FROM the DIRECTOR
Summer break just got a bit closer!
The PCK Board voted Monday night to cash in our ‘unused snow days’ and end the 2016-17 school year on May 26th. This early closure will give the PCK staff time the following week to prepare the building for internal construction that will occur over the summer months. Internal changes on the docket include a new Tech/Media/Library center, an expanded Learning Lab, and a Front Office renovation to add additional offices and create a new, more private, health room. Construction outside on the new gym, classrooms, and field restoration will continue as scheduled, with a projected completion date of August 9th.
The staff will work to keep students focused on academics until the last minute on May 25th. That afternoon, we will all line the hallways and cheer on our graduating 8th graders. Then, on May, 26th, our 8th graders are off to Elitches (per tradition), students in Grades 1-7 will all enjoy a fantastic Field Day/Last Day of School at Salisbury Park, and our Kindies will have their graduation ceremony at PCK from 9:30 – 10:30. PCK 8th graders will graduate the following Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Whew! That’s a lot of closing activities all in one and a half days!
We realize this change may hold some scheduling challenges for working families. Therefore, our before/after school care provider, Champions (link), will be onsite May 30th to June 1st offering full-day childcare for those who need it. Be sure to sign up early as space will be limited.
Finally, teachers will let you know of any other changes impacting year-end activities, so I have just included the bigger changes here. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility. We didn’t think anyone would be too upset about a slightly earlier start to summer!
FUND Run Tomorrow (Rain or Shine)
KEEP FINDING SPONSORS!|
This year’s goal is only $75 in Pledges per student – easily attainable for everyone!
If it’s raining, we’ll move the festivities into the gym, and we’ll STILL have lots of FUN!!
Here are some updated FunD Run details:
- Fund Run Date: Friday, April 21st
- Pledge Due Date: Friday, April 28th
- Recruit as many sponsors as you can.
- Help your child(ren) by sponsoring them for the FunD Run and putting them in contact with other potential sponsors like Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, and Family Friends
- Go to www.Run4FundsColorado.com/parker to place online pledges.
Check online totals by clicking on the “My Pledges” tab and “Parent Login” to send emails to family and friends. User Name: Core / Password: Cougar
- We are encouraging all our students to raise $75 in Donations through 2 options. Flat Donations and/or Pledges per lap.
TOMORROW – RUN DAY
Students will run/walk as many laps as they can around the track in 30 minutes. The track is 1/16 of a mile (16 laps = 1 mile). Students average about 25 laps with a 50 lap max. Parents, you are invited to this event.
Children should wear loose fitting clothes, running shoes, and plenty of sunscreen. Don’t forget a water bottle!
Lap Card and Collection Envelopes will come home to collect pledges after the run day.
PCK Sweeps Math Competition
Mary Poppins Musical
The Mary Poppins musical production was a huge hit. Incredible talent and dedication! Thank you to all of the cast members, as well as Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Waltz, Mrs. Puckett, and Suzanne Velasquez (costumes).
If anyone would like an invite to Snapfish pictures please email Julie Barrus. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Welcome New PCK Board of Directors Members
Thank you to everyone who participated in our new online voting process. We are pleased to welcome our two newest Board members, Clay Anderson and Irene Borisov. They will be great additions to the team!
6th Grade Parents – Next Week
Preparing for Middle School at PCK
April 26th at 4:00 P.M. (time change)
Middle School Commons
The presentation is geared for parents, but students may come.
Order School Supplies for Next School Year
THANK YOU PARENTS!
Mark you calendars –
Monday, May 1st