Spirit Night At Dough Dreamery Tonight!
We have a Spirit Night tonight, September 19, from 3:00 – 9:00pm at Dough Dreamery on Mainstreet in Parker. This fun cookie dough bar makes a great after-school treat or evening dessert. Make sure you mention PCK when you order so our school gets 20% of the proceeds.
No School Tomorrow
Tomorrow, September 20, is a staff in-service day so students get the day off. Enjoy the time with your family!
Fund Run Donations Due Monday
Don’t forget to send in your student’s Fund Run donations by Monday, September 23. Your student needs to turn in his/her money in the donation envelope that was send home last Friday. Donations are turned in to your student’s homeroom teacher.
Get Your Fall Festival Tickets Today
You won’t want to miss our Fall Festival on September 28th from 12:00 – 3:00pm. Get your tickets here! Save 20% on tickets purchased by September 23 – only $8 for a 10-pack! Pre-purchased tickets will go home in Thursday folders. Tickets can be purchased at the Festival for $10/10-pack. Tickets are needed for games/activities and food purchases. Get more details here.
Also, please sign up below if you are available to help. We are looking for donations as well as volunteers for the day of the event.
Raising Awareness For Bicycle Safety
This summer our PCK neighbor, Chuck Vogel, was killed while riding his bike near our school. Bicycle Colorado set a white “ghost bike” near the corner of Pine Drive and Centennial Drive in recognition of this tragedy. Skyler Stewart, one of our 8th grade students, asked if we could hold a fundraiser to support Bicycle Colorado and help raise awareness around bike safety issues in memory of Mr. Vogel.
Next Thursday, September 26, students may participate in an optional dress down day fundraiser. They may dress down in exchange for a donation of $1 or more. Additionally, students may challenge PCK staff members in competitions at the Fall Festival next Saturday. Staff will be on hand to do plank, hula hoop, tree pose, egg walk, and balancing a book on the head challenges for $1 each. All money collected from the dress down day and the staff challenges at the Fall Festival will be donated to Bicycle Colorado in honor of Mr. Vogel.
Don’t Miss The Upcoming Candidate Forum
During Back-to-School Night, Mrs. Aplin mentioned a new organization called The Alliance of Douglas County Charter Schools, or ‘The Alliance’ for short. It is important for charter parents to stay informed about issues pertaining to charter schools in our state, and local changes that could impact our school in Douglas County. The Alliance is hosting a candidate forum on October 10 at the Parker Performing Arts school. This is an excellent way to meet the candidates running for the Douglas County School Board. All candidates will be on hand to answer questions of specific interest to charter parents. Please click here to RSVP for this important event. You can also submit a question you would like the candidates to address.
Get Set For A Middle School Boys Volleyball Clinic
Elevation Volleyball Club is hosting a free clinic for middle school boys this Saturday, September 21, from 6:30 – 8:00pm at Elevation Volleyball Club. Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible. Get the details and register here.
Get Connected With Directory On Tap
Our School Directory is ready! The school community directory and class rosters may be found on the Directory On Tap (DOT) app.
To access our directory, search for Directory On Tap and install the latest app update on your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play Store. Open the app and click RESET PASSWORD. Your account has already been set up so there is no need to create an account. You will be prompted for a one-time code that will be emailed to you after you click Reset Password. If you do not receive the code immediately in your Inbox, please check your spam folder. When setting your password, please enter your email in lower case as the user ID. The password must be a minimum of 6 characters.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any support questions. Your contact information comes from the Express Check-In data you submitted over the summer. You can make updates to your contact information via the app.
Calling All Teachers
We are looking for substitute teachers. A teaching certificate is preferred but is not required for those with teaching experience. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Heather Newbrough. You can apply on the PCK website.
Thank You, Safety Dads!
Thank you to the dads who volunteered to Stand Up For Safety as our Safety Dads this week: Curtis Widerholt, Chris Allen, Bob Logan, and Lou Strahan. We appreciate you!
You can get details about our Stand Up For Safety program and sign-up to be a Safety Dad using the following link. There are still spots open in October so grab one before they are gone!
Can You Help In Our New Science Lab?
Our new elementary science lab is a big hit with our students. If you would like to get involved, there are several ways you can help.
Our live plants and animals need caring for, so if you’d like to help in this way, you can volunteer for Science Lab Care.
Science can be messy, so we need help with Science Lab Laundry
If you are knowledgeable about sprinklers or irrigation, please contact our elementary science teacher, Misty Jenkins. We need some irrigation in our lab. Thanks!
Congratulations, Ragnar Runners!
A team of PCK staff members ran in last weekend’s Ragnar Relay from Castle Rock to Ft. Collins. Highlights of the run included Castlewood Canyon, Chatfield Farm, Dinosaur Ridge, and Red Rocks. The race went over night with each runner completing three legs of the relay. Congratulations to Mrs. Eckert, Mr. Robbins, Miss Pieseski, Mrs. Harper, Mrs. Obregon, and her son, Juan Obregon, on a great run. You make us PCK Proud!