The Paw Print
    Middle/High School Newsletter
    Friday, October 1, 2021


    Dates to Remember

    • Friday, October 1st - Spud Games (5:00 & 7:00)
    • Friday, October 1st - "Bond"Fire immediately following the games in Prattsburgh (~9:30-10:30)
    • Saturday, October 2nd - Homecoming Dance (7:00 & 9:00)
    • Thursday, October 7th - Historical Research Field Trip (All of 8th Grade)
    • Friday, October 8th - Early Release Drill (15 minutes early)
    • Friday, October 8th - Interim 1 Ends
    • Monday, October 11th - School Closed: Columbus Day
    • Wednesday, October 13th - Junior Class PSAT
    • Friday, October 15th - Interim 1 Grades Sent Home

    School Picture Day

    This year, we used JostensPIX for our school photos. You may order a photo package online at jostenspix.com. Our access code is FE129221. You can go online and preview the photos, and personalize the background before you buy. Photos will be shipped directly to your house. A flyer for picture day with more information can be accessed here. If your child missed picture day, or you would like a re-take, JostensPIX will be here on Tuesday, October 19th. 

    Friday - Spud Jug Games

    Tonight we have the Spud Games at the Cohocton fields. Girls Varsity Soccer begins at 5:00pm, and Boys Varsity Soccer begins at 7:00pm. Immediately following the games, there will be a "Bond"Fire in Prattsburgh.

    Friday - "Bond"Fire Following the Spud Jug Games

    Immediately following the Spud Jug Games there will be a "Bond"Fire in Prattsburgh at the Softball Field. This event is open to all students in grades 6-12. You do not need to attend the Spud Jug Games to come to the "Bond"fire. The event typically runs from 9:30pm-10:30pm. Students may drive themselves, or be picked-up at 10:30. Snacks will be available (for free) from the Prattsburgh Varsity Club.  

    Saturday - PCS Music Department BBQ

    During homecoming weekend Prattsburgh's music/drama department is hosting a Pulled Pork BBQ from 11am-1pm on Saturday, October 2nd. The cost is $10.00 which includes a pulled pork sandwich, salt potato & beans cooked by the BBQ Shack of Penn Yan. You can purchase tickets online here: https://pcsdramaclub.ticketspice.com/pcsbbq If you’re out of town that weekend or have other plans but still want to support the music dept. there is a donation button. You can also donate a meal. Donated meals will be divided between the Prattsburgh and Avoca communities. Funds raised go to the PCS Music/Drama department which helps the Avoca/Prattsburgh drama production later this year. Meal pick-up is at the Prattsburgh Agricultural Building, 7274 County Route 74, Prattsburgh.

    Saturday - Homecoming Dance

    On Saturday night Avoca will host the combined Homecoming Dance from 7:00-9:00pm for middle school (grades 6-8), and 9:00-11:00pm for high school (grades 9-12). Please note: The dance will be outside, near the courtyard. As this event is outdoors, masks are optional for attendees. The cost is $5.00 per person. There are no guest passes for this dance. Only students from Avoca or Prattsburgh may attend. Concessions will be available as a fundraiser for the senior class. 

    A Message from Mrs. Buisch

    Let’s further define a Thriver.  According to Borba, Thrivers feel “We got this” (Thrivers, Borba, MIchele, 2021, Chapter 1, pg, 12)  What are some things a Thriver might think?  “I control my own destiny”, “Challenges will happen, but I can work through them and bounce back from disappointment”, “ I have the ability to make changes” are all thoughts a Thriver might have as they pursue their goals.   

    Borba mentions that many students without the Character Traits needed for success, are Strivers.  They, too, have goals and achievements they want to meet; however they lack inner strength and a positive mind set with which to tackle setbacks that occur.  We, as adults, have the ability to help our students move from Striving to Thriving.  Challenge yourself to think about some statements you might use to get through life challenges.     

    Kids who give the BEST motivational speeches! Motivational Video 2016

    Upcoming College and Military Visits

    • Wednesday, October 6th @ 10:45am - Keuka College
    • Thursday, October 7th @ 1:30pm - Alfred State
    • Friday, October 8th @ 1:00pm - Elmira College
    • Friday, October 29th @ 9:00am - Mansfield University

    Community Request: 2021 Adult Perception Survey

    The Steuben Prevention Coalition needs your help. Linked here is the 2021 Adult Perception Survey. The Steuben Prevention Coalition uses this data to help in their prevention and recovery efforts throughout the year as well as to share the information with the county so that they are aware of areas of concern by those living in Steuben County. 

    Quarantine Information

    The following numbers show how many students & staff are in quarantine at this time.  A person may be in quarantine for any of the following reasons:

    The person has exhibited symptoms related to Covid-19 and are awaiting the results of a test.

    • The person has been deemed to be a close contact to a person who tested positive.
    • The person has tested positive for Covid-19.

    Current Quarantine Totals as of 7:30am on 10/01/21:

    • Students - 34*
    • Staff - 3*

    *Quarantines are not necessarily due to school related exposures.

    The full New York State COVID-19 Report Card can be found at this link.

    Digital Citizenship Newsletter

    Check out the latest Digital Citizen News provided by the Greater Southern Tier BOCES. Read it all at this link.

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