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Don't Miss the K-5 Art Openings at CP & PKR!
CP&PKR - Don't miss out! The opening nights for the CP Exhibition Art and the PKR Artist's Choice Exhibition are coming up on May 3 (PKR) and May 5 (CP). In addition to displaying one artwork from each K-5 art genius at each campus, there will be refreshments and live student music. A lot to look forward to and the students are excited for you to get a look at their amazing works!

CASTLE PINES K-5 EXHIBITION ART
May 5, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Castle Pines 1st floor hallway

PARKER K-5 ARTIST CHOICE EXHIBITION
May 3, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Parker 1st floor hallway

Drop-Off Dates for Uniform Resale
CP&PKR - Get those gently-used uniform items ready for this summer's Uniform Resale on July 30 and drop them off at either campus lobby on May 23-25! Don't forget -- if you want to SELL your uniform items, you need to tag your uniform items as directed!
Front Office Schedule for First Week of Summer
CP&PKR - The Castle Pines and Parker front offices will be open for only a few days during the first week of summer break, and only for a limited hours. Please take note of those days and hours below!

Monday, May 30 - CLOSED (Memorial Day)
Tuesday May 31, OPEN, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, OPEN, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday and Friday, June 2 - 3, CLOSED

Last CP Parents Night Out FRIDAY
CP - Friday, May 6, is the LAST Castle Pines K-8 Parents Night Out of the year!!! We still have some spots for your child to stay at school until 10:00 pm and have fun with friends and their American Academy teachers. Mrs. Sundgren, Ms. Hoover and Mrs. Valentine will be here at school doing crafts, playing games, eating pizza and watching a movie with the kids. Students may even bring their pajamas for more comfortable movie-watching. All you need to do is sign your child up on the school store. The kids LOVE PNO, so don’t let them miss out on the last of the fun - we can’t wait to celebrate the end of the school year with your kids!
Field Days for CP and PKR
Field Days are just around the corner and the PTOs at both campuses are already hard at work with the PE instructors planning the all fun. Make sure you save the date so you can volunteer during your students Field Day time slot!

CASTLE PINES
May 24 - Elementary Field Day (volunteer)
K-2: 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
3-5: 9:00 am - noon
May 23 - Middle School Field Day (volunteer), noon - 3:30 pm

PARKER
May 23 - KindiePrep Field Day, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
May 24 - Middle School Field Day (volunteer), 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 25 - Elementary School Field Day (volunteer), 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Volunteer at the Popsicle Tent
Volunteer with Field Day T-shirts

AAPTO-PKR Spring Soirée - A Video Recap
PKR - Did you miss it this year? It was a really GOOD one, in spite of the snow. But there's always next year, and in case that's too long to wait, you can watch the video recap here! Thank you to everyone who attended, and a special thank you to the AMAZING AAPTO-PKR Spring Soirée committee members who pulled it all together!
PKR Spring Soirée Video
Prospective Employee Information Meeting - May 16
CP&PKR - Our last Prospective Employee Information Meeting will be held on Monday, May 16, at 5:00 pm in the Castle Pines cafeteria. Are you looking, or do you know another wonderful, qualified person looking, for a great job? Pass this invitation along and tell them to RSVP!

At these meetings, interested candidates will learn all about our school and what it's like to work here. They'll hear about the mission and curriculum of American Academy from Erin Kane, our Executive Director of Schools, meet current administration, and some of our teachers and students, along with a school tour. We will also talk about any current available openings.

CP Exhibition Art - May 5
CP - Ms. Suarez would like to invite all K-5 parents to the 2016 K-5 Exhibition Art Show on May 5, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm! For this end-of-year show, each K-5 student was invited to submit one piece of art into the show for all of the school and parents to see their wonderful progress in the arts this year. Come celebrate all of the amazing work that your students have accomplished this year in the art room! We hope to see you on May 5 for munchies, live student performances and ART!

Want to help Ms. Suarez put on this great art-filled evening? Volunteer here!

