Plumstead Campus Connection

Click one of the links below to find out what is happening on your campus.

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Spring Fling – TONIGHT!

Tonight, Friday, April 20 from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Lower Campus, is the night of fun for all of those girls who signed-up for the Spring Fling. Click HERE for all of the details!

Founders Forum with Lee Strobel

There is still time to purchase your tickets for this year’s Founders Forum on April 23, 2018.  We are excited and blessed to be welcoming Lee Strobel, author of the best selling book, “The Case for Christ,” to PCS this year.  Tickets for the event can be purchased at pcs.thundertix.com.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Pat Fitzpatrick at pfitzpatrick@pcspa.org.

Family Fun Fair!

Save the date for this year’s Lower School Family Fun Fair, “Cinco de Mayo” – Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.  Plan to bring your whole family and enjoy this day of fun and food!  Click on the Fun Fair Flyer for all of the details.

Spring Concert

Our Lower School Spring Concert is scheduled for Thursday, May 10th, 7:00 PM, at the Upper School Campus in the Millham Activity Center.  Read all of the concert details HERE.

Reminder!

Second Annual Association Meeting – originally scheduled for early May, this meeting will now be held May 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  At this meeting, association members hear from men and women who have been nominated and vetted for board service.  They will also vote on new board members and hear a financial report from our Board Treasurer in addition to having the opportunity for a question and answer session and corporate prayer.

Plumstead Summer Camps

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 tdrake@plumsteadchristian.org with any questions.

Order Your Yearbook!

It’s time to order your yearbook online!  The last date to order a yearbook will be April 30, 2018. Order yours today! Follow this link for online ordering: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01118784.  You can also print an order form here.

Hurricane Relief

We are pleased to partner with Hands In Service to provide continued relief to the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.  Please see the  Puerto Rico Relief Initiative Flyer for needed items.  Donations can be dropped off at the Upper School.

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.

Nurse Needed

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/.

Classroom Websites

Don’t forget to check your child’s weekly classroom newsletter on your teacher’s class website!

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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.

Champs

Champs4Parents 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 jweaver@plumsteadchristian.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.

Here are the remaining dates for this school year:

April 17
May 1
May 15
May 29 (last one for the school year)

Digitial Newspapers Available

Just a reminder that we have FREE Online Digital Newspapers at:

Philadelphia Inquirer at http://nie.philly.com/
login:  nie.philly@plumsteadchristian.org
password: 10823

Doylestown Intelligencer at http://www.mynewsonthego.com/theintell
username: nied83704
password: library55

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-logo1BOX 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.

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

LandsendOur 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.

MARKETING MINUTES

See us living the mission every day, Join us on FacebookPCS

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We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details.

Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteer Sign-up Form

Let’s Do Lunch – Lunch Volunteer Form

Volunteer Clearances

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Founders Forum with Lee Strobel

There is still time to purchase your tickets for this year’s Founders Forum on April 23, 2018.  We are excited and blessed to be welcoming Lee Strobel, author of the best selling book, “The Case for Christ,” to PCS this year.  Tickets for the event can be purchased at pcs.thundertix.com.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Pat Fitzpatrick at pfitzpatrick@pcspa.org.

Fine Arts Festival

The Upper School will be celebrating the arts on Thursday, April 26th at the annual Fine Arts Festival.

Reminder!

Second Annual Association Meeting – originally scheduled for early May, this meeting will now be held May 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  At this meeting, association members hear from men and women who have been nominated and vetted for board service.  They will also vote on new board members and hear a financial report from our Board Treasurer in addition to having the opportunity for a question and answer session and corporate prayer.

Yearbook

The deadline for ordering your yearbook is fast approaching. April 30th is the last day. We have to submit orders very soon. If you wish to make a purchase please click on the following link: http://www.jostens.com/.

Plumstead Summer Camps!

