Archive for April, 2019

4/25/19

Your Input Matters at PCK

It is time for all parents to complete our annual general and staff surveys. The general survey is for all parents to give feedback about overall operations at the school. The staff surveys allow you to anonymously tell us what you love about you child’s teacher(s) and where we can improve. Please note the separate surveys for elementary and middle school staff. We take your feedback seriously and use it to make improvements to our programs and operations. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion before the surveys close on May 3.

General Parent Survey

Elementary Staff Survey

Middle School Staff Survey


It’s Time To Order Your School Toolbox For Next Year

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If you would like to skip the back-to-school shopping crowds and hunting for hard to find or out of stock items, order a School Toolbox. All of your student’s school supplies will be waiting in the classroom when you come to our Registration Open House in August. Get the details here, and order at schooltoolbox.com.


Field Day Fun Is Coming, But You Must Sign A Waiver

Ninja Nation logoOur PE Department is excited to announce that Ninja Nation will have a ninja warrior course at our Field Day! The students will absolutely love this fun experience, but they can only participate if you submit an online waiver. You can access the waiver here


We Are Looking For A Yearbook Coordinator

After many years of faithful service, Joey Dame is retiring as our yearbook coordinator at the end of this year. If you are creative and would enjoy working on our yearbook, please contact Joey at jjdame@comcast.net with any questions.


Earth Day Was Out Of This World

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to bring us a fantastic Earth Day observation.

 

photo of Parker Mayor Mike Waid speaking to middle school students.

Mayor Mike Waid showed off his purple hair while speaking to our middle school students about Parker’s conservation efforts. He auctioned off the coloring of his hair, and after wearing the color for one month he will shave it off as part of a fundraiser to help end childhood cancer through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Mayor Mike Waid was here to recognize our photo contest winners and to share information about what the Town of Parker does to protect our environment and manage resources such as water.

 

photo of Aaron Skroch teaching 1st grade

Aaron Skroch teaches 1st grade about recycling.

PCK parent Jason Schaefer brought seven engineers from his company, Burns McDonnell, to work with students in 4th-6th grade on understanding landfills, while parent Aaron Skroch taught our k-3rd grade students about recycling and composting. Middle school students in our “Save the World” elective teamed up to help teach the 1st grade students that paper, plastic, glass, and metals are all recyclable. To help make recycling easier, the middle school students helped the 1st graders work in teams to build small recycling bins for their desks using recycled materials. 

 

image of students working on a landfill project

5th graders do a hands-on project to learn about the layers of a landfill.

Thank you to all of our guest speakers, our middle school helpers, and to everyone on the Earth Day Committee for all of the work that went into making this day a huge success.


Congratulations, Earth Day Photo Contest Winners

photo of Earth Dat photo contest winner

Thank you to everyone who submitted a picture in our Earth Day Photo Contest. The winners are:

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
1st place – Aliza D.
2nd place – Quinn H.
3rd place – Addisyn M.

3rd – 4th Grade
1st place – Aanya S.
2nd place – Chyler M.
3rd place – Owen C.

5th – 8th Grade
1st place – Titus D.
2nd place – Edyee M.
3rd place – Rylatt M.

Best Overall
Phoebe W. (5th grade)


Way To Go, 3rd Grade Reading Olympians

photo of 3rd grade reading olympics winner photosThird grade had their Reading Olympics medal ceremony on Wednesday. Students were awarded a bronze, silver, or gold medal based on how many minutes they read in the month of March. Awards were also earned by the three students who read the most in third grade. Our winners were:

Payton Marsh – 2,310 minutes

Maddie Alberty – 2,875 minutes

Anika Sharma – 4,062 minutes

These top three winners each received a gift card to Barnes and Noble.

Congratulations, readers!


Essay Winner Moves To State Competition

photo of essay contest winnerCongratulations to 5th grader Carly Anderson! She earned 1st place at the District level for the “What Makes You Proud of America?” essay contest. Now her essay moves on to the state level. Great job, Carly!


Claim Your Golden Ticket Prize This Week

Thank you to all of our wonderful parent volunteers. We appreciate you and the time you devote to our school more than we can express. If you won a golden ticket on Volunteer Appreciation Day (April 11) please make sure you bring it to the front desk to claim your prize by tomorrow, April 26. Thanks for all you do to make PCK amazing!


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Volunteers Needed

The PTA needs some help making Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week special. Please see this Sign Up Genius to see how you can help.


Bring In Your Box Tops

image of Box Tops for Education symbolsPlease send in your clipped Box Tops For Education next week. Make sure they are not expired, and put them in a zippered baggie with the number of Box Tops, your child’s name, and the teacher’s name written on the baggie. The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a prize! There will be a collection box near the front desk. Thank you!


From The Foundation At PCK

Mark you calendars!  Are you interested in getting involved with The Foundation? We’d love to answer your questions. Please join us for a meet and greet on Thursday, May 16th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (place TBD). Additional details will be posted on our Facebook page or you can email amy_drilling@msn.com to be contacted directly.

We want to thank everyone who attended the Gala, participated in the online silent auction, contributed to teacher’s tickets and/or donated to the event. We had a record attendance this year and raised over $56,000! We would like to congratulate the 6th graders and their parents on winning the Kona Ice Party! There were so many 6th grade donations, we had to use an entire table to display your classroom baskets.  

We are pleased to announce that since the 7th grade classroom baskets were a very close 2nd place, they will also receive a Kona Ice Party! Congrats to the 7th grade students and their parents. We appreciate your support and generosity!

Your opinion matters. Whether you attended the Gala or not, please take a moment to complete our online survey. It helps us plan for future events.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZHHYJ2

Please like our Facebook page for the most current Foundation news.


Lunch Room Help Needed

image of two kids holding lunch traysIf you are looking for ways to finish off your 2018-19 volunteer commitment (20 hours per year per family), you can help in our lunch room! This is not only a great way to earn volunteer hours, but you also get to work with other fun parents and staff while getting to know kids at PCK. See this Sign Up Genius for the last two months of school.


PCK Alumni Go On To Be Amazing Leaders

Former PCK student Landry Johnston was featured in the Parker Chronicle last week for being a multi-sport athlete and the student body president at Legend High School. You can read the full article here. Congratulations, Landry! You make us all proud!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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