WHATS HAPPENING AT PCM?
At Park City Magnet School we're always up to something good! Here's the latest news from Chopsey Hill...
May 22, 2019
4th Grade Field Trip to Carnegie Hall!
May 21, 2019
May 18, 2019
PCM Debater named "Top Speaker"
Thanks to all her hard work, dedication and practice, 8th Grader Ruth was named "Top Speaker" at the 2019 Bridgeport Debate League Championships! Congratulations Ruth! We're looking forward to how you apply your skills in the future.
May 16, 2019
All-Star PCM Actors Amaze Audiences in Amazing Acting Appearance
The all PCM cast of studetns from grades 5th through 8th displayed their acting and musical talents during three shows over two days. To the delight of students, parents, family and faculty alike, it was a show we will never forget. Congratulations to all our players and stage crew, and a major thanks to Mrs. Patterson, Ms. Ashman, Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Sneed, along with all our volunteers, for the countless hours and sacrifices made so our students may shine on stage!
May 10, 2019
PCM 8th Graders Take Philly, DC and Baltimore By Storm!
A week on the road is what these soon-to-be graduates needed. A busy week which included visits to the National Zoo, Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, and all three branches of Government, both today and back in the 1700s, culminated with a visit to Fort McHenry and a beautiful performance of the Star-Spangled Banner! The class of 2019 is happy to report we've returned safely!
2019 8th Grade Class Trip
May 3, 2019
PCM Alum and Soon to be Kolbe Graduate Signs on to Play at Keene St.
2015 PCM Graduate Quinton Sneed put pen to paper, committing to attend Keene State College in New Hampshire to compete on their Men's Basketball team. Competing in the Little East Conference, Quinton hopes to add more size to their roster after a decent 20-8 season. Most importantly, Quinton continues his academic career at one of Northern New England's best institutions. Congratulations Quinton! #alwaysapanda!
May 1, 2019
Bridgeport Debaters Shine at Law Day Competiton
Congratulations to middle schoolers Ruth and Kelliece for aptly opposing the Resolution "The House will regulate the press." Lawyers and judges from the Bridgeport Bar Association expressed their awe at the skill and preparation of these amazing young debators! With stateswomen like this, our future is in bright hands!
May 1, 2019
8th Grade Graduation Photos
You know Graduation is coming when the photos roll out. Our 8th graders were exicted to don their Caps & Gowns in a preview of Graduation Day!
April 30, 2019
PCM Unified Sports Athletes Honored at Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to 7th grader Breanna, and 5th grader Storm, partners and athletes on PCM's Unified Sports team. Storm was recognized by Coach Valle and Coach Loh for his sportsmanship and leadership on and off the court, while Breanna was recognized for her amazing essay on what participating in Unified Sports has taught her.
Storm and Breanna show an attitude our PCM community is incredibly proud of. Thank you to our athletes, and our coaches. Congratulations!
May 1, 2019
Bridgeport Teen Summit!
Bridgeport students in grades 8-12 are invited to attend the Bridgeport Teen Summit on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Housatonic Community College, Beacon Hall. This event is free to all participants. Breakfast will be served and there will be prizes and a raffle. Workshops will be offered ranging from financial literacy, teen empowerment, engineering, applying to college and more!
Register Online at tinyurl.com/bpsteen19
April 30th, 2019
47th Annual District Parent Convention
To be held at:
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport
Please fill out and return to our main office.
Thanks, we'll see you there!
April 27, 2019
PCM Alumni Take to the Stage
Congratulations, and what a performance! Three PCM Alumni took part in Central High School's performance of "A Streetcar Named Desire" this weekend. Great job Alexa, Amir and Alex!
PCM Book Fair!
April 11, 2019
8th Grade Class Trip Online Fundraiser
A great group of students, at it again! If you are able, please support our Bridgeport's Park City Magnet 8th Graders on their class trip! This is a very high achieving class, the bulk of whom have been in school together for the past 9 years! Help them celebrate their upcoming graduation with an educational experience they'll never forget!
Click here to donate to our Go Fund Me Campaign: https://bit.ly/2UtnVfs
April 11th, 2019
5th Annual PCM Career Day
Parents, siblings, family and friends...the PCM community is again recruiting volunteers to speak with our students at the 5th Annual PCM Career Day, on Tuesday, May 14th!
Anyone insterested in sharing their career experiences would provide a monumental service and lesson for our students!
If interested, please contact our guidance counselor, Mrs. DeGroate, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the main office at (203) 275-2678.
April 11, 2019
PCM Sports Four Winners at Fairfield University's Poetry for Peace Contest
This annual contest asks students to promote a brighter future through peace and understanding. We are incredibly proud of our young poets, who took the stage and shared their work over the mic.
Congratulations Mandy, Alissa, Maiyzah and Jayden!
Take a look at their winning works!
April 2, 2019
Hundreds of PCM Students Take Part in Blue Out Day
For a $1 donation, students dressed up in their finest blue to support Autism Awareness!
All proceeds went to benifit PCM's Special Olympics program. Visit our Special Olympics team page under "Our School" above for more information.
March 22, 2019
"Pie in the Sky" Pep Rally Kicks off Testing Season
As if anyone needed a reason to get excited for tests! Some special volunteers took the stage to share some advice about how to prepare for testing season. Unfortunately, skipping breakfast and staying up all night were the wrong answers. These teachers had to face the consequences, as our Unified Sports athletes delivered a Pie to the Face they'll never forget!
March 22, 2019
PCM Dance Bumps 8th Grade Closer to Washington D.C. Trip
Powered by the Working Together Club dance committee and volunteers, plus several parent and teacher volunteers, DJ Historicus and Emcee Napoleonicus kept the party going as students lit up the dance floor. Good Times had!
All proceeds will benefit the 8th Grade End of the Year Class Trip
March 21, 2019
Arts Count Day!
Park City Magnet School celebrated district wide Arts Count Day by hosting Holly and Lauri. Holly shared her journey in becoming an artist and Lauri taught us some new dances moves.
Both their presentations further built our understanding and appreciation for visual and performing arts. Thank you to Holly and Lauri!
March 18, 2018
Park City 8th Grader Performs with the CMEA All-Region Band
This past weekend, 8th grader Crystal participated as a floutist in the prestigious All Region Band for Fairfield County. She auditioned back in November for a spot in the incredible ensemble. The "best of the best" met in Wilton High School for a 2 day festival and concert. Pictured below is another Bridgeport student and of course our very own Crystal at the event. Park City is very proud!
The ALL-MAGNET BAND performs in the 2019 Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Parade!
March 13th, 2018
Who you gonna call? St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound's Smoke Stoppers program stopped by for their annual visit! Seventh and 8th grade students were treated to the truths of the effects of tobacco use. This not only includes smoking but vaping as well.
March 13, 2019
PCM Hosts Lucky Lepreuchan Bingo Family Night
St. Patrick's Day Staff Breakfast!
March 11, 2018
Alyssa's Amazing Bolt Vacumn Makes a Strong Showing at the State Science Fair
Alyssa's Bolt Vacumn, made entirely from recycled materials, received the accolades of judges and spectators alike. Her project, which was named Honorable Mention at the Bridgeport Science Fair, represented the Park City with pride. Congratulations Alyssa!
March 9th, 2019
Sean Serves a Stellar Showing Saturday at State Scripps Spelling Bee
Congratulations to PCM 8th Grader Sean for his amazing peformance at this weekend's Connecticut Scripps Spelling Bee. He was one among 42 finalists from across Connecticut, and proudly represented Bridgeport along with 3 other studends from the Park City. Sean lasted 4 compmetitive rounds before he was eliminated. We at PCM are incredibly proud of Sean and the way he represented our Park City Magnet community.
And, a big thank you to Sean's family, Ms. Amezquita and Mrs. Collins for attending the bee and cheering Sean along.
Finally, a big congratulations is is order for Janelle Newell from Multiculturual Magnet here in Bridgeport, the 2019 Connecticut State Spelling Bee Champion! Go Janelle! She will represent our state at the 92nd Annual Sripps National Spelling Bee from May 27-31, 2019. The bee will air on ESPN, check your local listings.
