January 31, 2019
Dear PCA Families,

Tomorrow, February 1, is the final day of Preferred Re-Enrollment. After February 1, the re-enrollment commitment increases $100 per child. Reserve your child's seat for 2019-20 today.
Please note that your child's re-enrollment is not complete until all FOUR pieces of online re-enrollment have been completed: Family Update, Policies, Contract Signed, and Enrollment Commitment Paid. Login to Veracross to finish your child's re-enrollment.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Elaina Russo
Director of Admissions
Varsity Girls Make PCA History!
Congratulations to the middle-distance runners of the Varsity Girls Track Team who achieved a historic sweep of all of their events in this week's indoor track meet at UNH! The girls competed against Epping and Newmarket. They won every middle-distance event! Pictured left to right are Liza Corso (sophomore: 1500 meter and 4x400 relay), Delaney Kjendal (senior: 600 meter and 4x400 relay), Emily Vaccaro (junior: 4x400 relay), and Lily Kjendal (sophomore: 1000 meter and 4x400 relay). Fantastic job, Lady Eagles!
Coming up for bid at our Live Auction on Saturday, March 16 are 3 sets of Red Sox tickets! Click on links to learn more:

CLICK HERE for all of our latest auction updates including how to register to bid, how to donate items, and more!
Save a table now!
Admission to our event is complimentary. You may wish to purchase tickets to our delicious catered breakfast which are  now on sale!

  • $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.
A bill ( HB 632 ) has been introduced to the NH State House that would repeal the Education Tax Credit Program in part this year and in whole by 2020. NH State residents have several options for communicating their opinion of this repeal to legislators:

Attend the Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 5 at 11:00 am
(33 N. State St. #202, Concord, NH)

Please contact Kelly Belmonte (ext. 109) with questions.
Every winter, we see an increase in illness and this year appears to be no different. Statistics on hand-washing are rather interesting and definitely reveal why we get sick!

Contact Donna Wyman with questions.
This Evening!
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.
Food Festival on 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 have any questions, please contact Sandra Croft (ext. 131).
Friday, February 1 from 6-8:00 pm
Troiano Hall; $5 admission fee
All Upper School students are invited to attend PCA's first ever Jazz and Original Composition night! Free food and fantastic music featuring the PCA Jazz Band and many others! The event is sponsored by the Tri-M Music Honor Society on behalf of the music department; all proceeds will help benefit Music Department field trips. Contact Katie Poole with questions.
Begins Saturday, February 2
Ends Sunday, March 3
This year's theme is animals from around the world and the many wonderful ways in which they help serve us. Tracking sheets will be available tomorrow along with an online link for tracking minutes online. 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!
Join Us Next Tuesday!
Tuesday, February 5 from 2:45-3:30 pm
PCA parents are invited to meet and visit with our incoming Head of School, Col. Mike Runey, who will begin serving as Head of School in June 2019. No RSVP is necessary to attend. Please contact Shirley Tuten (ext. 101) with questions.
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.
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.
Attention Parents of Seniors:
Updated Yearbook Deadlines!

Recognition Ads - E xtended one week to Friday, February 8. CLICK HERE for examples of ads which other PCA parents have placed.

Senior Portraits- Friday, February 8

Quotes & Bio-
Now due on Friday, February 8

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 their 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.
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. One email address entry per person. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.
Employment Opportunities

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