Week 31

Student led conferences were fantastic! I’m so proud of how the students took control and created their own conference. They’ve worked very hard this week creating their portfolios, choosing pieces of work to show their parents, and making sure their script was filled out. In Social Studies we have been continuing our Pioneer Simulation. The students are beginning to realize how hard life was on the trail. They’ve worked together as a team to make some tough decisions and have traveled farther along the Hacker Trail. Our 4th graders will have a test on Tuesday the 14th to end our fractions unit. Study, study, study! Everyone turned in their opinion papers, and I cannot wait to read them. We have some seriously talented writers in the this class.

Next week, we will continue along the Hacker Trail. Let’s see what fate awaits us! In 4th grade, we will be starting a new unit on measurement and will have a pre-assessment as well. The pre-assessment will just help me gauge where everyone is as far as their knowledge on measuring. 3rd and 4th grade will work on a mini unit about poetry and reading plays. PARCC testing will also begin next week! Whew! If you want to look at some great websites to practice math or have different concepts explained to you, try these out:



Extra Extra!

  • PCCS is happy to again offer summer camp to both PCCS families as well as those in the surrounding area.  Camp Wildside will run from June 5th until July 28th; we are offering three and five-day options for students entering grades 1-8 in the fall. Should you need it, I have attached a registration packet to this post and here is a link to the registration posted on the PCCS website.
  • The Green Team is pleased to announce their upcoming workshop on Composting! At this workshop, participating families will make their own worm composting systems to take home!  The workshop will be on April 13, 5:30-7 pm. A flyer is attached is attached to this post with more information.


Important dates:

Wednesday, March 15th–Early Release; Dismissal at 1pm
Friday, March 17thTrack Forms Due Today
SAVE THE DATE: Family Dance Saturday, April 29th!