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iRead Summer Reading Program

The fifth annual iRead summer reading program has begun! Click here to read about the program. For access to the Student and Parent online reading logs:

Student Online Reading Log Parent Approval Link



Order Your School Supplies for Next Year

Palm Crest Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenience for busy families to order school supplies for next school year. EduKit school supply kits are custom made for our school and contain what your student(s) need in their particular grade level to start out the school with exactly what they need.

Order online at:

Technology Kits

There are additional Technology Items required for 3rd - 6th grade. This is a district-wide requirement.  These additional tech items are available through the Supply Box Sale as an add-on to the standard box. For detailed information about specific grade level supply lists, please visit the Palm Crest PTA website, or download the list of supplies here.

For additional questions, please contact Caroline Anderson at

Counselling Update for January 21st
Counseling Tip:  Strategies to Navigate Sibling Competition As parents we try hard not to compare our kids—at least not openly. However, when our children start school, they look around and begin comparing themselves against all the other children in the class/school. As much as this may bother us as parents, it is normal, healthy, and important developmentally and psychologically for them to place themselves on a skill spectrum. Knowing where their strengths are as well as areas that need some extra attention allows them to actually celebrate their own victories.  The hard part is to keep them from crossing over ... read full article

Counselling Update for December 8th
The past two weeks the counseling lessons focused on self-esteem with grades 3-6. We talked about a person’s self-worth and how that worth is unchanged regardless of how the person may feel or what the person may experience. We reviewed what makes up a healthy self-esteem and why it is important to know your own strengths. This is another component to the anti-bullying program. To help “bully- proof” a person, one needs to feel good about oneself and know one’s own attributes. People are less likely to succumb to verbal attacks if they are secure and feel good about themselves. ... read full article

Counselling Update for December 3rd
The Development Asset for the month of December is: Constructive Use of Time (Leadership). It is important that students learn to manage their time. Learning to be a leader begins early with small steps. Students who are in scouts for example, could be in charge of a specific activity or event. Students on sports teams might be the captain or co-captain. Beginning with small activities and experiencing success will build confidence so as the students get older, they will be able to take on more leadership roles and will have developed the skills to perform well. Family Activity: Story Telling: ... read full article

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Welcome Back Message from Principal Hurley
Welcome back and Happy New Year 2016 to all!  I hope everyone had a safe, restful, and fun-filled winter holiday.     What’s New at PCR? We are kicking off the New Year with great news.  PCR has received a beautiful “games” shed on our playground! David Lam, a 2011 PCR alumni, completed the building of this game shed as part of his Eagle Scout project. David and a team of 11 Boy Scout volunteers from Troop 502, spent the weekend of December 19th building this great addition to our campus.  The shed will store games that can be used ... read full article

Message from Principal Hurley
Dear PCR Parents, Beginning this Friday and over the next few months, PCR students and staff will practice lockdown drills.  All PCR staff and teachers have read an article from the Huffington Post entitled “Talking to Kids About a Lockdown”.  We recommend that you read  this article as well. Teachers and campus supervisors have been trained on lockdown procedures and will be working with our students as we practice school-wide. We will talk with students about: 1) what to do should there be a “lockdown” during lunch or recess and pointing out the locations of unlocked, easily accessible “safe rooms” ... read full article

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