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Navigating The Journey

To all 8th grade parents:  8th grade students were supposed to participate in a presentation during their PAMS time on October 12th, which unfortunately was the day school was cancelled due to the storm.  The presentation provides information on various opportunities available to students as rising 9th graders, including academy information, military affiliated programs, Advanced Technology Center, Governor’s School for the Arts, Center for Career and Technical Education, Green Run Collegiate, and International Baccalaureate programs. The presentation has been linked to your students’ Schoology accounts so that all pertinent information is accessible to them and to you during the application process.  Please ask your student to review the presentation with you.  Navigating the Journey, a resource fair for all academic and career related programs, will be held on October 16th, from 5:30-8 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center (flier attached).  This is a great way to initiate interest and gauge enthusiasm regarding your student and their desire to apply to any of these programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Corey McGinnis, 8th grade counselor, at [email protected]  or via phone:  757-648-4962. Thank you!


Haunted Hunt Club

Going to the Haunted Hunt Club? Be sure to pick up your discount coupon to save $4.00 per ticket, from PAMS.  You can get the coupons from the front desk, Ms. Thompson or Mrs. Abrams. They save you $4 on admission, and our SCA gets $3 for every coupon used! Each member of your crew needs one to redeem at the ticket counter! Purchasing online? Use code 618107. All proceeds will be donated to the United Way. 


Costume Party Halloween Dance

The dance will take place on Friday, October 26, form 5:30-7:30 pm.  There will be a DJ as well as games for students to play. These include corn hole, limbo, Plunko, and a dance off. Additionally, students AND staff can enter into a Costume Contest!  No masks or face paint will be allowed.   A permission slip will be sent home with students that would like to attend.


Spirit Days

To kick off Haunted Hallway and our Halloween Costume Party, join us for Spirit Day!
Monday 10-22 - College Day - rep your favorite team
Tuesday 10-23 - Twin/Squad Day - find a friend, or two, or three - and dress alike
Wednesday 10-24 - Fake an Injury Day - no, a "broken bone" doesn't get you out of school work or PE! And leave your crutches home, we don't need to cause real injuries
Thursday 10-25 - Fanboy/Character Day - show love for your favorite fictional character
Friday 10-26 - Spooky School Spirit - 8th grade wears black, 7th grade wears orange, 6th grade wears purple


Book Fair

PAMS will be holding it's Fall Bedford Falls Book Fair this month!
Preview and Purchase Days:  Thursday, October 18 & Friday, October 19th.  Language Arts teachers will be bringing classes to the Book Fair to preview and purchase!  Cash, Check and Credit Card accepted.
Monday, October 22nd through Friday October 26th:  The Book Fair will be open during ALL lunch and PAMS times for students to browse and purchase books!

This year teacher's will have "wish lists" for their classrooms--please check out how you can help!

Questions:  Please contact Amy Ricciardella at [email protected]

 


Join the P.T.S.A.

 

The PTSA welcomes you! Come and be a part of the PTSA team as we advocate for our students and assist teachers to make their classrooms an even better place! Joining the PAMS PTSA for $5 will allow our school voices to be heard both locally as well as Nationally! Being a part of the Stress Free fundraiser, the PTSA's main funding source, provides the PTSA with the financial backing to do our part for our school.  Let your child know their school is important to you- join the PAMS PTSA HERE!


 

Navigating the Journey

The Navigating the Journey resource fair for Pre K-12 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Virginia beach Convention Center from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  The purpose of the event is to inform students, parents and community members of opportunities to students across the division.  Click HERE for more details.

 


 

Securly

As part of the division’s commitment to safe and effective use of technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is excited to announce the addition of Securly Parent Portal, a web-filtering tool offering parental controls and reports on division-issued devices. Click HERE for more details


 

Community Resource Fair

Virginia Beach Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) and the school division’s Office of Programs for Exceptional Children will host the annual Community Resource Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Landstown High School. The regional event is free and open to the public and will feature exhibits from more than 100 organizations, agencies and providers to share information about their services, resources and products for children and/or adults with disabilities.


 

VBCPS College Night

Representatives from more than 175 colleges, universities, proprietary schools and the military will have exhibits at the school division’s annual College Night. VBCPS students and parents are invited to the free event to learn more about postgraduate education options, programs of study, admission requirements, financial aid, student life and transition services for students with disabilities.  College Night will be held on October 30, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.  


 

Green Run Collegiate Parent Night

Green Run Collegiate will be holding a Parent information night on December 5.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m., presentation begins at 6:15p.m.  1700 Dahlia Drive.


 

ATC Open House

Attention Middle and High School Students and Parents. ATC is holding their annual Open House event on December 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Click HERE for more details.