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MIDDLE SCHOOL MINIMESTER

Minimester is a time for specialized learning for each grade level and is a required event in the Middle School curriculum. Since PCA Minimester is part of the Middle School curriculum, participation is required and all absences not due to illness must be pre-approved.

Fifth Grade

Fifth grade students will work in many different venues on the PCA campus and visit some off campus. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

Information

5th Grade Local Minimester: Fifth grade students will focus on the main component of Luke 2:52; WISDOM, STATURE, and FAVOR with God and man.

Students will visit and work in many different venues such as: on campus project through Enterprise City – Economics/Community, Perot Museum Expedition and Film, Globe Life Park in Arlington and picnic, and an AWARDS/PARTY & WWII Day. Travel off campus will be by bus with our 5th grade faculty and staff as chaperones.

Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in August 2018.

Payments due the 1st of: September, October, November, December 2018




Register

No need to register, all 5th Grade students are pre-registered with in the PCA Minimester Manage Missions program.

Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in August 2018.

Payments due the 1st of: September, October, November, December 2018


Make A Payment

Link to be available in September 2018

ITINERARY

Itinerary to be available in February 2019

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade students attend an overnight, outdoor education program at Pine Cove in East Texas. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

Information


Sixth Grade Pine Cove: All Sixth Graders will begin the week on-campus and then travel on Tuesday to Pine Cove Christian Camp for three days filled with fun and learning. Students will then return to PCA to complete the week on Friday at the PCA campus with an early release at 11:30 am.

Activities include: daily devotions, journaling and guided instructional activities as well as scheduled free time.

Travel will be by chartered bus to and from camp with our Sixth Grade faculty and staff as chaperones. The total cost for the Sixth Grade Minimester $265.00.

Payments are to be made online and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in August 2018.

Payments due the 1st of: September, October, November, December 2018

Register

No need to register. All 6th Grade students are pre-registered within the PCA Minimester Managed Missions program.

Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in August 2018.

Payments due the 1st of: September, October, November, December 2018

Make a Payment

Link to be available in August 2018




PACKET

Available for pickup during the 2019 February Parent Meeting


Seventh Grade Girls

Seventh grade girls will attend an overnight, outdoor education/mission program at Frontier Camp in Grapeland, Texas. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

INFORMATION

Seventh Grade Girls Frontier Christian Camp: Grapeland, TX

Our Seventh Grade girls camp theme is SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS. To assist Seventh Grade girls in their personal spiritual development in regards to their: Relationship with God, Understanding of Biblical Identity and Womanhood, Relationship with Others and Purpose/Giftedness.

  • Service work will be included in our itinerary.
  • Activities during free time: horseback riding, ropes course, zip line paddle boats, archery, canoes and outside laser tag.
  • Travel will be by chartered bus to and from camp with our Seventh Grade women faculty and staff as chaperones.
  • Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in August 2018.
  • Payments due the 1st of: September, October, November, December 2018

    REGISTER

    No need to register. All 7th Grade Girls are pre-registered within the PCA Minimester Managed Missions program.

    Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in August 2018.

    Payments due the 1st of: September, October, November, December 2018


    MAKE A PAYMENT

    Link will be available in August 2018


    PACKET

    Packet Available for pickup during the 2019 February Parent Meeting


    Seventh Grade Boys

    The PCA seventh grade boys will attend an overnight, outdoor program at New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

    INFORMATION

    Seventh Grade Boys New Life Ranch Camp, Colcord, OK.

    The Outdoor Adventure Trip is an integrated component to an overall Middle School focus in developing a culture that instructs boys in how to become Christ-like men. The trip emphasis is on the“right of passage” for Seventh Grade boys as they quickly become the leaders of our Middle School in the fall.

  • Activities include: daily devotions and journaling, wilderness guided activities (hiking, fire building, shelter building) outdoor competitions, service/work projects.
  • Travel will be by chartered bus / van to and from camp with our Seventh Grade men faculty and staff as chaperones.
  • Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in August 2018.
  • Payments due the 1st of: September, October, November, December 2018


    REGISTER

    No need to register. All 7th Grade Boys are pre-registered within the PCA Minimester Managed Missions program.

    Payments are to be made on-line and may be made in full or paid in increments as listed below. Link for payments will be available in August 2018.

    Payments due the 1st of: September, October, November, December 2018


    MAKE A PAYMENT

    PACKET

    Packet will be available during the 2019 February Parent Meeting

    Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade students have the opportunity of a study trip to Washington, D.C. Approximate costs are made available during our August Curriculum Night Parent Meeting. Minimester Parent meetings are held in the spring to provide more information including a tentative itinerary, packing list and more.

    Information

    Eighth Grade Minimester - Washington, D.C.
    Students will travel to our nation’s capital and experience history first hand with visits to all of the war memorials, presidential monuments, the National Archives, the Holocaust Museum, Mt. Vernon, and a trip to Williamsburg. A time of service to a local organization is also on the itinerary.

