Friends! Josiah5108, a Brentwood student, is a finalist for Artist-of-the-Week and he needs our votes! Voting is limited to one vote/computer/day/age group, and is open through Saturday. Use this link to vote for Josiah: http://www.artsonia.com/aotw/vote/teacher/77822628
We're so excited! Van Buren Elementary was named a Blue Ribbon School! Read Mr. Olinger's announcement here: https://5il.co/agk8
Our @CNQuakers were on the news tonight! Thanks to WISH-TV8's Randall Newsome for sharing the great story of the #TrailblazersInMotion! https://www.wishtv.com/news/allin/plainfield-after-school-program-teaches-kids-about-bicycle-safety-and-leadership/
Here's a little nugget of reality: today is the mid-point of the First Quarter of 2019-2020! How can that be?! https://gph.is/2O15tUn
Exciting news! This morning, FOX59 will be on-campus at PCMS, filming a segment for this Friday's "Your Town Friday!" So if you're dropping off a student, don't be surprised or concerned when you see their mobile truck and a videographer walking around! #QuakerFaces
All right Quaker friends and fans! The Quaker Corner bookstore at PHS has an all-new lineup this year, and they also have an all-new website! Be sure to shop their site to update your Quaker gear! https://www.phsquakercorner.com/
Big shout out to all who attended last night's Kindergarten and New Parent Forum! So many excellent questions and we loved meeting our new families. If you couldn't make it, here is the link to the presentation: https://5il.co/9jon Happy Friday Quakers!
Have you registered your child for the 2019-2020 school year? There's still time, but the first day of school is only two weeks away! Click here to begin the process: https://bit.ly/2LAyQjk
Be sure to join us when the Quaker Brake food truck visits Gladden Farms & the Plainfield Library this summer. Details below. Also, check out this site for details about summer feeding programs throughout the state: https://www.doe.in.gov/nutrition/summer-food-service-program
As we continue our discussion of mental wellness during "May is Mental Health Month," this article (originally published by CNN, picked up by CBS4 Indy), talks about the growing number of young people committing suicide. Read this to learn more: https://bit.ly/2wgzmJC
Tomorrow is the day! Kindergarten Registration takes place at each of the four elementary schools, from 10-2 and 5-7:30. For more information about how to prepare, go here: https://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/online-registration--19
If you were waiting until after Spring Break to submit your R.O.S.E. Award nominations, today's the day! It's also the LAST day to submit them, so don't delay! Click here for the link: http://bit.ly/2019ROSEAwards
The 2020-2021 Plainfield Schools calendar was approved by the board last week, and has been posted to the website. Here is a shortcut for your convenience! http://bit.ly/2Hss39y
Kindergarten Registration takes place shortly after we return from Spring Break, so now would be a great time to complete the online forms and get your paperwork in order! http://bit.ly/2UIrPht
Two reminders this Monday morning: Let's Talk! is tonight at 6 pm, in the Administration Building's board room. Also, today is the last day to nominate someone for the 2020 Plainfield Teacher of the Year - find the online form here: https://bit.ly/2DsWCaQ
R.O.S.E. (Recognizing Service Excellence) Award nominations are now open! http://bit.ly/2019ROSEAwards
Is Kindergarten Registration on your calendar? April 10th is the day, from 10-2 or 5-7:30. Turn in paperwork at the school your child will attend in August. Online registration link here: https://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/online-registration--19
Just a few days remain to nominate someone for the 2020 Plainfield Teacher of the Year! https://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/teacher-of-the-year
Excited to share that PHS swim senior, Max Wiser, is in the running for IndyStar Athlete of the Week! Cast your vote here: https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/02/19/vote-indystar-athletes-week-feb-11-16/2919469002/
We're hiring! Find all the info you'll need to apply via our online applications link. Our Food Services team offers training and flexibility! https://www.applitrack.com/plainfield/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Food+Services
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Plainfield Schools Teacher-of-the-Year! Students 17 and older, their parents and community members are encouraged to participate in one of an educator's greatest honors! https://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/teacher-of-the-year
Plainfield is hosting a Winter Guard competition today, with 70 teams participating. The halls are filled with teams waiting and warming up, concessions that include a coffee bar and flavored popcorn, shirts, flags and keychains. Plus all of the parents and siblings ... it’s a busy day and a busy place! Our Varsity Guard performs at 6:29 if you’d like to come see them!
This wintry weekend would be a wonderful time to visit the communications section of our website: new video featuring The Imagination Lab, The Idea Lab, and Project Lead-the-Way, and our January newsletter has been posted! https://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/communications
Congrats to '07 @PHSQuakers grad, Stephen Copeland, as his first solo book launches this evening at Indy Reads Books, 911 Mass Ave. Check out his blog & site here: https://www.copelandwrites.com/ We love seeing the many ways #QuakerFaces go out and take on this great big world!
