Dear PCY Family,
 
Thank you to all our talented families who preformed at our Variety Show Friday. Not only were the performers entertaining and talented, it was wonderful to see our teachers, staff, students and parents all come together as a community. A very special thank you to Caren Saiet for coordinating this fun event. You did an incredible job! Every act was wonderful and unique!

This week, our Fourth Grade classes will "set sail" on the Pilgrim- good luck, Mates! We also have our annual evening PTA Meeting this Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm in the library.We will have our very own Mrs. Sarah Gardner and Mrs. Sandra Hong discussing the1st and 4th grade transitions. It is a very informative meeting-We hope to see you there. 

Last, but not least, coming up this Saturday, March 16th, we have the annual LCFEF Gala. It will be a magical evening of dinner, dancing, and a live auction benefiting our incredible schools. Click here (http://gala.lcfef.org/) for more info.

Have wonderful week,
Valerie Talbert
PCY PTA PRESIDENT
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      Founders Day Award Winner
Holly Breckheimer   
 
Holly Breckheimer has graciously served PCY over the past eight years. There are not many positions or jobs she has not held and /or chaired. She is currently serving on the PTA Executive Board in a two-year term as the Executive VP and will be the PTA President next year. She has served on the Board as Ways of means Chair. She has contributed to PCY and our children by chairing 6th grade activities not once, but twice, she has served as a room rep countless times, volunteered in the PCY library weekly, and has chaired the PCY Holiday luncheon, Back to School luncheon, and Staff Appreciation luncheon. She was the prize booth Chair for the PCY Country Fair for three years as well. While volunteering at PCY, she is additionally active in the PTA at LCHS 7/8 as well! She makes these jobs look effortless and always has a huge smile on her face.
 
Holly is married to La Canada native Peter Breckheimer for 15 years and is mother to Riley in 8th grade, Tyler in 6th grade, and Brody in 3nd grade. Holly is a Realtor at Compass La Canada and loves helping people through Real Estate. Holly enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, reading and traveling. She is also active with other community service organizations including Hillsides and the National Charity League.
Please join us to honor all of our Founders Day Award winners on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the LCHS Auditiorium. 
     LCFEF Gala is March 16th
Hello PCY Parents!
 
My name is Sunyoung Fahimi and I'm a PCY mom with children in 6th and 1st grade. In addition to being a part of our wonderful school community, I also serve as a volunteer for the La Cañada Flintridge Education Foundation and this year I'm co-chairing our annual gala with Caroline Anderson. All district parents are welcome and our gala committee has been hard at work putting together what is sure to be a fun night of fundraising at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown!
 
I wanted to personally invite all of you to attend and help us make the night a success! LCFEF raises over 2 million dollars every year to fund core programs in our district. Most importantly, the money we raise keeps our kids' class sizes at 20 to 1 in the primary grades and 30 to 1 in the upper grades. Compare that to schools in neighboring districts that averaged 35 students in their kinder classes last year! The money also pays for all of the "extras" that other districts have done away with long ago, like art, music, computer, drama, PE, etc., which we know are essential to a quality education that celebrates all facets of our kids and their talents!
 
Please join us "Under the Big Top" next Saturday, March 16th at 5pm. Come and gather with your fellow parents for a special night in support of our kids and enjoy delicious food, specialty drinks, music, and a most awesome silent auction! 
 
To purchase your tickets, please call the LCFEF office at 818-952-4268 by Tuesday. Hope to see you there! ??
 
Cheers,
Sunyoung Fahimi 
LCFEF Gala Co-Chair
 
 
     PCY STEAM Field Trip - March 16th
PCY STEAM Field Trip: Glass Fusion on March 16, 2019 10am-12 noon
 
      Makers Faire is Coming on March 15th
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 Convention will 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
    Summer Camp Auction Coming Soon!
     Coach Andy's Sports Blitz
To sign up go to www.AssistAthletics.com.
      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            
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
3/11-3/15    4th Grade Pilgrim Overnight Trips
3/13            PTA Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Library
3/16            LCFEF Gala - 5:00 p.m.
3/18-3/22    5th Grade Valley Forge Trip
3/18            Summer Camp Auction Opens
3/21            Open Robotics Night - 5:30-8:00 p.m.
3/27            Summer Camp Auction Closes
3/29            Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
3/29            Spirit Rally - 10:00 a.m.
 
4/1-4/5        Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
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