Dear PCY Family,
 
This week, our 6th graders and teachers will embark on their annual Pali Mountain adventure- enjoy and have FUN!!!

If you have a moment, take a stroll up to the upper playground and see the beginning of the playground facelift! The PTA is very excited to help make our playground shine for our children! 

Please join us Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the LCUSD board room acknowledging our Council  PTA Reflections participants and winners. There were so many creative and wonderful submissions! 

Lastly, coming up on Saturday, March 16th is the annual LCFEF Gala. It will be a magical evening of dinner, dancing, and a live auction benefiting our incredible schools. Click here for more info.

Have a wonderful week, 
 
Valerie Talbert
PCY PTA President 
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      Founders Day Award Winner
Kristen Brown
 
Kristen Brown is an excellent 3rd grade teacher whose kindness and positivity inspires not only her students, but everyone she works with at PCY. She cares deeply for her students and others making each child feel smart, talented, and special regardless of their ability level. Her kindness and gentle teaching makes her classroom a place where every child wants to learn and come to school every day. Her attention to detail and organization is incredible. Kristen always puts the needs of others before her own. She spends countless hours on weekends and after-school preparing her lessons. She writes notes to her students of encouragement and praise and meets with children before school and during her planning time. She hosts student lunches in her classroom. Kristen's dedication to her students is seen in everything she does. Kristen has been teaching for 22 years with 18 of those years here at PCY. She has also served as grade level rep. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. We are so lucky to have Kristen Brown teaching at our school.
     Science Night Out - February 28th
Reminder: Science Night Out: February 28, 5:30-7pm in the MPR
 
Thursday night is our last Science Night Out of the school year, and we're going out on a *serious* high note. We managed to persuade marine turtle expert Dr. Stephen Dunbar to come talk to us about conservation efforts to protect this endangered sea turtles. If you have other plans, change them. This will be better. Dr. Dunbar is the leading expert in the field, and his work is impactful. As an added bonus, his subjects are adorable. 
 
We'll see you at 5:30pm for pizza and a pre-talk activity, and at 6pm for Dr. Dunbar's talk.
     Palm Crest Science Fair - February 28th
For more information click here.
      2019-2020 PCY PTA Executive Board Slate
Thank you to Natascha Gundersen, Karen Clark, Holly Breckheimer and Jennifer Riegler for their time and effort serving on the Nominating Committee.  Below are the individuals nominated for the 2018-19 PCY PTA Executive Board.  The slate will be voted on at the next PCY PTA Meeting on March 13th at 7:00 p.m
  
President                                     Holly Breckheimer  
Executive VP                               Rana Kantar            
1st VP Programs                         Rori Grabel               
2nd VP Ways & Means               Stephanie Weber & Natascha Gundersen         
3rd VP Room Reps                     Sarina Stogel                       
4th VP Membership                    Sophie Chopra        
5th VP VP Volunteers                 Danni Remender    
6th VP Communications             Angela Blair             
Recording Secretary                   Mikki Weightman    
Corresponding Secretary                                  
Co-Financial Secretaries            Susan Harlan & Bhupy Malik                                                     
Treasurer                                    Jeannie Chang       
Auditor                                        Sunny Yang            
Historian                                     Celestine Joo          
Parliamentarian                          Valerie Talbert         
Teacher Representative             Jenny Kazak            
     Elementary Math Night - March 7th
Please join us for Elementary Math Night on March 7th at the 6:00 p.m. in the LCUSD District Board Room.

LCUSD Elementary teachers will be setting up EDM math games in the board room - join families and friends for a fun night play math games!
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
2/25-3/1       6th Grade Pali Mountain Trip
2/28             Science Night Out - 5:30 p.m. - MPR
 
3/7              PCY Family Variety Show Tech Rehearsal
3/7              Elementary Math Night - 6:00 p.m. - LCUSD District Board Room
3/8              6th Annual PCY Family Variety Show - 3:00 p.m. - MPR
3/11-3/15    4th Grade Pilgrim Overnight Trips
3/13            PTA Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Library
3/16            LCFEF Gala - 6:00 p.m.
3/18-3/22    5th Grade Valley Forge Trip
3/21            Open Robotics Night - 5:30-8:00 p.m.
3/29            Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
3/29            Spirit Rally - 10:00 a.m.
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