From The Director
Do you like money? Who doesn’t, right? Are you good at raising it? If so, the Foundation at PCK needs your particular skills. The Foundation at PCK works very hard all year long to organize three key fundraising events. Each event is designed to target a different population or source for fundraising, and the combined events annually net a significant sum for PCK. These monies are used to help PCK purchase larger ticket items that fall outside the scope of our general operating budget. In past years, the Foundation has purchased items such as lockers for our middle school, an electronic marquee sign for our carpool loop, risers for music, basket ball hoops, computers and carts, and, of course, our new turf field and many of the ‘extras’ for our new building. Through the Foundation’s efforts, and the generous contributions of PCK families, the school was able to acquire these extra items for our students.
Of course, none of this happens without a lot of hard work, and like our other parent-led organizations here at PCK, the Foundation could use new members with new ideas and energy. If you enjoy fundraising, have connections outside of PCK that you could tap, or if you simply enjoy organizing events such as our annual Gala and FunDRun, the Foundation might be a great organization for you to consider joining. The Foundation meets monthly during the morning here at PCK.
If you have an interest in learning more about the Foundation at PCK, I encourage you to attend one of the monthly meetings (see the PCK school calendar for dates and times), or contact the Foundation Chair, Jennifer Quint at firstname.lastname@example.org. The work of the Foundation is vital to PCK’s success, and it is a great way to meet other parents while helping PCK. Please consider joining the Foundation at PCK!
Don’t Miss The Sock Hop This Saturday
The PCK Sock Hop is THIS Saturday, March 3, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Events Gym. Your $5 ticket includes the dance, photo opps, and a chance to win $25 gift cards. Cake Walk tickets are 2 for $1. Food is available for purchase from the food trucks with lots of options available. Tickets will not be available at the door so get yours now through the PCK Webstore. Get the details here. Also, consider carpooling to make parking easy. See you Saturday!
Pi Day is Coming
March 14 (3.14) is Pi Day! This annual event is a favorite with our students because they love getting to buy a slice of pie for $1 at lunch. We also have other exciting Pi Day activities in the classroom, making this a fun and delicious way to get kids excited about math. We need lots of pies to make this event a success. If you are able to donate a pie, please sign up here: Pie Day Sign Up.
Mad Science Presents: Earth Science Explorations!
From the outer reaches of our atmosphere to the bottom of the sea, get ready to explore our planet like never before in this exciting new after school program. See the world through the eyes of a grasshopper and learn to spot the differences between insects and other arthropods. Discover how plate tectonics and volcanoes shaped the surface of the Earth. Explore the diversity of life beneath the surface of the ocean, and learn what causes lightning and how weather occurs. Weekly courses will cover a wide range of Earth Science concepts including Entomology, Marine Biology, Geology, Meteorology and more. Pack your bags and get ready for some Earth Science Explorations!
Time: 3:10-4:15 PM
Dates: 3/7/2018 – 4/18/2018
It is Not Too Late To Join Chess Club!
The PCK Chess Club meets Thursday mornings from 7:00 – 7:45 am for 2nd-8th grade students. Click here for details. To register/pay, please go to the PCK WebStore and click on Extracurricular Activities, then Clubs.
Can You Send In Some Snacks?
Hot Lunch News
After Spring Break, we will have a new hot lunch vendor. Wholesome Food Services offers a variety of lunch options to meet many dietary needs, including gluten free, vegetarian, and whole grain choices. They also have selections from local restaurants we think our students will love. Additionally, pizza will be an option with Wholesome Food Services, so we will no longer have “pizza days” from Papa John’s.
Our current vendor, My Kid’s Lunch, has already issued refunds for lunches ordered past March 16. Please watch for your refund and contact My Kid’s Lunch with any questions about your account.
Ordering information will be available soon, so please watch for details in the PCK Weekly News.
Get Your Tickets For The 2018 PCK Gala
Join us for the third annual Spring Fundraising Gala at The Colorado Golf Club on Saturday, April 28 at 6:00 pm. Enjoy an adults-only evening with appetizers, dinner, dessert, silent and live auctions, and live musical performances. Get your tickets here today before the price increases on March 19, 2018.
Girls On The Run Is Racing To PCK
All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls are invited to join Girls on the Run starting March 5th. Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:30-4:30. Registration opens February 5th. For more information about the program go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org. Questions or want to coach? Ask Sarah Holton at email@example.com.
PCK Student Wrestles Up A Victory
Caleb Gaskill (2nd grade) wrestles for the Mile High Wrestling Club at Ponderosa High School. He took 2nd Place at the 2018 State Wrestling Championships in the Rookie Division (age 8 and under – 52 lbs) at the Douglas County Events Center last Sunday. Congratulations, Caleb!