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New Fall Extracurriculars!
New Fall ECAs Teachers are quickly putting together fun afterschool activities for your students to enjoy and many are ready for registration! So far, we have Fall Sports, managed by Coach Leadbetter, several rental offerings, including Spanish Enrichment, TGA Tennis and Scholastic Fencing League, with several others knocking on our doors – stay tuned!

CP & PKR
Fall Sports
Art Camps (Ms. Allmendinger moved AM clubs to PM!)
Performing Arts classes
Spanish Enrichment
Taekwondo
Fencing
TGA Tennis

PKR only - TecTac Soccer

Read all about these activities now on our American Academy > Extracurricular Activities (click here for Castle Pines activities, or here for Parker activities) page and keep checking back as we add in new ECAs throughout the year.

Student Directories Opt Out
This year, the PTOs at both campuses will be partnering with MyRoosterRoom to create an online school directory. All families are included in the directory by default – if you do NOT want to be in the directory this year, please OPT OUT by using the links provided on the PTO page for your campus (CP, PKR).

The deadline to opt out of the PTO-CP directory will be September 15; the deadline to opt out of the PTO-PKR directory will be September 30. A directory PDF (and for CP, an app for Android/iPhone) should be available in late September. If you have any questions about the directories, please contact the PTOs!

Send Us Your Busing Info!
CP&PKR - Parents, if your student is using the DCSD bus to go home any day this year (or every day!), please take a moment to tell us the details so we can help the buses keep track!

Click here to email Castle Pines Student Bus Plans
Click here to email Parker Student Bus Plans


Homework Club and Crash Club 2014-2015
CP&PKR - Plan now to join us after school! Along with many other extracurricular activity offerings, American Academy will once again be offering Homework Club and Crash Club for the school year.

Homework Club (6.00/day) takes place immediately after school (3:35 pm - 4:25 pm) for students who would like work on homework with teacher support.

At Crash Club ($9.00/day), students can "crash" and relax and play with friends and teachers. The club runs immediately after Homework Club (4:25 pm - 6:00 pm).

Both clubs will begin on Monday, August 25, 2014, and end on Friday, May 15, 2015. Interested? This year we will be offering the option to purchase up to 30 days at time! Jump on the School Store and register TODAY!

