Plumstead Campus Connection

 

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

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Music and Arts Festival

Join us on Wednesday, May 24th at 1:30 PM for our Fine Arts Festival put on by the Music and Art departments.  Portfolio Party and Book Fair to follow.   See all the details here.

Portfolio Party

Plan to join us on May 24th from 3 – 4:30 for this year’s Portfolio Party.  This is a special time to come and see all of the great work your child has done this year.  View the Portfolio Party Flyer for full details.  Please be sure your child turns in his/her Portfolio Party Transportation Form, so we know how your child is getting home on this fun day!

Scholastic Book Fair

Join us in the library for our end-of-year Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair during the Portfolio Party (May 24th–3:00-5:00).  All books are buy one get one free, so it’s the perfect time to stock-up for summer reading!

Dress Down Day Cards

The week of May 30th is your last chance to use up any dress down day cards.  Normally, Dress Down Day Cards may only be used on Fridays, but this is your chance to use any saved cards before the end of the year.  They may be used any day from Tuesday, May 30th – Friday, June 2nd. Read all of the details here.

Field Day

Students in 1st through 5th grade will be enjoying a day of fun and games on Monday, June 5 at our annual Field Day.  Read the Field Day Flyer for all of the details about how you can volunteer to help!

PTF Spirit Wear

Looking for a gift for a Kindergarten, 5th, 8th or Senior Graduation?  Need a refresh on your PCS polo shirts?  Want a tank top or shorts to wear this summer?  Look at our spirit wear sale which is on until May 22nd.   You will have your items delivered to school by the first week of June.  Order here: https://www.agpestores.com/knasales/groups.php.

All proceeds will go to our teacher and staff end of year bonuses! 

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We are excited to announce that this year we are expanding the PCS Lower School Camps! We are offering 4 weeks of fun and creative camps. If you are interested in signing up your child for these camps, please click here for all the details. Spots are limited, so sign up quickly! If you have any questions please contact Tim Drake at tdrake@plumsteadchristian.org.

ADDITIONAL SUMMER CAMPsoccer

This year we will be offering a PCS Soccer Camp. This camp will be held at the Upper Campus the week of June 26-30. We are very pleased to announce that Justin Brautigam and Andrew Johnson will be running this summer camp. Justin and Andrew are PCS graduates, who were captains of the PCS soccer team the won the District Championship in 2014. Both of them currently play collegiate soccer and will be running a fantastic camp this summer. If you are interested in this camp, please click here for more information. Also, don’t forget to check out the other PCS summer camps we offer and sign up ASAP as spots are filling up!

Best of Bucks!best-of-facebook-post-intell

Hey PCS Family! The Best of Bucks 2017 voting is on! The past 2 years, we’ve been thrilled to be voted as “Best Private School” and “One of the Best Fundraisers” for our Annual Founders Forum.

The time to vote for the 2017 awards is now! Please visit, http://TheIntell.com/BestOf and vote for us in both categories! For Private School, choose the “Kids and Family” category and choose the Private School tab and write in “Plumstead Christian School Plumsteadville.” For best fundraiser, go to the “Living Local” category and choose the Fundraiser tab and write in “Plumstead Christian School Founders Forum.”

Thanks so much for your support of PCS! We are honored to have your votes!

Nurse’s Nook – EXAMS NEEDED

As we look ahead to next school year please be sure your child/children have all their necessary medical and dental exams.  All exams are due by August 15, 2017.  Click here for a complete list of all exams needed for each grade.

immunizations!

Parents, make sure your student’s immunizations are up-to-date for next school year..  All immunizations are due by AUGUST 15!  Click here to see all the required immunizations for each grade.

Annual Dinner Auction

Our Auction Committee is hard at work getting ready for this year’s annual dinner auction which has been moved to the fall on September 30, 2017.  This year’s theme, Under the Big Top, will feature live circus entertainers, local food trucks and vendors, and hundreds of items up for auction! We are really looking forward to a wonderfully fun evening! In order to make this event a success; we are looking for Corporate and/or Individual Sponsors.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please contact Chrissie Duncan at cduncan@plumsteadchristian.org.

