Dear PCY Family,
This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation week! We have the opportunity to show our Teachers and Staff how much we appreciate all they do. We are beyond fortunate to have the most incredible Teachers and Staff ever! They are constantly going above and beyond day after day  to ensure our children have the best environment and curriculum available to them. Id like to say a very special THANK YOU to each of you Teachers and Staff members. You each bring something special to our school and we are grateful for you!

A huge congratulations to our Mathzilla participants! What a fun evening! Thank you to Jennifer Ringo, Sunyoung Fahimi and Hillary Gregg for helping coordinating this fun event! 

Have a wonderful week in paradise! 
Warmest Regards,
Valerie Talbert       Calendar       PCY PTA Facebook Group
The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is May 9th. Read the policy/guidelines.
     Annual PCY STEAM Spring Challenge - May 11th
It's time for the PCY STEAM Spring Challenge!

The focus of the 2018 Spring Challenge is on recycling - we want your kids to use materials you already have! With that in mind, using only 10 full sheets of newspaper and no more than 30" of regular ol' Scotch tape (or similar brands), we challenge PCY students to construct a chair that will support the weight of a 12" stuffed animal. The chair needs to have legs, a seat that does not touch the ground, and a back. Arms on the chair and other features are optional. 

Then join us after school on Friday, May 11 in the Quad to test the designs. Keep in mind that May 11 is a collaboration day, so we'll be in the Quad from 11:35am until noon! Have fun designing and testing! We can't wait to see what the kids come up with.

We will have popsicles for participants in the 2018 STEAM Challenge. 
     Mathzilla 5.0! Results
PCY Mathletes competed in the district-wide elementary math competition Mathzilla 5.0! on Thursday and represented us proudly! Team PCPi tied for 1st place with PCR in the 4th grade team relay and placed 1st place in the 5th grade team relay. 4th grade team members included Gavin F., Jackson R., Spencer S., and Kyle Y., and 5th grade team members were Kian F., Sohan G., Sophie L., and Kaylee T. Individual medals were awarded to Ian K. in 6th grade speed test and Cammie H. in 6th grade problem solving. PCY 5th graders placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in problem solving with Jack K., Zoe P., Bryan G., and Kian F. sweeping the category. Kaylee C. and Cecilia K. battled in the Rubik's Cube Challenge and placed in the preliminary and final rounds. Although PCR took the School Trophy in the end, all of our participants gave a valiant effort in competing against the toughest mathletes in the district. Great job PCPi!

You can see the complete list of award here: 

To read the Valley Sun article click here:
     School Supply Box Sale - Now through May 14
It's that time again... time to purchase school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year.  You can go to the PCYPTA website ( & click the supply box button to order or click the link below to order your boxes. 

TECHNOLOGY ITEMS & AGENDAS:  Headphones will be required next year for Grades 3, 4 & 6.  Ear buds will be required for 5th grade.  A wired mouse will be required for 4th grade. A recorder (musical instrument) will be required for 3rd grade.  Headphones, ear buds, recorders, & a wired mouse are available through the Supply Box Sale as add-ons to the standard box or as stand alone purchases.
All 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders will need an agenda.  Agendas are included in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade school supply boxes.  Agendas are available through PCY PTA only.  For those people that do not order the supply boxes, agendas will be available for purchase for $10 at the school supply pick-up dates in August.
If you are not purchasing a School Supply Box, please print out the Supply List that can be found on the PCY PTA  website so you know what items you will need to purchase for your child for next year. 

School supply boxes will be available for pick-up in the MPR on August 8th from 8am - noon & on August 9th from 3pm-6pm.
Any questions please contact Beth Perry at
     Newspaper Comics Needed for Drama Club
Mr. Hardash is collecting newspaper comics for the Drama club.  Please have your child bring them to office, there will be a box to put them in, until May 14th.  Any comics that you can send, black and white or color, will be greatly appreciated!
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
5/7-5/11     Staff Appreciation Week  
5/7-5/11     ELPAC Test, Grade 2  
5/7             CASPP Make-ups, Grades 3-6
5/7             ALF Spring Concert Rehearsal - 3:00-6:00 p.m.
5/8             ALF Spring Concert Rehearsal - 3:00-6:00 p.m.            
5/8             ALF Spring Concert - 7:00-8:30 p.m.
5/8             Cub Scout Pack Meeting - 7:00-8:00 p.m.
5/9             ALF Spring Concert - 7:00-8:30 p.m.
5/11           Collaboration Day- 11:35 a.m. Dismissal 
5/11           PCY STEAM Spring Challenge - 11:35 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. - Quad
5/12           PCY STEAM Field Trip- Pasadena Museum of History
5/17           Drama Club Show
5/17           ALF Spring Concert - 8:30 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.              
5/18           Drama Club Show for PCY Students - 8:30 a.m.