Cougar Tracks: February 18, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   I hope you are all enjoying this long break over President's Day weekend! During this short week on campus, we have Science Night Out on Thursday at 5:30 in the MPR and end the week with a spirit rally Friday along with Lunch with Your Child. Show your PCY spirit at the Rally at 10:30 and lunch on the lawn during your child's lunch period!  Have a wonderful week in Paradise! Best, Valerie Talbert PCY PTA President pcypta.org         lcusd.net         lcfef.org         Calendar         PCY PTA Facebook Group The submissions deadline for the ... read full article
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Rachel Koelzer 
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Cougar Tracks: February 11, 2018
  Dear PCY Family,   I hope you will join us for our PTA General Meeting this Wednesday, February 14th at 8:15am in the MPR. In addition to our regular agenda items, we will have guest speaker, Deputy Matejka from our local Sheriff's station discussing the current drug climate and what parents can do. It will be very informative and insightful.  There is a Collaboration Day this Thursday, February 15th with 11:35 am dismissal. Enjoy the long President's Day weekend!  Warmest Regards, Valerie Talbert PCY PTA President pcypta.org         lcusd.net         lcfef.org         Calendar         PCY ... read full article
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Rachel Koelzer 
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2/13/2018-2/27/2018
Stop Drop and Meditate SeminarHeather Lhotka9/6/20179/7/2017
Stop Drop and Meditate Seminar
Dear PCY families, We are pleased to announce a Parent Education offering entitled “ Stop Drop and Meditate. "  This workshop will be held in the Palm Crest Elementary School MPR Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 pm and is open to all elementary school families.  This workshop will focus on mindfulness activities that help reduce stress. The workshop will be lead by Heidi Kenny and Dr. Michelle Windmueller and will explore the simple practices and core concepts of The Inner Matrix by Joey Klein and how to bring mindfulness practices into your life. Where:  Palm Crest Elementary MPR When:  September ... read full article
Volunteer TB TestingHeather Lhotka8/14/20178/31/2017
Volunteer TB Testing
ALL PCY VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO PASS A TB TEST!  Free testing is offered at VHH on Aug 29 and 31.  If you plan to volunteer at the school in any way, you MUST have a valid TB test on file.  Check with Linda Dunlop  in the front office to see if you are due. ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: February 18, 2018Rachel Koelzer2/21/20183/7/2018
Cougar Tracks: February 18, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   I hope you are all enjoying this long break over President's Day weekend! During this short week on campus, we have Science Night Out on Thursday at 5:30 in the MPR and end the week with a spirit rally Friday along with Lunch with Your Child. Show your PCY spirit at the Rally at 10:30 and lunch on the lawn during your child's lunch period!  Have a wonderful week in Paradise! Best, Valerie Talbert PCY PTA President pcypta.org         lcusd.net         lcfef.org         Calendar         PCY PTA Facebook Group The submissions deadline for the ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: February 11, 2018Rachel Koelzer2/13/20182/27/2018
Cougar Tracks: February 11, 2018
  Dear PCY Family,   I hope you will join us for our PTA General Meeting this Wednesday, February 14th at 8:15am in the MPR. In addition to our regular agenda items, we will have guest speaker, Deputy Matejka from our local Sheriff's station discussing the current drug climate and what parents can do. It will be very informative and insightful.  There is a Collaboration Day this Thursday, February 15th with 11:35 am dismissal. Enjoy the long President's Day weekend!  Warmest Regards, Valerie Talbert PCY PTA President pcypta.org         lcusd.net         lcfef.org         Calendar         PCY ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: February 4, 2018Rachel Koelzer2/5/20182/19/2018
Cougar Tracks: February 4, 2018
  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 ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: January 28, 2018Rachel Koelzer1/29/20182/12/2018
Cougar Tracks: January 28, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   What a FUN spirit Rally we had on Friday-I truly believe we have the MOST school spirit. Thank you to  Mr. Hardash  and  Miss Selsor  for your continued Student Council Leadership and coordinating our epic Spirit Rally's!   You are invited to attend the LCUSD Homework Experience Discussion on Wednesday, 1/31 from 6:30-8 at the District. And on Thursday, we will be hosting our Family Reading night at 7:00 pm in the PCY library. Thank you,  Amalie Sirolli  and  Kim Blaha  for coordinating this great event.  Have a wonderful week in Paradise!  Warmest Regards, Valerie Talbert  PCY PTA President pcypta.org         lcusd.net ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: January 21, 2018Rachel Koelzer1/22/20182/5/2018
