a better understanding and a greater appreciation for the scientific process.
The program is free of charge and is open to any student that will attend a DeKalb County school for 9th grade. Transportation is also free and provided back and forth to the Fernbank Science Center. Students attend STT for one semester during their 9th grade year and earn credit in Biology and Environmental Science. All curriculum is aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
Track & Field Spirit Night
Come out to Farm Burger on Monday, February 26 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm to support the PCMS Track & Field.
PCMS Students Awarded 1st Place at the North Georgia Science Bowl!
We are proud of our PCMS students who participated in the Science Bowl in North Georgia this past Saturday. Team 2 was 1 - 3 and continued to get better with each match. There is even more exciting news! Team 1 was the winner of it all and are on to State in Savannah, Georgia.
--We wish the very best to our participants in February!
PCMS Art Winners!
Congratulations go to two of our PCMS students for their artwork being chosen for the Art Star Hall of Fame for Region One for the 2017-2018 school year.
PCMS 8th Grader Wins Robotics Competition!
An 8th grade PCMS student is the 1st place winner of the 2018 DCSD Technology Fair's Robotics competition! The first place winners in each grade level category are invited to participate in the Georgia Student Technology Competition. The competition will be held at the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University in Macon Georgia, on March 10, 2018.
News from the Clinic
Parents! Please help us all stay healthy by following these guidelines:
- Please keep your child home if they have a fever over 100.4. If your child has a fever one day, they need to stay home the next and not return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medication, such as Advil or Tylenol.
- Teach your children good handwashing skils! Soap and water, lather for 20 seconds - scrubbing back and fronts of hands. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Do this frequently.
- Teach your children to cover their coughs and sneezes with their elbows - not their hands. If they cough or sneeze on their hands, they need to immediately go and wash their hands. (See #2 above.)
- Its not too late to get a flu shot! Talk to your pediatrician if you have any questions about efficacy and duration.
- Disinfect frequently used items around the house like cell phones, remotes, and door knobs.
- Avoid close contact with others who are sick. Flu is most often spread by airborne droplets that can travel 6 feet from the cough or sneeze. (See #3 above. )
Nurse's Wish List
Thank-you for all of the supplies sent in recently. This week's wish list includes the following:
apple juice boxes
sandwich size ziploc baggies (store brand is fine)
Your Annual Fund Donations Continue to Work for Our Students and Teachers!
Has your student been using the USA Test Prep online system for any classes? Access to this valuable tool was funded through a grant that Mr. Daniell, 8th grade Physical Science, submitted to the PCMS Foundation to benefit the entire student body.
Thanks to the generous Can You Imagine? Annual Fund donations from PCMS families, the Foundation has been able to fund several other teacher grant requests. These include new equipment for Peachtree TV (you can watch the morning announcements here), teacher conference registrations, and classroom supplies. Here is what one teacher said about a grant that she received in December:
"The citizens of the World O' Camp (7th grade World Studies) enjoyed an interactive part to their Fall Final Exam thanks to a grant from the PCMS Foundation. The grant provided me with the money to purchase a variety of manipulatives with which the students created physical maps of Africa's key land forms, based only on a key. EVERY student earned an "A" on this part of their final and stated that they wished more activities and assessments could be this fun and memorable. The "W.O.C" is extremely grateful to the Foundation for providing such a successful and meaningful learning experience!"
Can You Imagine what else your donations will do for PCMS students and teachers? Stay tuned for additional Annual Fund updates through the end of the school year! If you haven't had the chance to contribute to the Annual Fund, it's not too late! You can make an online donation here.
"Can You Imagine" - Annual Fund Report
The PCMS Foundation thanks the families who have already donated to the "Can You Imagine?" Annual Fund campaign. So far, we have raised over $70,000 with a family participation rate of 60%! Our goal is to have 100% of families contributing to the annual fund.
All donations go toward maximizing faculty effectiveness as leaders, and towards supporting all students' academic and personal excellence. We continue to put all money raised back into the classrooms for our students.
Because of your generosity, the Foundation has achieved so much. If you have not had a chance to donate, please consider making a donation before year-end. All donations are tax deductible, to the extend allowed by law. If you have questions, contact email@example.com
Have you taken the Georgia Parent Survey?
Parents, we encourage you to complete the 2017-2018 Georgia Parent Survey. The Georgia Deptment of Education uses the survey data as part of the School Climate Star Rating.
The survey has 24 questions and can be completed online. Your responses are anonymous and will be submitted to the GA Department of Education. The survey is available in English and in Spanish. The GA Dept of Education will not make the survey results available to the public. The survey closes on March 7, 2018.
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2018 - 2019 School Calendar Approved
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