PCK Weekly News
November 4th, 2022
Message from the Vice-Director
Dear PCK Community,
Anyone else trying to figure out how it is already November? I am in a bit of disbelief that the first quarter of our school year is in the books. We have elementary trimesters wrapping up and our students are in full swing now. I am always mesmerized by the wonderful things our teachers and students are able to accomplish in these short time periods. Watching the progress of reading and writing in every grade, the mathematical skills that students are able to express, and the true transformation of character that I can see in our school, all prove that we have so much to be #PCKProud about.
I wanted to thank everyone who made the Halloween festivities last week such a fantastic event. Every aspect of our Halloween day went off so well, and it was thanks to everyone in our PCK community that volunteered their time to make that happen. This year’s Trunk-or-Treat cars were so creative and well done, and I know the kids had a blast seeing all of the creativity come to life. The Halloween parades were so much fun, and the younger kids got such a kick out of seeing the older students and their Character Service Buddies in attendance. And finally, thank you to all of those parents who volunteered their time to help with classroom parties. As I walked around to all of the classrooms, it was incredible to see the costumes and excitement on all of our students’ faces.
Next, I want to address some of the issues with carpool. Recently I have become aware of a number of issues that are happening during the afternoon carpool. The first thing that I want to remind all of our parents about is that we have the same mission; to pick up our children in a timely and safe manner. With that being said, we all need to make sure that we are following the guidelines set up at the beginning of the year for carpool. Below, you will find the carpool schedule. Please make sure that you are not arriving before your designated time slot.
Scheduled Pick Up Time & Loop
Where to Arrive
Scheduled Pick Up Time: 3:10 North Loop
Arrival Time: 3:05 pmWhere to Arrive: Outside Edge of Centerpark Loop.
Scheduled Pick Up Time: 3:10 South Loop
Arrival Time: 3:10pmWhere to Arrive: Pine Drive (Do not stack up in the turn lane on Pine Drive)
Scheduled Pick Up Time: 3:20 North Loop
Arrival Time: 3:15pmWhere to Arrive: Outside edge of Centerpark Loop (behind 3:10 cars). Please do not impede the progress of 3:10 cars.
Scheduled Pick Up Time: 3:20 South Loop
Arrival Time: 3:20 pm
Where to Arrive: Pine Drive (behind 3:10 cars). Please do not impede the progress of 3:10 cars.
Scheduled Pick Up Time: 3:30 South Loop
Arrival Time: 3:30 pm
Where to Arrive: Pine Drive (behind 3:20 cars)
One of the biggest problems we are having is that parents are arriving early and the carpool waves are being mixed together. Please know that if you arrive early, your students will not be outside waiting for you. We dismiss students out to carpool based on the designated times for pick up and those who arrive early cause delays when we have to call for your student. I am very aware that carpool is experiencing some struggles this year, but I want to work to make it better. Please make sure that you are doing your part by following the set guidelines. We will continue to evaluate this process and make changes as necessary.
Lastly, Election Day is almost upon us. I want to urge everyone to read up on all of the issues on the Douglas County ballot, but especially the 5A Mill Levy Override and the 5B Bond. Both of these ballot measures will have an impact on all schools in Douglas County. Please look at both of these measures and decide as a family how this will impact you. It is our civic duty as American citizens to get out and vote.
Stay warm and safe!
-- Mr. Thompson
8th Grade Takes a Trip to Cave of the Winds
Halloween 2022 at PCK
Darla, a fully trained Therapeutic Support Dog, and her handler Greg Anderson, will be visiting PCK from time to time, to bring smiles and stress relief for students and staff.
Message From the Health Room
Please be advised that students are not permitted to self-carry medication, including cough drops. If you feel that your child needs medication during the school day, please contact Shera Mace, our Health Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Message From the PTA
Trunk or Treat Winners:
The top three trunks were chosen by PCK staff and will receive the following prizes:
1st Place – Monster’s Inc. – Mrs. Puckett’s 6th grade class gets to choose a free dress day
2nd Place – Willy Wonka received a $20 Gift Card to Chick-Fil-a
3rd Place – Avalanche received a $10 Gift Card to Starbucks
Congrats to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!!!
Parents’ Night Out:
Code Ninja’s, November 19th, 4:30pm-6:30pm (2nd-8th grade)
Next PTA Meeting:
Wednesday, November 9th from 6pm-7pm in the Middle School Commons
All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend PTA meetings! Help us build an active community to support our school, teachers, and students alike. You'll get one hour of volunteer time just for attending!
December Craft Fair – Crafters Needed!
In lieu of the Winter Mart this year, we are going to hold a craft fair, if you are a crafter or know someone that does booths at events around town, please get in touch with the PTA. The event will be held the weekend of 12/9-11, open to all families to shop for the holidays! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the PTA events coming in spring! Email the PTA at email@example.com if you are interested in a booth!
Save the Dates!
November 18th - All School Dress Down - Pay $1- to benefit 8th Grade Graduation
PCK PTA Fall Butter Braid Sale is underway! You can register your student at the link below. Once you verify your email, you will gain access to your Seller website. Please remember that all pastries will be delivered to school for pickup. Each Seller will deliver pastries to their customers. Pastries must remain frozen so clear your freezer space!
Seller Registration | My Fundraising Place
Sale will close on Thursday, 11/10 at midnight. All orders will be delivered to school on Thursday, 11/17 at Afternoon Carpool. For large orders, please pick up at 2:45, outside the main entrance. All other orders will be delivered to your student's classroom. The school cannot store frozen pastries so please make arrangements for someone else to pick up, should you not be available on Thursday afternoon.
Thank you for your support!
Student Artwork Makes A Great Gift
Grandparents love receiving gifts of art, and Square 1 Art makes it easy to turn your student's creation into a useable keepsake. Check your Thursday Folder for the catalog of available items. PCK gets a portion of each sale, so everyone wins! Orders may be placed until November 16th. Contact Mrs. Yanzito with any questions.
DCSD Open Enrollment
The DCSD open enrollment window opens November 1 and closes December 1 at 4:00 p.m., per contract follow DCSD enrollment timelines. Any students who wish to attend the neighborhood middle school for their 7th grade year must file an intent to return form, by January 5th; this is applicable also for parents of 6th grade students whose attendance area is within the Cimarron Middle School, Rocky Heights Middle School and Sagewood Middle School boundaries.
Milk Caps for Moola
PCK is a proud partner with Longmont Dairy’s Milk Caps for Moolah program. Please collect those milk caps, deposit them in our Milk Caps box by the front office at the school. For every cap turned in, we receive 5 cents. Just like boxtops, those milk caps add up quickly! If you have any questions, please contact PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Safety Dad's John Natoli and Richard Downing for their service this week!
Many thanks to the Rawson and Downing families for the donuts you brought! Thank you, also, to Moms in Prayer for the coffee creamer and cookies. We appreciate you all very much!