Principal's Blog 23-24

  • Principal's News -- May 26, 2024

    Posted by Laura Brown on 5/26/2024 12:00:00 PM

    Dear Puma Families, 

    This school year has passed very quickly!  I have enjoyed working with each of your children.  We have studied in our classrooms, played during recess, competed through our dens and grown together as a Puma Family.  I hope you and your family  will spend the summer doing something you love.  I urge you to assist your student in finding something to read -- a comic book, a graphic novel, a magazine, a book...whatever it is, please read and put the screens away.  

    I hope whatever adventure you take this summer is full of laughter and learning.  I look forward to hearing our students' stories when we return in the fall. 

    This is my final Principal's Blog for a bit.  I will begin writing you near the end of July to tell you all about the upcoming 2024-2025 events! 

    I thank you for your readership and your partnership.  "Principaling" is really difficult without a supportive team, and you have proven to be supportive.  

    Happy Summer! 

     

     

     

    Monday, May 27:

    • No School -- Memorial Day

    Tuesday, May 28:

    • Den Cup Winner Day

      • Students will work in their classrooms for 1/2 day and celebrate the second part.

      • Our Den Winners, the Shadow Cats, will head to the swimming pool in the afternoon (if they turned in a permission slip). Please send them with clothes, a towel, sunscreen, and a water bottle. We are walking to the pool.

      • The remaining dens will spend the afternoon in activites both inside and outside. They may need sunscreen and a water bottle.

     

    • 8th Grade Completion Ceremony-PHS 6:00 PM -- Please have your student at PHS no later than 5:45 pm. They have assigned seating and will receive their assignment on Tuesday!

    Wednesday, May 29:

    • Early Release 12:45 PM - Happy Summer!

    Library Fines:

    PCMS Library accounts can be checked by visiting bit.ly/pumasread Log in with s# and password. Students can see what they have checked out and any fines under the My Info tab. Please return overdue books and pay fines promptly.  

    Pflugerville ISD Food Services Offers Free Summer Meals for Children:

    Pflugerville ISD 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 come and eat and kids 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.

    Schools that will be offering breakfast and lunch :

    CALDWELL ELEMENTARY

    6/3/24- 8/9/24 (Closed for Holiday 7/4 & 7/5)

    8:30AM-9AM- Breakfast; 10:45AM-12:30PM Lunch

    TIMMERMAN ELEMENTARY

    6/3/24-6/27/24

    7:45AM-8:15AM- Breakfast; 10AM-10:30AM Lunch

    RUTH BARRON ELEMENTARY

    6/3/24- 8/9/24 Closed for Holiday 7/4 & 7/5)

    8:30AM-9AM- Breakfast; 10:45AM-12:30PM Lunch

    RIVER OAKS ELEMENTARY

    6/3/- 6/7; 6/10- 6/14; 6/17- 6/20; 6/24- 6/27 2024

    7:30AM-8AM Breakfast, 11AM-11:30AM LUnch

    BOHLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

    6/3/24 – 6/27/24 (M-Th)

    7:45A- 8:15AM- Breakfast; 11:30AM-12PM Lunch

    WEISS HIGH SCHOOL

    6/3– 6/19/24 (M-Fr); 6/20- 6/27/24 (M-Th only)

    7:45A- 8:15AM Breakfast; 11:30AM-12PM Lunch

    WIELAND ELEMENTARY

    6/3- 6/18/2024 & 7/8- 7/23 2024- (M-Th)

    7:30AM- 8AM Breakfast; 10AM-10:30AM Lunch

    Meal service closed 7/4/24 & 7/5/24

     

    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 304-304 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.

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  • Principal's News -- May 19, 2024

    Posted by Laura Brown on 5/19/2024

    Dear Puma Families, 

    This week marks our last full week of school.  While we are all feeling worn out and like it's all over, I assure you, it is not.  Please remind your students to hold tight for just a bit more.  Summer break will be here soon! 

    The remainder of the school year brings about many activities.  Please make sure our students are ready for what each day entails. 

    Monday (20): Chromebook Pick up/Purchase for 8th grade students.  All 8th grade students must have their Chromebooks with them tomorrow, even if you have purchased the device online.  Even prepaid devices need to be recorded by serial number as purchased so we do not disable the incorrect machines. 

