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...
Platte River’s Fall Picture Day is, Friday, August, 26th .
Uniforms are to be worn for these photos Look for ordering information on the flyer provided in NEXT week’s Thursday’s folder grades K-5
August 30, 31 & September 1, 2016
Please make plans to join us for Back to School Nights from 6:30-8:00pm on August 30, August 31st and September 1st
… This is our opportunity to welcome both new and returning families back to school and share important information related to classroom and school wide programming.
Back to School Night presentations are offered in two sessions each evening so that parents are able to attend different grade levels in classrooms or join in on a general meeting with our Governing Board and Administration. Your child’s teachers will be directly communicating with you regarding the content and location of their grade level presentation.
Please note the evening planned for your student(s):
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade *Kindergarten in Library
Tuesday, August 30th
3rd – 5th Grades *5th Grade in Library
Wednesday, August 31st
6th -8th Grades
Thursday, September 1st
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Highlands Ranch High School is offering a before school Elementary Band and Orchestra Program called EBOP offered to 4-6th grade students.. There is an information meeting and an opportunity for your student to try out the instruments on Thursday Aug. 25 from 6:30- 8:00 at HRHS. Music Stores will be on hand to discuss instrument rental.
Tired of bag lunches????? PTO is sponsoring a Pizza lunch each Dress of Choice Day!!!
The dates are as follows:
2016 Dates: September 2; October 6; November 22; December 15
2017 Dates: January 12; February 16; March 31; April 20; May 26
Instructions on how to order will be emailed the week of August 29.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seventh and Eighth Grade Students are expected to be in class by 8:10am. If your MS student is not past the front lobby desk by 8:10am, then he/she will be tardy. All students in grades K-6 must be in the lobby by 8:15am in order to not be marked tardy.
Exceptions are made on bad weather days based on conditions. However, it would be best for you to start your journey to PRA earlier on these days to ensure an “on time arrival”. Please remember that the front doors open at 7:55am for students to go to their respective classrooms.
The PTO has again decided to simplify the multiple PTO purchases that PRA families have come to cherish and rely on throughout their years at Platte River. The annual PTO Fee will combine the costs of the Student Directory and student Birthday Surprises while also helping us to supplement the cost of social events held throughout the year (ie. Back to School Picnic, Movie Night, Skate City Night, Family Game Night, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Staff Appreciation Week, Veterans Day) The PTO membership fee is a per family, NOT per student and is $30
We only have ONE PTO form for this fee. If you have yet to fill out your form and submit this fee, please follow this link to sign up: https://platteriveracademy.revtrak.net/tek9.asp
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR FORM NO LATER THAN SEPT 1ST. Thank You.
4th -6th grade students are invited to join the PRA singers! This is an extra-curricular choir that will provide FUN and excellent vocal training for 4th -6th grade students to perform together. It is a great team sport!! We will meet every Thursday morning at 7:10 am and / or Thursday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 in the music room starting Thursday Aug. 25, 2016. Choose a time that works for you, or come to both!
The fee for the fall semester is $50.00 and will be payable online. Let the fun begin!!! Some of our performance opportunities are: the Mountain Ridge Middle School Feeder Festival in September, The Veteran’s Day Program in November, our own concert Thursday Dec. 1st and we plan to sing the National Anthem at a Rockies game, date TBD – fall or spring. Come join the fun!!!!
Landsharks Cross Country (for K-6th Grade) is starting up quickly. Please see the following information if you are interested in having your student(s) be a part of this group.
Practices begin Tuesday, Aug. 30 (Tues/Thurs 3:30-4:15pm) – with 8 practices total We will have the Parent Meeting on that same day, right after practice at 4:15 pm.
Cost: $59 per runner
A Landsharks shirt is needed for the meets. If your child does not have a shirt, they can be purchased at the time of registration.
Meets (Mondays – Redstone Park @ 6pm) September 19, September 26, October 3, (Oct 10 as a backup cancellation re-make, if needed)
Distances per grade for meets: (K-1st grade) – Half Mile (2nd-6th grade) – 1 Mile or 1.5 Miles
To register, follow the link below and click on Douglas County: https://landsharkrunclub.com/registration
The following library rules were established for the 2016 -2017 school year.
Please note each year in the spring the PTO has a fundraiser where 4 premium spaces are auctioned off to the highest bidders. These families have paid hundreds of dollars for the privilege to lease/own these parking spaces for the 2016-2017 year. Please be respectful of these families and do not park in these designated spots. Thank you
When dropping off or picking up your children during carpool, please be sure to pull forward as far as traffic will allow. Do not let your children out of the car before you reach the front of the school. This will assure a safe and more even traffic flow. Thank you.
In order to avoid unnecessary disruption to the classrooms during school hours, we ask that all parents stop at the front desk when requesting your child’s dismissal.
Please do not proceed to your child’s classroom on your own. We will be happy to call the teacher and have him/her send your child to the lobby. Thank you for your cooperation.
The PTO is selling Spiritwear again this year and we have a new item, a poly fleece track jacket which is super comfortable! The turnaround time for getting your orders back will be no longer than two weeks. Samples will be on display in the lobby on Monday 8/22. Please see order form in this week’s e-folder or you can pick one up at the front desk. Make checks payable to PRAPTO. Order forms are due September 2. Please contact Heidi Kruglet at email@example.com
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