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 page, you can order lunches, buy wristbands and become a sponsor! 
We appreciate all of your support and are looking forward to a great week in Paradise! 

Warmest Regards,
Valerie Talbert
PCY PTA President       Calendar       PCY PTA Facebook Group
The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is September 19th. Read the policy/guidelines.
     Country Fair Cougar Cart Opens Tomorrow!
It's HERE!!  PCY's annual Country Fair is coming on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm. This year, there will be two Habit food trucks again as well as some new fun games (including an Ultimate Warrior Obstacle Course).  Make sure to join in the fun by buying your tickets, wristbands and lunches.  The Country Fair Cougar Cart opens tomorrow, Monday, September 17that 7:00 am.  This is your chance to support our biggest fundraiser of the year by buying sponsorships and donating your "Fair Share."  Every little bit helps!  All the details are available at
      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 ( or Soi Eyre (  Thank you so much for your support!
      Party Book - Hosts Needed!
We are looking for FUN parties of all types and for all ages to add to our Party Book. Our party book is a great way to fundraise and enjoy our community.  Host or co-host a party with friends (the host covers the cost of the party, selects the date, time, number of guests, and buy-in amount).  Share your passion, profession or just have fun. Guests pay a fee to attend the party.  The attendance fee goes directly to PCY PTA.  Need an idea?  Want to co-host a party? Contact us and we can help! A few ideas are below.

Kids Parties:
Mother-Daughter Tea
Cookie Decorating
Sport Theme Party
Baseball Clinic
Art Class Party
Book Themed Party
Sewing or Craft Party
Valentine's Day Party
Cooking Party
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Parent and Friend Parties:
Wine Tasting
Bourbon Tasting
Tequila Tasting/Taco Party
Oscar Party
Progressive Dinner
Cooking Class
Craft Class (e.g. Holiday Wreath)
Wine and Art Party
Workout/Training Group Session
Family Parties:
Bowling Party
Ice Skating Party
Sports Watching Party at a home or local restaurant
Backyard Sleepover
Pancake Breakfast
Block Party
Hike and Picnic
Please contact Sarah McCann at or Heather Scherbertat if you are interested in throwing a party.
Party Book will go LIVE soon!  Get your party listed and get ready to sign up for some FUN times!! 
     reDiscover STEAM Night - September 17th
     Gift Wrap Orders Due on Thursday September 20th
Don't forget!  
Your Charleston Wrap orders are due Thursday September 20th.
Please remember, all of the profits raised will go towards projects that benefit our school and your student.
Don't have a packet?  You can still help!!!
Thank you for supporting this very important campaign!
     Wrap-Up of Last Week's Science Night Out Talk
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Thursday night's Science Night Out! Sojin and Larry's pre-talk activity was great fun, and Mark gave an *outstanding* talk with lots of great slides and videos - the kids were deeply engaged and asked some terrific questions. We may have some budding cancer researchers at PCY! We are so, so lucky to have Mark, Sojiin and Larry as part of our PCY community and to have these great opportunities to expose our kids to "science in the real world." Mark your calendar for our other PCY STEAM events!
     STEAM Field Trip on 9/30 - Spaces still available
STEAM Field Trip: Spaces Remain for The Science of Pottery on September 30, 9am-11:30am!

If you haven't signed up for our next STEAM Field Trip: The Chemistry of Pottery (during which we will sculpt big-mouthed monsters out of clay and paint a Frankenplate), don't delay - there are only a few spaces left! The kids will learn about clay, kilns and the firing process, and they will sculpt their own adorable big-mouthed monsters out of clay. They will also get to paint their own festive Frankenplate! (See the photos we posted on the PCY STEAM page on Facebook.) We'll get the creations back a few weeks later, in time for Halloween. The cost is $50 per participant - adult or child. Adults may choose to paint something other than a plate. Options will be available at the studio. Reserve your spot now by emailing  
     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 the LCUSD winners. Top district winners will compete among San Gabriel Valley District, then State and National Levels. La Canada District winners are recognized at a District Reception in February.  All PCY participants will be invited to a pizza party.
Click here for Participant/Entry forms and Rules.  Be creative, have fun and follow the rules carefully.
Questions contact Nan Sampath - 
     Next Science Night Out: November 15 at 5:30pm
Our next Science Night Out is on Thursday, November 15. John Griswold, Conservator for the Norton Simon Museum, will walk us through the science behind authenticating and restoring some of the world's finest pieces of art. As usual, we will have pizza and an activity at 5:30, followed by the talk at 6pm. The event is free and no RSVP is required. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!
     After School Tennis Program
To enroll go to
     Popsicle Giveaway for Ralphs Card registrations!
Popsicle giveaway during lunch this Friday, September 21st, for Ralphs rewards card registrations!
Have you registered your Ralphs Rewards card so our school can start earning free money?
Have your child/ren bring in proof of registration during their lunch period this Friday and receive a free popsicle. Either print out your online registration page with your account information showing you designated PCY to receive your purchase donation or turn in a purchase receipt with our school name printed at the bottom. 
How to register your Ralphs card:
  • If you have not registered before click on 'Welcome Sign In' on the upper right hand side. Then select 'Create An Account' and follow the easy steps to create an online account. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to follow the instructions below to sign in and designate our school to receive donations.
  • If you have an account, click on 'Welcome Sign In', enter your email address and password.
    • Then click on "Hi __ My Account" on the right hand side and choose "My account"
    • View all your information and edit as necessary
    • Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
      • 'Community Rewards' on the left bar
      • 'Enroll' or 'Change Organization'
      • Search our NPO number XJ848 or Paradise Canyon Elementary PTA and click 'Search'
      • Select our school and click 'Enroll' 
For more instructions on how to register visit
Ralphs Community Contributions help number (800) 443-4438
Thank you for your support!  Questions, contact Teresa Chiu at
      Cougar Wear Orders
 Cougar Wear orders will be delivered by October 3rd to your child's classroom.
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
9/20           Gift Wrap Orders Due
9/26           PCY Dine Out Night - 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. - Round Table Pizza
9/28           Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal

10/1-10/5   Spirit Week
10/5           Spirit Rally - 10:20 a.m.
10/6           PCY Country Fair - 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
10/10         PCY PTA Meeting - 8:15 a.m. - MPR
10/11         Open Robotics Night - 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
10/12         LCE Pumpkin Patch - 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. - LCE
10/13         LCFEF Wine Auction
10/15         Science Night Out - 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. - MPR
10/17         reDiscover STEAM Night -  6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. - LCE Cafeteria
10/18         Great Shake Out
10/19         Reflections Contest Entries due - 3:00 p.m. - PCY Office 
10/22-10/26   Red Ribbon Week
1025         All School Walk to Lanterman- 6th Grade Play - 9:00 a.n.-11:00 a.m.    
10/25        6th Grade Play Evening Performance - Lanterman Theater
10/26        Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal