Back to School 2017-18

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."

John 15:12

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We have gathered pertinent information in one place that we believe will be helpful as you prepare for the new year. If you have questions you may call the school office at 678.405.2300 or contact Robin Myers at 678.405.2354. Our teachers and administration team are working hard to prepare for the new school year and look forward to welcoming our students and their families back to school! You might have guessed our school memory verses will come from John 15. As you meditate on these verses, may they strengthen you and fill you with joy for the start of a new school year together.

View Class Lists on ParentsWeb

Class lists have been released. Please log in ParentsWeb to view the lists. Contact Matt Mays if you need help. Room parents will contact parents within three days to welcome families to the class, answer questions, and communicate when the class will get together for a back to school party before school starts. The class parties are a great opportunity to meet new classmates, parents, and teachers!

Used Uniform Sale August 10th

Please check the 2017- 2018 Elementary Dress Code and the 2017-2018 Middle School Dress Code. You may purchase gently used school uniform items at the Used Uniform Sale on Thursday, August 10th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Midtown Auditorium. PE uniforms and hoodies will be available for purchase in the Depot during the Used Uniform Sale. If you have a preorder that you have not yet picked up, you may do so in the Depot at that time. PE uniforms and hoodies may also be purchased through the school webstore.

School Supply Kit Pick Up August 10th and August 11th

Please check the school supply lists for supplies students will need this year. If you purchased a school supply kit this summer, you may pick up your supplies on August 10th and August 11th between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the 6th Grade Science Lab in the middle school near Mr. Scott's office.

First Day of School Monday, August 14th

This is the day we've been anticipating! Our exciting Adventure Program will also begin on this day.

School Calendar

Please consult the school web calendar for all school wide events and holidays. You may find more information including times, locations, and descriptions by clicking on the event. A printed school calendar will be given to families some time in August.

Carpool Changes

Now that the construction on the main entrance has been completed, carpool will return to the system used prior to last year. Please read carefully through all carpool route changes and requirements. See the maps for drop off and pick up. Normal morning carpool will begin on Monday, August 14th. On the first day parents may choose either to walk their child to the classroom or drop off at carpool. All students should go directly to their classrooms on the first day. Please remember that the safety of your children is our top priority. On the second day of school and beyond, children may begin arriving at 7:45 AM. We highly encourage parents to drop off children in carpool rather than walk them in to school each day. Please do not drop children off in the parking lot, and do not drop off children at carpool unless there is a safety patrol representative or adult to greet your child. Please do not use your cell phone during carpool. In the afternoon, a large sign with the last names of the children you are collecting must be displayed in the front window.

Mandatory Forms

Student Medical and Consent to Treat Form - for the protection and health of your child, one of these forms must be on file for each student before the first day of school. You may access these forms via Web Forms on ParentsWeb. If you need help accessing ParentsWeb please contact Matt Mays.

Additionally, please check Clinic Forms below. Depending on your child's health, there may be forms that are mandatory to complete.
 
Clinic Forms
Please visit the Clinic Policies, Procedures and Forms  page for a full explanation of our policies and to find the mandatory and/or optional forms that you may need to submit.
 
Ministry Safe Sexual Abuse Awareness Training October 1st

Perimeter School is a ministry of Perimeter Church and submits to authority of the church. For the safety and protection of  school children and the adults who interact with them, the church requires anyone working with children to attend a Ministry Safe Sexual Abuse Awareness Training every three years. This year the training will be held on Sunday, October 1st from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM or 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. If you have not attended the training in the last two years, you are required to attend the seminar to be able to fulfill your responsibilities as a parent at Perimeter School. Watch for more information about registration in upcoming Week at a Glance emails.

Lunch

You will find all the information you need for school lunches here.

Lunch service will begin on Tuesday, August 15th. Please place lunch orders for pizza and Chick-fil-A for the fall semester by Monday, August 7th. Log in to ParentsWeb to place your orders. Select "Web Forms" and choose "Pizza Orders" or "Chick-fil-A Orders."

Students have several options for lunch:
*  Wholesome Tummies will be offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Convenient and flexible online ordering is directly through WT Cafe .
*  Pizza (cheese in the fall and pepperoni in the spring) will be offered every Tuesday. Proceeds will be used to reduce the cost of our school overnight field trips.
*  Chick-fil-A will be available one Thursday each month for $6.  Proceeds will be used to fund the 8th grade class trip to Washington, D.C.
 
School Family Directory by Subdivision
Looking for someone to carpool with or want to know who lives near you? A zip code/subdivision directory is available under the School Information/Resource Documents in ParentsWeb. This document is kept in our password-protected ParentsWeb so that only school families may view it. Please do not share the document or a direct link to the document with others outside the Perimeter School family.
 
Financial News
Please make sure your bank account is being drafted successfully according to your payment plan. If you have any questions about tuition contact Stacey Earnest at 678.405.2365.
 
Athletics Tryouts/Sign-ups
Any tryouts or other events will be announced and scheduled on the Athletics Calendar & Announcements page.
 
Drama Fall Production Tryouts
Auditions for the fall production will be held August 21st - 23rd. Please check the Drama Program Home page to sign up for an audition time and for announcements, tryout dates/times/procedures, and other Drama program news. All 4th - 8th grade students interested in auditioning for the fall musical are invited to attend an optional Audition Workshop on Friday, August 11th from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM in the middle school library. The workshop will help familiarize students with the music from Pirates of Penzance that will be used in the audition process.
 
Pre-1st - 3rd Grade Friday Drama Class
The drama class is designed to incorporate singing, dancing, and acting. It will teach young actors the basics of stage presence, how to participate as an audience member, performance techniques, and how to participate in a cast environment. The production for the 2017-2018 school year will be "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." The class will begin August 25th and will end with a spring production held on March 16th. For more information or to register, click here.
 
1st - 3rd Grade Friday Art Class
The Friday Art Class is currently full for fall semester. Sign-ups for spring semester will be available later this fall.
 
Robotics Club

If your child has a passion for computers, robotics, the environment, or science, he/she may want to join the Robotics Club. We have two to three slots still available on each of our three teams. Children must be nine years old by January 1, 2017 to participate. Please contact Teri Rowland for more information on the time commitment and to sign up.

Perimeter Childcare
Perimeter Childcare is an onsite childcare service provided by the Perimeter Church Special Events Childcare Program (SECP)  while parents attend school meetings. This service is for students enrolled in Perimeter School as well as siblings. Registration for the August 22nd Parent Meetings and Campus Meeting will be open soon. Check the first issue of Week at a Glance for the registration link.
 
New Habit - Wear Your Security Badges
In order to build community, parents must wear their security badges at all times when they are in the building and at ALL Perimeter School events, including parent meetings, special events (Hoedown, Father Daughter Dance, etc.), and athletic events. As a bonus, you will always have access through the security doors!
 
New Communication of Parent Volunteeer Assignments
This year Perimeter School will be using SignUpGenius (SUG) to communicate parent volunteer assignments in all classes. SUG will take the place of hard copy and/or email distirbution of parent assignements. All parents, teachers, and staff will be able to view assignements online, and SUG will send automated reminders to parents for their assignments. Click here for more informaiton.