We've added a new Q&A to our document library, and are sharing it with you here. It covers school bus safety, reviews what students are taught by their bus drivers, and includes a graphic that explains Indiana laws regarding school buses. http://5il.co/5i3e
November 1st is a great time to review our info on school delays and cancellations! Find it here: https://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/delays-cancellations
We're hiring! Our Food Services team is looking for a great individual who enjoys working with other great people, while following a school schedule! Online applications are available here: https://www.applitrack.com/plainfield/onlineapp/default.aspx
We just added a new Q&A to the website - this time focusing on Allergies in Schools. Check it out! https://bit.ly/2RdPkOe
Watch Mrs. Markowitz' 1st graders tell their new friends goodbye in this cute video of their butterfly release! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0lTV-siKh8&feature=youtu.be
Stumbled upon this video this morning, an interview with the creator of F.I.R.S.T. - the robotics program that our students compete in. Great story and explanation of a new sport - and one in which all students can turn pro! https://itsh.bo/2mXxd0R
We are welcoming back our teachers this morning! Great kick-off to what will be a joy-filled year. #QuakerFaces
Parents: LunchApp.com is now accepting online applications for meal assistance, via this link: https://lunchapp.com/
The June 2018 newsletter should be hitting Guilford Township residential mailboxes any day now! Or read it here: http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/communications
Tomorrow’s Commencement begins at 11 a.m. and will be carried on Facebook Live. Follow us (@pcscquakers) if you cant be here in person! #QuakerFaces
Congrats to @PHSQuakers teacher Chris Cavanaugh who was just chosen an American Lawyers Alliance law-related education teacher of the year. This prestigious honor, annually presented to two high school and one middle school teacher throughout the country, is richly deserved, as any former student or parent can attest. Through his work with the CHAP (Cultural History of the American People) and AP Government/We The People classes, his knowledge and passion for history, the Constitution, and independent thinking has been passed on to countless students. Congratulations, Mr. Cavanaugh!
Mental Health America chose this theme for the 2018 Mental Health Month: Fitness #4Mind4Body. Their materials focus on increasing our understanding of how the body’s various systems impact mental health, based on recent research findings. From food to fitness to gut flora, it is now understood that these elements play an important role in personal wellness. This May, MHA is challenging the public to make small changes - both mentally and physically - to create huge gains for our overall health. #4mind4body. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net
May is Mental Health Month
Did you know? May is Mental Health Month, and we've planned some great posts to help each of us better understand mental health challenges.
Check out what Mrs. Mayo's Brentwood 1st graders built today using cubelets! #QuakerFaces https://youtu.be/NX_y02yI3xs
Staying in town this weekend? PHS is hosting a family-friendly, FREE event: IndianaFIRST District Robotics Competition, Saturday & Sunday. To learn more, check out the video: http://tiny.cc/gqo0ry
At its meeting last night, the School Board approved the 2019-2020 school calendar. Find it here: http://5il.co/2xet
As we kick off our support of Disability Awareness Month, we share this video from the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities: https://www.indianadisabilityawareness.org/
And just like that, it's time to register students for the 2018-2019 school year! http://tiny.cc/htjhry
Get your nominations in for Teacher of the Year! The deadline is March 12th to help honor an outstanding educator! The online nomination can be found here: http://tiny.cc/f4ffry
Don't forget! R.O.S.E. Award nominations will be accepted through March 12th. The online form can be found at this link: http://tiny.cc/s0ffry
Nominations are now being accepted for R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards. Submit yours by March 12. http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/r-o-s-e-award-and-teacher-of-the-year-nominations
Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 Teacher of the Year! Submit your online form by March 12. http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/r-o-s-e-award-and-teacher-of-the-year-nominations
Big news! We're able to open one more class of full-day preschool if we have 16 registrations by March 1st. http://tiny.cc/ehvqqy
TOMORROW is the day! Details in the graphic below; all forms (http://tiny.cc/ehvqqy) must be completed and accompanied by deposit check.
Plainfield Community Schools will be closed today (Friday, Jan 12th) due to road and weather conditions. Our snow makeup day will be Monday, January 15th
Well done, PCMS! $2,182.42 donated to the Travis Mills Foundation via Battle of the Beards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHx1k4ylojo
29th annual PHS Canned Food Drive this week - check out the video for all the details! https://youtu.be/UXctIGogotM
Tonight is FREE STUDENT night at PHS: 5:30 - Swimming&Diving; 6:00 -Wrestling; 7:30 - Band Concert. All in Athletic Complex. #QuakerFaces
Save the date! @PHSQuakers bring a beloved classic to life with "Little Women!" http://tiny.cc/f3hqoy
Due to a power outage to our main server room, all PCSC buildings are currently without phone, internet service. Stay tuned for updates.
