From The Director

Here at PCK, we are so thankful for all of the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces. Tomorrow we have the opportunity to honor them and thank them for their service when we observe Veteran’s Day. Both Veterans and active duty servicemen and servicewomen are joining us for a special morning. We will have an all-school assembly with a flag ceremony presented by some of our Boy Scouts, a musical tribute from our middle school band, and we will hear from a Veteran and Homes For Our Troops house recipient. Some of our special guests will visit classrooms to talk about their service experience and may show the class a piece of equipment or special keepsake from their time of service. Lastly, we will have several military vehicles here that our students can look at during recess. It will be a special day, and we never forget that we are free to learn, to ask questions, and to celebrate because of the sacrifices made by so many brave men and women. We are truly thankful, and we are grateful for the opportunity to honor our Veterans and active duty servicemen and servicewomen tomorrow. Please take some time this weekend to ask your student about the Veteran’s Day event, and what your child learned about service, dependability (our character trait for November), and courage from our distinguished guests.

Mrs. Aplin

Thank You For Your Support

The Foundation At PCK wants to THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE DONATIONS THAT ARE COMING IN! We cannot thank you all enough for the generous support that you have shown for the education of our students at Parker Core Knowledge.

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Thanks For A Fabulous Trunk-Or-Treat

Every Trunk at last week’s celebration was amazing, so it was very difficult for the judges to pick a winner for each category. However, the votes have been tallied and here are the results:

Most Creative: 4th Grade – “Camp” by the Stef family

Funniest: 1st Grade – “Jurassic Park” by the Buswell family

Scariest: 5th Grade – “Scary Headless Horseman” by the Faries family

Best Décor/Props: 4th Grade – “Broncos” by the Suhyani family

Best Overall: 2nd Grade – “Up” by the Koch family

Trunk-or-Treat winners, check your student’s Thursday folder for a special thank you from the PTA.

Thank you to everyone who decorated a trunk, donated candy, and helped with classroom parties. It was a great afternoon thanks to your hard work. We appreciate you!

Treats For Our Troops Results

Thanks to the donations of our amazing families, PCK collected 470 pounds of candy to send overseas to our military. Your generosity will be felt by our troops and by children around the world.

Thank You For Supporting Homes For Our Troops

On Tuesday we had a dress down fundraiser bringing in $897 for Homes For Our Troops, an organization providing adaptive housing for injured veterans. A check for this amount will be presented to Homes For Our Troops in tomorrow’s Veteran’s Day assembly.

Don’t Sweat The Wrong Stuff

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The next class in our Parent Education Series is Things Parents Worry About (But Don’t Need To) presented by PCK Character Coach, Dianne Daniels on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30pm. Learn why it is okay when kids cry, lose, miss out on things, or don’t master certain skills, and how you can use these situations to create powerful learning opportunities that lead to a more peaceful home life. Once you free yourself from worrying about those things, you will have more energy to focus on the four traits you should be giving extra attention. Find out what they are in this engaging class for parents with children of all ages. Please RSVP to ddaniels@ckcs.net.

Calling All Shakespearians

PCK is proud to announce that we will be participating in the 2nd annual Douglas County Shakespeare Festival. The festival will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at the PACE Center in Parker. Middle and high school students will perform scenes and soliloquies from the works of William Shakespeare. Mrs. Puckett is the PCK school coordinator, and she is looking for students in grades 6-8 who are interested in participating. She will be holding an informational meeting in her classroom on Tuesday, November 13th from 3:10-3:45 p.m. All aspiring Shakespearians should plan to attend!

Box Tops Winners

image of Box Tops for Education symbolsCongratulations to Mrs. Schannuth’s and Mrs. Sitzmann’s classes for bringing in the most Box Tops. Thank you to everyone who supported our school by bringing in Box Tops.

Congratulations, Cougars!

The PCK Boys Soccer Team had an undefeated season after their championship victory last Thursday. PCK beat American Academy Castle Pines 2-0 in the championship game. Congratulations on a perfect and memorable season, Cougars!

Updates From Our PTA

Don’t miss Saturday’s Used Uniform Sale! If you donated a plaid or sweatshirt be on the lookout for an email with your coupon attached. Plus, there is a special offer this Saturday only: fill a plastic grocery bag (think King Soopers or Wal-Mart) for only $10! The sale is November 10 from 8:30 – 10:30am in the Champions area at the school.

All PCK parents are invited to our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm in the Middle School Commons.

Mark your calendar for our next Spirit Night on November 14th at Colonna’s Pizza. PCK receives a portion of the proceeds that night.

All Butter Braid orders were due today. Your order will be in next Thursday, November 15.

PCK After-School Music Theater (grades 4 & 5) Proudly Presents:

Saturday, November 17th

11:30am & 2:30pm

Tickets are $8.50 each and benefit the PCK Music Department

To Purchase Tickets Click Here!

Elf the Musical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York, NY (212) 541-4684 MTIShows.com

Square 1 Art Orders Due Next Week

Your child’s art makes a great gift, but your order has to be in by November 14. Get yours turned in tomorrow!

Super Bowl Bound

6th graders Garrett Reece, Jack Dame, and Sawyer Wald are all on the Hawks Orange football team headed to the Arapahoe Youth League Superbowl this weekend. Good luck, boys!

Thank You!

Thank you to Blaise Singer, Joann Gaskill, and Amy Baird for creating this amazing Veteran’s Day display featuring art made by our students. We know the Veterans visiting our school tomorrow will love it!

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