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6:30p PTA Association Meeting - EVENING MEETING
PTA Association Meeting - EVENING MEETING

Date:
Wednesday, February 4
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
MPR

7:00p PCR Technology Night
PCR Technology Night

Date:
Wednesday, February 4
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
PCR-MPR

After the PTA meeting, LCUSD tech directors Jamie Lewsadder, TOSA Emily Blaney and PCR PTA Assistant VP of STEM Sugi Sorensen will give a special presentation on Technology at PCR. Topics covered will include the District's computing initiative and how it will affect PCR students in the coming two years, safe Internet usage at home and school, and recommendations for home use of technology so that it is compatible with PCR and LCHS's technology programs.
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Science Appreciation Week
Science Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 2/9 - Thu 2/12
Science Appreciation Week
Science Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 2/9 - Thu 2/12
Science Appreciation Week
Science Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 2/9 - Thu 2/12
6:30p Science Fair
Science Fair

Date:
Wednesday, February 11
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Science Appreciation Week
Science Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 2/9 - Thu 2/12
6:00p Astronomy Night
Astronomy Night

Date:
Thursday, February 12
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
PCR-Lower Playground

Come join LCHS Science Teacher and amateur astronomer Tom Traeger for a night of star and planet gazing. Tom will bring telescopes so everyone who attends can see. Event will be postponed if it is cloudy or overcast.
Presidents Weekend - School is Closed
Presidents Weekend - School is Closed

Date:
Fri 2/13 - Tue 2/17
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PCR Students Shine at Spelling Bee

PCR 6th grader Jordan Lay (left) and 5th grader Sarah Pyne-Jaeger (right) finished first and second respectively at the La Cañada District Spelling Bee, held on Thursday night, January 22nd in the La Cañada Unified School District's Governing Board Room. Palm Crest 4th grader William Wade finished in fifth place, coming close to a PCR clean sweep of the podium at the prestigious event. Lay and Pyne-Jaeger recently finished first and second at the PCR Spelling Bee earlier in January as well. Other PCR students who competed at the District Spelling Bee include Justine Fisher (6th) and Chase Kerstein (6th).

 

PCR has a proud history of spelling prowess, having won four of the last five District Spelling Bees. “We are extremely proud of all five of our PCR Spelling Bee representatives,” boasted Principal Hurley.  “We look forward to cheering Jordan on as she represents our school at the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee March 25th.”

 

Important! The Science Fair is Almost Here!!!
The PCR Science Fair is fast approaching. Science Appreciation Week is the week of February 09, 2015 and the Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 11th in the MPR. By now all teachers should have told your students about the Science Fair. The event is open to all PCR students, but participation is voluntary. To learn more about the Science Fair, what makes a good Science Fair project, download a Science Fair Packet, and learn how to enter, click here.

PCR Math Night -- January 27th
UPDATE: The slides from the presentation have been uploaded to the website. Click here to see them.

You are invited to an informational meeting at PCR on Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30PM in the MPR to discuss changes in math instruction due to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Anais Wenn and PCR teachers Elizabeth Ranjbar (K) and Amy Tsai (5th) will talk about what's changing in math with the Common Core, as well as features of the district-wide professional development for our teachers. Click here to download a flyer announcing the event.

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Technology, Thinking and the Hour of Code
Does your child like to play video games?  Read or learn on a Kindle or iPad? Complete homework or research on a computer? Communicate with friends or family on a smartphone? We live in a world run by technology. However, only a tiny fraction of us learn the basics of how computers actually work or how to write the software that runs our technology. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career. It teaches one how to think logically, solve problems, and think creatively. It rewards patience, persistence, attention to detail, and efficiency, some of the many attributes found ... read full article

The Great California Shakeout -- October 16th
Dear PCR Families, On Thursday, October 16th, all Palm Crest students and staff will participate in the Great California Shake Out earthquake practice going on state-wide. This drill will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. Students and staff will practice safely exiting their classrooms, meeting as a group on the field, and staff will practice search & rescue as well as first aid techniques. If you need to retrieve your child(ren) from school during the Great California Shake Out, you should know that we will be following the exact same procedures as we would in the ... read full article

Back to School Message
Please  click here for my Back-to-School message. Please  click here for my PTA Back-to-School FAQ. Thanks! Karen Hurley, PCR Principal ... read full article

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