PCCS Staff and Students Give Tours to Taiwan School Leaders this week.
Here's What's Happening at PCCS
Thanksgiving Literacy Night at PCCS
Did you enjoy the Fall Fest last Sunday? Join us for Thanksgiving Literacy Night on Tuesday, November 7th from 6-8:30pm in the Gym. Bring a favorite dish from your culture to share with other families and staff. Learn about different cultures--there will be several booths with learning opportunities. Please RSVP HERE!

Time Slots Still Available for Flu Shots
Need a flu shot for you or your child?  We still have slots available at PCCS on  Wednesday, November 1st  from  1:25-3:30; shots  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!
Do You Shutterfly?
Planning on buying Holiday Cards, making photo calendars, photo gifts, or printing pictures this holiday season? The PSO has set up a Shutterfly/ Tiny Prints fundraiser--when you place an order using THIS LINK, Shutterfly/Tiny Prints will donate 13% of your purchase to the PSO. This is a win-win for you and the school! 
Farm To Table
Our November Farm to Table is coming soon!  Register  for our November lunch by Wednesday, November 8th. Lunch will take place on Wednesday, November 15th. Are you interested in volunteering for prep on November 14th or serving on November 15th? Contact  Carol  to learn more!
Veterans Day Activities
Join us for our Veterans  Day assembly on Friday, November 10th at 8am. We will hold an outdoor ceremony, followed by a walk to honor our Veterans; our students will collect change to help support the Lake County Honor Flight. If you would like to send change with your child to donate, we will have a bucket for collection.
Green Apple Day of Service
Join the Green Team for a morning of service on Saturday, November 18th from 10am to noon as they work to beautify the campus. They are looking for volunteers interested in prepping and painting cable spool tables and creating mosaic stepping stones for the gardens on campus. RSVP to Naomi.
Upcoming Events & After School Opportunities
Green Team. Think about donating that leftover candy this year! The Green Team is collecting  Halloween candy to donate  to our military. Drop off in the office from November 1st-3rd. Tell your friends and neighbors! The Green Team has information for candy donation HERE  t hat you can  print and pass out  to your trick or treaters!
PBIS--Being Respectful Between Buildings
Being Respectful Between Buildings.  Our school is so unique and wonderful.  One of the things that makes us this way is the fact that we have multiple buildings on our campus.  Due to this, it is really important that we are all respectful when walking between buildings.  This means walking (not running), talking quietly (not yelling), making sure that we enter and exit the buildings quietly, and only press the buzzers on the buildings one time.
Partner with Parents
Without the partnership of parents, Prairie Crossing Charter School would not exist. This partnership goes well beyond attending Parent/Teacher Conferences and volunteering for class parties. There are so many opportunities to support your child's learning. Many do not even require leaving the home. Encouraging growth in academics and personal responsibility, and communicating with the teacher for strategies and developing common language are all part of that partnership  Here are a few ideas for you to build that language of caring for self, others, and the environment:
  • Set and discuss goals for your child using Academic Excellence, Personal Responsibility & Environmental Learning as the focus. Packing lunches, organizing backpack, practicing new skills, and caring for the environment. 
  • Use the language - Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be responsible & Keep it Green. Ask for and expect mutual respect at home and at school.
  • Offer to help the teacher or staff - at school or at home. Not sure how to help? Ask your classroom coordinator, friend who has had children in your child's classroom in the past, or go directly to the source - the classroom teacher.
  • Make a big deal out of conferences and student successes.  Focus on efforts and growth more than strictly grades. 
  • Make arrangements to have children on time to school and not miss classes unless absolutely necessary.
  • At school - Reading at lunch, packing Friday folders, in class helper, making copies, cutting materials, etc....
  • At home - Preparing materials, cutting, laundering kitchen towels, organizing activities, etc...  
Thank you so much for all you do.  Please feel free to reach out to school staff if you are still looking for opportunities to build and improve this home/school partnership.  By Creating Natural Leaders, we are all guaranteeing them a better future.  
PCCS Hosts The Wild Ones on November 11th
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! Hope to see you there. 
PSO Volunteer Spotlight
For our October "Volunteer Spotlight", we have chosen to highlight Lindsay James and Kristin Andrews, our Fall Fest Committee leaders!  Lindsay and Kristin went above and beyond to make this PSO celebration something special. From big brainstorming sessions, to researching and connecting with local vendors and restaurants, to coordinating the logistics of the event, they helped create a Fall Fest to remember, from the ground up. The PSO enjoyed collaborating with both of them. We are grateful for their optimistic attitudes and for their ability to coordinate a fun event for our PCCS community to share. Thank you Lindsay and Kristin!
Upcoming Events at PCCS:
Tuesday, October 31st--Kindergarten Halloween Parade 8am (Party to Follow)
  --1st through 4th Grade Halloween Parade 1:45pm 
  --1st through 4th Grade Halloween Party 2:15pm
Wednesday, November 1st--Early Release; Dismissal at 1pm
  -- Halloween Candy Collection Begins through Friday
Friday, November 3rd--End of 1st Trimester
Saturday, November 4th-- Pumpkin Composting @ CLC 9am-1pm

Save the Date: 
Tuesday, November 7th--Thanksgiving Literacy Night 6-8:30pm
Wednesday, November 8th--Farm to Table Registration Due
Friday, November 10th--Veterans Day Assembly 8:15am
Saturday, November 18th--Green Apple Day of Service 10am-noon


PCCS Administration
Fall Fest
Fall Fest
Clubs are Fun!
Green Team Works on Idling, Donating, and Composting
Senora Roman-Ahlgrim Makes Salsa with Mr. Smith's Class
Garden Planning Using Math with Mrs. Wagner and Mrs. Trage
Water Testing with Our Bear

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