Plumstead Summer Camps
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR PCS SUMMER CAMPS. ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSING TODAY, JUNE 8th!
This summer PCS is offering many exciting summer camps for our lower school students. Some of the camps included are Art Camp, Girls Basketball Camp, STEM Camp, Pre-school Camp, and Soccer Camp. We are also very excited to offer a few weeks of Drone Racing camps! Please check out this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6gYnfFho-E, for more information about Drone Racing camps. Click HERE to view all of the Lower School Camps that are offered this summer. If you have a son or daughter entering 4th or 5th grade, be sure to also look at our Upper School Camps under “Middle School” news. Camp registration can also be done online at plumsteadchristian.org Please email Tim Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Summer Reading and Math
Since it is beneficial for students to read and review math over the summer months, completion of the summer reading and math packet is required for all students. Packets have already been sent home with your child/children, but you can also print a packet HERE.
PCS will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, June 12 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Upper Campus Activity Center. Read all of the details HERE.
We recognize that parents interested in volunteering at Plumstead Christian School have varying levels of time that they can commit – based on work, church, family, and other responsibilities. PTF provides a variety of opportunities to support the school, regardless of whether you want to be involved on a regular basis or just a few times a year for special events. See the PTF Flyer for the PTF roles that need to be filled for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Nurse’s Note – Required Health Forms
Students entering the following grades in the 2018-2019 school year will require health forms signed by a medical doctor and given to the office before the start of next school year. Also, if your child requires a Medication Dispensing Form for medication signed by a physician, now is the time to do it! All forms can be printed from Renweb. Forms are due in the school office by August 15.
- Kindergarten – physical & dental exam, with updated immunizations
- 3rd grade – dental exam
- 6th grade – physical exam with updated immunizations
- 7th grade – dental exam
- 11th grade – physical exam with updated immunizations
By law in Pennsylvania, physical and dental exams are required 3 times during the school years. Note: this timing correlates with periods of rapid growth and maturing.
New Family Referrals
From May 16, 2018 to September 14, 2018, for every family you refer to us who enrolls one or more children at PCS (K-12), we will give you a $500 referral gift to be applied to your tuition at the end of September of the current school year (you can request that the referral gift be applied to the referred family instead). Once that family enrolls, they will receive our new “Word-of-Mouth Board Scholarship” of $500 per year for 2 years which will be applied to their tuition at the end of September for their first 2 years of enrollment. For every family you refer to our Preschool who enrolls, you will receive a $100 tuition credit and the family you refer will receive $100 off their tuition to be applied to their tuition at the end of September of the current year. Click HERE for the Referral Form.
Annual Dinner Auction – Volunteers Needed!
We are beginning to plan for our Annual Dinner Auction, which will take place on September 29, 2018. If you would like to serve on the auction committee and help make this event a smashing success, please contact Chrissie Duncan at email@example.com.
2018-2019 Year Overview
As you begin to make plans for summer vacations and other family trips, please refer to our 2018-19 Lower School calendar overview! This document includes important dates for the upcoming school year, including our start date and all school breaks. Click HERE to view the calendar overview.
Plumstead Christian School is seeking to employ a licensed, Christian nurse to provide healthcare services at our Middle and Upper School in Plumsteadville, PA Mondays through Thursdays, six hours each day, while school is in session. For all the information, go to http://www.plumsteadchristian.org/about/employment/.
Don’t forget to check your child’s weekly classroom newsletter on your teacher’s class website!
Monthly Meeting with Mrs. Miquel
Meet with the Lower School Principal to share your ideas, suggestions, and concerns. Let’s work together to make Plumstead Christian School even better than it already is! We meet in the computer lab on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Join us! You can read all of the details here.
Student Activity Calendar
The American Heart Association recommends that children 2 years and older should participate in at least 60 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity physical activity every day! To encourage each student to reach this goal, he or she can earn a dress down day card each month just for being active. Read the note to parents from our PE instructor for all of the details. You can also print an Activity Calendar if you need one.
Parents of preschoolers: Beginning Thursday, September 21, please join us on Thursday mornings for a FREE parent and child(ren) play group. We meet at our Lower School for fun and fellowship where you and your child(ren) can participate in a playtime consisting of free play from 8:30-9:00, then structured activities from 9:00-10:15. When you arrive, sign-in at the office and then head to room 8 (Pre-K room) to join the fun. To register, please contact Jennifer Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase of a personalized, commemorative tile!
Now that we have officially opened our new activity center, we are also going public with our capital campaign, “Building for Excellence.” This campaign focuses on Students of Excellence, Faculty of Excellence, and Facilities of Excellence. Please consider purchasing a personalized, commemorative tile that will be assembled into a beautiful mosaic to be part of the permanent bench located in the foyer of the new Activity Center. This purchase contributes to this capital campaign, demonstrates your support of the school, and inspires others to do the same!
PCS art teacher, Mary DeClerico, will hand-craft each tile complete with a custom inscription (e.g. your family name, “in honor of…,” or “in memory of…”). We are also challenging each graduating class to collect enough money to buy a custom tile to represent their graduating class (e.g. Class of 1985, Class of 2025). We are hoping class reps will spearhead these projects, collect the money, and order the tiles. If we sell more tiles than can fit the bench, the mosaic will expand beyond the bench.
Directions for how to PUT YOUR OWN PERSONAL STAMP ON OUR NEW ACTIVITY CENTER can be found here.
PRAYER AND SUPPORT
MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL
Would you like to pray for your children and PCS with other like-minded moms? Well, THIS is your official invitation!
Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School MOST 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates. Please sign-in at the office first when you come to pray. We gather as close to 8:30 AM as possible, then we pray from 8:45-9:45 for our children, our teachers, our staff, our board members, and our school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.
Digitial Newspapers Available
Just a reminder that we have FREE Online Digital Newspapers at:
Doylestown Intelligencer at http://www.mynewsonthego.com/theintell
Are you an Association Member?
As part of our PCS family, you are eligible to join the Association. As a parent-run organization, the Association serves a vital role in the life of the school. It elects board members who direct and conduct the affairs of the Association. Meetings are held twice per year to provide an opportunity for members to stay informed and be updated on the business affairs of the school. Review our Constitution and apply now to join the PCS Association. Questions, please contact Laurie Meyer.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Remember to look for Box Tops products as you shop! Send them to school to get a head start on earning cash for Plumstead for the 2017-2018 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.
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LANDS’ END UNIFORMS
Our PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728. Please refer to the Lower School Dress Code as you prepare for the rest of the school year.