Middle School: Week of Monday, October 14 – Friday, October 18

This Week’s Character Quality: Orderliness – Having everything in its place – I Corinthians 14:40 But all things should be done decently and in order.

Middle/Upper School Winter Sports: Parent Meeting Tonight, October 14, at the PCA Field House 6:30 p.m.  There will be breakout sessions with coaches following the general session.

ACSI In-House Math Olympics: Registration for the ACSI In-House Math Olympics is open. Complete details regarding the meets and dates for testing for each campus and grade level can be found on the Competitions resource board of myPCA. Registration will close on Tuesday, October 15. For questions, please contact Mrs. Dysart in the Curriculum Office email at [email protected] or call 972-930-4015.

5/6 Fitnessgram Fall 2019: Beginning today, Monday, October 14, 2019, Grades 5-6 will take the Fitnessgram Test. The test is not a pass/fail test but rather a marker to indicate to you where your child’s health and fitness rank in relation to their peer group. The students have practiced the tests, and they are ready to go.

  • The girls may wear their black, white, or saddle oxfords tennis shoes.
  • If students choose to bring other running shoes, they can change into them in the gym and change back before they head to class.
  • They may not wear non-approved running shoes all day.
  • Our young ladies should wear modesty shorts under their jumpers or skirts.

Book Fair Week – October 14-18:  Middle School Grades 5-6 will be in the Library Resource Center on Monday, October 14, for the Scholastic Book Fair. New this year, a digital payment option for a great alternative to sending students to school with cash. Parents can easily create a Book Fair eWallet and set a spending limit for their students. After the fair, any unused funds are released back to the cardholder. It’s easy, just click here to register. For more information on the Book Fair, please click here.

During the Book Fair, we have books to purchase for the new Middle School Library. If you are unable to make it to this year’s Book Fair, you have the ability to donate online; see the link below or go to https://bit.ly/PCA-Library. Thank you!


Minimester: Fifth through Eighth-grade Minimester information is posted on grade-level topic boards on myPCA.  Please note that the first payment is due October 15.

Middle School Homecoming Dress Up Days are October 21-25: Dress Code Guidelines apply during Homecoming Special Dress Days. Please keep in mind students will be in class all day. Students are encouraged to be creative, but NOT distracting, standard guidelines for dress rules and modesty apply. If a student chooses not to participate, the regular school uniform will be required except Friday (Spirit wear day.) Remember to let dress-up choices be pleasing to the Lord. Ordered Homecoming T-shirts will be distributed to the students during Homecoming week.

Monday: Movie Monday

Tuesday: Tunes Tuesday

Wednesday: What Were They Thinking Wednesday

Thursday: TV Show Thursday

Friday: HOCO T-Shirt or Spirit Attire

Upcoming Events:

  • October 14th: 5th/6th Grade Society of Sisters/Pride of Brothers meeting at 8:15 am.
  • October 14th-18th: Book Fair at the Lower School Library Resource Center.
  • October 15h: Grades 5-8 Minimester payments are due. See the link on myPCA for your Grade Level Minimester.
  • October 17th: 7th/8th Grade Picture Retakes (chapel uniform required)
  • October 18th: Grandparents Day / All School Worship (early dismissal 11:30 am) no lunch / no extended day for 7th/8th Grade students
  • October 23rd: 5th/6th Grade Picture Retakes (chapel uniform required)
  • October 25th: Homecoming 2019 (early dismissal 11:30 am) no lunch / extended day for 7th/8th Grade students
  • October 30th: Parent/Teacher Conferences (early dismissal 11:30 am) no lunch / no extended day for 7th/8th Grade students
  • October 31st: Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school for students)