4/6/17

FROM the DIRECTOR

Do you know how much we love your children?  

Many of you may have heard about the recent death of a student who graduated from PCK last year.  Tragedies like this rock the entire Parker community, and, in this case, it really affected the PCK staff.  When a student has been a part of our school for any length of time, they become ‘one of ours’.  The staff clearly understands that our primary mission is to educate our students, but in the process, we grow to love and care about them as if they were our own.  When they succeed, we cheer from the sidelines and celebrate their success, and when they stumble, we are there to help them pick themselves up, dust off, and try again.  Our relationship with your children is very much like that of a parent…at least for seven hours a day, Monday through Friday.

As I wrestle with the news of this recent loss, and reflect upon my own interactions with this student over the years he spent at PCK, I am struck by the following:
  • Each student we serve is a special and unique individual.
  • Our job is to help shape and grow each student in knowledge, character and confidence.  We do that best through our relationships with the student and their family.
  • Through our interactions with your children, our lives are changed too.  Each student that passes through our doors will teach us something about ourselves.
  • Life is precious, and we need to let those we love know just how important and valued they are…every day and regardless of their behavior.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful, awesome, talented, witty, delightful, adorable, inquisitive, motivated, and energetic children with us.  It is our privilege to be a part of their lives.  I thank you for the trust you have in us, reflected by your choice to place them in our care for their K-8 years.  Today, I just wanted you to know how much they mean to us.


Annual Gala at Colorado Golf Club 
April 22, 2017
6pm – 10pm

The 2017 PCK Foundation Gala Silent Auction is live online for bidding here: www.32auctions.com/PCKGala2017  The online auction will close the day before the event and resume at the Colorado Golf Club for the Gala attendees on April 22nd. Feel free to forward link to family and friends!
If you need to buy tickets to the Gala, you still have time:  (get your tickets now) 
If you have an item to donate to the auction, it’s not too late.  Please email Cathy Kerkhove at kerkhove@mac.com.  

 


State Math Competition

Aryan Gupta, Mr. Vakkalanka and Mrs. Bender spent their first day of spring break at the State MathCounts competition in Denver. Aryan did very well, placing 86th (top half) in the state! Congratulations Aryan.

 


4th/5th Math Club Takes on The Clue Room

The fourth and fifth grade math club have finished their Math Club competitions. To celebrate, they went to visit the Clue Room, a live escape challenge. The students were “locked in” for one hour and had to complete various puzzles to get out. Our fifth grade team made it out with just seconds to spare! Although our other two teams didn’t make it in time, a good time was had by all 🙂

A big thank you to the Clue Room for letting us come! We look forward to going back! 


Next Spirit Night

Kneaders Cafe Spirit Night
Wednesday April 19th
6-8pm

Butter Braids

Orders are due today, Thursday, 4/6.  
Any questions, please contact Tricia Calandra.
 
Top selling classrooms will get a special treat!

AdvancED Accreditation Awarded to Champions Before and After Care

Congratulations to Champions, the largest provider of Before-and After-School programming who earned the AdvancED Accreditation! The purpose of the Accreditation and its 18-month long review process is to ensure children receive the very best education and care while participating in Champions’ programs. The award proves that the Champions system supports the highest quality curriculum, learning environments, care, safety, and overall organization. For additional information or to bring the Champions program to your students, please contact Tim Welch at twelch@kc-education.com. 

 

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


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 4:00 P.M. (time change)
Middle School Commons

The presentation is geared for parents, but students may come. 


Get Your Gala Tickets Now!

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