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...
SAC wants to know what you think!
It is time to let us know how you feel things are going at PRA by participating in our Annual Parent Survey!
When can I do it? Anytime through Tuesday, February 21st
How long will it take? SAC worked to reduce the number of items on the surveys; we expect it to take 15 minutes. We ask that families complete one Academic Survey for each child attending PRA — obviously, it will take longer to complete three Academic Surveys than one.
Can I pause in process and return later? Unfortunately, not. You need to dedicate about 15 minutes of uninterrupted time and just go for it. There will be a link to the Academic Surveys when you reach the end of the Operations Survey. If you happen to exit after the Operations Survey, please contact Becky Bonner (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get access to the Academic Surveys.
What if I just complete the Operations Survey? Well, SAC certainly appreciates any feedback they get; however, your child(ren) may be disappointed that you didn’t complete the Academic Surveys. Elementary grades (K-5) are awarded with Parties and/or Shoe-Sock of Choice for reaching 80% participation rates in the Academic Surveys, and 6th-8th Grades will earn a BONUS Dress of Choice for 80% participation. Who wants to be the parent who keeps his/her child’s class from earning a class prize? It’s a WIN-WIN to participate!
How do I access the survey? Follow this mobile-friendly link: 2016-17 Parent Survey
Platte River Academy’s SAC appreciates your time and feedback!
The Governing Board’s next meeting is, Thursday March, 9th 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the PRA Library. As always, we welcome your attendance at this public meeting. For those that cannot attend, please feel free to contact me or any of your Governing Board members through the Governing Board tab on the Platte River Academy website (http://www.platteriveracademy.com/governing-board/).
Next Dress Code meeting, Thursday, March 2nd, 11:30 AM
February 21st vs Aspen View Academy @ Aspen View Academy 4:15pm A team / 5:15pm B team
February 23rd vs Aspen Academy @ Aspen Academy 4:15pm A team / 5:15pm B team
We need approximately 6-8 volunteers to help on Tuesday, March 7th from 6:30 – 8:30am with our annual Donuts for Dads event at the school. The kids love sharing the morning with their dads and we just need a few moms to help us with set up, serving and clean up that day. Please follow the link below to sign up: http://signup.com/go/oo61ud
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!
The Art Room is in need of crayons, old or new. We are using them for a crayon batik project in Middle School. Please drop off your donations to the Art Room. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help with the Spring Book Fair. We are in need of a few more helpers for ‘take down’ on Friday, 3/10 starting at 8:15am. If you are available and willing to help please click on the following link to signup: SignUp
We are in need of some help getting ready for the student art display that is going to coincide with the Talent Show that we have coming up on March 3rd . We need help mounting the students ‘art work. If you are available and willing to help please click the following link: http://signup.com/go/ph95A1
PRA has a technology helpdesk for staff, students, and parents. We are happy to assist with any issues related to school applications (i.e. Schoology, IStation, Accelerated Reader, Brain Pop, etc.), the PRA mobile app, and parent e-mails. If you are having trouble with any products or services that PRA provides simply email our helpdesk and one of our team will get in touch with you.
Please include the following information in your email:
Your student’s name(s)
Product or service causing the issue
Description of the problem
Since our teachers will be staying late on Parent/Teacher conference night, let’s show them appreciation by providing them with some delicious dinners.
There are still a number of spots that need to be filled to make our parent/teacher conference dinners a success.
February 13th’s theme is: What do You LOVE Dinner???
Here is the link to sign up: What do you LOVE????
February 16th’s theme is: Pizza, Baked Potatoes and Salad
Here is the link to sign up: Pizza, Baked Potatoes, and Salad
Thanks for all you do for PRA,
Yearbooks are available for purchase at PLATTE RIVER ACAD CHARTER SCHYearbooks-Pictavo Community.
ALL orders will be personalized. Yearbooks available for $35 through March 8th. . Attention to 8th grade parents!!! You can purchase baby recognition ads through March 15th for the pricing below: Full Page: $100 Half Page: $75 Quarter Page: $50 Eighth Page: $35
Do you have pictures from holiday parties? Core Knowledge events? Field trips? Veterans Day? If so, we would LOVE for you to upload those images to www.community.pictavo.com. It’s really easy!
1. Click the green “Upload” button to upload pics
2. Enter the school i.d. 64566 (this code is unique to PRA)
3. Enter in personal information
4. Verify your account through the email link that will show up in your inbox.
5. Please upload photos to various grade levels/special event category. Thank you in advance
Please check the Lost & Found closet in the front foyer of the school for any items your child may be missing.
Due to the abundance of items, and lack of any more storage space, all items that have not been picked up by the end of the school day on Thursday, 02/16, will be donated to charity. Thank you.
When: February 10th, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00pm
Where: PRA Gym
Who: Any girl (K-8) that LOVES to dance and spend time with THE GUY in her life! Please join us for a special evening of dancing, light snacks, fun, and quality time together!
RSVP link: Under the Sea 2017 RSVP
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
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