Come To PCK Around The World Tomorrow
Our Preschool and Spanish Department are teaming up to bring us a fun-filled International Festival where students and parents alike can learn about some of the different cultures in the PCK Family. Students will visit the fair during the school day, and parents/families can experience it from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Learn about the countries represented and some of the fun activities you will enjoy by clicking here.
PLEASE NOTE: FRIDAY IS NOT A DRESS DOWN DAY. THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION ABOUT DRESSING DOWN FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, BUT FRIDAY IS A REGULAR UNIFORM DAY.
Check Out Our Great Character
Congratulations to the follow students who were recognized for demonstrating outstanding character at our assembly last week:
Aarav S. – Honesty
Bennett H. – Honesty
Brennan M. – Respect, Patience, Obedience
Brooksley C. – Patience
Carly A. – Endurance
Charlotte M. – Respect
Dane E. – Flexibility, Obedience, Honesty
Elaine C. – Respect, Self-control
Gautam B. – Respect, Persistence
Gray A. – Honesty
Gustav B. – Patience, Thoughtfulness
Holly V. – Respect, Responsibility, Ready to Participate, Thoughtfulness
Isabel S. – Generosity
Isabella V. – Obedience
Jaxon H. – Respect
Josh N. – Creativity
Kai W. – Respect
Kassidy T. – Respect, Responsibility, Patience, Honesty
Kinley F. – Obedience
Leah C. – Respect, Kindness
Leighton M. – Perserverance
Lincoln N. – Creativity
Logan S. – Flexibility, Thoughtfulness
Maddox K. – Responsibility, Obedience
McKenzie H. – Kindness
Millie S. – Enthusiasm
Nika D. – Loyalty
Quentin C. – Initiative
Reagan H. – Honesty
Sritha A. – Responsibility, Ready to Particiapte
Tanner T. – Loyalty
Tobias J. – Ready to Participate
Character Coaching Connection
This year’s last issue of Character Coaching Connection is now available. Check it out to learn what your student is doing in Character Coaching, and to get some helpful family conversation starters and parenting ideas. Be sure to click on the link to the powerful video on page one that you can watch and discuss with your student.
Order Your School Toolbox For Next Year’s School Supplies
Avoid the crowds and the hassle of finding school supplies by ordering a School Toolbox. When your student comes to the Fall Open House on August 9, all of the needed supplies will be waiting on his/her desk! Get the details here, or go to SchoolToolbox.com to order. The order deadline is June 6.
For supply lists by grade for the 2018-19 school year, please see the home page of the school website.
Congratulations, Chess Club
The PCK Chess Club just finished a great season. The students learned new strategies, played well, and had a lot of fun. In their end-of-year tournament, Sreyanth Alla (4th grade) was the overall winner. Brennan Martch, Gemma Gibbs, Sam Koch, Eamonn Lee, Sean Chapman, Teagan Lee, Madelyn Coors, and Ilias Kallergis all placed in their flight competitions. Congratulations to all of the students who played hard and did a great job! A big THANK YOU goes to the coaches and parent helpers who made Chess Club possible.
Just Keep Reading Summer Challenge
We love encouraging our students to read over the summer, and a fun challenge makes it even more exciting. Our kindergarten through 4th grade students learned about their challenge in Library this week. Please check your Thursday Folder for the game sheet that went home today for each K-4 grade level.
Summer Book Club
Students in 1st-6th grade are invited to join a summer book club led by one of our PCK parents. This is a great way to read new books, stay connected with friends, and meet other PCK students. Parents are encouraged to participate as well! Get the details here.
Help Get Our New Library Programs Rolling
Mrs. Zellner, our school librarian, would like to form a parent group to help her implement exciting new library ideas for next school year. The initial informational/planning meeting will be Tuesday, May 29, from 2:15 -3:00 in the library. Please let her know if you are planning to attend by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After-School Theater Program Changes
PCK’s after-school theatre program has been very popular in grades 3-8 for many years. However, we have noted a system-wide academic strain for our 3rd grade participants. Therefore, we’d like to announce the following changes and upcoming opportunities for grades 4-8.
The fall production of Elf the Musical will be for participants in grades 4 and 5, while the spring production of Disney’s Newsies will be for grades 5-8. For the 2018-2019 school year only, students in 5th grade may choose to participate in either the fall or the spring production. After next year, the spring productions will be for grades 6-8 only. For the extra-avid theatre students in 5th grade, with a teacher’s recommendation attesting to their academic stability, they may participate in both the fall and spring productions next year.
Disney’s Newsies will require a lot of dance. While we have progressively added more and more dance to each PCK production, Newsies is in a class of its own. Because of this, Mrs. Myers will be teaching summer dance classes for those interested in participating in Newsies. The tuition for these classes is only the cost of the dance shoes, which will then be worn during the span of the production. Classes will be held on Monday mornings, from 10:00-12:00, beginning June 18th. Registration opens for these summer dance classes on May 21st. Mrs. Myers has a contact to the original costumer of the Broadway show and has access to the specific dance shoes worn by the original cast on Broadway. She will provide the link for you to purchase your shoes upon registration.
Give Your Feedback On Our New Lunch Provider
Beginning in March, PCK offered a new lunch program model through Wholesome Food Services. As they work to finalize their lunch program offering for the 2018-19 school year, they want to give parents an opportunity to provide feedback which will aid them in planning for next year.
Please provide your feedback by completing this brief survey. The survey will be open from Thursday, May 10th, through Sunday, May 20th, and will take approximately 3 minutes to complete.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Blue Shirt Day for NF
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a neurocutaneous syndrome that can affect many parts of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, skin, and other body systems. It can cause non-cancerous tumors involving the nerves and brain. One of our students here at PCK is affected by NF. Today’s blue shirt day is meant to help raise awareness of NF.
6th Grade Band and Choir Concert
Come hear our 6th grade musicians perform on May 31st at 4:15 pm for their end-of-year concert.
Looking For Substitute Teachers
Our parents often make the best substitute teachers! If you have teaching experience and a substitute license, and are interested in being on the PCK sub list for the 2018-19 school year, please see the Employment page on our web site.
FunD Run Update
The 2018 FunD Run is almost complete. Thank you all for your enthusiastic support. We blew past our goal of $28,000 and raised $33,770! Great job, PCK!
Mrs. Zajac’s PM class won the TOP DOLLAR Prize (K-2) with an average of $226 per student.
Mrs. Holton’s class won the TOP DOLLAR Prize (3-6) with an average of $121 per student.
Our top dollar winners get a Foam Party on Prize Day, next Friday, May 25.
Looking For A Carpool For Next Year?
We partner with Way to Go to assist families that are interested in carpooling to and from school with other families. PCK encourages carpooling for your convenience and to reduce the volume of cars going through carpool each afternoon.
The program works as follows: In early June, we will send our student roster to Way to Go. It will include parent and student names, grade levels, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses (the same information provided in our student directory).
In June, Way to Go will send participating families information for accessing a personalized list and map identifying the families living closest to them. Your information will only be shared with PCK families; Way to Go will not sell it to other businesses, agencies or third parties. Likewise, we ask families to treat the information with privacy.
There is no obligation to participate. The information is a great resource to meet nearby PCK families.
If you would like to “opt out” of this process and not have your information sent to Way to Go, please email Sandy Higgins to decline. Include your student names in the email please.
5th grader Candice Christopher competed in Dressage for the Cure at Colorado Horse Park last week and won first place. Way to go!