• May 26, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 5/26/2020 3:40:00 PM

                                                    Final Personal Item Pick Up

     

    We will have our very last student belongings and medication pick-up opportunity this Thursday, May 28th from 9-11 am.  If your child will not be attending a WCPSS school next year, you should also return any borrowed Chromebooks or hotspots or any PMES school items your child possesses.  To complete the pick-up/drop off please drive through the parking lot carpool style using the Boylan Ave. entrance.  We ask that you display your carpool tag or make a sign with your child’s last name and display it in your windshield. Please remain in your car. We will bring your child’s belongings to you and collect returned materials. You will then exit onto Devereux St. Thank you! 

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  • May 15, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 5/15/2020 10:45:00 AM

                                               Student End of the Year Feedback  

    Please check your email inboxes today for your child’s year end feedback for the first three quarters of instruction of the 2019-2020 school year. There were no grades assigned for standards for the 4th quarter.  If an email address was not available this information was sent to you via US postal service. If you feel additional information is needed regarding your child’s performance, please request a phone or video conference with your child’s classroom teacher prior to the end of the school year. 

     

                                                Partnership Teacher Parade: Parade Route

    You are all invited to wrap up the school year and say “Goodbye” on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 20th from 12:30-1:00 by driving by PMES for a send off from our teachers. The parade route will follow the carpool procedures.  Cars are to enter Wills Forest from Glenwood Avenue, turn left onto Boylan Avenue, then left onto Devereux Street.  You will cruise down Devereux St. then turn right onto Glenwood Ave, right onto Hinsdale, right onto Boylan and then exit left onto Devereux Street.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, staff will be positioned 6 feet apart from one another along the sidewalks.  Parents and students are to remain in their cars and no stopping to take pictures or to socialize will be permitted.  We hope to see you in your car on the 20th waving your goodbye to the 2019-2020 school year!! We are all excited to see your faces. This event is scheduled rain or shine.

     

                                               WCPSS Remote Learning Survey

    Wake County Public Schools sent a survey to all families this week to provide feedback on their students’ remote learning experience thus far. This is the first of two surveys that they will send to you.  They are designed to help them improve remote learning.  Please complete the survey by May 20th:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N985N68 

     

                                                Medication/Materials Pick Up

    We will have our final student belongings and medication pick-up / drop-off of library and dot books on Tuesday, May 19th based on last name. We will also be distributing class pictures if you ordered one. If your child will not be attending a WCPSS school next year, you should also return any borrowed Chromebooks or hotspots. To complete the pick-up/drop off parents will drive through the parking lot carpool style using the Boylan Ave. entrance.  There will be a location for you to stop to obtain or drop off the items. We ask that you display your carpool tag or make a sign with your child’s last name and display it in your windshield. Please remain in your car. We will bring your child’s belongings to you and have a box for you to return materials. You will then exit onto Devereux St. We will be using a staggered schedule based on last name.

    • 8:00-9:00 Student Last Names A-E
    • 9:00-10:00 Student Last Names F-J
    • 10:00-11:00 Student Last Names K-P
    • 11:00-12:00 Student Last Names Q-Z
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  • May 8, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 5/8/2020 11:25:00 AM

     

                                                            Materials Pick Up/Drop Off

    We are planning a materials pick-up and return of borrowed items, such as for library and class books, the last week of school.  More detailed  information will be released next week. Yearbooks may be picked up on Monday the 11th from 9-10 am and Tuesday the 12th from 4-5 pm.  

     

                                                        Student End of the Year Feedback

    Teachers will provide year-end feedback for students regarding both their strengths and needs from an academic and social-emotional perspective for the 2019-2020 school year through the date of the school closure.  Feedback will be written in the comment section on the elementary report card and then emailed to parents on May 15th.  They will be sent through postal mail if an email address is not available. Providing student feedback prior to the end of the school year will allow parents to request a phone or video conference with the teacher if they would like additional information and feedback.

     

                                                       Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a great time to check in on your own self-care strategies.  The following are some helpful and easy to do self-care tips: get outside every day;  focus on the present and what you can control; find major humor in something each day; participate in  Virtual Calm Down Rooms (click on link & scroll down and check out the many options)!  This is an unusual time in our history, but it also provides us with an awesome opportunity to practice effective self-care.