2017-2018 Calendarcalendar

Are you trying to plan your summer vacations or trips for the 2017 – 2018 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.  Families of 5th graders, you can see the Upper School calendar overview here.

Classroom Websites

Don’t forget to check your child’s weekly classroom newsletter on your teacher’s class website!
Mrs. Taylor
Mrs. Zaskoda
Mrs. Finley
Mrs. Stern
Mrs. Hunter
Mrs. Salyer
Mr. Drake
Adventures in Art for all grades

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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.

PRAYER AND SUPPORT

MOMS IN PRAYER

downloadHaving children in Christian school doesn’t mean they don’t need prayer. Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School at 8:45 AM most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year (please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates). Please sign-in at the office when you come to pray. Moms from the Lower, Middle and Upper schools are encouraged to join us whenever you are able. We gather together to pray for our children, staff, board members, and school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

PRAYING DADS

PrayingDadPlumstead is blessed to have a group of dads who have committed to a monthly prayer walk around the school to pray for God’s protection over each student, teacher, and staff member. They meet at 6:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month. For the odd numbered months they meet at the Lower School and for the even numbered months they meet at the Upper School. If you would be interested in joining this group please contact Mrs. Miquel or Mrs. Nusser, and they will forward your name and contact information to the group.BLANK SPACE

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.

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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 2016-2017 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

GIANT FOOD STORE A+ PROGRAM

Beginning October 9, 2016 through March 17, 2017, Plumstead Christian School has the opportunity to earn cash through GIANT A+ School Rewards Program.  For your purchases to count though, you must have your Giant bonus card registered with the program.  If you registered last year, you do not need to re-register.  You can visit the website to verify correct school assignment.  Also, don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same; it could mean more cash for our school! Registration only takes about two minutes.

To register beginning September 14th:

  • Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus select CUSTOMER REGISTRATION to register online using your BONUSCARD
  • Once on the site make sure you designate Plumstead Christian School (ID#23521) 

After you register your card, each shopping trip at GIANT using your BONUSCARD earns CASH for our school. Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the GIANT website. You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt and online when you create an account at http://www.giantfoodstores.com. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program. The money can be used for any of our school’s educational needs.

*Phone numbers may not be used to designate. If you do not know your 11-digit BONUSCARD number, call the Card Hotline at 1-888-814-4268 and select OPTION #2.

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

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We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details.
Lunch Volunteer Sign-Up Form 2016-17
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upcoming middle school events – Mark your calendars!

  • May 26 – Day of Service- Students will be serving at New Life Island during the school day. Students will return to school before 3 PM.
  • June 2 – Game Night and Dodgeball Tournament  3:00-5:30 PM.  5th grade students from our Lower Campus are welcome to join for this event.  More details will be sent out soon.
  • June 6-8– Middle School Harvey Cedars Trip.  Final Information and Registration Form were sent out during the last week of April.  Payment is due May 12.

Spring Sports Banquet

Join us as we celebrate our Middle School and Varsity Spring athletes at our Spring Sports Athletic Banquet, Monday night, May 22nd in the Rhine Gymnasium at 6:30 PM.  You can read all of the details here.

PTF Spirit Wear

Looking for a gift for a Kindergarten, 5th, 8th or Senior Graduation?  Need a refresh on your PCS polo shirts?  Want a tank top or shorts to wear this summer?  Look at our spirit wear sale which is on until May 22nd.   You will have your items delivered to school by the first week of June.  Order here: https://www.agpestores.com/knasales/groups.php.

All proceeds will go to our teacher and staff end of year bonuses! 

Legos Needed!legos

The Lower School STEM program is in need of Legos!  If you have any spare Legos your family is no longer using please send them into the office labeled “STEM.”  Any donations would be a huge help!

Nurse’s Nook – EXAMS NEEDED

As we look ahead to next school year please be sure your child/children have all their necessary medical and dental exams.  All exams are due by August 15, 2017.  Click here for a complete list of all exams needed for each grade.

immunizations!

