From The Director

Let’s talk hot lunch! We’re a few months into the 2017-18 school year and our hot lunch provider has been on board since mid-August. We thought this would be a great time for us to hear from our parents and students (please consult with your child) about our new hot lunch vendor. What do you like, what don’t you like, what works well, and what doesn’t? These are the types of questions we have, and we’re hoping you will take a few minutes to share your thoughts in the survey below.

Our goal in gathering feedback about My Kid’s Lunch (MKL) is to use the data to evaluate whether the new hot lunch program is working as well as our last one. To the extent everyone is satisfied, great! We carry on. However, if there are areas for improvement, we would like to give MKL specific feedback from our students and parents that they in turn can use to make desired changes to the PCK hot lunch program. The survey is relatively short and should take just a few quick minutes to complete. Simply click on the link below to be connected to our survey. I will post the results, with a summary of the comments we receive, in next week’s News. This survey will only be open through Monday, November 6th.

Thank you for helping us provide a quality hot lunch service for all PCK students.

Mrs. Aplin


Help Us Honor Our Veterans

If you have a Veteran in your family who would like to attend our Veteran’s Day celebration at 8 am on November 10, please RSVP using the attached form.

Also, if you have a photograph of your student or family with a Veteran, please send it in by Monday, November 6 for our Veteran’s Day bulletin board. Write your student’s name and teacher on the back if you would like the photo to be returned to you. Photos can be dropped off at the front desk or with Mrs. Daniels.

Thank You For Your Generosity

Today we raised $1,239.13 for Homes For Our Troops with our Red, White, and Blue dress down day fundraiser. Thank you so much for your support and generosity. We will present our donation to Homes For Our Troops at our Veteran’s Day assembly next Friday.

Trunk or Treat Was Terrific!




A huge thank you goes out to our PTA and all of the parents who worked to make our Trunk or Treat such a success. The trunks were absolutely amazing and the kids loved them! The winners of the decorating contest are:

Most Creative: Under The Sea (full-day kindergarten)
Funniest: Donut Be Scared (Mrs. Kennedy’s class)
Best Th
eme: Bronco Tailgate Party (Ms. Kurtz’ class)
Best Decorations/Props: Red Riding Hood (Miss Donovan’s class)
Best Overall:Hogwarts (Mrs. Gustin’s class)

Vision and Hearing Screening

On November 8, all kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 7th grade students have hearing and vision screening. All new students in 4th, 6th & 8th grades will be screened as well. If you student wears glasses, please make sure the glasses make it to school that day. 

Butter Braids Sale

This PCK tradition is back, with new flavors and gluten free cookies! Order forms went home yesterday. The sale runs today through November 9. Please return the form and funds on November 9, and be sure you child’s teacher is listed on the form. Goods will be delivered on Thursday, November 16. Which class will sell the most?

Please note the phone number on the Butter Braid order form for Trish Calandra is incorrect. Call Trish at 303-517-5482 or the school if you have any questions regarding Butter Braids.

PTA Family Movie Night

Please join us on Friday, November 10 at 6:30 in the Events Gym for Captain Underpants (PG). Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 pm. Please see the flier for details. Hope to see you there!

PCK’s Annual Giving Campaign Is Under Way

Thank you for helping support our incredible school! Information packets for the annual giving campaign were mailed this week. Once you receive your packet, please thoughtfully read the materials and ask yourself “How much is a PREMIER education at PCK worth?” After answering the question, please click on the annual donation link here:  https://thefoundationatpck.revtrak.net/Annual-Giving-Campaign/#/list  We want EVERY PCK family to take ownership in the success of our school, and any amount you are able to donate is much appreciated! We are truly grateful for your continued generosity and support of the school.

Please remember, for every $250 your family donates, you will get a chance to win reserved parking at PCK for a month. There is one spot available in December, January, February, March, April and May.  The drawing will be held on November 21. Thank you for your support!

Denver Brass Comes To PCK

Please join us on Saturday, November 11, at 10:00 am for an unforgettable musical experience designed for young kids. Get the details here.

Yearbook Cover Contest Winner

Congratulations to Holly Vuolo for her awesome PCK Yearbook cover design which won 1st place! We would also like to recognize Audrey Whitmore (2nd place) and Millie Marsh (3rd place) for their amazing and creative designs.Thanks to Mrs. Aplin and Mrs. Harth for taking the time to judge all the wonderful entries. Click here to see the winning 2017-18 Yearbook Cover Design.

Square 1 Art Orders Are Due Next Week

Don’t forget to order cool gifts for that special family member or hard-to-buy-for person. With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase during the Square 1 Art fundraiser, your child’s artwork is the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration. Nothing says “you’re loved” like “I made this art keepsake just for you!” 

THE LAST DAY TO ORDER IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 so don’t delay. The school benefits with every order!

The PCK Character Connection is Now Posted

Curious about what your child does in Character Coaching and how you can work on the traits at home? Find out here!

First Grade Gets a Visit From Junior Achievement

Our first grade had the privilege of hosting Mr. Carroll from Junior Achievement this week. They learned about families, neighborhoods, and how to think like an entrepreneur. It was wonderful and the kids loved it! He will be back again to teach them more. 

PCK Gymnasts Take Top Honors

Emmeline Baird (left) Lydia Dodson (middle) and Morgan Berger (right) competed in the 5280 Mile High Compulsory Gymnastics Meet last weekend. Emmeline won several individual medals and won 1st place All Around! Lydia and Morgan also rocked it and won several individual medals. Their contribution helped Momentum Athletic Center come in 2nd place!

Thank you!

Thank you to the Marsh Family for the Halloween treats of donut holes and a beautiful plant. We appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Thank you to all of our classroom coordinators who work so hard to make sure fun events like Trunk or Treat are a success.

We had a wonderful book fair thanks to the many people who volunteered to run it. Thanks to Megan Teerlinck, Tara Shinnick, Lesley Martin, Jamie Thomas, Christine Lucero, Tara Gonzales, Brianne Bauer, Kristi Pengilly, Melissa Leeper, Raychel Jones, Kelly Haithcoat, Beth Teran, Raquel Moreno, Julia Hutchison, Gina Corcoran Bronley, Vickie Groetken, Kiem Thang, Dawn Danner, Lisa Jurich, Suzanne Fastje, Miqui Miller, Sarah Lastar, Craig Kindred, Amy Dotson, Tricia Hennessy and Swati Sharma for working in the fair and helping our students make their purchases. Thanks to Wendy Brokken, Traci Landers, Christina Guertin, and Sireesha Meda for breaking the fair down at the end. And a huge thank you to Kristen Campbell who opened the Book Fair each day, kept the shelves stocked, and made sure that everything was up and running.

One of the reasons we have such an amazing school is that we have dedicated volunteers. We are grateful for the ongoing support of PTA volunteers, SAC volunteers, Foundation volunteers and PCK Board members.  



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