April 14, 2015
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Mark Your Calendars
April 15-DEADLINE FOR RE-ENROLLMENT
April 27-29-Achievement Testing gr 1-10
April 16-Prospective Family Open House 7pm
May 1-Blood Drive
April 17-ACSI Math Olympics grades 3-8
May 2-SAT’s at PCS
April 21-All SCHOOL MEETING 6:30 pm/Board meeting to follow
May 7-Elementary Spring Concert 7pm
April 23-25-High School Musical
May 7-8-High School Work-A-Thon
As a reminder to all PCS families, the re-enrollment deadline is tomorrow; Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
It is very important that you pay attention to the deadline dates that are on the re-enrollment form as we will be adhering to these dates as stated. This year, we are anticipating record enrollment numbers and may have to close certain grades. If you do not return the re-enrollment form by the deadline date, along with the $50 re-enrollment fee, we cannot guarantee your child(ren) a spot for next year. DO NOT DELAY as this will be handled on a first come, first serve basis.
Hanging Basket Fundraiser!
Turn in your Hanging Flower Basket orders by Tuesday, April 14th! Please make checks payable to PCS Senior Class. Thank you for supporting the senior class!
On Saturday, April 11, PCS participated in the Maysville Archery Tournament in Zanesville, Ohio. We had enough archers to compete as a team and received a Third Place trophy in the High School Division. Leks DeLattre also received two, second place trophies in the Fourth Grade Boys Division and the Fourth Grade Boys 3-D Target Division. Congratulations to all of our archers!!
Tickets for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on sale now!
Tickets for the spring musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are now on sale. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for college students, and $5 for students. Children 4 and under are free. Doors open at 6 PM the nights of the show, and seating is not reserved; it is on a first come, first serve basis. Please return the attached form with payment to Craig Carnahan to purchase your tickets.
1) Do you own a business or know someone who does? Support the Fine Arts by placing an advertisement in the program of the Spring Musical! See the attached form for more information.
2) Encourage the cast and crew of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by submitting an encouragement ad to Jill Allshouse. See attached form for more information.
Concessions for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
On Wednesday, April 22 donations of refreshments are needed for the 1:00 matinee; Thursday, April 23 ; Friday, April 24; and Saturday, April 25, P.C.S. Fine Arts is presenting Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at 7:00 in the gym. We will need donations for meals and concessions. For those who have already signed up, I will be contacting you via e-mail. Others who wish to contribute, please fill out this form (attached) and return it to the office by Thursday, April 16. Fine Arts sincerely appreciates your contributions and support. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at (724) 282-4767 or
. It is easier for me to communicate via e-mail; please include your e-mail address if you have one.
Gratefully in Him,
Sheila A. Powers
SAT at PCS-May 2, 2015
PCS will be a test center again this year for the SAT on May 2. If you wish to take the test at PCS, this will be the only date on which you can do this until next year. Please see Mr. Carnahan with any questions.
Achievement Testing News
Please be advised of a change from last year regarding Achievement Testing.
ALL students in grades 1-10 will participate in taking the Terra Nova 3 this year April 27 – May 1, 2015 Please remember these dates when making your plans as it is difficult for students to make up these tests once the testing week has passed.
Please contact Mr. Saunders if you have questions.
Achievement Testing Volunteers Needed
PCS is looking for a few adults who are available during the week of April 27th to help administer achievement tests. Preference will be given to persons possessing education degrees. Those interested should contact Sharon Schaming, PCS Resource Coordinator, at 724-368-8787 ext. 208. Thank you!
Volunteer Hours Opportunity
The office is in need of several parents who would like to assist in getting the Terra Nova Achievement Tests ready for the students. We would like to get the student info bubble sections filled out on the sheets to save time and avoid errors in scoring. If this is something you are interested in, please contact the office and we will let you know when we will be working on them.
Physics Day at Kennywood
On May 19th, the physics students will take a trip to Kennywood for Physics Day. We currently need chaperones who are willing to join us for the day. The cost of the trip is $26. We will be leaving at 8:30 and returning at 6:30pm. If you are interested, please contact Adam Moyer at
for more information. Thanks so much for your help. We’re looking forward to a fun trip!
Elementary Spring Concert Date
The elementary spring concert is Thursday May 7 @ 7pm in the gym. All elementary are performing and expected to attend.
Band Instructor Position
PCS is seeking an instrumental music instructor to begin work in the 2015-2016 school term. The position could be part time or full time, depending on the individual and their recruitment of students for individual instruction. The school pays a stipend for instructing up to three ensembles or band groupings, including elementary band, high
school band, and a string, brass, guitar or piano ensemble. Qualified applicants should submit their resume to Mr. Saunders by April 15th.
Substitute Nurse Position
We are in need of a substitute school nurse for the remainder of this year, and a substitute position for the 2015-2016 school year. If interested please contact Ronee Haller or Lauren McDonald here at the school, or Ronee’s cell at (724)991-1132.
PCS College Program
To students and parents of students currently enrolled in the College Within the High School Program at PCS:
We are happy to inform you that we will once again be offering a summer course at PCS through BC3 that will count as college credit. The class is ENGL 203, an introductory course to Shakespeare. This class, taken in conjunction with the other five College Within the High School (CWHS) classes we offer during the year, gives students the opportunity to graduate high school with 18 potentially transferrable credits. For most students, this is more than a semester’s worth of credits completed before even entering college and at a much lower cost than would be available anywhere else. Besides these obvious practical benefits, the opportunity to take these classes in our distinctively Christian environment is an added bonus.
Students must have taken ENGL 101 as a prerequisite. While it is possible for us to offer the class if there are fewer than ten students, we need to get as close to that number as possible. Many of the students who took the class last summer gave very positive feedback, some even mentioning that it was their favorite CWHS class that they took at PCS. The class begins prior to school letting out for the summer then continues for two days a week, three hours per day for approximately six weeks.
Registration is at the beginning of May, so we need to know by Tuesday, April 28 who is planning on taking the class. Please prayerfully consider whether or not this is a good option for you and let Mrs. Powers or the office know whether you will be taking the class prior to the deadline.
PCS Kennywood day is Friday June 19. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased in the office. The cost is 25.00.
A Math Blast for area school children will take place the morning of April 18 at Grove City College. Please see the attached flyer.