Dear PCY Family,
I hope you all are relaxing and relishing the long holiday weekend! 

I hope you also enjoyed hearing about your little (or big) ones at the Parent-Teacher Conferences this past week. Thank you to our incredible teachers for all the extra time and energy you put into preparing the information for us parents. We are very fortunate to have you all! 

It's that time: On Wednesday, the children will participate in the annual LCFEF Jog a Thon during their PE times. You are welcome to come cheer the students on as they run! Please remember to register the joggers at There are prizes for the top fundraisers, most laps run by school and grade level, and most registered joggers between the 3 elementary schools! Good luck to our runners and GO PCY! 

Charleston Wrap pick up will be this Wednesday in the MPR. A big thank you to Sommer Cripps, Sharon Park, Sophia Kim and Nicole Rustigan for chairing this large fundraiser for us. You have done an exceptional job and we appreciate your time, energy and organization. 

Our PTA General Meeting will also be this Wednesday at 8:15 in the MPR. Joe Radabaugh form the school board will be giving us an update on the fencing. We hope you will join us! 

Lastly, Friday is a Collaboration Day with early dismissal at 11:35 am. 

I hope you have a wonderful short week and look forward to seeing you around campus. -- 
Valerie Talbert
PCY PTA President       Calendar       PCY PTA Facebook Group
The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is November 13th. Read the policy/guidelines.
    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
     STEAM Program Event - November 14th
Join us to learn about InSight a mission to Mars and engage in
hands-on seismic activities with Guest Speaker: Tom Hoffman

Open to all students K-8
Wednesday, November 14th
Location: La Canada Elementary Cafeteria
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM
Sponsored by LCUSD Science Enrichment Programs

Click here for the flyer.
     Charleston Wrap Pick up is Wednesday, 11/14
Gift Wrap orders can be picked up on Wednesday, November 14th in the MPR.

Pick Up Times:
7:50-10:00 AM
 1:30-4:00 PM
      Science Night Out - Thursday, November 15th
Science Night Out on Thursday, November 15 at 5:30pm:
Science in Art: How Conservators Use Science for Authentication,
Preservation, and Restoration 
Art meets science when conservators authenticate, preserve, and restore famous works for future generations to enjoy. Join us on Thursday night to learn more from John Griswold, Conservator for the Norton Simon Museum. Mr. Griswold will walk us through the science behind preserving, authenticating and restoring some of the world's finest pieces of art. 

We will have pizza and an activity at 5:30, and the talk at 6pm. The event is free and no RSVP is required. Just show up!
      Parker-Anderson Enrichment Classes
To enroll go to
     CCLCF Thanksgiving Food Drive
Please bring any donations  by Thursday, November 15th, there is a collection bin 
in front of the PCY office.
     LCHS Instrumental Music Program Poinsettia Sale
Holiday Poinsettia Sale
Supporting the La Cañada High School Instrumental Music Program

Brighten up your home this holiday season with premium, farm-fresh poinsettias!
  • All proceeds benefit the Instrumental Music Program
  • Beautiful, deep red poinsettias in 6 ½" foil-wrapped pots
  • Perfect for holiday gifts, hostess gifts, home and office decoration
  • Pick up at LCHS or home delivery option available for $10
Price: $12 each
Pick up location: Oak Grove parking lot (senior/band lot) on Foothill at Oak Grove
Home delivery: $10 per order (La Cañada only)
Pick up/delivery date: Thursday, December 6, 3-6 pm

Order Deadline: Friday, November 16th (pre-paid orders)
Order today at

The LCHS Music Parents Association and music students thank you!

Tax deductible amount $6/plant.
La Canada High School Music Parents Association Proudly Supports the La Canada High School Instrumental Music Program. Fees / Donations you are paying can be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. LCHS Music Parents Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID:95-4369334.
     LCHS Marching Band Friends and Family Show
The La Canada High School Marching Spartans would like to invite the community to the Friends & Family Show on Friday, November 16th, at 6pm at the LCHS Stadium.
This is the final home performance of the Marching Spartans' 2018 field show, Altered Perspectives.
Altered Perspectives places you into the transforming dimensional twisting artwork of M. C. Escher. It is a performance filled with intriguing music, amazing movement, and fabulous stages. Watch as the LCHS Marching Spartans bring art to life! It's a treat for the eyes and the ears!
The Marching Band and Color Guard will leave Saturday to compete in the Western Band Association Championships in Bakersfield, CA.  Admission is free.
When:                   Friday, November 16th at 6:00
Where:                 La Canada High School Stadium
Contact:               Sandra Miller or Jason Stone or 818-                                  952-4200)
     Artwork by 4th & 6th Graders at Flintridge Bookstore
PCY 6th and 4th grade sugar skull art will be displayed at The Flintridge Bookstore and Coffee Shop through mid-November. Be sure to stop by and see their beautiful work!
      ALF Drama Program
"where everyone can shine"

Attention students in grades 5 - 10.   Looking for something fun to do after school starting in January of the new year? Katelyn Fike, Assistance League of Flintridge (ALF) Drama Director, will prepare students for a performance of Disney's "James & the Giant Peach JR". The play is a delightfully offbeat adaption of the classic Roald Dahl adventure of a boy and his insect friends as they journey across the ocean. Young actors will love playing the outlandish and larger-than-life human and insect characters. This adventurous musical is about courage and self-discovery.   Rehearsals for the winter production begin on January 15 and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 - 5:30 PM at both ALF and Lanterman Auditorium. The performance will be on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7PM. Online registration is open. A fee of $275 is charged for participation in the program. For more information, visit the ALF website at or contact the ALF Programs Office at 818-790-2211.
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
11/12             NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day Observed
11/14             Gift Wrap Pick Up - MPR
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
11/26-11/30   PCY Book Fair - MPR
11/27             Donuts with Dad at Book Fair- 7:00 a.m.
11/29             Muffins with Mom at Book Fair- 7:00 a.m.