From the Director
Did you know… there is a Parent Resources page on the PCK website designed just for you? The Parent Resources link (menu on left side of home page) will take you to important information specifically for parents. We recently posted a Safety & Security link on that page to an overview and map of our Emergency Reunification Process, as well as our Safety and Security protocol. The reunification process details how we will conduct an emergency, offsite ‘reunification’ of parents and students. For example, if we had a gas leak (fire, water main break, etc.) here in the building and needed to evacuate, we would move all students to our nearby reunification site and dismiss in a very orderly fashion. In more serious situations, or in extreme weather conditions, we would bus all of our students to Chaparral High School and run our reunification process from there. During all of our safety planning and training, the experts have repeatedly stressed that the key to a smooth reunification process involves all parents knowing about, and strictly following, the plan as it is laid out…so advanced communication, as well as timely communication during the event, is imperative. If you visit the Parent Resources page on our website, you can bring yourself up to speed on our reunification procedure.
- Parent Education Series (PES) schedule
- GoMath Resources
- Field Trip Forms
- DCSD Parent Resource Guide
- Dennis Uniform link
- Photo Sharing link
- Other tips and information of interest to parents
Bring a can of food tomorrow (Friday) . . . . . . get to dress down tomorrow (Friday).
Food Drive Ends Tomorrow!
November Character Certificate Recipients
2016 Annual Giving Campaign – Wrap Up
Before we take off for the Holiday break, we want to give you a final wrap-up from our Annual Giving Campaign. Our current money raised is at $69,530 from 196 (45%) of our families. We are SO grateful for the generosity of those that supported our campaign and wish everyone Happy Holidays. We will email a final update as well with more statistics. If you did not get a chance to donate, it’s NEVER too late. Additionally, there will be another opportunity to support the Foundation at PCK in our Spring Fundraising Gala and/or Spring FunD Run! If you have paperwork for matching funds from your employer, please try to complete it before year-end. Thank you again!
Once again, thank you to ALL of our donors in this year’s campaign!
|Ashish Agrawal||Jeff & Yvette Fonda||Steve & Amanda O’Connor|
|Stephan & Kelly Aguirre||Matthew & Julie Fox||Susan O’Dell-Cunningham|
|Curt & Kim Anderson||Zachariah & Robin Frey||Patrick & Kim O’Toole|
|Darian & Jennifer Anderson||Ben & Kim Garneau||Kelley Ortelli|
|John & Kenna Anderson||Michael & Joanne Gaskill||Stephen & Melanie ParkerHaase|
|Zach & Kelly Anderson||Britany Gomez||Yogesh & Nethra Patil|
|Zerrel & Talitha Appel||Bill & Sarah Gustashaw||Patrick & Brooke Patterson|
|Chris Bachmann||Matt & Gretchen Halker||Chad & Elizabeth Pendy|
|Hoon Bae & Heejeong Lee||Jason & Genie Hamilton||Kristi Pengilly|
|Venugopal Balakrishnan||Tommy & Staci Han||Douglas & Deborah Pollack|
|Bret & Amy Baird||Andrew Hartford||James & Jennifer Powell|
|Troy & Amy Bargman||Pamela Hartford||Erik & Angela Preston|
|Kevin & Kammi Beck||Gregory & Rebecca Harvey||Doug & Jessica Price|
|Joseph & Wendy Benedetto||Christopher & Leslie Hathaway||Jennifer Quint|
|John & Susan Bennett||Phil & Susan Henderson||Thomas & Christina Reifsteck|
