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...
Staff In-Service Lunch
Friday, Sep 23, 2016
Although our kiddos are lucky enough to have the day off, the Teachers and Staff do not. Let’s show them our appreciation for all of their hard work by bringing them lunch to break up their busy work day! Thanks. Please follow this link to sign up: http://signup.com/go/8bfz8t
Our 4th Annual Pumpkin Jogathon is QUICKLY approaching! As you may have seen, a SAVE THE DATE form came home in last week’s Thursday Folder with your child.
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW
All school Assembly: Thursday, September 29th
Wear athletic shoe/sock of choice: October 3rd, 4th, & 5th (along with proper uniform dress)
Jogathon Fun Run: Thursday, October 6th (Rain date Oct. 4th) wear your Athletic Gear to get your RUN ON!! Pledges Due: Wednesday, October 19th
Prize Day: Monday, October 31st will be a spooktacular fun time!
Please watch for upcoming school details to learn how to make donations and help your student(s) raise money for our school!!!
Also be on the lookout for different volunteer signups. This event would not be possible without the help of our parents/families!!
Please note that the Core Knowledge Orientation/Curriculum Nights planned for September 21st & 22nd, will be rescheduled to a later date. Please stay tuned for more information to come. Thank you.
Please go to the following link to pay all outstanding fees, i.e. Student Fees, Kindergarten Tuition, Elective Fees and Athletic Fees, Thank you. https://platteriveracademy.revtrak.net/tek9.asp
Sept. 20th vs Littleton Prep @ Littleton Prep – 4:15pm A team / 5:15pm B team
Sept. 21st vs Southeast Christian @ PRA- 4:15pm A team / 5:15pm B team
Sept 21st vs Challenge to Excellence @ PRA – 4:15pm
Sept 22nd vs Ben Franklin Academy @ PRA – 4:15pm
Sept 22nd – ‘Hawk Invitational’ @ 4:00pm
Please note that the reserved parking spots, at the front of the school, were purchased as a part of a PTO fund raiser for the school. It has been reported that cars have been parking in these spaces when the owners have tried to park there. We ask that although it is convenient to pull in quickly to these spaces, the owner is probably thinking the same thing.
The Art Room is in need of any Photo Calendars you no longer want or need. Please drop off your donation to the table in front of the Art Room.
We are still in need of a crew to take down the Book Fair.
We have scheduled the time frame below, however, if you are only available for part of this time we would still love to have your help.
Take down: Friday, Sept. 30 8:15 – 11:30 – 7 people
Sign up link: http://signup.com/go/wCw8bM
SAVE THE DATE AND SAVE YOUR HAIR!!
Join PTO as PRA presents Shair the Love.
On May 24, 2017 PTO will host an assembly to donate hair to the nonprofit organization- Children with Hair Loss. This organization provides free wigs to children with medically related hair loss. Check out their website at www.childrenwithhairloss.us
Join the PRA 1st-8th grade girls, friends, teachers, parents, former PRA students and donate eight inches of hair(regular, bottled, gray) to Shair the Love.
More details, permission slips, forms as we get closer but for now… PONY UP AND START GROWING THAT HAIR!
The 5th Annual Mountain Vista High School
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1 MILE CROSS COUNTRY RACE
ALL PRA 3rd – 6th grade students are invited to run in the 5th annual Mountain Vista H.S. Elementary School 1-mile Cross Country (MVXC) Race, racing against students from other local elementary schools. Time: Tuesday, October 4th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Mountain Vista High School, on their home cross country course. Registration Forms: 3rd – 5th grade students received a registration form in Thursday folders. (6th graders, please pick up a registration form at the PRA front office.)
Registration fee: $10 if received by September 28 at the PRA front office; $15 if received after September 28, or if you register on the day of the race.
Details: Arrive early to meet and warm up with members of the MVXC team, winners of four consecutive High School State Cross Country Championships! All elementary racers will receive an MVXC t-shirt and a finisher’s medal. Placement ribbons will be awarded to the top ten boys’ and top ten girls’ finishers in each race
PRA contact: Dan Geisler (PRA parent) firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-261- 4570. Website and Mountain Vista Contact: www.vistanationxc.com Mountain Vista XC Team Parent Kimberly Romine, email@example.com
Kids in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in the Highlands Ranch Veterans Day Celebration poster contest. Express your thanks to the thousands of men and women who have served our country this Veterans Day. Show your appreciation by designing an original piece of art. For more information please see the Sep 8th e-folder.
The Platte River 4-6th grade Singers will be singing the National Anthem at the Rockies game on Saturday, Sept 17 at 6:00pm.
Buy tickets at www.Rockies.com/choir Promo code PLATTE for discounted tickets. PRA will get $2.00 from every ticket sold using this Promo code. Come join us for a fun night at the Rockies! Congratulations to our singers!!
PRA will host Schoology Parent Information sessions over the next two weeks. We will address various topics including:
Please plan to attend one of the following session in the PRA library. Each session will run 45 minutes.
Please email Alan McQueen, firstname.lastname@example.org, to RSVP. No reservation necessary, but greatly appreciated.
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
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