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February is Sweetheart Dance Month
CP&PKR - The PTOs at both CP and PKR are busy preparing very special evenings for our young ladies and the men in their lives: the 2015 Sweetheart Dance!

Castle Pines Sweetheart Dance - February 7
Parker Sweetheart Dance - February 21


This year's theme is "Sugar and Spice" and the PTOs promise the dances are truly going to be everything nice! The event will include carriage rides at both campuses but you'll need to hurry to save a spot on a carriage - the reservations are limited and they go FAST. Details and sign-up links for the event can be found on the PTO-CP and the PTO-PKR pages.

PTO-CP Sock-It-to-'Em Collection for Homeless Kids
CP & PKR - Join the PTO-CP and the PTO-PKR in helping homeless children by donating new pairs of socks! Collection boxes will be placed in homerooms and in the hallways. Children's socks are preferred but socks of any size are appreciated.

In the past 2 years, with the help of our American Academy families, the PTO has donated over 2.000 pairs of socks to the Sock-it-to-Em campaign. In recognition of this wonderful service program, the school has declared Tuesday, January 27, as “No Socks Day”. That’s right - you can send your kids to school without socks on their feet! But we hope that in exchange, they will remember to come in with new socks to donate!

If you would like to help with sock collection, please contact Nancy Tepsic.

Yearbooks for Sale!
CP&PKR - They won’t deliver until the end of the school year, but you can purchase yearbooks for 2014-2015 right now! Just visit LifeTouch to choose from hard cover or soft cover, or even to personalize your student’s yearbook. Be sure to print out a receipt of your order for your records. All yearbook orders must be placed by April 10, 2015. Don't forget to use the right campus ID code when you purchase!

YEARBOOK PURCHASE ID CODES
Castle Pines: 8028615
Parker: 11772515

Save the Date for the Spring Musical
CP&PKR - Love a great performance? Don't miss out on the annual American Academy spring musical, "Suessical, the Musical" at the Lone Tree Arts Center! Save the dates - May 22-24 - and stay tuned for additional information as we get closer.
Save the Date - Y.E.S.S. Parent Bootcamp
CP&PKR - All American Academy parents are invited to learn the truth about the dangers your students face and how your local law enforcement and the school district are empowering them to make the right choices and protect themselves. If you missed American Academy's parent cyberbullying assemblies, be sure to mark your calendars for this next event and get informed!

February 3, 2015
6:30-8:30pm
Chaparral High School
15655 Brookstone Drive
Parker, CO 80134

