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The Campus Connection contains news about what is going on at the school and details about upcoming events as well. Subscribe to the Campus Connections for email versions each month, or stop by here to catch up on the latest happenings.

Click one of the links below to find out what is happening on your campus.

What's New?

WHAT IS THE PLUMSTEAD CAMPUS CONNECTION?

Those of you who are new may be wondering, “What is the Plumstead Campus Connection?”  The Plumstead Campus Connection (PCC) is a weekly blog bringing you important news, announcements, and information to guide you through upcoming events our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.  The PCC is updated and emailed weekly to make sure you have the information you need.  You can also access the PCC at any time from our website, https://www.plumsteadchristian.org/,  by clicking on the “Family Portal” tab.

MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL MIDTERM EXAMS

MidTerm exams are January 22 (Math, English) January 25 (Science, Spanish) and January 26 (History, AP Computer, Music Theory and Makeup Exams). The math exam will be for all students in 6th – 12th grade.

Friday, January 22 is half a day for all students. January 25 and 26 is a full day for grades 6-8 and half day for grades 9-12.

Please refer to the email sent from Mr. Brennan. This has all the details about the exams and there is a form for all US students to fill-out.

MidTerm Exam Transportation Form (US students only)

COLLEGE BOUND

 

 

Naviance is your complete resource for college applications and scholarship information. Log in frequently to update your colleges and find new scholarships!

Juniors! Take note that The Coolidge Scholarship, one of the few scholarships only available to you, has extended their application deadline to February 24th. Details in your Naviance account.

Seniors! The Road to Safety Scholarship is open. One of the few scholarships that are project-based. No essay required.

 

LIBRARY LOWDOWN

Grace period is over! Many of you still have books due from Christmas break. Please either return asap or email Mrs. Komita to renew. Fines do begin next week.
No worries … if you’re virtual, your due date is already extended until you return to school.
And don’t forget all the NEW BOOKS we got in before Christmas. They are still displayed in the library so come check them out!
PARENTS … you can check out books, too! Visit Mrs. Komita’s page on the library website to see book recommendations.  Reserve today and it can be send home with your student.

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SHOULD MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL?

As we navigate these confusing times, it is important to use the screening tool that was sent by our headmaster, Pat Fitzpatrick. This will save you the time of having to come to school to pick up your child!

PCS COVID-19 Screening Tool

What's Ongoing?

SHOULD MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL?

As we navigate these confusing times, it is important to use the screening tool that was sent by our headmaster, Pat Fitzpatrick. This will save you the time of having to come to school to pick up your child!

PCS COVID-19 Screening Tool

COLLEGE BOUND

 

 

Naviance is your complete resource for college applications and scholarship information. Log in frequently to update your colleges and find new scholarships!

PCS College Connection Fall 2020

The Bucks County School Administrator’s Association Scholarship is available for a student choosing to pursue an education major in college. BCSAA Scholarship Program

The Delventhal Law Scholarship is for high school seniors and current college students entering the law field. Details at https://delventhal-law.com/practice-areas/fort-wayne-car-accident-attorney/#scholarship-application


SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

IMPACT 360 by the Colson Center

Impact 360 is a great worldview formation program that has several levels, from a summer program to a gap year to a master’s degree. You can find more information and application forms at their website.

SUMMIT WORLDVIEW SUMMER CONFERENCES

Summit Ministries offers some great summer conferences helping young people understand and adopt a biblical worldview. You can find out more and how to apply at their website.

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs mirrors the undergraduate experience and provides rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. Click here for complete details. Deadlines February 10/March 17.

Stevens Institute of Technology enroll in a pre-college program at Stevens and explore your ideas and interests in a pressure-free, inspiring academic environment that welcomes big thinkers. Click here to request information and learn more!

Wharton High School Summer Discovery Programs explore topics that align with Wharton research and teaching. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors engage with our rigorous business education before making a post-secondary choice, and get the chance to study and network with global peers. Click here for more information.


CALENDAR UPDATE: 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Due to social distancing requirements, several changes have been made to the 2020 – 2021 school calendar.  An updated document is listed below.

US Updated Calendar Overview 2020-21

FOUNDERS FORUM

Founders Forum with keynote speaker Governor Mike Huckabee is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Tickets will be on sale again in October or November.

NURSE’S NOTE

Health records required!  Please read HERE to see what dental and health records your child(ren) may need for the upcoming school year!  This also notes how to prevent delaying your child’s care while visiting the school nurse by selecting “YES” under Permission to Treat and “YES or NO” to appropriate doses you allow for Tylenol or Motrin if necessary to give during the school day.

