Middle School: Week of Monday, November 18th – Friday, November 22nd

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This Week Character Quality: Responsibility – Doing what I know I ought to do. “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.” – 1 Corinthians 4:2

New Carpool Routes Beginning today, Monday, November 18 – The lines for Middle School and Upper School will become available to everyone depending on which direction you enter the campus. If you drive in using an entrance from Marsh or Plano Parkway, you will enter the North Carpool line. If you enter the campus from Hebron, you will use the South Carpool line. Please see the updated carpool map on myPCA! It is very important that you have a predetermined pickup location for your students in order to maximize the safety and efficiency of carpool. Both Middle and Upper School students will be waiting for parent pick up in either the North Carpool line area or South Carpool line area.

ACSI District Speech Meet Registration is Now Open –The ACSI District Speech Meet will be here before we know it! This competition is open to students in Grades 1-6 and is a great way for students to showcase their public speaking skills. Students compete at an In-House meet in late January with others in their grade level and category for the opportunity to advance to the District competition on FEBRUARY 21, held at our own Prestonwood Baptist Church campus in Plano. PARENTS CAN REGISTER THROUGH myPCA by clicking on COMMUNICATION ARTS > ACSI SPEECH MEET. Links for each grade level registration as well as resource links for titles and ideas for pieces are available as well.

DATE: PLANO Fifth-Sixth Grade: JANUARY 23, 2020 – Information regarding the speech meet is available on the ACSI Speech Meet topic found under your parent group (for example, Groups, NCMS Parents 5th). Look for the ACSI Speech Meet topic board under topics in your parent group.

7/8 Grade Digital Citizenship – Your digital citizenship course on Canvas is now open. All students need to accept the course before the holiday break, do not delete! This course is required by PCA, and every 7th-12th Grade student is required to complete this course as soon as possible. Please know this is self-paced. If you are having trouble getting into the course, please come to the Upper School Library, and Mrs. Towle can help you.

7/8-grade Service Project Day – Thursday, November 21st, all 7/8 grade students are to report directly to the PCA Field House upon arrival to school. Students do not go into the Upper School classrooms. Buses will begin leaving after 8:00 am. Please do not late and miss the bus. Students do not need to bring school backpacks or computers to school. Students are required to wear their Fall Retreat T-shirt, jeans, and closed-toe/heel shoes (no shorts) uniform pants are allowed. Please send lunch money with your student or a sack lunch. Parents, when logging on myPCA, you will see a “You have 1 Form to be Reviewed”, which will be a waiver for the location your student will be serving. Please complete the waiver as soon as possible as it will be needed for the student to participate. Waiver only needed for NTFB and Bonton Farms.

Upcoming Events:

  • Nov 21 -7/8 Grade Service Project Day
  • Nov. 25-29 -Thanksgiving Break, no school
  • Dec 16 – 20 -7/8 grade FINALS please see the “Topic Board”  on myPCa under “Groups” for the schedule.
  • Dec. 20 -Early release, 11:30 a.m., wear Christmas shirts and jeans
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 6 – Christmas / New Year Break