Parents, make sure your student’s immunizations are up-to-date for next school year..  All immunizations are due by AUGUST 15!  Click here to see all the required immunizations for each grade.

Best of Bucks!best-of-facebook-post-intell

Hey PCS Family! The Best of Bucks 2017 voting is on! The past 2 years, we’ve been thrilled to be voted as “Best Private School” and “One of the Best Fundraisers” for our Annual Founders Forum.

The time to vote for the 2017 awards is now! Please visit, http://TheIntell.com/BestOf and vote for us in both categories! For Private School, choose the “Kids and Family” category and choose the Private School tab and write in “Plumstead Christian School Plumsteadville.” For best fundraiser, go to the “Living Local” category and choose the Fundraiser tab and write in “Plumstead Christian School Founders Forum.”

Thanks so much for your support of PCS! We are honored to have your votes!

Plumstead Summer Camps

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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 we will be running 4 weeks of summer camp. These include Basketball Camp, Golf Camp, Field Hockey Camp, Camp Sport Time, and a PCS all-time favorite – Adventure Camp. For more details, please click here.. For any questions, please email Tim Drake at tdrake@plumsteadchristian.org. Limited spots available, so register ASAP!

 ADDITIONAL SUMMER CAMPsoccer

This year we will be offering a PCS Soccer Camp. This camp will be held at the Upper Campus the week of June 26-30. We are very pleased to announce that Justin Brautigam and Andrew Johnson will be running this summer camp. Justin and Andrew are PCS graduates, who were captains of the PCS soccer team the won the District Championship in 2014. Both of them currently play collegiate soccer and will be running a fantastic camp this summer. If you are interested in this camp, please click here for more information. Also, don’t forget to check out the other PCS summer camps we offer and sign up ASAP as spots are filling up!

Annual Dinner Auction

Our Auction Committee is hard at work getting ready for this year’s annual dinner auction which has been moved to the fall on September 30, 2017.  This year’s theme, Under the Big Top, will feature live circus entertainers, local food trucks and vendors, and hundreds of items up for auction! We are really looking forward to a wonderfully fun evening! In order to make this event a success; we are looking for Corporate and/or Individual Sponsors.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please contact Chrissie Duncan at cduncan@plumsteadchristian.org.

Library Lowdown

Overdue library books are becoming increasingly frequent.  The policy is outlined below.  Emails are sent to both students and parents as reminders.  Please note that emails are automatically generated by the Renweb Library system so when a student does not return or renew a book before the deadline, the date generates the email.  While our policy is generous, we do feel that holding students accountable for extremely delinquent items or failure to communicate the need for renewal is reasonable.

Policy

* Books are due two weeks after checked out.

* There is a one week grace period after the due date before fines begin.

* To renew a book, students can speak to a librarian on duty, send an email to hslibrary@plumsteadchristian.org, or leave a note on the desk or in the mailbox outside the library door.

* Fines are 10 cents per day beginning after the one week grace period (i.e. three weeks after book was checked out).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.  Thank you for your help!

LOOK UP TITLES FROM HOME!

2017-2018 Calendarcalendar

Are you trying to plan your summer vacations or trips for the 2017 – 2018 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.

Chapel Schedule

Parents have been asking about what’s in store for Chapel each week. You can now view this year’s chapel schedule here.

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Lunch Program

PCS is excited to be offering Smart Lunches.  Tasty lunches are now available to order.

How Smart Lunches Works for Your Family: Visit www.smartlunches.com and describe your child’s tastes & dietary needs. Order healthy lunches from your child’s custom Smart Lunches menu. Professional local caterers prepare fresh, delicious lunches early each morning. Smart Lunches delivers a fresh, healthy lunch directly to your child at school!

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/

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

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  • password: library55

Champs

Champs4Parents of preschoolers: 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.

