Students will participate in the "accelerated reader kickoff" next Friday (Oct. 8) from 2-2:30pm. We'll have fun with this reading program and kids can wear their favorite team shirt or jersey to school that day. Help us get the kids excited about reading!
Every Tuesday in October will be Lucky Tray Day at all PCSSD elementary schools! Students need to check the bottom of their trays to look for the winning sticker. If you have the lucky tray, you win a prize from Chartwells! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD has an important issue coming to voters on the November 2, 2021 ballot. We are asking voters for permission to use mills (already approved) to build and improve facilities across the District. In the Sylvan Hills feeder, we'll be able to get a brand new (and expanded) band room at the high school! Learn more: pcssd.org/page/building-for-the-future #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Tomorrow (end of day) is the deadline to purchase insurance for your student's Chromebook. The insurance covers accidental damage, broken screens, water damage, loss, and theft while in the possession of the student. Learn more/Sign up here: https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup
National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date. Register now: https://www.nonprofitvote.org/states/arkansas/
September is Attendance Awareness Month. Support and connection bring students into our school buildings as active participants in their education. School can be a safe space even when things are tough outside the classroom. #schooleveryday #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Today is Human Resources Professional Appreciation Day and we want to say a big thank you to the incredible PCSSD Human Resources team. This department works tirelessly to ensure our schools and offices work efficiently. Thank you, staff! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Many PCSSD schools participated in Peace Week. This year's theme was "Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world." The activities focused on promoting peacemaking in our society and spreading compassion, kindness, and hope in our community.
The Every Kid Outdoors program offers FREE National Park Passes to 4th graders across the U.S. This pass allows free access to national parks, including the 8 in Arkansas. The annual program is provided by the National Park Service and lasts until Aug. 31. https://everykidoutdoors.gov
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Sleep is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Research shows that we should all be consistent with our bedtime routines, remove electronic devices from the bedroom, and make sure the room is dark and quiet.
September is Better Breakfast Month. Studies have shown that kids who eat breakfast have higher test scores and their schoolwork can suffer because they have a harder time focusing and can become more tired without eating breakfast. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
UAMS will host an online Q&A panel regarding Students & COVID-19 this evening (Monday, Sept. 20) from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Parents, teachers, and school administrators are invited. More information on the panelists as well as a link to the meeting can be found here: uamshealth.com/students-and-covid-19/ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Students at CATO ELEMENTARY got to learn about Constitution Day from James Madison yesterday! Thank you to our community who is dedicated to the education of our students. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
September is Better Breakfast Month. Breakfast gives you the fuel you need to focus at work or school and gives you energy for the day. We are proud to offer breakfast to our students to get them ready to learn! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Did you know that approved free and reduced applications are more than just a meal? Completing the applications helps our schools in many ways beyond lower meal prices. Read more about the benefits and how to apply here: http://ow.ly/5ytN50GatvL #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism and is traditionally observed with a day-long fast and intensive prayer. For those celebrating, have an easy fast!
Today is National Online Learning Day! We want to celebrate our DRIVEN Virtual Academy students and staff. Learn more about PCSSD's 100% virtual K-12 school: dva.pcssd.org (note: DVA is accepting applications for the spring semester) #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 and recognizes the achievements and contributions of inspiring Hispanic Americans.
Students at SYLVAN HILLS HIGH learn about a variety of STEM topics, including biology, anthropology, forensics, and more. Teacher, Mrs. Duncan, sets the scene for her students to learn how these science is used in our daily lives. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
This is National Arts in Education Week. We an to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the arts across PCSSD. We are proud of our many talented students! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence