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By Heidi Kruglet 17 Nov, 2017
Join the PRA Singers for their Winter Concert on Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017 at 6:30. 
  
They have been working hard and are looking forward to sharing their music with you!

We will also  have some special guests from our PRA EBOP program.   It is sure to be a fun evening, so mark your calendar now.


By Heidi Kruglet 17 Nov, 2017

PRA Parents, Staff and Students,


PRA normally stays away from tech support for your home network and personal Internet accessible devices, but we feel the need to make you aware of the KRACK vulnerability.  A wifi hack potential was released in mid-October that let the world know about a weakness in wifi password security that needs your immediate attention.


There are countless web articles that talk about the specifics, but for the purposes of protecting your home, work and public wifi it is important that you update all devices with wireless capability.  This includes your router, computers, tablets, phones, TVs, securtity systems, cars, etc.  Most electronics vendors have made patches available, however, you may have older (aka legacy) devices that will not have a patch.  You will want to decide if it is worth the risk of exposing your network to vulnerability or better to take those older devices offline.


You will likely run into language that does not make sense when reading the copious amounts of Internet information on this topic.  The words that we feel are relevant are firmware, operating system and security patch.  Your devices like routers, TVs, security cameras, etc. use firmware as their operating systems.  Computers, tablets and phones use operating systems that may or may not be supported by vendors anymore.  So a new version may be required before you can patch.  Security patches are published by vendors and can be applied without upgrading the operating system.  You may still have some Windows XP or Vista computers and need to know that these operating systems will not be patched.  Your best bet is to upgrade, but if that is not in the cards at the moment then turn off all wireless cards indefinitely.  This goes for older Mac OS versions as well as iPads, iPhones and Android devices that are no longer supported by the manufacturers.


We have updated the firmware and operating systems on all our access points and devices so have secured the network and equipment at PRA.  Unfortunately, we can not help support our families networks and devices, but hope this notice alerts you to the significance of the KRACK vulnerability.  Please look on the Internet for lists of vendors that have provided patches and contact your vendors for directions to update.  In many cases your Internet service provider (ISP) has already pushed a patch.  You will likely need to power cycle (unplug and replug) the modem to get the patch to apply.  


Sincerely,


Alan McQueen

Director of Innovation and Student Leadership


By Heidi Kruglet 16 Nov, 2017
LOOKING TO GET BETTER AT BASKEBALL
The Institute in Highlands Ranch provided a two-hour basketball clinic to all Platte River basketball team players. The Institute excels at player development and is a great resource for younger players looking to play in the coming years. They run clinics, camps, and private lessons. We highly encourage you to take advantage of what they have to offer. Below are details:

**PLATTE RIVER PLAYER SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP** $99/month unlimited basketball skills membership Call 720-214-7082  to set up your free trial!   www.panoramasportsinstitute.com

By Heidi Kruglet 16 Nov, 2017
We have been going through the lost and found items and returning things to kiddos that have names on them.  However, there are still many items that have not been claimed.  We will be donating everything at Thanksgiving, so if you think your child is missing something...please come in and take a look.
By Heidi Kruglet 16 Nov, 2017
Nov 9 vs Southeast Christian , was a physical game between the PRA Panthers and Southeast Christian.
 Getting behind early was the doom for the Panthers. PRA just couldn't climb back vs a bigger, more physical team. The leading scorers were Gabe Haughton and Dakota Golden each with 6 points. Hunter Keel chipped in 5 and Payton Green had 3. A competitive night for PRA but we came up short with a tough loss.
By Heidi Kruglet 16 Nov, 2017
Hello, Parents!

Thank you for enrolling your student in our Robotics class at Platte River Academy. Unfortunately, we haven't yet met the minimum requirement to run the class - we need at least 4 more students for it to be a go! We are therefore postponing the start date by 2 weeks in the hope that we will get more enrollment over the Thanksgiving Break.

Our new start will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 29 .

Please spread the word to your friends to sign up as soon as possible in order to avoid canceling the class and disappointing the enrolled students.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time.

