Dear PCY Family,
Grab your cowboy boots and hats- Paradise Canyon's Country Fair is this week! 
Spirit week starts Monday and culminates with a Spirit Rally Friday at 10:25. All are welcome to come see which teachers are guilty or innocent! Spirit week details are below. 

Party Book is now live- click here to view and purchase tickets to generously donated events! 
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Fair on Saturday! Being our largest fundraiser of the year, we appreciate every volunteer, donation and all of the support from our PCY community. It will be a fun-filled day! 

Have a wonderful week, 
Valerie Talbert
PCY PTA President       Calendar       PCY PTA Facebook Group
The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is October 3rd. Read the policy/guidelines.
     Country Fair is on Saturday, October 6th!
Sponsored by Holly Breckheimer, Cristina Kelly and Valerie Talbert of Pacific Union // Compass Real Estate.
  • Monday - Wear Country Fair colors: Red, White & Blue
  • Tuesday - Crazy Hair or Hat Day
  • Wednesday - Buy a Smoothie after school for $3.  Last day TO VOTE if your teacher is guilty or innocent.
  • Thursday - Wear Cougar Wear.
  • Friday - Wear Cougar or Western Wear.   SPIRIT RALLY - 10:30 am - Parents welcome! 

Calling all party animals! The Party Book is OPEN! Parties SELL OUT FAST! Be sure to check out all the fun HERE!

Here's a highlight! 

Flamingle Finale! 
Last and final year of this flock of families hosting the festive Flamingle. 
Join us at progressive party at three houses for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert, 
including fabulous cocktails! 
Want to host a party? It's a great way to support PCY and enjoy our communities! Please contact Sarah McCann at or Heather Scherbert at if you're interested in hosting a party.

The COUNTRY FAIR is this SATURDAY, OCT. 6th from 9 AM to 3 PM!  Join us for a day filled with fun activities for all ages. There will be TWO Habit Trucks that will be serving lunch from 11 am to 2 pm.
The following DEADLINES are approaching fast:
  • ***Tuesday, 10/2:  LAST DAY TO ORDER ONLINE (wristbands, meals, tickets).  Prices will go up the day of the fair.***
  • Tuesday, 10/2:  Last day to become a Country Fair Sponsor and be included in our handouts, signage and emails.
  • Wednesday, 10/3:  Last day to bring money to put in the Guilty/Innocent cans in your child's classroom to decide whether or not your child's teacher will end up in jail at Friday's Spirit Rally.
  • Keep selling your $5 raffle tickets to win a Nintendo Switch Console, FitBit Ace, or BONAOK Karaoke Microphone/Mic Player.  Winners will be chosen at the end of the Country Fair.
  • Enter the contest to win your own reserved PCY parking spot for the rest of the 2018/2019 school year (i.e., until June 5, 2019).
  • Volunteer to bake items to be sold at the Blue Ribbon Bakery at the Country Fair.
We have so many fun events planned for the day of the fair. Do you have a delicious chili recipe?  Please join our chili cook off which will be judged the morning of the Fair. You can sign up via You'll just need to bring to the fair your yummy chili in a container that will stay warm (crockpot, for example), a ladle, and a list of the ingredients contained in your chili (for allergy purposes). We will supply small tasting cups and utensils for the judges. 
If you ordered wristbands or meals online, pick up your items in front of the school office on Thursday (10/4) afternoon at pick-up and Friday (10/5) after the Spirit Rally and at pick-up.
We'd like to recognize the following families/businesses for sponsoring the Country Fair. 
Thank you for your support!
Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Carey Haynes
Spirit Week sponsored by Holly Breckheimer, Cristina Kelly & Valerie Talbert 
of Pacific Union // Compass Real Estate
Halloween Bowls and Buckets sponsored by Paper Rabbit

Best in Show:  The Mike Wong & Mary Kang Family * The McCann Family * The Malik Family * The Cripps Family * The Dahanayake Family * The Ben-Ari/Chang Family * The Barr-Thompson Family * Mathnasium & Sharon Park Lue *  Aiden Lee Family * Insight Optometry & The Woo Family 
All Star Sponsor: The Kirouac-Rao Family * The Gundersen Family * The Trimble Family *  The Daniel Kim Family *  The Besch Family *  The Remender Family * Pacific Union // Compass Real Estate & Valerie Talbert * Pacific Union // Compass Real Estate & The Kelly Family * The Cannon Family * The Office of Michael Ruffalo & New York Life * The Namazie Family 
Gold Ribbon Sponsor: The Alexander Family * The Epstein-Johnson Family - The Haber Family * The Ho Family * The Hoffner Family  * The Jeffries Family * The Kantar Family * The Koelzer Family * The James Lee Family * The Lhotka Family * The Stogel Family * The Street Family * The Waugh Family * The Weber Family * The Weightman Family * The Sunny Yang Family * The Yee/Fraund Family * The Chris Yee Family *  Farley Productions * Pacific Union // Compass Real Estate & Diana Hong * Pacific Union // Compass Real Estate & Holly Breckheimer * Melody Nails * The Scott Choi Family 
Blue Ribbon Sponsor:  The Arias Family * The Callahan Family * The Chinn Family * The Craig Family * The DeLuccia Family * The Gross Family * The Holloway Family * The Kye Family * The Michelson Family * The Oxley Family * The Perry Family * The Ries Family * The Ringo-Saenz Family * The Tearston-Moreno Family * The Tran Family * The Williamson Family * The Yu Family * The Eyre Family * NS Structural Engineering * The Ian Lee Family 
Red Ribbon Sponsor:  The Hong Family * The Song Family * The PCY Family 
Friends of the Fair:  The Larry Lee Family * The Williams Family 
Lastly, a very big thank you to all the parents that have signed up to volunteer for Country Fair. If you haven't already done so, please make sure you've signed up to volunteer for one hour per child with your Class Booth Coordinator.

     PCY Sports Blitz Fall Schedule
Coach Andy's programs will return on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall. He will offer a mix of 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
     Tinkering Workshop at LCE
Come make awesome stuff with us! Students will gain the skills they need to work confidently to design and build creations as wild as their imaginations. reDiscover Center Facilitators, using the approach honed at Tinkering School LA camps, teach a mix of design, art, engineering, and woodworking activities. Classes include skills building, safe tool use, projects, and open build time. This hands-on, minds-on workshop is fun and creative!
La Canada Elementary School Outdoor Science Center 

Fridays 9/21-11/9
3:00-4:00 PM on 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9
11:45 AM-12:45 PM on 9/28, 10/26
For grades 2-5
$160, prorated for late registrations
Register by calling 310-393-3636
Contact: Jonathan Bijur, 310-393-3636
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
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
10/18         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.m.-11:00 a.m.    
10/25        6th Grade Play Evening Performance - Lanterman Theater
10/26        Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal