Email – May School Climate Survey
Dear Penn Cambria Family,We will be sending out an email with a link to a school climate and safety survey to all families during the week of May 20th. We are using the email address currently on file with our district. If you would like to complete the survey and do not receive the email, please contact us at any building and we will provide directions. Please take a few moments and complete the PA School Climate Survey to give us important feedback about our school climate and safety.  We will use this data as we plan ways to improve our schools!  This is the same survey we asked families to complete in December 2018.  We are gathering data now for the spring semester so that we can compare results.  The survey should only take a few minutes to complete.  The survey is online, voluntary, and anonymous.  We encourage you to complete a survey for each building in which you have a child in attendance since we realize each building has its own unique culture.   If you have any questions about...
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Job Fair for Penn Cambria Support Staff
Tuesday May 21, 2019 from 9:30-11:30 am at the PC Pre-Primary School Conference Room, there will be a Job Fair for anyone interested in learning more about opportunities for paraprofessionals, aides, cafeteria staff, custodians and secretarial staff.  Full-time and substitute positions are available in some areas.Job Fair for Penn Cambria Support Staff
May 2019 – School Climate Survey
As part of our Safe Schools Program grant, we will again be administering the PA School Climate Survey, provided by the PA Department of Education, to gather important information from our stakeholders.   This is the same survey conducted in December 2018.  We are using the results to measure our progress during the school year in improving school climate.  Surveys will be available for staff, parents, and community members.  Students in grades 3-12 will also be given an opportunity to complete the surveys. These surveys will be administered online from May 6 - May 31.  Participation is voluntary, and participants do not put names on the survey.  If you would like to review copies of the survey or if you do not want your child to participate in the survey, please contact your building principal by May 3rd.   We will provide directions to access the parent survey the week of May 6th.
Technology Survey
This spring, students in grades 3-12 will be completing a short survey so that we can learn more about our school’s technology use for student learning.  Our goal is to gather data about technology use that will allow us to better plan for instruction and resources in the future.  This BrightBytes survey is anonymous and is being funded through Appalachia IU8.     If you would like more information about the content of the survey, please contact your building principal.
1st Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
PCMS Student Council recently sponsored their first annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament. The students and staff had a great time!!
Safe2Say Something
Safe2Say Something is an anonymous tip-line a person can use to report information about possible bullying, suicide, violence, etc.
Phone – Technical Issues
We have been experiencing technical issues with our phone system.   At times you may experience static or interference.  We are working with our providers to resolve the issue.  We apologize for the inconvenience.
Student Council Elections
Several students at PCMS were busy campaigning for the Student Council Elections for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Congratulations to the following students who were elected: President - Xabier Muino Vice President - Brody Long Secretary - Emily Hite Treasurer - Luke Shuagis
Accelerated Reader Parent Accounts
The username and password you use to check your child's AR progress have been changed to match the same username and password your child uses. Please ask your child to share this information with you, or contact Mrs. Gibson at the middle school for additional help.
School Supplies Needed for Each Class/Grade Level
Parents: If you wish to purchase school supplies prior to the start of school, below are the materials needed for each class at each grade level. 5th Grade Math: One-Subject notebook, folder, and pencils. ELA: Notebook, two folders, highlighters, and pencils. Science: One-Subject notebook, folder, highlighters, and pencils. SS: One-Subject notebook, folder, highlighter, and pencils. 6th Grade Math: Composition notebook or binder with paper, folder, pencils. ELA: 1" Binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf paper, pencils. Science: Composition notebook or binder with paper, folder, and pencils. SS: One-Subject notebook, pencils, and the following are optional: Colored pencils, 2 different colored highlighters, and fine point sharpie marker. 7th Grade Math: Composition notebook (sewn in pages) or 3-ring binder with paper, glue stick, mechanical pencils, different colored highlighters. ELA: 2" Binder with 5 dividers, highlighter, 2-subject notebook, folder, highlighters, and pencils. Science: Notebook, folders, and pencils. SS: Notebook, Binder with loose leaf paper, folder, and pencils. 8th Grade Math: Notebook, folder, pencils, and calculator is optional. ELA: 1" Binder with loose leaf paper, 2 folders, and pencils. Science: Notebook, folder, and pencils....
Cafeteria Account Reminders
As a reminder, all families with any negative balance on school lunch accounts will receive an automated phone message on Sunday evenings. Please see the link below for information about how to access your online school lunch account, make payments, or view what your child is eating or purchasing. Please contact us at 814-886-7753 x1103 if you have questions or need assistance. Food Services
Informational Announcement
Students are permitted to take backpacks and book bags into classrooms. Teachers may ask students to place bags in a designated location within a room to ease congestion around desks and aisles.
MMS Gradebook
The links for MMS Gradebook have changed as of July 2017! Please update your web links with the ones found by clicking on the MMS Gradebook link. Faculty and students should now use your PC network (Active Directory) user names and passwords to access MMS Gradebook. User names and passwords for parent users did not change.  
Written Excuses Required
All student absences are treated as unlawful until your child’s school receives a written excuse explaining the absence. This excuse must be given to the school office within three days of the absence. Call the school office if you have a question or concern about your child’s absences and excuses required.
Save Those Labels!
The Middle School is once again collecting Box Tops for Education. The company contributes money or supplies to our school depending on the number of box tops we collect. Students can bring the box tops into the school office or give them to Mrs. Mento. Be sure to join Box Tops for Education Booster Club. It is easy to sign up and you can print money saving coupons too. Visit their website at www.boxtops4education.com. Your support is appreciated!