PCK Weekly News
November 4, 2021
Great News From Our Vice Director
Hello PCK Parents,
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.
Ripped Jeans May Be Popular, But...
Despite their current popularity, ripped jeans are not allowed at school on dress down days, even if no skin shows through the tear. Students need to look neat and clean, even when wearing casual clothes to school. Thanks for your help with this! Feel free to visit the Dress Code page on our website any time you have questions about what students are allowed to wear.
Also, please remember that on PCKproud Days, students may wear uniform bottoms or blue jeans, but no other bottoms are allowed. Students may not wear leggings on PCKproud Days.
Will You Be The Next Golden Ticket Winner?
Honoring Our Veterans
All veterans and active duty service members, along with their families, are invited to join us next Thursday, November 11, for a reception with a light breakfast from 8:00 - 8:30am, followed by an all-school assembly at 8:30. Please RSVP here if you are able to attend. Please note, all guests will need to sign in through our Raptor system, so please bring your driver's license or other government-issued ID. Make sure your veteran family members/friends know to bring an ID.
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 here to share.
We still need a few food donations for our Veterans Day breakfast. Click here to see how you can help. Remember that every $25 you spend counts as a volunteer hour.
Thank You For Your Donation
From The PTA
Thank You For An Amazing Trunk-or-Treat
Butter Braid Sale Happening Now
Come Check The Lost And Found
Our lost and found is overflowing with sweatshirts, jackets, water bottles, and more. Please come check it out and claim any items belonging to your family. Also, please be sure to label everything with your child's first and last name. Thanks for your help!
Thank You To Our Book Fair Volunteers
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.
Connecting With Character
Our character trait for November is dependability - doing what I said I would do, even when it is difficult. Students learn that when they are dependable, they will:
Keep their word
Be careful with what they promise
Correct their mistakes
Do their fair share
Have a good attitude.
What do your students do to show they are dependable?
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 your Thursday Folder for the catalog of available items. PCK gets a portion of each sale, so everyone wins! Orders may be placed until November 22. Contact Mrs. Barker with any questions.
Support PCK With Things You Buy Anyway
Did you know you can support PCK while doing your normal shopping? King Soopers, Amazon, and American Furniture Warehouse all give the school a donation when you shop. You can also see if your employer has a matching donation program. These organizations make it easy to support our school!
Amazon: Go to smile.amazon.com, click "Supporting," then select Parker Core Knowledge, Inc.
King Soopers: Visit kingsoopers.com and search for "The Foundation at PCK" or enter RV124 and click "Enroll." PCK will earn money every time you use your loyalty card.
American Furniture Warehouse: Simply mention PCK when you check out.
Double The Donation: Find out if your employer matches donations by visiting doublethedonation.com/pck.
Recognition From Convoy Of Hope
In September, PCK families came through in a big way with donations of hygiene kit supplies for the victims of hurricane Ida. Fifth grader Kinley Fox organized the drive, and the Fox family delivered the kits to Convoy of Hope who took them to those in need in Louisiana. Convoy of Hope published this story about our supply drive on their website. Thanks again for your generosity!
Open Enroll By December 1
If your student will not return to PCK for the 2022-23 school year (other than graduating 8th graders headed to high school) you must submit a DCSD open enrollment application by December 1. Families staying at PCK do not need to do anything since PCK is already your school of record. Also, if your student will attend a public high school other than your neighborhood school, you must submit an open enrollment application.
Stand Up For Safety
Thank you to Josh Harper 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.