      

                                                                   Virtual Field Day

    We are excited to announce that Friday, May 15th will be designated as PME’s Virtual Field Day.  Coach Hardy has created nine fun stations for your child to participate in which will be posted virtually.  Your child will be able to choose any or all of the stations he or she would like to participate in, either on that day or beginning on Monday, May 11th, as the stations will be posted on his site for easy access.  Please send any pictures or videos of your child completing a station(s) to Coach Hardy, dhardy@wcpss.net.   We would all love to see your child being active and having fun.  

     

                                                 Partnership Teacher Parade: Mark Your Calendar

    You are all invited to wrap up the school year and say “Goodbye” on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 20th from 12:30-1:00 by driving by PMES for a send off from our teachers.  Teachers will be located around the school block to wave goodbye. There will be a special surprise for the 5th grade students as well.  More specific details about the route of the parade will be provided next week.  We hope to see you in your car on the 20th waving your goodbye to the 2019-2020 school year!!

     

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  • May 1, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 5/1/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT):

    North Carolina approved the distribution of additional resources to families receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The additional benefits will be through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) to help families buy food during the COVID-19 school closure. Learn more about the P-EBT program on the NC DHHS website. You may also contact our  school social worker, Ashley Davis, acdavis@wcpss.net .

     

     Applying for Federal Free or Reduced Price School Meals

    There are many families’ economic and employment situations that have changed during this pandemic. Families can apply at any time for free or reduced price lunch, which may also qualify them for other state and federal benefits. The following link will take you the application site:  www.wcpss.net/meals  

      

     Classroom Placement Requests

    Parent Input Letters - If you would like to provide input on your child’s classroom placement for the next school year, you are welcome to write a letter addressed either to Dr. Kenjarski (mrkenjarski@wcpss.net), for students entering grades 3-5, or Mrs.Tempke (mtempke@wcpss.net), for students entering grades K-2, describing characteristics of a teacher you think would be best to work with your child.  Please do not include teacher names in your letter, as specific teacher requests will not be considered.  Please submit your letters by May 8th.   

     

     Teacher Appreciation Week

    Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8th.  Please consider having your children send kind words, emails, ecards, videos, etc. to their teachers during this week to show their appreciation for all of the hard work they are doing now and have done throughout the school year. If you wish to mail a small item via US mail  to your teacher you are welcome to send it PMES.  We will be certain your teacher receives the item.  

     

    Virtual Field Day

    We are pleased to announce that Friday, May 15th will be designated as PME’s Virtual Field Day.  Coach Hardy will have nine fun stations for your child to participate in posted virtually.  Your child will be able to choose any or all of the stations he or she would like to participate in, either on that day or any day, as the stations  will be posted on his site for easy access.  Please send any pictures or videos of your child completing a station(s) to Coach Hardy, dhardy@wcpss.net.   We would all love to see your child being active and having fun.  

     

    Partnership Teacher Parade: Mark Your Calendar

    You are all invited to say “Goodbye” on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 20th from 12:30-1:00 by driving by PMES for a send off from our teachers.  Families are invited to drive by our parade of teachers during that time frame.  Teachers will be posted around the school block to wave goodbye.  There will be a special surprise for the 5th grade students as well.  More specific  details about the route of the parade will be provided closer to the date.  We hope to see you in your car on the 20th waving your goodbye to the 2019-2020 school year!!

     

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  • April 24, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 4/24/2020 3:30:00 PM

    Governor Cooper announced today that schools will be closed the remainder of the school year.  Although we are sad to hear this announcement, we would like for everyone to remain safe and healthy. Remote learning will continue through the last day of our school year, May 20th.

     

    Please continue to support and encourage your children to complete their classwork daily. We would like as much participation by our students as we can get in our online schooling.  Your children’s teachers are putting a great deal of work into teaching the remaining instructional standards for the school year. As suggested on the WCPSS Remote Learning Site, designating a specific time and location for your child to work with minimal distractions is important for optimal remote learning. Please remember, as posted in your child’s daily schedule, specialists, PE, Music, Art, Connect, Interactive Community, are providing lessons and activities as well.  You can access the Specialist’s websites through your child’s Google classroom or the PMES website  by clicking on the  Remote Learning tabs. We appreciate your support and efforts at home assisting our students in their learning!

