Matthew Haug

PKMS Principal’s Message 10-14-19


6th Science classes learn about weathering and erosion close to home.
The 6th grade Science classes went outside this week to look at areas of weathering and erosion near the school. They have been learning how weathering and erosion contributes to the formation of landforms on Earth.  These processes happen everywhere and they were lucky to see these processes in action on our own school grounds.

Young Adult author Jasmine Warga to present to PKMS students.
On Wednesday, October 16th, author Jasmine Warga will talk with PKMS students about her career as an author and discuss her books.  Parents and guardians, if you are interested in hearing Ms. Warga’s presentation, below are the times in which each of the grade level teams will attend the presentation in the gym:

6 Red Team – 9:40 to 10:45 a.m.,

6 Silver Team – 10:50 to 11:55 a.m.,

7 Red Team – 12:30 to 1:35 p.m., and

7 Silver Team – 1:40 to 2:45 p.m.

Please be sure to arrive a little early, enter through Door #1, and report to the Main Office so that you can receive a pass to enter the building.  All parents and guardians will need to present their Driver’s License, or State ID, to be scanned by our Hall Pass system before entering the academic area.


News from S.T.A.R. (Students That Accept Responsibility).
Do you want to help S.T.A.R. raise money to help families in need? You could help your son/daughter donate extra change to the school’s “Change Wars”! During the month of October, students can give change to their 1st period teachers. The class that raises the most money wins candy. All the money donated goes straight to the food pantry to help District 301 families who are struggling.


Veteran’s Day at PKMS.
As in past years, PKMS is looking for Veterans of the Armed Forces who would be interested in sharing their story in a social studies classroom setting on Veteran’s Day.  Each class period on this day is 30 minutes long and about 15-20 minutes would be given for our guests to talk and for students to ask questions of the speakers.  We are looking for Veterans to share the following:  their story, what life was like for them before and after they served, what was their assignment, what it was like for them when they served and what it is like for service members now, and end with why Veteran’s Day is special to them.  Please complete the following Google Form if you are interested in this opportunity for our students:

2019 Veteran’s Day Volunteers


From the LMC.
In an effort to get library fines cleared there is a special offer through the end of October. Just bring in 1 item for the Food Pantry and all your overdue library fines will be cleared. This does not apply to lost book fees, only your old overdue fines. Bring your donation to the library and clear your record.




Upcoming Events:

Monday, October 14, 2019:  Columbus Day Holiday.  NO SCHOOL.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019:  PKMS Author visit during the day.

Thursday, October 17, 2019:  Cheer Parent mtg. at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, October 18, 2019:  End of Quarter 1.

Monday, October 21, 2019:  Board of Education mtg. at CMS at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019:  Picture re-takes / Winter Sport pictures

Friday, October 25, 2019:  Student Council Dance at 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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