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Spirit Week is this Week!
Spirit Week begins Monday, 10/16 to kick off the Red Ribbon Fall Dance! Follow the fun schedule below and dress up for the fun!
- Monday, October 16 - Twin Day (join a friend and dress alike)
- Tuesday, October 17 - Decades Day (pick a decade & dress like that time)
- Wednesday, October 18 - Western Wear Day
- Thursday, October 19 - Pink Out Day
- Friday, October 20 - Sports Team Day (wear your favorite sports team jersey or t-shirt) & FALL DANCE
Fall Dance, THIS FRIDAY 10/20 4:30 - 6:30pm
The Fall Dance is this Friday,10/20, from 4:30 - 6:30pm. The dance is for all PCMS Students. Tickets are $5 and will be sold Tuesday - Thursday and at the door on Friday. The dress is casual school wear and yes, jeans are acceptable! We look forward to seeing you there!
PCMS Book Fair
Dates: November 13 - 17, 2017
Location: Family and Consumer Science Room
Hours of Operation:
- Monday, November 13 from 4:00 - 4:45pm
- Tuesday, November 14 from 8:00 - 8:45am and 4:00 - 4:45pm
- Wednesday, November 15 from 8:00 - 8:45am and 4:00 - 4:45pm
- Thursday, November 16 from 8:00 - 8:45am and 4:00 - 4:45pm
- Friday, November 17 from 8:00 - 8:45am
Please come to the annual PCMS Book Fair and grab some fantastic books! We need volunteers to help run it, so please sign up here to volunteer.
Letter From DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Green
Congratulations to Mr. Heptinstall, Mr. Ryan (STEM program coordinator), Mr. Constant, Ms. Moss, Mr. Daniell, Ms. Hollander, Ms. Crowe (STEM teachers), and the STEM students for coordinating and participating in the recent trip to the Porche Car's North America (PCNA) headquarters. Please read the letter to Mr. Heptinstall, recognizing PCMS for its important achievement of being involved in Georgia Gravity Games, coming up November 4.
Thank You Bus Drivers
Please make sure to say THANK YOU to our amazing bus drivers this week for getting our Children safely to and from school. We will have a breakfast for our drivers this Friday morning in the Cafeteria to celebrate all of their hard work and dedication.
All Fore One Golf Tournament Raised $20,000!
Organizers from the All Fore One golf tournament committee presented a $20,000 check to parents and Dunwoody High School staff representing the Game On committee. All Fore One is a unique committee comprised of volunteers from the DHS feeder schools. The Game On committee endeavors to make substantial improvements to the DHS campus and athletic facilities.
The All Fore One committee formed in the winter of 2017 with the objective of hosting a community golf tournament. After thoughtful deliberation, the committee agreed to donate proceeds from the inaugural event to the Game On committee. Currently, Game On is in the midst of a 100-day campaign to secure an additional $400,000 in donated funds.
The inaugural All Fore One tournament took place on October 2 at Dunwoody Country Club. Nearly 100 golfers participated, including 8 members of the Dunwoody police department and 4 local firefighters. Also in attendance were area principals, business owners and residents.
The second annual All Fore One golf tournament is scheduled for October 1, 2018 at Dunwoody Country Club. Information about the tournament and sponsorship opportunities can be viewed online at www.allforeonedunwoody.org.
Chess Club at PCMS
Championship Chess presents a systematic, fun way to build chess skills during chess instruction and supervised play. Studies show that chess improves math, reading and problem-solving; and our methods connect these academic benefits to our classes.
Chess meets after school from 4-5pm in the Consumer Science Room #758. Winter session runs 11/9 -2/15. No chess (11/23, 12/14,12/21,12/28,1/4). Pre-Registration is required, & there must be at least 10 registered. Players interested in competitions email email@example.com for details. Register by the deadline to ensure your child's name is on the roster. EARLY registration 11/6 $134. LATE registration, after 11/7, add a $15 late fee.
To register, go to www.championshipchess.net. Select: Register for School Club, follow the steps to complete the form to submit payment.
PCMS Boys Basketball Tryouts
7th & 8th grade boys basketball tryouts will be held 10/30 & 10/31. Students must bring a completed physical to participate in open gym and tryouts. More information click here and contact Coach Trent Savage with questions trent_b_savage@dekalbschoolsga
Peachtree /Jr. Wildcats Fall VOLLEYBALL Camp
Peachtree Jr. Wildcats 2017 Fall VOLLEYBALL Camp begins in two weeks!! This program is for 3rd - 8th graders and teaches young athletes volleyball skills and love of the game and will lay the foundation for the DHS volleyball teams for the future. There are many former Jr. Wildcats currently playing at DHS, on volleyball club teams and at the college level! Our next camp (6 sessions) will be held at PCMS School Tue, 10/10 & Thur, 10/12, Tue, 10/17, & Thur, 10/19, Tue, 10/24, & Thur, 10/26 from 5 pm-6:30pm. For more information & sign up for this camp, go to http://www.
