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...
Girl Scout Informational Meeting Wednesday, September 3rd, 5:30 pm PRA-Mr. Willsey’s Room If you think your daughter might be interested in joining Girl Scout Troop #3204 please plan on attending this informational meeting next Wednesday. If unable to attend please feel free to contact me and I can get you the information. Pam Carter-720-284-4121
Friday, September 12 Family Movie Night Please join us from 6pm-8pm 6pm Garlic Jim’s Pizza Dinner (Gluten Free Pizza available as well) 6:30pm Lego Movie begins! Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Kids are welcome to bring a sleeping bag and stuffed animal and parents are welcome to bring a lawn chair. Please see E-folder for pizza order form. Checks made to PRA PTO. See you then!!!
Mrs. Fahlstedt – 2nd gr.
Mrs. Bell- 3rd gr. – every other week
Mrs. Halpert – 3rd gr.
Mr. Barstad – 4 th gr.
Mrs. Byrd – 5 th gr. Every other week
If interested please contact Rochelle at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you on the schedule. Thank you.
We are starting a new Architectural Committee which needs parent volunteers as soon as possible. Please contact Andy Jones at email@example.com if interested. The Architectural Steering Committee (ASC) is tasked with developing recommendations on possible long range building projects as well as shorter term facility maintenance requirements.
Further information can be found in the Aug 28, 2014 newsletter.
Purchase $5 pre-loaded King Soopers cards and every time you reload your card, PRA will receive 5% of the reload amount. Stop by the front office to purchase your card today!
Target Debit/Credit Cards will give back up to 1% to designated schools. Go to www.target.com/tcoe then find Take Charge of Education banner, click on learn more, then search our school by zip code 80126 , then at second page you will see PLATTE RIVER ACAD K-8. See flyer in the Aug 28 efolder for more details.
As our PRA families have requested, the PTO focuses on only two school fundraisers each year (no selling candy bars, wrapping paper, etc. for you!) Please look for future information that will soon be sent home with your students and posted on the PTO website about how you can donate to PRA to fund educational programs and new technology in our school. Thank you for your support!
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
In preparation for selecting a PRA team for the Douglas County Library Battle of the Books competition, we are starting a Battle of the Books Club this fall. No reading or attendance requirements, just fun motivation to read new books. For more information come to an introductory meeting after school from 3:30- 4 on the following dates: 3rd and 4th grades, Tuesday, September 2 (Mr. Barstad’s room) contact Gwen Benevento (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kelly Gilchrest(email@example.com) 5th and 6th grades, Wednesday, September 3rd (Mrs. Byrd’s room) contact Nicole Cimbura (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janeen Galligan (email@example.com).
Monday, September 29 – Thursday, October 2
Volunteer at our fall Book Fair — an exciting celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for kids to discover. Join our volunteer team to:
• Bring creative flair to signs and decorations. We would like to decorate on September 19and will have a short meeting earlier in September. Some work can be done at home.
• Provide food and refreshments for the teacher preview (September 29 at 7:15am).
• Organize and put things in place
• Offer a helping hand, set up (September 27), or pack up (October 3)
• Help shoppers of all ages find the perfect book (September 29 – October 2)
We appreciate your support in whatever form it takes. Please click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/z9b3AX 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
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.
Assembly: Thursday, August 28th 8:30-9:15 am (4th-8th graders) 2:25-3:10 pm (1st-3rd graders)
Jimmy is a motivational speaker and an endurance running coach living in Los Angeles. He is passionate about health and fitness, and especially enthusiastic about inspiring a younger generation to start healthy lifestyle habits at an early age. As a backdrop to many of Jimmy’s keynotes, he has completed numerous ultra distance footraces including the Badwater 135, the Western States 100, and the Leadville Trail 100. In 2012 he was a part of an 8 runner team that ran every step of the Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica averaging 20+ miles per day for nearly 3 weeks. Jimmy has worked with dozens of schools and thousands of runners to help them reach for fitness goals that once seemed impossible. He is honored to be speaking at PRA. Jimmy’s upcoming book “Making Molehills Out of Mountains” is due to release in late-2014.
Please make plans to join us for Back to School Nights from 6:30-8:00 pm on August 26th, 27th, and 28th. This is our opportunity to welcome both new and returning families back to school and share important information related to classroom and school wide programming.
Back to School Night presentations are offered in two sessions each evening so that parents are able to attend different grade levels in classrooms or join in on a general meeting with our Governing Board and Administration. Your child’s teachers will be directly communicating with you regarding the content and location of their grade level presentation. Please note the evening planned for your student(s):
Kindergarten-2nd Grade *Kindergarten in Library Tuesday, August 26th Meeting in Gym
3rd-5th Grades *4th Grade in Library Wednesday, August 27th Meeting in Gym
6th-8th Grades Thursday, August 28th Meeting in Gym
6:30 pm – 7:10 pm……….Session I
7:10 pm – 7:20 pm….Break/Passing
7:20 pm – 8:00 pm……….Session II
Please note that this evening is intended for parents only; there will be no childcare or activities for children available. Thank you.
It’s not too late to order Spirit Wear. Item samples are in the lobby right outside the office. All items are sized the same so there is something in almost every size available. Orders are due Friday, August 29, 2014 by the end of the school day. Make checks payable to PRA PTO. Expect delivery by the end of September. If you have any questions, email Maya Brown at Mbrown@PlatteRiveracademy.com.
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Athletics - TBD