Pacific Crest Middle School


News from the Nest: September 30

Article Date: Sep 29, 2019

Hello Golden Eagle families,

This week we had a number of awesome happenings at PCMS. One of our former Eagles chose to complete his Eagle Scout project and install a Gaga Ball Pit on our campus. It is getting a ton of use and the kids love it! Check out our Facebook or Instagram account to see a time-lapse of the build. Our Golden Eagles were in full force on the court, field, and on the trail this week too! Curriculum Night, athletics, EBISS, and our first lock down drill round out our week together. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet the teachers and pretend to be a student again for a couple of hours.

Below you will find information related to next week and the two weeks following. Today's update is a long one so hang with me. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.


Next week will include VB, XC, and Football games both at home and away. On Monday we will welcome a group of students from Japan to our school district. This year they are hosted by Pilot Butte; however, we would like to begin to host this group every other year. Near the end of the year, please be on the lookout as we ask for families to host a student for this exchange. Wednesday is National Walk and Bike to School Day. Please feel free to join the walking and rolling parade to PCMS! On Thursday, some of our 6th graders will go on a field trip. Finally our awesome PCCO is treating the teachers to lunch on Friday. Please connect with PCCO through their Facebook page if you are interested in helping out with this. We will round out our week with our first school dance on Friday from 6:30-8:00. Tickets will be on sale at lunch throughout the week.

As always, if you are able to volunteer for any event at school, we would be so happy for your help!

Looking Ahead

  • Oct 4- 6:30-8:00 All-school dance- Nest
  • Oct 7- Digital Citizenship Week Begins
  • Oct 7- Molly/Ward AM Community Field Trip
  • Oct 7- 4:30 VB @ Sky View
  • Oct 7- 5:30 PCCO Parent Meeting in Library
  • Oct 8- 4:30 XC Meet @ PCMS
  • Oct 8- Yom Kippur begins at sundown
  • Oct 9- 4:30 VB vs. PBMS
  • Oct 9- 4:30 7th Football @ Sky View
  • Oct 9- 4:30 8th Football vs. Sky View
  • Oct 9- 5:00 6th grade Identity Night (Ward/Kraut)
  • Oct 10- 6th gr. Field Trip (Ward/Kraut PM)
  • Oct 10- 4:00 Sports Photos
  • Oct 10- 5:00 6th grade Identity Night (Shein/Withers)
  • Oct 11- Youth Equity Leadership Summit (8-4 @ COCC Campus)
  • Oct 14- Columbus Day- In Oregon, Indigenous Peoples' Day is celebrated (not Federal holiday)
  • Oct 14- 6th gr Field Study (Ward/Kraut)
  • Oct 14- 4:30 VB @ HDMS
  • Oct 15- 6th grade Field Study (Shein/Withers)
  • Oct 15- 4:30 XC @ Sky View (MS Relays
  • Oct 16- 4:30 7th Football @ Crook County
  • Oct 16- 4:30 8th Football vs. Crook County
  • Oct 17- 6th gr. Field Trip (Shein/Withers)
  • Oct 18- Unity Assembly

Other Information:

  • National Junior Honor Society information went out today to 8th grade students in Advisory who are eligible. Students who are eligible are those that have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Applications are due next week if students are interested. If you believe your child qualifies but did not receive an application, please contact Andrew Krauthoefer or Ryan Kelling for more information. In order to participate in the induction ceremony at the end of the year, students need to maintain grades, behavior, attendance, and have a minimum of 30 hours of community service during the past 2 years.
  • We have all been working on "Being the best at getting better!" See the attachments and visit our Instagram or Facebook page to see what some of our teachers are working on.
  • Site Council is a group that will meet 3 times this year as part of our ICCL (Instructional Coach and Curriculum Leader) team to go over our long-term PD plans for our school. This is a position that includes parents as well as teachers. If you are interested in this position, please e-mail me.
  • Did you see our very own Debbie Van Vliet on the news! She is famous and the kids love it!
  • Check out the attached photos to find out what INSPIRES Mr. Curfew and Mrs. Zeltins.
  • NW Crossing neighborhood association has asked that we remind all drivers (families and staff) that speed limits around school are 25 mph unless otherwise listed. It seems that as more people move into the area, there are also many people driving fast around schools and through the neighborhoods.
  • The Gold Mine is OPEN! Students can begin spending their Golden Feathers in the office and deliveries will be made on Fridays. Golden Feathers help promote our positive school culture by "catching students doing the right thing".
  • The week of October 7th begins Digital Citizenship Week. Students will receive lessons in class regarding the best way to become competent and thoughtful Digital Citizens. These lessons are created by Common Sense Media which is an organization dedicated to this topic. They have great tools for parents to use so please feel free to access these resources and the actual lessons with your child.
  • Does your child love to volunteer? Visit to apply for the 2020 Spirit of Community Award.
  • Inventerprise from Lonza is beginning again! See attachment for all the details.
  • We are hiring for wrestling! If you know of anyone who is interested, please direct them to our Athletic Director Brooke Walton or to the district website.
  • Conferences are coming the week of October 21st! Please stay tuned for more information in my next update.
  • We know that classroom time is limited and very important. To ensure minimal disruptions, please take a moment to review our communication plan that was shared with families earlier this year.
    • We understand that there are occasional circumstances when families need to communicate with their student during the school day. If this happens, families can contact the Pacific Crest Attendance Office via e-mail ([email protected]) to relay information to their student. They can also contact via phone (541) 355-7820. As a reminder, these messages will only be delivered to students at the end of class in order to minimize disruptions.
  • We are happy to announce that we currently have a wide variety of clubs for students to join during lunch or after school. Take time to discuss with your child the fun they will have learning something new, deepening and sharing their knowledge in an area they are familiar, spending time with old friends and make new friends. Click here to see our club offerings.
  • For the first time this year you may go to TouchBase to purchase our 2019/20 yearbook for $20.00. The purchasing window is September 27 - December 13. Don't wait...purchase today!
  • Our first dance of the year is one week from today on Friday, October 4. Tickets are $3.00 and can be purchased at lunch or at the office. There will be a DJ, food and beverages to purchase. Parents, here is another great opportunity to volunteer. We would love your help with set-up, chaperoning and clean up. Click here to sign up.

That's it! Thanks for sticking with me until the end! Have a great weekend! ❄️