4/20/18

From The Director

Thank you to all parents who completed the recent Annual Parent Survey. The School Accountability Committee (SAC) has reviewed the feedback and discussed their recommendations with me. I will share these recommendations with the PCK Board during our summer work session, along with trends I noted in the comment sections of the survey. Again, thank you for taking the time to let us know what we did well this past year and where we could improve going forward.

Here’s what the survey said…

Q1 – How satisfied are you with the academic program in the Elementary? Very Satisfied   65%
Somewhat Satisfied   25%
Somewhat Dissatisfied   2%
Very Dissatisfied   1%
N/A (child in MS)   7%
Q2 – How satisfied are you with the academic program in the Middle School? Very Satisfied   21%
Somewhat Satisfied   6%
Somewhat Dissatisfied   1%
Very Dissatisfied   1%
N/A (child in elem)   71%
Q3 – How satisfied are you with Specials Very Satisfied   65%
Somewhat Satisfied   30%
Somewhat Dissatisfied   3%
Very Dissatisfied   2%
Q4 – How satisfied are you with the overall quality of the teaching staff at PCK? Very Satisfied   75.5%
Somewhat Satisfied   21.5%
Somewhat Dissatisfied   2%
Very Dissatisfied   1%
Q5 – How satisfied are you with PCK’s comprehensive efforts to promote character development? Very Satisfied   79%
Somewhat Satisfied   17%
Somewhat Dissatisfied   3%
Very Dissatisfied   1%
Q6 – How satisfied are you with the overall communication from the school? Very Satisfied   73%
Somewhat Satisfied   23%
Somewhat Dissatisfied   3%
Very Dissatisfied   1%
Q7 – Which of the following statements about volunteerism best reflects your personal view(s) – Check all that apply.

This questions had various responses, but the overwhelming response indicated that volunteerism is important to PCK families.

Q8 – Have you met your 20 hour volunteer commitment? Yes   52%
No, but on track to meet it   36%
No, and won’t get there   7%
Unwilling/unable to volunteer   1%
Chose to pay out the 20 hours   4%
Q9 – How satisfied are you with the overall school climate and sense of community at PCK? Very Satisfied   71%
Somewhat Satisfied   25%
Somewhat Dissatisfied   3%
Very Dissatisfied   1%
Q10 – Since the implementation of the Behavior Matrix two years ago, disruptive behaviors have declined. Agree   23%
Somewhat Agree   29%
Somewhat Disagree   3%
Disagree   2%
Other comments   43%
Q11 – I believe my students are safe and secure at PCK. Agree   71.5%
Somewhat Agree   14%
Somewhat Disagree   0%
Disagree   .5%
Other comments   14%
Q12 – How satisfied are you with the overall quality of the Administrative staff at PCK?

Teri Aplin, School Director
Very Satisfied & Mostly Satisfied   98%
Somewhat Dissatisfied/Very Dissatisfied   1%
Unable to Rate   1%

Johanna Harth, Vice Director
Very Satisfied & Mostly Satisfied   86%
Somewhat Dissatisfied/Very Dissatisfied   5%
Unable to Rate   9%

Front Office Staff
Very Satisfied & Mostly Satisfied   96%
Somewhat Dissatisfied/Very Dissatisfied   2%
Unable to Rate   2%

Recess & Lunchroom Staff
Very Satisfied & Mostly Satisfied   70%
Somewhat Dissatisfied/Very Dissatisfied   8%
Unable to Rate   22%

Character Coach – Mrs. Daniels
Very Satisfied & Mostly Satisfied   70%
Somewhat Dissatisfied/Very Dissatisfied   2%
Unable to Rate   28%

Q13 – How satisfied are you with the PCK Board of Directors (Governing Board)?

Very Satisfied & Mostly Satisfied   60%
Somewhat Dissatisfied/Very Dissatisfied   7%
Unable to Rate   33%

Q14 – I am satisfied with the amount of Technology available to students both in the classroom and during Tech Lab?

Agree & Somewhat Agree   91%
Somewhat Disagree/Disagree   9%
Unable to Rate   0%

Q15 – This question solicited various ideas and suggestions to help make PCK the premier P-8 school in DCSD. The SAC reviewed these comments and made recommendations based upon the input received.  

