From the Director

The PCK SAC is beginning a series of monthly mini-surveys aimed at gathering data about particular topics of interest.  Over the next seven months, the SAC will send one mini survey per month to all PCK parents, with the hope that you will take just a few minutes to give us your feedback.  Some topics may be of more interest to you, but all are important to us.  Each monthly survey will be very short — 5-6 short answer questions.  Towards the end of the school year, (April), the SAC will send out a slightly different, longer survey with more open-ended questions designed to solicit your input about the entire school year.  For now, we will stick to single topics and short answer feedback.

This month, October, our mini-survey topic is Character. I hope you are seeing strong character being exhibited everywhere! The SAC is interested in knowing how visible and effective our internal efforts to promote, teach, and recognize good character are…from the parents’ perspective.  I hope you will take just a few minutes to provide us with some quick feedback via the Survey Monkey link below.

Thanks, in advance, for partnering with us to build strong students of character!
Mrs. Aplin and the PCK SAC

Thank you to everyone for supporting the fundraiser today! Your generosity raised over $1700 for Detective Brite!

September – Orderliness 

Students recognized for the September Character Trait of Orderliness

determinationOctober Character Trait – Determination

Newsletter (download) 

Pennies Collected for Kids

Madison Pieper (right) spearheaded the Pennies for Kids fundraiser.  Thank you for your support.  The students voted to donate the contributions to The Stink Bug project.  Our school raised over $1,000! 

SAC (School Accountability Committee) – call for members

(SAC) is responsible for:

  • The academic accountability process of PCK
  • The School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • The annual parent survey

Meetings are held once a month – 8:00 a.m. at PCK
Please email Mrs. Aplin if you are interested in serving in this capacity. 

High School Open House for 6th – 8th  students and parents

Parker Core Knowledge is hosting a high school information night tonight for 6th – 8th grade students and their families tonight, October 20th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. We are inviting representatives from all the local high schools, private high schools, and alternative high schools to be on hand to answer questions and provide information about their respective schools.  Students and parents are encouraged to attend together in order to explore the various high school options.  

Peter_PanTickets Available
3rd/4th grade presentation of Peter Pan 

Saturday, Nov. 19th 
Three shows now!   11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 P.M 
Performance times are 11:30 (with a few seats remaining), 2:30 (with a few seats remaining) and now, 5:30. Tickets are $8.50 each, please come join us!  
Go to http://ckcs.seatyourself.biz

Info Meeting – Thursday, Oct 27th 
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

1st – 4th Grades (Parents)

We are almost halfway through the first semester of the year, and it is time to check in with parents about our new GoMath program.  We have heard various comments about the new program from, ‘We love it’ to ‘It’s so different’ or ‘It takes so long for the kids to do their homework.’  We are prepared to hear parent comments about the new program, and to answer questions about how best to help your child with math at home.

Please consider joining us for this interactive session on Thursday, October 27th from 5-6:30 p.m. here at school.  Our Math Department Head, Mrs. Bender, along with one math teacher from each grade that uses the new math program, will be on hand to answer parent questions and share about their experiences with the students in class.

In order to ensure we select the appropriately sized space for our meeting, please RSVP with Mrs. Randazzo and be sure to indicate your child’s grade level.  We hope to see you on the 27th.

John Adams Charter High School

Have you thought about where your children will attend high school? Looking for a great charter school that will continue the legacy of excellence your students have gotten in elementary and middle school?

john-adams_patriot_headJohn Adams High School is a Douglas County charter school opening in fall 2017 in the I-25/470 area with freshmen and sophomore classes.

JAHS will prepare students for collegiate success by offering a full college-preparatory program that includes an extensive college counseling program, AP classes, character education and life skills. JAHS will also offer a wide array of athletic programs and extracurricular activities.

Parents and middle schoolers are invited to attend an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Parker Core Knowledge. Come hear more about JAHS and why it’s a unique opportunity.  

For more information and intent-to-enroll form, go to www.johnadamshs.org.

Mad Science After-School Enrichment Programmad_science_wheres_the_water


Mad Science is back! The fall session runs from 10/26 – 12/14 on Wednesdays at 3:10 – 4:15 P.M.

  Spirt Nights (Days too!)


Join us for family, friends and delicious pizza!
10/20 – 10/22 (date change)

11am to 9pm (dine-in or take-out)

20 % of your purchase benefits
15626 Keystone Blvd. Parker Co. 80134, In the Stonegate Plaza

No other coupons, discounts or specials will be honored.

PTA PRESENTSmovie_night

Mark your Calendars!
Friday, 11/11, 6-8 pm



Girls Basketball

  • Tryouts Thursday Nov 3 & Tuesday Nov 8   3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Varsity team and JV team – 18 spots available between the 2 teams
  • Varsity – 7th and 8th
  • JV – 6th and 7th

Boys Basketball 

  • Tryouts Thursday Oct 27 & Wednesday Nov 2  – 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Varsity team and JV team – 18 spots available between the 2 teams
  • Varsity – 7th and 8th
  • JV – 6th and 7th

Notable Students

These students achieved perfect scores in the following areas of the Colorado assessments (PARCC) given last spring:

Emme Carwin – 3rd Grade Language Arts
Ellie Dermer – 3rd Grade Language Arts
Gautam Balakrishnan – 4th Grade Math
Alyssa Daniels – 7th Grade Social Studies
Brendan O’Toole – 7th Grade Social Studies

Thank You

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made our Book Fair  a success!
PCK volunteers are the best!  We look forward to having many new books in the library soon.

10/20/16 News End

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