Dear PCY Family,
Hope everyone had a nice (rainy) weekend! 

Please join us Thursday night for the Elementary Math Night at 6:00 pm in the LCUSD District Board Room. 

Come one, come all! The time is here to see our many talented PCY families at our annual variety show this Friday, March 9th at 3:00 pm in the MPR! It will be a fun afternoon! A very big THANK you goes to Caren Saiet for facilitating this fun community event! 

Have a wonderful week! 

Warmest Regards,
Valerie Talbert
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The submissions deadline for the next Cougar Tracks email is March 6th. Read the policy/guidelines.
      Founders Day Award Winner
Karen Clark
Karen has been a dedicated parent volunteer at PCY for over 10 years in a variety of positions including serving on the Executive Board as VP of Ways and Means and VP of Programs at PCY and VP of Volunteers at LCHS 7/8. Karen has chaired and assisted in many events over the years that have financially supported the PCY campus and enriched our student's lives including the PCY Play for Paradise co-chair, Party Book co-chair, Medieval Fair Games Booth chair, Country Fair Contest co-chair, and Parker Anderson coordinator. She has chaired Staff Appreciation Week for four years, Holiday luncheon for three years, the PCY summer reading program, and Retirement and Farewells.
In addition to all this, Karen is a presence at the campus as room rep, classroom volunteer, library volunteer, jog-a-thon lap marker, and field trip chaperone. She is also Co-Leader for her daughters Girl Scout Troop and has been a Sunday school teacher at LCPC. Karen brings energy and excitement to every job she takes on.
Karen has been married to John for 16 years and has three children: Jack in 9th grade, and Hailey in 7th grade and Hannah in 4th grade. Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and playing tennis. She is also active with other community service organizations including the National Charity League.
     Elementary Math Night - March 7th
Please join us for Elementary Math Night on March 7th at the 6:00 p.m. in the LCUSD District Board Room.

LCUSD Elementary teachers will be setting up EDM math games in the board room - join families and friends for a fun night play math games!
     6th Annual PCY Family Variety Show-This Friday, March 8th at 3:00 in the MPR
Come cheer on the very talented PCY families that are performing in this year's PCY Family Variety Show!
     PCY STEAM Field Trip - March 16th
PCY STEAM Field Trip: Glass Fusion on March 16, 2019 10am-12 noon
    PCY STEAM on Facebook
If you're on Facebook, be sure to join our PCY STEAM page for event information and updates, reminders, and articles of interest. 
    Summer Camp Auction Coming Soon!
      Makers Faire is Coming on March 15th
School Maker Faire is a mini version of a Maker Faire, which is part science fair and part something completely different! Maker Faire is a gathering of individuals and teams who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. All of these "makers" come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Everyone else comes to get some great ideas and to experience making, too! Our district wants to start the Maker Movement by:
  • showcasing the making already taking place on our campuses
  • connecting with larger creativity, innovation, STEAM, or art initiatives
  • cultivating awareness of the Maker movement
When: Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: La Cañada High School
For more information, click here.  If you are interested, please submit this form ASAP!  
      LCUSD Invention Convention - March 15th
On Friday March 15, 2019, the La Canada Unified School District will host the second annual Invention Convention. This exciting learning event provides a forum for students in grades 5-8 to display their creative thinking and scientific problem solving skills. The Invention Convention will be held at La Canada High School in the Cafeteria. This year the School Maker Faire will be held in conjunction with the Invention Convention.
Friday March 15, 201  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm:  Students, accompanied by an adult, deliver and set up the entries at the La Canada High School Cafeteria.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm:  Judging of student projects - Cafeteria only open to Judges.
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm:   Invention Convention open to students and families with Awards Ceremony occuring at 7:30 pm.
Students who wish to participate may submit an individual and/or group invention for the 2019 Invention Convention. Student groups must be limited to no more than 3 students per group and students MUST be the same grade level.
Please click on the survey link below to submit your intent to participate in the Invention Convention by Monday, March 6, 2019.
Please review the information about the Invention Convention below and contact Amy Nespor if you have any questions.
Sponsored by LCUSD Science Enrichment Programs
     Coach Andy's Sports Blitz
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      2019-2020 PCY PTA Executive Board Slate
Thank you to Natascha Gundersen, Karen Clark, Holly Breckheimer and Jennifer Riegler for their time and effort serving on the Nominating Committee.  Below are the individuals nominated for the 2018-19 PCY PTA Executive Board.  The slate will be voted on at the next PCY PTA Meeting on March 13th at 7:00 p.m
President                                     Holly Breckheimer  
Executive VP                               Rana Kantar            
1st VP Programs                         Rori Grabel               
2nd VP Ways & Means               Stephanie Weber & Natascha Gundersen         
3rd VP Room Reps                     Sarina Stogel                       
4th VP Membership                    Sophie Chopra        
5th VP VP Volunteers                 Danni Remender    
6th VP Communications             Angela Blair             
Recording Secretary                   Mikki Weightman    
Corresponding Secretary                                  
Co-Financial Secretaries            Susan Harlan & Bhupy Malik                                                     
Treasurer                                    Jeannie Chang       
Auditor                                        Sunny Yang            
Historian                                     Celestine Joo          
Parliamentarian                          Valerie Talbert         
Teacher Representative             Jenny Kazak            
Calendar  (View full calendar on Google Calendar.)
3/7              PCY Family Variety Show Tech Rehearsal
3/7              Elementary Math Night - 6:00 p.m. - LCUSD District Board Room
3/8              6th Annual PCY Family Variety Show - 3:00 p.m. - MPR
3/11-3/15    4th Grade Pilgrim Overnight Trips
3/13            PTA Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Library
3/16            LCFEF Gala - 6:00 p.m.
3/18-3/22    5th Grade Valley Forge Trip
3/21            Open Robotics Night - 5:30-8:00 p.m.
3/29            Collaboration Day - 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
3/29            Spirit Rally - 10:00 a.m.
4/1-4/5        Spring Break - NO SCHOOL