Dear Koelzer Family,
Welcome Back! I hope you and your family enjoyed a restful and joyous break over the Holidays! I look forward to seeing you all on campus this week as we resume our normal schedules! 

Warmest Regards,
Valerie Talbert
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The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is January 10th. Read the policy/guidelines.
     Parent Preview for 5th gr. Growth & Development Film
The parent preview for the 5th Grade Growth and Development Film will be on Thursday, January 11th at 6:30 p.m. at LCE.  This is for parents only.

The film will be shown to PCY 5th graders on Friday, January 19th.
     PCY STEAM Field Trips
STEAM Field Trip: Tour the Los Angeles Police Museum with a retired detective!

On January 20, 2018 at 10am, we have a unique opportunity to tour the Los Angeles Police Museum with a very special tour guide: a retired police detective! Come learn about the history of crime solving and how technology has brought changes to police work. You can even have your picture taken at the booking lineup wall and in a jail cell, and even try to escape handcuffs! Don't miss out. 

Adults and teens are $10 each, and kids aged 0-12 are free but require RSVP. Email Nina Ries by January 12 to sign up. 

NEW STEAM Field Trip: King Tut Exhibit and Mysteries of Egypt IMAX on April 15, 2018 at 1pm!

Just added to our STEAM Field Trip lineup: Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb by seeing the world premiere of KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH at the California Science Center and watching Ancient Egypt come to life in the IMAX movie  Mysteries of Egypt! This exhibit is the largest King Tut exhibition and includes more than 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut's celebrated tomb, many of which the child king himself used in life and in death, including gold jewelry, gilded wood furniture, and ornate ritual objects-60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt. You may never see these items again. 

Our group price for the combination IMAX / special exhibit ticket is $19.50 per person (public exhibit pricing is $29.95 adult / $19.50 child, plus $8.95 adult / $6.75 child for the IMAX film, so this is a great deal!). Please note: no flash photography is permitted. Email Nina Ries to sign up.
     STEAM Activity Night - January 18th
REMINDER: STEAM Activity Night on Thursday, January 18

Join us for another fun STEAM Activity Night next Thursday night for some hands-on learning. We will have pizza in front of the MPR at 5:30pm and activities from 6-7pm. The event is free and no RSVP is required. Just show up. See you soon! 
    Spring Chorus
It's time to sign-up for Spring Chorus!
Junior chorus (1st and 2nd graders) will meet on Mondays from 3-4 and Senior chorus (grades 3-6) on Tuesdays from 3-4. (Families with children in both age groups may sign up for a chorus of choice). Chorus will begin on January 22nd and 23rd in the MPR with a performance on April 10 also in the MPR. Space is limited so sign-up on-line.  Click here to sign up.

Who: Grades 1st and 2nd
Where: MPR
When: Mondays, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Fee: $50 
Who: Grades 3rd - 6th 
Where: MPR
When: Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Fee: $50 
     PCY After school Sports Blitz
Click here for more information and to sign up.
Is your younger brother really annoying but great at stand-up comedy?
Is your older sister a control freak but plays a mean guitar?
Do your grandparents love to dab?
This is your family's chance to shine in the 5th Annual
PCY Family Variety Show!
NOW CASTING: All interested and talented PCY families to perform in a variety act of their choice.
Act Guidelines:
Acts must be no more than 4 minutes in length, include at least 1 currently enrolled PCY student & include at least 2 family members (friends can join your family's act! We encourage families to perform together!)
Informational Meeting & Audition Sign Up:  Friday, Feb 2nd @ 3:00 -Library
Interested in participating, but not sure what kind of act to do? Come to the Informational Meeting so we can share some ideas with you!
If you can't make the meeting, contact PCY parents Caren Saiet at or (818)220-313 or Eric Winzenried at for more information or to sign up for an audition slot!
Auditions:  Monday, February 12th at 3:00- MPR (all interested families will be included!)
 Show Date:  Friday, March 9th at 3:00 -MPR!!!
Click here for more information.
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
1/8                 School Resumes
1/11               Parent Preview for Growth & Development at LCE - 6:30 p.m.
1/15               MLK Jr. Birthday - NO SCHOOL
1/17               PTA Meeting - 8:30 a.m. - MPR
1/18               PCY STEAM Activity Night - 5:30 p.m.
1/19               5th Grade Student Growth & Development film
1/20               PCY STEAM Field Trip- LA Police Museum