3/30/17

FROM the DIRECTOR

TWO QUICK ITEMS:

1.
Don’t miss your chance to let us hear from you!  

The 2017 Annual Parent Survey is now open, and the PCK SAC is looking forward to receiving your feedback. The link below will allow you to access this year’s survey, which will remain open for the next two weeks.  Once the survey closes, PCK SAC members will review all the data, summarize the findings, and I will present the results to the PCK staff and Board.  Surveys data is extremely important to us…really!  We read every comment submitted, looking for common threads in the data.  Our ultimate goal is to evaluate the programs, policies, services, and staffing that support PCK’s overall operation each year.  We cannot do that without your constructive feedback. This year’s survey contains less than 20 questions, and should take approximately 15 minutes to compete.  If you cannot complete the survey today, please pencil it into your calendar soon…we want to hear from all PCK families.  Thank you, in advance, for helping us better serve our students and families.

Link to Survey

2. 

Save the date, April 12th at 6 p.m., and join other PCK parents and community members for an engaging presentation by Dan Shaller about Senate Bill 61.  Dan is the Director of Governmental Affairs at the Colorado League of Charter Schools, and the key speaker at the STAND UP FOR OUR CHILDREN event held in the PCK middle school commons.  Dan directs the League’s governmental affairs efforts, and advocates for high-quality charter public schools across Colorado.  This event is open to anyone interested in learning the FACTS about charter schools in Colorado, specifically how charters are funded and why funding equity is so important to us. I will speak at the PCK event about the importance of public funding, including mill levy override funds, to maintaining quality programs and staffing within our schools. I hope you will join us on April 12th at 6 p.m. so that you are prepared to help us spread the facts within our community.  

If you cannot attend the PCK event on April 12th, there will be a second event in Castle Rock on April 26th, 6 p.m., at the Phillip S. Miller public library. 

Download more information about both meetings 


Parent Education

Last Call for PICT Parent Education Class

Starts April 3rd – get signed up!! Email Ms. Sara to reserve a spot ($150). 

Download more information

Butter Braids

The Spring Butter Braid Sale is on!
Orders are due next Thursday, 4/6.  Please turn in order form with payment.
Any questions, please contact Tricia Calandra.
 
Top selling classrooms will get a special treat!

Kids Learning GRIT

Recommended Books for ages 10 and up to inspire GRIT and Growth Mindset:
Wonder   By R.J. Palacio
Auggie and Me   By R.J. Palacio
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)   By Daniel James Brown
The Thing about Jellyfish   By Ali Benjamin
Because of Mr. Terrupt   By Rob Byuea
The One and Only Ivan   By Katherine Applegate
Inside Out and BackAgain   By Thanhha Lai
Esperanza Rising   By Pam Munoz Ryan  
Counting By 7s   By Holly Goldberg

 Upgrade

DOT has a new look and feel and is no longer impacted by the Apple iOS upgrades. The pop-up, “Add to Contacts” and “Send Message” are back!  And… better performance time on Android. 
In order to start using the DOT upgrade, everyone will need to enter their password again. If you don’t know your password  just email directoryontap@gmail.com, and they will send it over to you.  There is also a way to request this on the login screen.

Spring Musical


DCSD Art Show Features PCK Artists

Congratulations to these exceptional art students for their talent and effort. Their work will be on display at the DCSD Art Show from March 31st – April 3rd at the Hilton Garden Inn located in Highlands Ranch.
Congrats to: 
Anna Cho (6th grade)
Brianna Benedetto (6th grade)
Jonah Frey (6th grade)
Brooke Stohlton (6th grade)
Austin Reed (5th grade)
Jessica Oldham (4th grade)
Sierra Duran (4th grade)
Kellen Martin (3rd grade)
Ryker Blom (3rd grade) 
Lilli Hunt (2nd grade)
Brooklyn Teran (1st grade)
Cameron Coe (Kindergarten)

Call for PCK Board of Directors Candidates

Two Board of Directors positions are open for election this spring. Please take a look at Board Member Considerations to review what serving on the board entails.  If you are interested in running, please submit a Letter of Intent along with a brief bio & picture to the PCK Board. The deadline for submitting your Intent Letter is Monday, April 10th.  

Thank you for your willingness to help guide PCK! Elections will be held Tuesday, April 18th.  


PCK Talent Show 

Dust off your dance shoes, warm up those pipes! The PCK Talent Show is BACK! 

Auditions will be held on April 20th, with a mandatory dress rehearsal on May 16th from 3:10-5:00. The show will be May 17th at 6:00 pm.

Please click here for the audition signup and more information!

Sponsored by PCK’s Junior Thespian Troupe.


6th Grade Parents

Preparing for Middle School at PCK
April 26th at 5:00 P.M.
Middle School Commons

The presentation is geared for parents but students may come. 


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