Best Regards,
Vrinda Joshi
Tiny Techs Club, Owner

By Heidi Kruglet 16 Nov, 2017
Please join us for a Pancake Breakfast, arts and crafts, games, and selfies with Santa.
When: December 2nd
Where: PRA gym and library
Time: 9am-11am
Come hungry and bring your family! Santa will be there to take some pictures. Please have your phones on hand to snap some selfies.

Gluten free pancakes will also be served.  They have a completely separate griddle to avoid cross contamination.  
By Heidi Kruglet 16 Nov, 2017
PRA continued it's tradition of honoring our Veteran's again this year. We had a fabulous assembly where the kids sang songs from each branch of the military, read essay's telling the importance of Veteran's Day, and paid tribute to all those who have served/are serving our country. We had a wonderful turn out of Veteran's from the Vi Retirement Center and from our own PRA families and friends.  We are honored to continue this tradition each year to show our appreciation to all those that have served.  A special thank you to Rochelle Monahan, Heidy Tomic, Marika Miller, Alan McQueen, and the numerous parents that came and helped make the celebration a success.
By Heidi Kruglet 16 Nov, 2017
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By Heidi Kruglet 17 Nov, 2017
Join the PRA Singers for their Winter Concert on Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017 at 6:30. 
  
They have been working hard and are looking forward to sharing their music with you!

We will also  have some special guests from our PRA EBOP program.   It is sure to be a fun evening, so mark your calendar now.


By Heidi Kruglet 17 Nov, 2017

PRA Parents, Staff and Students,


PRA normally stays away from tech support for your home network and personal Internet accessible devices, but we feel the need to make you aware of the KRACK vulnerability.  A wifi hack potential was released in mid-October that let the world know about a weakness in wifi password security that needs your immediate attention.


There are countless web articles that talk about the specifics, but for the purposes of protecting your home, work and public wifi it is important that you update all devices with wireless capability.  This includes your router, computers, tablets, phones, TVs, securtity systems, cars, etc.  Most electronics vendors have made patches available, however, you may have older (aka legacy) devices that will not have a patch.  You will want to decide if it is worth the risk of exposing your network to vulnerability or better to take those older devices offline.


You will likely run into language that does not make sense when reading the copious amounts of Internet information on this topic.  The words that we feel are relevant are firmware, operating system and security patch.  Your devices like routers, TVs, security cameras, etc. use firmware as their operating systems.  Computers, tablets and phones use operating systems that may or may not be supported by vendors anymore.  So a new version may be required before you can patch.  Security patches are published by vendors and can be applied without upgrading the operating system.  You may still have some Windows XP or Vista computers and need to know that these operating systems will not be patched.  Your best bet is to upgrade, but if that is not in the cards at the moment then turn off all wireless cards indefinitely.  This goes for older Mac OS versions as well as iPads, iPhones and Android devices that are no longer supported by the manufacturers.


We have updated the firmware and operating systems on all our access points and devices so have secured the network and equipment at PRA.  Unfortunately, we can not help support our families networks and devices, but hope this notice alerts you to the significance of the KRACK vulnerability.  Please look on the Internet for lists of vendors that have provided patches and contact your vendors for directions to update.  In many cases your Internet service provider (ISP) has already pushed a patch.  You will likely need to power cycle (unplug and replug) the modem to get the patch to apply.  


Sincerely,


Alan McQueen

Director of Innovation and Student Leadership


By Heidi Kruglet 16 Nov, 2017
LOOKING TO GET BETTER AT BASKEBALL
The Institute in Highlands Ranch provided a two-hour basketball clinic to all Platte River basketball team players. The Institute excels at player development and is a great resource for younger players looking to play in the coming years. They run clinics, camps, and private lessons. We highly encourage you to take advantage of what they have to offer. Below are details:

**PLATTE RIVER PLAYER SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP** $99/month unlimited basketball skills membership Call 720-214-7082  to set up your free trial!   www.panoramasportsinstitute.com

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