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

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Having children in Christian school doesn’t mean they don’t need prayer. Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School at 8:45 AM most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year (please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates). Please sign-in at the office when you come to pray. Moms from the Lower, Middle and Upper schools are encouraged to join us whenever you are able. We gather together to pray for our children, staff, board members, and school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

PRAYING DADS

PrayingDadPlumstead is blessed to have a group of dads who have committed to a monthly prayer walk around the school to pray for God’s protection over each student, teacher, and staff member. They meet at 6:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month. For the odd numbered months they meet at the Lower School and for the even numbered months they meet at the Upper School. If you would be interested in joining this group please contact Mrs. Miquel or Mrs. Nusser, and they will forward your name and contact information to the group.

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 2016-2017 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

GIANT FOOD STORE A+ PROGRAM

Beginning October 2016 through March 2017, Plumstead Christian School has the opportunity to earn cash through GIANT A+ School Rewards Program.  For your purchases to count though, you must have your Giant bonus card registered with the program.  If you registered this year, you do not need to re-register.  You can visit the website to verify correct school assignment.  Also, don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same.  It could mean more Cash for our school.  Registration takes about two minutes.

To register beginning September:

  • Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus select CUSTOMER REGISTRATION to register online using your BONUSCARD
  • Once on the site make sure you designate Plumstead Christian School (ID#23521) 

After you register your card, each shopping trip at GIANT using your BONUSCARD earns CASH for our school. Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the GIANT website. You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt and online when you create an account at http://www.giantfoodstores.com. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program. The money can be used for any of our school’s educational needs.

*Phone numbers may not be used to designate. If you do not know your 11-digit BONUSCARD number, call the Card Hotline at 1-888-814-4268 and select OPTION #2.

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:

MS/US PTF Volunteer Sign-Up Form 2016-17
Lunch helpers, contact Jo Smeland: jsmeland@plumsteadchristian.org
Event tech parent volunteers, contact Mrs. Nusser: snusser@plumsteadchristian.org
Booster Club
Volunteer Clearances

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Spring Sports Banquet

Join us as we celebrate our Middle School and Varsity Spring athletes at our Spring Sports Athletic Banquet, Monday Night, May 22nd in the Rhine Gymnasium at 6:30 PM.  You can read all of the details here.

PTF Spirit Wear

Looking for a gift for a Kindergarten, 5th, 8th or Senior Graduation?  Need a refresh on your PCS polo shirts?  Want a tank top or shorts to wear this summer?  Look at our spirit wear sale which is on until May 22nd.   You will have your items delivered to school by the first week of June.  Order here: https://www.agpestores.com/knasales/groups.php.

All proceeds will go to our teacher and staff end of year bonuses! 

New Summer SAT Date Added!

For the first time since the 1970’s, the College Board will be offering a summer administration of the SAT. The inaugural summer exam is scheduled for August 26, 2017 and will recur annually. The January SAT date, often cited as an unpopular option, will be phased out after its final appearance in 2017. Be sure to register now as space is limited.

Nurse’s Nook – EXAMS NEEDED!

As we look ahead to next school year please be sure your child/children have all their necessary medical and dental exams.  All exams are due by August 15, 2017.  Click here for a complete list of all exams needed for each grade.

immunizations!

Parents, make sure your student’s immunizations are up-to-date for next school year..  All immunizations are due by AUGUST 15!  Click here to see all the required immunizations for each grade.

Legos Needed!legos

The Lower School STEM program is in need of Legos!  If you have any spare Legos your family is no longer using please send them into the office labeled “STEM.”  Any donations would be a huge help!

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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 we will be running 4 weeks of summer camp. These include Basketball Camp, Golf Camp, Field Hockey Camp, Camp Sport Time, and a PCS all-time favorite – Adventure Camp. For more details, please click here.. For any questions, please email Tim Drake at tdrake@plumsteadchristian.org. Limited spots available, so register ASAP!

ADDITIONAL SUMMER CAMPsoccer

This year we will be offering a PCS Soccer Camp. This camp will be held at the Upper Campus the week of June 26-30. We are very pleased to announce that Justin Brautigam and Andrew Johnson will be running this summer camp. Justin and Andrew are PCS graduates, who were captains of the PCS soccer team the won the District Championship in 2014. Both of them currently play collegiate soccer and will be running a fantastic camp this summer. If you are interested in this camp, please click here for more information. Also, don’t forget to check out the other PCS summer camps we offer and sign up ASAP as spots are filling up!

