From the Director
Grit to GREAT! I mentioned during Back-to-School Night in August that we will be focusing on helping all students become ‘grittier’ this year. What is grit you ask? Grit is defined as: Perseverance, passion,and stamina for long-term goals. Kids today, many of them, seem to give up easily…they want problems solved instantly, obstacles removed from their path immediately, and they seem at a loss for what to do when life throws them a curve ball.
During October, our character trait of the month is Determination, which I think we can all agree is an important component of grit. Determination speaks specifically to the ability to stay focused on a goal, regardless of the opposition. We will touch on grit this month through our character activities, and I encourage all parents to use our monthly table tent to jump-start home-based discussions about the importance of determination and grit. As parents and school staff, we must work together to help our students develop the skills and the resolve to persevere in tough situations?
Below are two links to articles about GRIT. One speaks to the importance of instilling a ‘growth mindset’ in our children, rather than a ‘fixed mindset’, and the other focuses on what to look for in determining if you have grit. I found both interesting and I hope you will too. Periodically, throughout the school year, I will share additional articles and information I come across that shed some light on this important task of helping kids develop more grit. Conversely, if you come across articles or resources on GRIT that you think other parents might benefit from, please pass them along to me and I will share with the rest of the parent community here at PCK. Let’s work together to help all students become ‘grittier’ this year!
High School Open House for 6th – 8th students and parents
Info Meeting – Thursday, Oct 27th
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
1st – 4th Grades (Parents)
Please consider joining us for this interactive session on Thursday, October 27th from 5-6:30 p.m. here at school. Our Math Department Head, Mrs. Bender, along with one math teacher from each grade that uses the new math program, will be on hand to answer parent questions and share about their experiences with the students in class.
In order to ensure we select the appropriately sized space for our meeting, please RSVP with Mrs. Randazzo and be sure to indicate your child’s grade level. We hope to see you on the 27th.
Mad Science After-School Enrichment Program
Mad Science is back! The fall session runs from 10/26 – 12/14 on Wednesdays at 3:10 – 4:15 P.M.
Happenings in Technology Class….
Book Fair Shopping Continues
Online shopping continues through Oct. 14th ….. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/pck
Spirt Nights (Days too!)
Join us for family, friends and delicious pizza!
10/20 – 10/22 (date change)
11am to 9pm (dine-in or take-out)
20 % of your purchase benefits
15626 Keystone Blvd. Parker Co. 80134, In the Stonegate Plaza
No other coupons, discounts or specials will be honored.
Mark your Calendars!
Friday, 11/11, 6-8 pm
- Open Gym 7th & 8th Thursday Oct. 20, PCK Gym 3:30pm-5:30pm
- Open Gym 6th, 7th, 8th Friday Oct. 28, PCK Gym 3:30pm-5:30pm
- Tryouts Wednesday Nov. 2, PCK Gym 3:30pm-5:30pm
Friday Nov 4. tryouts extended if needed or used as first practice date
- Open Gym 6th, 7th & 8th Friday October 21, PCK Gym 3:30pm-5:30pm
- Tryouts TBD
- Varsity team and JV team – 18 spots available between the 2 teams
- Varsity – 7th and 8th
- JV – 6th and 7th
MS Outerwear Orders
(FORMS DUE 10/7, BY 3:00 PM)
You will receive your order approximately 3 to 4 weeks from the last day of the order period. NOTE: Delays may occur due to high demand or other unforeseen circumstances that adversely affect product availability and/or production time.
Completed order forms, including payment, must be received in the main office no later than 3:00 pm on the last of the ordering period (see above for specific dates).
Becoming A Love and Logic Parent
Workshop for Parents of PCK Students
When: Tuesdays, November 1-December 6, 2016,
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Who: Bobbie Heit & Pauline Denning, (Teachers, Moms, Grandmothers, Love & Logic Facilitators)
Why: • PCK is a L&L School – parents & teachers are partners in helping kids to become responsible learners . . . .
Students can experience same expectations at home and at school.
Parents can use the same techniques, words at home that teachers use at school.
Cost: $55/person OR $70/couple
Questions/Registration: Email or Call
Email- sisters2LandL@yahoo.com or call Bobbie 303.841.3540
To the wonderful group of parents that provided dinner for the teachers last night. Conference days are long days for the teachers and they really appreciate having a nice dinner provided. Thank you all!