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Weekly Update 9/22/23


    The first quarter has officially ended! Students return to school for the second quarter on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023. Report Cards will be sent home on that date as well. We hope everyone has a fun, restful break. 


    Please continue to have your child read for at least 20 minutes daily with you or independently. Reading promotes vocabulary understanding, increases your child’s communication skills, and is directly linked to future financial and academic success. 


    Building Procedures

    All visitors, volunteers, etc., must check in using the Verkada system when entering the building. A QR code will be posted on the outside door for your convenience. You may use this QR code to check in and check out. When arriving at school-wide or grade-level events, please have your ID ready as it is required for checking in to the building and arrive a few minutes early. This will allow time to get to the event when it begins. A picture of your ID on your phone will register with the system and would eliminate the need to carry both.


    We love seeing all of you here to support students and PMES!! 


    Student Arrival

    Many students are arriving close to 8:30 a.m. or are tardy. Consider arranging the morning to allow your child to get to school closer to 8:00 a.m. Instruction begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Teachers are ready to work with students at 8:00 a.m. and use that arrival time to focus on specific individual needs. It is valuable time. When students arrive earlier, they are less rushed, can unpack, eat breakfast if needed, and focus on learning at 8:30 a.m. 


    Student Check-Out Procedures 

    PMES is experiencing many students being checked out at the last part of the day. In order to ensure students receive all academic instruction, we are asking you to please not check out students between the 2:30–3:00 p.m. time frame unless for emergencies to protect their instructional time. 


    Transportation Changes

    Please notify your child’s teacher through Talking Points by noon or when you know of a transportation change. If you do not have a teacher's response by 2:30 p.m., then please call the office with information about this change. We are trying to eliminate as many classroom instruction interruptions as possible. 


    Enrollment for 2024-2025 School Year

    Spread the word. Registration for WCPSS begins on October 16th. This includes any rising K or new students to the area. 


    Note: Early College applications and the Magnet Application window open on this date. 


    Please note: Rising Kindergarten students with a sibling at PMES must register at their base school first and then complete the magnet application.



    Calendar of Events

    Oct. 10th - First Day for 2nd Qtr - Report Cards sent home

    October 10th - PTA Board Meeting 5 p.m. 

    October 14th - Fall Planting Day

    Oct. 23rd-27th - Kindness Week

    October 26th - PTA General meeting 6 p.m. 


  • Weekly Update 9/15/23

    Posted by Michele Tempke on 9/15/2023 2:45:00 PM

    Frolic: Thank you, PTA!

    Frolic was a fantastic event! It could not have happened without the countless volunteers who helped to plan, organize, and run this school-wide annual event. Volunteers spent so many hours making this event a special one. PMES students and staff are very grateful for their dedication to ensuring this experience was great. THANK YOU PTA! 


    Carpool Casanova 101.5 September 22nd at PMES

    EXCITING NEWS!! Carpool Casanova from 101.5 will be at PMES on Friday, September 22nd, during morning arrival. It is a PINK OUT day! Please have your children wear PINK, decorate your cars in PINK, create signs in PINK, and do anything else you can think of in PINK. 101.5 will provide the BEST PINKED out school with a check and an ice cream party.  


    Chess Club Volunteers Needed 3rd Grade

    PMES needs an additional volunteer to assist with the Chess Club. Chess Club will be held on Fridays beginning October 13th from 10:50-11:50 a.m. Please email mmartin@ if you can help with this club. 


    Free and Reduced Lunch Annual Application

    Breakfast and Lunch will now be FREE TO ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE for free and reduced-price meals. STUDENTS MUST APPLY FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS to obtain these benefits. Parents can complete a meal benefits application online at Paper applications also are available at all schools. More information can be found at WCPSS Free & Reduced Meals


    Calendar of Events

    Sept. 21st - Kindergarten Letterland Parade 9:00-9:30 am 

    Sept. 22nd - CARPOOL CASANOVA 8:00-8:25 am 

    September 22nd - Last day of school before Fall Break

    Sept. 25th - Oct. 9th - Fall Break

    October 10th - PTA Board Meeting 

    October 10th - Quarter 2 Begins - Students Return to School