Once again, I know surveys can be tedious at times, but to everyone who took the time to give us thoughtful feedback, thank you!  You feedback really does help guide our improvement efforts year over year.

Mrs. Aplin


Enter A Picture In The PCK Earth Day Photo Contest

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, PCK is holding an Earth Day Photo Contest, as well as incorporating Earth Day-related education and recycled art projects into the classroom curriculum. Students interested in submitting photos are encouraged to submit one digital photo in one of the following categories: What I did for Earth Day 2018, Landscapes, or Plants & Wildlife. All elementary and middle school grade levels are eligible to compete and the top three photos in each age division will receive Amazon gift cards. Get the details here.


Gala Ticket Sales End Monday – Get Yours Today!

The last day to purchase Gala tickets is this coming Monday, April 23.  Please use the following link to purchase tickets https://thefoundationatpck.revtrak.net/. This adults-only event features delicious food with appetizers, dinner, and dessert. You can purchase memorable experiences for your student, as well as special items needed at the school, through the silent and live auctions. Live musical performances keep spirits high while you enjoy the evening at the Colorado Golf Club on April 28 at 6:00 pm. You won’t want to miss it!

The Cast and Crew of…


Cordially Invite You To See This
“Brilliant, Amazing, Machine!”

May 4th and 5th
1:00 pm and 6:00 pm
$10.50

Click HERE To Purchase Tickets

It’s sure to be “Fantasmagorical!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is presented by special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com


Welcome Our New PCK Board Members

Congratulations to Tricia Calandra, Sarah LaGrange, and Mike Mockus for being elected to the PCK Board of Directors. Thank you to all who ran for Board seats, and for your willingness to serve our school in this important role. Thanks also to all of the parents and staff members who voted on Tuesday. And once again, a huge thank you to our retiring Board members, Keri Dermer, Nick Vuolo, and Kevin Warr for their hard work and dedicated service to our school. 

Extra Caution Needed During Construction

If you use our north carpool loop, you have undoubtedly seen the construction crews hard at work on the neighborhood west of the school. When driving on Center Park Loop, please exercise extreme caution as there are many construction vehicles going in and out, and on a few occasions trucks have been spotted going the wrong direction in the loop. We want all of our families to stay safe!


Butter Braid Delivery

Butter Braids went home yesterday. Small orders were delivered to students in their classrooms. Large orders need to be picked up by parents at PCK, so if you didn’t get yours yesterday, please stop by the school today before 4:00.


Check Thursday Folders For FunD Run Information

The annual PCK FunD Run is Friday, April 27. Our students love this event and we make it a fun day for all. Informational materials went home yesterday, so please check your Thursday Folders. Students will learn about this year’s event in today’s FunD Run assembly. Get the details here.


Volunteers Needed For PCK International Festival

PCK is excited to host an International Festival on Friday, May 18, from 1:30-6:00 p.m. to celebrate many of the cultures that are represented in our school community (Mexico, India, Egypt, Russia, China, Korea, Scotland, Spain, Argentina, Peru, and Australia). We are looking for parent volunteers who would like to share their culture, food, and authentic items with our students and parents. If you have a connection to one of these countries and are interested in being a parent volunteer for this event, please contact one of the teachers in the Spanish Department, Mrs. Obregon, Ms. Carmona, or Mrs. Thompson.


One Tournament, One Family, Two 1st Place Trophies

Brothers Christian and Nathanael Trevey competed in the Rocky Mountain Spring Junior Open for tennis last weekend. This was a big tournament with over 100 kids from around the state competing. 12-year-old Christian “played up” in the 14 and under class, and 9-year-old Nathanael played up in the 12 and under class. Both boys went undefeated all weekend, and both took 1st place in their age groups. Way to go, Trevey brothers!


Thank You!

Mrs. Fitzrandolph and Mrs. Miner show off one of our beautiful Earth Day bulletin boards.

Thank you to Lara and Andrew Malatesta, Erin Skroch, and all the parents who put together a week of Earth Day lessons. A special thanks goes to Jennifer Miner for her creativity and enthusiasm in developing the fun recyclable art projects and putting up our Earth Day bulletin boards. You all did a fabulous job and we appreciate all of your hard work.

Thanks to Kelly Anderson for the delicious cookies bars you brought for the staff. They disappeared quickly!

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