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Elementary Families…Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

By: Webmaster|Date: Aug 17, 2016|Tags: School News

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Dear Parents:

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I trust you are enjoying a wonderful summer with your family and are looking forward to what God is going to do in your child’s life this year.

This year’s elementary chapel theme is “Walk Worthy.”  Our theme verse is Colossians 1:10, That you might WALK WORTHY of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. We are excited to continue our walk through study of the parables of Jesus and the CONNECT Prayer & Mentorship Groups.  There will also be special chapels emphasizing the Six Pillars of Godly Character which are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.  Please pray for our staff as we enter this new school year with the wonderful anticipation of what God is going to do through us as we minister to your family.

If your child has been participating in our summer reading program, “Reading Rocks!” please be sure to turn in your child’s reading record form to your child’s teacher by Thursday, September 8, 2016.

If you made a choice to participate in the Summer Bridge Activities Program, G.R.A.S.P., or myqbook, your child will receive an extra “A” in Reading, English and/or Math for the first quarter. These grades will be averaged into their first quarter grades. To receive this extra grade, simply write a note to your child’s teacher the first week of school indicating your child completed either program. You do not need to send in the finished workbooks as proof!

Important Class List Information

Class lists may be picked up in the Secondary Building in the Activity Center starting Friday, August 26th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. You may also pick up your list any day subsequent to August 26th in the Elementary office. Please note the Plymouth Christian Academy Elementary office will be closed Friday, September 2nd. Class lists are to be picked up in person and will not be available by phone or e-mail. You should have already received an email with your family’s link to the electronic Data Verification Form. Please remember that the deadline for completing this mandatory form is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24th.

P.E. Uniforms/Purple Field Trip T-Shirts

P.E. uniforms for 4th-12th grade, as well as the purple field trip T-shirts for grades 1st-6th, will be available August 26th in the school Activity Center from 9:00am-2:00pm. Students in 1st–6th grade should pick up their shirt and/or gym shorts on August 26th, while here for class list pick-up. T-shirts and/or gym shorts not picked up on August 26th will be available in the big gym on Elementary Visitation Day, September 6th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Extra T-shirts and/or gym shorts will be available for purchase from the P.E. Department the first two weeks of school.

SCHOOL START-UP DATES

Click HERE for the detailed Elementary Calendar
Thursday, August 25: K-12th NEW Parent Orientation, 6pm Auditorium
Friday, August 26: Class List Pick Up, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Activity Center
Tuesday, August 30: Welcome Back Picnic, 4:00-7:00 pm here at the PCA campus!
Thursday, September 1:

    Preschool and Begindergarten Orientation, 6:00 pm
    K-6th ALL Parent Orientation & Open House, 6pm Auditorium
    7th-12th ALL Parent Orientation & Open House, 7pm Butler Gym

Friday, September 2: No School
Monday, September 5: No School – Labor Day
Tuesday, September 6:

    Elementary Visitation Day/Bgn-6th grade and HSP, 9:00-11:00 am
    Families may bring their children to meet their teacher, bring school supplies and find out where their lockers and desks are located. Siblings are welcome to attend. Parents are asked to stay with their children and may drop in any time between 9-11am. This is not a formal school day. Students are not required to wear dress code to Visitation Day. 7th-12th grade students will have a full day.

Wednesday, September 7: Elementary first official day of school (full day)

    2nd – 6th grade 8:00 am – 2:55 pm
    Begindergarten 11:45 am – 2:55 pm K – 1st grade 8:00 am – 11:15 am (1/2 day)
    MWF AM Preschool Visitation, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    MWF PM Preschool Visitation, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Thursday, September 8:

    2nd – 6th grade 8:00 am – 2:55 pm
    Begindergarten: 11:45 am – 2:55 pm
    K – 1st grade: 8:00 am – 11:15 am (1/2 day)
    TTH AM Preschool Visitation: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    TTH PM Preschool Visitation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, September 2nd:

    6th grade 8:00 am – 2:55 pm
    First full day for 1st grade: 8:00 am – 2:55 pm
    MWF Preschool First Regular Day

Monday, September 12: First full day for Kindergarten 8:00am – 2:55pm
Tuesday, September 13: TTH Preschool First Regular Day, Tuesday Homeschool Partnership begins
Thursday, September 15: Thursday Homeschool Partnership begins
Friday, September 16: Kindergarten Enrichment begins

WELCOME BACK PICNIC

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 4:00-7:00PM – “PCA FAMILY PICNIC” here at the PCA campus! Come and join us as we catch up with old friends and welcome new PCA families! Hotdogs, chips, watermelon, beverages, popcorn and more will be provided. Would you like to bring cookies or brownies for dessert?

MEDICAL FORMS

Students involved in sports will need a sports physical, dated after April 15, 2016, in order to participate. If your child requires medications during the school day, you will need to complete the Over the Counter and Prescribed Medication Form which must be updated annually by your doctor and returned to the office before any medication can be dispensed.

Hot Lunch Orders

The hot lunch menu for the month of September is available online. Please note that the cost of hot lunch is $4.00. Various priced a la carte items will be available daily as well as milk, water, and V8 Fusion drinks. Our lunch program will be changing to a cashless payment system this fall.  Watch your email for more information coming soon!

School Store

For gently used elementary dress code clothing, our school store hours are as follows:

    Friday, August 26: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Tuesday, August 30: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Tuesday, September 6: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)

Parents interested in reducing tuition costs can register for the TRIP Program at any time. The first order date for the school year is Tuesday, September 6th. If you have any questions, please contact the TRIP Coordinator, Mrs. Jamie Weertz, at jamie.weertz@plymouthchristian.org or learn more by visiting our website.

STUDENT SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS

The school would like to give special recognition in our parent newsletter to students who received special honor(s) during the summer at camps, sports, etc. Please send this information to the school office by emailing Melissa Warmbier at melissa.warmbier@plymouthchristian.org.

I can’t wait to see all of you soon! We are expecting God to do wonderful things in the lives of our students this next school year!

Educating for Eternity,

Ryan Batson
Elementary Principal

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