    Please plan on your student departing early Monday morning and arriving back in the late evening on Friday. We ask that you refrain from making any Spring Break plans that would cause a conflict in the dates of the trip. Due to block seating reservations already in place, we will not be able to accommodate any special arrangements to get students home earlier than scheduled.

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    PAYMENT SCHEDULE –All payments are made directly to Joshua Expeditions.

    Joshua Expeditions policy: Late payment fees: There will be a late fee automatically added to each late payment. To allow us to provide quality service, this will be strictly enforced.

    Late fees will be applied to payments that are not received by the scheduled payment due dates. Joshua Expeditions will not be responsible for lost payments.

    All fees will be the financial responsibility of the traveler.

    NSF/Returned check fees: There will be a returned check fee of $35.00 for each returned check and late fees will apply to payments that are late due to returned checks.

    Late Registration fees: There will be a late registration fee of $50.00 for all travelers that submit their application and deposit more than 30 days after the deposit due date. The late registration fee is in addition to any airline fees, additional airfare or activity costs.

    PLEASE NOTE: Final payments are due in full 60 days prior to departure. If final payment is not received by the final payment due date, we reserve the right to cancel any traveler from the trip. If a traveler is cancelled due to non-payment, the standard cancellation policy will apply.

    COST OF TRIP: $1690.00 per student/travel insurance is not included

    Deposit/1st payment $422.50 due on September 1st

    2nd payment $422.50 due on October 1st

    3rd payment $422.50 due on November 1st

    4th payment $422.50 due on December 1st***

    ***Full payment not received by the December payment due date may result in the student losing their place on the trip. All payments must be received so that travel arrangements may be confirmed. see cancellation information above and on the Joshua Expeditions registration agreement.

    Late fees will be applied to payments that are not received by the scheduled payment due dates. Joshua Expeditions will not be responsible for lost payments.

    The cost of the trip includes all meals, entry & baggage fees and gratuities. Students may bring extra money for souvenirs.

    Travel Insurance: Please note that travel insurance is included in the price of the trip.


    Make A Payment

    Link to be available in August 2018


    Register

    Please use the link below to register for the 8th grade Minimester to Washington D.C. Use expedition number: To be available in August 2018

    Line to be available in August 2018




    PACKET

    Packet will be available during the 2019 February Parent meeting


    7th/8th Grade Local

    PCA Middle School encourages all students to participate in their grade level Minimester.

    Please email or call if you have extenuating circumstances that may need to be considered or questions about payments. Email: kcarroll@prestonwoodchristian.org


    Payments / Donations

    Link to be available in August 2018

    Jog-a-thon

    Overview

    The Jog-A-thon is for all PCA Middle School Students Fifth through Eighth Grade.

    Students who choose to participate will walk or run laps to raise money for Minimester through the sponsor ships they have requested from family, friends and neighbors. This annual event has become a successful fundraiser to help offset the cost of the Minimester program.

    Raising money to support Minimester is easy with our Jog-a-thon.

    Think of it this way — enlist 10 people to sponsor you for $1 per lap, and if you walk/jog 20 laps (2 miles), you will raise $200 for your Minimester trip! The maximum number of laps you can jog/walk is 50 laps (5 miles).

    If you would like to participate in Jog-a-Thon please email Mrs. Carroll and she will enter you in the Jog-a-Thon Managed Missions system so you can begin emailing for sponsor ships.

    Money raised through the Jog-a-thon for Fifth through Eighth Grade trips is not tax-deductible due to their academic emphasis; only Minimester trips with a missions emphasis qualify for that deduction.

    Before the Jog-a-thon : Email your Jog-a-thon link (not your Minimester Link) to family, friends and neighbors and ask them to sponsor you. Sponsors can make a pledge “per lap” or just donate an amount. Your Jog-a-thon link will help you keep track of the sponsored amounts that come into your account.

    Optionally, you may choose to send letters to potential sponsors using the Jog-a-thon donation form. The form can be found on the PCA web site under Middle School / Minimester.

    Optionally, you may choose to send letters to potential sponsors using the Jog-a-thon donation form.

    The Day of the Jog-a-thon: Jog-a-thon will be take place on the indoor track within the Sports & Fitness Center. Students must be dressed appropriately (running shoes and clothes). Students can participate anytime between 9:00-11:00 a.m.

    After you participate in the Jog-a-thon, the number of laps will be recorded on your Sponsor Pledge Sheet and the total pledged will be calculated. The Sponsor Pledge Sheet will be returned to you along with a collection envelope for your sponsors.

    After the Jog-a-thon: Please revisit those people who sponsored you to collect the pledged money. Sponsors should make checks payable to “Prestonwood Christian Academy” and write your name and grade level in the memo line of their check. When you have collected your pledge money, please return the Sponsor Pledge Sheet along with any funds collected to Mrs. Carrolls or Mrs. Alcorn’s desk.

    Safety comes first: Please only ask people you, your parents or guardians know. Never ask strangers.

    Donation Form


    Donation Form to be available in Oct 2018

    Pledge Sheet


    Pledge Sheet to be available in October 2018