Cougar Tracks: December 2, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   Happy December! I wanted to extend a very big THANK YOU to our Book Fair chairs:  Sheridan Sanders & Christa Evans ! Hours and hours were put into this FUN event and it was a huge success and a lot of fun for all.  Sheridan and Christa would also like to acknowledge  Rachel Holmes-Davis, Nicole Chavez and Trish Patrick  for all their help throughout the week! We appreciate all of the support from our volunteers and families.   Friday we will have a Spirit Rally at 10:30 and will be honoring our wonderful Founder's Day Recipients. Join us for a fun morning in the quad showing ... read full article
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Rachel Koelzer 
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Cougar Tracks: November 25, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   Welcome Back! I hope this finds you rested and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your family.    This week, we have our annual Book Fair at PCY in the MPR!  Please join us for Donuts with Dads on Tuesday and Muffins with Moms on Thursday, both starting at 7:00 am. Enjoy some treats, time with the children and even the ability to cross some items off those Holiday Shopping Lists! Please remember not to park in the staff parking lot next to the MPR or in front of school. Our teachers need to be able to park and get to class! Thank ... read full article
Author:
Rachel Koelzer 
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11/26/2018-12/10/2018
NEED TO KNOW FOR THE NEW YEAR!Heather Lhotka7/21/20188/4/2018
NEED TO KNOW FOR THE NEW YEAR!
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Cougar Tracks: December 2, 2018Rachel Koelzer12/3/201812/17/2018
Cougar Tracks: December 2, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   Happy December! I wanted to extend a very big THANK YOU to our Book Fair chairs:  Sheridan Sanders & Christa Evans ! Hours and hours were put into this FUN event and it was a huge success and a lot of fun for all.  Sheridan and Christa would also like to acknowledge  Rachel Holmes-Davis, Nicole Chavez and Trish Patrick  for all their help throughout the week! We appreciate all of the support from our volunteers and families.   Friday we will have a Spirit Rally at 10:30 and will be honoring our wonderful Founder's Day Recipients. Join us for a fun morning in the quad showing ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: November 25, 2018Rachel Koelzer11/26/201812/10/2018
Cougar Tracks: November 25, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   Welcome Back! I hope this finds you rested and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your family.    This week, we have our annual Book Fair at PCY in the MPR!  Please join us for Donuts with Dads on Tuesday and Muffins with Moms on Thursday, both starting at 7:00 am. Enjoy some treats, time with the children and even the ability to cross some items off those Holiday Shopping Lists! Please remember not to park in the staff parking lot next to the MPR or in front of school. Our teachers need to be able to park and get to class! Thank ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: November 18, 2018Rachel Koelzer11/19/201812/3/2018
Cougar Tracks: November 18, 2018
  Dear PCY Family,   As we embark on this Thanksgiving Break and reflect on many things which we are thankful for, I want to share a few of them with you:  We are thankful for the devotion, care and dedication of our teachers who day after day enrich the lives of our children. We are appreciative of our hardworking staff who go above and beyond to make our school one of a kind. We are grateful for the support of our parents who enthusiastically contribute so much of their time and energy to our school every week. We are Thankful ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: November 11, 2018Rachel Koelzer11/12/201811/26/2018
Cougar Tracks: November 11, 2018
  Dear PCY Family,   I hope you all are relaxing and relishing the long holiday weekend!  I hope you also enjoyed hearing about your little (or big) 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!  It's that time: On Wednesday, the children will participate in the annual LCFEF Jog a Thon during their PE times. You are welcome to come cheer the students on as they run! Please remember to register the ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: November 4, 2018Rachel Koelzer11/5/201811/19/2018
Cougar Tracks: November 4, 2018
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 Tuesday through Friday. Dismissals will be at 11:35.  We have No School on Monday, November 12th, 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-November 13th and 14th. The PTA greatly appreciates your participation in this fundraiser.  On Wednesday, November 14th, we will have our annual Jog-a-Thon! Students will run laps during their designated P.E. time. Help ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: October 28, 2018Rachel Koelzer10/30/201811/12/2018
Cougar Tracks: October 28, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   A big congratulations to our 6th Grade on a phenomenal rendition of Peter Pan. You were incredible! Thank you to Katelyn Fike , our 6th grade teachers and parent volunteers for all your help in making this a wonderful event.  PCY is such a special place because of the incredible volunteers we have. Our school community is enriched 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 ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: October 21, 2018Rachel Koelzer10/22/201811/5/2018
Cougar Tracks: October 21, 2018