Best of Bucks!best-of-facebook-post-intell

Hey PCS Family! The Best of Bucks 2017 voting is on! The past 2 years, we’ve been thrilled to be voted as “Best Private School” and “One of the Best Fundraisers” for our Annual Founders Forum.

The time to vote for the 2017 awards is now! Please visit, http://TheIntell.com/BestOf and vote for us in both categories! For Private School, choose the “Kids and Family” category and choose the Private School tab and write in “Plumstead Christian School Plumsteadville.” For best fundraiser, go to the “Living Local” category and choose the Fundraiser tab and write in “Plumstead Christian School Founders Forum.”

Thanks so much for your support of PCS! We are honored to have your votes!

Summer Robotics Camp

A new Summer Robotics Camp is being offered to high school students, grades 9 through 12, by the School of Engineering at Widener University, August 7-10, 2017. Students interested in honing their robotics skills are welcome to join us for a fun-filled yet intellectually challenging Robotics Camp that will begin 9:00 AM and conclude 4:00 PM each day.  The cost is $400 per student (including lunch).  There is opportunity for both basic and advanced builders/competitors to increase their design and programming skills in the School of Engineering classroom and laboratory environment. Students can find out more information and register at www.widener.edu/vexroboticscamp.

Opportunities with Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

Applications are being accepted for six-week, summer jobs for 15-18 year-olds on 14 crews across the state to work in state parks and forests. Transportation to and from work sites from designated pick up and drop off locations, breakfast, and lunch are provided. The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offer paid work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to young people who complete recreation and conservation projects at state parks, forest lands, and other public lands. Find out more information at http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/outdoorcorps/.

Da Vinci Science Center Opportunities

The Da Vinci Science Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for people ages 15 and up. These exciting opportunities welcome volunteers who enjoy working with people while bringing science to life and lives to science. For more information and the application visit the DSC website: http://www.davincisciencecenter.org/about/dsc-volunteer-opportunities/

Annual Dinner Auction

Our Auction Committee is hard at work getting ready for this year’s annual dinner auction which has been moved to the fall on September 30, 2017.  This year’s theme, Under the Big Top, will feature live circus entertainers, local food trucks and vendors, and hundreds of items up for auction! We are really looking forward to a wonderfully fun evening! In order to make this event a success; we are looking for Corporate and/or Individual Sponsors.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please contact Chrissie Duncan at cduncan@plumsteadchristian.org.

2017-2018 Calendarcalendar

Are you trying to plan your summer vacations or trips for the 2017 – 2018 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.

College Connection

The PCS College Connection is a quarterly publication that provides articles, tips and other useful information to guide juniors, seniors and their parents in the college admissions planning process.Click here to read the current edition of the PCS College Connection. In it you will find “Tips for Getting the Most out of Khan Academy SAT Prep” and “11 Best Ways to Find a College Scholarship.”

Scholarship Opportunities!scholarship-clipart-Scholarships

  • The Attorneys at Groth and Associates are offering a $1,000 scholarship to one student to use towards furthering their education. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and write a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. Application Deadline is July 31, 2017.  Click on the link to complete application and submit your essay. http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/ details: http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/scholarship.html
  •  Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship: High school seniors interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college are eligible for this $1,000 scholarship. Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it. Due Date: June 1, 2017
  • Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship: High school seniors who are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college are eligible for this $1,000 scholarship. Visit our website http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. Due Date: June 1, 2017
  • The Katherine G. Ryan County Scholarship Fund is available to high school seniors who reside in Bucks County, PA, and are in the top 1/5 of their class. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2017. Click on the link here for the application and more information.
  • The EGC Women in Law Scholarship is now available to any female high school senior nationwide. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.  The award amount is $1,500.   You can find the application and details here: http://www.egclegal.com/salt-lake-city-utah-car-accidents-lawyer/#scholarship-application.