DIGITAL SIGNS

View the current digital signs at either campus live at any time.
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PARENT AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Don’t forget to subscribe!

Parent School Partnership YouTube channel


TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT – NOW HIRING!

PCS is looking to hire someone for a part-time position starting at $15 per hour with summers off and no nights, weekends, or holidays. This is a perfect job for a semi-retired person, a stay-at-home parent, someone needing a little extra cash, etc. We will provide paid training and help the new hire obtain a CDL-B driver’s license. The job begins by driving vans, then eventually move up to buses with a significant pay increase. If you are interested please message Brian Shiel at bshiel@plumsteadchristian.org or call at (215) 766-8073 X220.  Know someone that might be interested?  Spread the word! You can go also to https://plumsteadchristian.org/admissions/apply/ to fill out a brief application.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

PLAY THE RIGHT WAY, PLAY FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” – Colossians 3:17.

Follow PCS Athletics on Instagram and Like PCS Athletics on Facebook for Athletic news and last minute game schedule changes, etc.

PRAYER AND SUPPORT

Plumstead Christian School Moms In Prayer invites all PCS mothers to join us as we come together to bring praises and concerns before our Heavenly Father.  Whether you’re sending your little one off to pre-K for the first time or navigating the teen years, you love your children and desire God’s best for them.  God is working miracles in the lives of our children and in our school and it’s a privilege to join with other moms in united, scriptural prayer.  In prayer, we know that we are not alone and this gives us encouragement and hope.  Come stand with us in prayer for your children, all PCS students, families, administration, faculty, staff, board members and more.  We will be thrilled to meet you!
Prayer gatherings will be held at our Upper School Campus most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 8:30AM  Please contact Zubin White if you have any questions and if plan to attend so we can adhere to PCS physical distancing protocol, based on attendance level.  To learn more about Moms In Prayer International, visit MomsInPrayer.org

 

ARE YOU AN ASSOCIATION MEMBER?

As part of our PCS family, you are eligible to join the Association. As a parent-run organization, the Association serves a vital role in the life of the school. It elects board members who direct and conduct the affairs of the Association.  Meetings are held twice per year to provide an opportunity for members to stay informed and be updated on the business affairs of the school.  Review our Constitution and apply now to join the PCS Association. Questions, please contact Lindsay Kobithen.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Remember to look for Box Tops products as you shop! Send them to school to get a head start on earning cash for Plumstead for the 2019-20 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

Our PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728.

How Can I Volunteer?

We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details:

What's New?

WHAT IS THE PLUMSTEAD CAMPUS CONNECTION?

Those of you who are new may be wondering, “What is the Plumstead Campus Connection?”  The Plumstead Campus Connection (PCC) is a weekly blog bringing you important news, announcements, and information to guide you through upcoming events our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.  The PCC is updated and emailed weekly to make sure you have the information you need.  You can also access the PCC at any time from our website, https://www.plumsteadchristian.org/,  by clicking on the “Family Portal” tab.

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MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOL MIDTERM EXAMS

MidTerm exams are January 22 (Math, English) January 25 (Science, Spanish) and January 26 (History, AP Computer, Music Theory and Makeup Exams). The math exam will be for all students in 6th – 12th grade.

Friday, January 22 is half a day for all students. January 25 and 26 is a full day for grades 6-8 and half day for grades 9-12.

Please refer to the email sent from Mr. Brennan. This has all the details about the exams and there is a form for all US students to fill-out.

MidTerm Exam Transportation Form (US students only)

LIBRARY LOWDOWN

Grace period is over! Many of you still have books due from Christmas break. Please either return asap or email Mrs. Komita to renew. Fines do begin next week.
No worries … if you’re virtual, your due date is already extended until you return to school.
And don’t forget all the NEW BOOKS we got in before Christmas. They are still displayed in the library so come check them out!
PARENTS … you can check out books, too! Visit Mrs. Komita’s page on the library website to see book recommendations.  Reserve today and it can be send home with your student.

SHOULD MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL?

As we navigate these confusing times, it is important to use the screening tool that was sent by our headmaster, Pat Fitzpatrick. This will save you the time of having to come to school to pick up your child!

PCS COVID-19 Screening Tool

What's Ongoing?

SHOULD MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL?

As we navigate these confusing times, it is important to use the screening tool that was sent by our headmaster, Pat Fitzpatrick. This will save you the time of having to come to school to pick up your child!

