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RAMS FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING BOOSTER CLUB
SPIRIT WEAR SALE


20% off Holiday Sale on Clothing and Accessories

Prices slashed for a limited time only

See the attached order form for details.

spiritwear Holiday Sale.pdf

Friday, November 21st
 WE HAD A 
PRACTICE LOCKDOWN DRILL
around 10am.



RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES

Monday, November 24: 
Red Ribbon history will be explained during morning announcements by a Student Council representative.  

Tuesday, November 25:
Wear Red Day!
Wear Red to school!

Wednesday, November 26:
Put a Cap on Drugs Day!
Wear your favorite hat/cap to school.

Monday, December 1:
Team up against Drugs Day! Wear your favorite team jersey to school.

Tuesday, December 2:
Band against Drugs Day! Wear your favorite headband, wristband or bandana to school!

 

Red Ribbon Assembly presented by Dennard Mitchell: "Just R.E.A.C.H. One".
This program was designed to change and maintain a positive school culture all year long (Bully, Violence, Alcohol & Drug Free). Our students will learn the R.E.A.C.H. system, which is Responsibility& Respect, Empower, Advocate, Change, and Health & Happy life style.

6th Grade 9:30-10:30 (The last 15 minutes of 2nd period and all of 3rd period)

7th Grade 12:02-1:00 (All of 6th period and the first 15 minutes of 7th period)

8th Grade 2:00-2:56 (The last 12 minutes of period 8 and all of period 9)

 

 

 

 


ALL cast members for Sound of Music
needs to come to the auditorium on Monday, 11/24
to get measured for their costumes.
As soon as we measure you, you can leave!

FROM THE DESK OF MR. SWIFT

November 19, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

There was a bedbug found in our school.  We are following District protocol with our Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and custodial staff. The suspected area is isolated to one locker on the first floor, this area was isolated and cleaned and disinfected. Please know that we are actively dealing with these situations and will continue to monitor, exterminate, clean, and disinfect where necessary.

To read the rest of this letter, please click on the link below...
Parent_Letter_-_Bed_Bugs_Nov_192014.doc


PORT CHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Cultural Exchange Program with Madrid, Spain
Trip date: March 3 to March 11, 2016 
e-mail:eguijarro@portchesteschools.org

Dear Parent or Guardian:

                 During the 2015/2016 school year,  the 7th and 8th grade students ( current 6th and 7th grade students ) will have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with a middle school from Pozuelo de Alarcón, a town about 9 miles from Madrid, Spain.. About 20 students from Pozuelo de Alarcón will come to Port Chester Middle School in May (the exact date will be determined). Our PCMS   participating students will depart for Madrid on Thursday afternoon, March 3, 2016 and we will return on Friday afternoon, March 11.

For further information, if interested please click on the letter below:
exchange_echalk_for_parents_information.docx

PREORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!!
Cost is $25 and you get a free signing pen. 
Visit yearbookforever.com


PICTURE MAKE UP DAY
will be on Tuesday, November 25th
from 8:30 until 11:00 a.m. in the auxiliary gym


PCMS ACHIEVE!

HOMEWORK & AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL PROGRAM 
Feel like you could use a little extra help?

Two teachers from PCMS will be present to assist with homework, projects or any questions students might have. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to work in a quiet environment to complete assignments, and also have the benefit of teacher guidance when needed. 
DROP-INS WELCOME!
Monday - Friday 3:05 to 4:05 PM
PCMS Library

Congratulations to everyone involved in this year's PCMS Drama Club production of "The Sound of Music". Please refer to rehearsal schedule posted for all rehearsals for cast and crew. Please note that the following rehearsals are cancelled due to holidays or full/ half day off of school for students:

September 24, October 8, November 4, November 11,
November 25, December 10, December 23, and January 14.

Thank You.

Renee McCaine-Taylor & Mark Zizolfo

SoundOfMusicCastList.docx
SOM_rehearsal_schedule.docx
Crew_list_and_groups.docx

November's character trait is...
CITIZENSHIP !!!!!

Cell Phones and IPODS

We, at PCMS, understand that Cell phones and IPOD-like devices are a very important part of the middle school students' life. With that said, they are not allowed to be used in the school building. This means before, during or after school. If it is seen in a student's hand, it will be assumed on, and then confiscated, given to the assistant principal, who will then return it to a parent or guardian. There are phones designated for each grade to use in the event a child must call a parent.


After School Detention

The middle school has a very strict lateness policy. If a child is late to school without an excuse, more than 4 times, they must serve detention from 2:56-3:45.

In the unfortunate event a student receives a discipline referral they may also be given up to three days detention. A parent will be notified by their child's administrator. 
This detention is from 2:56 - 3:45 as well.   Students are expected to complete homework at this time.

All students in the district are required to accept, sign and follow the Technology Acceptable Use Policy in order to use the technological resources offered by the Port Chester Rye Union Free School District.

Monday, November 24
PCMS
Report Cards Issued This Week
PCMS
Band Association
7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 26
Early Dismissal
Thanksgiving Recess
11:30 AM
Thu, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 28
Holiday - Schools Closed
Thanksgiving Recess
Tuesday, December 2
PTA Meeting
PCMS PTA
7:00 PM


Athletics
Calendar

                 
Directions Transportation
Waiver
  

District News & Updates

Please Sign Our On-Line Petition
to
Governor Cuomo, State Senator Latimer and State Assemblyman Otis

Ask Them to Restore Promised Funding to our District

Click here for the Petition

We have lost $112.5 million in state aid over the past 8 years
due to a funding freeze imposed by Albany.  
This has lead to cutbacks in programs for our students.


Make our voices heard loud and clear in Albany!

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

The Port Chester High School Marching Band Association
Christmas Tree Sale 


Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 6 & 7
Saturday & Sunday, Dec.  13 & 14
at the
PCHS Tennis Courts

There will be a large selection of beautiful, freshly cut trees
Limited local delivery is available for a nominal charge
Please support the Pride of Port Chester!

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WATCH VIDEO "ON DEMAND"
VOD can be viewed on your computer, tablet or smart phone

Board of Education Meetings
"Our Schools"  Programming
   • Musical Performances and Concerts 
PCS-TV - Cable Program Schedule


From the Principal

We welcome all our students back to PCMS. I wish you a happy and healthy school year. Work hard and be respectful and responsible and everything else will fall into place. Have pride in your school. 
 
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller


 
 
  Be Great Everyday



 









Weather

Today, 11/23/2014
High: 53 Low: 46
Mostly cloudy
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 68 Low: 48
Rain likely
63% chance of precipitation.