January 17, 2019
Dear PCA Families,

Seats for the 2019-20 school year are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Log into the Parent Portal on Veracross and click Online Re-Enrollment to reserve your child's seat today.
Complete by Friday, February 1 to pay the Preferred Early Re-Enrollment rate (after February 1, the rate increases $100 per child).

I pray that your family and you will have a safe, enjoyable, long weekend!

Elaina Russo
Director of Admissions
Please Join Us in Welcoming
Our Incoming Head of School!
PCA parents are invited to meet and visit with our incoming Head of School, Col. Mike Runey, who is returning to our campus next month. Col. Runey is currently serving as Chief of Army Concepts Division in Fort Eustis, Virginia and will begin serving as Head of School in June 2019. No RSVP is necessary to attend. Please contact Shirley Tuten (ext. 101) with questions.
Congratulations to Ally Brown from 7A (pictured in back row, third from right) for winning this year's annual Geography Bee! Ally will represent PCA at the State Geography Bee which will be held on Friday, March 29. First and second runner's up were Sierra Lignos from 8A and Kennedy Rengkung from 5B. Congratulations to all of the class representatives who did such a good job competing this year!
Help us spread the word about our January 26 Open House by hosting a yard sign on your property or business. If you find the ground is too hard, you can place our sign in a snow bank by the road after this weekend's storm! Stop by the Lower School receptionist desk to pick-up a sign. Contact Hannah Sytsema (ext. 150) with questions.
Prior to Christmas vacation, a set of Nissan car keys was found in the Lower School parking lot and a set of Volkswagen keys was found in the Main Gym. If these belong to you or you think you know who they might belong to, please contact Security Coordinator Gene Watson (ext. 136).
Admissions Volunteers on Monday, January 21 or Tuesday, January 22 to make phone calls to prospective families, inviting them to our upcoming Open House.

Administrative Volunteer on Wednesdays or Thursdays for approximately 2 hours.

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.
Full-Time Custodian Needed
PCA has an immediate need for a full-time evening custodian to work from 3:30 pm to midnight, Mondays through Fridays. Benefits are available. If interested, please complete a Staff Application found on the employment page of our website. 
HURRY! Early Bird Special Ends on Saturday! CLICK HERE to save!
Our Annual Auction is the largest fundraiser to benefit families through Variable Tuition. There is something for everyone at this exciting event, including a juried art contest. CLICK HERE for the latest Auction news!
Whether you have a lot or a little time available, we have a volunteer opportunity just right for you! CLICK HERE to see how you can help!
The Auction Committee welcomes your donations:
  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • Sporting event or theatre tickets
  • Services (e.g. landscaping, auto detailing)
  • Vacation home or time-share
  • Teaching a craft or hobby

We have many sponsorship options available. If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please find out more  HERE.
Ends Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 pm
Bravo, young PCA Artists! Come visit the Dover Public Library and view our grades 2-4 students' artwork which is proudly displayed on the walls.Contact Susie Stevens with questions.
Friday, January 18 at 8:20 am
Main Gym
Families are welcome to join us in the Main Gym to recognize our Lower School students for their Quarter 2 academic achievements. Contact  Sue McKenney (ext. 112) with questions.
Will be emptied on Friday, January 18
Please encourage your child to check Lost & Found to see if anything belongs to him or her. Unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity. The Upper School's Lost & Found is located in the main lobby of Runey Hall, and the Lower School's is on the Lower Level outside of the main music room (#124). Our locker rooms in the gym also have bins for items found on the fields or in the gyms.
Tomorrow Night!
Friday, January 18
5:00 pm Girls Varsity Game
6:30 pm Boys Varsity Game
Come cheer for our varsity teams here at PCA as they compete against Profile in the Division 4 "North vs. South Night!" Eagle fans, be sure to wear white!
Early Bird Special Ends Saturday!
Saturday, January 19
Admission to our event is complimentary. You may wish to purchase tickets to our delicious catered breakfast which are now on sale!
  • $120/table for 8
  • $160/table for 10
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Nanda (ext. 142).
Saturday, January 26 at 7:00 am
Runey Hall: Board Room (2nd 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.
Saturday, January 26 at 9:00 am
Begins in Troiano Hall
Bring a friend or share the news: Our All-School Open House includes an interactive morning of STEAM exploration, a tour of the campus, and casual conversation with PCA faculty. Invite friends and family so that they can experience what makes PCA so special.  CLICK HERE to learn more or to register.
Monday, January 28- Friday, February 1
It's that time of year when we look forward to celebrating our diversity during PCA's International Week! On February 1, there will be crock-pots of heritage dishes for our students' lunch period. If you would like to sign-up for a crock-pot offering, please contact Sandra Croft (ext. 131).
Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 pm
Upper School's Troiano Hall
Laurie Warnock, NH Education Coordinator from Northern New England Poison Center, is coming to address our parents about the latest fad being marketed to today's youth: Vaping and the use of Electronic Nicotine Devices. All parents are welcome to attend. Please contact  Kim Cummings (ext. 123) with questions.
Sign-Up Deadline: Thursday, January 31
Parent Teacher Conferences for our Lower School students will be held throughout the month of February. Conferences for our PCAP students will be held on Friday, February 15 (no school for PCAP students only that day). To sign-up, please click on the tab located at the bottom right hand corner of the Parent Portal page in Veracross.
Recognition Ad Deadline:
Friday, February 1
Whether your son or daughter is a senior or a freshman, a recognition ad is always a great idea to tell your child that you are proud of and love him or her.  CLICK HERE for examples of ads which other PCA parents have placed.  ORDER FORM
HURRY! Senior Yearbook Deadlines:

Recognition Ads - Friday, February 1
Senior Portraits- Friday, February 8
Quotes & Bio- Monday, February 25

Contact  Thomas Dacey with questions.
Begins Saturday, February 2
Ends Sunday, March 3
Read-a-thon is a beloved annual tradition at PCA and an opportunity for students to dive into more reading during these weeks of winter. What will this year's theme be? Stay tuned to find out!
Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 pm
Miller Room in Runey Hall
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.
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.
Employment Opportunities

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