There are many ways you can get involved.
Your expertise, vision, and energy can be used in a variety of different ways!
Open enrollment at PCM began August 18, 2020 (5:00 PM) and will close on February 15, 2021 (5:00 pm) for the 2021-2022 school year.
Should verified enrollment applications exceed the capacity within a grade level, an open public lottery for that grade level will be held on February 22, 2021. For more information and a snapshot of key enrollment process dates, please download our Enrollment Policies and Procedures. Applications submitted that are not verified or valid for one or more reasons stated in our enrollment policy, will be removed prior to the lottery.
PCM will serve kindergarten through grade 5 students in the Gladish Community and Cultural Center beginning August 18, 2021. Our program will expand a grade level each year following. At capacity, PCM will serve students in kindergarten through grade 9. PCM has established a robust transition support plan that will begin at the end of grade 8 to ensure a smooth and successful transition to the students high school of choice at the end of grade 9.
See our DRAFT Academic Calendar and Schedule. In late September-early October 2020, a community focus groups of prospective parents will be formed to provide feedback on our calendar. If you are interested in this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, PCM will feature an extended school year to ensure sufficient time for growth in academic, social-emotional, executive functions, and life skills.
August 9-13 2021: Year 1 students engage in a week-long, half-day summer Strong Start Program to acclimate to the Montessori model prior to school beginning. Students contribute to our cultural maintenance practices and classroom norms and learn about We Are LEADERS.
August 18, 2021: First Day of School (all grades)
To ensure our teaching staff are equipped with the toolkit to meet the needs of all students PCM will adopt a 1/2 day Wednesday Collaboration schedule. Extended care will be provided for students on 1/2 day Wednesday's so working families do not have to disrupt their normal work schedules.
We have positions open on our founding board (eight highly committed individuals) and are strategically planning forward for the composition of the operating board (11-13 individuals).
COMMITTEES & ADVISORY GROUPS
We’d greatly appreciate your support at our Board Meetings and Planning Sessions.
All Board Meetings are open to the public. They are held semi-monthly between 5:30 PM PST and 7:00 PM PST.
Sign up to be kept informed about our upcoming Planning Sessions.
A variety of committees are needed, some may have long term potential while others will fill short term needs (marketing, outreach, academic enrichment, review of programs, staff recruitment, leg-work research activities, community event planning, etc)
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Members are tasked to gather community input, share out with Pullman Charter School Initiative (PCSI), critique plans and dates proposed for community input sessions, and help stock sessions and forms. No more than ten, one hour meetings over the next 12 months.
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If you find that you do not have time to dedicate to the above options, any support you can provide, verbal or otherwise, is welcomed and greatly appreciated!
This is your school and your input will make a difference!
*These positions require a more substantial time commitment and entail a more rigorous vetting process to ensure we create a diverse and representative group with the appropriate mix of skills.