• A Few Important Things from PCMS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 6/17/2019

    Greetings Pumas,

    I hope you are enjoying your summer break! I will periodically be sharing information with you over the summer break. I do not want to send so much that it impedes on your summer break, but yet enough so that you and your kiddo do not miss out on anything important at Park Crest.

    2019 STAAR and EOC Results are in:

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    The PCMS Pumas stepped up again this year and showed great gains as a campus. I am super proud of the hard work of all of the students and teachers! To view your child’s results please use the link below. The information you will need is your child’s social security number, birth date, and a unique access code (can be requested at the link below).

    www.texasassessment.com

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    A helpful guide has been put together to further help you access your child’s scores: http://www.pfisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=844&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=23056&PageID=1

    6th Grade Camp!

    Do you have a 6th grader starting at Park Crest next school year? Then please mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 6, 2019 for the 2019-20 6th grade camp! Your child will have a blast learning about Park Crest, meeting some of the 6th grade teachers, touring the campus, playing games, and meeting new friends who will also be joining our 6th grade.  Park Crest welcomes students from five elementary schools, and even more on district transfers. Your child will not want to miss this opportunity to experience Park Crest before the school year starts. Forms are being mailed home to every household with a child expected to attend PCMS next school  year. We will also be posted a link to the flyer on the website, Facebook, and blog in the near future. Stay tuned!

    Summer Reading Lists:

    Check out the Pre AP English Summer Reading lists using the following link: SUMMER READING LIST. It is important to set your child up for success by ensuring they complete their summer reading. The link above has additional links on the second page providing brief introductions to each book to help your child make their selection.

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    Athletics Paperwork and Physicals:

    Attention all athletes, please have all athletic paperwork completed by the first day of school. Extra forms can be picked up at the PCMS office when our first office staff returns from summer break July 10, 2019.

    Attention 8th Grade Students Going to High School:

    Have you registered for 9th grade Orientation? Well I highly recommend that you should!

    • Hendrickson High School’s orientation is called Take Flight and the form can be found here: TAKE FLIGHT
    • Pflugerville High School’s orientation is called Pantherpalooza and the form can be found here: PANTHERPALOOZA

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    Park Crest Summer Spirit Night:

    Come join us at Altitude Trampoline Park on June 27th, 2019 from 5-9pm for a fun spirit night! Don’t forget to tell them you are with Park Crest so a portion of the proceeds will come back to the PCMS PTO.

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    Additional Park Crest Altitude Spirit Nights:

    • July 18
    • August 6th

    Park Crest Receives a 2018-19 Pflugerville Education Foundation Grant:

    Congratulations to Mrs. Weber and the 7th grade Texas History team for receiving their $4,594.89 grant to purchase some truly amazing virtual reality maps and equipment. Next year, students will be able to travel through virtual locations and learn about our history up close. I cant wait to share more information when we get the equipment next school year. Stay tuned!

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    Foundation provides more than $30,000 to educators
    Teachers rewarded with Innovative Teaching Grants in surprise visits

      

    May 29, 2019 – Members of the Pflugerville Education Foundation last week surprised Pflugerville ISD educators with more than $30,000 in Innovative Teaching Grants to support the learning process.

    Foundation members and district officials made grant presentations in surprise visits to seven PfISD campuses Friday, May 24. Grants totaled $30,347.

    The Pflugerville Education Foundation’s Innovative Teaching Grants afford PfISD teachers the opportunity to win funding for inventive programs to be implemented within the district in the coming school year. The Foundation awards Innovative Teaching Grants of up to $5,000.

    Grants were provided to the following campuses and educators:

    • Caldwell Elementary (Daniela Guardiola, Lisa Blancarte, Jennifer Ziegler, Antonio Del Bosque and Lorena Blaylock): $5,000 for a computer science robotics and coding program
    • Copperfield Elementary (Kimberly Cruz, Caroline Gutierrez, Aaron Cruz and Penny Garcia): $4,996 for a motor skills and arts lab designed to facilitate student focus and relaxation campus-wide
    • River Oaks Elementary (Emily Arbesu, Alms Balbuena, Laurie Kirven, Joseph Vega and Lila Gomez): $3,289 for a technology-based library program designed to increase innovation in learning and research, as well as growing online skillsets
    • Ruth Barron Elementary (Rita Aleman, Sandy Jaimes and Elizabeth Bolanos): $4,205 for a computer science robotics and coding program
    • Spring Hill Elementary School (Karen Currie, Rosella Evaro, Brenda Yturralde and Lori Wallace): $4,999 for a computer science robotics and coding program
    • Cele Middle School (Margaret Dominguez, Chris Gregory, Vivian Morgan and Abby Turner): $3,260 for a technology-based video program utilizing animation apps and green screens
    • Park Crest Middle School (Tracey Weber, Al Escoto, Kimberley LaMarre, Holly Huval and Thomas Cutter): $4,594 for a technology-based history project including virtual reenactments and narration of books on the Alamo

    Joining PEF Board and staff members on the SurPrize Patrol Friday were Evan Ogden of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, and John Ryan of Horace Mann Insurance.

    The funds for the grants are made possible through the contributions of PfISD staff, community members, parents, local businesses and corporate partners.

