From the Director
Finally, we were inspired! Our luncheon keynote speaker, Sheila Harrity, in particular shared an amazing story about her school’s incredible turnaround —- from the lowest performing high school in her district, to one of the highest. Worcester Tech’s unbelievable transformation over an eight year period provided ample ideas and inspiration for all the school leaders in attendance. Worcester Tech even had President Obama give the keynote speech at their graduation ceremony last year, and stay to personally hand out the diplomas! The creativity, passion, perseverance and dedication she showcased through her school’s incredible story re-energized our thinking about PCK. We are a school of excellence, but there is always more to do. Today, as we celebrate with our students at an all-school assembly, we want them to know…and to truly believe…that they can do or be anything they want if they have a vision for their future and are willing to work hard to achieve it! Education is the key and the foundation that opens all doors in our students’ future.
Congratulations to EVERYONE who has been, and currently is a part of the amazing, hard-working, dedicated community called Parker Core Knowledge! We are so proud of you!
2016 Annual Giving Campaign – November 1st – 22nd
Last week we asked “How much is a PREMIER education at PCK worth?” Is one year of PREMIER education at PCK worth one ticket to a professional sporting event? How much would you have paid for a ticket to watch the Broncos in the Super Bowl? Is one year of PREMIER education for your child worth one ticket to one professional sporting event? After pondering those questions, click here to make your annual donation. We want EVERY PCK family to take ownership in the success of our school. We are truly grateful for your continued generosity and support of our school.
Thank you to the following families that have already generously supported PCK in the 2016 Annual Giving Campaign:
|John & Susan Bennett||Christopher & Leslie Hathaway||Robert & Amy Martin|
|Brian & Carol Burk||Chris & Christine Hoer||James & Jennifer Powell|
|Jason & Nickie Cole||Young & Seyeon Hong||Don & Elizabeth Sjaastad|
|Stephen & Lisha Curtis||Jeff & Allison Jensen||James & Sarah Strahan|
|John & Joey Dame||Paul Koch||Mitch & Amy Trevey|
|Neal & Keri Dermer||Kraig & Traci Landers||Reynaldo & Sanechanh Vidal|
|Alan & Lisa Dolin||Randy & Sarah Lastar||Kevin & Marlene Warr|
|Jeff & Yvette Fonda||Gina & Tai Le||Matt & Heather White|
|Britany Gomez||David Levstik|
Participation reward: If 75% of families participate, Mrs. Aplin will reward us with an ALL-SCHOOL dress down day!
Reserved Parking: For every $300 you donate, you will get one chance to win reserved parking at PCK for a month. There is one spot available in each of the following months: December, January, February, March, April and May. Drawing will be held on November 22.
Turkey Collection – Monday
Again this year, the Halker family will be collecting frozen turkeys for the Denver Rescue Mission (12 lbs or more). The turkeys can be dropped off in morning carpool on Monday or during the day to an outside cooler by the front entrance. The Halker family has orchestrated this “turkey drive” each year for 6 years and collected many, many turkeys to distribute to needy families. Thanks for your generosity!
Calling all “Science-Minded” parents!!
If you were unable to come to the Go Math Meeting on 10/27 you can watch the complete presentation below:
Family Movie Night – Friday, 11/11
The Peanuts Movie
This is a FAMILY event, not a drop off.
Families should bring pillows, blankets, chairs as they want
Water, candy, pizza and popcorn for sale – $1 each
Spirit Night Next Week
8th Grade Career Expo
This week the 8th grade students went to the Career Connect Expo at the Douglas County Event Center in Castle Rock. This Expo provided the students with a better understanding of career opportunities and how their education can prepare them for future jobs. It was enjoyed by all!
Thank you for participating in the Square 1 Art fundraiser! You have helped contribute to both the school and your child’s self esteem. Throughout the year, if you need to order more keepsakes, you can log into square1art.com/shop, enter the art access code from your catalog and select items. Thanks for your support!
Music Department Updates
Lost & Found
With the unusual weather this fall we have acquired a large assortment of sweatshirts, jackets, etc. in our lost & found. Please have your children take a look! Today and tomorrow lost & found will be in the elementary lunchroom. As of Monday we will bring it to the front entrance so parents can take a look. Labeled items will not be donated.
Our school’s participation in School Tool Box fed more than 319 children for a year! Thanks for purchasing school supplies through School Tool Box.