    Tuesday (21): Mad City!  8th grade students will partake in Mad City - a lesson in financial literacy.  Students will spend half of their day working to provide for themselves and the needs their profile provides.  This will be an incredible day!  Please ask them how it went when they get home. 

    Wednesday (22): Chromebook Pick up/Purchase for 7th grade students.  All 8th grade students must have their Chromebooks with them tomorrow, even if you have purchased the device online.  Even prepaid devices need to be recorded by serial number as purchased so we do not disable the incorrect machines. 

    Thursday (23): Awards Day for 6th and 7th grade students.  Our 7th grade award ceremony will take place at 8:30 am and our 6th grade awards will take place at 2 pm.  All visitors must enter the front office, then head to the gym to be seated.  Students' parents/guardians who are receiving awards should have received a phone call from the awarding teacher.  We anticipate the award ceremony lasting close to an hour. 

    Friday (24): Typhoon Texas day for 8th grade students!  If your student purchased a ticket (and is in good behavioral standing) they will be heading to Typhoon Texas.  We urge your child to keep cell phones at home or at school so they are not lost, damaged, or stolen at the park.  Your ticket price covered lunch and soft drinks.  Your student can bring additional money if you/they choose.  Sunscreen is a MUST! Please make sure you are sending your student ready to be in the HOT sun all day long!

    Monday (27): Student and Staff Holiday

    Tuesday (28): Den Celebration:  All students will be partaking in some activity on Tuesday.  Our winning den is:  Shadow Cat!  The Shadow Cats earned the MOST points throughout the school year and are heading to the swimming pool.  Shadow Cat students (who have turned in their permission slip) will leave school at approximately 12:30 pm and walk to Gilleland Pool in Pflugerville where they will swim for a few hours.  Please have them bring sunscreen and a towel!  Students who remain on campus will engage in activities with their den groups throughout the afternoon. 

    Tuesday (28): 8th Grade Completion Ceremony:  We will recognize our 8th grade students on Tuesday at PHS.  Please have your child arrive early to the event to find their seats as they are assigned.  We will be speaking more to the 8th graders this week about the ceremony! 

    Events

    Monday, May 20:

    • 8th Grade Chromebook turn in/purchase Day

    Tuesday, May 21:

    Wednesday, May 22:

    • 7th Grade Chromebook turn in/purchase Day

    Thursday, May 23:

    • 7th Grade Award Ceremony 8:30 AM

    • 6th Grade Award Ceremony 2:00 PM

    Friday, May 24:

    • 6th Grade Chromebook turn in/purchase Day

    • Typhoon Texas Day for 8th Graders

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    Chromebook Purchase Online payment link and QR Code:

    Please click the link below or scan the QR code if you wish to purchase your student's Chromebook. You should only purchase for your own student. The cost is $20.00.

    **PfISD Tag ID is located on the bottom of the device.

    If the PfISD tag is missing, please provide the Dell Service Tag. If both have been removed, power on the device and hold Alt+V keys and the Dell Service Tag will appear in the top corner.

    DEVICE MUST BE VERIFIED (by campus) THAT IT IS ASSIGNED TO THIS STUDENT BEFORE IT WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PFISD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    example of pfisd tag id

     https://pflugervilleisd.revtrak.net/technology/#/f/pre-owned-chromebook

    Library Fines:

    PCMS Library accounts can be checked by visiting bit.ly/pumasread  Log in with s# and password. Students can see what they have checked out and any fines under the My Info tab. Please return overdues and pay fines promptly.   

    8th Grade Completion Ceremony:

    The 8th Grade Completion Ceremony will be held on May 28, 2024 at Pflugerville High School. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM.

    Pflugerville ISD Food Services Offers Free Summer Meals for Children:

     

    Pflugerville ISD 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 for children at select Pflugerville ISD campuses. Any child under age 18 may come and eat and kids 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.

