I probably have mentioned before that one of my favorite sayings is:
Find yourself, Accept yourself, and Give yourself away.
It captures much of what I believe about our purpose. Today, I have been focused on the “give yourself away” part. It’s really all about service. There have been some wonderful examples of that lately around here. Many of you have noticed that we are putting in some new landscaping up front. This is a collaboration with Clean City Sweep. The team is transforming the entrance. One of our Leap Day groups is going to a nearby elementary school to meet with their “Reading Buddies”. Several of our students have been helping with the North Charleston Recreation program. One parent has committed to managing the military gate entrance all year. A couple of students help restock our vending machine everyday. There were a multitude of folks who stepped up and helped with our science fair. One parent manages our lost and found for the school. I can go on and on. I intentionally didn’t name names because I am sure I will leave someone out. However, I want to thank everyone for being the heart and soul of our school. There is nothing more noble or pure than when we strive to serve those around us. In giving ourselves away, we truly find ourselves.
Incoming 6th Grade Assessment
All incoming 6th grade students are asked to attend an assessment day. These assessments are not for admissions purposes. They are used to help determine a baseline for next year.
All sessions begin at 9 am.
Saturday, April 22
Saturday, May 6
Saturday, May 13
Wednesday, June 7
Saturday, June 10
HS House Council News
HS House Council is selling paper Flower hats for the Hats on for Progeria service project. Each hat is $1, and for every hat you buy, you will receive 1 ticket to dunk and teacher or a student on Friday during lunch. All donations will go to the Progeria Research Foundation.
Teacher for Dunk Tank:
There is a sign-up genius for the HS Spring Fling this Friday. Anyone that can donate to this event, HS House Council will be very appreciative!
The Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2017 will be Sunday, June 4 at 3 pm at the North Charleston Coliseum Ballroom C. Seniors will need to arrive by 2 pm. There will be a Senior Breakfast for the students and families Saturday June 3 at 10 am.
DC Trip for Rising 8th and 9th Graders
Last week was the informational meeting for next school year's field trip to DC. For families interested in participating in this trip please review the information below. If you are interested in the information about this trip, please have them pick up the packet in room 186. Any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Registration Date: April 15, 2017
Registration Amount: $99
Trip Dates: October 10-13, 2017
Science Fair Follow Up
Thank you to all the students and families for their hard work and support with the science fair projects. The fair showed great enthusiasm in the students and support from families and the local community! The results will be shared Friday during advisory and the winners will be traveling the College of Charleston on Tuesday April 4, 2017 for the Lowcountry Regional Science Fair!
Students taking the Biology Merit Exam at Clemson, please turn in your permission forms to Ms. Craddock or Dr. Moseley ASAP.
6th Grade Kayak Trip
On May 16th and 17th, the 6th grade will be participating in an ecology kayaking trip along Shem Creek. The best part is that there is no cost to you!! Coastal Expeditions, along with the help of the PCA, is providing PSA with this unique, curriculum based, hands-on learning experience.
May 16th: Mr. Laviano’s 1/2 block and Miss Ruth’s 3/4 block
May 17th: Miss Ruth’s 1/5 block and Miss Ruth’s 7/8 block
7:45am--early arrival at PSA. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE! We must leave promptly at 8.
8:00--students leave for Shem Creek
9:00--students start morning kayaking trip
12:30--students complete trip and eat lunch on site
2:00--students arrive at PSA and attend 7th period
Please fill out the permission slip and the liability form and turn it in to Ms. Ruth by April 21st.
Prom tickets will be available on line through the end of this week. Please be sure to get your prom tickets this week.
TED Talk Conference
Students that were part of the TED talk group participated in a conference last weekend in Columbia. The group invested time in weekly discussions that culminated in a student-run TED talk conference. The student leaders were Jayla Lester, Emi Olson and the discussion participants were Nicole DeMato , Max Mast, Caleb Stegelin, Margaret Jensen, Amalie Revheim, Jacqueline Strauss, Abby Goldberg, and Chris DuRant. We had some pop in visits from Alex LaRocque and Briana Sharper. I'm really proud of this group of "thinkers" who had meaningful and thoughtful conversations week after week. If you have an interest in being part of our discussion groups please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Odyssey of the Mind Breakfast Sales
Our OM teams need to raise funds to help them defray costs associated with competing at the upcoming World Competitions. They will be selling breakfasts on the following Mondays: