From the Director
K-8 Student Roster Verification Days – Sept. 14, 21 & 28
Please plan to have your students in attendance at school all day on these three critical ‘Count Days’ (unless they are sick).
This year, the state is requiring three Roster Verification Days in addition to our traditional ‘Count Day’ on September 21. The state will look at the number of students in attendance all day on all three days. In fact, because they are looking so closely, we are required to take attendance every period throughout the day of each of the three Roster Verification Days. The state will then use the student counts taken on these official dates to determine how many students are actually attending each school in a school year, and they will then distribute state monies accordingly and appropriately. These funds are called PPR, or per pupil revenue, and this is where the majority of PCK’s operational funds come from.
On each of these three Thursdays, September 14, 21, and 28, we respectfully ask parents to reschedule any non-emergency appointments. We know this isn’t always easy to do, but we would appreciate the accommodation on these important Thursday-only Count Days. Sick students should be kept home, per our usual sick policy, and return when they are well.
Thank you, in advance, for your support! We want to ensure we receive the full amount of state funding allowable based on an accurate student count.
PCK Gives Generously
Last Friday we had a dress down day fundraiser to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We raised $1,561.74 for the Red Cross. Thank you for your generosity!
Spirit Night At Swirls
Our first Spirit Night will be on Wednesday, September 20, at Swirls Yogurt on Mainstreet from 3-9pm. No flyer is needed, and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to PCK.
5th Graders Attend Girls STEAM Day at Wings Over The Rockies
On Sunday, September 10, Abby Weddig, Addison Briest, Ananya Vakkalanka, Audrey Whitmore, Chloe Lucero, Courtney Burk, Grace Yanzito, Hannah Anderson, and McKinley Haycraft spent the day learning about science and flight. They saw a variety of aircraft, including a plane that fought in the Vietnam War, a US Air Force plane, and an Apollo Mission capsule. They also met Kathleen DeRussey from NASA. They learned a lot and had a great day.
Audrey Whitmore, Chloe Lucero, Courtney Burk, and Hannah Anderson stand in front of the Dream Chaser plane on display.
Ananya Vakkalanka, Grace Yanzito, and McKinley Haycraft tried out the Virtuality Goggles.
PCK Boys Basketball Camp
For boys in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29
3:30 – 5:30 pm
No registration required.
Save The Date For Our Fall Festival
Get ready for a fun day on September 30, 12:00 – 3:00pm, when the PCK Fall Festival takes over our new field. There will be free pumpkin decorating and a bounce house. Tickets will be sold for carnival games, cake walks, and special inflatables. We will also dedicate our new building and field. Watch for more details, but be sure to get the date on your calendar now – this is an event you won’t want to miss!
It Is Box Tops Contest Time
Bring your clipped Box Tops in a sealable plastic bag with your teacher’s name on it Monday, 9/18 – Friday, 10/6. There is a collection box near the front office.
The classrooms with the most collected will get a special prize.
Bring Your Milk Caps For Moola
If you get milk from Longmont Dairy, please save your caps and send them in to school. PCK receives $.05 for every cap we collect. Clean, dry caps can be dropped off at the collection box near the front office (by the Box Tops collection container so you can drop both items off at the same time). If you have any questions about the program, contact Patricia Macias at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Longmont Dairy website at http://longmontdairy.com/milk-caps-for-mooola/.
Morning Drop-Off Reminder
All students need to be a school by 7:55 am. For the safety of all students, if you arrive after 7:55 and there are no adult carpool workers outside, you need to park and sign your child in at the front desk. Thanks for helping us to start on time and keep everyone safe!
Lego Club is Back!
If your Kindergarten through 2nd grade student is interested in STEM engineering using Legos, check out the Lego Club starting later this month.
New Staff Spotlight: Meet Jordan Burdette (Resource Teacher)
My name is Jordan Burdette and I am a Resource Teacher. I am from Charleston, South Carolina and moved to Colorado this summer. I previously taught 4th grade at a Charter School in South Carolina and graduated in 2016 from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. In my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking with my dog, watching football (Go USC Gamecocks and Carolina Panthers!), and doing yoga (which I taught students in our after school program last year). I miss the beach but am very excited to experience all that Colorado has to offer!