9/8/16

From the Academic Director

Accountability Report to Parents

You have selected PCK to provide your children with the knowledge, skills and character that will be the foundation of their future success, in high school and beyond.

The State of Colorado measures relevant knowledge and skills in grades 3 through 8 yearly. The standardized assessment known as Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) is produced by the multi-state consortium PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) and measures student progress against the Colorado State Standards.  

At a minimum, schools are responsible to prepare all their students to master said standards. Parents should demand this of their schools, as students will depend on this knowledge and skills to become productive and successful members of their communities.   The PCK program provides more than this minimum requirement by teaching the Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence and offering a well-rounded education that includes Art, Music, Physical Education, Foreign Language, Technology, and Character Education.

Below you will find PCK’s results of the 15-16 CMAS assessments in English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.  Congratulations to our students who through their hard work, acquired skills, and perseverance have demonstrated that they have the knowledge and character to succeed.  Thank you to all the parents that support their students and us every single day: you are our partners and a vital part of your student’s education!

Grade

Assessment

% Students who Met or Exceeded

Average Overall Score

3

ELA

88.9
Highest in Douglas County

786
Tied for highest score in DC

3

Math

83.3
Highest in DC

775
Second in DC. Highest score was 776

4

ELA

92.9
Highest in DC

782
Highest in DC

4

Math

74.3
Second highest in DC

768
Tied for highest score in DC

4

Social Studies

Not Provided

731
Highest in DC

5

ELA

87.5
Highest in DC

773
Highest in DC

5

Math

76.4
Highest in DC

764
Tied for highest in DC

5

Science

68.1
Second in DC. Highest score was 68.6

680
Fifth in DC

6

ELA

85.7
Highest in DC

776
Second in DC. Highest score was 779

6

Math

82.9
Highest in DC

774
Highest in DC

7

ELA

98.6
Highest in DC

789
Highest in DC

7

Math

81
Highest in DC

766
Highest in DC

7

Social Studies

Not provided

733
Highest in DC

8

ELA

94.4
Highest in DC

780
Tied for highest in DC

8

Math

61.1
Second in DC

755
Second in DC

8

Algebra 1

95.8
Third in DC

777
Fifth in DC

8

Geometry

100
Highest in DC

780
Tied for second in DC

8

Science

84.5
Highest in DC

714
Highest in DC

Points of pride in our statistics are:

  • With the exception of 2 students, we tested our entire student population, all ability and skill levels.  Our more challenged students also need to be capable of meeting this challenge, not exempted from it.
  • We had a high percentage of students that Met or Exceeded expectations in every assessment, and a very low percentage that Did Not Meet or Partially Met expectations.
  • Four students in the building obtained perfect scores: two in Third Grade ELA, one in Fourth Grade Math and one in Eighth Grade ELA.

We are continuously working to improve programming in every grade and every subject. By examining every student’s score we can better determine how to serve each child. Our goal is that 100% of students always Meet or Exceed expectations!

In the next few weeks you will be receiving individual performance reports for your students.  Please do not hesitate to contact your current grade teacher or me if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Harth
Academic Vice-Director


September Character Trait – Orderliness 

Orderliness-2Yesterday, in Thursday Folders you will find our newly designed Character Table Tent.  We hope you will enjoy discussing these monthly character questions around the family dinner table or while driving to and from school.  Character building is an ongoing process, and we look forward to partnering with all PCK families to grow kids of character.  May your character discussions be rich and impactful.

Introducing . . . . 

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Pennies Collected for Kids

Students aloose-changend parents – collect pennies and other spare change (paper money is also accepted) to benefit a charity chosen by the students of PCK.  Each classroom will be collecting spare change until Sept. 22nd.  At that time the students will be able to vote on which charity will receive the donations. 