     

    If your child should experience any technology issues, please access the WCPSS Help Desk for families. You can contact the Help Desk through the online system at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net  or call at 919-694-8100 from 7:00am - 5:00pm with Spanish speaking operators available.

     

    Grades - The NC State Board of Education provided specific guidelines to us related to grading.  Elementary students (K-5) will receive no final grades.  Instead of a final grade, teachers will provide year-end feedback for students regarding learning from the school year.  

     

    Parent Input Letters - If you would like to provide input on your child’s classroom placement for the next school year, you are welcome to write a letter addressed either to Dr. Kenjarski (mrkenjarski@wcpss.net), for students entering grades 3-5, or Mrs.Tempke (mtempke@wcpss.net), for students entering grades K-2, describing characteristics of a teacher you think would be best to work with your child.  Please do not include teacher names in your letter, as specific teacher requests will not be considered.  Please have your letters submitted by May 8th.   

     

    Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8th.  Please consider having your children send kind words, emails, ecards, videos, etc. to their teachers during this week to show their appreciation for all of the hard work they are doing now and have done throughout the school year.  


    Teacher Spirit Video: Grab your sunglasses, you are about to get BLINDED by your teachers' dance moves: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/16522

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  • April 17, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 4/17/2020 1:40:00 PM

    April 17, 2020

    Partnership Pioneer Families,

     

    FIELD TRIPS

    Today is the last day for families in kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades to request cancelled field trip refunds. Please use this form to tell us whether you wish to request a refund of the money you paid for your child's trip or to donate the money to our school’s field trip fund. We must receive a response from you to process a refund. Please note that refunds may take a little while to be processed and mailed to you.  Thank you in advance for your continued patience in these challenging times.

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    GOOGLE CLASSROOM

    Please make sure your children are logging into their teacher's Google classroom and engaging in their class work. When your child has completed work to be handed in be sure the “turn in” button has been clicked.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    TECH ISSUES

    If you are having technology issues, please access the WCPSS Help Desk for families. You can contact the Help Desk through the online system at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net  or call at 919-694-8100 from 7:00am - 5:00pm with Spanish speaking operators available.

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    FOR FUN

    We hope you have enjoyed the end of week PME staff spirit videos posted on Twitter and our school website's Twitter feed. Please feel free to join in at home!

     

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  • April 9, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 4/9/2020 2:35:00 PM

    April 9, 2020

    Partnership Families,

    We had a great week of online learning and are all so excited to be able to connect to students.  We appreciate that you are connecting with your child’s teachers to figure out this new online learning format.  If you have not done so, please access your child’s daily learning by logging on to his or her Google Classroom.  Any questions you may have may be directed to your child’s teachers.  They are busy planning lessons, providing feedback for their students’ work, and are readily accessible during their live office hours.  We would like all of our students to maintain learning during this time. 

     

    If you have any technology needs, please make your child’s teacher aware. Additional resources are available under Remote Learning on the Wake County Public School Site:  https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss  You may get the latest WCPSS update by visiting: http://www.wcpss.net/Page/42068

     

    Dreambox, a math app, which students K-5 is using in our school, is offering weekly Zoom meeting for parents on Tuesdays at 10 am: https://dreambox.zoom.us/j/804718016   Please feel free to access these meetings in order to better understand this program that your child’s teacher may be assigning to him or her. 

    Just a reminder, tomorrow, April 10th there is no school.  Online learning will resume on Monday, April 13th

    Please be safe and take care. 

