PCA Weekly News

Week of February 8th - 12th

A Peek at the Week

Field Trip to the Field Museum

We had another exciting week at PCA! Our 1st - 5th grade students went on a field trip to the Field Museum. The had the opportunity to visit The Greeks exhibit. We had our very own tour guide who explained in detail all of the artifacts and images on display. This was a very educational trip and something everyone must see before it's gone. Students also had the chance to explore the museum especially the mummies and the dinosaurs. This was a trip that they will always remember.
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St. Haralambos Feast Day

Valentine's Day

Students had such a great time at their Valentine's Day Parties. Our PPO and parents joined together to make memorable classroom parties. Our PPO baked delicious cookies and provided a cute craft for all children. Room parents came up with fun games, music, and stories to entertain all children.
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Important Reminders

2016-2017 Enrollment Applications

As of Wednesday, February 17th, we will be accepting enrollment applications for current PCA students and their siblings. Your Enrollment Application for the 2016-2017 school year will be sent home, in folders, tomorrow. You will have approximately 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 school year are paid in full.

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

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

PCA Masqueade Gala

Our Gala is only 5 days away. We are so excited about the auction pieces your children have created. All grade levels have created a masterpiece that you will be able to bid on during the Silent Auction. I was able to get a sneak peak this week and they are AWESOME! Don't miss this opportunity. We are also excited to announce that our LIVE AUCTION will feature an autographed PATRICK KANE Blackhawks jersey!

Be sure to join us on Saturday, February 20th at the Empress Banquets for our 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball. We would love to see all of our PCA families in attendance. We have an elegant and exciting evening planned.

It is not to late to RSVP. You may send it in your child's folder, drop off in the Church office, or purchase tickets through our website at:


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A Look Ahead

Monday, February 15th

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

Tuesday, February 16th

  • Destination Imagination - after school (send a snack)

Wednesday, February 17th

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

Thursday, February 18th

  • Lego Club - after school (send a snack)

Friday, February 19th

  • Six Flags Read to Succeed Forms Due (k-5th grades only)
  • Sports Club - after school (send a snack)

Saturday, February 20th

  • PCA Gala
  • Empress Banquets

Friday, March 4th

  • Institute Day - No School

Friday, March 11th

  • Early Dismissal at 12pm
  • No lunch - snack only
  • Report Cards
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 1pm-8pm
  • Sign-up for conferences on the Google spreadsheet
  • I have included the link below
  • If you are having a difficult time accessing the spreadsheet, please let me know
  • If you cannot attend conferences, please inform your child's teacher


Thursday, March 17th

  • Early Dismissal at 12pm
  • No lunch - snack only
  • Greek Independence Day Program at 6pm
  • Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, March 18th

  • No School - Institute Day

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