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 office will be open from 7:00a-3:00p starting Tuesday May 31st through June 09th. We will be closed from June 12th – 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 26th, will be donated to charity. Thank you.
Please check your email for a reminder regarding outstanding library books. All library books were due Thursday May 17.
Families with outstanding books after Friday, May 26 will be mailed a bill for the amount of the book. If not paid by registration day in August, this amount will be added to your student fees.
Please contact Jennifer McCullum or Ute Meyer at (303) 221-1071 x2027, if your student has any damaged or lost library books. Thank you for returning your books promptly.
If you have not purchased a yearbook, we have approximately 20 left. You can purchase them for $40 in the front office. Cash or check made out to PRA.
If you are interested in having your child tutored this summer, please see our tutor list in the May 18th 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.
The library is collecting Capri Sun sized boxes for a shelving project. Please bring any to the library and leave them on top of the return book box. Thanks!
Platte River Academy is proud to offer their 2017 Summer Sports Camp. These camps will be taught by our current boys/ girls basketball and girls volleyball coaches. All students are invited even if they do not attend PRA. Please contact Mr. Pascua for more information at email@example.com.
Registration forms can be found in the main office or the following link: https://sites.google.com/a/platteriveracademy.com/pra-panther-athletics/summer-sports-camps
Coed Basketball Camp (cap 25 campers each session)
June 5th – 8 th
6 th – 8 th grade (incoming) 9am – 11:30am
3 rd – 5 th grade (incoming) 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Focus: Skills, fundamentals, game play
Coaches: PRA Middle School Coaches – William Sitarz, Tim Glaser, and Guests
Coed Volleyball Camp (cap 25 campers)
June 26th – 29th
5 th – 8 th grade (incoming) 9:30am – 12pm
Focus: skills, fundamentals, game play
Coaches: PRA Middle School Coaches – Kimberly Van Zee, Kristen Franz, and Guests
Interested in supporting Platte River Academy and promoting your small business or corporation? The 2017 annual Platte River Academy Panther Jog-A-Thon is a great time to make a donation. 100% of the donation will go to the school. That’s right, ALL of your money goes directly to the school. Plus, you get the benefits of a business sponsorship including free advertising and a tax -deductible donation. If you are a Platte River Academy parent, this doubles as a family sponsorship as well. The Jog – A -Thon is earlier this year, so we are making every effort to receive sponsorship commitments by May 26th. This will allow us to finalize all of the details before the start of the 2017 -2018 school year. If you are interested in being a 2017 -2018 sponsor, please click this link: PRA Panther Jog-a-thon 2017 Corporate Sponsorship.
You have just days left to order your 2017-18 school supply kits to be delivered directly to your child(ren)’s classroom(s). Order yours today! Deadline is May 31. https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1177560
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Parents: Please plan to pick up your student’s medication/s at the end of the school day, May 26th. 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.
There will be no After School Care on the last day of school, Friday, May 26th.
To make our fundraising significantly easier, more profitable, and more fun, we’ve asked the experts at Boosterthon to power our entire 9-day Panther Jog-A-Thon program. Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your child will run on the day of the Fun Run on Friday, September 15, 2017.
Amy Borger (K-8 P.E. Teacher), Scotte Burns (7/8 Language Arts Teacher), Cindy Stubbs (Classroom Aide for 19 years), Adrienne Taylor (3rd grade Classroom Aide), and Linda Olson (Reading Specialist for 6th-8th) will be leaving PRA after this year and we are planning a short farewell party with cake and beverages.
We are looking for 5-6 parent volunteers to help us set-up, serve and break down for these festivities We would need your help from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm on Tuesday May 16th. If you would like to honor these employees with your helping hands, please go to the following link to sign up. Thank you for all you do for PRA.
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