     

    Schools that will be offering breakfast and lunch :

    CALDWELL ELEMENTARY

    6/3/24- 8/9/24 (Closed for Holiday 7/4 & 7/5)

    8:30AM-9AM- Breakfast; 10:45AM-12:30PM Lunch

    TIMMERMAN ELEMENTARY

    6/3/24-6/27/24

    7:45AM-8:15AM- Breakfast; 10AM-10:30AM Lunch

    RUTH BARRON ELEMENTARY

    6/3/24- 8/9/24 Closed for Holiday 7/4 & 7/5)

    8:30AM-9AM- Breakfast; 10:45AM-12:30PM Lunch

    RIVER OAKS ELEMENTARY

    6/3/- 6/7; 6/10- 6/14; 6/17- 6/20; 6/24- 6/27 2024

    7:30AM-8AM Breakfast, 11AM-11:30AM LUnch

    BOHLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

    6/3/24 – 6/27/24 (M-Th)

    7:45A- 8:15AM- Breakfast; 11:30AM-12PM Lunch

    WEISS HIGH SCHOOL

    6/3– 6/19/24 (M-Fr); 6/20- 6/27/24 (M-Th only)

    7:45A- 8:15AM Breakfast; 11:30AM-12PM Lunch

    WIELAND ELEMENTARY

    6/3- 6/18/2024 & 7/8- 7/23 2024- (M-Th)

    7:30AM- 8AM Breakfast; 10AM-10:30AM Lunch

    Meal service closed 7/4/24 & 7/5/24

     

    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 304-304 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.

    Visits to the front office:

    You are required to show ID when visiting the front office. You will be asked for ID when dropping off food, clothing, water bottles and for any student contact. This is for the safety of your child. 

    PHS Baseball Summer Camp --- Pflugerville High School

    Baseball Summer Strength and Conditioning

    Incoming 10-12th graders: Session 1 Speed and Strength. Baseball Specific: 10:30-11:30 at baseball field.

    Incoming 7-9th graders: Session 2 Speed and Strength.

    Baseball Specific: 9:15-10:15 at baseball field.

    No camp the week of July 1st.

    You will need to sign up for the 2024 PFISD Athletics Skills, Speed & Strength Camp at Pflugerville High School (SESSION 1-Varsity or JV (10th -12th) OR SESSION 2 (7th, 8th and Incoming 9th) (MALE ATHLETES ONLY).

    For additional information, please contact:

    Coach Dale Waggoner 512-594-0631 or Dale.Waggoner@pfisd.net

    REGISTER ONLINE AT:

    https://pflugervilleisd.store.rankone.com/Camp/List

    Select (Pflugerville High School) to view all camps offered

    Camp Start Date: June 10, 2024

    Camp End Date: August 1, 2024

    No Camp the Week of July 1-4th

    No Baseball Specific Workout the Week of June 17-20th but will have Speed and Strength Session.

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  • Principal's News - May 12, 2024

    Posted by Laura Brown on 5/12/2024

    Dear Puma Families, 

     

    As you have seen in communications, the Chromebooks our students have now have aged, and it is time for new Chromebooks.  We will be collecting Chromebooks from all students beginning the week of May 20th.  All students should turn in their Chromebook and charger or purchase their device for $20. 

    Next year, we will receive new Chromebooks.  We are considering a number of avenues to take with the new Chromebooks including: 

    • Issuing each student a Chromebook and they have access to it from home and school
    • Issuing each student a Chromebook each morning and collecting it each afternoon
    • Issuing Chromebooks to specific classrooms - the Chromebooks stay in class and devices do not go home. 

    We are weighing the following: 

    • How Chromebooks are currently used and how we will use them in the future
    • The sustainability of Chromebooks - we want to keep them new or like new for as long as possible 
    • Homework implications etc. 

    We will continue to have access to Canvas, Skyward, and other software as we do now. 

    If you would like to ensure that you have a device at home, you may purchase your student's device on the day of collection. We will accept cash on the day of sale/collection or you may use the RevTrak link sent in previous emails. 

     

    This is a VERY busy part of the year!  Please keep up to date on the many activities your students may be participating in. 

     

    Events This Week: 

    Wednesday, May 15:

    • Library Books Due

    • Girls Athletic Awards Ceremony-Cafeteria 5:30 PM

    • CAAC Meeting-ZOOM 6:00 PM

    Thursday, May 16:

      • Choir Showcase Pop Show-Cafeteria 5:00 PM

      • Spanish AP Exam

    Friday, May 17:

      • Yearbook Distribution Day (during lunches)

      • Boys Athletic Banquet-Cafeteria 5:30 PM

      • 17: Boys Athletes who will attend HHS on field trip 12-3pm

    Animal Shelter Drive:

    The Park Crest Honor Society is hosting a donation drive for our local animal shelter. If you can donate any of the items that are listed on the flier below, please send them with your students to school. They will take the items to their advisory teachers. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Clemons at patty.clemons@pfisd.net .