Congratulations to our school Robotics Team for qualifying for the 2021 Virginia States Skills Championship! Way to go!
Q: Which is the longest word in the dictionary?
A: Smiles - Because there are miles between each s! 🙂
Whether you think you can or can't, you are probably right.
Have a happy day in every way! 🙂
What did the tree say to spring?
What a re-leaf!
Every person is a different kind of flower. All together, we make a beautiful garden!
"A kind word is like a Spring day." -Russian Proverb
“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” Wayne Gretzky
Thank you everyone who has been nice this week. It helps have happy days!
The BEST weeks start on Monday! 🙂
"Start everything with kindness and the end will be ok." - Elijah James Knight
Don't give up, no matter what!
"Like so many things, it's not what is outside but what's inside that counts." - from Aladdin movie
No one is you, and that is your superpower!
"Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong." -Leo Buscaglia
Yesterday is now history. Focus on making today the best day!
Turn I WISH into I WILL!
If all I do today is try my very best, then that is good enough!
Change your perspective, change your day!
2. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Mondays are new beginnings! Have a good week everyone!
Happy Counselor's Week! Thank you to the entire counseling staff for their crazy hard work this year - especially this last week or so completing all the schedule changes that needed to happen! You rock!
I just wanted to say a GIGANTIC thank you to our Counselors!! Mr. Eaton. Mrs. Dobson, Mrs. McPhatter, Mrs. Peake and Ms. Brown, you are some of the hardest working people I have ever met! We could not succeed without you!
“All things great are wound up with all things little.”
-Anne of Green Gables
Celebrating and appreciating the special help we all have! Happy School Counselor's Week!
You can distinguish an alligator from a crocodile by paying attention to whether the animal sees you later or after while. 🙂 Hope you can smile today!
"Always be HUMBLE and KIND."
People are like Snowflakes. Each one is different, but working together, they create a beautiful landscape! *********
Everyone smiles in the same language! ☺
"Every little thing is gonna be alright."
MAKE today a good day!
"Remember you are the one who can fill the world with sunshine!" - Walt Disney
It is a great day to have a great day! 🙂
"Every moment is a fresh beginning." - T.S. Elliot
Be a LiGhT!
"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Special thank you to Ms. Lightfield for always taking my calls, answering my questions, and being the support we need for our team!
Thank you to the Potomac Middle School Staff who continue to work hard for our students, families and each other each and every day.
I would like to thank Dr. Cornish for all she does for the 7th grade LA department. She works diligently everyday making our lives easier. We would be lost without her. Thank you Dr. Cornish so much for all you do!
I want to shout out to Mrs. Nessa and Mrs. Al-Maflaha for being with my students in class while I am in the process of completing three surgeries over the next two weeks on my back. They both are amazing and doing a great job!
Thank you for working with me to the entire administration department so I can complete this before students come back.
Thanks Ms. Vicky for coming to my rescue with technology issues. -PN
Mr. Burns always goes above and beyond to make our school as uplifting and effective as possible for our students! Thank You!
Mr. Smith has done so much to protect students and staff during this pandemic. Also, I really appreciate the positivity he has shown in such a hard and trying time.
The counselors at Potomac Middle School are the VERY BEST! They work so hard and I want them to know we see it! Mr. Eaton you are doing and amazing job leading the team!
Thanks to online school, we can slow down the spread of the virus!
- India Dunston
I want to thank Ms. Burke for always bring 100% to her job and our school! She makes PTMS a better place!
The good thing about this virtual school is you can stay in your pj's all day, everyday day.
Something that went well was I HAVE REALLY nice and funny teachers
is that i can still see my classmates, friends, teachers, From Amina irfan
Im happy that were in online school because I actually like online school better
is that i can still see my classmates, friends, teachers,
Meeting new people
Virtual school is fun because it's a little easier to react to each other
I like virtual because of my teachers are always taking there time with me even if we are not in person learning especially Mr. burns and he makes the best jokes on his canvas page.
Some thing I like about virtual learning is that all my teachers make things easy for me especially Mr. Burns he gives us reminders when he doesn't have to.
1 thing that I like about online school is that other students are not interrupting class like in person school.
Something I like about virtual learning is that I’m in the comfort of my own home and I don’t have to worry about my anxiety while walking in the building
What I love about online school right now is that I can still be able to talk to my teachers and friends even if i'm not able to see them.
up front learning is kinda better but at the same time school online is good because i stay at home. I don't learn a lot on laptop too.
By seeing everyones faces and being at home.
I like not having to wake up at 7:30AM and getting on a bus
Always be kind
MR.burns is funny
I like all the free time i have, with virtual learning
Thank you to the Counseling team for the hard work that you're doing.
Major S/O to Mrs. Boyce for helping to pack up the files in the records room.
Thank you for bringing the "You Uplift" Kindness Wall to Potomac Middle School!
Your YouUplift Kindness Wall Subscription has expired.
If your school would like to update their subscription, or if you feel you are receiving this message in error, then please contact us, and we can get you re-activated immediately.
Currently, YouUplift does not have an app located in the App Store. However, the following link provides simple instructions on how to easily turn your Kindness eWall into a homepage app for any mobile device: Phone App Install Instructions
(Great tech assignment for students!)
Website Embed Feature
This feature provides your Tech Team with a simple line of code that would allow you to embed your Rotating Display of Positive Messages into your school website, so that visitors can instantly see your messages.
Social Media Share Feature
This feature places Social Media Share Buttons on your entire Kindness e-Wall webpage or just on your Rotating Display only – whichever you prefer.
Yes! There are no Sign-Ups and no Log-Ins required in order to participate, as we collect no data or information of any kind. The platform is currently being used by large and small school systems throughout the country in almost all 50 states, and it has passed 100% of all school privacy regulations to date.
Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
Yes! You can edit the text of any message before Approving it. In addition, if you’d like to keep a message but would like to remove an included image… or if you’d like to keep an image and remove the text, then you can do this before Approving the message. Your Rotating Display will only display exactly what you choose to make visible.
This is optional. The current default setting does not track who sent a message, as all messages are submitted anonymously. This is done intentionally, so that no student data or information is being gathered. This allows the platform to fall within ALL school privacy regulations.
However, we can add a Login Feature to your Kindness Wall that will require a user to log in in order to submit a message. This will allow you to know who is sending each message. In order to do this, however, the system must capture and store student email addresses, as these are what will identify the sender of each message. (Please check with your school privacy regulations before requesting this feature).
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Yes and No. Your Kindness Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions