So I have been on the road several times lately. The past few days, I have been in Chicago for a meeting. While on the planes and trains heading in and then heading home, I was struck by the diversity of people, places, and perspectives. Sitting on the train, I was within a few feet of folks of nearly every race or creed. For a brief moment we shared a part of our journeys. While not much was said, I tried to imagine what each of them had been through that day. What kind of day did they have? What was waiting at home for them? Were they satisfied with what they accomplished in those hours? Somehow, despite the silent barriers that each of us put up, I felt a kinship with my fellow travelers. We all were just trying to work through another day, probably doing the best we could with what we had.
Then on the flight out, I looked down and saw the lights of hundreds of vehicles and homes. Another perspective on the human experience. Things were far less personal but it still hit me that there are multitudes of people going about their business down there. It was a whole mosaic of living, a broad view of the patterns of life.
So, the point of my rambling is that sometimes we need to take a look at the people beside us and other times we need to get a view of the big picture. Both situations help us know that we are not alone; we are all in this together. Our daily efforts do make a difference. When we connect with each other, we create a strong foundation for establishing meaningful relationships that empower everyone involved. During this season of thanksgiving, let’s stop for a moment and remember what we have here at PSA and work to sustain it in the days ahead.
After School Dismissal Caution
We have a substantial safety issue that needs to be addressed with after school dismissal. Please do not drive around the buses while students are dismissing. Use the 2nd and 3rd lanes to exit the lot until the buses leave. Thanks!
Lunch Program Update
With any new system, it takes time to work out the bugs and integrate things such as technology. Our partnership with Charleston County Food Services is developing each week. We now have the online system working. Each student will be assigned a specific number which will make paying more manageable. If you wish to put money on their account, you can go to the CCSD homepage at http://www.ccsdschools.com
. Look under quick links and find the Prepay Meals Online. I hope by next semester that this process is smoothed out and easy to use.
Attention all 7th Grade Parents
We must have a completed DHEC form from every 7th grade student for the TDAP vaccination. Please make sure that your student has one on file by the end of the week. If you have questions on this, contact Tammy Wiman at email@example.com.
Squares for STEM
Thursday is the last day to play Squares for STEM! Play for a chance to win $500 in prizes while watching the Clemson vs. University of South Carolina game on 11/26. Click here to purchase
or buy from a Mission Design Student.
Congratulations PSA Cyber Defense Team!
Congratulations to the PSA Cyber Defense Team for a phenomenal performance Sunday in the AFA Cyber Patriots competition! We'd like to thank Mrs. McQuatters our teacher liaison and our team mentors and coaches: Fred Durand, Brian Freedman, Janet De Valle, Chris Watson, Michael Stark and our SPAWAR mentor Mr. Alan Deyoe.
Reminder for Container Gardening Students
Please do not forget to take home your adopted container for Fall Break. To ensure they come back to school strong and healthy, make sure they get lots of TLC at home.
MS Science Fair Work Session Sign Ups
Are you a middle school student who is interested in reserving a spot to work with your group and/or get assistance with your science fair lab report? Then this the sign up for you! Please choose a slot for any date you are interested in to work in Miss Craddock's room and possibly get some help on your science fair lab report! This is first come first serve. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0845ACA92EAAF94-msscience
MS DRAMA PERFORMANCES--CHANGE OF DATE!: The MS Drama classes' performances of Football Romeo
and Romeo and Juliet One-Act
(possibly also of Romeo and Juliet at Verona High
) will be on Dec. 14th, NOT Dec. 15th. Apologies to parents and students for the mistake in scheduling. Call time for all 7th-grade MS Drama students on the 14th is 6 pm. Shows start at 7 pm. Dress rehearsal will still be on Dec. 12th, with staggered call times as explained in an email from Mr. Loar. Students may stay at school on both nights; parents, please RSVP to Mr. Loar if you plan to have your son or daughter stay at school.
December Art Show and Sale
Please join us for an exciting holiday art event on December 2nd in the art room starting at 4 pm. We will have holiday greens in bundles, original art work, photography, works from the textile class, art from professional artist, Calley Sharon, Mr. Harris' studio class and more for purchase. To really make things festive, we will have live music by some of our own PSA students, cookie decorating, and hot chocolate. Plan to stop by before heading home for the weekend and enjoy a fun event. The art elves have been working overtime to bring you something handcrafted and original for this holiday season.
Blood Drive December 1st
We will be having a Blood Drive on Thursday, December 1st! It will be from 12 pm to 5 pm on the Bloodmobile in the school parking lot. We have a goal of 30 pints of blood, so help us reach our goal! To sign-up, go to www.redcrossblood.org
and use the sponsor code PSA or email Emi Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will also have student sign-ups (16 years old and up) available during lunch in the near future. Anyone can donate, so sign up! We look forward to seeing you on December 1st!
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