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The window to complete the online check-in process is July 19-August 5.
In order to complete the registration process, please visit PRA on either Wednesday, August 6th, 5:00-8:00 pm or Thursday, August 7th, 7:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Should you have any questions regarding the online check-in process or registration in general, please contact PRA's Registrar, Judy Poulliot, by phone at 303-221-1070 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All volunteer hours for the 2013-14 school year must be submitted through the PRA website no later than June 30th in order to be included in this year’s record. Thank you all for the time you have committed to Platte River Academy this past year. Your time is truly appreciated.
The student fee breakout by grade level for the 2014-15 school year has been generated. Please see June’s PDF e-newsletter to view your child’s grade level fees for next year.
It’s time to dig out that Parent Portal log-on and make sure your account is active! We will be participating in registration on-line again this Fall and you will need your Parent Portal log- on and password to access Express Check-In. ALL families will need to visit Express Check- In, this includes new and existing families. The Express Check-In site will be open from July 19th – August 4th, 2014. Once we have the link, we will send out an e-mail through Teacher Ease to share the information. You will also need to attend during one of the registration times, at PRA, either on Wednesday, Aug. 6th 2014 between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. or Thursday, Aug. 7th 2014 between 7:30 am and 12:00 pm. Please check our latest newsletter for information about this student fees for the coming school year as they will be due at Registration. If you have questions or need assistance please e-mail Judy Poulliot at email@example.com.
In February 2014, 76 PRA Third Graders took the Reading TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program). The results from this assessment validate what we The students and teachers at Platte River Academy are exceptional! Our students’ success in Reading as measured by this assessment year after year is a direct reflection of the quality of the early literacy program at PRA. 3rd do not just automatically become confident and proficient readers; they develop the necessary skills over time, beginning at home. Once at PRA, our Kindergarten-3 grade teachers, along with our Reading teachers, work to make sure all of our students receive the instruction and support they need to read. Clearly, the process works!
As a point of comparison, it is interesting to note that 72% of 3rd proficient or advanced on this same assessment. Not to brag, but it is impressive that in DCSD were advanced on the Reading TCAP.
All third grade students enrolled in public schools throughout Colorado participated in the Reading TCAP. Students in 3rd TCAP assessments so the results can be shared with school before the end of the school year. If a student is reading below grade level, the state of Colorado requires that a plan of intervention is developed to support the student. We do this because research shows that reading proficiency is a key factor in academic (and life) success, and because we know that early intervention is the key to getting students on the right track. Students in as individualized support from our Reading teachers. We know that our teachers are excellent; the proof, as they say, is in the pudding! grade students in Douglas County School District scored grade students scored advanced, while only 7% of 3rd grade take the Reading test earlier than the other grade at PRA benefit from quality instruction in the classroom as well.
Please note that the supply lists for grades K-6 for the 2014-2015 school year are now posted on the PRA website. They will also be displayed on the front windows of the school, on the east side of the entry doors.
Please watch for an e-blast informing you when the lists for grades 7 and 8 are available. Parents will be responsible for purchasing all supplies via local stores this year.
The office will be open from 7:30a-3:30p starting Friday, May 30 through June 19th. We will be closed from June 20-July 22, however, during this time the office will be open each Wednesday from 10am-12pm. The office will reopen on July 23 with regular hours.
We are pleased to continue our partnership with Schoolpool to assist families that are interested in carpooling, walking, biking or riding the RTD bus to and from school with other families. Schoolpool is sponsored by Way to Go (formerly RideArrangers), a program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Schoolpool is free and there is no obligation to participate.
For more information please see today’s e-folder and/or contact Rochelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Parents of Incoming 8th and *1st Grade Students
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 2014 (incoming 1st grade) will be sent out in mid July
Please do not hesitate to call or email Rochelle if you have any questions.
We are starting the PRA Silent Auction for the 4 parking spaces out in front of the school
The PTO will again be auctioning off the first 4 available parking spaces as one of our annual fund-raisers. These spaces will be available to you whenever you come to the school, and will have your name placed on a placard in front of the space. The time period for these spaces will begin next school year, and continue until the end of the school year, May 2015.
The bidding process will begin Sunday, June 1 st and will close at 6:00pm on Sunday, June 8th. All bids must be emailed to email@example.com with “Parking Space Bid” typed in the subject line. PTO cannot accept phone calls or text messages. Bidding begins at $400, and all bidders who have shown interest in this process will be emailed an update nightly. In the event that we have many bidders still in play on Saturday, I will send out the highest current bid to everyone Saturday around 12:00 and each bidder will be given one last opportunity to bid prior to the closing of bids on Saturday evening.
This is one of PTO’s bigger fund-raisers, so please join in the fun.
Thank you for helping us support the Students, Teachers and Staff at PRA
Tammy Walsh -President
Rod Sherman – Vice President
Anne Kinney – Secretary
Rupa Bhatt – Treasurer
Director 1 – Community – Kim Tanberg
Director 2 – Communication – TBD
Director 3 – Middle School – Jenny Nicholson
Director 4 – Fundraising – Stacey Stafford
Director 5 – Finance – Gwen Benevento
Director 6 – Staff Appreciation – Kristen Coffey
Director 7 – Teacher Rep – Kim Barstad
We also have many committee and sub-committee positions available for next year. Please see the PTO Page on the PRA Website if you are interested in becoming more involved with the PRA PTO. As always, the entire PRA community is welcome to join us for our regular meetings that occur on the 2nd Monday of each month in the PRA Library.
Thank you for your continued support of the PRA PTO!!
Families with outstanding books after Monday, June 2 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.
Please note that on the last day of school, Thursday May 29th, your student WILL need a SACK lunch brought from home. There will be NO hot lunch or milk service on that day, but each class will have lunchtime before their 1:00pm dismissal.
Yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, May 28.
We have extras, these will be given out on a first paid, first served basis after May 28. The cost is $25. If you’d still like to order, please send exact cash or a check payable to PRA and turn in to the office or Ms. Dizon. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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