RSVP

Phyllis Harvey - YESS Program Coordinator
pharvey@dcsheriff.net

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Event Calendar
Jan 19 - Feb 6
Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart Fundraiser Collection
Jan 20 -30
PTO-PKR Sock Drive
Jan 26-30
PTO-CP Used Dress Sale, shop in front lobby all week
Jan 26 - Feb 13
CP - 6th Grade STEM: Operation Montserrat
Jan 26 - Feb 13
PKR - 6th Grade STEM: Operation Montserrat
Jan 26 - Feb 13
PKR - 5th Grade STEM: Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Vehicles
Jan 27
PTO-CP No Socks Day
Jan 30
Dress of Choice Day
Jan 30
CP - Parents Night Out, CP cafeteria and gym, 3:35 pm - 10:00 pm (register)
Feb 2
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, PKR library conference room
Feb 3
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, CP library
Feb 3
Y.E.S.S. Parent Boot Camp, Chaparral High School, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (RSVP)
Feb 5
Regular school day for all students / Evening Middle School conferences
Feb 6
PKR - K-8 Parents Night Out, PKR gym and cafeteria, 3:35 pm - 10:00 pm (register)
Feb 6
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee w/Ron Smith & Tami Bostick, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Feb 6
Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart Day; last day for fundraiser collection
Feb 6
AA Spirit Day
Feb 7
PTO-CP Sweetheart Dance, CP gym, 4:00 pm
Feb 9-10
PKR - DCSD Vision and Hearing Testing
Feb 10
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Feb 12
KP-5 Valentine's Day parties
Feb 13
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Feb 16
NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Feb 16 - March 6
CP - 7th Grade STEM: Saving the Biosphere
Feb 16 - March 6
CP - 2nd Grade STEM: Beginning Robotics
Feb 16 - March 6
PKR - 7th Grade STEM: TBD
Feb 17
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Feb 20
AA Spirit Day
Feb 21
PTO-PKR Sweetheart Dance, PKR gym, 4:00 pm
Feb 23
CP - K-5 Leadership Awards Assembly, CP gym, 2:45 pm
Feb 23
CP - 6-8 Rebel Rally and Leadership Awards Assembly, CP gym, 8:20 pm
Feb 25
PKR - K-5 Leadership Awards Assembly, PKR gym, 8:15 am
Feb 25
PKR - 6-8 Leadership Awards Assembly, PKR gym, 2:45 pm
Feb 27
End of Second Trimester Grading Period
Feb 27
Dress of Choice Day
Mar 2
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, CP conference room
Mar 3
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, CP library
Mar 6
AA Spirit Day!
Mar 6
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee w/Erin Kane, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Mar 9-13
PTO-CP Teacher Appreciation Week
March 9 - April 3
PKR - 1st Grade STEM: Chemical Engineering
Mar 10
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
March 16 - April 10
CP - 4th Grade STEM: Volcano Alert
March 16 - April 10
PKR - 4th Grade STEM: Volcano Alert
Mar 17
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Mar 17-18
PKR - KP Class and Individual Photos
Mar 19
Regular school day for all students / Evening Middle School conferences
Mar 20
Dress of Choice Day
Mar 23-27
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Mar 31 - Apr 1
CP - 8th Grade Outdoor Ed Field Trip
Apr 1
CP&PKR - K-7/8 Class Photos
Apr 3
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee w/BOD, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Apr 3
CP - Parents Night Out, CP gym and cafeteria, 3:35 pm - 10:00 pm (register)
Apr 3
PTO-PKR Coffee Chat, PKR cafeteria, 8:15 am
April 4-11
STEM 8th Grade Trip: Santa Monica Mountains & Channel Islands
Apr 6
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, PKR library conference room
Apr 6-10
CP - 8th Grade Channel Islands Trip
Apr 7
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, CP library
Apr 9
CP - All School Art Show, 1st and 3rd floor hallways, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Apr 9
Regular school day for all students / Evening KindiePrep and K-5 conferences
Apr 10
NO SCHOOL / Morning KindiePrep and K-5 conferences
Apr 17
PTO-CP P3 Event, details TBA
Apr 18
PTO-PKR Spring Soiree
April 20-24
PKR - 1st Grade STEM: Marine Biology
April 20-24
PKR - Kindergarten STEM: Animals
April 20-24
CP - Kindergarten STEM: Animals
April 20-24
CP - 1st Grade STEM: Marine Biology
Apr 21
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Apr 21
NO SCHOOL K-3 only for K-3 Testing /
Regular school day 4-8
Apr 22-24
4th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip
Apr 23
Regular school day for all students / Evening Middle School conferences
Apr 24
Dress of Choice Day
Apr 24
CP&PKR - Middle School Dance, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, CP gym, $5 admission
Apr 29
PKR - 6-8 Leadership Awards Assembly, PKR gym, 2:45 pm
Apr 29
PKR - K-5 Leadership Awards Assembly, PKR gym, 1:00 pm
Apr 30
CP&PKR - 6th Grade Science Fair, PKR gym
May 1
CP - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:00 am
May 1
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee w/Jeff Renfrow, Dazbog, 8:00 am
May 1
CP&PKR - 7th and 8th Grade Science Fair, PKR gym
May 4-8
PTO-PKR Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, CP conference room
May 4
CP - K-5 Leadership Awards Assembly, CP gym, 8:15 am
May 4
CP - 6-8 Leadership Awards Assembly, CP gym, 1:55 pm
May 5
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, CP library
May 5-8
5th Grade Civil War Field Trip
May 8
PKR - K-8 Parents Night Out, PKR cafeteria and gym, 3:35 pm - 10:00 pm (register)
May 9 - 16
8th Grade STEM Trip: Costa Rica
May 9-16
8th Grade Costa Rica STEM Trip
May 10-16
6th Grade Crow Canyon STEM Trip
May 10-16
CP - 6th Grade STEM Trip - Crow Canyon Archeological Center
May 11-12
Performing Arts Spring Showcase, Lone Tree Arts Center
May 12
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
May 15
Last day of Homework Club/Crash Club
May 15
Dress of Choice Day
May 18
CP - K-5 Leadership Awards Assembly, gym, 8:15 am
May 18
CP - 6-8 Rebel Rally and Leadership Awards Assembly, gym, 2:00 pm
May 18
PKR - Elementary Field Day, turf field, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
May 19
PRK - Middle School Field Day, turf field, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
May 19
CP - 8th Grade End of Year Dance
May 19
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
May 20
CP - Grades 3-5 Field Day, Elkridge Park, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 20
CP - Grades 6-8 Field Day, Elkridge Park, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
May 21
End of Third Trimester Grading Period
May 21
PKR - End of Year Picnic, location TBD, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
May 21
PKR - Grades K-2 Field Day, turf field, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 21
CP - 8th Grade Graduation, CP gym, 5:00 pm
May 22
NO SCHOOL / First Day of Summer Break!
May 22-24
Spring Musical, Lone Tree Arts Center
Jun 1 - Aug 1
Front offices CLOSED for Summer Break
Jun 9
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)