Dear PCY Family,
For the next few weeks, we will be showcasing our Founders Day Award winners. We thank them for their years of dedication to PCY, and we look forward to congratulating them at the official ceremony on March 15th!
     Founders Day Award Winners

Amber Franklin

For the past several years, Amber has served as PCY PTA President, VP Membership, Parliamentarian, and Play 4 Paradise Co-Chair. She has also chaired or assisted with numerous PCY events, including Medieval / Country Fair, Holiday Luncheon, Ice Cream Social, Back to School Lunch, Staff Appreciation Week, and Founders Day. Amber has spent many volunteer hours as a Room Rep, classroom volunteer, Junior Great Books leader, and as a New Family Mentor. In addition, she has proudly served as a Girl Scout leader for nine years and is excited for her 16 scouts to earn their Silver Awards this spring. Amber and her daughter are also members of National Charity League (Glendale Chapter). 

Amber is married to Brett (15 years), and they have three children: a daughter at LCHS 7/8 and two sons at PCY. On top of her outstanding volunteer work, she is also a corporate lawyer at Warner Bros. In her free time, she enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, hiking, reading, slow days at the lake, 
and laughing with friends.

Linda Hada
Linda Hada began volunteering at PCY in 1995, and she remained a volunteer until her youngest son moved on to junior high. In 1998, she started as an aide in special education, which she continues to do at PCY still today. For 10 years, Linda served as a Junior Great Books volunteer, and she also acted as attendance clerk at LCE for a few 
Linda has been married for 30 years, and all three of her sons are now grown and have added two grandchildren to their family. She enjoys reading, watching turn-of-the-century movies, and traveling. She's hoping to do more of these things in the future.
Are you interested in getting more involved at PCY?  The nominating committee is working to slate the 2018-19 Executive Board.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or a friend, please email  If you think it's something you might be interested in, you can reach out to the nominating committee: Erica Gross, Susan Harlan, Cristina Kelly and Rebecca Murchie for more details.
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     LCHS Science Fair - February 9th
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
2/8                Sibling Kindergarten Registration - LCUSD Residents Only 8:30am-3:00pm
2/9                Staff Appreciation Lunch - Teachers' Lounge
2/12              PCY Family Variety Show Auditions - 3:00 p.m. - MPR
2/14              PCY PTA Meeting - 8:15 a.m. - MPR
2/15              Collaboration Day-Early Dismissal - 11:35 a.m.
2/16              President's Weekend - NO SCHOOL
2/19              President's Weekend - NO SCHOOL
2/22              Parent Tour - 8:00-9:00 a.m.
2/22              Science Night Out - 5:30 p.m. 
2/23              Spirit Rally - 10:30 a.m.
2/23              Lunch With Your Child       Calendar       PCY PTA Facebook Group
The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is February 7th. Read the policy/guidelines.