PCK Weekly News
November 11, 2021

Thank You, Veterans

Thank you to all of the veterans and their families who came to our Veterans Day event. We appreciate your service to our country and the time you spent with us today. Special thanks goes to those who visited classrooms after the assembly to share some of the wisdom gained during their time of service. Our students loved it and learned a lot about the importance of our military. We enjoyed hearing from two very special speakers during our assembly who both shared how dependability, this month's character trait, is crucial in service. Colonel Amy Boehle, USAF, helped our students understand many of the ways those within our military depend on each other. PCK alumnus (and son of our own Miss Sara) Senior Airman Samuel Mundt spoke about ways we depend on both the military and the police. He works with the Space Force and is an officer with the Sheridan Police Department. We send a sincere thank you to both of these heroes for their service and for sharing with us today.

We also send a big thank you to everyone who donated food to today's breakfast, and to Robin Frey and Jay Bolivar who were an enormous help as our breakfast hosts. We couldn't have done it without your help!

Finally, we thank the middle school band for adding musical flair to our event with the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Armed Forces On Parade," and to Cub Scout Pack 369 for doing our opening and closing flag ceremonies. These student contributions are a very special part of the morning. If you have a son in kindergarten through 4th grade who enjoyed the flag ceremony and is interested in joining PCK's Cub Scout pack, please contact Blaise Singer.

PCK's Math Program Multiplies Student Success

Learn the ins and outs of PCK's math program at our next Parent Education Series session. A panel of math teachers will discuss our curriculum, our leveled classes and how they serve students, and our approach to student development in math at the primary, secondary, and middle school levels. Join Mrs. Harth, Miss Donovan (1st grade), Mrs. Robbins (3rd grade), and Mrs. Harper (middle school) at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 16 for a discussion on all things math. Please submit this form to RSVP.

Mask Update

A federal judge on Monday extended a temporary restraining order through November 22 that prohibits the Douglas County Board of Health from enforcing its public health order allowing parents to opt their children out of the DCSD mask requirement.

U.S. District Court of Colorado Senior Judge Kane extended the temporary restraining order, which was issued October 26, until 3:00pm on November 22 and set another status conference in the case for this Friday at 10:00am.

We will continue to enforce mask wearing at PCK while we await the outcome of this legal process.

Helping Those In Need This Thanksgiving

PCK's National Junior Honor Society will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Parker Task Force. We are asking our families to donate one item per grade level. Collections will be held in each classroom Tuesday through Thursday next week, November 16-18.  We are asking for the following:


Kindies:  instant mashed potatoes

1st Grade: canned green beans

2nd Grade: canned corn

3rd Grade: canned cranberry sauce

4th Grade: canned yams

5th Grade: canned cream of mushroom soup

6th Grade: corn bread mix

7th Grade: Canned chicken stock

8th Grade: Jarred or canned turkey gravy

Please join NJHS in extending seasonal cheer to those who need it most!

Will You Be The Next Golden Ticket Winner?

Come see our world of pure imagination when the PCK After School Music Theatre Program proudly presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Junior. Shows are at 11:30am and 2:30pm on Saturday, November 20. Tickets are $8.50 each. Get your tickets here.

The Broadway Junior concept and format created by Music Theatre International (MTI). MTI's School Edition and full-length musicals may be found at: MTIShows.com.

Join A New Session Of Chess Club In January

Start next semester off with a fun new session of Chess Club! The club will meet on Mondays starting on January 10. Get the details here.

Science Lab Fun 

Our kindergarteners love Science Lab! Last week they had to create their own pulleys out of materials they were given, then they compared the effects of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object. They were challenged with figuring out how to lift a heavy load, then had to determine if their pulley designs worked or not. They had a great time while learning important scientific principles.

Butter Braid Orders Are Due Today

Our PTA needs volunteers! PCK’s large Butter Braid delivery will arrive next Thursday, November 18th. We need help distributing the orders to classrooms. Please sign up here if you can help.

Congratulations, Yearbook Cover Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Yearbook Cover Contest Winners:

Cole Nauta - 6th Grade: Front Cover

Joshua Neill - 8th Grade: Back Cover

Emmeline Baird - 6th Grade: Inside Cover

A HUGE thank you to all the amazing artists who entered their work. The judges really had their work cut out for them!

Second grade:  Kaden L., Kali C., River S., Samantha C., Sydney J., Zach M. 

Third grade: Abigail F., Alexandra K., Lauren F., Meesha K.

Fourth grade: Addisyn M., Ryley G.

Fifth grade: Anushka A., Bhavya T., Disha V., Preston G., Reagan M., Veronica K., Zoe L.

Sixth grade: Anika S., Bella D., Payton M., Tashi M., Tisya M. 

Don't Miss Mini Cougar Camp

If your kindergarten through 5th grade student loves our Spirit Team, then don't miss Mini Cougar Camp! Our Spirit Team and their coach, Ms. Gillen, will teach students a dance that they will perform at a PCK basketball game.

When: Camp is Friday, December 3rd, from 3:30-5:00pm. On Monday, December 6th, campers will practice from 3:30 - 4:30, then perform at the boys basketball game.

Cost: $50.00 includes a t-shirt, bow, and snack

Register here for Mini Cougar Camp.

Student Artwork Makes A Great Gift

Grandparents love receiving gifts of art, and Square 1 Art makes it easy to turn your student's creation into a useable keepsake. Check out the catalog of available items that went home last week. PCK gets a portion of each sale, so everyone wins! Orders may be placed until November 22. Contact Mrs. Barker with any questions.

Stand Up For Safety

Thank you to Lokesh Thakkalapatti, Jay Bolivar, and Dev Purohit for being our Safety Dads this week. We truly appreciate the time you spent with us keeping our perimeter secure, helping with lunch and recess, and assisting with other activities as needed. Click here to learn more about being a Safety Dad or to sign up.