PCMS Weekly Update

Pembroke Community Middle School School Weekly Update
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Weekly Update

November 9, 2018

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Important Dates:

 

11/9 Report Cards Distributed (last period of the day)

11/12 Veteran’s Day: No School

11/13 PCMS/PHS Winter Sports Meeting at PHS Auditorium-6: 30 pm (see below)

11/19 Picture Re-Take Day (Pictures were sent home with students this week)

11/21 ‘Kiss A Cow’ Event/Fundraiser (see below)

11/21 Early Release Day (10:55 dismissal)

11/22 & 11/23 Thanksgiving Break

12/3 PTAD Event: The Hidden Dangers of Vaping: Hobomock Elementary School-6:30-8:30 pm (see below)



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News & Updates:

PCMS Winter Sports Meeting: There is a mandatory meeting for all students and parents for anyone interested in Winter Sports at PCMS (Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball). This year, there will be one meeting for all students from both PCMS and PHS who are interested in Winter sports. It will be held on November 13th in the PHS Auditorium at 6:30. For more information please visit this link: Athletics Page

PCMS ‘Kiss A Cow’ Fundraiser: Kiss a Cow 2018 is in the works! This year, proceeds from the Kiss a Cow fundraiser will be sent to Santa’s Helpers, a Pembroke organization that helps families, specifically children, in need during the holiday season. Not only do they help with things like gift-giving, but the winter essentials like warm clothes, boots, coats, etc. Many of our own students have benefitted from this organization in the past. Unfortunately, our favorite cow, Triscuit, has passed away. This year, we will be visited by Misty (thank you, Ms. Hayes). Misty will be joining us on Wednesday, November 21st at 9:55 am. Fundraising will be done by Titan Time team November 5th-20th during lunches. The Titan Time team with the most funds raised will be called up teacher-by-teacher to kiss the cow! Students and staff will be encouraged to dress up as farmers to show their spirit and support of this special event!

PCMS Calendar Raffle Winners so far! Congrats!!

  • 11/1  Cindy Wengryn of Pembroke
  • 11/2  John Burnham of Granby, CT
  • 11/3  Ann McKeown of Pembroke
  • 11/4  Christine Curran of Weymouth
  • 11/5  Curt Feetham of Pembroke
  • 11/6  Glen Casper of Pembroke
  • 11/7  Jake Ruggiero of Pembroke

PCMS Calendar Raffle Winning Titan Times!

Their pizza party will be on December 14!

  1. Whitehill
  2. Dubois
  3. Dresser
  4. Leonard
  5. Jeffers

PCMS Leadership Club Coat Drive: From now until January 6th students and families are encouraged to donate winter coats and jackets here at PCMS. Coats will then be cleaned by Anton’s Cleaners and then donated to those in need. Students can bring in items or they can be dropped off at PCMS at any time during the school day. There is a bin by the cafeteria for the coats.

Health Screenings:  Starting Monday the school nurse will be screening all 7th-grade students on Hearing, Vision, Height, and Weight. Just a Reminder: If you wear glasses, remember to bring them with you when you are called down for screening.

PTAD Event- The Hidden Dangers of Vaping: PTAD invites all parents and students to attend a presentation on the dangers of vaping. This event will be held in the Large Instruction Room at Hobomock Elementary School on December 3rd starting at 6:30 pm.  

PCMS Spirit Wear: Items may be purchased at Titan Sports or online at www.titan-sports.com. Questions?  Please contact Audra Donlon at audra.donlon@gmail.com

PCMS Bus Reminder: Students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus to and from school. If there is an emergency contact us but as a practice, we do not allow passes for ‘social’ reasons.

PCMS Attendance Line: When reporting your child absent, please call the main number and then you will be prompted to PRESS 4 to report your child absent. Please use this prompt so we limit the number of calls to the front office in the mornings when it is a very busy time for us.

IMPORTANT: Updating student information: If you have not already done so, please log into School Office Pro (SOP) and complete and submit the online fall registration packets for your child(ren). For all students who have already been registered in the district, you will use the “Current Student” section, and all forms will be pre-populated with the information we already have on file for your child(ren). You will be asked to verify that this information is correct and to make any changes where necessary. It is important that we have up-to-date emergency contact and health information for your child(ren) on file. The fall packets also include several important permission forms such as the “Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Agreement,” which needs to be signed each year for every student to allow the use of school computers for Internet-based projects. If you have moved, or need to change the address we have on file, please contact our school’s main office to make that change.

In addition to updating School Office Pro, please also log into the PowerSchool parent portal and review your contact information and any settings you want to have for receiving the automated emails about your child(ren)’s grades. These systems function differently, so it is a good idea for you to review the information in School Office Pro and PowerSchool.

PCMS is on Facebook!: Please click this link and join our new Facebook page. We are posting important school information and sharing photos, daily activities, upcoming events, etc.

PCMS Day Calendar: Please click the following link to have access to our full year DAY schedule. This will help students see what DAY it is for planning purposes throughout the school year. PCMS DAY calendar

PCMS morning breakfast and drinks: Students are allowed to purchase a ‘grab and go’ breakfast every morning. Breakfast is available starting at 7:15 am. Students are allowed to eat their breakfast in their first-period class but only between 7:15-7: 30 am. Beverages (coffee, tea, etc.) excluding water, must also be consumed during this time frame and should be discarded by 7:30. No beverages are allowed to be consumed in the hallways. Only beverages with a twist top that is secured are allowed in student lockers.


 

Godspell

The Pembroke High School Thespian Troupe #7127 is proud to present Godspell, (2012 Revised Version) on November 8 and 9 at 7:00 PM and November 10 at 2:00 PM in the Randall Auditorium of Pembroke High School.

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."

 Tickets are $10.00 for students and senior citizens and $15.00 for adults. There are a limited number of priority seating tickets at $20.00 each (available for each performance. Priority ticket seating is a half hour prior to curtain. Tickets can be reserved (Will Call) by calling 781-293-9281 X2128

 


Kinship Care Support Group

 

Dear Families, 

 We are writing to let you know about the upcoming Kinship Support Group on Tuesday, November 27th at North Pembroke Elementary School from 6:30-7:30 pm.

 This group was created because many children in Pembroke are being raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or other close family members. These “kinship” families often have unique needs that may include physical, medical, social and emotional challenges.

 This support group provides participants a chance to share their personal experiences with others who are in similar situations and are experiencing the same types of issues. The evening begins with families gathering together for pizza in the cafeteria. After eating, adults will meet in a small group for discussion and resource sharing while children participate in activities supervised by YMCA staff.

 If you would like to join, you must REGISTER one-week prior by contacting Cheryl Larson at Cheryl.Larson@Pembrokek12.org.

 

We hope to see you there,

Cheryl Larson, LICSW

Elementary Social Worker

Pembroke Public Schools 

 

 

 


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The day rotation schedule is posted on the PCMS website homepage. 

Please click the following link to have access to our full year DAY schedule. This will help students see what DAY it is for planning purposes throughout the school year.

PCMS DAY calendar


 

 

 

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