PCK Weekly News
December 2, 2021
PCKproud Day Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the first Friday of the month, and that means it is a PCKproud Day! Students may wear any PCK shirt along with blue jeans or uniform bottoms (no other bottoms, including leggings, are allowed). Let's see your PCK spirit!
Nominate A Special Staff Member
The Apple Awards are back and we have many outstanding teachers and staff members deserving of nominations. Sponsored by the Foundation for Douglas County Schools, the Apple Awards honor exceptional educators and staff who are inspiring a love of learning in students and are trailblazing extraordinary innovation in our schools. If there is a special member of the PCK staff who has made a difference to your student, please click here to access the Apple Awards nomination page, then select Parker Core Knowledge under the list of charter schools. Both video and written nominations are accepted, and are due December 12.
Mini Cougar Camp Postponed
Thank You From NJHS
Thursday, November 18, marked the end of the annual PCK Holiday Food Drive. Students in grades K-8 helped the National Junior Honor Society collect a generous haul of Thanksgiving-related food items to donate to the Parker Task Force. These items helped families in need have a full Thanksgiving meal.
Escape With Gothic Literature
Make The Season Bright For Kids In Need
PCK’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society and Student Council are helping ring in the holiday season this year with Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is a program run annually by the US Marine Corps to help “bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope” to America’s less fortunate children.
This week in Character Coaching, students in kindergarten, first grade, and fourth grade are getting a sneak peek at December's character trait of honesty. Second grade is working on impulse control strategies. Third grade is learning how to manage strong feelings. You can help them practice at home using the Home Link for third grade.
From The Foundation at PCK
Our Annual Giving campaign is off and running, and so far 15 donations have come in, raising $3,060! This year, the Foundation's main goal is to fund our playground project. The playground is 20 years old and needs some serious TLC. All funds raised through the annual giving campaign will go towards the new and improved playground.
Chess Club On Hold
At this time, the January session of chess club through Chess Wizards is on hold. If you have already registered, please contact Chess Wizards for a refund. We apologize for this inconvenience, and will let you know when we can get it rescheduled.
Fun With The PTA
In order to help our amazing PCK staff celebrate the holidays, the PTA is inviting families to donate holiday cookies! The staff will celebrate with a Cookie Extravaganza on December 14. Click here to get the details and sign up. We particularly need sugar free, gluten free, and vegan cookies. Thanks for making the season merry and bright for our staff!
First Grade Loves Kona Ice
Ms. Donovan’s First Grade class enjoyed their Kona Ice Party this week. Their classroom came in first place for Butter Braid Sales. Congratulations!
Helping Kids Overcome Anxiety
Stand Up For Safety
Thank you to Andrew Campbell for being our Safety Dad this week. Our students love seeing dads here to keep our perimeter secure, help with lunch and recess, and assist with other activities as needed. Click here to learn more about being a Safety Dad or to sign up.
Thank you to the Mockus and Shimensky families for donating masks and plastic ware to the school. We truly appreciate you seeing a need and meeting it. Thank you for your generosity!