Middle School: Week of Monday, December 2nd – Friday, December 6th

This Week Character Quality: Generosity  – Sharing what I have with a cheerful spirit
Advent Week OneHope for Power: Sometimes in life we find ourselves with a task that simply looks too big for us. We do not just need a cup of God’s strength added to our own; rather, we need His strength in us to do what we need to do. He will give it! 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Seeing our weakness as the entry point of God’s strength gives access to His power!
7/8 grade FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE: please visit myPCA “Groups” and click on “Topic” to view the 7/8 grade Final Exam topic board.
ACSI District Speech Meet Registration is 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.
PLANO SPEECH MEET INFORMATION FOR  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, PCMS Parents 5th). Look for the ACSI Speech Meet topic board under topics in your parent group.)
7/8 Grade Digital Citizenship – STUDENTS MUST DO –  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.
SPECIAL FRIENDS BASKETBALL GAME: Save the date for the SPECIAL FRIENDS BASKETBALL GAME at the PCA Field House, January 9TH, 2020 at 6:30. If any family has a student interested in playing or If there are any special needs family members interested in being a cheerleader please email Mary Carl Finkelstein at [email protected].
Upcoming Events
  • Dec 10: 6 pm – Band Christmas Concert (SLC)
  • Dec 10: 7 pm – US Choir Christmas Concert (Faith Chapel)
  • Dec 11:  7th grade Field Trip & Christmas Party
  • Dec 12: 7/8 grade Christmas Chapel 8:15 am in PBC Faith Chapel
  • Dec 16 – 20 -7/8 grade FINALS, please see the “Topic Board”  on myPCA under “Groups” for the schedule.
  • Dec 17: 7 pm – 5-8th and Honor choir Christmas Concert (Faith Chapel)
  • Dec 18: 8th grade Christmas Party after Finals (refer to parent/student email for details)
  • Dec. 20:  Early release, 11:30 a.m., wear Christmas shirts and jeans
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 6 – Christmas / New Year Break