PCMS Extended Schedule for October
Based on input from Staff, Parents and our Academics and Curriculum Committee (comprised of parents, teachers and an administrator), we came to a consensus on how to best use the additional 20 minutes, and chose the following option:
- PCMS will extend 5th period each day by the additional 20 minutes and use this time in a variety of ways.
This week, we will use the additional time to re-mediate as needed for fifth period classes. This is the time of day when the majority of students are in academic core classes. Subsequent weeks will be used for homework, constructed responses and writing skills and structured reading activities. Teachers are working with students to address additional areas as needed.
- 1st - 4th periods regular schedule
- 5th Period 1:10-2:20 (extra 20 minutes to 5th period for all classes)
- 6th Period 2:25-3:15
- 7th Period 3:20-4:10
Check-out is extended to 3:35. If you know you have an early check out, please send your child to the attendance office to give their note to Ms. King and receive a pass. The pass will allow your child to come to the main office and wait for you. There will be no check-outs after 3:35 without a note to Ms. King.
For more information about Hurricane Irma make-up days, please visit the DeKalb County School District Website.
Atlanta Families' Award for Excellence in Education
The DeKalb County School District was honored to have one award winner last year who was celebrated at the AFAEE Awards Ceremony on 5/3/17. We would like your support with nominations of our teachers and staff! This is an exciting opportunity for our district and most importantly an occasion to acknowledge our teachers and administrators who are doing a phenomenal job every day for our children. Each teacher and school leader winner is awarded $7,500 that includes funding for a school project of the winner’s choice ($3,500), funding for a professional development opportunity to increase the winner’s effectiveness in the school or classroom ($1,500), and a personal stipend ($2,500).
Nominations can be submitted online through September 30, 2017 for teachers and school administrators. The tentative application close date is October 15, 2017. To submit nominations, please visit Atlanta Families Award.
CV Classic: Race to Technology 10/28
Register now for the PCMS CV Classic on online. Registration is $25. Runners receive 2 CV passes; and if the Parents do a $100 Family Sponsorship, you'll get 3 CV Passes, and your name added to the shirt! We really need Family Sponsors at $100 each. This is critical to our success!
Basketball Team Spirit Nights
Wing Factory 10/24, 5 - 9pm
Chick Fil-A Hammond Dr 11/16, 5-8pm
Farm Burger 12/12, 4pm -close
STEM Parent Input Requested
The STEM advisory committee is soliciting parent volunteers to provide input on the STEM academy and develop partnerships with organizations that may be able to further PCMS's efforts at delivering a 21st century STEM education to our students. If you have a background in STEM education and/or have relationships with area schools or businesses that can complement or enhance what the STEM academy is able to currently deliver, we would love to talk to you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchestra Spirit Night
Farm Burger 11/14 4pm -close
Hands on Future Tech, Fall 2017
Gain fun hands-on experience in science and technology that shape our future!!! Do you have interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)? Come interact with STEM students & professionals to gain exposure to various careers in these disciplines. 6th, 7th or 8th grade students can attend this great event on Saturday, 11/4, 9 -2:15pm. Registration is from 8:30am - 9 am at the Georgia Tech Glen P. Robinson Molecular Science &Engineering (MoSE) Bldg, 901 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta, 30332. All Future Tech participants MUST complete the Parental Release Form, Photo Image Release Form, Survey Consent Form and BRING THEM TO THE FUTURE TECH EVENT. Questions? Contact Dr. Keith Oden at email@example.com. Click here for more information.
DeKalb County School News
- New Curriculum Road Show (K-8) - Tuesday 10/17 at 6:30 p.m.Learn about new curriculum at Region 1's road show event at DHS (5035 Vermack Rd)
- On the Scene with Dr. Green on Thursday, 11/9 at 7 p.m.for a conversation and Q/A with your Superintendent! Cross Keys High School (1626 N. Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.)
- Did you know that the Dunwoody, Cross Keys, and Chamblee high school clusters are part of Region 1 in the DeKalb County School District?
- Follow Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools on Facebook to receive ongoing information affecting Region 1 schools. PGCS sponsors educational events throughout the year. What do you want to learn more about?
- What's new in 2017? Construction Advisory Committees for E-SPLOST, New Curriculum, New Leadership at CCHS and DHS.
- Click here to receive DCSD TrustED newsletter for ongoing county-wide news.
To view the slideshow from Curriculum Night, click here.
Order Your Yearbook from Jostens
Yearbooks are being sold this year directly from the publisher, Jostens. To order yours, click here.
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