Dear PCY Family,
 
I hope you will join us for our PTA General Meeting this Wednesday, February 13th at 8:15am in the MPR. In addition to our regular agenda items, we will have guest speakers, Dr. Jarrett Gold - the 7/8 Principal and Shannon Brascia -the 7th grade counselor.  It will be very informative and insightful. 
 
There is a Collaboration Day this Thursday, February 14th with 11:35 am dismissal. Enjoy the long President's Day weekend! 

Valerie Talbert
PCY PTA President
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      Founders Day Award Winner
Linda Dunlop
 
Linda Dunlop is PCY's wonderful Health Clerk and Office Assistant.  She goes above and beyond, everyday, to make sure our children are cared for.  Whether its a scraped knee, a medical issue, or they just need a little break, she warmly welcomes them into the health office and makes sure they have what they need.  Among her other office duties, she keeps all of us on top of our medical forms, TB tests, and informs of us pertinent health concerns (for example- our child's class has been exposed to lice!)  
 
LCUSD has been fortunate to have Linda since 2000 when she began as Special Ed Aide at PCR and then in 2002, at PCY.  She took the position of Health Clerk at PCY in 2004, a job she says she truly enjoys because she gets the chance to get to know the students, and their parents, and watch them grow.  
 
Linda enjoys spending time with her family - she has a son, a daughter, and four wonderful grandchildren.  When she's not in the PCY Health Office, you might see her enjoying a fast-paced walk around LC.  She also loves movies, cooking and baking, gardening and camping.  
 
We sincerely congratulate Linda on her Continuing Service Award. Please join us to celebrate Linda and all of our LCUSD Founders Day Award winners on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the LCHS Auditorium.
      6th Annual PCY Family Variety Show Auditions - Monday, 2/11 
6th Annual PCY Family Variety Show
Friday, March 8th, 2019 @ 3 p.m. in the MPR

Auditions: Monday, February 11th at 3:00 in the MPR
 
All interested families will be included!
All interested families need to sign up for an audition slot.
Acts do NOT need to be show ready for the audition since the show is 4 weeks later. This is simply a chance for us to gauge the variety of the acts so we know how to best order them for the show. Have fun!
 
Click here for the flyer with details and audition requirements.
 
Contact PCY parents Caren Saiet at caren@craigestates.com or (818)220-3131or Eric Winzenried at eric@winzenried.org for more information or to sign up for an audition slot.
     Dine Out Night at Chipotle - February 12th
     Family Reading Night - February 21st
     Last Science Night Out - February 28th
SAVE THE DATE: Last Science Night Out: February 28, 5:30-7pm
 
If you're interested in turtle conservation, you've already heard of Dr. Stephen Dunbar. If you haven't, you'll want to hear about his research immediately. And lucky for us, he's coming to PCY's Science Night Out on Thursday, February 28 to talk to us about his latest body of research: the *adorable* but endangered hawksbill and green turtles, and on what we can do to enhance and protect their dwindling populations. 
 
Join us at 5:30pm for pizza and an activity, and at 6pm for what promises to be an engaging, enlightening talk that will captivate adults and children alike. 
     2019 LCUSD Maker Faire is Coming - March 15th
A School Maker Faire is a mini version of a Maker Faire, which is part science fair and part something completely different! Maker Faire is a gathering of individuals and teams who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. All of these "makers" come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Everyone else comes to get some great ideas and to experience making, too! Our district wants to start the Maker Movement by:
  • showcasing the making already taking place on our campuses
  • connecting with larger creativity, innovation, STEAM, or art initiatives
  • cultivating awareness of the Maker movement
When: Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: La Cañada High School
For more information, click here.  If you are interested, please submit this form ASAP!  
     LCUSD Invention Convention - March 15th
On Friday March 15, 2019, the La Canada Unified School District will host the second annual Invention Convention. This exciting learning event provides a forum for students in grades 5-8 to display their creative thinking and scientific problem solving skills. The Invention Conventionwill be held at La Canada High School in the Cafeteria. This year the School Maker Faire will be held in conjunction with the Invention Convention.
 
Friday March 15, 201  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm:  Students, accompanied by an adult, deliver and set up the entries at the La Canada High School Cafeteria.
           
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm:  Judging of student projects - Cafeteria only open to Judges.
 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm:   Invention Convention open to students and families with Awards Ceremony occuring at 7:30 pm.
 
Students who wish to participate may submit an individual and/or group invention for the 2019 Invention Convention. Student groups must be limited to no more than 3 students per group and students MUST be the same grade level.
 
Please click on the survey link below to submit your intent to participate in the Invention Convention by Monday, March 6, 2019.


Please review the information about the Invention Convention below and contact Amy Nespor anespor@lcusd.net if you have any questions.

Sponsored by LCUSD Science Enrichment Programs
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
2/11             PCY Family Variety Show Auditions - 3:00 - MPR
2/12             PCY Dine Out Night - 5:00-8:00 p.m. - Chipotle
2/13             PTA Meeting - 8:15 a.m. - MPR
2/14             Early Dismissal - 11:35 a.m.
2/15             NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Weekend
2/18             NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Weekend
2/21             Family Reading Night - 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Library
2/25-3/1       6th Grade Pali Mountain Trip
2/28             Science Night Out - 5:30 p.m. - MPR
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