PCK Weekly News
October 7, 2021
Last Chance For The Book Fair
The PCK Book Fair closes Friday at 4:00, so don't miss your chance to stock up on great books for your family. It is open in the PCK library until 8:00pm today (Thursday) and 1:00 - 4:00pm tomorrow.
A Huge Thank You
Our teachers send a sincere thank you to the classroom coordinators who organized a Chick-fil-A dinner for the first night of conferences, and to all of the parents who donated side dishes, desserts, and drinks. We truly appreciate your generosity. Having dinner taken care of makes the evening a whole lot simpler, and we are grateful for you!
Acing The Test
Congratulations to Emilio Santana Roman who earned a perfect score on his 3rd grade English Language Arts standardized Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS), and to Calvin Meacham who scored perfectly on both his 3rd grade English Language Arts and 3rd grade Math CMAS last spring. Ms. Kurtz is the proud teacher who had both students last year.
Earning perfect scores is a huge achievement as it not only requires knowledge and skills, but it also requires hard work and perseverance. We are so proud of these students' character!
In Honor Of Our Veterans
Our traditional Veterans Day observation is back in-person this year! All veterans and active duty service members, along with their families, are invited to join us on Thursday, November 11, in the Events Gym. We will have a reception with a light breakfast from 8:00 - 8:30am, followed by an assembly at 8:30. Service members who would like to visit a kindergarten - 6th grade classroom after the assembly to talk about their time of service are invited to sign up to share. Please RSVP for the morning here. Those who would like to visit a classroom and talk about their experience in the military can sign up here.
Dress Down For Alzheimer's
Our own 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Puckett, recently lost her dear mother to Alzheimer's Disease. In honor and support of Mrs. Puckett and her family, our student council is holding a purple dress down day next Wednesday, October 13. For a donation of $1 or more, students may dress in purple, the official color of the Alzheimer's Association. All money raised will be donated to the Association.
Stay In Touch With Our New Directory
The new school directory is here! You should have received an email from DirectorySpot with the directions to set your password. Please carefully review the information on file for your family. If you need anything added or changed, or should you wish to opt-out, please email email@example.com.
Congratulations, Ms. Brownell!
We are so proud of PE teacher Heather Brownell who was recognized at this year's SHAPE (Society of Health And Physical Educators) Colorado conference with the Young Professional Award. The award goes to a younger SHAPE Colorado member who has demonstrated outstanding potential in teaching, scholarship, and service. We are lucky to have a teacher like Ms. Brownell in our PE department! #PCKproud!
Get Even More Love and Logic
Thanks to everyone who came to our introductory session on Parenting With Love and Logic. The session gave parents insight into the principles of the Love and Logic philosophy. The nuts and bolts of the philosophy, and advice on applying it to your own family, are detailed in a six-week course.
The class starts Wednesday, October 27 and runs from 6:30 - 8:30pm for six weeks (we will take a break the week of Thanksgiving, so the course runs through December 8). It is taught by Kim McNulty, the same trainer who led our introductory session. The fee of $150/person or $200/couple can be paid directly to the instructor at the first class with cash, check, or Venmo. Register for the course here.
The principles of Love and Logic are used school-wide at PCK, and many of our teachers have had the Love and Logic For Educators training. The six-week course for parents provides practical tools and techniques to help you form a foundation of good behavior and healthy decision making. You will gain knowledge and strategies to make parenting more fun, increase the odds of raising responsible kids, and prepare them for the future. The Love and Logic approach uses humor, hope, and empathy to help you create calm and loving solutions. We highly recommend this course for parents with students of all ages.
Experience Life At PCK Firsthand
If you've ever wondered what a day at PCK is really like, become a substitute teacher and find out! Substitutes are paid $125 per day, and right now it is easy to get a sub license. Watch this short news clip about getting a sub license, and get your questions about a one-year license answered here. You can set up an account to apply for a license online from the Colorado Department of Education Licensing here. We'd love to have you apply for our sub team, and you can submit your application to PCK while you're waiting for your sub license so both processes can move forward at the same time. Apply at ckcs.net/careers.
Welcome New Foundation Members
The Foundation at PCK is the money raising arm of the school. Some new faces joined the board this year, while existing members transitioned into new roles. Join us in welcoming and thanking the new members for volunteering to serve with the Foundation. We truly couldn’t do it without the help of our parents!
Amy DeNicolo - Chairman
Laura Erhuy- President
Samantha Thompson- Secretary
Andy Campbell- Treasurer
Christopher Dean- Member
Janet Brunner- Member
Pam Whitehorn- Member
Luke Ross- Member
Brittany Morgan- New member
Niceta Bradburn- New member
Tracy Maisonet- New member
For more information about the Foundation at PCK, visit the Foundation’s page on the PCK website.
Connecting With Character
This month we are focusing on the character trait of compassion:helping those who are hurting. Students learn that when they show compassion, they will:
Notice when others are hurting.
Stop to help.
Take time to listen.
Do what I can.
Be kind, regardless of differences.
Congratulations to the following students who were recognized in last week's assembly for their outstanding character:
Ashley H. - thoroughness
Eileen C. - respect, kindness, manners
Evan S. - flexibility, patience
Jesse S. - respect, kindness, manners
Raeley C. - respect, responsibility, ready to participate.
Artists Wanted For Yearbook Cover Contest
All students are invited to enter their drawings for the Yearbook Cover Contest! The theme this year is "Level Up" to a Great Year at PCK! Get the details here. Entries are due after fall break on Monday, October 25.
Referees Needed For Youth Sports
RMOFFICIALS, an organization our athletic department works with, is hiring flag football, basketball, baseball, and softball umpires. They provide free training, but are looking for people who are sports-minded and know the general rules of the sport. High school and college students, parents, grandparents, and teachers looking for part-time work can make great refs! Candidates must be good at working with both adults and youth, and must be able to pass a background check. Call Jeff Wood at 303-618-5358 for information on the next training session.
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Girls Basketball Coaches Needed
The PCK Athletic Department is in search of two volunteer girls basketball coaches for the upcoming season. Coaches need to know the skills, fundamentals, and game of basketball. Team try-outs will be in November, with a couple of pre-season games in December. Regular season games are in January and February. There will be JV and varsity teams.
If you are interested, please email Heather Brownell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a possible interview.
Stand Up For Safety
Thank you to Ken Holck for being our Safety Dad this week. Our students love having dads here making sure our perimeter is secure, helping with lunch and recess, and assisting with other activities as needed. Dads can stay until 1:00 or for the whole day. Click here to learn more about being a Safety Dad or to sign up.
Join The Next PTA Meeting
Everyone is invited to the next PTA meeting on Wednesday, October 13, at 6:30pm via Zoom. You can join the call here:
Meeting ID: 875 4533 5522