PCK Weekly News
March 24, 2022
See You Tonight At Santortas
We have a Spirit Day at Santortas all day today! Visit this PCK family owned restaurant any time before 9:00pm and mention PCK when you order so the school gets a portion of the proceeds. Santortas serves delicious Mexican sandwiches, quesadillas, burritos, and more. They are located on the southeast corner of Parker Road and Lincoln Avenue, near Dunkin Donuts.
Get Your Music Man Tickets Today
The Music Man is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. (MTI.) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www. MTIShows.com
CMAS Testing Is Here
Our state mandated testing, CMAS, runs Tuesday - Thursday mornings for the next two weeks for grades 3 and 4, the week of April 5 for 5th grade, and the week of April 12 for grades 6 - 8 (7th and 8th grades test all day). Additionally, grades 5 and 8 test in the afternoons on April 19 - 21. You can see the full schedule here. Please refrain from scheduling appointments or pulling students from school during testing days, unless your student is ill. Thanks for your help!
PCK Is Hiring
We have several positions open for the 2022-23 school year, including our newest posting for a library media specialist. Please visit the Careers page on our website and click on the Frontline link at the bottom of the page to see if you qualify for any of our open jobs, and encourage friends and family to apply as well. Not only is PCK a fantastic place to work, but it is also nice to have the same schedule as your children and to make a daily contribution to the PCK community. We hope you will consider joining our team or recommending us to your friends!
Calling All Candidates
PCK is governed by our board of directors. This is a policy making body that does not make administrative decisions. Seven parents sit on the board, and they are voted on by the PCK community to serve three-year terms. When a term ends, board members are eligible to run for a second term. Please see the Board page on our website for information, including the board bylaws.
If you would like to run for the PCK Board, please submit a letter of intent, a brief biography, and a photo of yourself to email@example.com by April 12. Elections are April 19. At this time, the board particularly needs members with legal and financial backgrounds, but all interested parents are encouraged to run.
Girls Who Code Have A Blast
The PCK Girls Who Code Club has spent the last eight weeks learning about input, output, conditionals, loops, variables, and more while coding games on Scratch.mit.edu. The girls read the book Girls Who Code: The Friendship Code by Stacia Deutsch. It's an entertaining story about Lucy, a 6th grade girl, who receives cryptic coded messages and must figure out what they mean with the help of her friends. Throughout their adventure they are introduced to basic computer science concepts. Girls Who Code also had the opportunity to practice programming skills while using Dash Robots and iPads generously granted to the Tech Department by the Foundation at PCK.
Do You Know About Homework Club?
It is not too late to join Homework Club! As part of our Core Care Club, this program offers a structured and quiet environment for students to complete their homework.
Tickets Are Going Fast - Don't Miss Out
The PCK Spring Gala and Auction is one month away! Dress to impress on April 23 at the Colorado Golf Club for a seated dinner, live auction, and fun. There are only 20 tickets left so get yours before they sell out. Go to PCKGala.com for ticketing information.
Thank you for your sponsorship, Thompson family and Great Vision Eye Care!
Check Out Our New Uniforms
The PCK Athletic Department was able to purchase new boys' soccer and coed cross country uniforms for the upcoming fall seasons! Thank you to the Foundation for helping purchase these items for the student-athletes.
Calling All Book Lovers
PCK is looking for volunteers to help with our guided reading books. If you are interested in completing your 20 hours of volunteer time in a way that will directly benefit teachers and students, this opportunity is for you! We are hoping to find a group of parents that are willing to read leveled texts, input required information, and help create labels for each book. Teachers will then be able to more efficiently find a text that directly matches a student's reading need. This gives valuable time back to our educators so they can spend more energy reading with our students. There will be a brief 30 minute training session tomorrow, Friday, March 25 at 10:00am. Please email Jennifer White to let her know if you can attend. If you are interested, but unable to attend the training, you may set up an individual time. Thank you!
Bullying vs Normal Peer Conflict
At our next Parent Education Series session, you will learn how we identify bullying at PCK, how we teach kids to handle it, and what you can do to help. We will also talk about normal peer conflict and how it is different from bullying, and how parents can support their children through the ups and downs of friendship. Join us at the school at 6:30pm next Tuesday, March 29. This session is led by PCK's Character Coach, Dianne Daniels. Please RSVP here. Parent Education Series sessions are for adults only, and childcare is not provided.
New Uniform Supplier
School Tool Box Time Is Back
Great News From The COVID Tracker
Stand Up For Safety
Thank you to Will Freyschlag, Matthew Larson, and Nathan Gandolph for being this week's Safety Dads! Our students love seeing their dads at school, especially at lunch and recess, so check out the Sign Up Genius and claim your spot today. Many dads sign up for multiple shifts because they enjoying getting a first-hand look at the great things happening at PCK. If you would like to stay for the full day, feel free to sign up for both the morning and afternoon shifts. We would love to have you here!
Greetings From The State Capitol
This week our fourth graders enjoyed a field trip to the Colorado State Capitol. They had a great time touring the building, hearing about its history, and learning about our state legislature.