|Samiksha Bindra & Vaneet Gupta||Edward & Patricia Hennessy||Doug & Kristi Resler|
|Michael & Irene Borisov||Chris & Christine Hoer||Shane & Sanya Richardson|
|Jason & Jaime Brandon||Young & Seyeon Hong||Travis & Sarah Rosenau|
|John & Michelle Briest||Craig & Patricia Hopkins||Steven & Laura Saba|
|James & Jani Brunner||Michael & Kelli Hroncheck||Stacey Scaravelli|
|Matthew & Stephanie Bryant||Danny Hutama & Kiem Thang||Josh & Ashley Scarlett|
|Brian & Carol Burk||Dennis & Julia Hutchison||Chris & Stephanie Schannuth|
|Rion Buswell & Angela Rachubinski||William & Eugenia Jaeger||Scott & Susan Schoenig|
|Michael & Tricia Calandra||Arod & Glorie Javier||Amol & Shefali Shah|
|Charles & Tammy Caldwell||Sam & Misty Jenkins||Andrew & Amber Shinn|
|Tom & Kristen Campbell||Jeff & Allison Jensen||Jon & Tara Shinnick|
|Lucas & Katherine Carroll||Gaudy Jimenez & Shahram||Brady Siegrist|
|Mike & Susie Carwin||Eric & Kathy Johnson||Joseph & Andrea Simmons|
|Daniel & Heather Chapman||Michael & Michelle Jones||David & Blaise Singer|
|Jayapal & Chaitanya Chilukoori||Bill & Natasa Kallergis||Don & Elizabeth Sjaastad|
|Charles & Julie Choe||Robert & Alison Kedrowski||Tom & Teresa Smith|
|John & Tracey Christopher||Matt & Tracy Keil||Jonathan & Kimberlee Spencer|
|Liam & Stephanie Clarke||Chip & Cathy Kerkhove||Trevor & Tiffany Spencer|
|David & Stephanie Coe||Tedd & Leah Kersey||Tom & Jill Sprankle|
|Jason & Nickie Cole||Craig & Tracy Kindred||Andrew & Jennifer Stef|
|Christopher & Trish Cook||Paul Koch||Brian & Doreen Sternkopf|
|K.C. & Elissa Coors||Christel Kozar||Brandon & Patsy Stewart|
|Jeff & Jen Craven||Jeff & Sarah LaGrange||Robert & Autumn Stone|
|Stephen & Lisha Curtis||Kraig & Traci Landers||James & Sarah Strahan|
|John & Joey Dame||Tom & Donna Lantz||Brian & Teresa Taylor|
|Marcie & Toby Damisch||Mark & Rachel Larson||Jason & Beth Teran|
|Stephen & Kayla Daniel||Randy & Sarah Lastar||Ryan & Tamara Thiess|
|Christopher & Rebecca Dean||Jon & Laura Lawritson||Jonathan & Kelli Thiessen|
|Neal & Keri Dermer||Jon & Mary Lawritson||Daniel & Kathy Tollin|
|Michael & Renee Derrick||Gina & Tai Le||Graham & Vanessa Torrey|
|Greg & Erin Dobkin||David Levstik||Steve & Julianna Treadwell|
|Robert & Khela Dody||Brian & Sarah Lewis||Mitch & Amy Trevey|
|Alan & Lisa Dolin||Timothy & Susan Maestas||Raymond & Suzanne Velasquez|
|Amy Dotson||Robert & Karen Marceau||Reynaldo & Sanechanh Vidal|
|Jason & Amy Dow-Peterson||David & Nory Marsh||Nick & Alison Vuolo|
|Rodney & Erin Draper||Henry & Michelle Martch||Debbie Waltz|
|Christian & Shannon Dudnick||Robert & Amy Martin||Kevin & Marlene Warr|
|Jeff & Amanda Duffendack||Kevin & Tracey McKee||Nathan & Julie Webb|
|Darrin & Brenda Dykstra||Jeff & Mary Meadows||Russ Woloch & Nicole Webb|
|Ilya & Ina Dymov||Brandon & Trish Miller||Jennifer Weddig|
|David & Melissa Edwards||Jonathan & Jayme Miller||Mitch & Suzanne Wettstein|
|John & Julie Edwards||Scott & Stephanie Miller||Blake & Andrea Wetzel|
|Sheldon & Holly Eike||William & Cynthia Mills||Matt & Heather White|
|Eric & Deb Eldred||Mike & Mary Mockus||Jim & Cindy Whitmore|
|Loy & Tamara Engelhardt||Jason & Rebecca Murray||Rod & Stacy Wilkins|
|John & Shila Faries||Owen & Vicky Myran||Brandon & Kristin Wilson|
|Suzanne Fastje||James & Susan Neill||Chris & Shelby Wooten|
|Cliff & Kristi Fitch||Tim & Lisa Nejedlo||Nick & Corey Yanzito|
|Rich & Mary Flammini||Keith & Heather Newbrough||Linda Zoz|
It’s not too late!
