Good Morning & Happy New Year,
On Wednesday, January 11th, our Parent Advisory Committee will be meeting at 7:00 in the large cafeteria meeting room. This group meets once every two months to discuss upcoming events and fundraising activities, and to provide an opportunity for parents to learn about and discuss what is happening at PHS. It is also hoped that these meetings are another forum for parents to offer insights to the principal, with the goal of continually improving our school together. New parent members are always welcome and we hope to see you on Wednesday!
I want to remind you that we will be hosting our first Curriculum & Activities Showcase on Thursday, January 12th from 6:30-8:30. I hope you are able to join us as our school comes to life with activities, labs, performances, presentations, and interesting displays of our curriculum and opportunities in action. We are hosting this event to welcome our 8th graders and families who will join us next year, but also invite all current students' and parents to join us for a look at the outstanding opportunities at Plainville High School.
On Friday, students were provided with a 2012-2013 Program of Studies booklet, and information regarding the process for course registration for next year. Students will complete the course registration process and will get teacher sign-offs in their classes on the shortened school day this Thursday. We hope you take some time to review your son's and daughter's selections prior to Thursday. We encourage students to challenge themselves by taking courses aligned with their interests, abilities and future goals. Please contact your child's school counselor if you have any questions about this process.
Finally, I have attached the latest PHS 2011-2012 Activities Roster for your review. This provides a time-line of many important dates and events from now through the end of the year. These dates sometimes change due to weather and other factors, so I will send updates as they are available.
I hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any comments, suggestions or question you might have. We hope to see you on Wednesday at the PAC meeting and on Thursday at the Curriculum & Activities Showcase.