Welcome to Platte River Academy! We are a public school of choice in the Douglas County School District. You will see, as you read the many links and pages on this website, that this school was not started with a “business as usual” idea or model. Our school was started to rewrite the rulebook and to extend the boundaries of the “possible.” We have had a magnificent strategy and it has worked brilliantly for over 18 years. We are very committed to continuing the school’s success and progress.
PRA is a charter school that has earned many prestigious awards, including the John Irwin School of Excellence Award (every year since 2001) and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. These are some incredible honors and they showcase all of the care, love, and hard work that has gone into this school.Click here for full article...
Dear PRA Parents, The 4th quarter and 2nd semester have come to a close and the teachers have prepared the student’s report cards for your review. You will be receiving a printed copy of the report card along with end of year assessment reports. Please see the May 26th newsletter for details about some things you need to know about reports for the end of the year.
If you want to see the digital version of the report card you can log into Schoology and follow these steps:
Select your child from the pull down menu at the top-right of the screen
1. Click on the Grades link in the left navigation
2. Click on the Report Card button
3. Select All courses
4. Select the 1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter, 4th Quarter, 1st Semester and 2nd Semester grading periods
5. Click Submit to view the student’s report card.
If you have questions about grades specifically, please email your teachers. If you have questions about Schoology please send them to the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you all have a wonderful summer and lots of time with friends and family. Sincerely, Alan McQueen Director of Innovation and Student Leadership
It’s not too late to sign up for one, or all three, of our summer sports camps. Sports for Platte River Academy begin in 6th grade and we’d love to have your child be a part of our athletic program. Please see the summer sports camp post to choose your favorite camp opportunity.
We want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU! to everyone that volunteered their time for our elementary and middle school field days. They were a huge success, but only because so many willing hands were in it. We’re already looking forward to next year’s field day. Thank you, Mrs. Borger and Mr. Pascua
Many have realized the amazing benefits of yoga and they’ve asked about yoga programs for their child. There are two programs that are offering classes throughout the summer and beyond. Of course, your child will get to continue practicing in our PE classes next year, but if you’re looking for something right away, please take a look at www.radiantbeginningsyoga.com and www.kindnesscollective.com.
You can always email Mrs. Borger at email@example.com.
PLEASE take a look around your room, your house, or the laundry basket and return any PRA sports uniform that you may have checked out this year. It’s critical that we receive all uniforms as soon as possible or a replacement fee will be added to your account.
Thank you, Mr. Pascua
Thank you to all who donated Box Tops this year for PRA! Your dedication to this cause is greatly appreciated. Please keep clipping this summer so the Fall Contest 2016 starts HUGE!
Healthy bodies happy kids
“Lunch on The Go” will be our lunch partner next year. Please see the May 26 e-folder for instructions on how to login for next year. Thank you.
The office will be open from 9:00a – 3:00p starting Tuesday May 31st through June 17th. We will be closed from July 1st – July 31st, however, during this time the office will be open each Wednesday from 10am – 12pm. The office will reopen on Aug. 1st with regular hours, 8am- 4pm.
Please check the Lost & Found rack in the front foyer of the school for any items your child may be missing. The items are really piling up; we have hoodies, winter coats, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. All items that have not been picked up by the end of the school day on Friday, May 27th, will be donated to charity. Thank you.
Parents: Please plan to pick up your student’s medication/s at the end of the school day, May 27th. We cannot store medications in the health room over the summer. All medications that are not picked up at the end of the school year will be disposed of.
Last call to purchase your 2016-17 grade level supply kits from 1st Day School Supplies. Hard order deadline is May 31. Use the link below to order. Kits will be waiting for your child(ren) in their classroom(s) on the first day of school. If you have questions, please contact Cathy Kaminski at firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/list.php?school_zip=80126
If you are interested in having your child tutored this summer, please see our tutor list in the May 12 e-folder.
Eighth grade families are traditionally given the opportunity to fulfill their crossing guard commitment in the month of August. We will be using Volunteer Spot again this year to help us organize our Crossing Guard Schedule. In mid-June you will receive an invitation from me to join Volunteer Spot and pick your 4 shifts. You will then receive a reminder email 2 days before your scheduled shift. Please keep your eye out for this invitation! *Sign up link for September 2016 (incoming 1st grade) will be sent out in mid July
Please do not hesitate to call Rochelle Monahan or Heidi Kruglet if you have any questions.
PRA will be holding their own sports camps this summer. We will be offering volleyball, basketball, and soccer camps. All camps will be coed and separated by grade. Some camps will only be offered to certain grades based on the availability of our coaches. All camps will be held at Platte River Academy. Please see our offerings below.
Registrations forms will be available online at our Athletics website or can be picked up in the front office, or Mr. Pascua, beginning Monday, April 25th.
You are always free to contact Mr. Pascua for more information at email@example.com
June 6th – 9th
9am – 12pm
Incoming 4th – 8th grade (cap 40 part)
Coach Javier Acua
June 27th – 30th
Incoming 6th – 8th grade 9am – 11:30pm (cap 25 part.)
Coach Tim Glaser and Assistants
Incoming K – 2 2:30pm – 4pm – Possibly, but not sure as of yet (please contact me if you are interested in this option and/ or possibly to help coach, cap of 20 part.)
Incoming 3rd – 5th grade 12:30pm – 2:15pm (cap 25 part.)
July 11th – 14th
9am – 12pm
Incoming 5th – 8th grade (cap 25 part.)
Coach Kimberly Klein & Assistants
We are still in need of a boys soccer coach that can commit 4 days a week from 3:30pm to 5pm. Those days will include practices for the first two weeks, then a mix of practices and games for the remaining season. Most games will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15pm to 5:30pm. A stipend is included. Please contact Mr. Pascua for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
Athletics - PASCUA