Tired of your children sitting on the couch all summer watching TV and playing video games? Well, sign them up for PCS Summer Camps. This year PCS summer camps are back and better than ever. These include Basketball Camp, Field Hockey Camp, Camp Sport Time, and a PCS all-time favorite – Adventure Camp. This year we will also be offering several weeks of Drone Racing camps!  For more details, please click HERE. For any questions, please email Tim Drake at tdrake@plumsteadchristian.org  Limited spots available so register ASAP! Camp registration can also be done online at plumsteadchristian.org

Hurricane Relief

We are pleased to partner with Hands In Service to provide continued relief to the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.  Please see the  Puerto Rico Relief Initiative Flyer for needed items.  Donations can be dropped off at the Upper School.

Library Lowdown

Congratulations to the Reading Olympics Superbooks!   This middle school team read 45 titles in 2 months resulting in a First Place, Blue Ribbon for this read-aholic team.  Furthermore, most books were read multiple times so almost 100 books were read in a very short time!  Way to go, Superbooks!

Nurse Needed

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/.

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2018-2019 Calendarcalendar

Are you trying to plan trips for the 2018 – 2019 school year? Please refer to our calendar overview for important dates such as the first day of school, school breaks and days off, graduations and the last day of school.  You can see the Upper School calendar overview HERE.

Hot Lunch Program

This year the Middle and Upper School hot lunch program will be administered by La Petite Soiree, owned and operated by Andrea Jacoby, PCS parent.  (Andrea has been providing hot lunches for the Lower School for the past few years.)  Lunches and snacks will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Please go to https://pcsupper.h1.hotlunchonline.net/ to view menus and order lunches. Contact Jo Smeland with any questions.

Library Lowdown

We just added a new shelf of FREE books. Lots of art, history, classics … and more.  Stop in soon!  They are on the bottom shelf of the reference counter by my desk.

LOOK UP TITLES FROM HOME!

 Visit http://www.plumsteadchristian.org/parent-resources-2/library/ to look up titles.

 Reserve by emailing hslibrary@plumsteadchristian.org with details.

Online Newspapers

FREE online newspapers (corrected login info)!  Students, parents, and staff alike may access from home or school!  Pages can be printed.

Philadelphia Inquirer at http://nie.philly.com/

login:  hslibrary@plumsteadchristian.org

password: library55

Doylestown Intelligencer at http://www.mynewsonthego.com/theintell  

username: nied83704

password: library55

Champs

Champs4Parents of preschoolers: Beginning Thursday, September 21, please join us on Thursday mornings for a FREE parent and child(ren) playgroup.  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 jweaver@plumsteadchristian.org.

Purchase of a personalized, commemorative tile!

Tile FundNow 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.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

LandsendOur PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

PrintPLAY THE RIGHT WAY, PLAY FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” – Colossians 3:17

Follow PCS Athletics on instagramand Like PCS Athletics onFacebook-logo-PSD (2)for Athletic news and last minute game schedule changes, etc.

PRAYER 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.

Here are the remaining dates for this school year:

April 17
May 1
May 15
May 29 (last one for the school year)

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-logo1BOX 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.

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

MARKETING MINUTES

See us living the mission every day, Join us on FacebookPCS

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We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details:
Lunch helpers, contact Jo Smeland: jsmeland@plumsteadchristian.org
Event tech parent volunteers, contact Mrs. Nusser: snusser@plumsteadchristian.org
Booster Club
Volunteer Clearances

US Grade Banners sm

us_whats_new

Founders Forum with Lee Strobel

There is still time to purchase your tickets for this year’s Founders Forum on April 23, 2018.  We are excited and blessed to be welcoming Lee Strobel, author of the best selling book, “The Case for Christ,” to PCS this year.  Tickets for the event can be purchased at pcs.thundertix.com.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Pat Fitzpatrick at pfitzpatrick@pcspa.org.

Fine Arts Festival

The Upper School will be celebrating the arts on Thursday, April 26th at the annual Fine Arts Festival.

Reminder!

Second Annual Association Meeting – originally scheduled for early May, this meeting will now be held May 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  At this meeting, association members hear from men and women who have been nominated and vetted for board service.  They will also vote on new board members and hear a financial report from our Board Treasurer in addition to having the opportunity for a question and answer session and corporate prayer.

