Daily Announcements

Greetings Parents of "Sound of Music" Cast/ Crew members!

Amidst a busy holiday season filled with concerts and holiday events, your child has been working very hard on this year's PCMS musical production. The show is coming upon us (February 5th, 6th, & 7th) and the rehearsal schedule will become very intense as we enter the month of January (please refer to the attached schedule as a reminder of these rehearsals).

To ensure that all the children remember the songs during the vacation, we would like to have 1 additional rehearsal on Monday, December 22nd from 3:30 - 5:00 in the auditorium. EVERY CAST MEMBER NEEDS TO ATTEND. Only the two crew leaders need to attend. All other crew is invited to attend, but it is not mandatory.

In addition, there will be a MANDATORY PARENT MEETING on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 from 6:30 - 7:30 in the auditorium (this meeting immediately follows the scheduled rehearsal). At this meeting, important information regarding the performances, show t-shirts, show week dinners, cast/ crew party, costume and prop management, volunteers for lobby display and backstage assistance, crew duties, and cast obligations will be discussed. All the adults involved in the production will be present to answer any questions, address any concerns, and clarify any information regarding the production.

We thank you for providing us the opportunity to teach your children and to enrich their theatre education at Port Chester Middle School. Most importantly, we look forward to seeing you at the Parent Meeting and for a successful 2015 musical production!

With admiration,
"Sound of Music" production team

The first issue of the Ram's Ramble is hot off the press!!! 
Click on the link below, READ and ENJOY!!!

Student Council December Calendar of Events

December’s Character Trait is Caring

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.

Thursday, December 11 & Friday, December 12:

The Holiday Boutique will be open in the library

from 3:00—4:00 pm.

Wednesday, December 17—Tuesday, December 22:

Holiday hats will be on sale every morning in the main lobby.

Students will be able to wear these hats during the week.

Friday, December 19:

Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

Wear your ugliest holiday sweater to school.

Don’t forget to bring your spare change for our “Change for Change” program!

Change buckets will be placed in homeroom classes!

Cost is $25 and you get a free signing pen. 
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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. 
Monday - Friday 3:05 to 4:05 PM
PCMS Library

DECEMBER'S Character Trait is... CARING!!!!!

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


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, December 22
Progress Reports Issued this Week
Tuesday, December 23
Early Dismissal
11:30 Dismissal for Holiday Recess
Wed, Dec 24 - Sun, Jan 4
Holiday - Schools Closed
Holiday Recess
Tuesday, January 6
PTA Meeting
7:00 PM
Tuesday, January 13
Board of Education
7:00 PM
King Street School


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District News & Updates

New!  Our Schools - Legislator's Funding Special
can now be seen on the "Our Schools" VOD (video on demand) channel
and on the district's cable TV channel.

Click here to watch this program on your computer monitor.

Dr. Kliszus' guests include Senator George Latimer, Assemblyman Steve Otis,
and BOE members Jim Dreves and Bob Johnson.

Please Sign Our On-Line Petition
and Make Port Chester's Voice Heard Loud and Clear in Albany

Ask Governor Cuomo, State Senator Latimer and State Assemblyman Otis
to restore promised funding to our district

We have lost $112.5 million in state aid over the past 8 years 
due to a funding freeze imposed by Albany.

Attention Staff

Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools:
Prevention and Intervention

6-hr. Required Training Program for Professionals

Tuesday 12/30  •  9 - 4

See Attached Flyer for All Details

Dec 2014 DASA.pdf

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From the Principal

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Helen Keller

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Today, 12/22/2014
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