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 contact Tammy Walsh with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your continued support of the PRA PTO.
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 Taco Bar on Tuesday, February 23rd (follow this link to bring an item: http://vols.pt/RLm6rX and a soup and salad bar for dinner on Thursday, February 25th (follow this link to bring an item: http://vols.pt/eS8gDM Thank you for helping make this dinner extra special! Thank you for your contribution!
Mitchell Galligan attended the DCSD Spelling Bee at Castle Rock Middle School, on Saturday, February 6th and placed in the top 25 finalists. He was invited to participate in the State Spelling Bee on March 12th at the University of Denver. Unfortunately, Mitchell has a Science Olympiad Meet that day and will not be able to attend, but it was a great experience. WAY TO GO MITCHELL!
Please see the Feb 11 e-folder for the 01/11/2016 PTO meeting Minutes.
Jump Rope Club is a fast paced, heart pumping, exhilarating club that will take place on , Friday February 19th, Friday February 26th, and Friday March 4th. All times will be from 7:30AM to 8AM. No sign up is necessary and the best part, no cost!! You can bring your own jump rope or they will be provided. If you would like to help facilitate and get your jump rope on as well, volunteers are encouraged to contact Mrs. Borger email@example.com or just stop by and let her know.
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.
If your child participated in any club or activity this year i.e. Science Olympiad, Choir, Landsharks, Battle of the Books, sports, etc. , group photos are now available for purchase. Please return the order form found in the February 11th e-folder by Thursday, February 18th. with your payment of $10 per photo. Thank you.
We will have our ‘Gently Used Uniform Sale’ starting the morning of Tuesday, February 23rd through the evening of Parent/Teacher Conferences on February 25th. There will be several clothing racks in the school lobby for your convenience. If you haven’t ever shopped our sale, it is a great time to purchase uniforms for the current school year, as well as next year, at VERY reasonable prices.
Have you taken PRA’s Annual Operations & Academics Surveys yet? SAC would love to see at least 80% of PRA families participate. Each family should complete one Operations Survey and one Academic Survey for each child who attends PRA. The surveys will remain open until next Thursday, February 11th.
Take yours today!
Jenny Jumper (Mrs. Borger) and Bouncing Billy (Mr. Pascua) visited the PRA students yesterday to tell them about the annual Jump Rope for Heart event, part of The American Heart Association. This year the theme is “Building Pawsitive Heart Habits” and the students can earn a lanyard and puppy toys, not to mention some fabulous “thank you” gifts for collecting donations for the cause. A collection envelope went home yesterday that explains how your child can collect donations for this event. Please take a moment to look it over and help them get started. Students have the option of the traditional door to door requests or requesting them online (recommended…and the easiest for parents!). Jenny Jumper and Bouncing Billy would love for you to post a few dates on your refrigerator or calendar to help your child stay on target with important upcoming events:
Wednesday, February 24th Duct Tape Challenge – Students will purchase strips of duct tape in order to duct tape Mr. Munier to an upright folding table. We will roll Mr. Munier around the school for everyone to see. Who wouldn’t want to see that? $1 per foot of duct tape
Friday, February 26th – Dodge ball Pay to Play – Open to 6th – 8th graders. Students pay $10 each and form a team to play in a middle school dodgeball tournament.
Friday, February 26th – Shoe or Dress of Choice – Students can pay $1 for shoe of choice or $3 for dress of choice.
Wednesday, March 2nd – Jump Rope for Heart Event – Students will participate in fun and exhilarating activities during a special time designated at the end of the school day for celebrating the Jump Rope for Heart fundraising campaign. All monies collected need to be turned in on this day.
Please see the Feb 4 e-folder for the 02/08/2016 PTO meeting Agenda
PRA is pleased to announce that we have our girls soccer coach for this upcoming season. It will be Javier Acua. Javier has coached with PRA in the past alongside Mr. Allen and he comes with many years of coaching and playing experience. He will be assisted by Mikael Blomquist, who grew up in the UK and has played since childhood. We are excited to have them on board. Girls soccer will begin Monday, March 28th.
We have a new sport this year: BOYS VOLLEYBALL! Practices begin Tuesday, February 9th, 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Girls basketball is still in season, so gym time is limited until Monday, March 7th. We will get as many practices in before our first game, Thursday, February 25th, including a few Saturdays from 10am – 12pm (starting March 7th, no Saturday practices). A practice and game schedule will be posted on our athletics website soon. Please have your athletic packet completed before Feb. 9th. Season runs Feb. 25th through April 12th. If you would like to help us get our program off the ground, please contact Mr. Pascua at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to remember moments with a recognition ad in the yearbook. Visit Jostens to cerate your ad online It’s a great way to remind your 8th grader how proud you are, click the link below to create your ad!
Father/Daughter Masquerade Dance
February 19th, 2016
In the PRA gym.
More info to come soon!
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