PKMS Principal’s Message 01-22-18

Welcome to the PKMS Principal’s Message!  This is for the week of January 22, 2018.


Winter MAP Testing this coming week.
We will conduct MAP testing for all of our students on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week during their ELA and Math classes.  Utilizing the blocked classes allows students to continue their regular daily schedule with minimal disruptions.  The data that we are able to glean from the MAP tests, especially this Winter administration, assists teachers in making adjustments to instruction and gives our students feedback on areas where they can make improvements in Reading and Mathematics.  Testing will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Since the tests are taken online, we ask you to remind your students to make sure that their Chromebooks are fully charged each night.


Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey.
We looking for more parent input that we can use to improve our school!
Only 1.5 weeks left in the 5Essentials Parent Survey window.  The data that we have received at PKMS has helped our school improvement team identify areas of strength that we have in our schools, as well as areas in which we desire to make improvements.  We hope that you will take the time to give us your thoughts about our school.  We are just over the minimum needed in order to receive the parent survey report, but we would like to have more representation from the families of our students.  Please take a few minutes to click on the link below to take this survey:


Principal’s Coffees .
Thank you to the attendees of our third Principal’s Coffee.  We talked about the successes that we have seen at both PKMS and CMS.  Additionally, we examined data demonstrating our leadership in the Fox Valley with regards to PARCC scores.  We hope to see more of our parents at upcoming Principal’s Coffees.  Below are the dates and times for the balance of our 2017-2018 school year:

Thursday, 02/01, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, 03/08, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, 04/05, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


Erin’s Law Parent Presentation.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 23rd for a special presentation by Erin Merryn, the founder of Erin’s Law, and learn more about her story and the importance of teaching children about personal body safety. The presentation will be held at Country Trails Elementary School at 7:00 p.m. Please click the link below for more information:

erin’s law flyer


New Student Early Childhood Registration Night.
Click on the link below to learn more about the Central Community Unit School District #301 Early Childhood Registration Night coming in February 2018:

Early Childhood Registration Night Flyer


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, January 23:  MAP Testing Day #1

Wednesday, January 24:  MAP Testing Day #2

Friday, February 02:  PTO Painting party at 7:00 p.m. at PKMS Cafeteria

Thursday, February 15:  PTO School Assembly at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, February 16:  ½-day School Improvement; 11:15 a.m. dismissal

Monday, February 19:  President’s Day Holiday; NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 20:  Board of Education meeting

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