Dear PCY Family,
I hope you all have enjoyed this glorious weekend complete with beautiful weather, family activities and the Dodgers winning the National League Championship!  We have a fun and exciting weak on our own PCY home field this week! This week is Red Ribbon Week and our fabulous chairs, Jiffy Trubey and Angela Blair have coordinated a fun week to remind children to "Respect Yourself." Please see below for the daily themes.

Thursday, October 25th, we have our annual All School Walk to the Lanterman Theater to see the 6th Grade Play: "Peter Pan". Good Luck to our 6th Graders who have worked so hard with our very own Drama Specialist, Katelyn Fike to make the play unforgettable-you will be fabulous! 

Thursday night is also our Family Reading night in the Library at 7:00pm.

Friday is a Collaboration Day with 11:35 dismissal.  
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 October 24th. Read the policy/guidelines.
     This week is Red Ribbon Week!
This week, October 22nd through 26th, is Red Ribbon Week. The theme for the week is: 
"Respect Yourself"  Below is the schedule of fun ways for students to participate. 
Love yourself-wear red & or hearts.
Turn your back on drugs- wear shirt & hats backwards. 
Be strong- wear a cape or superhero outfit.
Team up against drugs- wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey
Our school chooses to be drug free- wear PCY wear or school colors.
     Family Reading Night - October 25th
Lost and Found Donation Day - October 26th

We currently have approx. 200 sweaters as well as many lunch boxes and water bottles. Lost and Found will be on display at the front of the school for the week beginning Monday, October 22nd. All uncollected items will be donated on Friday, October 26th.

Please note that due to rodents, we are no longer able to keep lost lunch boxes. After this coming donation cycle, we will be disposing of lost lunch boxes on a weekly basis.
     Halloween Candy Buy Back 
Halloween Candy Buy Back
Nov. 1st - Nov. 2rd 

Each pound of candy that a child donated was worth one raffle ticket to win a bike or scooter. Drawings will be held at each participating school and the Y.  Have your child bring their candy donation to the office on November 1st and 2nd. 

The Y sends candy donations to Operation Gratitude, an organization that supports our deployed troops.
    Founders Day Award Nominations Due November 13th
Our school community is an amazing place thanks to those who contribute in so many ways to make our children's lives better. Every year, at the Founders Day celebration, PTA recognizes individuals who have made an exceptional effort to improve our children's educational experiences. These honorees include teachers, school staff members, parents, and other volunteers.
We all know at least one parent or teacher who very much deserves this honor. Please take the time to nominate that special someone by visiting our website,, and filling out the Honorary Service Awards Nomination Form. You can either turn it in to the PCY office (basket marked "Founders Day") or email it to Jennifer Riegler at or Susan Harlan
     West Nile Virus Education Campaign
The LCUSD District nurse, Chris Henry, would like to share information about the West Nile Virus.  Click West Nile Virus Education Campaign to read the latest information.
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
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
10/25        Family Reading Night -  7:00 p.m.
10/26        Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
11/6-11/9  Parent Teacher Conferences - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
11/12        NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day Observed
11/13        Gift Wrap Pick Up
11/14        Gift Wrap Pick Up
11/14        LCFEF Jog-a-thon
11/14        PCY PTA Meeting - 8:15 a.m. - MPR
11/15        Gift Wrap Game Truck
11/15        Science Night Out - 5:30-8:00 p.m. - MPR
11/16        Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
11/19-11/23  Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Paradise Canyon Elementary School, 471 Knight Way, La Canada, CA 91011
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