Field Day Clarification
This year, we will have Field Day AT PCK (not the park). On the last day of school, June 5, our students will come to school for our normal 8:00 start time. They will enjoy Field Day, then have their end-of-year classroom parties in the afternoon. Please pick your child up in your normal carpool window at 3:10, 3:20, or 3:30.
FunD Run Prize Day Tomorrow
We are excited to celebrate our students’ great participation and fundraising with tomorrow’s FunD Run Prize Day.
- Please have your students wear comfortable clothing and shoes for their earned individual and/or class event prizes.
- Students will bring home any earned prizes at the end of the day.
- If you or your student has a question/issue about their pledge amounts, please have them see their teacher or the Run4Fund$ Rep and we can figure it out together.
Thank you again for all of the great work and support you gave your student and our fundraiser. We could not have done this without you!
If you are available to help supervise the inflatables from 11:00 – 1:30, please sign up here.
Girls On The Run Team Shows Spirit and Dedication
This spring our Girls On The Run team worked hard training for a 5K. They practiced diligently and built their stamina while having a lot of fun together. The rain last Saturday didn’t stop them from reaching their goal and completing their 5K at City Park with smiles. Way to go, girls!
PCK’s International Festival Was A World Of Fun
Our first International Festival was a great success. Our students and families loved it, and we all gained a better understanding of other countries and cultures through food, music, textiles, and more. A huge THANK YOU goes to the PCK Spanish Department and Preschool for organizing this event.
Special thanks to the parents and grandparents who helped by hosting booths and bringing food or special items to share. Our booth presenters were:
David Goode: Scotland
Alisa Fieling: Belarus
Amira Ibrahim : Egypt
Ragya El Kassaby: Egypt
Uma Sharma: India
Preethi Muralidar: India
Purva Agrawal: India
Crystal and Norma Duran: Native America
Gaudy Jimenez: Perú
Ishaku and Kasey John: Nigeria
Madai Santana: Mexico
Benjamin Murphy: Australia
Thank you to Alice Aragón for bringing a delicious dish to represent Spain.
Thanks again to all of the families who shared their cultures with us. All of the hard work paid off in a very meaningful event.
Lil’ Ricci’s Spirit Nights
Treat your family to a delicious pizza while supporting PCK! Whether you dine in or take out, Lil’ Ricci’s will donate 20% of your purchase to the school on Thursday, May 31 – Saturday, June 2. Make sure to mention PCK and show the attached flier when you place your order.
End-Of-Year Dress Down Days
Tomorrow is a normal dress down because it is the last Friday of the month. Starting next week, we will have some fun end-of-year dress down days:
- Thursday, May 31 – Polka Dots/Stripes/Plaids
- Friday, June 1 – Crazy Hair
- Monday, June 4 – Group Theme
- Tuesday, June 5 – Field Day
Please remember to follow our dress down day dress code, available for review in our parent handbook, each day.
Used Uniform Collection and Sale
Clear out your closets before summer starts! The PTA will collect used uniform items during morning drop-off of Friday, June 1 at both doors.
On Saturday, July 14, PTA will hold a used uniform sale from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Watch for more details to come.
PCK Scholar Recognized Through Duke TIP
Seventh grader Seth Taylor attended the Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) Grand Recognition Ceremony held at Duke University Monday, May 21st. He was invited to the state ceremony for his Reading and Math SAT scores, and the Grand Recognition Ceremony for his 98th percentile math score. Overall, his total SAT score placed him in the 94th percentile among college-bound seniors. To qualify for the Grand Recognition Ceremony, students must earn SAT scores that are approximately equal to the 90th national percentile rank for college-bound seniors taking the tests—that includes about 4 percent of TIP students. Of the 60,581 students who joined the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search during the 2017-2018 academic year, only 17,466 achieved high enough scores to be invited to a recognition ceremony, including the 2,611 students also invited to a Grand Recognition Ceremony. In addition, Seth is now eligible to attend a wide variety of enrichment and summer educational programs offered at Duke University. Congratulations, Seth!
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.
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. Please keep and use the game sheet that went home in Thursday folders last week 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.
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.
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.
Congratulations PCK Athletes
PCK has some new champions in the house! Third graders Madeline Miller, Arden Schoenig, and Ayla Wooten are on the team that won the Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics State Volleyball Championship last week. Great job, girls!
Sixth graders Max Hufford, Carson Bussey, Kellen Craven, Ian Beck and Hayden Coors won the 6th grade Arapahoe Youth League Lacrosse Championship at DU. Their head coach is PCK parent, Joe Bussey. Way to go, boys!