Cougar Tracks: January 21, 2018
  Dear PCY Family,   We are back and in full swing here in Paradise! There are new enrichment classes with Assist Athletics and Parker Anderson to consider, upcoming STEAM activity nights and Field Trips, Dad's club events, and Parent Information nights on the calendar.  On Friday we have a Spirit Rally at 10:30 and a Collaboration Day! Have a wonderful week.  Best, Valerie Talbert  PCY PTA President  pcypta.org         lcusd.net         lcfef.org         Calendar         PCY PTA Facebook Group The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is January 24th . ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: January 14, 2018Rachel Koelzer1/17/20181/31/2018
Cougar Tracks: January 14, 2018
  Dear PCY Family,   I hope you are all enjoying the nice long weekend! I look forward to seeing you all and having another wonderful week in Paradise. One of the key elements that makes our school so wonderful is our parent volunteers. We COULD NOT do this without you and are extremely grateful for your time, help and support. If you are looking to get involved, please consider volunteering on our PTA. There is a job for everyone. See the details below and if you are interested, let us know! We appreciate all you do all year long.  Have ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: January 7, 2018Rachel Koelzer1/8/20181/22/2018
Cougar Tracks: January 7, 2018
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 PCY PTA President pcypta.org         lcusd.net         lcfef.org         Calendar         PCY PTA Facebook Group 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 ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: December 17, 20177Rachel Koelzer12/17/20171/15/2018
Cougar Tracks: December 17, 20177
  Dear PCY Family,   A heartfelt thank you to  Christine Chant ,  Holly Breckheimer  and  Kelli Kunkle-Day  for the beautiful Staff Holiday Luncheon. Thank you to  Heather & Jason Scherbert  for opening up their gorgeous home and thank you to all the parent volunteers who baked so many wonderful treats. Thank you for spoiling our wonderful staff!  As we head into the holiday season, I want to take the opportunity to wish you a very Happy Holidays and New Year! I look forward to what 2018 will bring at PCY! I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy your family ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: December 10, 2017Rachel Koelzer12/11/201712/25/2017
Cougar Tracks: December 10, 2017
  Dear PCY Family,   I wanted to extend a very big THANK YOU to our Book Fair chairs:  Sheridan Sanders, Christa Evans,  and  Kelli Kunkle-Day ! It was a huge success and a lot of fun for all. We appreciate all of the support from our volunteers and families.  Congratulations to our Founder's Day recipients: Amber Franklin, Heather Lhotka, Linda Hada, Sheridan Sanders, Jenny Swanson and Rob Hajek. Your unparalleled service, dedication and support of PCY is so greatly appreciated and we are beyond grateful to have you. Thank you so much for all you do for our school!  Have ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: December 3, 2017Rachel Koelzer12/10/201712/18/2017
Cougar Tracks: December 3, 2017
  Dear PCY Family,   This week we have the Book Fair at PCY in the MPR!  Please join us for Donuts with Dads on Wednesday and Muffins with Moms on Thursday, both starting at 7:00 am. Enjoy some treats, time with the children and even cross some items off those Holiday Shopping Lists!     Friday we will have a Spirit Rally at 10:30 and will be honoring the retirement of our very own Debbie Pierce as well as our wonderful Founder's Day Recipients. Join us for a fun morning in the quad showing our Cougar Pride! Have a wonderful Week!  Warmest Regards, Valerie Talbert PCY PTA President  ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: November 12, 2017Rachel Koelzer11/13/201711/27/2017
Cougar Tracks: November 12, 2017
  Dear PCY Family,   I hope you enjoyed hearing about your little ones at the Parent-Teacher Conferences this past week. Thank you to our incredible teachers for all the extra time and energy you put into preparing the information for us parents. We are very fortunate to have you all!  Another very big THANK YOU to Michelle Sabourin for hosting Debbie Pierce's Farewell party at your lovely home. It was truly a wonderful afternoon wishing Debbie the very best on her next adventures and thanking her for her dedication, love and support to PCY for the past 35 years. We love you, ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: November 5, 2017Rachel Koelzer11/7/201711/19/2017
Cougar Tracks: November 5, 2017
