• STAAR Week @ PCMS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 5/17/2019

    Greetings Pumas,

    Happy Friday!

    This week’s blog is brief. It is hard to believe that we are less than 10 days away from the end of yet another school year. This week felt a bit different from others as we experienced four full days of STAAR Testing. The students did great, and appeared to try their best. At the end of the day, that is all we can ask for. I am optimistic that their hard work all year long and best effort on the test will pay off. Nevertheless, we know that students are more than just a test score.

    Deutschen Pfest:

    Willkommen! Pflugerville’s most popular Pfestival, the Deutschen Pfest is held the third weekend in May every year! In 2019, we celebrate with our 44th Pfest from May 17-19, 2019.

    The festival schedule is always bursting with pfun beginning on Friday with the event’s opening, children’s games and activities, shopping booths, Saturday’s parade, live music, and thrilling rides at the carnival all weekend long!

    Just so you know, the annual Deutschen Pfest parade that starts out front of Park Crest has been cancelled due to potential weather tomorrow morning. For more information, please visit their website: https://deutschenpfest.com/

    Honoring Our Retirees:

    We are happy for our three 2019 retirees, but are so so sad to see them go. Please help me in congratulating Officer Walker, Mrs. Grona, and Mrs. Alejandro for their service to education, to Pflugerville ISD, and to Park Crest Middle School. We wish them nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors.

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    Next Week’s Preview:

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    Soccer Tournament:

    The District Soccer Tournament have been rescheduled as finals games on Monday evening. The schedules and locations are as follows:

    Team Standing/Site

    Girls Games/Time @5pm

    Boys Games/Time @6:15pm

    1 vs 2 @ PFIELD

    Kelly Lane vs Cele

    Cele vs Dessau               

    3 vs 4 @ Weiss

    Park Crest vs. Dessau

    Park Crest vs. Kelly Lane

    5 vs 6 @ Connally

    Pflugerville vs. Westview

    Pflugerville vs. Westview 


    Choir, Band, Kickstart:

    Our end of the year concerts and performances will keep us busy and fully of entertainment next week. Please join us for one, two, or all three events!

    End of Year Trips:

    Tickets are sold and events are finalized for the end of year trips on Friday. If your student is going on the trip then they are being informed of expectations and procedures next week in class. If your student is staying on campus, they will still go to an adjusted class schedule all day. I will be here with students and teachers carrying out business as usual.

    End of Year Award Ceremony:

    At the end of every school year, we honor our top Pumas for academic, perfect attendance, and various other awards at the award ceremony in the gym. The schedule for each grade level will be as follows:

    Wednesday: May 29th

    • 6th Grade @ 9:30AM
    • 7th Grade @ 1:30PM

    Thursday: May 30th

    • 8th Grade @ 9:00AM


    ***Important information about the awards*** we invite ALL parents, friends, and guests to attend the award ceremony, but want to ensure you understand how it works. Middle school ceremonies are a hybrid of elementary and high school ceremonies. Elementary award ceremonies and our middle school ceremonies are held during the day, to ensure the best opportunity for our younger students to be able to all attend. In high school, most ceremonies occur in the evening. Like high school award ceremonies, at middle school ceremonies not all students receive an award as they typically do in elementary school.

    I say all of this this because I want you to reserve the aforementioned date and time if you are interested in attending, but do not want anyone’s feelings hurt if they are expected their child to receive an award. Ultimately, we want a happy and positive experience for all students and parents, as we do each year.


    Most sincerely,


    Zack Kleypas
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • STAAR Is Approaching @ PCMS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 5/10/2019

    Greetings Pumas,

    Happy Friday!

    Recognition Night:

    Thursday night was the coveted Teacher, Humanitarian, Rookie Teacher, and Retiree award ceremony. It was so amazing to see the highest quality teachers and staff all in one room. Some staff have devoted over 40 years of their lives to public education and our children. To me, these are the heroes.

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    2018-19 Pflugerville ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year:

    At the conclusion of the night, after all of the recipients are recognized, the prestigious DISTRICT Teacher of the Year are crowned. I am so proud and honored to present to you the 2018-19 Pflugerville ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year, our very own Mrs. Brydson!!!

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    Check out this awesome video of Mrs. Brydson and some of her students: TEACHER OF THE YEAR VIDEO

    PCMS PTO: Teacher Appreciation Week

    Each day of the week, our teachers have been showered with snacks, treats, and good food! I cannot thank the PTO and the many adults enough, who worked hard this week to make this happen. My teachers and I are so thankful for the love and support.

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    Spring Book Fair Success:

    We wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who came out to the PCMS Bookfair. Many books were purchased and are now in the hands of our middle school readers! In the process PCMS sold $2535.24 of books and products! Many great titles were purchased. According to Mrs. LaMarre, planning for next year’s programs has already begun. The details are top secret but we can tell you that it will happen “A Long time ago in a galaxy far far away”. Stay tuned.  See you in the library!

    REMINDER: Math Mad City Volunteers Needed:

    Math Mad City is an AWESOME event for 8th grade students. This is a partnership with A+ Federal Credit Union to provide an engaging, real world financial literacy lesson. Students are provided a fake credit card, life scenarios, and the opportunity to purchase all the “necessities” of life. All while learning to balance a budget. Life choices and separating needs from wants is the name of the game. We need adult volunteers to help run the booths and make this lesson come alive. NO training required. Here are the details:

    Mad City Money Merchant Volunteers

      Questions about volunteering?

    Email Kelsey Balcaitis at kbalcaitis@aplusfcu.org or call her at 512-421-2880 or

    Melissa Brydson at melissa.brydson@pfisd.net or call 512-594-2541

    Please go to the link below and register so we can make sure we have enough volunteers.


    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Park Crest Middle School,      1500 N. Railroad Ave. Pflugerville, TX 78660

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    Soccer District Tournament:

    The district soccer tournament that was scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed. The weather is predicted to make the fields unplayable and the district has decided to postpone vs. risking getting families, students and staff out in the bad weather.

    Theatre Musical:

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    Next Week’s Preview:

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    STAAR Testing:

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    8th Grade Formal:

    Our amazing 8th grade formal will begin at 6:30 pm Friday night! I look forward to seeing the youg ladies and gentlemen dressed up and ready to have a great time with friends.

    6th & 7th Grade (or 8th graders not going to formal) SPIRT NIGHT:

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    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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