PCA Weekly News

Week of January 25th - 31st

A Peek at the Week

MAP Tests

We had such an exciting and productive week at school. Our kindergarten and first grade students completed their winter MAP tests. Thank you for sending your children to school well rested and prepared. Next week, our second - fifth grade students will be taking the winter MAP tests. We give students MAP tests to help us determine their instructional level as well as measure academic growth throughout the school year. MAP measures the areas of reading and mathematics.
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Adler Planetarium Field Trip

On Monday, our kindergarten and first grade students went on a field trip to the Adler Planetarium! Kindergarten and first grade students have been learning about the solar system. The field trip to the planetarium was a wonderful way to culminate their lesson on space exploration.

Assumption Church Field Trip

On Thursday, our 2nd - 5th grade students had an amazing opportunity to go on a pilgrimage to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen. Students viewed the icon of St. John the Baptist which has been streaming myrrh since July. Father Sotiri, Assumption's priest, answered all of our questions as well as anointed all students. Father Sotiri gave all students myrrh to take home to their families as well as an icon of St. John the Baptist. This will be something our students will always remember and treasure. Following our church visit, students had a delicious lunch at Greek Islands Restaurant.
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Greek Letters Programs

On Saturday, January 23rd our students performed a skit and poems at St. Andrews church in honor of the Greek Letters. We are so proud of our students for their amazing performance and for representing our school. Congratulations to our students and their Greek teachers. On Sunday, January 31st, our students will perform the same program following Liturgy at our beloved church. Be sure to join us!
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Reasons Why We Love PCA

A Look Ahead

Monday, February 1st

  • Agiasmos at 9:00am
  • MAP testing (2-5 grades)
  • 100 Days of School Celebration
  • Hot Lunch: Greek chicken
  • Greek Dance - after school (send a snack)

Tuesday, February 2nd

  • Church Day
  • MAP Testing (2-5 grades)
  • Please return communion forms
  • Destination Imagination -after school (send snack)

Wednesday, February 3rd

  • MAP Testing (2-5 grades)

Thursday, February 4th

  • MAP Testing (2-5 grades)
  • Lego club - after school (2-5 grades)

Friday, February 5th

  • MAP Testing (2-5 grades)
  • Sports Club - after school (2-5 grades)

Tuesday, February 9th - Field Trip

  • Field Museum
  • 1st - 5th grades
  • Please be sure to submit all permission slips and fees
  • Chaperones are to be at school by 8:45am
  • Bus leaves at 9:00am and will return by 2:00pm
  • Everyone needs a labeled, disposable lunch and water bottle
  • Students should wear their uniforms and Fun Run shirts
  • Students will be given a snack on the way to the museum

Friday, February 12th - Valentine's Day Parties

  • Casual Day
  • Preschool party @ 10:30 - 11:30am
  • All other classes @ 1:45-2:45pm
  • Students may bring Valentines for each other

Wednesday, February 17th - Vision and Hearing Screenings

  • Please be sure to return all permission forms and fees
  • Hearing Screenings: preschool, pre-k, 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades
  • Vision Screenings: preschool, pre-k, 2nd grades

Friday, February 19th - Six Flags Read to Succeed Forms Due

  • All students in kindergarten - 5th grade have an opportunity to receive a free ticket to Great America
  • Be sure to read for 6 hours to earn your ticket

Friday, March 4th - Institue Day

  • No School
  • County Wide Institute Day

Friday, March 11th - Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Early Dismissal @ 12:00pm
  • No lunch
  • Conferences from 1:00-8:00pm
  • A Google spreadsheet will be sent via email for conferences

Friday, March 18th - Institute Day

  • No School

Save The Date

PCA Masquerade Gala - Saturday, February 20th

The Gala is fast approaching. Be sure to purchase your tickets before February 10th to receive a discount. We would love to see all of our PCA parents in attendance. The Gala is a wonderful event that raises funds to purchase all the necessary things our school needs. With the help of last year's Gala proceeds, we were able to purchase a brand new ELA curriculum and made it possible for all students in 1st - 5th grades to have their very own chrome books.

We rely on your support for a successful Gala.

For further information, to donate items for our auction, or to RSVP, please contact Koula Fournier at koulafournier@gmail.com.

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