PCTA Parent Teacher Organization

Newsletter April/May 2021

PTO welcome message

Spring 2021 at PCTA

In the year since covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, a lot has changed. Each change has been difficult. Students, families, and teachers have faced challenge after challenge and it has been exhausting.

And yet, every day at PCTA we get to see great learning, community building, and people doing their best. This newsletter is a place to get information about our successes this year and what the staff, district, and community partners are continuing to do to help everyone in our community continue to face challenges and do their best. We hope you find this information encouraging and useful as we quickly approach the end of the year.

Stay safe and stay strong,


Ending the Year Strong - Support for Learners

PCTA is dedicated to helping our students succeed especially during this challenging time. There are a variety of programs to provide extra support outside of classes.

DownCityDesign hosts homework help every week on Mondays via zoom. Help is available in English and Spanish. To register, use this link https://forms.gle/3d7hukZrPKHNBu2h8. For more information, contact Emily Sellon at emily@downcitydesign.org

There are teachers available after school for every content area. To learn more about when extra help is available, please reach out to PCTA's guidance department

(401) 456-9136 x61401

DownCity Design Summer Programs

Applications are open for DownCity Design’s Summer Programs! 9th - 11th grade students can apply for this 6-week internship program. No design experience necessary and eligible students may be paid to take part.

More information and application on the DownCity Design website: Summer — DownCity Design https://www.downcitydesign.org/summer

What's Going On with the PTO

PPSD Parent Academy


The Providence Parent Academy is designed to help families like yours gain the information and tools they need to become more involved in their children’s education. Your participation will help strengthen the connections among your child, your family and your school. Register today to receive the Zoom link for sessions.



May 4th - Self-care during COVID pt 2

May 12th - Supporting Academics through Physical Activity

May 18th - Parenting during the Pandemic

May 27th - Understanding ACCESS Score Reports for MLLs

Updates from Guidance at PCTA

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