PCK Weekly News
January 6, 2022

PCKproud Day Tomorrow 

Since it is the first Friday of the month, tomorrow is a PCKproud Day. Students may wear any PCK shirt (spirit wear, Fund Run, theater, character, Battle of the Books, etc.) with uniform bottoms or blue jeans. No other bottoms are allowed.

New Year, New PCK Photo Sharing Site 

Our photo sharing site has moved from OneDrive to TreeRing. TreeRing is the company that prints our yearbook, so using their photo sharing site makes compiling content for our yearbook easier.


To begin uploading photos:

If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact our parent yearbook editor, Sarah Gustashaw at gustashaw@comcast.net or call/text 972-670-8716.

The Annual Giving Campaign Is Coming To An End 

The Foundation's Annual Giving Campaign ends next Friday. Our goal this year was to raise $100,000 to help with our playground project; so far we have raised $29,324. We have a long way to go to reach our goal, so please consider helping out. Every penny we earn will go towards giving our children a better place to relax, have fun, and blow off steam. The playground is 20 years old and needs a serious facelift. 

Thank you to all the families that have already donated: 

Jaeger family, Reppas family, Rustamov family, Thompson family, Bali family, Venkatakrishnan family, Williams family, Graf family, Smith family, Brennan family, Zoz family, Miner family, Pettinato family, Ross family, Dedus family, Falkenberg family, Malatesta family, Jemmili family, Brunner family, Waltz family, Trevey family, Snodgrass family, Gadayev family, Landers family, Dykstra family, Shimensky family, Halker family, Mishra family, Bryant family, Choe  family, Craven family, Myran family, Novak family, Reece family, Strahan family, Buzanski family, McClain family, Manne family, Jadhav family, Fox family, Maisonet family, Agrawal family, Steinbeck family, Sears family, Berry family, Moharrem family, Holloway family, Skaradzinski family, Scarlett family, Langton family, Anumayam family, Chilukoori family, Hasher family, Schaefer family, Emmerson family, Dame family, Harvey family, Ibarra family, Hari family, Mockus family, Workman family, Anderson family

Please consider donating at Annual Giving Campaign 2021 | The Foundation at PCK (Powered by Donorbox) or by texting "PCKGIVING" to 801801. Follow the prompts to make your donation. The Foundation at PCK is a 501(c)(3) and many employers will match donations. Any little bits helps.

Thank You, PTA 

Our staff enjoyed a delicious breakfast at our in-service on Monday thanks to the generosity of our PTA, with special thanks going to Karen Langton, Corey Yanzito, and Bre Lewis who set up breakfast burritos from Twisters, assorted pastries, and Starbucks coffee. Thank you, PTA! We truly appreciate all you do for us!

Help Us Get Creative With Bright Yarn 

Our art department needs donations of brightly colored yarn (neutral colors are not needed at this time). If you have any extra yarn you can donate, please send it to the art room with your student. Thank you!

Making The Holidays Warm For Sick Kids 

Our 4th graders used their holiday party time to make blankets for kids at Children's Hospital. They worked together to make around 35 blankets. We love your generosity, 4th grade! #PCKproud

Connecting With Character

This month we are focusing on the character trait of respect: treating others with honor and dignity. When showing respect, I will...

Watch next week's Thursday Folder for the table tent with discussion questions for your family.

We Love Our Volunteers

A huge thank you goes out to our top three volunteers for the second trimester:

We truly appreciate all of the time, effort, and energy you've dedicated to the school. Please stop by the front desk for a gift of appreciation.

Our Chromebook Fund Is Growing Thanks To The Winter Mart

Thank you to our PTA for organizing the Winter Mart, and to everyone who shopped. The PTA is donating $1,013.71 in proceeds from the Winter Mart to PCK's Chromebook fund.

We Have Many Reasons To Be PCKproud 

As part of our charter renewal process, Mr. Thompson made this video to highlight just a few of the things that make PCK unique. It was presented to the Douglas County School Board before winter break. We think you'll love seeing some of the amazing things happening at PCK!

Everyone Is Welcome At The PTA

Don't miss the next PTA meeting on Wednesday, January 12 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held over Zoom using the following link:  


Meeting ID: 812 3307 0221

Passcode: 80138

Stand Up For Safety

Thank you to Craig Neuman for being our Safety Dad this week. Our students love seeing dads here 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.

Thank You

Thank you to the Pettinato family for donating a box of hand sanitizer to the school. We sure do use a lot of it around here, so we really appreciate this donation. Thank you!