     

    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • The Last Friday of 2018-19

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 5/24/2019

    Greetings Pumas,

    Happy Friday…. The lasssst Friday of the 2019-20 School year!

    I want to thank you so much for an awesome school year full of events, awards, celebrations, ups-and-downs, and most importantly, moments our students and staff will remember forever. Although we are ALL ready for a little rest and relaxation, we realize how fortunate we are to be at an excellent campus with high quality children like Park Crest Middle School.

    No more Puma Den:

    Due to fact that most tutorials are over and the end of the year processes are going into effect, we will not be having Puma Den after school next week. Please arrange for your child to be picked up, walk, or ride the bus after school. This will help allow our staff members the time needed to prepare for the end of the school year.

    No more Back Packs:

    In order to have a smooth and successful end of the school year, we ask all students to leave their backpacks at home durnig the last week of school. Students are asked to bring their binder, something to write with, and their agenda. Everythign else can stay at home. Backpacks brought to school will simply be collected at the door and then returned to students at the end of the day. String bags, Heb bags, and lunchboxes are welcome.

    Duke Tip Awards:

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    We wish to congratulate Pflugerville ISD’s 2019 Seventh-Grade Talent Search State and Grand Recognition Qualifiers in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

    Students qualify for recognition at the state and national level based on ACT and SAT scores. To qualify for State Recognition for the 2018-19 school year, students must meet at least one of the following criteria: 

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    The following 7th graders from PCMS met that qualification: 

    • Ashley Delarosa
    • Lincoln Horton
    • Aphi Le
    • Jaiden Salazar
    • Blake Wodrich
    • Elisabeth Ziegler

     More information about the Duke TIP program can be accessed at: TIP.duke.edu .

    Soccer Season Finale Recap:

    The Soccer season ended with two big wins from the girl’s and the boy’s teams. Both teams finished the season 3rd place in the district.

    End of Year Concerts/Events:

    This week was jam packed with events. All of which were amazing! Check out some pictures of our fantastic students and their programs:

    Choir Concert:

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    Awesome Art:

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    PCMS Musical:

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    Band Concert:

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    Kickstart Belt Ceremony:

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    Math Mad City:

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    Next Week’s Preview:

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    No School Monday:

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    End of Year Awards:

    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

    Last Day of School:

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    Summer PfISD Sports Camps:

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    Pflugerville ISD will provide 41 sports-related camps for local students this summer. 

    Camps, taking place on each of the district’s four high school campuses, begin as early as May 23. Sessions range from three days to seven weeks in length, with dates extending into August. 

    Sessions will cover strength training and sports, consisting of baseball, basketball, cross-country running, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. 

    Participants may range from elementary-aged students to those in high school, depending on the target audience for each camp. Some camps target incoming or current high school students. 

    Coaches from one of Pflugerville ISD’s four high schools will lead each session.

    Sessions begin as low as $40. For more information or to register, visit www.PfISD.net/SportsCamps . Registration deadlines occur throughout the summer. 

    Free Summer Meals:

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    Pflugerville ISD Food Services Offers Free Summer Meals for Children

    Pflugerville Independent School District and Aramark Food Services are proud to offer open community lunch to children this summer through the USDA summer meals program. Summer is an exciting time for children to enjoy playtime with friends, a week at camp, a family vacation, or time at the pool. However, for many children who receive free and reduced-price meals at school, summer can mean hunger. Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition.

    This summer, Aramark Food Services will be providing free lunch meals to children at select Pflugerville ISD campuses. Any child under age 18 may participate. Children do not need to register (or be registered in a summer school program) or show proof of age, income, or residence to do so. Visitors are asked to sign in at each school’s front office or Extended Day Program check-in desk for security reasons.  

    • Parmer Lane Elementary School:

    June 4-28
    Breakfast: 8:30 to 9 a.m.
    Lunch: 11 to 11:30 a.m.

    • Brookhollow Elementary School:

    June 10 to July 25
    Closed July 4 / M-Th Operation only
    Breakfast: 7:15 to 7:45 a.m.
    Lunch: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

    • Dearing Elementary School:

    June 3 to Aug. 9
    Closed July 4
    Breakfast: 9 to 9:30 a.m.
    Lunch: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

    • Wieland Elementary School:

    June 3 to Aug. 9
    Closed July 4
    Breakfast: 9 to 9:30 a.m.
    Lunch: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

    • Weiss High School:

    June 4 to July 26
    Breakfast: 8:30 to 9 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to noon

    • Timmerman Elementary School:

    June 10-26
    Breakfast: 9 to 9:30 a.m.
    Lunch: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

    • Caldwell Elementary School:

    June 3 to Aug. 9
    Breakfast: 9 to 9:30 a.m.
    Lunch: 12:30 to 1 p.m.
     

    For more information on USDA’s and TDA’s summer meals program or to find a location near you, call 2-1-1, text FOODTX to 877-877 or visit: summerfood.org.

    Aramark is committed to improving childhood nutrition and creating healthier school environments through nutritious meal offerings and wellness education. To learn more, please visit www.myhealthyforlife.com.

      

    Most sincerely,


    Zack Kleypas
    Principal
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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