• Much To Be Thankful For @ PCMS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 11/22/2019

    Greetings Pumas,

    Happy Friday! Here we are, the much anticipated Thanksgiving Break! I know I have so much to be thankful for each and every day. I am blessed with a beautiful family (that is about to welcome a new addition), I am blessed to work at an amazing school with Gold medal students, staff, and families, and I am blessed to be a part of Pflugerville ISD where we do what is in the best interest of students every day.

    I hope that you will all take some time to enjoy family and relax next week whether it be near or far. I know that our teachers and students have put in a lot of work since August when we started, and this time to rejuvenate is critical to our ongoing success. May you have a safe holiday and we look forward to everyone returning on Monday, Dec. 2nd, 2019.

    Don’t Get Sick:

    This week was a tough week for our kiddos (and adults) regarding getting sick. The flu, colds, and other symptoms are all around us! We had approximately 100 kids out each day this week. For perspective, we average closer to 20-25 per day (out of 975). That is crazy! Please encourage your kiddos to wash their hands, get plenty of sleep, and drink lots of water. Those are the best preventions to getting sick.

    Thank You PTO and Parents!

    Our staff were treated today with some amazing sweet treats through our annual PTO Sweet Treats delivery! For this event each staff member on campus was able to choose a lovely holiday pie, cookies, cake, sweet bread, or other delicious treats donated by our community. There were A LOT of happy adults in the building today. Thanks for being so awesome and supporting my teachers and staff this holiday season.

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    Junior Honor Society:

    Our 2019-20 Park Crest Junior Honor Society students were inducted on Tuesday of this week. It is always an awesome ceremony that symbolizes so much hard work, dedication, and character. We were honored to have a keynote speech from Mayor Victor Gonzales at the ceremony. Congratulations to our new Honor Society students. I can’t wait to see the positive impact they will have on Park Crest and our community.

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    One Act Play:

    I had the privilege of watching our One Act Play perform here at Park Crest last weekend and it was a real treat. I still am amazed at how these kids are able to master so many lines! Check out this picture of our Gold Medal Crew:

    They are competing this weekend in One Act Play district competition, so wish them luck!

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    Fall Pep Rally:

    Today was our fall pep rally which symbolizes a congratulations to the great seasons of cross country, volleyball, and football as well as encouragement and support for our basketball season that is gearing up. It was awesome to see our student groups perform and excite our student body. It was a great way to boost Pride and school morale as we head into the break!

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    Austin Spurs Season of Giving Festival Opportunity:

    Happy Holidays!

    Spurs Sports and Entertainment have partnered with Austin’s Park & Pizza for this event. Please join us on Saturday, December 14th for our Season of Giving Festival. All students who are registered will receive an unlimited attractions wristband (excludes bowling and arcade games). There will be vendor tables and activities provided by our partners. All parents will need a valid form of identification that matches the entry form to receive the wristbands for the students. Raffle ticket and prizes will be given out throughout this event. You will only be allowed to pick up your wristbands between 9am-11:30am. (The unlimited wristbands are valid from 10am to 6pm day of event only.) In addition to your wristbands and raffle tickets, all guests will receive a ticket voucher to the Austin Spurs game which will be good for 2 tickets on January 3rd. Opening ceremonies will begin at 12pm. Thanks in advance for your participation. To register, please see link below: https://sse.formstack.com/forms/austin_spurs_season_of_giving_festival.
    Need more information contact Dexter McMarion
     -Premium Account Manager-Spurs Sports & Entertainment         (512) 236-8333            dmcmarion@attcenter.com

    Extra-curricular Review:

    Boys’ basketball: The boys battled hard this week but only the 7th grade B team came up with a victory against Dessau.

    Girls Basketball: The girls had a strong first showing as all four teams had great wins to start the season. One of them was a real nail biter!

    Next 2-Week’s Preview:

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    Thanksgiving Break: The district will be closed all of next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Students and staff will not return to school until Monday, December 2nd 2019.

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    Basketball: Our teams take on the Kelly Lane Knights next week. The girls play on Wednesday and the boys play on Thursday. Our 7th grade teams will be home and our 8th grade teams will be away.

    Fall Winter Theatre Showcase: The fall theatre showcase will take place in the PCMS cafeteria at 6pm. Please come out and see our kiddos perform what they have learned so far this year! This event is free to attend.

     

    Most sincerely

     

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • So Much to Share at PCMS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 11/15/2019

    Greetings Pumas,

    Happy Friday! It is hard to believe that we have just one week of school standing between us and a weeklong Thanksgiving Break. Nonetheless, there is a lot to still accomplish in that time. Our kiddos are learning new things every day and at a very high level. There is no time to waste!

    A Glimpse inside PCMS: Little Scientist:

    Check out some of our PCMS students completing lab stations in this hands on experience about chemical and physical changes:

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    Veteran’s Day Assembly Recap:

    This year’s assembly was just as amazing as in years past. We had not one, not two, but three fantastic speakers who came in and inspired our students and staff. Our Band and Choir were phenomenal as always, and most importantly our student body was respectful and attentive for the entire assembly. They really rose to the occasion and made us proud with so many guests. Here are a few pictures from the event:

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    OAP Performance:

    Reminder: the PCMS OAP Public performance is tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). I hope to see you there!

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    A Word from PTO:

    Hello Puma Parents,
    we are still in need of many donations for our Thanksgiving Treats for Teachers. Please use the link below to donate. We are looking for items that can be divided up as well. Our teachers have various family sizes so half dozen items are welcomed!

    Treats For Teachers - Nov 2019

    Thank you all,

    Diana

    Free Flu Shots at school:

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    Park Crest will be providing FREE Flu Shots to students who have shown interest and completed the consent form. The consent form is due no later than 11/22 and Flu shots will take place on 12/05.  This is a great way to get this done and help keep your kiddo healthy in the upcoming flu season. Please use the link below which contains a copy of the consent form:

    http://www.pfisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=15&ModuleInstanceID=844&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=24183&PageID=23

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    Extra-Curricular Review:

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    Kickstart: Our kickstart students competed last weekend and did AMAZING at the qualifier. They took home 23 first place medals, 19 second place medals, and 29 third place medals, plus two grand championships for a total of 73 medals!

    To put that success into perspective, the next closest school had 34 medals. Our kiddos are amazing and I am so proud of their countless hours and hard work. Also, thanks to our instructor Mr. Gartmann and his rock solid program. #PCMSGoldMedal

    Basketball Scrimmages: the Boys and Girls teams scrimmaged this week to start the season. All of our teams looked great early on and found some areas to work on as we enter the season. I am looking forward to more successful seasons from the Park Crest Athletes!

    Next Week’s Preview:

    Picture Re-takes: Picture Retakes are Monday, November 18! If your child was absent in October, or is new to our campus, please send their photo packet envelope and the appropriate payment Monday morning. You may also order and pay online by going to https://buff.ly/2CD7JxR.

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    Zaxby’s Spirit Night: Swing by Zaxby’s for dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 20th and let them know you are with Park Crest. Part of the proceeds will come back to our PTO to support our students and staff!

    Girls Basketball: Girls basketball has their first game Wednesday night against Dessau Middle School. 8th grade will be home and 7th grade will be away.

    Boys Basketball: The Boys also start their season against DMS. 8th grade will be home and 7th grade will be away.Top of Form

    Thanksgiving Break Students and staff will be out of school from November 23rd through December 1st (one full week). All students and staff will return on Monday, Dec. 2nd, 2019.

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    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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