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...
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd & Wednesday, Oct. 23rd.
Help Colorado families stay warm this winter! Our PRA Girl Scouts invite the PRA community to participate in the annual Coats for Colorado campaign once again this year.
Please bring gently used or new coats to PRA. There is always a need for children’s coats! This is a good excuse to clean out closets over fall break!
The girls will be outside collecting during morning carpool drop off both Tuesday, Oct. 22nd & Wednesday, Oct. 23rd. A collection box will be located near the front entrance throughout the week, so drop off coats at any time.
Masquerade balls were a feature of the Carnival season in the 15th century. Masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in Italy during the 16th century Renaissance. A new resurgence of masquerade balls began in the late 1990s in North America. They still take place today, though in modern times the party atmosphere is emphasized and the formal dancing is usually less prominent and less formal.
Who: 7th and 8th Grade
When: Friday, November 1st
Where: The PRA Gym
What Time: 7:00PM-9:30PM
Details: Admission is $5.00
Please dress in all black. You must wear a mask. Masks will be provided or you can bring your own.
Monday, Oct. 28, Studio 5 School Portraits will be taking group portraits for the following clubs: Chess, Cross Country, Science Olympiad, Volleyball, Yearbook Club, 4th-6th grade Choir, and 7th-8th grade Choir. The group portraits will be featured in the school yearbook, and they are available for purchase through Studio 5. Your child will receive an order form on the day club photos are taken. Photos will be $10 each.
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm
Come join your friends for a “Super Hero” themed skate party at SkateCity. Come dressed as your favorite superhero! This is a private event for Platte River Academy students, staff, friends and family. Parents & siblings are encouraged to participate.
Admission $4.50 + (regular skate rental $1.50) or (inline rental $3.50); Meal Deal: Hot Dog, Chips & Drink $3.00
5801 S. Lowell Way Littleton, CO 80123 (303) 795-6109
The Pumpkin Run / Jog-A-Thon scheduled for this Friday is being postponed due to projected weather. It is very important that our first venture with a Jog-A-Thon as a school-wide activity during the school day be something to enjoy in nice weather versus endure in lousy weather. The weatherman is saying to expect cold, wintry weather on Friday.
So, the Pumpkin Run is being postponed/rescheduled to Monday, October 7. This event with its times and schedules will be run exactly as planned, just on a different day. Your support of and patience with this postponement will be appreciated. A special thanks goes out to all of our volunteers who can accommodate this change and apologies to those who cannot because of commitments to other obligations on Monday.
This is going to be a fun, special event and one that with a super first outing might well become an expected annual event for PRA.
The costume donation sale will be held at the front lobby on Monday September 30, 2013 and Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 8-9am and 3-5pm. We are still in need of 50 more costumes, so please consider donating one costume or dress up outfit (ballet outfit, cowboy boots etc) per family. For every costume you donate, you earn one raffle entry. Donate more costumes and earn more raffle entries!!
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 a medic, a DJ, etc. *Costumes not sold will be donated to Warren Village a housing development for low income single parent families. Please contact email@example.com with any questions that you may have regarding the costume sale.
Forms and schedules are online. Click on the Athletics and Activities/Athletics menu link on our website.
Attention all 4th, 5th and 6th graders! It’s time for the 2nd Annual Mountain Vista Feeder Elementary Cross Country Race! Come on out for a fun MVHS Community event on September 12, 2013 at MVHS at 5:30 p.m. Warm up with and be cheered on by the STATE CHAMPION MVHS XC team! Everyone will receive the trademark bright green Vista Nation t-shirt. Registration is $12 and is online by clicking on this link.
Last year there were over 200 runners! We look forward to seeing even more of you out there this year. Please contact Kimberly Romine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS!!! If you did not provide information for the 2013-2014 Student Directory during Registration, please do so by clicking here. We need the information as soon as possible in order to print the Student Directories for the families who purchased them. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Please join us Friday, September 13th, 5:30-8pm for a fun night of pizza, popcorn, candy, baked goods, face painting, games, and the showing of the movie Rise of the Guardians. 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.
5:30 – Pizza, Face Painting, and Games (outside, weather permitting)
6:30 – Rise of the Guardians (inside)
Please see this week’s Thursday folder for more information and your pizza order form.
To recognize the excellence that these scores represent, teachers were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to correspond with PRA‘s 2013 TCAP(Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) ranking in Douglas County Schools at the various grade levels and subject areas. Congratulations to Mike Willsea, Armando Duque, Alan McQueen, Anne Byrd, Jim Barstad, Kelli Boyd, Kathy Bell, Scharlotte Bowles and Becky Erickson
It has become a tradition that Platte River Academy shows up on the top of the list when compared to district and state averages relative to achievement, and our students’ performance in 2013 is no exception. In fact, in several categories, PRA students held the first, second, or third place when ranked against other students at the same level in the district in the areas of reading, writing, math, and science. Parents will be able to see their child‘s performance when individual TCAP score reports are mailed home next week.
Studio 5 School Portraits, Inc. is excited to partner with Platte River Academy Community. They are a family owned company serving Colorado schools and families for over 17 years. Owners of Studio 5, Max Vela & Steven Vela, are Colorado natives who take pride in providing classic and affordable portraits.
Please look for your order form in today’s Thursday folder (K-5).These forms need to be returned to school on picture day.
A few important dates are coming up!!
Please remember to register at PRA on one of the following days: Wednesday, August 7th 7:30am – 12:00pm or Thursday, August 8th 3pm – 6pm.
New parents are invited to attend a New Parent Meeting at the school library on Monday, August 12th 4pm – 5pm.
Finally, our back to school picnic is on Monday, August 12th 5pm – 8pm. This event is FREE and brought to you by the PTO. It is a wonderful way to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, too while enjoying fun activities and free food. You can bring a picnic blanket to sit on while you eat on the field or join us in the gym. Please remember to bring your school supplies to put in your child’s classroom!
Click here for your child’s school supply list. You may also choose to purchase your school supplies (Panther Packs) through PREA. Instructions and order forms are at the bottom of each school supply list. Please note that if you are ordering through PREA, please send in order form(s) and checks by 3pm Wednesday 7/24/2013.
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
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