The following outlines our day to day operations.
PCM's transportation system is up and running. We currently run one bus route that maximizes the most amount of service area. The route will be reassessed as needs change. If your LEADER would like to ride the bus, please reach out to the main office at Office@myPCM.org so that we can ensure they are added to the bus roster.
PCM will also purchase a Pullman Transit Bus pass to commute back and forth to school for our LEADERS who are outside of our safe walking distance boundaries, (map numbers indicate estimated walk times).
PCM Bus Schedule
*These are approximate times and may be impacted by traffic and weather
Student Drop off and Pick Up
Drop off occurs between: 8:05 am and 8:20 am
Pick up occurs between: 3:20 pm and 3:35 pm
There will be a bus transportation drop off point and a parent transportation line and drop off point. When dropping off during this time window, please do not bring your child inside. A PCM staff member will be at these points to great you and to shuttle your child to the gym entrance.
Please have your laminated name sheet displayed in the dashboard of your window. If you would like to park and walk your child in or walk or bike your child to school AND you arrive during the drop off or pick up window, please come to the exterior gym entrance to check in/out. If you come after 8:20 AM please take your child to the main office.
DROP-OFF & PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS - UD 8/15/22
In-Facility Extended Day Programming with YMCA of the Palouse
Drop off and Pick up for extended day programming: Those dropping off and picking up from this program should expect to drop their child off or pick their child up from Gladish Room 215.
** PCM can not provide additional transportation services to before care and home from after care, we can only provide our to school and home regular transporation.**
YMCA staff will require a separate confirmation of who is authorized for drop off or more importantly, pick up of your child.
Before School Care: 7:30 am to 8:20 am
After School Care: 3:20 pm to 6:00 pm
PCM has partnered with YMCA of the Palouse to provide extended care opportunities before and after school.
To register for extended day services please use the registration for to the right. For additional questions about registration or YMCA services please contact Amanda Velazquez, Director of Programs for the YMCA of the Palouse at email@example.com
The YMCA of the Palouse is a separate entity and will require its own paperwork and pick-up release forms.
School Menu & Information
PCM will be participating the National School Lunch and Breakfast program which means meals will follow USDA meal pattern requirements.
PCM will begin charging for Meals during the 2022-2023 School Year for those who do not qualify for Free and Reduced Priced Meals. Free and Reduced Priced Meals are provided for those children whose family size and monthly gross income meet federal guidelines. The application is now available on Skyward Family Access. You must fill out a new application for the 2022-2023 School Year. If you do not qualify for Free and Reduced Price Meals, Breakfast will be $2.00 and Lunch will be $3.50.
If you do qualify for Free or Reduced Priced Meals, both Breakfast and Lunch will be free.
With that said, and as noted above, PCM is still required to internally document who would normally qualify for the free/reduced program. We encourage all families to apply using the online application above.
Program benefits and services are available to all students without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic status, and/or special needs.
This year, unfortunately, we have to charge for school meals. The USDA is no longer supporting the Seamless Summer Program that made meals free to all students. For the 2022-23 school year, only qualifying students will receive meals free of charge.
Food Service Procedures Manual
Step-by-Step Family Guide [PDF]
Special Dietary Accommodations
If your student is participating in our meal programs and would like to request a special dietary accommodation, please fill out A Request for Special Dietary Accommodations form (see below). If you have submitted a special dietary accommodation request in the past, please contact the School Nurse.
A Request for Special Dietary Accommodations form must be completed in its entirety and signed by your student's physician (or a licensed healthcare professional authorized to write medical prescriptions in Washington State). Please download the form by clicking the box below. A family needs to return the form within 15 calendar days, during which time the student’s accommodation for special dietary needs will be met by the district. Pullman Community Montessori will provide a reasonable modification to keep the child safe, and request the family provide a medical statement signed by a State Recognized Medical Authority to support the meal modification as soon as possible. Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org, bring it into the Front Office or send by fax to: 509-639-7169.
Special Dietary Accommodations form in English
Special Dietary Accommodations form in Spanish
Special Dietary Accommodations form in Chinese
If you need this information in another language, please call 509-336-5909
Si necesita esta información en otro idioma, llame al 509-336-5909
PCM promotes community and collaboration. In line with this, we ask that all families apply for the national Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program (FRLP) regardless of need or whether you child well be eating school meals. This information and status is highly confidential with the exception of critical PCM staff having access to the information (namely the Food Services Manager and Office Manager).
Why? Public schools receive funding based on FRLP student status. This funding is used to support the school as a whole, ensuring we can provide the supports necessary to help all students reach their full potential. Charter schools in particular are impacted by their FRLP counts when applying for grants.
Thank you for your consideration
Online - Free & Reduced Meal Application
Paper - Free & Reduced Meal Application - English
Paper - Free & Reduced Meal Application - Spanish
Letter to Households 2022-23 - English
Letter to Households 2022-23 - Spanish
Letter to Households 2022-23 - Chinese
USDA Income Guidelines 2022-23
Summer Food Service Program
Children need good nutrition all year long. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps fill the gap. Use the resources below to find meals being served nearest you!
No Kid Hungry Resources
Summer Meals Locator- in English or Spanish.
USDA National Hunger Hotline- can be reached Monday–Friday
Families can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)
For Spanish, families can call 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273)
Texting Line - Families may text "Food" or "Comida" to 304-304 to find free summer meals near them.
Meal Site Locator - Visit the https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals website.