From The Director
It is with great pleasure that I introduce some new faces at PCK!
Kayla Allen – joined our staff as a Resource Teacher. She has taught at various levels within the elementary, but most recently in 5th grade.
Hannah Berry, Ph.D. – joined our Special Education Team as our new School Psychologist. She will be in the building all day Tuesdays and Thursdays, and half-day on Wednesdays. Hannah and her family just moved to Colorado from the San Diego area.
Kelly Johnson – joined the Front Office Team as our School Secretary. While her official start date was in December, she began full-time employment with us in January.
Ivan LittleJohn – works for our new property management company, Optimum. He is our point person for all facility related needs, including snow removal, cleaning, landscaping, HVAC maintenance, and general building maintenance and repairs.
Please join me in welcoming these new staff members to the PCK team.
Calling All Basketball Fans and 8th Grade Players
Any 8th grader who participated in PCK basketball this season is invited to take on the PCK staff in a game this Friday from 4:00 – 5:00pm in the Sports Gym. Everyone is invited to come watch and cheer on all of the players! Get more information here.
The Championship Game Is Tonight!
Our girls basketball team won their semi-finals game on Tuesday, so tonight they play in the championship game at Cherry Creek Academy (6260 S. Dayton St., Englewood) at 4:00. Everyone is invited to the game, and students in the stands will be entered into a prize drawing at school tomorrow.
Body Image Seminar Tonight
Our Parent Education Series continues tonight with a session on helping our children develop a healthy body image. The session is led by Molly White, Ph.D. from Legacy Counseling in Parker. We will meet at 6:30pm in the Learning Lab.
Help Fill Our Conference Picnic Basket
On the first night of parent/teacher conferences, we like to provide dinner for our teachers. This year’s dinner has a picnic theme with grab-and-go sandwich fixings so the teachers can have a quick bite between conferences.
Please check this Sign Up Genius to see if there are items you can bring to the picnic. Everything needs to be at the school by 4:00 on Tuesday, February 11. Our teachers thank you very much for helping them in this way!
Please note we will have early dismissals on conference days. Class will end at 12:00pm and carpool waves will run at 12:10, 12:20, and 12:30. Please use your normal carpool loop on these days, but arrive three hours earlier than usual.
Are You Coming To Party?
If you are planning to come to a class Valentine’s Day party next Thursday, as either a guest or a volunteer, please complete this form by February 11th so we can pre-print Raptor badges. If anyone is coming with you who is not yet in our Raptor system, please remind that person to bring a driver’s license.
You Get A Night Off From Cooking!
On Thursday, February 20, we have a Spirit Night at the Tokyo Joe’s at Lincoln and Parker Road from 4:00 – 8:30pm. When you enjoy your dinner out that night, make sure you mention PCK to the cashier so PCK gets a portion of the proceeds.
Kids Are Jumping For Heart Health
If your student is not yet registered for our Kids Heart Challenge, you can sign up today! Learn about Kids Heart Challenge here, and your student can start gathering donations by signing up here or on the Kids Heart Challenge app available for iPhone and Android.
Thanks for helping our students learn to have healthy hearts!
You Won’t Want To Miss Our International Festival
Make sure you stop by the PCK Events Gym on Friday, February 28 for our 3rd Annual International Festival. Students will visit the festival during the school day, and families can join in the fun from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Sample foods from around the world, and enjoy entertainment including Indian dancing and a mariachi band. Countries represented include Egypt, Vietnam, Scotland, Mexico, Belarus, and Peru. Get the details here.
Help Make Our Father/Daughter Dance A Special Night
Our PTA is hard at work planning a father/daughter dance on February 29 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at PCK, but they need your help. Please click here to see ways you can volunteer and sign up to help.
Tickets for the dance will go on sale the week before the dance and must be purchased online. They will not be available at the door. Watch for more details coming soon!
Get Ready For The Gala
The Foundation at PCK is hosting our annual Spring Gala on April 25th at 6:00pm at the Colorado Golf Club. This is a great time to have fun, connect with other PCK families, and support our school!
In order to stop the spread of germs, we are looking for volunteers to come wipe down computer keyboards and laptops this Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm. If you are available to help clean our computers, please see this Sign Up Genius to volunteer.
Middle School Book Fair:
During our February parent/teacher conferences, we hold a middle school book fair. We need people to help set up, run, and clean up the fair. Get more details and sign up to help here.
Our students love getting special snacks during CMAS testing week. Please see this Sign Up Genius to volunteer to bring snacks. Remember that every $25 you spend on your donation counts as a volunteer hour.
Thank You, Safety Dads!
Thank you to those who volunteered to Stand Up For Safety this week: Scott Smith, Greg Dobkin, Bill Goeschel, and Randy Duran. We sincerely appreciate your help.
You can get details about our Stand Up For Safety program and sign-up to be a Safety Dad using the following link.
We Choose PCK!
Our students had a great time celebrating National School Choice Week!
A huge thank you to the Lamb family for bringing tea to our carpool workers during yesterday’s very cold weather. We appreciate you for taking such good care of us!