Dear PCY Family,   Believe it or not, November is here and Fall is in the air! As a reminder, Parent - Teacher conferences are this week with minimum days Monday through Thursday and Friday off in observance of Veterans Day!  Thank you for all of your support with our Charleston gift wrap sales. The pick up days are next week. We appreciate your contributions to this fundraiser.  On Wednesday, November 15, we will have our annual Jog a Thon! Students will run laps during their designated P.E. time. Help us make this the most successful Jog-A-Thon to date by registering and sponsoring your students today! ALL students will ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: October 29, 2017Rachel Koelzer10/30/201711/13/2017
Cougar Tracks: October 29, 2017
Dear PCY Family,        Founders Day Nominations - Due November 6th Our school community is an amazing place thanks to those who contribute in so many ways to make our children's lives better. Every year, at the  Founders Day  celebration, PTA recognizes individuals who have made an exceptional effort to improve our children's educational experiences. These honorees include teachers, school staff members, parents, and other volunteers.   We all know at least one parent or teacher who very much deserves this honor. Please take the time to nominate that special someone by visiting our website,  pcypta.org , and filling ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: October 22, 2017Rachel Koelzer10/23/201711/6/2017
Cougar Tracks: October 22, 2017
  Dear PCY Family,   We feel so fortunate to have a very tight knit community at PCY with phenomenal teachers and incredible staff. As many of you know, Friday marked the last day that our incredible and beloved Debbie Pierce served as our Office Manager. Once a PCY parent and then our Office Manager for 25 years, Debbie was an invaluable asset to PCY. From the smile when someone walked in, to being the first one willing to help out with anything that was needed, to her calm and organized demeanor-we were very fortunate and lucky to have her for so long! ... read full article
October 1, 2017 Cougar TracksHeather Lhotka10/1/201710/15/2017
October 1, 2017 Cougar Tracks
Dear PCY Family,   Come one, Come all! Our largest Fundraiser of the year is THIS Saturday, October 7th starting at 9 am on the lower playground.  We will amp up the cougar pride with spirit week  this week culminating with the spirit rally Friday at 10:30 and Lunch with Your Child during their Friday lunch times. Parents are welcome to come to the spirit rally to join in the fun and see what teacher is guilty or innocent! See the timeline below for spirit day themes as well as important deadlines for the fair.  If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Party Book that is now open ... read full article
Septemer 24, 2017 Cougar TracksHeather Lhotka9/26/201710/10/2017
Septemer 24, 2017 Cougar Tracks
Dear PCY Family,   The COUNTRY FAIR  is coming up on October 7th 9am -3pm * Donate to PCY by sponsoring the Fair. Some levels include wristbands!! * Buy your tickets, meals and all access wristbands! * Buy chances to win your very own PCY parking spot - for the year! * Calling all chefs!      - Mac and Cheese Contest    - Corner Shoppe Bake Sale Do it all today at  pcypta.org ! pcypta.org         lcusd.net         lcfef.org         Calendar         PCY PTA Facebook Group The submissions deadline for the ... read full article
Sept 24 Cougar TracksHeather Lhotka9/25/20179/25/2017
Sept 24 Cougar Tracks
Dear Lhotka Family,   The COUNTRY FAIR  is coming up on October 7th 9am -3pm * Donate to PCY by sponsoring the Fair. Some levels include wristbands!! * Buy your tickets, meals and all access wristbands! * Buy chances to win your very own PCY parking spot - for the year! * Calling all chefs!      - Mac and Cheese Contest    - Corner Shoppe Bake Sale Do it all today at  pcypta.org ! pcypta.org         lcusd.net         lcfef.org         Calendar         PCY PTA Facebook Group The submissions deadline for ... read full article
Back to School Night PresentationHeather Lhotka9/6/201710/18/2017
Back to School Night Presentation
For those that missed it or want to see it again - here is Dr. Cradduck's presentation from Back to School Night.  This includes the information about the Math resources, the up coming Bond measure and all the ways to keep in touch on Social Media. Back to School Night Presentation ... read full article
New to PCY??Heather Lhotka7/19/20178/20/2017
New to PCY??
We are so glad that you are here with us at Paradise Canyon! We understand that things can feel overwhelming when starting a new school so we created this sheet of helpful tips to get you through the first couple of months. Mikki Weightman is our New Family Outreach Chair for the year! Contact her at mikkiweightman@yahoo.com  any time you can't find an answer! Thanks and Welcome! The Paradise Canyon Elementary PTA Board  WHAT TO DO FIRST SIGN UP  for Constant Contact - the weekly PCY PTA newsletter EMAIL  our New Family Outreach Chair to be signed up with a mentor family who will show ... read full article