So Much to Share at PCMS!

Posted by Zachary Kleypas on 11/15/2019

Greetings Pumas,

Happy Friday! It is hard to believe that we have just one week of school standing between us and a weeklong Thanksgiving Break. Nonetheless, there is a lot to still accomplish in that time. Our kiddos are learning new things every day and at a very high level. There is no time to waste!

A Glimpse inside PCMS: Little Scientist:

Check out some of our PCMS students completing lab stations in this hands on experience about chemical and physical changes:

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Veteran’s Day Assembly Recap:

This year’s assembly was just as amazing as in years past. We had not one, not two, but three fantastic speakers who came in and inspired our students and staff. Our Band and Choir were phenomenal as always, and most importantly our student body was respectful and attentive for the entire assembly. They really rose to the occasion and made us proud with so many guests. Here are a few pictures from the event:

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OAP Performance:

Reminder: the PCMS OAP Public performance is tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). I hope to see you there!

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A Word from PTO:

Hello Puma Parents,
we are still in need of many donations for our Thanksgiving Treats for Teachers. Please use the link below to donate. We are looking for items that can be divided up as well. Our teachers have various family sizes so half dozen items are welcomed!

Treats For Teachers - Nov 2019

Thank you all,


Free Flu Shots at school:

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Park Crest will be providing FREE Flu Shots to students who have shown interest and completed the consent form. The consent form is due no later than 11/22 and Flu shots will take place on 12/05.  This is a great way to get this done and help keep your kiddo healthy in the upcoming flu season. Please use the link below which contains a copy of the consent form:

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Extra-Curricular Review:

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Kickstart: Our kickstart students competed last weekend and did AMAZING at the qualifier. They took home 23 first place medals, 19 second place medals, and 29 third place medals, plus two grand championships for a total of 73 medals!

To put that success into perspective, the next closest school had 34 medals. Our kiddos are amazing and I am so proud of their countless hours and hard work. Also, thanks to our instructor Mr. Gartmann and his rock solid program. #PCMSGoldMedal

Basketball Scrimmages: the Boys and Girls teams scrimmaged this week to start the season. All of our teams looked great early on and found some areas to work on as we enter the season. I am looking forward to more successful seasons from the Park Crest Athletes!

Next Week’s Preview:

Picture Re-takes: Picture Retakes are Monday, November 18! If your child was absent in October, or is new to our campus, please send their photo packet envelope and the appropriate payment Monday morning. You may also order and pay online by going to

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Zaxby’s Spirit Night: Swing by Zaxby’s for dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 20th and let them know you are with Park Crest. Part of the proceeds will come back to our PTO to support our students and staff!

Girls Basketball: Girls basketball has their first game Wednesday night against Dessau Middle School. 8th grade will be home and 7th grade will be away.

Boys Basketball: The Boys also start their season against DMS. 8th grade will be home and 7th grade will be away.Top of Form

Thanksgiving Break Students and staff will be out of school from November 23rd through December 1st (one full week). All students and staff will return on Monday, Dec. 2nd, 2019.

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Most sincerely,

Zack Kleypas
Park Crest Middle School

“Keep improving, always, in all ways.”