Yearbook

The deadline for ordering your yearbook is fast approaching. April 30th is the last day. We have to submit orders very soon. If you wish to make a purchase please click on the following link: http://www.jostens.com/.

Hurricane Relief

We are pleased to partner with Hands In Service to provide continued relief to the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.  Please see the  Puerto Rico Relief Initiative Flyer for needed items.  Donations can be dropped off at the Upper School.

Local Scholarship Opportunity

Are you a graduating senior who lives in Chalfont Borough, New Britain Borough or New Britain Township with academic success and community involvement? If so, you may be eligible for one of two $1,000 scholarships from The New Britain Township Republican Club. For more information, visit https://nbtrc.org/scholarship.

College Connection

The January – March edition of the College Connection is now available! It includes valuable information on “Six Tips for College Bound High School Juniors” and “College Rejection: It’s OK if you didn’t get into your dream school.” Click on the PCS College Connection to read it all.

Rutgers Tours

Rutgers School of Engineering is offering tours for prospective students on Friday, April 20.  Department options include one of the following:

  • Biomedical & Chemical/Biochemical
  • Civil/Environmental & Materials Science
  • Electrical/Computer & Industrial Systems
  • Mechanical/Aerospace & Applied Science/Packaging

To learn more about the engineering tours, please visit soe.rutgers.edu/tours.

Scholarship Corner

There are MANY college scholarships available from a variety of sources. Click HERE to see the current list of available scholarships and check back often as new scholarships will be listed as they become available.  The deadlines for many of these scholarships are approaching soon.

Summer Program Opportunities

Exciting, new opportunities are available for the summer of 2018.  You can read the details of the current opportunities HERE.

Library Lowdown

Congratulations to the Reading Olympics Superbooks!   This middle school team read 45 titles in 2 months resulting in a First Place, Blue Ribbon for this read-aholic team.  Furthermore, most books were read multiple times so almost 100 books were read in a very short time!  Way to go, Superbooks!

Nurse Needed

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/.

us_whats_ongoing

2018-2019 Calendarcalendar

Are you trying to plan trips for the 2018 – 2019 school year? Please refer to our calendar overview for important dates such as the first day of school, school breaks and days off, graduations and the last day of school.  You can see the Upper School calendar overview HERE.

Hot Lunch Program

This year the Middle and Upper School hot lunch program will be administered by La Petite Soiree, owned and operated by Andrea Jacoby, PCS parent.  (Andrea has been providing hot lunches for the Lower School for the past few years.)  Lunches and snacks will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Please go to https://pcsupper.h1.hotlunchonline.net/ to view menus and order lunches. Contact Jo Smeland with any questions.

Library Lowdown

LOOK UP TITLES FROM HOME!

 Visit http://www.plumsteadchristian.org/parent-resources-2/library/ to look up titles.

 Reserve by emailing hslibrary@plumsteadchristian.org with details.

Online Newspapers

FREE online newspapers (corrected login info)!  Students, parents, and staff alike may access from home or school!  Pages can be printed.

Philadelphia Inquirer at http://nie.philly.com/

login:  hslibrary@plumsteadchristian.org

password: library55

Doylestown Intelligencer at http://www.mynewsonthego.com/theintell  

username: nied83704

password: library55

Champs

Champs4Parents 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 jweaver@plumsteadchristian.org.

Purchase of a personalized, commemorative tile!

Tile FundNow 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.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

PrintPLAY THE RIGHT WAY, PLAY FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” – Colossians 3:17.

Follow PCS Athletics on instagramand Like PCS Athletics onFacebook-logo-PSD (2)for Athletic news and last minute game schedule changes, etc.

Prayer 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.

Here are the remaining dates for this school year:

April 17
May 1
May 15
May 29 (last one for the school year)

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-logo1BOX 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.

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

LandsendOur PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728.

MARKETING MINUTES

See us living the mission every day, Join us on FacebookPCS

us_volounteer

We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details.
Lunch helpers, contact Jo Smeland: jsmeland@plumsteadchristian.org
Event tech parent volunteers, contact Mrs. Nusser: snusser@plumsteadchristian.org
Booster Club
Volunteer Clearances