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...
Mrs. Cole is looking to borrow1-2 folding room dividers to be used in this year’s production Mulan. Please contact Mrs. Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to ‘share’ your room divider (s) with us. Thanks.
The Art Room is in need of paper towel and toilet paper rolls for a 2nd grade project. And Mr. Willsea still needs empty wrapping paper tubes!
Thank you so much for sending your recycling our way!
ONLY ONE CLASS/ONE TEACHER WILL WIN
MARK YOUR BAGS WITH THE TEACHER’S NAME AND GRADE FOR SUBMITTAL
PRIZES ARE $75 FOR THE CLASS AND $100 FOR THE TEACHER
ALL IN BY MAY 4TH!
WHO WILL WIN BIG ON BOXTOPS?
PRA has a technology helpdesk for staff, students, and parents. We are happy to assist with any issues related to school applications (i.e. Schoology, IStation, Accelerated Reader, Brain Pop, etc.), the PRA mobile app, and parent e-mails. If you are having trouble with any products or services that PRA provides simply email our helpdesk and one of our team will get in touch with you.
Please include the following information in your email:
Your student’s name(s)
Product or service causing the issue
Description of the problem
PRA Dads: Start Your Day with Donuts, Coffee and Juice On Us! Please join us as we celebrate our twelfth annual “Donuts for Dads “on, Tuesday, March 7th, from 7:15am until 7:50am. You are also welcome to stay and accompany your child to the BOOK FAIR until 8:10am. (Look for more information in the Feb 23 Thursday folders grades K-5 and the e-folder)
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help with the Spring Book Fair. We are in need of a few more volunteers in the following areas:
Sat. 3/4 – 2 needed for set up @ 9am
Tues 3/7 – 1 needed 7-8:30, 1 needed 8:30-10, 1 needed 2:45-5
Fri. 3/10 – 4 needed for take down @ 8:15-9:15
If you are available and willing to help, please click on the following link to signup: Book Fair sign up
We will be having our next Dress Code Meeting on Thursday, March 2nd in our school library. This is a great time for you to come join us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding our Dress Code policy. We will be meeting from 11:30am- 12:30pm on that day. See you then!
March 2nd vs Littleton Prep @ PRA/ 4:15pm A team / 5:15pm B team
March 13th First round of Playoffs @ TBA/4:15pm
On May 24, PTO will host an assembly to donate hair to the nonprofit organization – Children with Hair Loss. This organization provides free wigs to children with medically related hair loss. Check out their website at www.childrenwithhairloss.us
Join the PRA 1st -8th grade girls, friends, teachers, parents and former PRA students and donate 8″ of hair (regular, bottled and gray) to Shair the Love. More details, permission slips, forms as we get closer but for now… KEEP GROWING THAT HAIR!!
Please see the Feb 23 e-folder for the 01/09/17 PTO Meeting Minutes
SAC wants to know what you think!
It is time to let us know how you feel things are going at PRA by participating in our Annual Parent Survey!
When can I do it? Anytime through Tuesday, February 21st
How long will it take? SAC worked to reduce the number of items on the surveys; we expect it to take 15 minutes. We ask that families complete one Academic Survey for each child attending PRA — obviously, it will take longer to complete three Academic Surveys than one.
Can I pause in process and return later? Unfortunately, not. You need to dedicate about 15 minutes of uninterrupted time and just go for it. There will be a link to the Academic Surveys when you reach the end of the Operations Survey. If you happen to exit after the Operations Survey, please contact Becky Bonner (email@example.com) to get access to the Academic Surveys.
What if I just complete the Operations Survey? Well, SAC certainly appreciates any feedback they get; however, your child(ren) may be disappointed that you didn’t complete the Academic Surveys. Elementary grades (K-5) are awarded with Parties and/or Shoe-Sock of Choice for reaching 80% participation rates in the Academic Surveys, and 6th-8th Grades will earn a BONUS Dress of Choice for 80% participation. Who wants to be the parent who keeps his/her child’s class from earning a class prize? It’s a WIN-WIN to participate!
How do I access the survey? Follow this mobile-friendly link: 2016-17 Parent Survey
Platte River Academy’s SAC appreciates your time and feedback!
The Governing Board’s next meeting is, Thursday March, 9th 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the PRA Library. As always, we welcome your attendance at this public meeting. For those that cannot attend, please feel free to contact me or any of your Governing Board members through the Governing Board tab on the Platte River Academy website (http://www.platteriveracademy.com/governing-board/).
Next Dress Code meeting, Thursday, March 2nd, 11:30 AM
February 21st vs Aspen View Academy @ Aspen View Academy 4:15pm A team / 5:15pm B team
February 23rd vs Aspen Academy @ Aspen Academy 4:15pm A team / 5:15pm B team
Click here for the FULL CALENDAR of events and official SCHOOL CALENDAR.
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