National Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week @ PCMS!!!
During the week of January 23-29th, PCMS will participate:
Monday- Pajama Day Tuesday- Wear PC Blue Day Wednesday- Band Together Day Thursday- Twin Day Friday- Superhero Day
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence serving about 1,000 students in grades 6-8, we offer a solid educational and nurturing environment in which learning and the personal growth of each student are given the highest priority. Our students can take advantage of a range of academic experiences including foreign language instruction, physical sciences taught in our unique Planetarium, hands-on experimental science courses in our state-of-the-art science labs, and accelerated English, math and science strands for gifted students. Our rigorous curriculum is supplemented with living history days, school trips to theaters, historic sites and visits to cities such as Washington, DC. We also hold an exchange program with a middle school near Madrid, Spain.
Character education plays a significant role in our school. Our students and faculty have given much time and resources to many successful community service projects.
Finally, most of our students are active in extra-curricular activities, including band and orchestra, drama, choral groups, sports teams, yearbook, school newspaper and other clubs and groups.
Everyone is Invited! This community-wide event will take place in the PCMS auditorium starting at 6:00 pm. The celebration will include readings from Dr. King’s body of work, as well as performances by the Community Choir directed by Mr. Robert Mosely and the Port Chester Middle School Chorus directed by Mr. Mark Zizolfo. Other special guests will be presenting as well. This year’s keynote speaker is New York State Senator George Latimer. Byron Womack, PCMS Assistant Principal, will receive the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee Humanitarian Award. He is being recognized for his longstanding work with children and most recently his leadership with the Steer for Student Athletes program
Come out and have some fun at this years PC Youth Baseball League-sponsored Dodgeball Tournament! The fun starts at 6pm on Friday Jan. 27 in the PCMS gym. The attached flyer provides additional information about the tournament and includes a Registration Form for teams.
Don't miss this lively musical, based on the Jack Black film of the same name. You'll enjoy the original music from the Broadway stage version including the live kids' rock band. The show is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. Tickets are $15 for premium seating, $10 for Adults and $8 for Students and Senior Citizens. You can purchase tickets online at https://www.showtix4u.com/ and click on "buy tickets" to search for Port Chester Middle School. If available, tickets will be sold at the door before the performances. SNOW DATE is Sunday 2/5 @ 2pm.
It's time to register for the upcoming baseball season. The attached Registration Form AND Medical Release Form must be completed in their entirety and signed to register for the 2017 season. Registration deadline is 1/27 and there is a $25 late fee for registrations received after 1/15. Registrations received after 1/27 are not guaranteed a spot for the 2017 season.
Evaluation Sesions are mandatory only for players who are moving up to the next division and players new to PCYBL. Also, new for this year, a player's baseball age will be determined based on how old they are on 8/31/17. We are making this change to comply with upcoming changes to how Little League will determine baseball age for various divisions going forward. For more information visit the PCYBL website: http://www.portchesterbaseball.com/
Check out the Advocacy section of our site where you will find links to an online petition and sample letters/emails to State officials. You'll also see the officials' contact information. Please make your voice heard in Albany as we head into state budget season. http://port-chester-public-schools.echalksites.com/advocacy
Caring for your teeth and gums is important to overall health. Enroll your child today by completing a dental services consent form and returning it to the school nurse. Open Door Dental Services are offered conveniently at our schools, including examinations and screenings, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, extractions and other services. Dental care is offered with no out of pocket costs to children or their parents, no co-pays. All insurance is accepted. Uninsured children will receive care. If you have questions, please call the School Based Health Center Health Advocate: (914) 406-8211.
Just follow this link http://tinyurl.com/jtc2pjt to Port Chester School TV (PCSTV) and watch on your desktop or mobile device.
As promised in the letter of 11/4/16, we have completed all water testing for lead and all necessary remediation has been implemented. Below you can find the water testing report, dated Nov. 11, 2016, along with the original parent letter about safe drinking water in our schools
If you use a calendar from Google, Office 365, or Outlook on your desktop or mobile device, you can now subscribe to your school calendar and send its events to your personal calendar software.
If you have never done this in your calendar, search online for how to import an online calendar to your calendar software using an iCal link.
Then, just follow these 3 steps:
1. On your school home page, scroll down to What’s Happening and click on the icon for the Monthly View
2. You’ll now see a “Subscribe” button at the top left of the calendar. Click on it
3. Copy the URL that pops up and paste it into your personal calendar software