Library Lowdown

Overdue library books are becoming increasingly frequent.  The policy is outlined below.  Emails are sent to both students and parents as reminders.  Please note that emails are automatically generated by the Renweb Library system so when a student does not return or renew a book before the deadline, the date generates the email.  While our policy is generous, we do feel that holding students accountable for extremely delinquent items or failure to communicate the need for renewal is reasonable.

Policy

* Books are due two weeks after checked out.

* There is a one week grace period after the due date before fines begin.

* To renew a book, students can speak to a librarian on duty, send an email to hslibrary@plumsteadchristian.org, or leave a note on the desk or in the mailbox outside the library door.

* Fines are 10 cents per day beginning after the one week grace period (i.e. three weeks after book was checked out).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.  Thank you for your help!

LOOK UP TITLES FROM HOME!

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Chapel Schedule

Parents have been asking about what’s in store for Chapel each week. You can now view this year’s chapel schedule here.

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Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

Pennslyvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a week-long intensive summer program that educates high school students about the American free enterprise system.  Students who will be considered sophomores or juniors by June of 2017 are eligible to apply.  For more information click here.

Library Lowdown

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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/

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

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Lunch Program

PCS is excited to be offering Smart Lunches.  Tasty lunches are now available to order.

How Smart Lunches Works for Your Family: Visit www.smartlunches.com and describe your child’s tastes & dietary needs. Order healthy lunches from your child’s custom Smart Lunches menu. Professional local caterers prepare fresh, delicious lunches early each morning. Smart Lunches delivers a fresh, healthy lunch directly to your child at school!

Champs

Champs4Parents of preschoolers: 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

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“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.

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Prayer Support

MOMS IN PRAYER

downloadHaving children in Christian school doesn’t mean they don’t need prayer. Plumstead Christian School’s Moms in Prayer International prayer meetings are held at our Middle/Upper School at 8:45 AM most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year (please check the “UPCOMING EVENTS” at the top of this Plumstead Campus Connection for dates). Please sign-in at the office when you come to pray. Moms from the Lower, Middle and Upper schools are encouraged to join us whenever you are able. We gather together to pray for our children, staff, board members, and school, to impact them for Christ. Any questions, please feel free to call or text Christy Weaver at 732-610-9828.

PRAYING DADS

PrayingDadPlumstead is blessed to have a group of dads who have committed to a monthly prayer walk around the school to pray for God’s protection over each student, teacher, and staff member. They meet at 6:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month. For the odd numbered months they meet at the Lower School and for the even numbered months they meet at the Upper School. If you would be interested in joining this group please contact Mrs. Miquel or Mrs. Nusser and they will forward your name and contact information to the group.

Are you a 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 2016-2017 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

GIANT FOOD STORE A+ PROGRAM

Beginning October 2016 through March 2017, Plumstead Christian School has the opportunity to earn cash through GIANT A+ School Rewards Program.  For your purchases to count though, you must have your Giant bonus card registered with the program.  If you registered this year, you do not need to re-register.  You can visit the website to verify correct school assignment.  Also, don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same.  It could mean more Cash for our school.  Registration takes about two minutes.

To register beginning September:

  • Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus select CUSTOMER REGISTRATION to register online using your BONUSCARD
  • Once on the site make sure you designate Plumstead Christian School (ID#23521) 

After you register your card, each shopping trip at GIANT using your BONUSCARD earns CASH for our school. Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the GIANT website. You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt and online when you create an account at httAp://www.giantfoodstores.com. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program. The money can be used for any of our school’s educational needs. *Phone numbers may not be used to designate. If you do not know your 11-digit BONUSCARD number, call the Card Hotline at 1-888-814-4268 and select OPTION #2.

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

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

MS/US PTF Volunteer Sign-Up Form 2016-17
Lunch helpers, contact Jo Smeland: jsmeland@plumsteadchristian.org
Event tech parent volunteers, contact Mrs. Nusser: snusser@plumsteadchristian.org
Booster Club
Volunteer Clearances