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Apex Fun Run
We are so excited to introduce you to a major PTA fundraiser, the Apex Fun Run! The Apex Fun Run will last for several weeks and will kick off with a Pep Rally on Wednesday, January 4th.
- During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run, on Friday, January 20th to help their school!
- Students will run for 30 minutes and aver 26-36 laps, with the maximum being 36.
- Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 or any other amount for each lap run. All participants will receive an access code that allows for online pledges!
- Feel free to visit www.apexfunrun.com to learn more.
- We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event! The times for the Apex Fun Run, which will take place on Friday, January 20, are as follows:
Fun Run 1: (8:50 am) Grades: 5
Fun Run 2: (10:05 am) Grades: 2 and 4
Fun Run 3: (11:20 am) Grades: AM Kindergarten
Fun Run 4: (1:00 pm) Grades: 1 and 3
Fun Run 5: (2:15 pm) Grades: PM Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten
Friday, January 13th 6:30-8:30 Family Bingo Night!! Pizza and Snacks will be served at a family price! Come on out and have some fun!
Presents For Pets
The Pembroke Meadows SCA is collecting presents for pets to help those pets that are in shelters waiting for a new home! Drop donations off in the front foyer.
The Winter Break is right around the corner! Students will dismiss early on Thursday, December 22. School will be closed from December 23- January 2. Staff and Students return to school Tuesday, January 3, 2017! See you in the New Year! Have a safe and fun Break.
Turkey of the Year Food Drive
The Pembroke Meadows Turkey of the Year Food Drive is going on right now! Bring in your canned food items to donate to the community in order to help the SCA fight hunger. Each item also counts as a "vote" for which teacher you want to dress up as a turkey!
The Thanksgiving Holiday is right around the corner! Students will dismiss early on November 23, and there will be no school on Thursday, November 24 or Friday, November 25. Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving!
No School for Students
Don't forget! There will be no school for students this Tuesday, November 8 due to Election Day. On Friday, November 8 school will be closed for students and staff in observance of Veterans Day. Thank you to all of our Vets for your service!
Make sure to check our events calendar on the left side of the homepage. We have tons of fun events coming up for the whole family, including the SCA Family Costume Dance on Friday, October 28, the Scholastic Book Fair (October 31 - November 7), the SCA Turkey of the Year Food Drive, and more!
Panther STEM Night
Thank you to all of the families who came out for Panther STEM night. We had an amazing turnout, and parents and students enjoyed using engineering skills to build bridges, teambuilding to build cup towers, coding skills to program robots, and science to build squishy circuits.
Back to School 2016-2017
Pembroke Meadows is excited to welcome new and returning Panthers for the 2016-2017 school year. Please access the electronic version of your child's Supply List, or print by clicking on the link. Also, please mark your calendars for our Panther Welcome on Thursday, September 1 from 4:00-4:45 or 5:00-5:45.
Congratulations, Pembroke Meadows STEM Robotics Teams!
For the first time, PMES participated in VBCPS's yearly STEM Robotics Challenge on June 3. PMES took two teams to the competition, the Robotic Panthers and the BaconBots. Out of 83 elementary school teams, PMES's Robotic Panthers and BaconBots tied for third place! Way to go Ryan, Andrew, Amelia, Alexis, Morgan, Timur, Gaije, Xavier, Danish, Elijah, Mrs. Saal, and Mrs. Lewis!
Summer Reading Challenge
Are you up for a challenge? How about some summer reading fun? Do you want to prevent the regression most students face over the summer? Complete the Pembroke Meadows Summer Reading Challenge to energize your brain and get lost in a book this summer!
Congratulations, Nurse Latchford
Nurse Latchford was selected as the School Nurse of the Year by the Virginia Beach School Nurses Association. She was selected from the 85 school nurses in the division. We are so lucky to have Nurse Latchford. Way to go!
Growth Mindset Newsletter
Did you know, every mistake you make is progress? Looking at mistakes this way is part of having a growth mindset. To learn more about having a growth mindest, as opposed to a fixed mindset, check out our Growth Mindset Newsletter!
2017 PMES Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Liama Dean, the PMES Music Teacher. Mrs. Dean has been announced as the 2017 Pembroke Meadows Teacher of the Year. We are so lucky to have you, Mrs. Dean!
For important upcoming events, please check the calendar on our homepage under "Events," or click here for a printable schedule.
PMES Teacher Honored by Virginia Beach School Division
Congratulations to first grade teacher, Charlene Widel. Charlene was recently honored by the Virginia Beach Schools Great Dreams Need Great Teachers Campaign. Click here for more information!
PMES 1 Mile Fun Run
Pembroke Meadows hosted their annual one mile fun run on March 8, 2015. Students, parents, community members and staff enjoyed the beautiful weather as they participated in a one mile run or walk. Medals were awarded to the top finishers in each age group.
Pembroke Meadows Elementary names 2016 Teacher of the Year
On December 19, 2014, Dr. Spivey announced the 2016 Teacher of the Year on the morning news program. We are proud to recognize Mrs. Kristi Boccella, one of our kindergarten teachers as our newest Teacher of the Year! Congratulations!
SCA Presents for Pets Drive
The SCA is proud to sponsor "Presents for Pets" for the Virginia Beach SPCA. Our collections were a "pawsitively" amazing success. Pembroke Meadows raised money and donations to help furry friends have a happy holiday. All donations were given to the Virginia Beach SPCA.
Annual Costume Dance
On the evening of October 24th, Pembroke Meadows' families came to school to dance the night away at our annual costume dance. Students enjoyed spending time with family, friends and teachers as they danced and socialized. Students were spotted in all sorts of creative costumes and many staff members even dressed in costume. Students ended the night by Trick-or-Treating out of the building, which is always a crowd favorite.
Mathopoly Math Night
On the evening of October 14th, Pembroke Meadows' families joined staff for an exhilarting night of solving math problems to earn PMES Mathopoly properties. Students used personal mobile devices or school owned devices to scan QR codes containing math problems for the students to solve. Upon solving the math problems students had their work checked by a staff member and received three PMES Mathopoly properties for correctly answering each problem. After solving five math problems students totaled the value of their properties and turned in the total value to a staff member. Once all students had completed their calculations the real estate tycoon for each grade level was announced and rewarded with a new board game to take home.
First Day of School
The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 8th. Students can enter the building beginning at 8:25 and school will start promptly at 8:40 each morning. School will dismiss at 3:10. Remember to please be patient with our transportation team during the first week of school as we work to make sure each of our students arrives to their assigned afternoon destination safely.