PCSSD is now accepting applications for the 3 and 4 year old ABC PreK Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Space is limited! Apply now online through the PreK section of the pcssd.org website or drop by the school for a hard copy of the application. If you have any further questions, please call the school or email the PreK department directly at Prek@pcssd.org
Today is Volunteer Recognition Day. Thank you to the many volunteers across PCSSD who have continued to find creative ways to volunteer and support our students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Grades 3-5; ACT Aspire Testing tomorrow Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21. All students will be tested at school tomorrow and Wednesday. This includes traditional, blended, and virtual just like last week. Thank you so much for your help last week! Let's finish strong! Remember to be on time, have your chromebook charged, and stay focused to earn the waterslide incentive in May. Thank you!
PBS KIDS is encouraging parents to work with children to help them learn spatial reasoning. This can be something as easy as the Hokey Pokey, or even something fun like creating and following a treasure map. https://www.pbs.org/parents/which-way-map-activities-for-kids #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
April is Occupational Therapy Month. Thank you to the many PCSSD occupational therapists who work with our students every day! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Oakbrooke Elementary will implement 2nd choice lunches starting Monday, April 19 in GRADES 3-5 ONLY. Students in grades 3-5 can choose if they want 1st choice or 2nd choice lunch trays. Second choice for each day is as follows: Monday- chicken nuggets, Tuesday- beef taco, Wednesday- no second choice, Thursday- chili cheese fries, Friday- pizza. Students must decide on their lunch choice in the morning at the homeroom lunch count.
This is Educator Commitment Signing Week to celebrate students who are committed to the teaching profession. We are proud of the many students who are declaring their commitment to the field of education this week! #TeachArkansas #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
April is Financial Literacy Month and today is National Teach Children to Save Day. Economics Arkansas is hosting a design-and-create a savings bank contest for families and classrooms. Deadline for entry is April 19. https://www.economicsarkansas.org/for_teachers/financial-literacy-project-create-a-savings-bank.html #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. SUNDAY: Elevating the Essential & Health Workforce. Worker protections, like PPE & sick leave, mean better health outcomes for employees. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Elevating-Workforce #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. SATURDAY: Uplifting Mental Health & Wellness. Physical activity, sleep, a well-balanced diet, & gratitude can improve mental health. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Mental-Health-and-Wellness #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Thank you Assistant Principal Mrs. Rachel Dukes! Mrs. Dukes is married with 2 daughters. Her favorite vacation spot is the Bahamas. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. FRIDAY: Building COVID-19 Resilience. Our public health systems need to be better equipped to respond to future public health emergencies. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/COVID-19-Resilience #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
This is National Assistant Principals Week. We are highlighting the hard work and dedication from our amazing assistant principals across the district. Thank you for all you do! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. THURSDAY: Galvanizing Climate Justice. Communities with greater cohesion have better health outcomes after climate-related disasters. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Climate-Justice #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
World Health Day focuses worldwide attention on important aspects of global health. The World Health Organization is calling to eliminate health inequities, as part of a global campaign to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. WEDNESDAY: Strengthening Community. Look for ways to address public health concerns like a community garden or donating healthy food options. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Strengthening-Community #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. TUESDAY: Advancing Racial Equity. Educating providers about outcome disparities & improving care quality are important to reduce mortality. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Racial-Equity #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
This is National Assistant Principals Week. Stay tuned this week as we highlight the assistant principals from across the district! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
For Blended Students This is a reminder for parents and students about upcoming ACT Aspire testing. We will test: Reading on Tuesday, April 13 Science on Wednesday, April 14 Math on Thursday, April 15 Writing on Tuesday, April 20 English on Wednesday, April 21 All students need to be here at school on these days. There is no virtual testing! Please be sure your child is rested and ready to do their best. Testing will begin at 7:45 a.m. Blended students will be coming to school on test days, which may not be their regular school days. If they normally ride the bus, they will be able to ride the bus on all testing days. Students will have a rubric to follow on testing days. They must be here, have their chromebooks charged, use their scrap paper and try their best. Students who follow the rubric will be rewarded with a Waterslide Day in May.
This is a reminder for parents and students about upcoming ACT Aspire testing. We will test: Reading on Tues. April 13 Science on Wed., April 14 Math on Thur., April 15 Writing on Tues., April 20 English on Wed. , April 21 All students need to be here at school on testing. There is no virtual testing! Please be sure your child is rested and ready to do their best. Testing will begin at 7:45 a.m. The State of Arkansas requires all students to be at school tested. No parents are allowed in the building. Virtual students will not be tested in the regular classroom. They will be tested in an empty classroom with a certified teacher. They will be socially distanced and will need to wear a mask. VIrtual students do not need to wear a school uniform on these days. Testing takes about 2 hours. Students will be allowed to call home when they have completed their test to be picked up or they can stay all day at school and log into their google classrooms from the designated area. Students can eat both breakfast and lunch at school. The deadline to sign up for transportation was March 19th. If you did not sign up then you are responsible for getting your child to and from school. Students will have a rubric to follow on testing days. They must be here, have their chromebooks charged, use their scrap paper and try their best. Students who follow the rubric will be rewarded with a Waterslide day in May separate from the traditional and blended students.