PCA Weekly News

Week of February 1st - 5th

A Peek at the Week


At the beginning of every month, we all join together for a Agiasmos Service. In the chapel, Father Andrew blesses us with Holy Water as students recite hymns.

MAP Tests

All kindergarten through 5th grade students have now completed their winter MAP tests. Thank you for sending your children to school well rested and prepared. 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. Your child's teacher will explain test scores at parent - teacher conferences on March 11th.

100 Days of School

All week long, we celebrated our 100 Days of School! The week was jam packed with fun, hands-on activities that focus on the number 100! On Monday, we began with a cake celebrating 'ekato' which means 100 in Greek. Our 5th grade students had the honor of blowing out the candles. The festivities continued with decorating hats, making posters, creating capes, making trail mix with 100 items, making t-shirts, taking 100 steps, doing 100 exercises, stacking 100 cups, writing numbers to 100 in Greek, and so much more! We ended the week with 100 balloons during recess!
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2016-2017 Enrollment Applications

It's that time of year! As of Tuesday, February 16th, we will be accepting enrollment applications for current PCA students and their siblings. You have 2 weeks, until February 29th, to take advantage of priority enrollment. As of March 1st, we will open enrollment to all prospective students. Be sure to take advantage of your priority enrollment period.

In order for your application to be considered complete, and to be eligible for an Early Bird Discount you must complete and submit the following by March 25th.

1. Complete and submit the application form

2. Submit your application fee (checks payable to St. Demetrios)

3. Tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 are paid in full

4. 2016 Stewardship Commitment ( paid in full or ACH monthly commitment)

Enrollment Applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be sent home in folders next week. If you have any questions. Please do not hesitate to ask.

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Friday, March 11th from 1:00pm - 8:00pm. A Google Spreadsheet was sent via email. For your convenience, I have added the link below. If you are having a difficult time accessing the spreadsheet, please let me know. If you cannot attend parent-teacher conferences, please be sure to notify your child's teacher.


Reasons Why We Love PCA

A Look Ahead

Monday, February 8th

  • Hot Lunch: Gyro
  • Greek Dance - after school (send a snack)

Tuesday, February 9th

  • Field Trip - Field Museum
  • 1st - 5th grades
  • Destination Imagination -after school (send snack)

Wednesday, February 10th

  • Church Day: St. Haralambos
  • Please be sure to return communion forms

Thursday, February 11th

  • Lego club - after school (Please send a snack)

Friday, February 12th

  • Valentine's Day Parties
  • Sports Club - after school (send a snack)

Important Reminders

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

Monday, February 15th

  • No School - President's Day
  • PPO Meeting 6:00pm

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 was sent via email for conferences

Friday, March 18th - Institute Day

  • No School


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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