Weekly Update: September 9, 2019

IMPORTANT DATES

September Driveline: 1st grade families!

September 10 Board Meeting

September 16-20 Book Fair

September 19 Half day of school due to conferences: MS ends at 11:15am/Elem. At 11:30am/ Spotlight program closed PM

September 19 Parent/Teacher conferences: 1:00-6:00pm

September 20 NO SCHOOL due to conferences/ Spotlight program closed

September 20 Parent/Teacher conferences: 8:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent/teacher conferences are coming soon! We will host conferences for Elementary students on Thursday, September 19 from 9-11am and 1-6pm and Friday, September 20 from 8am-12pm. For middle school students we will host conferences Thursday from 1-6pm and Friday from 8-12. Elementary teachers will send out a sign up link for all conferences. Middle school conferences will be open house style and families are encouraged to attend at the time that is most convenient for you.
 

DRIVELINE: 1ST GRADE FAMILIES

1ST GRADE PARENTS: SHOW PPA HOW IT'S DONE!

1st grade families - it's your turn! To help fill crucial driveline volunteer roles, we are asking parents in each grade level to make a special effort to volunteer one month of the school year. In September, we'd like our 1st grade families to sign up (or just show up) for volunteer spots in Help Counter. If you do not have a 1st grade student but enjoy volunteering in driveline - we still need you! Please consider signing up today! Log into Help Counter and click on "Traffic."

 

STUDENT SIGN IN / SIGN OUT

WE NEED YOUR HELP: If your student arrives late in the morning or is coming to/from an appointment, parents MUST sign their student(s) in/out at the office. Even if a parent has emailed or called the office to let us know (and we really appreciate that!), the parent still needs to sign the student in. This is for student safety, and we appreciate your support!

 

PCA MARQUEE BIRTHDAY MESSAGES

You now have an opportunity to add your child's name to the school sign to help celebrate their birthday! Click here to read about a new fundraiser geared to celebrating your child(ren)!

 

PPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS--MEMBERS WANTED

The Parker Performing Arts Board of Directors are looking for a community member to fill a vacant spot on the board. Specifically, the board is looking for someone with a law background. If you are interested in serving PPA in a Director capacity, please send a letter of intent to board@parkerperformingarts.org

 

BOOK FAIR

The Scholastic Book Fair will run the week of September 16-19. Click here for information and a wish-list! Click here for the flyer!
 

MATH LAB

Please read here about PPA’s new “Math Lab” to support student success!

 

SPIRIT SHIRTS

Get your PPA spirit shirt before our first spirit day (TBD).  Friendly reminder that spirit shirts are not part of the uniform, but will be allowed on randomly selected spirit days throughout the year. If you choose not to order one, then you can wear school colors on spirit days.  Complete this order form and return with payment to the front office.

 

THEATRE TECH CLUB 2019-2020

We are happy to offer our Middle School Theater Tech Club again this year. This club is only open to  middle school students. Theater Tech Club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm. There is a fee per semester for the club. Please review the parent letter for more information. If you have any questions please email Ms. Algrim at kalgrim@parkerperformingarts.org.

 

DCSD NUTRITION SERVICES: OPEN HOUSE

Click here for information regarding DCSD Nutrition Services and their Open House on October 3rd.

2019 MINI & JUNIOR CHEER CLINIC

Arapahoe High School Cheer is hosting a cheer clinic. Click here for information!
 

7th/8th GRADE DISNEY TRIP

We are so excited for our students to perform and workshop in Disney! Please see the attached itinerary and slideshow for the trip!
 

SCHOOLBUZZ UPDATE

We are excited to announce that we have launched our Multi-Language Support feature for SchoolBzz.  This allows our parent community to receive updates in their preferred language. This feature is only available in the PARENT DASHBOARD.  To access this feature, parents can go to settings in their PROFILE and easily switch.  


SchoolBzz supports translation into the following 25 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.


We will be posting the following update, listed below in your SchoolBzz school's broadcast channel.   We have also linked to our set up guide (PDF) for parents to follow.  


“The SchoolBzz App now supports translation into 25 languages! Get your Announcements, Assignments, and Resources delivered in your preferred language. Learn more here. “
 

CHAPARRAL CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE

Each year Chap XC hosts a CHS feeder school cross country challenge. Their goal is to promote exercise and to introduce them to the sport of cross country!  The event is Tuesday, September 10th, 6:00 pm at Sierra Middle School. Click here to see their flyer.