Pleased to host Supt. McCormick tomorrow (6-7:30 pm) as she talks edu initiatives, programs. All are welcome; register here: http://tiny.cc/qooeny
@PHSCheerleaders in @WTHR @OperationFootball promo - in blue at :08 and :10 #QuakerFaces http://tiny.cc/h2m1my
Elementary parents - Lunch menu, now through October: http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/o/brentwood-elementary-school/dining
PowerSchool users: we are experiencing sporadic login issues; PowerSchool is working to fix the problem; we'll update when resolved
The June newsletter should be delivered to Guilford Township homes this week, but you can read it here today! http://tinyurl.com/yazugvuo
Just an FYI that PHS is hosting some TSA training today, and there will be lots of activity in and around the school!
We've been eager to get the webpage developed so we could share this virtual reality video with you! https://tinyurl.com/l2b9edp
Much like the project itself, there is still a LOT of work to be done, but the first iteration of The Imagination Lab webpage is now live! http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/o/imagination-lab #RedPride
Clarks Creek 5th graders and their Kindergarten Study Buddies conducted several Earth Day activities today. From exploring the banks of Clarks Creek, planting seeds, picking up trash, and counting the organisms in a square foot of the playground, everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the fresh air (and some really loved the mud)!
So today is really Wednesday and not Thursday, which means the School Board meeting is TOMORROW evening! Happy Hump Day!
Kindergarten Registration is tomorrow & Thursday! Be prepared by completing online registration before you go: http://tiny.cc/crvjjy
Big news! We're rolling out an online registration platform in the next couple of weeks, designed to streamline the annual process. More info next week at http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/
R.O.S.E. Nominations are now open! Help us honor outstanding school personnel: http://tiny.cc/16ayiy
The winter PCSC newsletter has been mailed to homes in Guilford Township. You can also find it online: http://5il.co/ue7
MINOR bumps to Bus 17 just now (shortly after 3 pm) when a car bumped into it in a roundabout. No damage to any students OR the bus, which has now gone on with its route. It was delayed about five minutes before proceeding.
Important news for "Shrek the Musical" fans: we will have an American Sign Language Interpreter at the Friday night performance.
School Board mtg tonight, 7 pm, in NEW board room of the expanded Administration Building. Enter Door 2 on east end of building. Students will be honored first.
If you haven't seen the news, we have a change to the School Board: Scott Flood & Mike Allen were re-elected, and Katie Chamness will join them, along with Jessica Elston and Mark Todisco. Congrats!
At its meeting last week, the School Board approved the transfer policy for the 2017-2018 academic year. http://5il.co/mp1
Due to police activity in the area near Central and Van Buren schools, both buildings were briefly in LOCKOUT mode this afternoon. While the building perimeters were secured, students were going about normal learning activities in their classrooms. The situation did not last very long and everything has since returned to normal.
Loads of photos added to FB, including the football game @Lucas Oil Stadium, Bicentennial Torch Relay, and Johnny Appleseed Day! Check them out - FB: @pcscquakers
Don't forget! No school on Wednesday!
Five pennies in left pocket. By end of day, goal is all in right. Move one each time you do a kindness for someone. Simple, meaningful.
Do things in different ways. PCMSParents, ask your kids about #Buy1Grape!
Tonight is School Board night, and you know what that means! John us in person (7 pm at the PCMS Cafe', or follow along via Twitter!
Bus Parents: Our vendor for Here Comes the Bus continues working to correct issues with their system. Some parents having luck; most are not. We will provide updates as we get them.
Trying a different link to the "Shrek The Musical" page: http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/o/plainfield-high-school/page/shrek-the-musical
TRANSPORTATION: Also, bus info is in PowerSchool, in your child's account, under Student Information - Grades & Attendance
TRANSPORTATION UPDATE! Bus drivers are calling K, 6th and students new to the routes, no later than Monday morning, with route info.
Find menu info on your school webpage, under Food Services. Menus option on the mobile app not yet working.
KEY BACK TO SCHOOL NOTES: Menus for August - October, by building level, now on each school's webpage.
KEY BACK-TO-SCHOOL NOTES: If you have questions about your child's bus transportation, please call 317-838-3632 btwn 7-3 tomorrow or Monday.
Van Buren 5th grade supply list updated again. Let's just say gremlins invaded? Check folder style, pencil case. http://5il.co/ci4
Reposting school supply lists for your convenience. Each page = a different school; check name @ top of the page! http://5il.co/ci2
Elementary principals meeting today - working, sharing, collaborating. Preparing for the sounds of happy children chattering on August 2nd!
The summer issue of our newsletter, "Setting the Bar," is being delivered to Guilford Township homes this week. You can also check it out here: http://5il.co/azk
Training has begun!