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...
Platte River’s Spring Picture Day is, Friday, March 31st . This is a DRESS OF CHOICE DAY Look for ordering information on the flyer provided in the Mar 16 Thursday folder ALL grades
I am proud to announce that the Colorado Department of Education has awarded Platte River Academy the John Irwin School of Excellence Award for 2016. The award was not given to any school in 2015 because CDE lacked the assessment data primarily due to changes in the testing format throughout the state.
The John Irwin School of Excellence award is given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. Our school “exceeded” expectations on the academic achievement indicator which is the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools. There are 1,825 schools in the state. Only one hundred and sixty-eight (168) received this prestigious honor (i.e. 9%).
In Douglas County, 13 schools qualified for the award. Four were charter schools (Challenge to Excellence, Parker Core Knowledge, the STEM School and PRA), six elementary schools and three high schools.
THANK YOU PARENTS FOR YOUR SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, ESPECIALLY AS WE GO THROUGH THE ASSESSMENT/TESTING CYCLE ADMINSTERED BY THE STATE. We have noted often, how important the assessments are to our strategic efforts to provide a first-class education. This special award is a very nice by-product of having all our children included in the assessment cycle.
Please join me in thanking all our staff for a job VERY WELL DONE!!!
Girls soccer begins Monday, March 27th . Practices will continue Monday through Thursday, 3:20pm to 4:45pm, until games begin. Please make sure you have cleats and shin guards, but these are not absolutely necessary. Don’t forget your athletic packet and updated physical (both documents required to play). Forms can be found online on our athletic website or outside and to the left the PE office. Contact Mr. Pascua at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
The Art Room is in need of paper towel and toilet paper rolls for a 2nd grade project. And Mr. Willsea still needs empty wrapping paper tubes! Thank you so much for sending your recycling our way!
Please see the Mar 16 e-folder for the PRA State Assessment Schedule
When: April 7th, 2017
What: 2 hours of bowling, pizza, pop, and arcade card
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!
Are you a Longmont Dairy customer? Longmont Dairy Farm and Platte River Academy are working together in an effort to reduce waste and support our community with a new program called Milk Caps for MOOOLA. Bring your plastic Longmont Dairy Farm milk bottle caps into the school daily, weekly or monthly and the school will receive 5 cents for every milk cap returned. We will receive $50 for every 1,000 bottle caps!
Mrs. Cole is looking to borrow1-2 folding room dividers to be used in this year’s production Mulan. Please contact Mrs. Cole at email@example.com if you are willing to ‘share’ your room divider (s) with us. Thanks.
The Art Room is in need of paper towel and toilet paper rolls for a 2nd grade project. And Mr. Willsea still needs empty wrapping paper tubes!
Thank you so much for sending your recycling our way!
ONLY ONE CLASS/ONE TEACHER WILL WIN
MARK YOUR BAGS WITH THE TEACHER’S NAME AND GRADE FOR SUBMITTAL
PRIZES ARE $75 FOR THE CLASS AND $100 FOR THE TEACHER
ALL IN BY MAY 4TH!
WHO WILL WIN BIG ON BOXTOPS?
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
PRA Dads: Start Your Day with Donuts, Coffee and Juice On Us! Please join us as we celebrate our twelfth annual “Donuts for Dads “on, Tuesday, March 7th, from 7:15am until 7:50am. You are also welcome to stay and accompany your child to the BOOK FAIR until 8:10am. (Look for more information in the Feb 23 Thursday folders grades K-5 and the e-folder)
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help with the Spring Book Fair. We are in need of a few more volunteers in the following areas:
Sat. 3/4 – 2 needed for set up @ 9am
Tues 3/7 – 1 needed 7-8:30, 1 needed 8:30-10, 1 needed 2:45-5
Fri. 3/10 – 4 needed for take down @ 8:15-9:15
If you are available and willing to help, please click on the following link to signup: Book Fair sign up
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
Athletics - PASCUA