  Dear PCY Family,   I hope you all have enjoyed this glorious weekend complete with beautiful weather, family activities and the Dodgers winning the National League Championship!  We have a fun and exciting weak on our own PCY home field this week! This week is  Red Ribbon Week  and our fabulous chairs,  Jiffy Trubey and Angela Blair  have coordinated a fun week to remind children to "Respect Yourself." Please see below for the daily themes. Thursday, October 25th, we have our annual All School Walk to the Lanterman Theater to see the 6th Grade Play: "Peter Pan". Good Luck to our ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: October 14, 2018Rachel Koelzer10/16/201810/29/2018
Cougar Tracks: October 14, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   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 next Cougar Tracks email is October 17th .  Read the  policy/guidelines .       Lego Robotics Class for 2nd & 3rd Graders Registration for after-school robotics classes for 2nd and 3rd graders is now open! Click here to sign your student up before spots fill. Details:   LEGO Robotics - Grades 2nd and 3rd Grades: 2nd ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: October 7, 2018Rachel Koelzer10/8/201810/22/2018
Cougar Tracks: October 7, 2018
  Dear PCY Family,   What a truly phenomenal Weekend!  I loved seeing our community come together and enjoy a fabulous event on Saturday at the Fair. Seeing the children running around giggling, playing games, and putting others in jail along with the parents getting into the bidding for auction items, catching up with friends and volunteering their time was priceless!  I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to everyone who made our Country Fair so very successful. The Fair Chairs:  Danni Remender , Natascha Gundersen , and  Gloria Cannon  went above and beyond and truly knocked it out of the park! ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: September 30, 2018Rachel Koelzer10/3/201810/15/2018
Cougar Tracks: September 30, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   Grab your cowboy boots and hats- Paradise Canyon's Country Fair is this week!  Spirit week starts Monday and culminates with a Spirit Rally Friday at 10:25. All are welcome to come see which teachers are guilty or innocent! Spirit week details are below.  Party Book is now live- click here to view and purchase tickets to generously donated events!  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Fair on Saturday! Being our largest fundraiser of the year, we appreciate every volunteer, donation and all of the support from our PCY community. It will be a fun-filled day!  Have ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: September 23, 2018Rachel Koelzer9/25/201810/9/2018
Cougar Tracks: September 23, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   On Wednesday, we have our first Dine Out Night of the year at Round Table from 4-9 pm. Take the night off from making dinner and support PCY- Details below! As a reminder, Friday is a Collaboration Day with early release at 11:35. Have a wonderful week in Paradise!    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 September 25th .  Read the  policy/guidelines .     ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: September 16, 2018 -- PART 1Rachel Koelzer9/17/201810/1/2018
Cougar Tracks: September 16, 2018 -- PART 1
Dear PCY Family,   Throughout the year, we have various opportunities to raise funds for our school. These funds go directly to benefit the children at PCY through added programs, classroom support, playground and campus upgrades. This week, our  Fall Fundraiser, Charleston Wrap continues. Orders are due by this Thursday, September 20th. Charleston Wrap carries fun wrapping paper, kitchen gadgets, magazines and gift items! Great for the upcoming holidays. Also, the Country Fair "Online Ordering" is opens TOMORROW. Our largest fundraiser that will be held Saturday, October 6th on the lower playground will be fun for all. On our  pcypta.org  page, you can order lunches, ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: September 16, 2018 -- PART 2Rachel Koelzer9/17/201810/1/2018
Cougar Tracks: September 16, 2018 -- PART 2
  PTA Reflections Contest - Deadline October 19 National PTA Reflections program invites all students to showcase their creativity through original works in:    Dance Choreography   Literature    Photography Film Production    Music Composition    Visual arts   This year's Reflections theme is "Heroes Around Me".  All work must reflect this theme in some way.  Students may submit multiple entries in multiple categories.    Entries must be submitted to the PCY office for judging no later than 3:00 pm on October 19, 2018 and must include a Student Entry form.   PCY winners will receive a prize and 1st & 2nd place winners will move on to compete among ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: September 9, 2018--Part 1Rachel Koelzer9/10/20189/24/2018
Cougar Tracks: September 9, 2018--Part 1
  Dear PCY Family,   Thank you to our wonderful Principal:  Carrie Hetzel , and amazing teachers for the wonderful Back to School Presentations last week. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful teachers and staff!   Remember Picture Week is this week. Check the calendar below for class picture dates. We also have our PTA meeting this Wednesday, September 12th in the Library at 8:15 am. We have Mary Virgallito from USC Verdugo Hills speaking on "Keeping your family healthy while living busy lives." I encourage you to come and participate!    Lastly, we have our first Lunch with your child day this Friday, September ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: September 9, 2018--Part 2Rachel Koelzer9/10/20189/24/2018
Cougar Tracks: September 9, 2018--Part 2