March 7, 2019
Come Join Us For a Family Night of St. Patrick's Day Bingo
Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Where: PCM Gymnasiu
Refreshments served and prizes won.
A night of family fun!
Limited to the first 100 people who RSVP.
Please RSVP by calling Ms. Petrafera, Lighthouse Coordinator, in our main office after 3PM.
Sponsored by Lighthouse Family Learning Series 21st Century Grant
February 27th, 2019
PCM Students Victorious in the 3rd Annual NAACP Douglass-Garrison Debate
Ruth, 8th grade, and Kelliece, 7th grade, prepared, researched and debated strongly, winning over Discovery Magnet tonight at the Bijou Theatre. Congratulations!!!
February 28th, 2019
African-American History Month Celebration
Today our students took to the stage for our annual African-American History and Heritage celebration. What a show! Thank you to our amazing performers, and their hard-working teachers, Mrs. Patterson, Mr. Smith and Ms. Ashman-Arrango!
February 26, 2019
7th & 8th Grade All-Star Basketball Game
It's that time of year again! The 7th & 8th grade squared off in the annual all-star game. Amidst the chants of hundreds of students, the 7th grade prevailed in an intensely battled contest. Players were both passionate and sportsmanlike, making for the perfect showdown.
This year's MVP's were Zion for the 7th grade team, and Tyrese for the 8th grade team. Congratulations to all of our awesome players and spectators.
February 22nd, 2019
8th Grader Wins Annual PCM Scripps Spelling Bee!
Will Advance to State Finals March 9th, 9:30AM, at St. Joseph's University in West Hartford
Congratulations to PCM 8th Grader Sean from Mr. Johnson's homeroom. After an intense, 2-day competition in Ms. Amezquita's ELA class, he and 9 other spelling guru's faced off today in the school finals. After 7 rounds, Sean won the school finals by coolly spelling the word "m-e-d-i-c-i-n-a-l."
Sean says his love for spelling began in second grade. He aced his first spelling test and earned all possible extra credit points. After that, he was hooked. When asked about what winning the Connecticut Spelling Bee would mean to him, Sean says "it would be an honor. It would make my day and would be a loved and cherished memory throughout high school and college."
A huge thank you to all students who competed, and to Ms. Amezquita for making this awesome event possible.
February 20th, 2019
February 14, 2019
PCM Student to Attend State Science Fair
Wins "Honorable Mention" at District Middle School Science Fair
Alissa's project, entitled, was a prototype of a vacumn cleaner made from 100% recycled, reusable materials.
February 7th, 2019
**THE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE BRIDGEPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION**
Originally posted November 12th, 2018
Community Conversations - 135th City Council District
The PCM community will be present at the Community Conversation on Jan. 30th at Cross School. We encourage all our families, students, and staff to join Ms. Maguire in coming out to speak with our local representatives.
Note: Each City Council District is holding it's own Community Conversation session. Since PCM is in the 135th Council District, this is the Conversation we will attend. You are also encouraged to attend your own district's Community Conversation session.
February 7th, 2019
Happy 100th Day
Thank you to Ms. Panella's First Grade Students for hand making and delivering these wonderful 100th Day Snacks to our staff! Each contained 10 sets of 10 treats, coming out to 100 total goodies in each! Happy 100th Day!
January 30th, 2019
PCM Students Create Valentine's for Vets
Our students once again took part in Congressman Jim Himes' Valentines' for Vets program. Today, we made valentine's day cards for those who served thanking them for their sacrifice and reminding them they are cared for and not forgotten. These will be delivered to Veteran's in our area. Check out our student's awesome work!
January 28th, 2019
Middle School Science & Engineering Fair WinnersCongratulations to our 7th and 8th grade students winners, who will now move on to compete in the Bridgeport Public Schools Science & Engineering Fair Competition!
Tianeil and Eric: "How to Secure Your Hearing Aid"
Alissa: "The Bolt"
Daniela and Eleni: "To Play or Not to Play"
Lily: "Reversing Our Environmental Messes to Make a High School Safer"
Sana: "Water Purification Can We Do Better?"
