Matthew Haug

PKMS Principal’s Message 04-16-18

Welcome to the PKMS Principal’s Message!  This is for the week of April 16, 2018.

PARCC Testing continues this week.
PKMS students will continue PARCC testing this week through the ELA / Math blocked time in their schedules.  While we use PARCC results as one measure of our school success, the true measure is not the numeric score that the tests provide us. Rather, it is the indication of the degree to which we are meeting the expectations set for in those Illinois Learning Standards and preparing students for the next level of their education.

Please help us support the students by:
1.  Ensuring that they get a good night’s sleep each night,
2.  Making sure that they get a good breakfast before coming to school,
3.  Remind them to charge their Chromebooks each night so that they are ready to use for testing, and
4.  Remind them to bring their headphones / earbuds with them each day so that they can listen to the recorded portions of the test.


PKMS Spring Open House flyer has been updated!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 19th!  We will be holding mini parent education sessions from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Sessions will run for 25 minutes each.  Topics include an introduction to Canvas, School Safety and Social Media, Organization and Study Skills, Addressing Social/Emotional Needs of Your Child, and the State of PK!

Click on the link below for more detail about the sessions:

17-18 Grade Spring Open House 6 and 7 (1)


Central 301 Music Booster event:  Muirhead Farmhouse Tour
The Central 301 Music Boosters are sponsoring this opportunity to visit the only known farmhouse designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright – and it is located in “our backyard”.  For more information about this unique opportunity, and how to support the wonderful work of this music booster organization, click on the link below:


Follow us on Twitter!
You can follow us on Twitter to learn more about the day-to-day activities at PKMS.  Follow us at @PKMSPrincipal or @falcon_ap.


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, April 17:  PARCC testing during Math / ELA classes

Wednesday, April 18:  PARCC testing during Math / ELA classes

Thursday, April 19:  PARCC testing during Math / ELA classes

Thursday, April 19:  Incoming 6th-grader Parent Presentation at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 19:  Spring Parent Night for current 6th / 7th parents at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24:  MAP testing during Math / ELA classes

Thursday, April 26:  MAP testing during ELA / Math classes

Friday, May 04:  ½-day SIP day; students dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

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