Adventures in Middle School / Picture & Locker Setup Day

6TH GRADE

Adventures in Middle School - Thursday, August 19th 

  • A-K Last Name   9:00-10:35     Drop off 8:50-9:00, Pick Up 10:35-10:45
  • L-Z Last Name    11:00-12:35   Drop off 10:50-11:00, Pick Up 12:35-12:45

Adventures in Middle School” is the summer orientation program held at Pilgrim Park Middle School for our 6th grade students. Students spend time with their 6th grade house teachers learning the ropes of middle school so they will feel confident and ready for the first day of school.  Students have the opportunity to tour the building, learn about the middle school day, get to know their teachers and meet other students in their class, and get their picture taken.  This event is not mandatory, but is an opportunity to help our incoming 6th graders feel confident and comfortable entering middle school. Please click on the flyer below for more information. This year, we are asking that families RSVP so we have a general knowledge of which students are attending. If you have not done so already, please complete the RSVP form linked here by August 4th to help us better plan. If you are unable to attend, the building will be open after that day during normal business hours for you to come in with your child and walk his/her schedule.

During Adventures, students will receive their school issued locks and will practice opening them. Unfortunately, there is no time for locker setup during Adventures. If your child would like to set his/her locker up before the first day of school, there is locker setup from 2:00pm until 7:00pm on that day (8/19) for all PPMS students. Parents are welcome to help your child set up the locker during this time..

NEW - Adventures in Middle School FOR PARENTS!
We are also adding a new parent component to our Adventures in Middle School experience this year. If you are a new middle school parent, or just wanted a refresher on how to support a middle school student, you are invited to stay during your child’s Adventures experience for a parent session where we will review information relevant to the middle school parent including the topics below. Parents are asked to report to the cafeteria for this session. This session is optional based on interest and availability. 

  • How do I monitor my child’s grades on Infinite Campus?
  • What is Canvas and how can I see what is happening in each of my child’s classes?
  • Who do I communicate with at PPMS when I need support or have a concern?
  • How do I support my child’s learning?
  • Q&A Session
  • And more!
     

7TH AND 8TH GRADE

For NEW students only - there is a meet and greet from 9-10:30 with the counselors from each of the grades. 7th grade will meet in L-10 and 8th grade in L-18. Please look for the invitation with more information from your counselors.

Locker/Picture Day - Thursday, August 19th 2:00pm-7:00pm
Locker/Picture day is a time for students and parents to walk student schedules, set up lockers, and have student pictures taken prior to the school year.  Families can come anytime during this five hour window. We will have a Picture Make-Up Day Tuesday, October 5th for those that are unable to attend.. Additionally, the building will be open 8/23–8/26 during school business hours (8:00 am–2:00 pm) for additional locker set up time, walking through schedules, and becoming familiar with the building. The building will be closed on Friday, August 27th.

We recommend you follow the order below on this day:

Activity

1st

Picture

2nd

Stations

3rd 

Student Services

4th

Locker Setup

Location

Stage-side of Gym

Gym/Main Hallway

Main Hallway

Grade Level Hallways

What does this entail?

Students will have their picture taken for their school ID and for our Yearbook. Order your pictures online at MyLifetouch using picture day ID EVTCMKDSJ.

The following will have representatives with whom you may connect.

 
  • Purchase/Pick up your locks

  • PTO - School Spirit Wear

  • Cross Country Information

Student Services representatives will be available for support in: 

 
  • Infinite Campus

  • My Payments Plus

  • Scheduling

  • Health room drop off station for medications and forms.

Set up lockers. All supplies including Kleenex & Wipes should be stored in the locker if brought in on locker/picture day.

 

Schedule Release Date
Student Schedules for the 2020-21 school year will be released in Infinite Campus prior to August 19th when we will be holding our Adventures in Middle School and Locker/Picture day events. A specific release date in Infinite Campus will be shared via email once finalized.