Marianna and Nariya: "Europa vs. Encledadus"
Join Mrs. Simone at the Minds in Motion event as she represents PCM!
January 17th, 2019
PCM Student Wins Metro North Rail Safety Poster Contest
Congratulations to PCM first grader Mia from Ms. Vellucci's class on winning the Metro North T.R.A.C.K.S. program Rail Safety Poster Contest! The posters were evaluated and selected based on the best representations of safety around trains and train tracks.
Mia's Winning Poster!
This year's winners are from the following schools...
Pre-K: J.A.C.E Daycare and Early Learning Program (Wappingers Falls, NY)
K-3rd: Park City Magnet School (Bridgeport, CT)
4th-8th (TIE): Dobbs Ferry Middle School (Dobbs Ferry, NY) AND Graham Elementary School (Mt. Vernon, NY)
9th-12th: Cardinal Hayes High School (Bronx, NY)
January 15th, 2019
PCM Attends Fairfield University Kids Day Out!
The athletic department at Fairfield University treated Bridgeport students, including Park City Magnet fourth through eighth grade students, to a thriller of a game. The Fairfield Stags Women's Basketball Team faced the St. Peter's University Peacocks. After Fairfield getting off to a hot start, St. Peter's staged a dramatic comeback, edging the Stags 68-65 in front of a record crowd at Alumni Hall. Despite the outcome, the game was incredibly exciting, and we can't thank the folks at Fairfield University enough!
January 11th, 2019
Sacred Heart University Students Work with PCM 8th Graders as Part of CURTIS Week
Six SHU students and Graduate Assistants visited our middle school wing to talk and work with our 8th grade students as one of the projects for C.U.R.T.I.S. Week, which stands for Community Understanding and Reflection Through Inner-city Service. Named after the founder of Sacred Heart, Bishop Walter W. Curtis, our colegiate neighbors build bridges amongst our communites by serving and working with others. Our guests helped our 8th graders develop affirmations towards understanding and self-improvement, and discussed important topics such as unity and even what to expect in High School and beyond. We are extremely grateful for our neighbors, who are always welcome within our community!
January 10th, 2019
The 7th Annual PCM Nat Geo Bee School Finals
Today, 8 Homeroom Champions from grades 5-8 faced off in our Nat Geo Bee School Finals. Competition was fierce, and the questions were rigorous. When the dust settled, Casey was crowned our 2019 PCM school champion! In second place was Stephanie, and third was Tyrese. Casey will now take the qualifying test for entry into the state finals. If successful, Casey will compete in the National Championships in Washington D.C. Congratulations to all our finalists. We all all extremely proud of your hard work and talent.
January 9th, 2019
Unified Sports Jersey Day Fundraiser
To help our Unified Sports Team raise funds for much needed equipment, PCM students suited up in some swag from their favorite teams. Everything from football to fútbol was represented, including baseball, basketball, hockey, volleyball and even cheerleading.
We're 100% behind our athletes, who kick off the season tomorrow at the Unified Sports Leadership Summitt! Go Pandas!
January 8th, 2019
PCM Hosts P.M.A.F.A. Anti-Bullying Assembly
Thank You to Sensei Master P and the folks at Pure Martial Arts Fitness Academy for speaking with students in all grade levels about bullying prevention. In addition, they are offering a special promotion for PCM students only. If interested, give them a call at (203) 368-0773, or visit at www.promo.pmafa.com.
January 3rd, 2019
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! PCM Career Day May 14th, 2019
Parents & Families...we are in need of speakers for our annual PCM career day on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. Please consider sharing your experiences with our students!
If you're interested, please contact Mrs. DeGroate through our Main Office at (203) 275-2678.
Happy New Year!
2018 Winter Concert
December 21st, 2018
4TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL LUNCHEON
Students and families celebrated their cultures by sharing artifacts, background information, and FOOD! What better way to prepare for the New Year than by showing our gratitude and comradery! Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 12th
Ugly Sweater Day & Staff Breakfast
Ugh! The uglier the better! Today students and staff dressed in their ugliest sweaters to raise $176 to benefit Toys for Tots. Our staff enjoyed their ugly sweater holiday breakfast!