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  • April 3, 2020

    Posted by Mark Kenjarski on 4/3/2020

    Dear Partnership Families,

    We hope that you are all safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. With the closing of school by the governor through at least May 15th, WCPSS is moving forward with new learning in a completely remote environment. Our first day of new learning will be on Monday. Remote learning will look different than the traditional 6.5 hour school day. Each day students will have two hours of learning including specials. In addition, teachers will have office hours daily. You will notice that with the exception of lunch (WCPSS feeding site hours) and teacher office hours, there is no set time of day for learning. This is done on purpose to provide maximum flexibility. Lessons will be recorded and work posted in our teachers’ Google Classrooms for students to access any time during the day based on family needs. Please see our school schedule below and on our school website. You may find teacher office hours in our teachers’ Google Classrooms and with teacher contact information on grade level websites.

    PME Remote Learning Schedule

    We anticipate there will be challenges as we move from a face to face environment to screen to screen. Please give us grace as we work through them. Our teachers are excited and up for the challenge of this new form of learning. As parents, you can help your children by making sure they are logging in to their teacher’s Google Classroom and they are completing the assigned activities daily. Talk to them about what they are learning. Encourage them and be supportive of their efforts. If you have questions, reach out to your children’s teachers. WCPSS has created a Remote Learning Website. It has a lot of information, including additional academic activities and a way for families to get technology assistance with their devices.

    Kindergarten, first, third, and fifth grades all had fourth quarter field trips cancelled with the closing of schools. Parents in these grade levels may request a refund for these cancelled field trips. WCPSS has a procedure for requesting a refund. The first step is to find out which families are requesting refunds and get the correct information for mailing. Please use this form to tell us whether you wish to request a refund of the money you paid for your child's trip or to donate the money to our school’s field trip fund. We must receive a response from you to process a refund. The deadline for submitting this form is Friday, April 17.

    Please note that refunds may take a little while to be processed because of our accounting process. Our funds are not in the bank to be immediately accessed, so we have to request the money from the district, have it added to our checking account, write a check, then mail it to you. Thank you in advance for your continued patience in these challenging times.

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has not extended its contract for Istation, the statewide reading diagnostic program effective this week. Parents in grades K-3 will soon no longer be able to log into Istation and use the materials there.

    Finally, WCPSS has created a COVID-19 informational update page for families. Please visit it to get the latest information for food programs, information updates, and other helpful resources.

    Partnership will continue to follow its normal instructional calendar so there will be no school on Friday, April 10th. We hope you stay safe and healthy. Please reach out to us with questions or concerns during this unprecedented time.

    Sincerely,

    Mark Kenjarski and Michele Tempke

    Senior Partners

     

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  • March 20, 2020

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 3/20/2020 2:10:00 PM

    Hello Partnership Parents. Our world has changed greatly since we left for our spring track out due to the Coronavirus. This is an unprecedented time for us in education with many unanswered questions. Governor Cooper has acted with most other governors in the United States by closing schools. North Carolina schools will continue to be closed next week with the possibility that this closure may be extended. WCPSS has developed a COVID-19 update page to keep you informed. You may find it at the top of the school system’s website, wcpss.net. This week WCPSS partnered with other local agencies to create a program for providing breakfast and lunch for families in need of meals. If you are interested in participating or helping, please visit the WCPSS COVID-19 update page. 

    Next week, WCPSS is following North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recommendations by sharing optional supplemental learning resources for you to complete with your children. These activities practice previously taught skills to minimize student learning loss. They are optional assignments which will not be graded. We highly encourage you to visit the website and have your children complete the activities. 

    As the last few weeks have shown, this is a very evolving situation. If the school closure is extended into the future, how learning occurs could change. We know there are many Partnership events in doubt right now. Superintendent Moore shared that this pandemic could very well impact us through the end of the school year. WCPSS is dependent on decisions yet to be made at the state level, such decisions may affect making up school days missed, end of grade testing, grades 1-3 reading camp, and more. We will keep you updated through school wide messages as changes are announced. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us. Please stay safe, practice social distancing, and we hope we are able to see you soon. 



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  • March 6, 20209

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 3/6/2020 10:30:00 AM

    March 6, 2020

    Partnership Pioneer Families,

    Thank you for attending our Spirit Night at Transfer Food Hall last evening.  It was a great success and well attended. 

    Just a reminder that we will be tracked out from March 9th -20th.  We will return to school on March 23rd with the kickoff of our Boosterthon and a Pep Rally in the afternoon. 

    Enjoy your track out!! 

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