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PCMS Extended 1 Hour Due to Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school day by one hour on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to provide safe viewing and instructional opportunities related to the expected solar eclipse that day.


Peachtree has planned activities for the Solar Eclipse. We will start our day as normal and students will follow their regular schedule until 2:00 pm. All students will report to their homeroom class at 2:00 pm.


Students who have returned the Opt/In letter will participate in the Solar Eclipse activities outside between 2:20 pm and 2:55 pm. Students who did not return the Opt/In letter will only participate in the Solar Eclipse activities in the Media Center or Classroom during the same time.


The Opt/In letters will be sent home today, August 16, and should be returned by Friday. Students will be released from homeroom and attend their 6th (3:00 pm - 3:55 pm) and 7th (4:00 pm - 4:50 pm) period classes. We will start dismissal at 4:50 pm. Due to the possibility of dangerous driving conditions, I am asking that parents, please, do not check out their children between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.


Thanks to your Annual Fund donations and 6th grade Earth Science teacher Ms. Jennifer Schiff, all PCMS students and teachers will be able to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st!  Ms. Schiff submitted a teacher grant request that the PCMS Foundation funded using Can You Imagine? Annual Fund donations received from PCMS families.  
The special viewing glasses meet the ISO 12312-2015 international safety standard and, when worn properly, will allow our students and teachers to safely look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through them for as long as they wish.
Thank you Ms. Schiff for your initiative that will enable PCMS students to participate in this rare and exciting learning experience!

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Picture Day is

Tuesday, August 22

We Need Volunteers!

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Welcome Back!


On behalf of the PCMS staff, I would like to welcome our incoming sixth graders and welcome back all returning students. We hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable summer break. We are eager to welcome all students on Monday, August 7, 2017. We are looking forward to an exciting and productive 2017-2018 school year.


As we get ready for the start of the school year, I would like to provide parents with clarity regarding the upcoming meetings. PCMS will host an Open House on August 2, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30. The purpose of the Open House is for parents and students to walk their schedules and become familiar with the building. There will not be a general meeting before the event. Teachers will be working in their classrooms to have them ready for a productive school year.


A Curriculum Night is scheduled for September 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and will take place in the Cafeteria. This event is the general Foundation meeting and an opportunity for parents to hear about the new DCSD approved curriculum and testing changes. Teachers will not be present at this event. 


The final event is the Parent/Team meetings on September 14, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This is an opportunity for you to walk your child’s schedule and meet with the team of teachers that will work with your child. Teachers will use this opportunity to explain academic expectations specific to their courses.


The academic focus of the year will be writing across the curriculum and strengthening the STEM activities for all grade levels. We will be working toward whole school STEM certification by 2019. Again, Welcome back and we will see you August 7th. 

B.Scott Heptinstall 
Peachtree Charter Middle School 

Friendly Reminders from your Clinic Nurses

All medication, prescription and over-the-counter, requires a doctor-signed form. For prescription medications, use this form. For over the counter medications, use this one.  If your student carries an epi-pen, inhaler, or insulin, please submit this form


Your doctor may fax the completed forms to 678-676-7710. Parents must supply all medication in the original container. The clinic nurses thank-you for your cooperation. 


Students Who Want to be Considered for the State Student Advisory Council  Should Apply Now

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council. For information about the Student Advisory Council, click here.  For an application, click here.  To read a press release about this program, click here

Applications are due on September 1, 2017


Order Your Yearbook from Jostens

Yearbooks are being sold this year directly from the publisher, Jostens.  To order yours, click here.

 PCMS School Calendar

You can subscribe to the PCMS School Calendar on your computer or mobile device.  To subscribe to the 2017-18 calendar, you must log in and go to My Account, Manage Newsletter and Calendar Subscriptions from the device you wish to use.

All Fore One Golf Tournament 

When: October 2, 2017

Where: Dunwoody Country Club  

Are you a business owner?  Do you entertain clients on the golf course?  Have you wanted to play the course at Dunwoody Country Club and don't have many opportunities to do so?

The All Fore One golf tournament is just what you are looking for!

This tournament is hosted by volunteers from the Dunwoody High School feeder schools.  This year's event will be a shotgun tournament format with a 10am start on October 2 at Dunwoody Country Club.  The course is in beautiful shape, and the weather in early October promises to be spectacular for this inaugural community event.

The mission of the All Fore One committee is to host a community-building event that allows proceeds to benefit educational enrichment and capital improvements at Peachtree Charter Middle School and/or Dunwoody High School.  Sooner or later, our students funnel into these community schools!

Business owners can partner with the committee to provide sponsorship for the event and earn exposure for your business in the process!  The friendly tournament format will provide a terrific way to conduct some relaxed business, and every one enjoys the beauty of this par-72 course with its challenging greens.


Register online here

Contact school committee representative Julia LeDoyen at to learn more, or if you have questions.  

Boys Wildcat Basketball Feeder for 6th, 7th, 8th

This comprehensive 3 part program is designed to teach boys to play basketball the right way - the Wildcat Way!  In the fall, boys will work with skilled trainers once a week learning the "Wildcat Way". Sessions will take place at Kingswood Methodist Church.  During the winter, boys selected will practice one day a week and play on Saturdays in the CCJC league along with other teams in our region. Then, in the spring, we'll offer quality training again once a week.  


Only limited spots are available and a tryout might be needed. To register for the fall program, contact Sara Allen at Blue Collar Basketball at


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 CV Classic Countdown

CV Classic is on October 28, 2017
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Patriot Football

Peachtree vs. Bethune

PCMS football

Patriot's first regular season game!
Grab a friend, wear your red and blue, and come cheer on the Patriots!!
Avondale Stadium

Saturday 8/26,  
11:30 a.m.
Patriot Football Website

Peachtree MS Volleyball

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