PCK Weekly News
April 7, 2022
Get Your Music Man Tickets Today
Board Letters of Intent Due Tuesday
If you are planning to run for the PCK Board, your letter of intent, a brief biography, and a photo of yourself must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Tuesday, 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.
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. Visit the Board page on our website to see the minutes from past meetings, review the board bylaws, and learn more about this important role in our school.
Our students love having milk at lunch, but it must be ordered in advance through Wholesome Food Services. We no longer have it available for students to sign out when they get thirsty. You can access Wholesome Food Services here, or by using the button on the bottom of each page of our website.
Come Check The Lost And Found
Earlier this week, all lost and found items with names on them were returned to students. The photo shows what is left. Please stop by the school to see if any of the items belong to your family. There are lots of coats, sweatshirts, and water bottles, as well as many other items. You can help us return things to your students by making sure everything they bring to school is labeled with their first and last names. Labeling items with initials does not help us get them back to your students. Thanks for your help!
Don't Miss Next Week's PTA Meeting
Teacher Appreciation Week is in early May, so all of the planning for this exciting event will happen at next week’s meeting on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30pm in room 126. We need volunteers to take a lead and help with daily activities to make the week-long event a success.
Take A Night Off From Cooking
If your daughter loves our Spirit Team (and who doesn't?) you can learn more about it at a parent/daughter meeting on Wednesday, April 20th from 4:00 - 4:30pm in Coach Gillen's classroom, room 148. Tryout information, fees, expectations, and other details will be covered in the meeting. Students currently in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade may try out. The tryouts are May 9th, 11th, and 13th from 3:30 - 4:30pm. The 13th is a teacher work day and students do not have class, but tryouts will still be held at 3:30pm that day.
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Connecting With Character
This month we are focusing on the character trait of initiative - recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it. When demonstrating initiative, I will...
Do what is right before I am told.
Not put off until later what I can do now.
Do my part for the team.
Be a part of the solution rather than the problem.
Look for ways to help others.
Congratulations to the following students for being recognized for their outstanding character at last week's assembly:
Aaryani K. - Respect, self-control
Ana O. - Respect, positivity
Anvi T. - Respect, ready to participate, creativity
Asher L. - Respect, flexibility, growth mindset
Ashlyn R. - Compassion, attentiveness
Cece B. - Respect, flexibility, perseverance
Charlie W. - Helpfulness
Charlotte S. - 3 Rs, positive attitude
Chloe S. - 3 Rs
Coen K. - Responsibility, ready to participate, determination
Elise F. - Attentiveness, diligence
Karen V. - 3 Rs, compassion
Keagan R. - Responsibility, dependability, perseverance
Kyron W. - 3 Rs, obedience
Luke S. - Respect, flexibility, generosity
Miles A. - Creativity, diligence
Peyton L. - Respect, responsibility, compassion, perseverance
Ridhaan J. - Patience, self-control
Sofia M. - Respect, kindness, perseverance
Sydney D. - Ready to participate, courage, generosity
Victoria S. - Dependability, responsibility
Well done, character leaders! We are #PCKproud of you!
A Summer of Adventure Awaits At PCK
Our Core Care Club has a summer of fun planned with six day camp themes! Whether your child loves the beach, Legos, or pirates, there is something for everyone at our summer camps. See the schedule of activities and get registration information here. Camps fill up quickly so register today.
Photos Needed For Our Yearbook
News From The COVID Tracker
Stand Up For Safety
Thank you to Andrew Roraff, Brian Rowan, and Travis Scurlock 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!
Recognizing Our Exceptional Staff
Last Saturday's Apple Awards dinner at Vehicle Vault honored teachers and staff members throughout Douglas County who go above and beyond in making a difference for our schools and students. PCK's nominees were middle school math and science teacher Stephanie Harper, and staff support specialist Dawn Coyle. These two outstanding staff members are tireless in their pursuit of excellence at PCK, and are very deserving of this honor. Stephanie and Dawn, you make us #PCKproud!
Thank you to Kelly Anderson for making her famous cookies for our staff last week. As soon as word goes out that "Kelly Anderson's cookies" are in the building, there is a rush to the staff lounge because everyone loves them. Thank you for spoiling us so well!