From the Director
In her role as School Counselor, Mrs. McClure works as an extension of the Administration, and as an advocate for students. Her primary responsibilities include helping students develop greater self-awareness, pro-social skills, and other techniques that help them to be successful both socially, and academically. She will be forming friendship groups, ’Stop and Think’ groups, and other groups designed to meet student needs, while also assisting individual students with specific needs both in and out of the classroom. She also helps students ‘detangle’ the dynamics between friends that often lead to peer conflict. She is friendly, accessible, and excited to work with our students.
Please join me in welcoming Mrs. McClure to our staff!
Blue Ribbon Award
Early next week, Mrs. Aplin and Mrs. Harth will be traveling to Washington D.C. to accept our National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education. They will bring back the award and show it off at a celebration assembly on Thursday, Nov. 10th. In addition, they have declared that Thursday be an All School Dress Down Day! We will highlight their Washington trip in next week’s news!
2016 Annual Giving Campaign – November 1st – 22nd
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.
October Character Trait Recipients
Calling all “science-minded” parents!!
Art Room Needs
Empty paper towel rolls
Art room volunteers are still needed, especially for kindergarten. Please sign up through the volunteer page (link here).
Lego Dacta 9790 Robotics Kits
Orders need to be in by Nov. 9th . They will be delivered to your student on Friday, Nov. 18th .
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
- We met the Classroom Coordinators earlier this month and they pulled off some fun Halloween parties and fantastic trunks for Trunk or Treat. Thank you to all the parents that participated – what a fun afternoon!
- We are planning a celebration of the National Blue Ribbon Award with staff. It is the dedication of PCK staff and families that made the school a contender for this prestigious award – go PCK!
- We are gearing up for the sale of PCK Spirit Goods. Watch for this later in November. Consider purchasing this merchandise to show your school spirit or as holiday gifts for loved ones. All profit directly benefits the school.
- Butter Braid Sale – Turn in all orders by Wed, 11/9. Please include your child’s grade and teacher. Delivery of pastries will be on Friday, 11/18, and will be sent home with your child.
- We are hosting the Fall Movie Night on Friday, 11/11. Please consider volunteering – Here’s the link to more information: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/
10C0B4DABAC22A6F58-pckfamily This is a great way to get in some volunteer hours while attending this family event.
- Planning for the winter events, Mother/Son Event and Father/Daughter Dance, is ongoing! There are lots of upcoming opportunities to get involved. Attend the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, 11/8, at 6:30pm, or Friday, 11/11, at 8:00am to sign up. If you can’t make it, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Next Spirit Night is 11/17 at Panda Express, 5-9pm. Grab dinner, see some friends and benefit the school.
Support Tools for Go Math
Every student’s login is the same as their Google login. Students simply go to https://www-k6.thinkcentral
Khan Academy is another great resource where you can find extra support for your children in math. Khan Academy has partnered with NWEA, the MAP test creators, to align lessons according to RIT scores. MAP tests are given three times a year at PCK to help us benchmark what students have learned throughout the year.
Be sure to order your Square One art by November 8th!! The easiest way is to place orders on-line, or send in order form to the art room. Your student’s art makes great holiday gifts and will be returned in early December!
Music Department Updates
It won’t take wings and fairy dust to see Neverland!
- 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
Next Spirit Night
- Parents always pull forward and stop only once to get all students in the carpool
- Children in a specific carpool should group together while waiting
- AND, please no running to the car for “shotgun” – please agree before hand who is riding in what seat.
From the staff at PCK – Thank you to the PTA for our new coffee maker. We so appreciate your generosity and support.