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Pick Up for Student BelongingsWe will be holding a drive through pick-up for student belongings and drop off of any outstanding library books. This will be held on Tuesday, June 9 and the times are staggered by last name to maintain social distancing and reduce wait times. Families must come through carpool and will remain in vehicles as staff brings your items out. If this absolutely will not work for you, please email Ms. Melanie to make alternative arrangements.

Pick-up schedule:

  • Last Name A-F 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • Last Name G-M 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • Last Name N-Z 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Change of AddressHave you moved since the end of last school year and forgot to tell the office? Do you plan on moving over this summer?

If your address has changed, or will change over this summer, please let the office know as soon as possible. It will impact you receiving the important summer mailing, and will also affect your child’s transportation route, if eligible. Below is the link which will list the required documentation, and the address change form.

Since we aren’t currently able to bring the completed document to school, please fill it out and email a scanned copy or photo to Laura Slesinger. Additionally, if your family is now living with a family member or friend, and needs a Residency Affidavit, please also email Laura and she will provide the necessary residency affidavits.

Yearbook Ordering - March 26th DeadlineLast call for 2019-2020 yearbook picture submissions! Our yearbooks are about to go to print, so if you have any sweet memories from the Fall picnic, Spooktacular, Snowflake Dance, Winter Village, other school events, or even classroom photos – please send them to prmyearbook@gmail.com before next Tuesday, May 26th so that they can be included.

If you still need to order a yearbook, you can place your order through Tuesday May 26th on the PTO websiteYearbooks will be mailed to your home address on file with the school, if you need to have your yearbook sent to a different address, please email prmyearbook@gmail.com to let us know where to send your copy.

CMS Help LineCMS has established a help line to assist students and families in a variety of areas, including remote learning, technology troubleshooting, Student Support services and meal distribution. The help line will be able to assist families in multiple languages and will soon host American Sign Language via video chat. You can call anytime during regular business hours at: 980-343-3001 
Need to Read? Free Resources As we continue with our online learning, Ms. Melissa has provided a way to access e-books and other materials for free. Check out http://bit.ly/PRMebooks. If you prefer to download the directions, the pdf is here.
Continued Support to Bruns Avenue ElementaryPRM Cares is continuing to partner with Bruns Avenue Elementary, a Title I school with 99.5% of students on free/reduced lunch. CMS will be out through May 15th, and many families will struggle to put food on the table. With this in mind, we’re working with the Bruns administration to support a drive-thru food pantry for Bruns families. PRM is joining several other organizations/churches to help donate food supplies. Please donate from the requested items list. Any help is very much appreciated and can be done within social distancing guidelines! Items can be delivered via porch drop-off or the delivery service of your choice to 617 Grandin Road, Charlotte, NC 28208. 
Additional Community SupportIn addition to the needs of Bruns families mentioned above, there are many other organizations around Charlotte that are working to support families during this time. Please see below for other ways to help.

1 – Urban Ministries Center of Charlotte

Serving the homeless population of Charlotte, which is at an increased risk due to the congregational nature of the Urban Ministries facilities and common health vulnerabilities (diabetes, COPD, hypertension, asthma).

They have consolidated their greatest-need items into one Amazon Wishlist, which includes tents and sleeping bags for those sleeping outside or who have been displaced by recent Room In The Inn facility closings. You can also donate directly to Urban Ministries.

2 – Second Harvest Food Bank

Supplying food to various charities in our area via a regional food distribution warehouse. They have a special list for Coronavirus needs, which can be found here.

3 – Families Forward Charlotte

Providing essential goods, educational programs, and other support to ease the burden of poverty on children and their families in Mecklenburg County. They are currently focusing on replenishing their stock of grocery store gift cards for families effected by Coronavirus closures. There are several ways to donate these remotely:

1: Send a Walmart gift card via email to  info@familiesforwardclt.org

2: Purchase Food Lion, Aldi’s, or a Walmart gift card, and mail it to:

    Families Forward Charlotte

    PO Box 470436

    Charlotte, NC 28247

3: Order a Visa gift card from their Amazon wishlist to be shipped directly to FFC

4 – South Mecklenburg High School Food Drive

For this week only, South Meck and Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church are collecting donations for food insecure families at Smithfield Elementary, Quail Hollow Middle, and South Mecklenburg High.

When: Tuesday-Friday (3/17 – 3/20) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church, 8801 Park Road, Charlotte, NC **You do not need to exit your car. Drive up, and volunteers will take your donations.

What: Food (Spaghetti Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Canned Chicken, Tuna or Salmon, Mac & Cheese, Cereal, Cereal Bars, Peanut Butter, Grape Jelly, Canned Pasta, Canned Fruit, Apple Sauce)

Hygiene (Tampons, Pads, Shampoo, Lotion)

5 – E2D

Focusing on eliminating the digital divide in the Charlotte area. A recent message on their social media: “E2D will still be building every single computer we can get our hands on. Any prolonged period away from school could be cataclysmic to our students. Please, please, please…help this community…help us find more laptops. We are down to one lab, but we’re gonna take it to warp speed as safely as we can.”

Reach out to donatelaptops@e-2-d.org if you or your corporation have laptops that can be re-purposed for student use.

If you have questions or need more info about how to help, please contact Catherine Whittaker.

Silver Graphics Now OnlineSupport the PRM Art program by ordering your child’s art on keepsakes to be enjoyed by you, family members, and friends. They make great gifts for graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, and more! Silver Graphics offers custom ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS to display your child’s artwork, including magnets, water bottles, iPhone covers, and more.

Past proceeds have stocked the classrooms with artist quality materials and equipment such as watercolor paper, brushes, and looms. Funds are also used to create practical life work in upper elementary classrooms and activities targeting visual/spacial and logic skills. The money does not just support the art program but supports visual arts throughout PRM, in all classrooms.

Because we are not able to distribute paper order forms this year, we ask you to visit www.silvergraphics.com and enter the school access code PRMart2020 to place your order online.  Select your child’s class and locate personalized art by their name. Items will be shipped directly to your address, and there will be shipping fees this year. Please contact Jenny Orso with any questions.