Mar 1
9:15a PCR PTA Association Meeting
PCR PTA Association Meeting

Wednesday, March 4
9:15a - 10:00a

Saturday, March 7
8:15a PTA Exec. Board Mtg.
PTA Exec. Board Mtg.

Wednesday, March 11
8:15a - 10:00a
8:10a Teacher Collaboration Day - Early Dismissal
Teacher Collaboration Day - Early Dismissal

Friday, March 13
8:10a - 11:35a

Early dismissal at 11:35 AM.
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Palm Crest's annual Parent-Teacher mixer Burger & Bubbly is growing to include BBQ this yer. Yup, mark your calendars. Burgers, Bubbly & BBQ will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 6:30 to 10:30pm at the Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada, CA 91011. Come join fellow PCR families and get to talk to your kids' teachers. Music will be provided by DJ Vallas. We will also have a silent auction, which has moved to this event from Springamajig! Tickets are $60 per person. You can also sponsor a teacher or staff member to attend for $35. Click on the link below to order your tickets now:



PCR Technology Night - February 4th
Thank you to Jamie Lewsadder, LCUSD Director of Technology and Emily Blaney, LCUSD Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Technology, and PCR Parent Sugi Sorensen for presenting the District's technology plan and how it relates to PCR students and families as well as recommendations for Safe Internet Use at School and Home in PCR's first ever Technology Night, held on Wednesday, February 4th at 7PM in the MPR. Click here to download a copy of their presentation slides.

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More information on upcoming Common Core testing
Dear Parents, At a recent PTA Executive Board meeting, several parents had questions about the upcoming state testing as well as District assessments by grade level. In an effort to ensure transparency, I have attached information that will shed some light on the topic of assessments. For information on the District’s Accountability Plan, please see the PowerPoint presentation to the District Governing Board from June 3 rd 2014 by Lindi Dreibelbis, LCUSD’s Chief Director of Assessment, Research, Consolidated Programs. For information on the District’s plan to demonstrate student growth and progress during the transition to the Common Core State Standards ... read full article

Principal's Message for February 12th
Last night we had a very successful  Science Fair  organized with consummate skill by Alex Khayat. Thanks also to Jennifer Rocca for scheduling all the events in Science Appreciation Week. Once again, we had a record-breaking number of participants! 116 students provided hands-on demonstrations, explanations, and visuals to the many guests in attendance. Congratulations to all of our Science Fair participants for thinking like a scientist, and thank you to volunteers Alex Khayat, Jennifer Rocca and Sugi Sorensen for planning and organizing such memorable Science Week activities. Our annual state testing is quickly approaching for students in grades 3-6. These ... read full article

Message from Mrs. Hurley for Feb. 10th
Dear PCR Parents, In the next few months, the Palm Crest campus will be conducting drills to prepare students for the possibility of neighborhood or campus danger.  What were once known as “Lockdown” drills will now be referred to as “Shelter in Place” drills.  Palm Crest’s staff and teachers have read an article in the Huffington Post entitled “Talking to Kids About a Lockdown,” and we have decided that the terminology of “Shelter in Place” has a more positive connotation for elementary students.  We recommend that you read this article as well. You may read the article here . Palm ... read full article

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