PCK Weekly News
March 3, 2022

PCKproud Day Tomorrow 

Tomorrow is the first Friday of the month, so it is a PCKproud Day. Students may wear any PCK shirt, including spirit wear, with blue jeans or uniform bottoms. No other bottoms are allowed, including leggings. We can't wait to see everyone's school spirit tomorrow!

Dress Down For Graduation 

Next Thursday, March 10, all PCK students may dress down in exchange for a donation of $1 or more. All money raised will go towards our 8th grade graduation activities. Thanks for supporting our grads!

Gala Tickets Are On Sale Now

The PCK Gala & Auction is Saturday, April 23 at 6 PM at the Colorado Golf Club.  VIP Tables are $750 and include 8 tickets with your choice of plated entrée: filet, salmon, or eggplant parmesan (vegetarian), two bottles of wine served at your table, welcome drink, drink ticket, salad, and dessert. Individual tickets are $75 and include your choice of plated entrée, welcome drink, drink ticket, salad, and dessert.  Add on a ticket for the Wine Toss for $20. Try your luck at our wine toss game. Toss to win. Guaranteed to win a bottle of wine valued at $15-$100. Get a ticket for the Jackpot Card Game for $20. Try your luck at our interactive card game to win a $500 cash prize. Donate $25, $50, or $75 towards aa Teacher Ticket to give our PCK teachers a well-deserved night out at the Gala. Buy tickets at PCKGala.com.

Get your tickets for a night to remember! The Gala is your chance to dress up and enjoy an adults-only night out at the Colorado Golf Club with delicious food, drinks, entertainment, and your friends from PCK. Tickets include a plated entree, welcome drink, drink ticket, salad, and dessert. You can also purchase a table of eight tickets, which includes two bottles of wine for the table. Get more information here, or go to PCKGala.com.  The Gala is April 23 at 6:00pm.

Basket Volunteers
Volunteers are still needed to assemble grade level gift baskets for our auction. Students will bring in items that the volunteer uses to assemble the basket. Volunteers can put their baskets together at any time convenient for them. The basket that gets the highest bid wins a Kona Ice party for the whole grade. If you are interested in helping, please click here for the the Sign Up Genius. Parents can work together to add to the fun!

Do You Own A Business?
We are still looking for donations from the PCK family for our silent auction. If you run a small business, a donation of your product or service would let the PCK community know about your company. The silent auction is online for all PCK families to see and bid on. Monetary donations are also accepted and are greatly appreciated. Please contact Laura Erhuy with questions or to arrange a pick up of your donation. 

Sponsor Spotlight
This week we would like to thank the Dudnick family with A1 Garage Doors for their $1,000 sponsorship! Christian and Shannon have two children at PCK; Caitlin is in 3rd grade and Morgan is in 8th. The Dudnick family has generously sponsored the Spring Gala and Auction for three years. A1 Garage Doors provides garage door installation and repairs, as well as garage door openers, and 24/7 emergency service to the entire Denver Metro area. They also offer a special discount to teachers, military members and veterans, as well as police and fire departments. Give them a call for a free quote! 

Time Is Running Out

There are only 53 school days left this year! If you have not yet completed your 20-hour volunteer commitment, it is not too late. There are still opportunities to have fun while helping the school. Go to thefoundation@ckcs.net, pckpta@ckcs.net, or the Volunteer page on our website to see where you can help. If you have not yet logged the time you've already spent volunteering, please be sure to record your hours.

PTA News

Next PTA Meeting

Good news - the PTA will meet in person this month and everyone is invited to join us! Our next meeting is on March 9th at 6:30pm in room 126 in PCK's K-4 building.  Please enter through the front doors and you can’t miss us. We hope to see you there!

2022-23 Board Members Needed

It is almost time to elect a new board for the PTA. Please reach out if you are interested in a board position for the next term. Details regarding timing will be discussed at upcoming PTA meetings over the next couple of months. The positions of president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary will be open. ​Joining the PCK PTA is a great way to get more involved at school and give back to our amazing PCK community. The PTA meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Check out a meeting! Please reach out to pckpta@ckcs.net if you have any questions or would like more information.​

CMAS Snacks Needed

CMAS testing is coming up right after spring break. In order to make sure our students are fueled throughout the day, we're asking parents to bring in testing snacks. Please sign up here.

We Need Your Photos

Our yearbook needs photos from Valentine's Day, 7th grade candids, and club candids. If you have any photos to share, please upload them to our TreeRing site. Uploading is easy!

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.

Thank you for sharing your photos!

News From The COVID Tracker

Our number of positive COVID cases for the past week is zero. However, last week we had two cases reported after our newsletter article was written. Thanks for your help by keeping students home while waiting for test results or when they have any symptoms.

Connecting With Character

Find out more about what your student is learning in Character Coaching using the Home Links below. Grade levels without a Home Link this week have their lesson topic listed so you can ask your student what he/she learned in class.

Kindergarten - We feel feelings in our bodies

First grade - Strong feelings - no Home Link

Second grade - Introducing emotion management

Third grade - Managing hurt feelings - no Home Link

Fourth grade - Managing anxiety

Stand Up For Safety

Thank you to Brandon Guire for being this week's Safety Dad! 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!

Thank You

Thank you to the Pettinato family for bringing our staff donuts last Friday. They were a delicious way to end the week!