PCS COVID-19 Screening Tool

CALENDAR UPDATE: 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Due to social distancing requirements, several changes have been made to the 2020 – 2021 school calendar.  An updated document is listed below.

US Updated Calendar Overview 2020-21

FOUNDERS FORUM

Founders Forum with keynote speaker Governor Mike Huckabee is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Tickets will be on sale in October or November.

NURSE’S NOTE

Health records required!  Please read HERE to see what dental and health records your child(ren) may need for the upcoming school year!  This also notes how to prevent delaying your child’s care while visiting the school nurse by selecting “YES” under Permission to Treat and “YES or NO” to appropriate doses you allow for Tylenol or Motrin if necessary to give during the school day.

DIGITAL SIGNS

View the current digital signs at either campus live at any time.
_

PARENT AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Don’t forget to subscribe!

Parent School Partnership YouTube channel


 TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT – NOW HIRING!

PCS is looking to hire someone for a part-time position starting at $15 per hour with summers off and no nights, weekends, or holidays. This is a perfect job for a semi-retired person, a stay-at-home parent, someone needing a little extra cash, etc. We will provide paid training and help the new hire obtain a CDL-B driver’s license. The job begins by driving vans, then eventually move up to buses with a significant pay increase. If you are interested please message Brian Shiel at bshiel@plumsteadchristian.org or call at (215) 766-8073 X220.  Know someone that might be interested?  Spread the word! You can go also to https://plumsteadchristian.org/admissions/apply/ to fill out a brief application.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

PLAY THE RIGHT WAY, PLAY FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” – Colossians 3:17

Follow PCS Athletics on Instagram and Like PCS Athletics on Facebookfor Athletic news and last minute game schedule changes, etc.

PRAYER AND SUPPORT

Plumstead Christian School Moms In Prayer invites all PCS mothers to join us as we come together to bring praises and concerns before our Heavenly Father.  Whether you’re sending your little one off to pre-K for the first time or navigating the teen years, you love your children and desire God’s best for them.  God is working miracles in the lives of our children and in our school and it’s a privilege to join with other moms in united, scriptural prayer.  In prayer, we know that we are not alone and this gives us encouragement and hope.  Come stand with us in prayer for your children, all PCS students, families, administration, faculty, staff, board members and more.  We will be thrilled to meet you!
Prayer gatherings will be held at our Upper School Campus most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 8:30AM  Please contact Zubin White if you have any questions and if plan to attend so we can adhere to PCS physical distancing protocol, based on attendance level.  To learn more about Moms In Prayer International, visit MomsInPrayer.org

 

ARE YOU AN ASSOCIATION MEMBER?

As part of our PCS family, you are eligible to join the Association. As a parent-run organization, the Association serves a vital role in the life of the school. It elects board members who direct and conduct the affairs of the Association.  Meetings are held twice per year to provide an opportunity for members to stay informed and be updated on the business affairs of the school.  Review our Constitution and apply now to join the PCS Association. Questions, please contact Lindsay Kobithen.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Remember to look for Box Tops products as you shop! Send them to school to get a head start on earning cash for Plumstead for the 2019-20 school year. Clipped Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school. For a complete list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

Our PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728.

How Can I Volunteer?

We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please click on the links below for details:

What's New?

“PANTHER STRONG” DAY

As we complete the end of the second marking period next week, let’s celebrate a half-year of in-person school! Has it been easy? No! We have all had to adjust to new protocols, new expectations, and many inconveniences. Is it worth it? Absolutely! How did we do it? By working together as a school community to protect one another from possible exposure to the COVID virus. You are all heroes for making sacrifices so that we can all be in school together.  We accomplished this because, as a community, we are “Panther Strong!” Let’s recognize our accomplishment with a special dress-down day on Monday, January 25 to wear our new “Plumstead Strong” t-shirts!

Panther Strong Day

 

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE

Join us for an Open House on January 22 from 12:30-2:30 and experience why we’ve been voted THE BEST! You will have an opportunity to tour the classrooms and meet the teachers. Attendance will be limited, in order to accommodate current PA COVID-19 mitigation efforts, so reservations are required.

Preschool/Kindergarten Open House Registration

2020-2021 YEARBOOK ON SALE NOW

The 2020-2021 Lower School yearbook is on sale now!  The early bird price of $26 (online) expires February 28th so order quickly!  You can also purchase through the LS office using the order form below.  Don’t miss your chance to own this keepsake!

 

 

LOWER SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGES

As we have navigated this school year with the many restrictions related to the Covid virus, we have had to make a number of adjustments to our school calendar.