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May 1 - 8
CP&PKR - STEM trip (Grd 8): Costa Rica
May 2 - 7
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2-6
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5
CP - Exhibition Art Show, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, CP 1st floor hall
May 6
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
May 6
American Academy Spirit Day
May 9 - 13
PKR - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
May 10
BOD Meeting, Vista Vino Modern Grill, 6:00 pm no Modern Grill, 611 Wilcox, Castle Rock 80104 (agenda)
May 13
American Academy Spirit Day
May 16
Employee Information Meeting, Castle Pines Campus Cafeteria, 5:00pm-7:00pm (RSVP)
May 17
AAPTO-PKR Meeting, library conference room, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
May 17
CP - 6-8 Leadership Awards Ceremony, gym, 1:55 pm
May 17
CP - K-5 Leadership Awards Ceremony, gym, 8:15 am
May 18
PKR - K-5 Leadership Awards Ceremony, gym, 1:00 pm
May 19
STEM-A-palooza: CP Gym
May 20
STEM-A-palooza: Parker Gym
May 20
Box Tops and LMD Caps Collection
May 20
Dress of Choice Day
May 20
Last day of Homework Club/Crash Club
May 24
PKR - 6-8 Leadership Awards Ceremony, gym, 8:30 am
May 25
CP - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, 5:00 pm, gym (reception to follow)
May 26
PKR - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, 5:00 pm, gym (reception to follow)
May 26
AAPTO-PKR End-of-Year Celebration, Salisbury Park
May 26
End of T3 grading period / Last day of school for all students
May 27
First day of Summer Break!
June 3
Front offices close for the summer
Jun 7
AAPTO-CP Meeting, library, 7:00 pm
Jun 14
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Jul 12
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
July 30
American Academy Uniform Resale, 12:00 - 3:00 pm, CP cafeteria
Aug 8
Front Office opens
Aug 10-12
All School Registration
Aug 15-17
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Aug 18
FIRST DAY OF MIDDLE SCHOOL!
Aug 22
FIRST DAY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!
Aug 28 - Sep 2
CP&PKR - STEM trip (Grd 7): Catalina Island Marine Institute
Aug 31
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
Sep 5
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Sept 5 - 16
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 4): Return to the Moon
Sept 5- Sept 30
CP - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Mechanical Engineering
Sept 5 - Nov 11
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 6): Engineering Academy
Sep 14
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Sep 15
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Sept 19 & 20
CP - STEM Field Trip (Grd 4): Challenger Learning Center
Sept 19 - Oct 21
CP - STEM unit (Grd 2): WeDo
Sept 21 & 22
PKR - STEM Field Trip (Grd 4): Challenger Learning Center
Sep 23
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Oct 5
KP-5 Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, CP&PKR various classrooms
Oct 6
KP-5 Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, CP&PKR various classrooms
Oct 7
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day
Oct 10-14
NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
Oct 17 - Nov 11
PKR - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Mechanical Engineering
Oct 24 - Nov 18
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 5): EV3
Oct 27
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Oct 28
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Nov 14 - 18
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 1): Marine Biology
Nov 17
CP - STEMapalooza (Grd 6) Gym
Nov 18
PKR - STEMapalooza (Grd 6) Gym
Nov 18
END OF FIRST TRIMESTER (T1)
Nov 25
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 5 - 9
PKR - STEM unit (KindiePrep): Curious George Builds a House
Dec 5 - Feb 17
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 7): Engineering Academy
Dec 7
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
Dec 12 - Jan 24
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 4): EV3 Robotics
Dec 19 - Jan 2
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan 2 - Feb 3
CP - STEM unit (Grd 1): Chemical Engineering
Jan 3
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Jan 4
FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL!
Jan 11
KP-5 Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, CP&PKR various classrooms
Jan 12
KP-5 Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, CP&PKR various classrooms
Jan 13
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day
Jan 16
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 30 - Feb 24
CP - STEM unit (Grd 3): WeDo Robotics
Feb 9
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Feb 13 - March 17
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 1): Chemical Engineering
Feb 16
CP - STEMapalooza (Grd 6) Gym
Feb 17
PKR - STEMapalooza (Grd 6) Gym
Feb 20
NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Feb 24
END OF SECOND TRIMESTER (T2)
March 6 - May 12
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 8): Engineering Academy
March 13 - April 7
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 2): Claymation
Mar 24
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
March 27 - April 7
CP - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
Mar 30
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
April 9 - 15
CP& PKR - STEM trip (Grd 6): Olympic National Park
April 17 - May 5
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 3): Sphero
April 17 - 28
PKR - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
Apr 27
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
April 27 - 29
Jr. FLL World Expo; St. Louis, MO
Apr 28
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
May 1-5
CP - STEM unit (Grd 1): Marine Biology
May 7-14
CP & PKR STEM Trip (Grd 8) Costa Rica
May 18
CP - STEMapalooza (Grd 6) Gym