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For those of you that are comfortable navigating within Schoology, these are the steps to access the report cards: 1. Select your child 2. Click on the Grades link in the left navigation 3. Click on the Report Card button 4. Select All courses 5. Select the 1st Quarter grading period 6. Click Submit to view the student’s report card.
For more details see the October 23, 2014 newsletter.
WHAT: PRA Girl Scouts will once again be collecting all your unwanted Halloween candy and packaging it for delivery to America’s finest – our servicemen and women
WHEN: Monday, November 3rd through Wednesday, November 5th during morning carpool
A collection box will also be set up in the lobby during this time.
HOW: Colorado Pediatric Kids Dentistry will take all our candy and then make sure it is sent to military men and women
Please bring any unwanted candy, including chocolate, to school during the collection period.
Monday, November 3rd
For more information please see the flyer in the October 23 e-folder.
Help Colorado families stay warm this winter! Our PRA Girl Scouts invite the PRA community to participate in the annual Coats for Colorado campaign once again this year. Please bring gently used or new coats to PRA. There is always a need for children’s coats! This is a good excuse to clean out closets! The girls will be outside collecting during morning carpool drop off both Tuesday, Oct. 28th & Thursday, Oct.30th As well as Tuesday, Nov.4th & Thursday, Nov. 6th. A collection box will be located near the front entrance throughout the week, so drop off coats at any time.
Thank you to all the parent and student volunteers who helped with decorating, setting up, working, and taking down our recent book fair. Without volunteers the book fair would not be possible.
We also would like to thank PRA PTO and all the parents, grandparents, students, and staff members who supported our fair. We were able to purchase $877 worth of books from Scholastic and made an additional cash profit of $1566. The funds will support the continued update of our library collection.
There will be a dress code meeting on Thursday November 6th at 11:30am. It is open to anyone who would like to attend and share concerns, questions or suggestions for our dress code. If you cannot attend, you are welcome to email Heidy Tomic at email@example.com and she will share your email with the dress code committee.
Friday, October 31
Arrive in costume
9:30 – Parade
9:45 – Party
PM Kindies only (please come in costume)
All Day Kindies and Grades 1-6
1:15p – change into costumes
1:30p -2:00p – Parade
Costumes will not be scary, gory, or have toy weapons. Any student out of compliance will be asked to remove their costume. Thank you.
Middle School 2pm – parties (in Gym; no costumes please)
PRA students and families will once again have the opportunity to recognize and honor Veterans during the upcoming Veteran’s Day. This year’s celebration will take place on Tuesday, November 11. We will have two assemblies where we honor veterans. The first assembly begins at 8:30am and the second assembly begins at 10:15 am You are welcome to attend either or both ceremonies. (more detailed information in our next newsletter). Both assemblies will include a posting of the colors, music performances by selected grade levels, a moment of silence for veterans who have gone before us and a special recognition of the veterans in attendance.
Again this year we will recognize veterans on our Veterans Wall of Honor. In the Thursday E-folder you will find a form titled, “In Honor of a Veteran who Served or is Serving our Country,” We are asking you to fill out and return this form to the school no later than Tuesday, November 4. These forms will be displayed on our Veteran’s Wall of Honor for all to see. You may also pick up these forms from the front desk. If you have submitted one of these forms in past years, we have retained it and it will be on display. Please check e-folder for the above mentioned flyer.
Please note that we will NOT be serving hot lunch on Tuesday Nov 11th due to our Veteran’s Day celebration in the gym. All students will be eating in their classroom that day so please pack them a lunch.
This year’s Veteran’s Day Celebration is just around the corner. We are looking for help getting our bulletin boards up in the front hallway. This is a fun and creative way to help PRA show our appreciation for those in our family who have so honorably served our country. Plus this a great way to increase your volunteer hour count. Please contact Rochelle or Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you are willing and available to help. We would like to begin putting up the boards on November 3rd. Thank you.
Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, October 21
The Jog-A-Thon is a school-wide event. All students are expected to participate with their classmates. Just like PE, a note from a parent will be necessary to excuse your child from this activity. It is their choice whether to walk, jog, or run. It is optional for afternoon kindergartners.
This school event will be from 9:00am to 11:30am. All students will start with a warmup/ pep rally in the gym before proceeding outside for the run. Grades K-2nd will be running around the field (6 times around is 1 mile) for 30 minutes. Grades 3rd-8th will be doing a larger loop (3 times around is approximately 1 mile) for 40 minutes. All families are encouraged to come cheer on your kids! We have a designated ?high five? section in front of the finish line so we hope to see lots of supporters this year! All students will receive a medal and popcile for participating and even more prizes for top lap finishers and top fundraisers!
If you have any additional questions, to donate or to sign up to volunteer (we still need additional volunteers for race day) please visit our website: https://sites.google.com/site/2014prapumpkinjogathon/ or join our discussion on Platte River‘s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PlatteRiverAcademy
If you were unable to make it to our school Book Fair, you can still purchase great books by shopping online. Visit the Book Fair homepage at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/platteriveracadk8 and click on the “SHOP NOW” button or go to www.scholastic.com/fair.
Advantages to shopping online include:
Please contact Mrs. Meyer or Mrs. McCullum at 303-221-1071×2027 with any questions.
Please check the Lost & Found cabinet in the front foyer of the school for any items your child may be missing. All items that have not been picked up by 3:30p on Thursday, October 9th will be donated to charity. Thank you.
Come and see the Platte River Academy production of Peter Pan next Monday, October 6th from 6pm-7pm in the PRA gym! The actors are our very own PRA students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Admission is free. They would love to see their classmates in the audience!
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
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