Dear PCY Family,
 
I hope you had are having a wonderful LONG weekend! I know I am enjoying this nice weather, the kick off of college football and a little more family time this weekend! 

As a reminder, Early/Bird late bird for grades 1-3 begins this week. We look forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night on Wednesday and Thursday night!  These are parent only evenings, which begin at 6:30 pm with a presentation by Ms. Hetzel in the MPR.  Afterwards, you will meet your student's teacher in their classroom. 

Grades 2, 4 & 6 - Wed, 9/5 6:30- 8:00pm
 Grades 1, 3 & 5 - Thurs, 9/6, 6:30-8:00 pm
 
Jennifer Ringo is still hard at work on the directories.  If you have not confirmed your contact information for the Directory, please do so ASAP as the publishing deadline is quickly approaching.  Any questions, click here or contact Jennifer Ringo directly at directory@pcypta.org

Have a wonderful week,
Valerie Talbert
PCY PTA President
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     Back to School Night - September 5th & 6th
LA CAÑADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
 
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 
AT
Paradise Canyon Elementary School
471 Knight Way, La Cañada, CA 91011
 
On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, September 5th and 6th, your child's elementary school will be hosting Back-to-School Night. You are cordially invited to attend.

This activity has been scheduled early in the school year to provide parents with an opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about the instructional program and the goals that the teachers have established for this year. Because this is an evening for PARENTS ONLY, we request that children not attend.
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 
Grades 2, 4, 6
 
6:30 PM - 6:50 PM           Join Ms. Hetzel in the MPR
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM          Parents meet in their children's classrooms
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 
Grades 1, 3, 5
 
6:30 PM - 6:50 PM           Join Ms. Hetzel in the MPR
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM        Parents meet in their children's classrooms
 
This evening provides an opportunity to get an overview of your child's classroom. Please do not use this as a time for parent-teacher conferencing. We look forward to seeing you!
     PCY's Gift Wrap Fundraiser Has Begun!
Our important gift wrap fundraiser has begun and your help is essential!  

Simply put, we're asking you to reach out to your friends and family and encourage them shop for products in the Charleston Wrap catalogs.  The proceeds of every purchase will make a BIG difference in our fundraising efforts this year. There's a lot of great stuff in this year's catalogs; with over 1,500 great products you can be confident that everyone you know will find something they like.
 
Our fundraising sales only last a few short weeks!  So do these quick, easy things today and let's get our momentum going!
  1. Register your student online by clicking here enter  [our School ID is z-11812]
  2. Invite friends and family to shop and support our students.   
  3. Look out for the catalog packets coming home with your student today.  
Thank you for your support!  
     Register your Ralphs Rewards Card!
Earn FREE Money for PCY by registering your Ralphs Rewards card
 
Take two minutes to register your Ralphs Rewards card now so PCY can start receiving a percentage of your purchases.  It's the easiest way to raise funds for our school at no cost to you! Thank you to all those who registered last year! Every dollar counts! 
 
Even if you previously registered your Ralphs Rewards card to benefit PCY, you must re-register every year on or after September 1st.  
 
How to register your Ralphs card:
  • If you have not registered before click on 'Welcome Sign In' on the upper right hand side. Then select 'Create An Account' and follow the easy steps to create an online account. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com follow the instructions below to sign in and designate our school to receive donations.
  • If you have an account, click on 'Welcome Sign In', enter your email address and password.
    • Then click on "Hi __ My Account" on the right hand side and choose "My account"
    • View all your information and edit as necessary
    • Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
      • 'Community Rewards' on the left bar
      • 'Enroll' or 'Change Organization'
      • Search our NPO number XJ848 or Paradise Canyon Elementary PTA and click 'Search'
      • Select our school and click 'Enroll' 
For more instructions on how to register visit http://pcypta.org/Page/PTA/Shop_to_Donate.
Ralphs Community Contributions help number (800) 443-4438
 
Thank you for your support!  Questions, contact Teresa Chiu at teresa215@gmail.com
     MATH OLYMPIAD 4, 5, 6 Sign ups Extended!
Click here to add your child's name to the interest list.
     Junior Math Olympiad 2nd & 3rd Grade
Does your second or third grader love math? Does your child think number games are fun? Is a challenging math problem something he or she likes to tackle? If the answer is yes then PCY's Junior Math Olympiad program may be the program for him or her!  Second Grade classes will take place on Mondays during early and late bird times (either 8:10-9:05 or 1:55-2:50). Third graders come to class on Tuesdays from 8:10-9:05 or 1:55-2:50. Early Birds sign up for the 1:55 class and Late Birds sign up for the 8:10 class. We'd love to have your mathematician join our class!

Who: Grades 2nd and 3rd
Where: Room 5
When:
2nd Grade -Mondays, 8:10-9:05 or 1:55-2:50
3rd Grade - Tuesdays, 8:10-9:05 or 1:55-2:50
Instructor: Christa Evans
Fee: $100 for 13 classes

Click here to sign up on the pcypta.org website.