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...
PRA staff members completed an online form in the beginning of the school year telling us their favorite junk food, restaurants, coffee/tea, where they like to shop, what they do in their free time, their hobbies, and even their birthday (sans the year). The Wish List is in the form of an electronic spreadsheet and it’s easy to sort by grade or by staff member name (the default sort order is by last name). A click here will take you to the web page on our web site that provides the link, and additional information on how to filter, sort, or download the information. Click on the big green letters “My Favorite Things Spreadsheet” to see all the PRA staff members. In case you need this information in the future you can easily get to it from the Families tab on our PRA web site, where you will find the link (Teacherwishlists) that will take you to the page.
Santa Breakfast is this Saturday Dec. 13 from 9am-12pm Pre purchase tickets by Friday Dec. 12 for only $6. Children under 2 are free. Please make checks payable to PRAPTO Friends, neighbors, extended family and walk-in’s are welcome at the door for $7 per person.
Ticket prices include: pancake breakfast, activities and crafts. Additional fee for Photos with Santa, professional face painting by Artsy Face, treat walk, nail painting & raffles.
*Gluten Free pancakes & sugar free syrup available.
Thank you to Theroux Orthodontics for their sponsorship.
All middle school students have the opportunity to perform in PRA’s spring production of Seussical the Musical. It is a MS elective for the Spring semester. Performances will be in early May. MS students can sign up for this wonderful and fun performance opportunity before Winter Break. The 4th -6th grade before school choir will also participate in this production.
Congratulations to Abby Linderman for qualifying for the National Thespian Festival to be held in Lincoln, Nebraska in June 2015.
Abby has been training and performing in the theater arts since she was 8 years old and has been attending PRA since she was in Kindergarten. We couldn’t be more proud of Abby for her hard work and dedication to something she loves and for this amazing accomplishment.
If you would like to catch one of Abby?s upcoming performances, she will be playing the part of Lily in musical The Secret Garden and fellow classmate Adam Shupe, will be performing the role of Colin presented by CYT Denver at the Lone Tree Arts Center from February 5th through February 8th. Our PRA 5th graders will be going on a field trip to see this show as it ties in with one of their required readings this year. You can also purchase tickets to the show at www.cytdenver.org/shows.
From now until January 5th our Middle School has some very creative pieces in the Highlands Ranch Regional Secondary Art Show. We have everything from pastel drawings to melted plastic pieces to bottle cap creations.
Congratulations to all our 7th and 8th graders! Anna Merlano, Dina Demos, Jiselle Campos, Tatum Reading, Ariana Bercl, Bridgette Sauter, Ciana Foxwell, Elena Friesen, Claire Blahut, Abigail Linderman, Katie Kessinger, Ileyna Wagner, Sabrina Anwar
In order to help keep our PRA community more informed with regard to the business and activities of PTO we will be adding the monthly Minutes and Agendas to our e-folder once a month. Please see today’s e-folder for 11/10/14 Meeting Minutes.
It’s that time of year again when lots of bugs and viruses run rampant all around us. We need to take extra special precautions in keeping ourselves healthy in order to avoid what may come our way.
We follow the DCSD Health Services Policy for when sick students are sent home as well as when they are able to return to school. Please read the following taken from the DCSD Website:
Your student will be sent home if one of the following symptoms has been observed:
Your student can return to school after 24 hours of medication for the following conditions:
The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 24 hours:
The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 48 hours:
Mrs. Barstad’s 1st grade classroom is in need of 160 empty toilet paper rolls to complete a Christmas project. Please bring any empty rolls you may have to the Lobby desk ASAP.
The student council is once again collecting items for the Arapahoe House to fill stockings for the holidays for teenage girls and boys, in particular. K-3 classes will be collecting items for teen girls, and grades 4-8 items for teen boys. We will collect all items by Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 16th and our class representatives will need to help us fill the stockings on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 17th. See list below for items needed: trial sizes are great! Deodorant Lotion Shampoo Conditioner Mouthwash Toothpaste Toothbrushes Q tips Hand sanitizer Mittens or gloves Socks Candy – packages of individually wrapped pieces Chapstick Journals Pens – packages of 6 or 12
THANKS for your continued support of the student council!
Annie Byrd, Sponsors
Next week students will utilize their 21st Century Skills to complete a computer coding project with a partner from another grade-level. We hope to encourage students to not just be consumers of technology, but innovators by creating new technology or troubleshooting technology issues.
It is our hope that you will help prepare your child for this computer coding experience by watching these videos together: http://hourofcode.com/us/resources#videos
There are also many tools available at code.org for any who wish to try coding with your children. Maybe they can use their 21st Century Skills to teach you a little bit about computer coding!
You should have received an email last week informing you of a wonderful opportunity being offered by the Davis Family. Please go to the following link to access the paperwork needed to apply for this great opportunity.
Please check the Lost and Found cabinet in the front foyer for any items your student may have left behind. All items remaining after December 18th will be donated to charity. Thank you.
For The Santa Claus Shop Benefitting Needy Children in Colorado
Drop off new & gently used toys at box in the school lobby December 5-9
Wish List: Barbie-type Dolls & Extra outfits Coloring books, crayons Books Toy trucks & cars Board games & puzzles Craft kits Construction toys Balls Tea sets, dress up jewelry/clothes
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
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