February 7, 2019
Dear PCA Families,

Over the past few days, it was a great pleasure and honor to spend time with our Head of School-Elect, Col. Mike Runey! His high energy brings with it a passion for our school, lots of fresh ideas, and an obvious love for excellent Christian education.
I am committed to a smooth transition over the next few months to support Mike as he takes the reins this summer as the next Head of School.

I pray that your family will have a safe, restful weekend.

Dr. John Engstrom
Head of School
Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Basketball Team for their well-deserved 64-42 victory over Derryfield this week! The Eagles defeated the Cougars here at PCA on Tuesday evening and were featured as the Great Bay Game of the Week. CLICK HERE to watch highlights and post-game interview with our players. Come cheer on our Eagles again at PCA tomorrow night as they compete against the Hinsdale High School Pacers! The Varsity Girls game begins at 5:30 pm, and the Varsity Boys game begins at 7:00 pm. This is SENIOR NIGHT and a chance for us to honor our senior athletes. Go, Eagles!
PCA is heading to the State Championship!
Congratulations to our Upper School Quiz Bowl Team for winning the Regional Tournament last weekend! PCA will participate in the State Quiz Bowl Championship in April where they will compete against seven other schools by answering questions in the fields of English, history, mathematics, science, and art. READ MORE.
Congratulations to the Girls Winter Track Team which excelled at the Division 2 State Championships! Liza Corso (sophomore) placed 4th in the 1500 meter and set a new school record by becoming the first PCA athlete to ever qualify for the New England Indoor Track & Field Championships. In addition, the Girls 4x800 Relay Team of Lily Kjendal (sophomore), Emily Vaccaro (junior), Delaney Kjendal (senior), and Liza Corso placed 4th. Lily followed this with 8th place in the 1000 meter, and Delaney placed 8th in the 600 meter in the season's best time. Great job, Lady Eagles!
Pictured L to R: Lily Kjendal, Emily Vaccaro, Delaney Kjendal, and Liza Corso
Trooper Wilber and "Gauge" Are Coming to PCA!
Congratulations to PCA Alumnus Haden Wilber (Class of 2007) and his K-9 partner, Gauge, for being named the NH State Police 2018 K-9 Team of the Year! Trooper Wilber and Gauge earned this honor as a result of continuous hard work and dedication to training and deployments. Both will be visiting PCA on Tuesday, February 19 from 8:45-10:00 am (this is also Bring a Friend Day). There will be two presentations: grades K-3 from 8:45-9:00 am and grades 4-8 from 9:15-10:00 AM. Thank you, Trooper Wilber (and Gauge!), for your service and for helping protect our State!
Free to PCA Families!
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform is now offering an interactive, no-cost, children's cyber-security activity kit. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Will you be PCA's valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your purchase(s) to PCA.
Class of 2022 Class Gift
Thank you to the families of our freshmen for their class gift which will be up for bid at our Annual Auction next month! FIND OUT what it is!
CLICK HERE for all of our latest auction updates including how to register to bid, how to donate items, and more!
Admission to our event is complimentary. You may wish to purchase tickets to our delicious catered breakfast which are  now on sale!

  • $20/person
  • $140/ table for 8
  • $180/ table for 10

For more information, please contact  Elizabeth Nanda (ext. 142).

Administrative Volunteer on Wednesdays or Thursdays for approximately 2 hours.

Annual Auction: To see how you can help with this special event, CLICK HERE.

Mother-Son Event: Coordinator needed to assist in planning the Annual Mother-Son Event coming up in the spring.

Please contact Jodi Karnes (ext. 119) if you are available to help with these needs.
Now through Sunday, March 3
This year's theme is animals from around the world and the many wonderful ways in which they help serve us. PCA's adults (e.g. grandparents, parents, faculty, and staff) are encouraged to join in this year's Read-a-Thon too! Together we can reach our school goal of 350,000 minutes! LEARN MORE .
This afternoon!
Thursday, February 7 from 3:40-5:00 pm Miller Room in Runey Hall
Our host parents and guardians of our international students are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting. These gatherings are led by our International Student Adviser,  Sandra Croft, and will provide support and networking opportunities for our hosting families. Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month.
POSTPONED due to weather:
New date to be announced soon!
All parents are welcome to join Dr. Connie Lawrence for her next LIFE Series lecture where she will be discussing "Self-Management." Prior LIFE Series attendance is not necessary in order to attend this session. MORE INFO.
All 3 Due Tomorrow!
Senior Class Yearbook Deadlines!

Recognition Ads For examples of ads which other PCA parents have placed, CLICK HERE.

Senior Portraits

Quotes & Bio For examples, CLICK HERE.

Please contact Thomas Dacey with questions.
Saturday, February 9 starting at 1:00 pm
Our Jazz All-State musicians will be performing at Pinkerton Academy next month! Tickets ($15) can be purchased at the door (cash or check only) or with credit card online HERE .
Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in Troiano Hall
Two plays will entertain you and provide food for thought this winter season in our Black Box Theatre! There are three showings available. Admission is $12/adults and $10/students for the two evening shows and $10/adults and $8/students for the Saturday matinee.
Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 am
Runey Hall: Board Room (second floor)
All dads are invited to a time of fellowship and prayer each month. The meetings will be held in the Board Room of Runey Hall on a Saturday morning.  CLICK HERE for the 2018-19 meeting dates. Contact  Anders Lund with questions.
Tuesday, February 19
Bring a Friend Day is filling up! Students in grades K-10 may bring one friend who is in the same grade to spend the day at PCA together. There is a limit of 3 guests per homeroom, and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Your child's friend must be registered online by his or her parents: pcaschool.org/friend-day. We look forward to meeting your friends!
Grades K-5 Deadline:
Friday, February 22 at 4:00 pm

All grades 6-12 and other entries are due by Monday, March 4 at 3:30 pm. CLICK HERE for more information and for a printable Submission Form.
Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 pm
Know someone whose child would benefit from the PCA experience? Invite your friends and colleagues to our Lower School Open House for an evening of interactive STEAM exploration and to learn more about PCA's preschool through grade 8! The evening will include a campus tour, casual conversation with faculty, and hands-on STEAM activities. MORE INFO
Last Coffee House of School Year!
March 8 from 7-9:00 pm
Troiano Hall
All Upper School students are invited to attend our final Coffee House of the school year. Come enjoy a relaxing evening of entertainment, refreshments, and coffee. General Admission for students is $5 and $3 for performers. This event is intended for our Upper School students and faculty/staff only. Contact Kim Cummings (ext. 123) with questions
Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm
Juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend our College Information Night for Juniors in the Miller Room of Runey Hall. Topics will include the college admission process, questions to ask on college tours, college essay pointers, and the basics of financial aid. Contact Colleen Geller (ext. 120) with questions.
Wednesday, March 20
from 3:30-5:30 pm
The Dover Chamber Education Committee will be hosting a "Bridge to Our Future" event to give high school students (particularly juniors and seniors) the opportunity to network and explore careers in a variety of industries, engage with future employers, and contribute to the future workforce. To register, visit dovernh.org/bridge or call 603.742.2218.
Help PCA Win!
Contest Ends on Monday, April 8
You can help us win a free library visit with children's author, Jan Brett! The school or library which has the most parents, teachers, friends, or supporters who enter the contest will win a free visit during the upcoming school year. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.
Employment Opportunities

For a list of all of our current employment opportunities, CLICK HERE.
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