Dress Code Committee – Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in serving on the PCK Dress Code Committee? The PCK Board is seeking up to 3 parent volunteers to serve on a new Dress Code Committee. Last month the PCK Board passed a new policy creating a dress code committee. See the new policy below. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email the board.
Dress Code Committee Policy: Each fall, the board shall appoint up to 5 members to the dress code committee, consisting of at least one board member, at least one staff member and up to three parents of current PCK students. The committee will meet a minimum of twice per year in October and March. Any potential dress code revisions must be approved by a majority of the Dress Code Committee and will then be presented by the Dress Code Committee at the board meetings in November and April (with possible extensions to the December and May meetings if additional information and/or discussion is needed). Any revisions approved by a majority of the board will take effect on Jan. 1 or the first day of school in the fall.
All dress code proposals must go through the dress code committee. Emergency dress code changes/clarifications can by proposed by the school director at any time, but will still require a majority board vote.
Mark your calendars!
Mary Poppins Registration
December Celebrations in Display Case
Each December the school invites student/families to display an item that represents what they may celebrate during the month. Please feel free to bring in an item (labeled with family name) to the front office and we will add it to the display case.
Do you have a fun, family holiday card? We love to display all of our families cards around the front desk. Send one in with your student and we will hang it up. Thanks.
HOUR of CODE
As PCK educators, it is important that help our students feel comfortable tackling the unknown with these powerful skills. When we were in school, we didn’t have to think about our digital footprint, because it didn’t exist yet. These days, we have to teach our kids some very specific skills associated with successfully navigating the internet. Teaching our children to be confident in the application and use of the 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity and character, is essential to their future success no matter which career path they take.
Next week in all Tech classes, we are bringing back The Hour of Code (HOC), (hosted by code.org) to give all of our students an opportunity to glimpse the power behind programming (coding). The HOC activities will expose and teach our younger students the fundamentals of coding ideologies, using high-interest puzzles and games. For our older students, we get into actual coding using such languages as Java and Python. We will be watching a short introductory movie to get them motivated for next week’s participation in this national event.
Here are some interesting statistics around the HOC initiative and computer science in general:
Art Department Needs
- paper towel tubes
- bubble wrap
- old calendars
- bright colored yarn
- Candlesticks or candles (not in glass jars)
Square 1 Art has been delivered. If you did not receive an item that you ordered please contact the Art Department as soon as possible. The phone cases should be arriving soon.
Needed: iPhone 6 (Plus, s and s Plus)
Home for the Holidays Concert Series
Grade Level Performances
Friday, Dec. 9th
|3rd Grade||2:15 – 2:45 p.m.||Gym|
|4th Grade||4:00 – 4:30 p.m.||Gym|
|6th Grade Band/Choir||6:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Gym|
Monday, Dec. 12
|5th Grade/Kennedy Holiday Open House||2:15 – 3:00 p.m.||Elem Lunchroom|
Tuesday, Dec. 13
|5th Grade/Bloyer Holiday Open House||2:15 – 3:00 p.m.||Elem Lunchroom|
Wednesday, Dec. 14
|Middle School Band||2:15 – 2:45 p.m||Music Room|
|5th Grade/Warburton Holiday Open House||2:15 – 3:00 p.m.||Elem Lunchroom|
Thursday, Dec. 15
|Kindergarten||2:15 – 2:24 p.m.||Gym|
Friday, Dec. 16
|1st Grade||9:00 – 9:30 a.m.||Gym|
|2nd Grade||10:00 – 10:30 a.m.||Gym|
Students are asked to dress up in festive Holiday attire, or wear their uniform to school.
Please consider carpooling to concerts as parking is limited.
Do some holiday shopping at PCK!!
PCK Spirit Merchandise is available for sale!
Lost & Found will be donated over the holiday break
Please make sure you have claimed your child’s items.
To everyone who donated to our Food/Non-Perishable Drive. We may or may not win, but it is all for a good cause!