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PTO-CP Fun Run Thursday, September 18
CP - The PTO-CP Fun Run/Rebel Challenge is scheduled for Thursday, September 18! We’ve made lots of changes to the Fun Run this year: K-5 will continue to do a Fun Run similar to the past and Middle School will be doing a very exciting Rebel Challenge that includes obstacle courses. Additionally, we have added the ability to do on-line pledging for all grades, and the prize program has changed to one day with lots of exciting activities and there are prizes for pledges as well as Fun Run/Rebel Challenge physical accomplishments. Click here for all of the PTO-CP Fun Run and Rebel Challenge details!
Castle Pines Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Castle Pines September 22 - 26. We need volunteers to help with the fair. Please consider signing up if you have time to help! This is a fun way to get involved!
Volunteer sign-up
Ski Pass Questions?
CP&PKR - We are getting lots of questions from parents about the Colorado Ski Country 5th and 6th grade ski passes. While we certainly enjoy that this is available to 5th and 6th graders and their families, please understand that this is not a school-related event or promotion and we do not have any information about those programs. Parents interested in the 5th and 6th grade ski passports should visit the Colorado Ski Country website for information about enrollment in those private programs.
School Picture Dates for American Academy
CP&PKR - Student individual picture dates are coming up for both CP and PKR campuses at the end of September. See the dates below. In anticipation of picture day, parents may now go online to order and purchase student photo packages through LifeTouch by clicking here. Questions? Contact Joanne Lofvenborg!

CASTLE PINES
Picture Day - September 23
Picture Day ID Code - CG874708Y0

PARKER
K-8 Picture Day - September 25
K-8 Picture Day ID Code - CG874118Y1

KindiePrep Picture Day - September 16
KindiePrep Picture Day ID Code - CG874447Y0

DCSD Fresh Fruits and Veggies for Sack Lunches
Didn't make it to the grocery store this weekend? No worries! The DCSD Hot Lunch Harvest Bar is filled with fresh fruits and veggies that are available to all students even if they don’t buy school lunch. Load up your DCSD lunch account, and have your student take a trip through the Harvest Bar for only $.75 to supplement that sack lunch with healthy goodies!
Soccer Referees Needed!
CP&PKR - We are looking for a few soccer referees for our Middle School soccer games this year! Would you be willing to help? The game dates are listed below - email Mr. Leadbetter if you can help!
We'd love to have you.
9/9
9/16
9/23
9/30
10/7
10/21

PTO-CP Hosts First Parents Night Out
CP - Sign your K-8 students up for to attend the PTO-CP Parents Night Out On Friday, September 26! The PNO will run from 3:35 PM (right after school) - 10:00 PM; you just send them to school in the morning and pick them up after the PNO by 10:00 pm! It will be a fun night for the kids with games, crafts, snacks, dinner, and a movie, and all of their friends! Send your child with a sleeping bag, pillow and PJs.

This PNO will be hosted by Ms. Tracy (CP teacher), and Nicole Smith & Erin Dill of the PTO-CP. The cost is $35.00 for your first child and $30.00 for each additional child. For questions, please contact Ms. Nicole Smith with the PTO-CP. Click here to register! The cost is $35.00 for your first child and $30.00 for each additional child. For questions, please contact Ms. Nicole Smith with the PTO-CP.

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 (NEW! Guitar and Piano)
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!

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Event Calendar
Aug 25 - Sept 17
CP - 8th Grade STEM: Tetrix and Robot C
Sept 1-19
PKR - 5th Grade STEM: Rocketry
Sept 15-19
STEM 7th Grade Trip: Sept 15-19 Week 2
Sep 18
PTO-PKR Restaurant Day, OrangeLeaf (Parker), 11:00 am - 8:00 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 23
PTO-CP Restaurant Day, SmartCow (Castle Rock), noon - 9:30 pm
Sep 23
CP - Student Individual Pictures (purchase photos)
Sep 25
PKR - Student Individual Pictures (purchase photos)
Sep 25
PTO-CP Fun Run pledges due to front office
Sep 25
PAB-PKR Meeting, Panera Bread Company (Parker), 8:15 am
Sep 26
PTO-PKR Fun Run pledges due.
Sep 26
Dress of Choice Day
Sep 26
PTO-CP Parents Night Out, gym and cafeteria, 3:35 pm - 10:00 pm (register)
Oct 3
PTO-CP Fun Run Awards Assembly
Oct 3
AA Spirit Day!
Oct 3
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, w/Ron Smith & Tami Bostick, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Oct 3
PTO-PKR Fun Run Rain Date (only if necessary)
Oct 6
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, PKR library conference room
Oct 6
PTO-CP Fun Run Prize Day
Oct 6
CP - 8th Grade STEM Trips Introduction; 5:00-6:00pm, Cafeteria
Oct 7
CP - 8th Grade STEM Trips Introduction; 9:00-10:00 AM, Cafeteria
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 7
CP - 3rd Grade STEM: Beginning Robotics
Oct 20- Nov 7
PKR - 3rd Grade STEM: Beginning Robotics
Oct 20 - Nov 14
CP - 2nd Grade STEM: Atmospheric Science
Oct 21
Prospective Parent Information Meeting, CP cafeteria, 5:30 - 6:30pm Click here to RSVP
Oct 21
PTO-PKR Meeting, Vines in Parker, 7:00 pm
Oct 21 and Oct 22
PKR - 2nd Grade STEM Field Trip - NCAR
Oct 21 & 21
PKR - 2nd Grade STEM Field Trip - NCAR
Oct 24
Dress of Choice Day
Oct 24
PTO-PKR Fun Run Awards Assembly
Oct 26-31
STEM 6th Grade Trip: Mount Olympic National Park
Oct 27 - Nov 14
CP - 5th Grade STEM: Rocketry
Oct 28
Prospective Parent Information Meeting, PKR cafeteria, 5:30 - 6:30pm Click here to RSVP
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 6
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee w/Jeff Renfrow, 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
Prospective Parent Information Meeting, CP cafeteria, 5:30 - 6:30pm Click here to RSVP
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
Prospective Parent Information Meeting, PKR cafeteria, 5:30 - 6:30pm Click here to RSVP
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 w/Erin Kane, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Dec 8 - 19
PKR - Kindergarten STEM: Mechanical Engineering
Dec 8-19
CP - 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
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee w/Jeff Renfrow, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Jan 9
AA Spirit Day!
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
CP - 6th Grade STEM: Operation Montserrat
Jan 26 - Feb 13
PKR - 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 w/Ron Smith & Tami Bostick, 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
CP - 7th Grade STEM: TBD
Feb 16 - March 6
PKR - 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
AA Spirit Day!
Mar 6
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee w/Erin Kane, Dazbog, 8:00 am
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 w/BOD, Dazbog, 8:00 am
April 4-10
STEM 8th Grade Trip: Santa Monica Mountains & Channel Islands
Apr 6
SAC Meeting, 4:30 pm, PKR library conference room
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 w/Jeff Renfrow, 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
Dress of Choice Day
May 15
Last day of Homework Club/Crash Club
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)