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...
Please join PTO and PRA for our ninth annual Muffins for Moms event
Tuesday, May 10th from 7:15am – 8:00am.
Join us in the gym for coffee, juice, fruit and yummy muffins. All this will be served up by some of our very best PRA Dads! (see RSVP in the April 28 e-folder)
With the end of the school year right around the corner, please take time to pay any outstanding fees owed to PRA. These fees could include: kindergarten tuition, before care, DCSD transportation costs, middle school electives and music/choir.
There is a link on our homepage titled “PAYMENTS” that will take you to the online web store to make the payment. You just need to login and select the student name.
If you are unable to make the payment or are having difficulty logging in, please call Jackie Cote at 303-221- 1070, extension 2034. You can pay with your credit card over the phone or send in a check.
Thank you in advance for taking care of this.
The Governing Board is proud to announce the election results for this year’s Governing Board Heidi Bienvenu & Kevin Croshal were elected to the Governing Board of Platte River Academy. Congratulations to Heidi and Kevin and a big thank you to Marissa Buzan and Shawn McGilvrey for running for the Board. All four candidates were terrific and care deeply about our school. We were honored to have all four step up to be considered for a position on our Board.
Our new Board members will take their seats at the June Governing Board meeting.
We need volunteers to help on Tuesday, May 10th from 6:15am – 8:30am with our annual Muffins for Moms event at the school. The kids love sharing the morning with their moms, and we just need 6- 8 dads to help us with set up, serving and clean up that day. Please send an email to Chris O’Connell at email@example.com or just follow this link if you can volunteer. http://vols.pt/Z8b4nf Thank you!
Platte River Academy will be accepting applications for the following positions for the 2016-2017 school year:
Kindergarten Instructional Aide – Two part time positions OR one full time position. Required availability: M-F, 5 hours a day
1st Grade Instructional Aide – Required availability: M-F, 5 hours a day
Recess Supervisor – Required availability: M-F, 3 hours a day, 11am-2pm
If you are interested, please send your resume to Heidy Tomic at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRA will be holding their own sports camps this summer. We will be offering volleyball, basketball, and soccer camps. All camps will be coed and separated by grade. Some camps will only be offered to certain grades based on the availability of our coaches. All camps will be held at Platte River Academy. Please see our offerings below.
Registrations forms will be available online at our Athletics website or can be picked up in the front office, or Mr. Pascua, beginning Monday, April 25th.
You are always free to contact Mr. Pascua for more information at email@example.com
June 6th – 9th
9am – 12pm
Incoming 4th – 8th grade (cap 40 part)
Coach Javier Acua
June 27th – 30th
Incoming 6th – 8th grade 9am – 11:30pm (cap 25 part.)
Coach Tim Glaser and Assistants
Incoming K – 2 2:30pm – 4pm – Possibly, but not sure as of yet (please contact me if you are interested in this option and/ or possibly to help coach, cap of 20 part.)
Incoming 3rd – 5th grade 12:30pm – 2:15pm (cap 25 part.)
July 11th – 14th
9am – 12pm
Incoming 5th – 8th grade (cap 25 part.)
Coach Kimberly Klein & Assistants
Many of you have already crossed school supply shopping off of your back to school TO DO lists! If you haven’t yet, you’re just a few clicks away from getting everything you need for next year. It’s super easy … Click, pay, done! Kits ship straight to PRA and will be waiting for your student in his/her 2016-17 classroom on the first day of school. Plus, while you’re on the site getting your supplies, check out their great selection of Under Armour accessories. To buy your school supplies, CLICK the web address link below.
Alice in Wonderland Jr. Presented by PRA’s MS Theater Elective and our 4-6th grade choir.
Wednesday May 4 at 6:00
Thursday May 5 at 6:00
Friday May 6 at 6:00
Tickets are available at the front desk. $5.00 each or $20.00 for families of 4 or more (immediate family) See you there!!!!
We are still looking for the following items to borrow: Park Bench, Large Plastic Tea sets
Platte River Academy’s Singing Panthers (4-6th grade choir) will be singing the National Anthem during Douglas County Schools Day at the Rockies Sunday May 15. Game starts at 2:10. Tickets are available at www.rockies.com/DCSD promo code DCSD The Colorado Rockies vs. The New York Mets. Come join the fun!!!
Thursday, April 28th is National “Take Your Child to Work Day”. Please note that if your child(ren) go with you to work on April 28th , it may be an unexcused absence.
Your child’s absence will only be considered excused if your place of work has an official program designated on this day for children of all its employees. The reason for this is that without a specific program hosted by your employer, your child could go to work with you on any non-school day instead.
Girls Soccer Games
Tuesday, April 26th, vs. Aspen View Academy HOME at 4:30pm
Wednesday, April 27th vs. Sky View Academy HOME at 4:30pm
Practice on Monday and Thursday, 3:30 pm – 5pm
Please join PTO and PRA for our ninth annual Muffins for Moms event Tuesday, May 10th from 7:15am-8:00am.
Join us in the gym for coffee, juice, fruit and yummy muffins. All this will be served up by some of our very best PRA Dads! (see RSVP in the April 21 Thursday folder grades K-5 and e-folder).
We need volunteers to help on Tuesday, May 10th from 6:30 – 8:30am with our annual Muffins for Moms event at the school. The kids love sharing the morning with their moms, and we just need 6-8 dads to help us with set up, serving and clean up that day. Please send an email to Chris O’Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer. Thank you.
250 wine corks needed for 5th grade Riverboat Day.
We are in need of a minimum of 250 wine corks for our upcoming 5th grade CK event. If you have corks to donate, please label your bag with the number of corks and bring them to the school front desk no later than Monday May 2nd. It’s helpful to contact your favorite bars/restaurants to get cork donations. THANK YOU!!
PRA will be holding their own sports camps this summer. We will be offering volleyball, basketball, and soccer camps. All camps will be coed and separated by grade. Some camps will only be offered to certain grades based on the availability of our coaches. All camps will be held at Platte River Academy. Please see our offerings in the April 21 newsletter.
Registration forms will be available online at our Athletics website or can be picked up in the front office, or Mr. Pascua, beginning Monday, April 25th. You are always free to contact Mr. Pascua for more information at email@example.com.
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
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