Here's What's Happening at PCCS
Fall Fest is Sunday!
Don't miss out on what looks to be a fun and family friendly Fall Fest on Sunday from 12-4pm. There are so many activities scheduled, including the Bears game (live streamed), food trucks, face painting, magicians, a bounce house, hay rides, and so much more! Bring a friend and show them around PCCS. See you there!

Flu Shots Available at PCCS
Do you or your child need a flu shot?  Flu shots will be available on the PCCS campus  Wednesday, November 1st  from  12:30 - 3:30  and will be administered by Amy Patel, PharmD, Walgreens.  Parents and children (ages 10 and up) are welcome to come. Click HERE  to schedule your shot!
Thanksgiving Literacy Night
Do you like trying new  foods? Do you have a favorite dish you make from your culture? Are you interested in learning about different cultures? Come to  Thanksgiving Literacy Night at PCCS on Tuesday, November 7th from 6-8:30pm in the Gym. Families and Staff are welcome!
PCCS Hosts The Wild Ones
PCCS is partnering with The Wild Ones on Saturday, November 11th for a learning opportunity on  Building Healthy Habitats Today for a Better Tomorrow. Please consider registering for this informative discussion. Students and staff from PCCS will be participating  in this important event!
Green Team Collecting Halloween Candy Leftovers
Don't want to hold on to that leftover Halloween candy? The Green Team is here to help! They are collecting Halloween candy to donate to our military. Please consider donating your leftover candy for this good cause. You can drop off your candy in the office November 1st-3rd!
Honoring  Our Veterans
Do you know a local Veteran who would like to take part in our Veterans' Day ceremony Friday, November 10th? Contact Dil Dybas so we can invite them to our assembly! We are also planning a walk to honor our Veterans;  our students will be collecting change to help support the Lake County Honor Flight. More details next week!
Upcoming Events & After School Opportunities
Green Gazette. Our student and staff Green Team has completed their Fall edition of the Green Gazette. There are a lot of great tips, interesting articles, and information about upcoming events in there. Check it out HERE!
PCCS Board Parent Election Update
Thank you to those who have voted. As a reminder, voting is open through Friday, October 27, 2017 at 3:30pm for the parent-elect board seat. We have two candidates: Brett Edmonds and Dan Fedor. Candidate information for Brett is HERE and for Dan is HERE

You should have received an email from Election Buddy last week with your ballot (please check your spam folder if you did not receive it, as sometimes the Election Buddy email goes to the spam folder). Per the election policy, 30% of eligible families must cast a vote for a candidate in order for the election to be certified. A selection of "None of the Above" does not constitute a vote towards the 30% threshold. Each family receives one vote. This is your opportunity to voice your choice for the future of governance at PCCS. 
PBIS--Being Responsible in the Hallway
Being Responsible in the Hallway.  In our school community, the hallways are some of the first places people see when they enter our buildings. We want to send a message to visitors that we take pride in how our school looks. Also, in an emergency, halls need to be clear so people don't trip over shoes or other items. If we didn't have any expectations for how to walk in the hallway, it would be chaos! By staying in a straight line, we make sure everyone who needs to move through the hallway can do so. Although we can't control what others do, we can take personal responsibility for ourselves by showing expected hallway behavior, and we can give friendly reminders to help each other out.
Academic Excellence
Fall Fests and Parties and Report Cards - Oh MY!!   This must mean it is Parent Teacher Conference Time as well.   PCCS holds parent teacher conferences twice a year in November and March. Fall conferences, which will be held on November 20th & 21st, are teacher-led/student attended (with the exception of Kindergarten, which is parent attended). In the spring, we hold student-led conferences where students take the opportunity to show off their successes and create goals for the future.  All families are encouraged to attend a conference with their child's teacher. This is an opportunity to partner with the teachers to make sure your child is on track and set up for success. We look forward to seeing all of you at conferences and sharing your child's progress.

PSO Corner
Fall Fest- Join us on Sunday for this once-a-year celebration of the harvest season, and coming together as a school community! Rain or shine, we'll be hosting at the Byron Colby Barn, the Nelson Gym, and Market Square. From 12-4, we'll have the Bears game live streaming, hay rides, face painting, a magic show, an art show, and bounce houses.  Available for purchase (cash only, please), we are selling pumpkins to decorate, apple cider, 50/50 raffle tickets are being sold, and food from Momcorn and Pizzeria DeVille ! Prairie Wind Family Farm will be selling delicious local, organic produce as well. Grayslake FD and PD will bring fire trucks and police cars for the kids to explore, so come out and support our 1st responders! Bring the whole family, and see you on Sunday!

Pizza Day- Our first Pizza Friday was a lot of fun for the kids, and for the parents who didn't have to pack a lunch! Thanks a million to our dedicated volunteers who came out to serve our kids. It was a great team effort, and each and every one of you is so very appreciated. We were all blown away by how many people came out to volunteer- PCCS has the best group of parents, hands down!

Staff Breakfast- A big thank you to all who prepared food for our staff, and to those who set up and cleaned up after our staff breakfast! Just a reminder, if you brought a dish or bowl in, please be sure to pick it up as soon as possible.

PSO General Meeting- October 25th, at 8:15 in the Staff Room (the room above the Main Office, immediately after carpool), we are hosting our first PSO General Meeting. All are encouraged to attend! We are looking for parents who want to be involved, and for those who are interested in what events we have planned. There is a place for everyone in the PSO!

Annual Holiday Bazaar- Save your holiday gift-worthy donations! We begin collecting at carpool starting on November 16th. Each of our children will have the opportunity to purchase gifts for both immediate and extended family members for the holidays. It is a very special event, and your gift donations for all ages, your donations of gift bags, tape, and wrapping paper, ribbon, etc. are much appreciated. The collection occurs each morning until the sale on December 7th! More information coming soon!

Upcoming Events at PCCS:
Sunday, October 22nd-- PSO Fall Fest 12-4pm (PCCS Campus)
Tuesday, October 24th-- Board Meeting 7pm
Wednesday, October 25th--PSO General Meeting 8:15am
Thursday, October 26th--Cheer and Basketball Team Pictures 3:45pm
Friday, October 27th--Voting for Parent Election ends at 3:30pm
       --Parent-Elect Election Committee Meeting 3:30pm
       --7th/8th Grade Dance 7pm

Save the Date: 
Wednesday, November 1st-Friday, November 3rd--Halloween Candy Collection
Saturday, November 4th--Pumpkin Composting @ CLC 9am-1pm
Tuesday, November 7th--Thanksgiving Literacy Night 6-8:30pm
Friday, November 10th--Veterans Day Assembly 8:15am
Saturday, November 18th--Green Apple Day of Service 10am-noon


PCCS Administration
5th Graders Explore the Lake County Recycling Center
7th Grade Math in Action
Girl Scout Juniors Troop 43102 Planted Native Plants and a Tree in the Carson Garden
8th Graders Conduct Water Quality Testing 
1st/2nd Graders Make Root Vegetable Stew from their Classroom Garden
1st/2nd Graders Make Root Vegetable Stew from their Classroom Garden
Staff vs. Student Soccer Game--Students Win 4-3!

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