Here's What's Happening at PCCS
Board Openings
Applications are still being accepted for three board openings for the upcoming three year term. There are two Board-appointed seats and one parent-elected seat. Applications are due September 5th.The Board is also looking for committee members for the Academic Excellence, Finance, and Governance Committees as well as Administration's Development Taskforce. 

Farm to Table
Farm to Table is back in September with guest chef Rick Starr of Ad-Lib Geocafe in Lindenhurst! Registration is due on Wednesday, September 6th for the September 13th lunch. Consider signing  you and your children up and meet them for lunch! Sign ups are available HERE or on the website. Interested in volunteering at Farm to Table? Contact Carol Flaig to learn more!
Holiday Marketplace
PCCS is again hosting a Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, December 2nd in the Gym. We are looking for vendors. Do you have a home business or do you sell unique handmade items? Are you interested in broadening your customer base? Consider joining us as a vendor at the Holiday Marketplace! Contact Dil Dybas with questions or for more information!
New Date for Pool Party!
Looking for a fun end-of- summer event for the whole family? Come to the Splashtastic Fun-raiser at the Hunt Club Aquatic Center in Gurnee next Friday, September 1st. This event runs  from 4-7pm. Admission is $8 per person and $3 of the admission goes back to the PCCS PSO!
Eclipse Viewers
Don't know what to do with those eclipse glasses that expire  in 3 years ?  We're collecting them to sent to Astronomers Without Borders, who will make sure that they get distributed to kids in Asia to view an eclipse in 2019!  Glasses can go to Naomi in the PCCS office.  Thank you!
Lost & Found
Our Lost & Found has moved to the classroom buildings. We will house lost goods and, after two weeks, will donate unclaimed  items. Look for pictures of lost items at the bottom of these weekly emails going forward. Please label your child's belongings, especially hoodies, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, & water bottles.
Upcoming Events & After School Opportunities
Students & Parents! Your generosity and jump roping raised $6775 for the American Heart Association(AHA)--the most PCCS has ever raised! The AHA showed their appreciation for PCCS's generosity with $850 in US Games Gift Cards for new PE equipment. See below for pictures!
PBIS--Be Respectful at Dismissal
Be Respectful at Dismissal.  As part of a community which does carpool this way, we need to do our part to help the system work well. This means being respectful to our classmates, the staff, and the parents who are part of this system. By waiting quietly in the classroom and out at the carpool area, we show respect for the others in our community.
Academic Excellence
Curriculum Night
What is your definition of Academic Excellence? Good Grades? High School Readiness? A Core of Knowledge shared by all?  Come to curriculum night to find out more about Academic Excellence and how Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS) prepares our students for the future. At curriculum night you will meet your child's teacher and learn more about the curriculum, strategies, and programs used at PCCS.  You will leave with an understanding of a typical day for your child, and of course you will have an opportunity to ask questions from the various teachers at the school. We look forward to a 100% turn-out for this important event. 

Curriculum for Kindergarten through 4th grade will be held on September 5th @ 6-7pm.
Curriculum Night for 5th through 8th Grade will be held September 12th @  6-7 pm.

This week and next, the students in Grades 2 through 8 will be taking the NWEA assessments for Math and ELA. These assessments are an integral part of our planning for curriculum development and instruction. In some cases these results are used for programming classroom instruction including both individual enrichment and remediation.  In the spring, our students also participate in the PARCC assessment. This assessment also helps the school understand student learning and provide a more comprehensive plan for instruction. These results were recently received and will be distributed by the classroom teachers this afternoon.  If you would like help understanding these scores or others, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher for guidance. This link  PARCC SCORES FOR PARENTS will guide you to better understanding of what this score sheet means to you and your child. 

PSO Corner
As you're going through your closets and getting ready for fall, please remember that the PCCS Textile Drive is quickly approaching. It's a great way to contribute to the community and help your school. We are looking forward to the start of a great year.

*Request to become a member of our Facebook page, "PCCS PSO", for all the latest information!*
Pool Party- Unfortunately due to the unseasonably cool weather, we have had to reschedule our aquatic night at the Hunt Club pool. We are rescheduled for next Friday, September 1st from 4-7pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Spirit Wear- Don't miss out!  Orders due by August 27th  
Upcoming Events at PCCS:
Monday, August 28th--Picture Day
Thursday, August 31st--Cross Country Meet at Park 4pm
Friday, September 1st--Early Release: Dismissal at 1pm
 -- Splashtastic Fun-Raiser at Hunt Club Aquatic Center from 4-7pm

Save the Date: 
Board Applications Due Tuesday, September 5th
Curriculum Night for K-4 Tuesday, September 5th
Curriculum Night for 5-8 Tuesday, September 12th
Farm to Table--Wednesday, September 13th


PCCS Administration
Solar Eclipse Viewing at PCCS
8th Grade Harvests  from a Bountiful Garden!
8th Grade Science Class
The first batch of PE equipment from the Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser!

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