December 5th, 2018
PCM Student-Musician Accepted into Prestigious All-Region Band
PCM would like to congratulate 8th Grader Crystal on her acceptance into the All-Region Band. She auditioned against other musicians from across Fairfield County for acceptance in this prestigious honors band. In March, she will join other students for a 2 day Band Festival and concert. Way to go Crystal!
December 3rd, 2018
Vote for PCM Students and the ALL-MAGNET BAND in the News12CT Sounds of the Season Series!
Stop by the News12CT page to vote for our very own ALL-MAGNET BAND under the direction of Mr Smith!
"It’s time for your talented stars to share their gift with Connecticut. We’ve tallied your submissions, and these are your Top 12 for News 12 Connecticut’s Sounds of the Season series. The winners will have their talent showcased on News 12 Connecticut and News12.com starting Dec. 17. Vote for your favorite. (You can vote up to five times a day!)
November 13th, 2018
The 4th Annual PCM Veteran's Day Breakfast
This year PCM held it's 4th annual Veteran's Day Breakfast and Parade. Our school community showed our appreciation and dedication to our friends, family and neighbors who served. It was great being able to give thanks and host so many great Veteran's, several of whom spoke with our classrooms!
November 9th, 2018
PCM Students "Dress Up for Vets" and raise $158.90 for Companions for Heroes
In another feat of extreme giving, PCM students were invisible today. Students wore cammouflage to school today in exchange for their donation to Companions for Heroes, a non-profit organization pairing combat veterans with shelter animals, potentially saving two lives in the process. As students blended in with their surroundings, the halls of PCM appeared empty today. It was only their generosity which gave up their locations!
November 25th, 2018
PCM Book Fair & Report Card Conferences
All week, November 26th to the 30th, the PCM Library will be open for our school book fair during the following hours.
- Monday 8:55 - 9:30AM & 12:30 - 1:00PM
- Tuesday 12:30 - 1:00PM & 2:07 - 2:30PM
- Wednesday 8:55 - 9:30AM & 12:30 - 1:00PM
- Thursday 12:30 - 1:00PM & 5:00 - 7:30PM
- Friday 12:00 - 1:00PM
REMINDER: REPORT CARD CONFERENCES WERE RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH FROM 5:30 - 7:30PM. THE BOOK FAIR, AND THE 8TH GRADE WORKING TOGETHER CLUB FUNDRAISING TABLE, WILL BOTH BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
November 21st, 2018
Winter Box Top Contest Underway!!!
Congratulations to Mrs. Perusse's Pre-Kindergarten Homeroom who won our Fall contest, collecting 338 total Box Tops!!!!
As a school, we have earned $229.50 so far this year by bringing in Box Tops! Fantastic job to everyone in the PCM Community!
Keep collecting and bringing in those box tops! Our Winter contest ends on February 22nd!!!
Stop by our Box Tops webpage...
November 19th, 2018
PCM Penny Harvest Once Again Rally's Our Community;
Over $1000 raised to "Feed the People"
Mr. Gorman was pleased to announce yesterday that this year's PCM Penny harvest raised $1007 to help our community members in need. Organized and managed by sixth grade students, the Penny Harvest benefitted the Feed the People Food Pantry. Mr. Gorman used the funds to purchase forty $25 Stop & Shop Gift Cards for our donation, which will be distributed to needy families this holiday season. The homeroom which raised the most funds was Mrs. Sneed's homeroom in 208. This 5th grade classroom raised $234 towards our cause.
Congratulations PCM on once again doing what's best for those less fortunate, and thank you to Mr. Gorman and the sixth graders who's hard work made this act of kindess possible. Go PCM!
November 5th, 2018
PCM Finishes 3rd in the Amazing Mathematics Problem Solving Race, Patriots Divison
The Amazing Mathematics Problem Solving Race is a competition where students used Moby Max Math to gain experience on solving problems. This competition took place from October 9 through November 2. Congratulations to all our students on their hard work!