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Homework Help
Event Calendar
Aug 25 - Sept 17
CP - 8th Grade STEM: Tetrix and Robot C
Aug 25 -Sept 11
PKR - 6th Grade STEM: Energy
Aug 25 - Sept 11
CP - 6th Grade STEM: Energy
Sept 1-19
PKR - 5th Grade STEM: Rocketry
Sep 2
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
Sept 4 and Sept 9
PKR - 6th Grade Field Trip - NREL
Sep 5
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Sep 5
PTO-PKR Fun Run Assembly
Sep 7
PTO-CP Mother/Son Rockies Game, Coors Field, 2:10 pm (tickets)
Sep 8
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, CP conference room
Sept 8-12
STEM 7th Grade Trip: Sea Camp Week 1
Sept 9 and Sept 11
CP - 6th Grade Field Trip - NREL
Sep 9
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Sep 11
Regular school day for all students / Evening Middle School conferences
Sep 11
PTO-CP Fun Run Assembly
Sept 12
PKR - 5th Grade STEM Speaker for JSS
Sept 15-19
STEM 7th Grade Trip: Sept 15-19 Week 2
Sep 16
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Sep 18
PTO-CP K-5 Fun Run/6-8 Challenge Run Day!
Sept 22 - Oct 10
PKR - 7th Grade STEM: Tetrix and Robot C
Sept 22 - Oct 10
PKR - 2nd Grade STEM: Atmospheric Science
Sept 22 - Oct 10
CP - 7th Grade STEM: Tetrix and Robot C
Sep 25
PTO-CP Fun Run pledges due to front office
Sep 26
Dress of Choice Day
Oct 3
PTO-CP Fun Run Awards Assembly
Oct 3
AA Spirit Day!
Oct 3
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Oct 6
PTO-CP Fun Run Prize Day
Oct 6
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, PKR library conference room
Oct 7
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Oct 7
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
Oct 9
Regular school day for all students / Evening KindiePrep, K-5 and Middle School conferences
Oct 10
NO SCHOOL / Morning KindiePrep and K-5 conferences
Oct 13-17
NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
Oct 20 - Nov 14
CP - 2nd Grade STEM: Atmospheric Science
Oct 20 - Nov 7
CP - 3rd Grade STEM: Beginning Robotics
Oct 20- Nov 7
PKR - 3rd Grade STEM: Beginning Robotics
Oct 21 and Oct 22
PKR - 2nd Grade STEM Field Trip - NCAR
Oct 21
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Oct 21 & 21
PKR - 2nd Grade STEM Field Trip - NCAR
Oct 24
Dress of Choice Day
Oct 26-31
STEM 6th Grade Trip: Mount Olympic National Park
Oct 27 - Nov 14
CP - 5th Grade STEM: Rocketry
Oct 31
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Nov 3
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, CP conference room
Nov 4
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
Nov 7
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Nov 7
CP - 5th Grade STEM Speaker for JSS
Nov 10 - Dec 5
CP - 4th Grade STEM: NXT-G Robotics
Nov 10 - 17
CP - 2nd Grade STEM Field Trip - NCAR
Nov 14 - Dec 5
PKR - 4th Grade STEM: NXT-G Robotics
Nov 11
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Nov 12 and 13
CP - 2nd Grade STEM Field Trip - NCAR
Nov 17-21
STEM 7th Grade Trip: Sea Camp Week 3
Nov 18
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Nov 21
Dress of Choice Day
Nov 21
End of First Trimester Grading Period
Nov 24-28
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, PKR library conference room
Dec 2
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
Dec 4
Regular school day for all students / Evening Middle School conferences
Dec 5
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Dec 8-19
CP - Kindergarten STEM: Mechanical Engineering
Dec 8 - 19
PKR - Kindergarten STEM: Mechanical Engineering
Dec 9
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Dec 12
Dress of Choice Day
Dec 16
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Dec 19
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Dec 22-Jan 2
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan 22 - Feb 6
PKR - 2nd Grade STEM: Beginning Robotics
Jan 5-23
PKR - 3rd Grade STEM: Survival Engineering
Jan 5 - 20
CP - 2nd Grade STEM: Beginning Robotics
Jan 5
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, CP conference room
Jan 5-23
CP - 5th Grade STEM: Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Vehicles
Jan 5 - 23
CP - 3rd Grade STEM: Survival Engineering
Jan 6
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
Jan 6
NO SCHOOL K-3 only for K-3 Testing /
Regular school day 4-8
Jan 9
AA Spirit Day!
Jan 9
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Jan 13
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Jan 15
Regular school day for all students / Evening KindiePrep and K-5 conferences
Jan 16
NO SCHOOL / Morning KindiePrep and K-5 conferences
Jan 19
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 20
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Jan 26 - Feb 13
PKR - 6th Grade STEM: Operation Montserrat
Jan 26 - Feb 13
CP - 6th Grade STEM: Operation Montserrat
Jan 26 - Feb 13
PKR - 5th Grade STEM: Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Vehicles
Jan 30
Dress of Choice Day
Feb 2
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, PKR library conference room
Feb 3
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
Feb 6
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Feb 9-23
CP - 1st Grade STEM: Chemical Engineering
Feb 10
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Feb 12
Regular school day for all students / Evening Middle School conferences
Feb 13
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Feb 16
NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Feb 16 - March 6
PKR - 7th Grade STEM: TBD
Feb 16 - March 6
CP - 7th Grade STEM: TBD
Feb 17
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Feb 27
Dress of Choice Day
Feb 27
End of Second Trimester Grading Period
March 2-20
PKR - 1st Grade STEM: Chemical Engineering
Mar 2
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, CP conference room
Mar 3
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
Mar 6
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Mar 6
AA Spirit Day!
Mar 10
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
March 16 - April 10
CP - 4th Grade STEM: Volcano Alert
March 16 - April 10
PKR - 4th Grade STEM: Volcano Alert
Mar 17
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Mar 20
Dress of Choice Day
Mar 23-27
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Apr 3
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Apr 6
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, PKR library conference room
April 4-10
STEM 8th Grade Trip: Santa Monica Mountains & Channel Islands
Apr 7
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
Apr 9
Regular school day for all students / Evening KindiePrep, K-5 and Middle School conferences
Apr 10
NO SCHOOL / Morning KindiePrep and K-5 conferences
April 20-24
PKR - 1st Grade STEM: Marine Biology
April 20-24
PKR - Kindergarten STEM: Animals
April 20-24
CP - Kindergarten STEM: Animals
April 20-24
CP - 1st Grade STEM: Marine Biology
Apr 21
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
April 21-21
PKR - Kindergarten STEM: Animals
Apr 21
NO SCHOOL K-3 only for K-3 Testing /
Regular school day 4-8
Apr 24
Dress of Choice Day
May 1
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
May 4
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, CP conference room
May 5
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, Duke's Library
May 9 - 16
STEM 8th Grade STEM Trip: Costa Rica
May 10-16
STEM 6th Grade Trip: Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
May 12
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
May 15
Last day of Homework Club/Crash Club
May 15
Dress of Choice Day
May 19
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
May 21
End of Third Trimester Grading Period
May 22
NO SCHOOL / First Day of Summer Break!
Jun 1 - Aug 1
Front offices CLOSED for Summer Break
Jun 9
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)