• Spring Break @ PCMS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 3/15/2019

    Greetings Pumas,

    Happy Friday!

    I hope your children are enjoying their first day of the break today. Next week is the much-anticipated Spring Break week for faculty and staff. Our offices will be closed for the week and our staff members will be enjoying some time to relax and recharge as we gear up for April and May.

    6th Grade Parents:

    Pflugerville ISD is offering FREE vaccines for sixth grade students. All children attending school in Texas must be in compliance with the state’s current immunization laws, which require students to have the following vaccines before entering the seventh grade:

    • Meningococcal (MCV) – 1 dose is required
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses are required
    • Tdap – A booster dose if it has been at least 5 years since the last dose
    • Hepatitis A – 2 doses are required

    In order to assist with compliance to state immunization laws, PfISD has partnered with Health Schools LLC, to provide FREE TDaP and meningitis vaccines for sixth grade students!

    Letters and consent forms were mailed home prior to spring break to each sixth-grade student who has not received all required vaccines. Please contact your campus nurse after Spring Break if you would like your child to receive these free vaccines. If you did not receive yours here is a link to print a copy:

    Meningitis.MCV4

    TDAP

    Thank you,

    PfISD Health Services Department

    Community Opportunity:

    Central Health is planning a Community Conversation & Resource Fair right down the street at the Rock Gym on Saturday, April 6th. The event will share information with the community regarding some outstanding and often misunderstood health service opportunities that the citizens of Pflugerville qualify for. I highly encourage you to swing by and hear more information. Please see the flyer below.

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    Buffalo Soldiers:

    On Wednesday, our 7th grade Tx History classes got to experience visitors they will not soon forget! The traveling Buffalo Soldiers presentation came to Park Crest to share the history, some relics and artifacts, and tons of information on the life and history of Buffalo Soldiers in Texas. Thank you so much Mrs. Weber for coordinating this event for our students.

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    Pumas at the Capitol:

    Two of our 7th grade studetns were selected to attend the Capitol last week to experience how our government operates. How cool is that? Check out the picture below of our two Pumas during their day at the Capitol.

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    Refugee Read-it-Forward Celebration:

    On Tuesday, our students who read and passed the Read it forward quiz got to celebrate at the Read it forward celebration! It was an awesome event and I want to thank Mrs. LaMarre and everyone else who helped make it possible. I think it is the coolest thing.

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    AVID Trip:

    A group of our AVID students were given the opportunity to travel to UTSA this week! They had a great time learning about the campus and what the university has to offer. I am so thankful that our AVID students have this opportunity.

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    Big Event Video:

    Want to see more about the Big Event from this year? Check out this awesome video put together by Broadcast Media and their leader Ms. Layman: https://youtu.be/g069dFOaGDc

    Kickstart:

    Our Kickstart kids brought home 146 medals last weekend during their Kickstart tournament at Cele Middle School!!! These kids and their instructor Mr. Gartmann are so impressive and get better and better each and every day!

    Choir Concert

    Once again, our choir students put on a fantastic performance this week. I want to thank our amazing instructor Sgt. Groft and his talented kiddos for all of their hard work. Their next big task is preparing for UIL! I know they will do great.

    Track Meet:

    Unfortunately, due to the weather our field events had to be cancelled at this week’s track meet. However, the running events were able to continue on! The Pumas looked great again and seem to be gearing up for the big district championships after the break. The prelims will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at Hendrickson (boys) and Connally (girls). Finals will all be Wednesday, March 27 at Connally.

    Community Conversations:

    You are invited to attend this cool learning opportunity taking place at Weiss High School. Dinner is provided, so please make sure to register in advance at east-convo.eventbrite.com

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    Next 2 Week’s Preview:

    March 18 – 22: SPRING BREAK! We hope that you and your children are able to enjoy some rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Our students have been working very hard academically these last few weeks and will continue after the break. It is important for their minds to rest every once in a while. This break could not come at a better time. When we return from break there are less than 3 weeks until the first round of STAAR tests.

    March 24 – 30:

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    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Big Event Friday @ PCMS

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 3/8/2019

    Greetings Pumas,

    Happy Friday!

    Attendance:

    It is “that time of year” and students, staff, and families are becoming tired and more prone to sickness. The strange cold weather spurt did not help. I want to take time to encourage you to ensure your children wash their hands, get plenty of sleep, and dress appropriately for outdoor events.

    The PfISD Big Event:

    The fifth annual PfISD Big Event was another HUGE success! Over 3,400 students, from four high schools and 6 middle schools traveled to roughly 60 sites across the city and beyond. This is such a great opportunity for our students to learn to importance of community service and to value our city. Check out a few pictures from the event:

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    PfISD Student Transfer Information:

    The district student transfer window is open for the 2019-20 school year. If you, or someone you know, is interested in transferring, please check out the district website at this location: http://www.pfisd.net/domain/109

    Support Park Crest and our PTO:

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    Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Park Crest Middle School PTO. Come in to the Chipotle at 2424 FM 685 Ste 300 in Pflugerville on Tuesday, March 12th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Park Crest Middle School PTO.

    Hendrickson High School Cheerleading Tryouts:

    Tryouts will be held April 1-4, 2019. Paperwork can be found on the HHS Cheer website. http://www.pfisd.net/domain/867     

    All paperwork is due on Tuesday, March 26. Please email belva.sheport@pfisd.net  if you have any questions.  

    Next Week’s Preview:

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    Spring Choir Concert:

    Join us Tuesday night for an incredible Choir Performance in the PCMS Cafeteria. The show starts at 6:00pm!

    Track Meet:

    The final track meet of the season will take place at Weiss High School on Wednesday. After Spring Break, the Pumas will compete for the district championships!

    Student Holiday:

    There will be no school for students on Friday, March 15. Teachers and staff will be learning and preparing for the remaining weeks of school so we can finish as strong as we started!

    Spring Break:

    The 2019 Spring Break will span for the entire week of March 18th – 22nd. I hope you and your family have a great time. When we return there will be plenty of work to do as we prepare for competitions, performances, and state testing! Please help ensure your child is in the best position by being ready to roll on Monday, March 25.

    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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