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       Calendar       PCY PTA Facebook Group
The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is August 22nd. Read the policy/guidelines.
     After School Programs - Registration Opens Monday, 8/20
The following after school programs will be open for registration tomorrow, Monday, August 20th.  Sign-ups can be found at the end of the START HERE Back to School packet
  • PCY Chorus
  • Math Olympiad
  • Coach Andy's Sports Blitz
  • Parker-Anderson
  • ALF 
    Room Rep Meeting, Tuesday, August 21 
The Room Rep meeting will be Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.
     1st - 3rd Grade Pick Ups
As a reminder, all first through third graders will be attending school from 8:10AM to 1:50PM until August 30.  
Parents may pick up your student in front of the PCY Main Office via carline or a previously designated spot on campus. There is free supervised play on the upper playground from 1:50PM to 2:50PM if parents wish to use this option.These Students will be dismissed at 2:50PM for pick up. If you come to pickup your child anytime between 1:50PM - 2:50PM, parents will need to report to the PCY Main Office first.
     Back to School Picnic - Friday, August 24th
Attention all PCY families, come join us this Friday night to kick off a new school year!  Bring your blankets and chairs and meet us on our main field.  We'll have a fire truck, DJ and performances from local activity groups. As well as booths, snacks, kona ice and TWO In n Out trucks to help keep the lines down.  IMPORTANT:  Please place your meal orders online through our PCYPTA one cart option by Monday to ensure we have enough food on hand.  

We're also still looking for volunteers to help with setting up, manning a booth or clean up! Please contact Erika Pieper at or dad's club to sign up.  
Looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces as well as meeting new families! 
Don't forget to bring your blankets and stay for the movie once the sun goes down.  
Sincerely Your BTSP Chairs, 
Sandi Trimble, Erika Pieper & Heather Artura

     Coach Andy's Sports Programs
Coach Andy's programs will return on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall. He will offer a mix of soccer, basketball, flag football and more for 1st-6th graders. Parents can register for a 5-week session or purchase the unlimited plan which allows student to come to every class. You can register or find more details by clicking Coach Andy on the PCY PTA After School Enrichment tab or

     Parker-Anderson Enrichment Classes
Just a note to let you know that the next session of Parker-Anderson Enrichment classes start September 4th, so sign up today and come join us!

This session, we will be offering the following exciting classes: 
  • Rocket Science & Astronomy on Mondays!
  • Kid's Cooking Academy on Tuesdays!
  • Animal Invasion on Wednesdays!
  • Anime, Cartooning and Comic Book Creation on Thursdays!
  • Minecraft on Fridays!
New and returning students are welcome! (Space in classes is limited, and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis). To enroll or to find out more about these programs, please visit us at:
     TB Test Screening at Verdugo Hills Hospital
     PCY Reads Summer Reading Program
Please remember to submit your child's reading log in the office by Friday, August 31st.  All participants will receive a reward and will be entered in a raffle.  Raffle winners will be announced at the second spirit rally on Friday, September 5th.      .
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
8/21           Room Rep Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Library
8/22           ALF Demonstration Concert - 8:30 a.m.
8/24           New Family Social Pre-Picnic - 5:00 p.m.
8/24           Back to School Picnic - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Lower Field
8/25           ALF Petting Zoo - 10:00am-12:00pm - Lanterman Auditorium
8/28           Gift Wrap Assembly - 8:45am and 9:45am
8/28           Gift Wrap Fundraiser begins
8/30           Open Robotics Night - 5:30 p.m.
8/31           Spirit Rally - 10:20 a.m.
8/31           Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal

9/3             Labor Day- NO SCHOOL
9/4             Early Bird/Late Bird Begins
9/5             Back to School Night for 2nd, 4th & 6th grades - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
9/6             Back to School Night for 1st, 3rd, & 5th grades - 6:30-8:00 p.m.