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...
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The Teacher Hospitality Committee works to keep our Teachers happy! So let’s make sure they are well fed before their conferences!
On Tuesday Oct 7th, we will be serving a dinner from ‘Around the World’! What is that? Pick a dish from your favorite place, maybe your signature homemade family recipe and bring it in to share with our amazing staff!
On Thursday, Oct 9th we will be doing a Fall Feast!
If there is something you love to make and want to include, please email email@example.com. 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 successful. Please follow the link to Sign Up Genius below or you can email Kristen Coffey at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or more information.
Tuesday Sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B48ABAC28A31-parentteacher7
Thursday Sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B48ABAC28A31-parentteacher8
All students in 3rd – 6th grade need a spiral notebook for Spanish class. We do several activities that require the students to use the notes in their notebook. Also, the notebook will be collected once a quarter for a class work grade. If your child does not have one, please send one in as soon as possible. ¡Gracias!
Second through eighth grade students will be taking their fall student surveys Monday, September 29th – Friday October 3rd . Look for results in a future newsletter.
New Policy Implemented by our Principal, Mr. Munier
Parent volunteer hours committed to Cross Guard Duty can now be included in your total volunteer commitment of 40 hrs per family. Also, if you volunteer over and above the required 4 times per student you have here at PRA you can DOUBLE the time volunteered. i.e. (½ hr. = 1 hr.) As you all know, Platte River Academy requires each family to work 4 carpools for each student you have enrolled here. We have broken down carpool responsibilities by grade and month and have them assigned as follows: August – 8th grade Sept – 1st grade Oct – AM/PM Kindies Nov – 4th grade Dec – All day Kindies & 4th grade Jan – 2nd grade Feb – 3rd grade Mar – 5th grade April – 6th grade May – 7th grade
Have you taken your Cross Guard Test Yet? Please Take a Moment to Log in and Take the Test The link for this is: http://lms.dcsdk12.org/pd/course/view.php?id=201 (you may need to hit control + click to follow the link) The exam link is at the bottom. You must print the “Paper Assessment”, take the test and return it to Rochelle in the school office. Do not take the on-line assessment! Thank you, in advance for helping us keep our children safe as well as following the guidelines stated by Douglas County Traffic Engineers.
DONATE UNWANTED CLOTHING, SHOES AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS!
We are collecting the items listed in the Thursday folder flyer NOW through October 12.
October 13-17 we will have a DAV semi-trailer to load items. You can drive by the PRA parking lot and drop off your donations.
You will receive a tax deduction receipt when you donate items.
Our Scholastic Book Fair theme – Sir Readalot’s Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books! – surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds off fun, engaging affordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.
Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see you there!
Book Fair Dates: Monday, September 29 – Thursday, October 2, 2014
Shopping Hours: Monday – Wednesday 8am-5pm, Thursday 8-6:30pm,
Special Event: Choir concert Thursday, October 2 at 6:30pm
Before you visit the Book Fair be sure to download the FREE Book Fair App to help you find right fit books for your child. For more information visit http://www.scholastic.com/apps/#/book-fairs.
And if you are all booked up during Book Fair week be sure to visit the Book Fair online at scholastic.com/fair.
Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from September 25 – October 15.
For more information visit our Book Fair homepage at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/platteriveracadk8
Our Fall session of the Reading Buddy program will get started soon. This program pairs a trained teen volunteer with a 1st through 3rd grade child who is having challenges with reading. Please see today’s e-folder for applications to sign up your child. Applications should be turned in at the Highlands Ranch Library no later than October 3, 2014. The program will run from October 27 through December 9, 2014. We are also in need of Teen Big Buddies if you know of any students ages 13 – 18 who may be interested. These applications are also in today’s e-folder.
PRA’s Staff Fit Club is in need of childcare during our afternoon workouts. 2 volunteers are needed per day to supervise staff kiddos as they do their homework and play quietly while their parent is getting their workout on!
2 Volunteers Needed every Monday, Thursday and F riday afternoon from 3:45- 4:45pm.
Please contact Amy at email@example.com if you are interested in helping our staff focus on wellness. Thank you.
“PRA has been the benefactor of grants money ($1,125) from the Stars for Douglas County, non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting the visual arts in public education. The Stars for Douglas County is having a Masquerade Gala on September 27th to raise money for Douglas County public art programs. Please consider attending this special gala at the Wildlife Experience. You can purchase tickets, online at www.stars4douglascounty.com as well as consider a sponsorship”.
Friday, Sept. 19th – Decorating
Saturday, Sept. 27th 9am – Set up
Tuesday, Sept 30th 2:45pm – 5pm work the fair
Wednesday, Oct. 1st 2:45pm – 5pm work the fair
Thursday, Oct. 2nd 2:45pm – 5pm work the fair 5pm- 6:30pm work the fair
Please click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/z 9b3AX
Enter your email address (you will not need to register an account on VolunteerSpot). Choose the dates and tasks that you would like to volunteer for.
Or you may contact Ute Meyer at 303-221-1071×2027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be collecting costumes from September 12th-15th in the front lobby.
Mon, Sep 29
Tue, Sep 30
8-9 am & 3-4 pm
Please donate your gently used costumes to our 2nd annual costume donation sale!!
All costumes must be delivered on a wire hanger with the size safety pinned to it. Loose accessories must be bagged and attached to the costume!
All funds raised will be used to offset incidental costs associated with the Jog-a-thon, such as prizes, decorations and pumpkins.
All costumes during sale will be $5.
* Costumes not sold will be donated to Warren Village, a housing development for low income single parent families
The art room is up and running for the new school year! I am so excited to be creative and messy with your children for another year! The art room is in need of a few items. Your donations are welcome!
1. Plastic lids (i.e-butter tub lids, plastic water bottle lids, yogurt lids-any color and any size) We will collect these for first and second quarter in order to turn them into a unique art piece.
2. 2 liter soda bottles
4. Old adult shirts (used as paint shirts to protect our uniforms)
There is a donations bin outside the art room. Your students can deposit your donations in that tub.
The County is requiring that the volunteers who serve as crossing guards on and off our property go through a seven (7) minute video training. After observing the video, you will be required to take a 20 question test that you would submit to Rochelle in our front office. This will clear you so that you may help us at any of the five crosswalk areas that we have at this point.
The link for this is: http://lms.dcsdk12.org/pd/course/view.php?id=201
The exam link is at the bottom. You must print the “Paper Assessment”, take the test and return it to Rochelle in the school office. Do not take the on-line assessment! Thank you, in advance for helping us keep our children safe as well as following the guidelines stated by Douglas County Traffic Engineers. Sincerely, Rochelle Monahan and Mike Munier
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Athletics - TBD