November 3rd, 2018
Team PCM Turbo Pandas again takes part in the Vicki Soto 5K
For the 6th straight year, members of the Park City Magnet Faculty proudly took part in the Vicki Soto 5K, benefitting educational programs in our area. The weather was unusually warm, but extremely windy, making for a tough course!
The Vicki Soto 5K is in honor of Miss Soto, who bravely gave her life protecting her students in the tragedy at Sandy Hook in December 2012. Her legacy lives on through the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, which funds a slew of programs benifitting students in our area. This includes scholarships for prospective teachers and the Miss Soto Literacy Legacy. 100% of the proceeds from the Vicki Soto 5K go towards the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund.
For more information, visit http://vickisotomemorial.com.
November 1st, 2018
2018 PCM Veteran's Day Breakfast...
...will be held on Tuesday, November 13th in our PCM gymnasium followed by our Veteran's Day parade and discussions with classrooms. Below is a form highlighting how you can get involved.
Each year PCM students and staff invite our loved ones and neighbors who are Veterans into our school to show our appreciation for their military service. Students perform, serve and interact with our Veterans, teaching them valuable lessons about citizenship and giving back.
A huge thank you to the Sacred Heart University Band Program for their generous donation and assistance in making this year's Veteran's Day Breakfast a reality.
November 1st, 2018
Annual PCM Family Math Night a Resounding Success
Students, parents, teachers and volunteers all gathered in our Gymnasium tonight for our Family Math night! This annual event promotes math through games, visual aides, manipulatives and all-out fun! A big panda thank you to all who made this night a tremendous success, including Bridgeport Director of Mathematics Dr. Planas.
October 12, 2018
Pink Dress Up Day @ PCM
Today PCM students showed their support for a cure for Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness. Here we are sporting our pink look!
October 11th, 2018
"Man of La Mancha" Gets Rave Reviews from PCM Students
Thanks to our friends and donors at the Westport Country Playhouse, PCM's 7th & 8th Grade students attended the Playhouse's performance of "Man of La Mancha." Students could be seen, and heard, booing, cheering, woo-ing and all around enjoying the performance!
"Man of La Mancha" is a tale of legendary author, poet and playwright Miguel de Cervanted, author of "Don Quixote." He finds himself imprisoned and forced to defend himself in a mock court held by the prisoners. As his defense, he stages a re-telling of his famous novel with he and his fellow inmates acting out the story. Quixote, like Cervantes, finds himself a dreamer. Our students were presented with some difficult questions. In this sometimes brutal world in which Quixote, Cervantes, and we live, is it better to be a realist or an idealist?
"Man of La Mancha" is running at the Westport Country Playhouse through October 13th.
October 1st, 2018
September 26th, 2018
Family Literacy Night
One of our third grade teachers, in conjunction with our Lighthouse Program, conducted the first family workshop of the school year. During this workshop, Pre- K through fourth grade students participated in a variety of literacy based activities focused on phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension for literature, comprehension for informational text, and writing. Students enjoyed taking home a free book and participating in a read aloud about the text "Wolf" with Ms. Maguire. Our next family workshop night is Nov. 1st and will focus on Mathematics. Thank you to all for coming out!
September 22nd, 2018
Amazing Girls Engineering Workshop
This past Saturday, 10 of our 4th through 8th grade girls and Ms.Simone spent the day at Housatonic Community College participating in the Amazing Girls Engineering Workshop. They were joined by amazing girls from all over the Park City.
Amazing Girl Science seeks to ignite girls’ interest and spark their enthusiasm in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) while building core life skills of self-confidence, self-esteem, curiosity, problem solving and risk taking.
Our girls visited the Manufacturing lab and even operated some of the machines. They learned about how atoms behave and electricity in an interactive and exciting presentation. They even got a chance to build motorized vehicles in teams, and individually they created their very own hovercrafts to bring home! It truly was an AMAZING event!
September 11th, 2018
September 11th Memorial Ceremony
Our PCM Color Guard presented the colors and dedication to honor the heroes and victims of 9/11, and all those who have protected us since 2001. Amaryllis, Eleni and Sana all honored us by their beautiful rendition of "God Bless America." May we never forget that fateful day.