Two changes to our spring calendar that you need to be aware of:

TerraNova Testing (grades 3 & 5) – We have moved our testing window to April 12 – 16. This is two weeks earlier than originally scheduled. It is important for students in those grades to be well rested and to be in school every morning on time. Please do not schedule any appointments, etc. as students may not be able to make up missed tests.

4th & 5th Grade Musical – We got a late start for auditions and rehearsals as we were waiting to see if it was realistic to schedule the musical. We have moved the date of our musical performance to Friday, April 30.

SHOULD MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL?

As we navigate these confusing times, it is important to use the screening tool that was sent by our headmaster, Pat Fitzpatrick. This will save you the time of having to come to school to pick up your child!

PCS COVID-19 Screening Tool

What's Ongoing?

SHOULD MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL?

As we navigate these confusing times, it is important to use the screening tool that was sent by our headmaster, Pat Fitzpatrick. This will save you the time of having to come to school to pick up your child!

PCS COVID-19 Screening Tool

CHAMPS- ON HOLD

CHildren And Moms Play at School

Plumstead’s FREE “Mommy & Me” playgroup meets once a week on Thursdays for a structured time that includes large and small motor activities, arts and crafts, story time, rhythm and movement activities, Bible stories, and free play.  Not limited to Plumstead families; invite a friend!  Parents of current preschool students are welcome as well as dads and grandparents.

To register, email Jennifer Weaver, Preschool Director, or call the LS office (215-822-0187)

CHAMPS is currently on hold until further notice!  Please check back for updates.

 


PARENT AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Don’t forget to subscribe!

Parent School Partnership YouTube channel

DIGITAL SIGNS

View the current digital signs at either campus live at any time.
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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT – NOW HIRING!

PCS is looking to hire someone for a part-time position starting at $15 per hour with summers off and no nights, weekends, or holidays. This is a perfect job for a semi-retired person, a stay-at-home parent, someone needing a little extra cash, etc. We will provide paid training and help the new hire obtain a CDL-B driver’s license. The job begins by driving vans, then eventually move up to buses with a significant pay increase. If you are interested please message Brian Shiel at bshiel@plumsteadchristian.org or call at (215) 766-8073 X220.  Know someone that might be interested?  Spread the word! You can go also to https://plumsteadchristian.org/admissions/apply/ to fill out a brief application.

PRAYER AND SUPPORT

Plumstead Christian School Moms In Prayer invites all PCS mothers to join us as we come together to bring praises and concerns before our Heavenly Father.  Whether you’re sending your little one off to pre-K for the first time or navigating the teen years, you love your children and desire God’s best for them.  God is working miracles in the lives of our children and in our school and it’s a privilege to join with other moms in united, scriptural prayer.  In prayer, we know that we are not alone and this gives us encouragement and hope.  Come stand with us in prayer for your children, all PCS students, families, administration, faculty, staff, board members and more.  We will be thrilled to meet you!
Prayer gatherings will be held at our Upper School Campus most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 8:30AM  Please contact Zubin White if you have any questions and if plan to attend so we can adhere to PCS physical distancing protocol, based on attendance level.  To learn more about Moms In Prayer International, visit MomsInPrayer.org

 

ARE YOU AN ASSOCIATION MEMBER?

As part of our PCS family, you are eligible to join the Association. As a parent-run organization, the Association serves a vital role in the life of the school. It elects board members who direct and conduct the affairs of the Association.  Meetings are held twice per year to provide an opportunity for members to stay informed and be updated on the business affairs of the school.  Review our Constitution and apply now to join the PCS Association. Questions, please contact Lindsay Kobithen.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!

Box Tops is changing to fit today’s families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online.

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school.

Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for your school.

Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.

Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school’s earnings online.  Watch a video explanation here! If you are an online grocery shopper, learn how to email your grocery receipts here!

AMAZON DOLLARS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Plumstead Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PCS. Click here to get started.

LANDS’ END UNIFORMS

Our PCS approved vendor is Lands’ End for anything needing our logo applied: (www.landsend.com) preferred school #900119728. Please refer to the Lower School Dress Code as you prepare for the rest of the school year.

How Can I Volunteer?

We are thankful for the many parents who volunteer each year. Please see below for details.

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Hospitality, Picture Day, Race for Education, Secret Shop, Book Fairs, Lunch Duty and more! If you are interested in volunteering please contact Mrs. Miquel.
  • Volunteer Clearances are required for all volunteers who work directly with our students.  Submit completed clearances to the front office of either campus.

Volunteer Clearance Information

Volunteer Affidavit

 

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