Each year the PCMS PTSA awards grant money to teachers and staff for curriculum enrichment and student educational support. The PTSA holds two grant cycles per year and typically approves requests at its September and March membership meetings. These grants are made possible from the generous “Pass the Hat” donations the PTSA receives. Thank you to all of the families who have donated to the PTSA and to all of the enthusiastic teachers who seek to add new, enriching material to improve and enhance the student learning experience at PCMS.


Fall 2019 PTSA Funded Grants             Total Cost: $5,727

Portable Planetarium - Under the Night Sky

Literacy & Arts Support    Other Enrichment & School Support
"Living Voices" visual history performance   "Gobbling up Great Books" Prizes 
    PBSES Everyday HEROS recognition
 Science   Library reading nook for quiet reading
Portable Planeterium - Under the Night Sky   Portable music stands


Fall 2018 PTSA Funded Grants             Total Cost: $9,200

Math & Science Support    Literacy & Arts Support
 Museum of Flight "Under the Night Sky"     MOHAI Trunk Kits
 HanaYama Puzzles      “Living Voices” visual history performance
 9 RC Drones/4 spare parts sets   Study.com subscriptions for GR 6/7 humanities students
    Choir accompanist
 Other Enrichment & School Support
 "Bookopoly" Prizes    Cricut Explore Air 2
Desk privacy shields for independent work   ALA Mid-Winter Conference (library
and test-taking   training) 
Green Team Garden   Tall desks and chairs


2017-2018 PTSA Funded Grants           Total Cost: $16,875.75

 Math & Science Support    Literacy & Arts Support
 Principles of Flight (elective course materials)     Supplemental books (8th grade Humanities)
 Chemistry density measurement sets     Jr. Scholastic Current Events Weekly
 Hummingbird Robotics Kit     “Living Voices” visual history performance
     Drum pads for band practice
    Camera and tripod for Yearbook class
     Study.com subscriptions for GR 6/7 humanities students
 Other Enrichment & School Support
  "Innovator's Mindset" book for staff book study    Stools for extra seating in Tech classrooms
Desk privacy shields for independent work    Tall desks and chairs
and test-taking    New stools for science classrooms


2016-2017 PTSA Funded Grants      Total Cost: $13,912.00

Math & Science Support   Literacy & Arts Support
Museum of Flight “Portable Universe” in-house field trip (7th grade)   Study.com (subscriptions for 6th and 7th grade humanities students)
 Robotics and molecular module kits     Supplemental books (7th grade Health)
 Scholastic Math (magazine subscription)    “Living Voices” visual history performance
 Video technology for science classrooms    Canvas prints for digital photography students
 Inventors Lab (elective course materials)    
 Other Enrichment & School Support
Classroom tall desks and chairs    MLK Day assembly speaker
 Portable stopwatch clock for PE/Health