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...
A great way to earn volunteer hours and show your appreciation for all the long hours our Teachers and Staff put in during these conferences!
The Teacher Hospitality Committee works to keep our Teachers happy! So let’s make sure they are well fed before their conferences!
On Thursday February 5th, we will be doing a baked potato bar with all the fun fixings! On Tuesday February 10th, we will be serving a “Sweetheart” Meal. With conferences being so close to Valentines Day, why not celebrate our teachers with one of our favorite meals to cook/serve, something Red or something ‘heart healthy’.
If there is something you love to make and want to include, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure to have all food and items to the Teachers Break room by 4:30pm on the dates of the meals.
We need lots of help from the PRA Families to make these dinners sucessful.
You will find the link to the sign up genuis in the Thursday newsletter or you can email Kristen Coffey at email@example.com for any questions or more information.
CONGRATULATIONS to 6th grader, Deepesh Lakkaraju, for achieving excellence as Champion of the 2015, PRA school spelling bee.
The next step is the District Spelling Bee. The written portion, including the vocabulary test, will take place at Castle Rock Middle School on Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m. Participants need to check in between 9:00- 9:30 a.m. The oral portion of the spelling bee will take place the same day, after a lunch break.
The contestants will check in between 12:15-12:30 p.m., and the oral bee will begin at1:00 p.m. It is the responsibility of each parent or school to provide transportation to and from Castle Rock Middle School for both portions of the Spelling Bee. The Bee is expected to last approximately two hours.
The winners of the Douglas County Spelling Bee will go on to represent our district in the Denver Post News Colorado State Spelling Bee, which will be held on March 14, 2015 at Sturm Hall on the University of Denver campus. Please note, this is a new location.
Valentine-grams will be available again this year to all PRA students and parents. We have some great options available for purchase, and for something extra special, this year you can choose to have your delivery made via Singing Telegram!
Details coming soon – watch your Thursday folders and announcement for further information. The deadline for order forms will be Monday, February 9th. Please contact Amy Berglund at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
The start of a new year is a great opportunity to change one routine that has become too consistent at PRA already this year. That routine for some has been to either arrive at PRA too early or arrive too late. School begins in the classroom at 8:10am for 7th/8th graders and at 8:15am for grades K-6. If you are in carpool between 7:55am and 8:05am your child will be on-time. On mornings with inclement weather consider leaving home a little earlier than normal, but even at that we do push the tardy time later on these types of days.
So, when is it too early? Students begin arriving and waiting in front of the school as early as 7:40am. Some have been dropped off early, others probably left home too soon on their walk or bike ride. Any arrival before 7:55am (that is not part of the Before School Care Program) is too early. There is no adult supervision outside until 7:55am when the doors open. Please monitor your child’s arrival time at PRA whether you are doing the driving or if he/she is walking or biking.
In advance, your attention to this matter is appreciated.
Lior Lapid is excited to resume coaching the Platte River Academy Chess Club! Lior is ranked as a National Master in chess, former winner of the K-9 and K-12 National Championships as well as former New Mexico and Colorado State Champion. In this session, students will learn openings for both sides, solve and create their own tactical puzzles, engage in move-by move analysis of instructive games, and master some important checkmating patterns. They will work in groups on creative challenges and have the opportunity to play in three scholastic tournaments right here at PRA.
There will be 12 chess classes on the following dates: January 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18; April 1, 8, 15, 22. Cost is $60 for six weeks or $110 for the whole session. Online registration is available from www.palschess.com/schools/registration Please contact Lior at email@example.com for more information.
Our cast of Seussical the Musical is collecting Feather Boa’s to use in the show. If you have one you could donate or loan to our show, please contact Mrs. Cole.
Also, a big THANK YOU for the sewing machines! We appreciate your help! We could still use one or two more.
Baby Borger #2 is almost here and with that comes some changes in PE. Amy Borger will be on maternity leave starting January 26 and returning right after Spring Break. During that time, Cherise Cutter will be teaching Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and Michelle Albury will be teaching PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Michelle has been a part of our home school program for several years and has subbed in PE in the past. Please know that even though things will be a little different in PE, your students are in great hands and will continue to learn and challenge themselves in a fun, physically active way.
Per board and administrative action at the board meeting on January 8th, the 2015-16 school calendar has changed and is attached in the Jan 15th efolder. We will be starting a week later with the students this coming year.
Please see the Jan 15th e-folder for 12/08/14 meeting minutes.
A new semester of 4th – 6th grade choir started Thursday Jan. 15 at 7:10am. Students can arrive by 7:00 and we start singing at 7:10. We will be preparing to perform the chorus parts for Seussical the Musical. Come join the fun!!
You may have noticed all the open parking spots along the fence in front of the school. Mr. Munier has asked the staff to park in the larger parking lot up top so that you, as parents, will be able to get in and out of school more easily. So feel free to park there for your convenience, when volunteering, attending school events, dropping items off items, etc.
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