Parent Portal Problems – FYI
Mrs. Heintz can no longer reset your password, etc. in Parent Portal.  Per the district – 
Parents should be using the Password Remind Tool in Parent Portal – Click Orange Help Key>Select Problems Logging In>Enter email address.  System will email them their Username and Password

Last Call for Opting Out
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This school year we are launching a smart phone app for our school directory. The app will include names, address, phone numbers, email addresses, class rosters, calendars, link to Lunch on the Go, etc.  The information to be included in the school directory is pulled from Infinite Campus student data that was reviewed by you during the check-in process.  If you would like to opt out of any part or all of your household information please go the the link below to opt out. 
You will be notified when the app is available and given your one-time password and instructions via email from directoryontap@gmail.com.  We expect the app to go live in mid September if not sooner. 

Printing GoMath Homework and the Personal Math Trainer

Please use this video to learn how to print homework from GoMath’s website if your student is absent (and you’d like to get the work before you return to school) AND how to get to the Personal Math trainer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woMLE6ECvU0

Music Department

Intro to Tap Class (5th – 8th)
For those interested in our Spring Musical “Mary Poppins”.  Mrs. Myers will be teaching an Intro to Tap Dance class on Friday afternoons from 3:10 to 4:00, starting September 9th. The class is intended for those who have never tap danced before and are preparing specifically for the Spring Production (5th – 8th). You must register for the class but there is no cost. You will required to have your own tap shoes.  (Register here)

PTA 2016/2017

What is PTA at PCK?

PTA has a vital role in community building at our school.  As we are a charter school that attracts students from many geographical areas, it is imperative to create a community fabric within our school as many of us are not neighbors.  PTA provides opportunities for parents (and kids) to get to know each other through events, meetings, and volunteer opportunities.  Differing from many other schools, the primary fundraising for our school is done by the Foundation at PCK, which is a separate organization.

PTA has benefited from strong leadership through many years.  Thank you to the outgoing board for their dedicated service and countless hours of contribution.  Hats off to Casey Biggers, Laura Lawritson and Rhonda Ashworth – their hearts have enormous capacity for this school.  There are many more contributors that are unnamed here but very appreciated.  The new board inherits the rewards of their labor.  

PTA Officers

Tricia Calandra,  PTA President –  cp4355@yahoo.com or 303.517.5482.

Heather Chapman, Vice President – hlchapm@gmail.com or 720.234.7041

Allison Sabeh, Treasurer – Allison@apexenergyusa.com or 303.947.4784

Cheryl Hardy, Secretary – cjh925@comcast.net or 303.840.3784 or 303.710.9099

We are excited to serve and make a positive contribution over our tenure.

 A few items to start the 16/17 school year:
  • Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, 9/13, at 6:30pm in the Science Room. Please join us – it counts as a volunteer hour too!  The monthly meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  See school calendar. 
  • We will also host an informal daytime meeting at Starbucks, on Parker Road just north of Lincoln, on Friday, 9/16/16, at 8am.  We hope to continue these all year long, on the 2nd Friday of the month.
  • Box Tops – Please keep collecting!  Our next deadline is coming up in October. This is an easy way to give money directly back to the school and costs nothing!  Please see below for details on products.
  • Our Annual Fall Butterbraid Sale will begin on 10/24, with delivery before Thanksgiving.  More info to come.
  • PCK (K-6) sweatshirts are ordered through PTA.  A portion of the proceeds goes back to the school.  We will have another sweatshirt sale before the holidays watch the news for order dates. 

Please come join us at a meeting soon!  If you would like to be included in e-mail communications sent out regarding PTA please e-mail pckpta@ckcs.netIf you have not been receiving emails but think you may have signed up in the past, please email us as well.  If you are a duplicate, you will not get double mail.  Look forward to hearing from you and are excited for the year ahead!


Carpool

N3:20 (Yellow) –  the line for the N3:20 carpool should que up at the corner of Creek Top Avenue, just north of the neighborhood houses. DO NOT pull forward until 3:18pm, avoiding the end of the N3:10 line. 

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