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...
We just began counting our preliminary pledges for the Third Annual Pumpkin Jog-a-thon, and we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $40,000. We will continue collecting pledges through Monday, Oct 19th, when we return from Fall Break. If you have not turned in your pledge envelope, please return it on that day. It’s easy to pledge on-line at: www.Run4FundsColorado.com/pra
We will update everyone after our final collection on October 19th.
As always, thank you for your continued support for the PRA PTO.
Please note that the PRA calendar (the printed legal size calendar handed out with PTO membership) shows a couple of inaccurate dates for the end of quarters. The correct ‘end of quarter’ dates are as follows:
End of 1st Qtr =Oct 23
End of 2nd Qtr =Jan 14
End of 3rd Qtr = Mar 18
End of 4th Qtr = May 27
The HRCA girls basketball league begins this week. We are looking for 3-4 more players for our team. We are a competitive basketball team focused on learning how to effectively run an offense and learning how to be aggressive on defense. This would be great pre-season conditioning for the middle school team. Parents can contact the HRCA Sports Coordinator (Lisa Sheley) at 303-471-8838 or lsheley@hrcaonline,org and request to be added to Mr. Sitarz’s team in the girls 7/8 grade division.
We practice on Thursdays from 5-6pm at Northridge Recreation Center in Highlands Ranch (on Broadway). Games are Saturdays from October 10- December 12. We play a 7 game season with a playoff and championship game.
Mr. Sitarz is a PRA parent of a 4th and 7th grader. He is planning on being a part of our girl’s middle school basketball program this upcoming season.
If you don’t want them – we will take them!
Legos are a hands-on educational tool that helps elementary school students experience the possiblities of design and engineering, mathematics, and science while also building and reinforcing the most fundamental learning skills of the 21st century: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Drop them off in the Tech Lab. Tax donation forms will be provided. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions Available PRA is looking for two qualified boys basketball coaches to teach and mentor our 6th – 8th graders for the upcoming winter season. We carry both an A and a B team. Practices begin October 26th and begin at 3:30PM. Practice end times can be flexible based on your schedule, but usually they end at 5pm.
Competitions will begin November 12th and end on on Saturday, January 16th with a tournament. Game days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. We carry both an A and a B team. A stipend does accompany each coaching position. Please contact Mr. Pascua at 303-221-1070 ext 2044 or by email email@example.com
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Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield
October 15 & 16, 10 am – 6 pm
Located at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80124 (Just southwest of C-470 & Wadsworth)
Get lost in the twists and turns of Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield! This is an opportunity with special hours for Douglas County School District. All friends, family, employees and volunteers of DCSD are invited to come and enjoy the maze, unlimited jump pillow, a hay ride and food vendors. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit your school to help “Fill the Gap.”
$8 per ticket with flyer in Sept 24 e-folder
It’s time to start thinking about Kindergarten 2016/2017. Do you have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten in the fall of 2016? Please call Judy Poulliot at 303-221-1071 x2031 to make sure we have accounted for your child.
The Art Room is in need of magazines for collages. If you have any to donate please drop off into the box in from of the Art Room. Thank you.
Interested in helping out in the Parent Workroom? We have many spots open and need your help. I have created a Parent Workroom calendar in Volunteer spot where you can select the days and time you will be available. Please follow this link to sign up: http://vols.pt/qgtWgW Thank you and hope to see you soon.
Monday October 5th is our 3rd Annual Jogathon. This year we will be allowing all students to come to school in ‘athletic’ Dress of Choice. This will allow all students to participate in the run without being restricted by uniform clothing. We ask that you keep the Dress of Choice guidelines in mind when helping your child(ren) decide their clothing for that day.
If you would like to come watch, the breakdown of grades running will be as follows:
8:30am-9:15am = K, 1, 2
9:30am-10:15am = 3,4,5
10:30am-11:15am = 6,7,8
Should be a great morning!
As you know, parent/teacher conferences are coming up. The teachers and staff spend the entire day and most of the evening at school during these conferences. Let’s make their nights special by providing them with a delicious dinner and some yummy desserts! We are going to have a soup and baked potato bar for dinner on October 6th (follow this link to bring an item: http://vols.pt/cn8NeG) and a fun night of heavy hors d’oeuvers and salads on October 8th (follow this link to bring an item: http://vols.pt/wvDUrq).
We love when families get creative with these dishes!
Thank you for helping make this dinner extra special! Thank you for your contribution!
One of our families is dealing with the ramifications of ALS (i.e. Lou Gehrig’s Disease) within their immediate family. They have been working tirelessly to help the ALS Association in their efforts to bring awareness and funding support.
We can help in this endeavor by helping get a new Colorado License Plate commissioned in honor of those living with ALS as well as for those who have died from ALS. All you need to do is sign a petition showing your support for this new plate. They only need 3,000 signatures.
The petition is available at the front desk of our school and only requires a signature and address.
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