• Mirrored Instruction at PCMS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 9/18/2020

    Greetings Pumas,

    Happy Friday!

    We did it! We made it through a week of in-person while also providing remote learning. All things considered, it has gone amazing! Was it perfect? Nah. But we are only going to get better. I want to thank you for all you did to make this a successful and safe first week back with students. 

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    Week 1 Feedback:

    Did your child, or you notice an area we could improve? Do you need something we can provide? Are we missing any PPE supplies? Do we need more/better signage somewhere? Was one of our systems less than ideal? We want your feedback. Our collective eyes and ears are better together. Please use this form to let me know so we can keep improving, always, in all ways: Week 1 Feedback 

    Hispanic Heritage Month:

    September is Hispanic Heritage Month, and that is a big deal! At Park Crest, we value our diversity and celebrate it as a strength!

    Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is in September, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with ancestors from  Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

    September 15th was the anniversary of independence for  Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico declared its independence on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. Columbus Day is recognized on October 12th.

    Of course, recognizing these important dates have to look a bit different this year.

    Check out this awesome virtual interactive display created by our very own Mrs. LaMarre to share important information and books highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Heritage Month "IN" the Library  (note: the images on this link are interactive! Click around).

    We also have a special virtual presentation including a very special interview and more next week (stay tuned)!

    Park Crest PTO:

    Social distancing can’t keep our Gold Medal PTO from supporting our staff and students! Our PTO will start 2020-21 meetings virtually and is looking for YOU to participate.

    The first meeting of 2020-21 will take place on Tuesday, 9/29/20 at 6:30 pm via zoom. Here is the information you need if you want to join us:


    Also, if you are interested in volunteering in small ways OR in a leadership position in our PTO please check out this information and nomination form: Park Crest PTO 2020-2021 Parent Involvement & Board Nominations

    Pfriday Pfeatures:

    I cannot think of a better example of our motto “keep improving, always, in all ways” than our evolutionary, flexible, creative Broadcast Media team led by Ms. Layman. Check out this week’s Pfriday Pfeatures here: Announcements Video and their current new logo:

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    Online Library:

    Did you know we have a free library available to our Park Crest students to check out online books? How cool is that! Whether your child is in-person or at home, we have awesome books for them to read! Here is how to do it:


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    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Park Crest Middle School

    “Keep improving, always, in all ways.”

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  • Greetings (from the inside) at PCMS!

    Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 9/14/2020

    Greetings Pumas,

    I just wanted to take a moment to let our parents know that our in-person students are doing great! Everyone has found their classes (even our super cute 6th graders). Our teachers, in-person learners, and virtual learners are all doing great.

    I have made it around to each and every classroom and although it looks a bit different, it feels great to see the kiddos, safely distanced, learning in the classroom.

    I want to thank my teachers for their hard work and dedication as they begin to navigate the new challenges of monitoring, supervising, and instructing both in person and remote learners. I go to see some great zoom lessons, hard working asynchronous lessons, and even some live instruction! Parents, thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to refine our craft. As always, we are dedicated to improving, always, in all ways.

    I wanted to also give a special thank you to our in-person students for their awesome job social distancing in the morning whether they were car riders, walkers/bike riders, or bus riders. They did a great job of keeping their 6 feet of distance, properly wearing their masks, and moving safely and quickly through our temperature check lines. 

    We will be starting our first lunch soon, so I will talk to you all again soon!

    Most sincerely,

    Zack Kleypas
    Park Crest Middle School

    "Keep improving, always, in all ways."

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