PCA Weekly News

Week of December 7th - 11th

A Peek at the Week...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Everywhere you look, you will find festive decorations throughout the school. Teachers have decorated their classroom doors and walls, the office is decorated, the hallways are decorated, and soon the gym will be full of Christmas decorations. The Christmas season is upon us, and teachers are busy preparing for our upcoming Christmas Program. I hear children signing throughout the day which puts everyone in festive mood. Only 5 school days remain before Christmas break, and we will be sure to fill each day with engaging and meaningful activities.

Greek Classes

Our preschool and pre-kindergarten students attend Greek class for one hour, three times a week. Our kindergarten - 5th grade students attend Greek class for one hour, four days a week. It is amazing to see how much they learn from the preschool level all the way to the 5th grade level. Our Greek teachers make learning fun with interactive activities and games. We are thrilled that our students may be eligible to receive high school foreign language credit from attending PCA.

Preschool

Our preschool students usually eat lunch in their classroom. This past Monday, our preschool students had hot lunch with the entire school. This was a joyous moment! All students were so excited to be with the entire student body and eat lunch together. Since they did such a great job, our preschool students will begin eating lunch with the entire school, in the gym, following Christmas break.

First Grade Pizza Party

Our first grade students won a pizza party for raising the most money at this year's Fun Run. They had their pizza party this past Tuesday. We are so proud of all their support and dedication.
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Pre-Kindergarten

Our pre-kindergaten students gathered together to create gingerbread Christmas trees. All 31 students participated in this delicious activity. Our pre-kindergarten teachers certainly know how to make learning fun!

Letters to Santa

Mrs. Helen's pre-kindergarten class made a special mailbox just for letters to Santa. If you have letters to be mailed to Santa, feel free to drop them off. The mailbox is located in the school office.
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Looking Ahead...

Monday, December 14th - Pajama Day

  • Pajama Day
  • Students may come to school dressed in their pajamas
  • Hot Lunch -Macaronia
  • Greek Dance - After School (send a snack)
  • PPO Meeting at 6:45pm

Tuesday, December 15th

  • Destination Imagination - After School (send a snack)

Wednesday, December 16th - Scholastic Book Fair Opens

  • Scholastic Book Fair will be open for business
  • Hours: 8:15-8:55am & afterschool
  • All proceeds will help enhance our classroom libraries

Thursday, December 17th

  • Church Day - St. Dionysios
  • Lego Club - After School (send a snack)
  • Scholastic Book Fair - 8:15am - 8;55am and afterschool

Friday, December 18th - Christmas Celebration

  • Christmas Celebration from 9:30am until 11:30am
  • Our PPO will provide breakfast with Santa, followed by a craft, and a Christmas story read by Father Andrew
  • Parents are welcome to have breakfast with their children
  • Please contact your room mom or our PPO at pythagoras.parents.organization.com to volunteer
  • At 11:30am, students will be escorted to their classrooms to play games with room parents who have signed up to host the classroom party.
  • At 12:00pm PPO will provide a pizza lunch
  • Students do NOT need a lunch or a snack on this day - only a water bottle
  • Students may wear nice clothing for the Christmas Program that will take place at 1:30pm

Friday, December 18th - Christmas Program

  • Our Christmas Program will begin promptly at 1:30pm
  • Students are to remain with their class for the entire program
  • If you need to leave early, you must make arrangements with your child's teacher
  • The program should end at approximately 3:00pm
  • Dismissal will take place in the classrooms
  • Dismissal will take place 2 classes at a time to avoid congestion up in the hallways
  • All siblings will be dismissed together in the eldest siblings classroom
  • When your child's classroom is announced for dismissal, you may proceed upstairs and sign out your children
  • We ask that you respect our policies in order for a smooth and safe dismissal
  • Scholastic Book Fair hours: 8:30am - 8:55am and immediately following the program
  • No Sports Club

Christmas Vacation

  • December 21st - January 1st
  • Classes Resume: Monday, January 4th

Save the Date

PCA New Year's Bash - Friday, January 8th

  • Hosted by our PPO
  • 5:30-9:30pm
  • Music provided by: Sounds of Greece
  • $5.00 admission per family (includes party favors)
  • Pizza, nachos, popcorn, candy, and drinks will be for sale

Open House - Friday, January 22nd

  • 5:30-7:30pm
  • New and Prospective families are welcome
  • Come and see all the great things going on at PCA
  • See student work, check out our updated curriculum, and meet our teachers
  • Visit the Annual PCA Art Show
  • Visit your child's classroom for the upcoming school year

3rd Annual Gala - Saturday, February 20th

  • Join us for an adults only evening with cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction
  • The Empress Banquets
  • Masquerade Ball
  • For further information or to volunteer, please contact Koula Fournier at koulafournier@gmail.com