   Donations Needed for Country Fair Silent Auction   Calling All Donors!   The annual  PCY Country Fair  is right around the corner.  An important part of the fund-raising mission of the Country Fair is our silent auction which typically includes vacation home rentals, as well as tickets to shows, concerts, and sporting events.  If you have access to any of these items and would like to donate them to our silent auction, please contact Erin Ruffalo ( erroneous10@yahoo.com ) or Soi Eyre ( ochureekamol@hotmail.com ).  Thank you so much for your support!        Party Book - Hosts ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: September 3, 2018 -- Part 2Rachel Koelzer9/4/20189/18/2018
Cougar Tracks: September 3, 2018 -- Part 2
  PCY STEAM Program Be sure to add our PCY STEAM events to your calendar now! You can find the events on the   PCY PTA website  and we've also included a copy below for your convenience. Open Robotics Nights kicked off last week, we have an incredible lineup for the Science Night Out talks starting on September 13, and fascinating, hands-on, multi-station STEAM Activity Nights in Q1 2019. You won't want to miss any of them. The proposition is simple: Someone else does the work and you show up for pizza and fun, and leave smarter than you arrived an ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: September 3, 2018 -- Part 1Rachel Koelzer9/4/20189/18/2018
Cougar Tracks: September 3, 2018 -- Part 1
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 ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: August 26, 2018Rachel Koelzer8/27/20189/10/2018
Cougar Tracks: August 26, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   First full week has flown by at PCY! I hope everyone is getting back into the school routine and settling in!   I hope you enjoyed the Back to School Picnic on Friday night!  Many thanks to  Sandi Trimble ,  Erika Pieper  and  Heather Artura  for the evening filled with great food, music and a movie! Thank you to the  PCY Dad's Club  and the many parent volunteers who ensured the night ran smoothly. It was a fun evening seeing old friends and meeting some new! If you plan on volunteering, you need a CURRENT TB test (they are good ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: August 19, 2018Rachel Koelzer8/21/20189/4/2018
Cougar Tracks: August 19, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   I hope you all had a wonderful first week. As I walked through campus this week, it was so wonderful to see smiling faces, children re-connecting with friends, the enthusiasm from our wonderful teachers and staff, along with all the supportive parents. The excitement is contagious! I look forward to seeing you all at our first school FUN-raiser: the  Back to School Picnic  this Friday on the lower playground at 5:30! For new families, we will have a New Family meeting at 5:00pm.  Have a wonderful week!    Warmest Regards, Valerie Talbert PCY PTA President pcypta.org         lcusd.net   ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: August 12, 2018Rachel Koelzer8/13/20188/27/2018
Cougar Tracks: August 12, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   I would like to welcome you and your families back to PCY! I hope you all enjoyed a summer filled with fun and relaxation. Thursday marks the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. I am honored to continue my second year serving as the PCY PTA President and am excited about the activities and programs we have planned for this year. The PTA Board and Committee Chairs have been diligently working over the summer to make it another phenomenal year in Paradise.   I encourage you to be an active part of our school community. We know ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: August 5, 2018Rachel Koelzer8/6/20188/20/2018
Cougar Tracks: August 5, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   COUGAR CART OPENS MONDAY, AUGUST 6th!   Click  here  to: DONATE!  With a budget of $200/student, we need EVERYONE'S HELP! JOIN the PTA & Purchase a DIRECTORY (donations over $200 include free memberships/directories/incentives) Re-register for the My School Anywhere on-line directory  Purchase COUGAR WEAR Pay for SIXTH GRADE Activities & Yearbooks After school sign ups for Legos, Chorus and Math Olympiad will open soon!  Flyers and registration information for Parker-Anderson Classes, School X, Chess Nuts & Tennis/Soccer, and Assist Athletics can all be found under the "After School" Side Tab.  Please register directly with the provider. Many thanks to  Heather Lhotka ... read full article
Cougar Tracks: July 27, 2018Rachel Koelzer7/29/20188/12/2018
Cougar Tracks: July 27, 2018
Dear PCY Family,   I hope you are all enjoying our summer break! Although it feels like summer has just begun, there are just a couple of short weeks left until the start of our 2018-19 school year! I am excited and honored to continue to serve you as PCY PTA President, and about the programs and activities we have planned for our school community this year. The PTA board and committee chairs have been hard at work over the summer planning for the upcoming school year. We hope you will be as excited about all the events we have in ... read full article
School Supply Box Pick UpHeather Lhotka7/25/20188/10/2018
School Supply Box Pick Up
Reminder - Supply Boxes are available for pick up on Wednesday August 8th & Thursday August 9th in the MPR for those families that purchased Supply Boxes from the PTA in the Spring.  Agendas for all 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders who did not purchase the supply box are on sale for $10 during these times. Agendas are needed for Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6.  Reminder that if you purchased a Supply Box from the PTA the ream of paper & the Clorox wipes will be delivered directly to the classroom for you & will not be in your box. ... read full article