September 4th, 2018
Wear Red for Ed Day
Team Annex sporting that red look, in support of educators and public education nation-wide!
August 30th, 2018
Back to School
Welcome back for the 2018-19 school year!
August 24, 2018
The 5th Annual Back to School Ice Cream Social
You know the school year is around the corner when PCM hosts our annual Ice Cream Social! Staff, students, parents, alumni and Ms. Maguire all gathered on the blacktop to enjoy some Ice Cream and some stories. This year's was bigger than ever, with a bubble machine to beat the heat and a wide array of school supplies for our students, generously donated by our friend Ms. Betty O'Connel, the Recreation Director at Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. Thank You! Here's to a great school year!
June 21st, 2018
Congratulations to the Park City Magnet Class of 2018!!
Best of luck in High School and in all your future endeavors! You are now part of a very exclusive and special family of graduates. We'll miss you and we love you. Always a Panda!
Class of 2018 Graduation
June 15th, 2018
The 2018 "We the People" Showcase!
Congratulations to the 7th & 8th Grade PCM We the People Teams who showed their skill as Constitutional scholars and researchers. Each team spent the past few months researching Constitutional history and issues and prepared their esponses to a series of questions in a four minute essay. Then, they really proved their mettle by answering a barrage of questions from expert judges. Our students performed exceptionally well, and their hard work really paid off! Members of the PCM Squad earned the following awards:
- The James Madison History Award - Unit 6
- The John Jay Award for Most Knowledge in Judicial Affairs - Unit 4
- The John Trumbull Award for Best Overall Presentation - Unit 2
- The Alexander Hamilton Award for Most Interesting Outside-the-Box Response - Lily C.
- The Gouveneur Morris Award for Best Command of the Audience - Alex V.
- The Thomas Paine Award for Best Conviction - Anas V.
Congratulations! All of our teams and scholars have made us so proud. Go Pandas!
(Check out PCM's TeacherTube page for a stream of their presentations...)
June 6th, 2018
PCM's Got Talent
There was tons of talent on display at this year's PCM Talent show. Our students from many different grades showcased their unique talents on the stage. Everything from solo musical performances, to basketball dribbling drills, to even our school Color Guard putting on a great performance! Thank you to Mrs. Patterson for all your hard work in helping students rehearse and for organizing and hosting the event!
June 6th, 2018
Feel'd Day at PCM
Today we celebrated our emotional intelligence and vocabulary to become better at expressing our feelings. Better communicators are better problem solvers and better helpers in the community! Check out our students and some of their projects below. Great job PCM!
June 5, 2018
NBA Jersey Day
Our 4th graders modeling their favorite team jerseys for Jersey Day!
June 2nd, 2018
The PCM Debate Team Competes in the City Championship
May 31st, 2018
Sana Dominates the City Wide Spelling Bee : )
Congratulations Sana, PCM Spelling Bee Champion, who made it to the 17th round of the Bridgeport City Wide Spelling Bee at Sacred Heart University! Sana placed 4th out of 42 spellers representing the District! Also caught the eye of the adults who noticed how he (along with his fellow spelling mates) displayed such great sportsmanship in cheering each other on during the competition! Sana, you are Awesome!!
May 30th, 2018
The All-Magnet District Concert
Today dozens of Park City Magnet 7th & 8th grade musicians took the stage at the Edgerton Center for the Arts at Sacred Heart University. Along with their comrades from Central High School, Classical Studies Academy, Claytor Magnet Academy, Discovery Magnet, Harding High School, High Horizons Magnet, and Multicultural Magnet, they dazzled listeners with their musicial skills. A selection was played by our Choir, Band and String Ensembles which included the New World Symphony by Dvorak, "This is Me" by Pasek & Paul, and a very special Tribute to Mighael Jackson, arranged by our very own Mr. Williams.
A very special thank you to the PCM Performing Arts Department, including Mrs. Patterson, Ms. Ashman-Arrango, and Mr. Williams, for all their efforts at preparing music, and preparing our students for this incredible collaboration. And thank you to the Bridgeport Public Schools Performing Arts and Sacred Heart University for making this possible.
