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...
The meeting will cover the following topics: Who we are, Meet the Middle School Staff, Our Educational Plan, Specials and Electives, Character Development, Activities and Clubs, Middle School Sports, Student Council and Ambassadors, and Questions and Answers.
Please join us for a wonderful evening event. An Evening with Santa is sure to bring a smile to your child’s face. We will be having pictures with Santa, crafts, treats, hot chocolate, and much more fun!
When: December 5th, 6-8pm
Where: PRA gymnasium Please go to the following link to RSVP: http://evite.me/FAbpugdA5v
Hope to see you there!
Interested in helping out in the Parent Workroom?
We have many spots open and need your help. I have created a Parent Workroom calendar in Volunteer spot where you can select the days and time you will be available. Please follow this link to sign up: http://vols.pt/qgtWgW
Thank you and hope to see you soon.
Please check the Lost & Found rack and table in the front lobby of the school for any items your child may be missing. All items that have not been picked up by the end of the school day on Tuesday, 11/24, will be donated to charity. Thank you.
Please see The November 12th e-folder for the 10/19/2015 PTO meeting Minutes.
Wednesday November 11th was a very special day here at Platte River Academy. If you had the opportunity to attend, perhaps you took some photographs, if so, please follow the steps below to create your “Replay It!” account and help us by sharing your pictures. Please tag as Veterans Day 2015. Thank you.
Steps to access Replay It!
1. Open a web browser and go to www.replayit.com
2. Click on the register link at the top right corner.
3. Type in Platte River Academy in the school name field and select our school.
4. Click the continue button and wait for the school password screen to appear.
5. Enter our school password: (password sent in email on 11/17) and check the box to agree to the terms.
a. Please keep this password within the PRA community.
b. It is our collective confidentiality that keeps our photos safe.
6. Complete the following registration fields and click the Register button. Once you complete this process you will have the ability to upload 50 photos at a time and view the photos that others have shared.
Thank you for sharing your memories with us.
PTO has decided to partner with My Rooster Room for this year’s Student Directory. My Rooster Room is the premier school directory app and school info app to organize your school data into an efficient app. This resource will allow each PRA parent to access the student directory, class lists and contact information, as well as additional one touch links to other school resources. You will receive an email from My Rooster Room on Thursday with instructions on how to access the app.
There will also be a pdf version of the directory that we are happy to print and send home. Please email Tammy Walsh if you would like me to send home a copy for your family.
My Rooster Room will handle all changes or any access issues that you may have regarding the app. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about the My Rooster Room app.
We are still in need of more parent volunteers to help with the set-up of this event on Tuesday, Nov. 10th at 3:30p -5:30p. We are also in need of 1 additional parent volunteer to help the day of the event at the 10am – 12:30pm with last minute set-up, serving lunch and clean-up. Please follow this link to sign up: http://vols.pt/eUz78e Thank you for being a part of this amazing event.
Thank you to the entire PRA Community for helping us meet and exceed our 2015 Jog-a-thon goal. This event was amazingly even more successful than the last two years. Here are the results:
Total # of Student Participating 485
Student Donations $59,933.60
Fundraising Participation 67%
Corporate Donations $6,000.00
Cost of Administration Run4Funds $17,980 *This year we decided to partner with Run4Funds so they assumed the administration and prize costs for event.
Net Income for PRA $47,953.60
It’s possible some students did not receive a t-shirt and we would like to fix that. Some of those reasons are:
1. They turned in an exercise log without a name
2. They wanted a different size than what they originally requested
3. Their name got lost in the shuffle and it did not get ordered
If, for any reason, your child did not receive a Wellness U t-shirt, but they did earn one, please see Mrs. Borger or Mr. Pascua and we’ll get them one as soon as possible. You can also email Mr. Pascua at email@example.com Thank you.
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 Wednesday, November 11. We will have two assemblies where we honor veterans.
The first assembly begins at 8:30am with 1st –Barstad and 1st –Martinez, 2nd –Fahlstedt and 2nd – Gambill, 6th –Duque, 5th –Byrd, 5th –Barstad and 4th – Grabow in attendance.
The second assembly begins at 10:15 am with 6th – Rulli, 5th – Klein, 4th – Franz, 3rd – Bell and all 7th and 8th grade students in attendance.
You are welcome to attend either or both ceremonies. 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 Wednesday, 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 the October 22 e-folder for the above mentioned flyer.
The Art Room is in need of paper towel and toilet paper rolls for various student projects. Please drop off any you may have into the box in front of the Art Room. Thank you. We no longer need magazines.
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.
The 1st quarter has come to a close and the teachers have prepared the student’s report cards for your review. You will need to login to Schoology and check your children’s report card grades by following these steps. We are continuing to work on solutions that will allow the teachers to communicate everything they need in a concise and informative fashion.
These are the steps to access the report cards through Schoology:
1. Login to Schoology
2. Select your child in the top right corner
3. Click on the Grades link in the left navigation
4. Click on the Report Card button*
5. Select All courses
6. Select the 1st Quarter grading period
7. Click Submit to view the student’s report card.
* You may prefer the Student Report format. In order to view that presentation chose the Student Report button in step 4.
If you need assistance creating or accessing your account, please email our helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include as much information as possible in your ticket as this assists us in resolving them quickly.
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