From The Director
With today’s technology, we have amazing tools right at our fingertips. But what helps adults can sometimes hinder our children. Ongoing research is finding concerning impacts of technology on growing brains, but there are also some great educational apps and learning tools available online. So how do parents find the right balance between keeping kids safe and allowing them to enjoy and experience the knowledge and wonders available through our devices?
We invite all parents to see the documentary film, Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age at PCK at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 28. This movie was made by a doctor-turned-filmmaker who explored the issue on-camera while trying to determine how to handle technology with her own children. We will watch the film, then have a time of discussion on how to put the information from the film into practice with our own families.
Students in 5th through 8th grade will be seeing the film during their health classes at school so you can have in-depth discussions with your students on this important issue. Click here to see the film trailer and here to RSVP. You can also find these links below in this week’s newsletter and on the PCK homepage.
Thanks for joining us in exploring ways to help our students manage technology in the safest and most effective ways possible. I hope to see you on March 28.
Enjoy Spring Break Next Week
PCK will be closed March 18-22 for Spring Break. Enjoy the time with your family!
Pi Day Is Canceled
Since today is a snow day, our Pi Day celebration has been canceled. If you made a pie, please enjoy it with your family while marveling at the fact that a woman has now beaten the world record for computing digits of Pi. Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao used a Google cloud computing service to compute 31 trillion digits of Pi. It would take you over 300,000 years to recite all these digits.
Thank you to all who offered to help with our event.
Don’t Miss Screenagers
PCK is hosting a screening of the documentary film Screenagers on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. This film offer suggestions on how parents can help their children navigate the digital world. Click here to see the movie trailer. To RSVP for this free event, please click here.
It’s Butter Braid Time
Keep an eye open for your Butter Braid order form. Stock up on these delicious pastries for Easter, Mother’s Day, or just a fun family breakfast. The sale starts after Spring Break on Thursday, March 28, and order forms are due on April 11. Braids will be ready for pick up at PCK on Thursday, April 18.
Calling Candidates For Our Board Of Directors
Two Board of Directors positions are open for election this spring. Please take a look at Board Member Considerations to review what serving on the board entails. If you are interested in running, please submit a Letter of Intent along with a brief bio and picture to the PCK Board. The deadline for submitting your Letter of Intent is April 9th.
Thank you for your willingness to help guide PCK! Elections will be held Tuesday, April 16th.
PCK Celebrates Earth Day 2019
April 22nd is Earth Day. Following a successful program in 2018, we are once again proud to host our week-long celebration focused on waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. During the Week of April 15, students will expand their environmental learning through classroom teaching, hands-on projects, and crafting recycled art. Students are also encouraged to participate in our Earth Day Photo Contest and “How I Care for Our Earth” activities to win prizes. The celebration will culminate on Earth Day and include in-classroom visits by local environmental professionals and a special appearance by Mayor Mike Waid!
Details on Earth Day events will be forthcoming in the Thursday folders and future newsletters.
All students are invited to submit an original photo, taken this school year, to the Earth Day Photo Contest. All entries must be submitted using this Google Form by 10:00pm on April 14th. Get more details here. You can see sample photos here.
Free Basketball Classes Start Next Week
Attention all 3rd-5th grade girls! Premier Basketball Club is holding free basketball classes at PCK starting March 20 (this is a change due to the snow closure on March 13). No previous basketball experience is needed. The five free classes will be held on March 20th, 27th, April 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 3:15 – 4:15pm at PCK.
Register for the free classes at www.coloradopremierbasketball.com. Go to “registration” and select “Parker Location,” then select “Parker Core Knowledge Clinics.” If you have questions, please contact Mr. Cruz.
Do You have Extra Candles?
The PCK Art Department is in need of taper candle or tealights. If you have any you aren’t going to use, please send them to art class with your child. Thank you!
Please Bring In Your CMAS Snacks
If you signed up to bring CMAS snacks, please bring them in and drop them off at the front desk. Thanks for your help!
Don’t Miss The Spring Gala
Gala tickets are now available! Get yours here. You won’t want to miss the fun of this adults-only night out with food, drinks, and fun at the Colorado Golf Club. The event runs from 6:00-10:00pm on April 12. Get your tickets today!
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We Don’t Want To Say Goodbye
If your student will not be returning to PCK next year, please notify our front office as soon as possible (except for graduating 8th graders). We will miss you!