May 30th, 2018
While in the PCM Library...
After story time, students chose their own book to read quietly.
May 29th 2018
The 2018 PCM Memorial Day Ceremony
Our PCM Color Guard recognized those brave Veteran's we've lost protecting our way of life by presenting the colors, playing Taps for our school community, and standing guard in their honor.
May 23rd, 2018
The 4th Grade Field Trip to Carnegie Hall!
May 22nd, 2018
2018 Teachers vs. Students Volleyball Game
In a nailbiter of a series, the 8th grade students were nearly victorious, but couldn't overcome the vast experience of the Park City Magnet Faculty. When the dust settled, teachers took the set three games to two, and continued their winning streak.
Most importantly, good sportsmanship and respect abounds. This is what the game is truly about! Congratulations class of 2018!
May 16th, 2018
PCM Goes to the Dogs, and the Movies
Today 350 members of the Park City Magnet family took a trip to Bow Tie Theaters in Trumbull to see Connecticut's favorite hero, SGT Stubby!
In 1917, SGT Stubby, a stray Bull-Terrier mix, wandered onto the training grounds of Connecticut's 102nd Infantry Regiment, Yankee Division, in New Haven as they prepared to enter World War One. He drilled with the soldiers and quickly became the regimental mascot. Private J. Robert Conroy adopted him, and the men smuggled him to France. There, the 102nd and Stubby saw some of the fiercest fighting of the war, and spent more days in battle than any other American unit. Stubby's actions on the battlefield saved countless lives and his heroic antics have become legendary. He was wounded twice and recieved several medals, and was even promoted to the rank of Sergeant!
Our students had a great time, and are ready to share Stubby's story and the history they've learned about World War One.
May 11th, 2018
The 2018 Bridgeport Public Schools PARAPROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR!
It's no secret that PCM is home to the best paraprofessionals in the city. But now it's confirmed! Our very own Ty Henry, special education paraprofessional, was named Bridgeport Public Schools Paraprofessional of the Year. This honor is certainly well-deserved. Mrs. Henry's 9+ years of service to PCM has had an amazing impact on our students and our community. Mrs. Henry is now officially nominated forthe CT State Department of Education "Anne T. Murphy Paraprofessional of the Year Award."
Congratulations Mrs. Henry!
May 2nd, 2018
The Bridgeport Public Schools Excellence in Education Awards
The Bridgeport Public Schools, together with our local university partners, celebrate Excellence in Education week. We celebrate in honor of the students, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff members who exemplify school spirit, the use of the RULER tools, academic achievements and accomplishments, and going the extra mile for the success of all. PCM's university partner is Sacred Heart University.
The celebration began with a brief video from Representative Jim Himes who thanked everyone for the outstanding academic and social-emotional achievements that occur each day.
Congratulations to our wonderful staff and students, including...
Amirah Sana, Ms. Maguire, Amber Samia
Kaeleb Justin Isaiah Valeria
Ms. Trez, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. DeGroate, Mrs. Ortiz & Mrs. Simone (not-pictured).
March 19th, 2018
The PCM P.A.C. (Parent Advisory Council) Executive Board Nominations
Parents, Park City Magnet needs your help...
Presently, we have several vacancies for our PAC (Parent Advisory Council) Executive Board and would like to begin the process of filing these vacancies by the end of this month.
The role of the Parent Advisory Council is to assist the administrator and school staff with family engagement activities aligned to student achievement goals.
In order to become a member of the PAC executive board, you must express your interest in serving by submitting a nomination form, which may be found by clicking here. Please keep in mind that only parents/legal guardians of students enrolled in Park City Magnet can submit a nomination form. Once all nomination forms have been received, school wide voting will occur.
If you are interested in serving as a member of our school PAC, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher by Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. Election ballots will be sent home to each family (one ballot per household) during the week of March 26th, 2018. Election results will be sent home to all families on Monday, April 2nd.
Again, the nomination form may be found here. Thank You.
Terese M. Maguire, Principal