Yearbooks Are Available For Purchase

  • By Heidi Kruglet
  • 17 Jan, 2018

Get your order in NOW! Yearbooks are $35.00 and are available to order Now-March 2nd, 2018.

Yearbooks are available for purchase!  Please go to Pictavo Community to place your order.  When you get to the homepage, please search for Platte River Academy, and then click "Shop My School".
Price has now increased to $35.00.
Final order deadline is March 2nd, 2018.

Attention to 8th grade parents!!
You can purchase baby recognition ads for the pricing listed below:
Baby Ad Pricing (due date is Feb. 16th):
Full page: $125
1/2 page: $75
1/4 page: $50
1/8 page: $35

PRA News

By Heidi Kruglet 18 Jan, 2018
By Heidi Kruglet 18 Jan, 2018
Reasons to call the Attendance Line:
  • My child does not feel well today and will not be coming to school.
  • My child will be late and not be arrving at school on time.
  • My child will be absent for a planned reason. (There is also a form that can be submitted ahead of time for this)
Ways to submit your abscences:
  • Call the attendance line: (303)243-5210
  • Download the PRA app- go to "menu", "forms", "attendance"
  • Request the form from the front office for a planned absence
  • send an email to attendance@prak8.org: when submitting an email, please also CC the student's teacher so they are informed as well.
By Heidi Kruglet 18 Jan, 2018

Celebrate 20 Years of Love at PRA  event: YOU can make it a success!

 

We are celebrating 20 Years of Love at PRA with a special Celebrate PRA event at Maggiano’s Little Italy on Friday, February 23 !  You can help make this milestone celebration a success in two ways:

 

•             Join the event and silent auction committee

•             Donate silent auction items (anything from movie and sporting event tickets to themed baskets is appreciated!)

 

Thank you for you showing your love to PRA!


To learn more and to sign up, contact Melissa Smessaert via the email link below.


By Heidi Kruglet 18 Jan, 2018

2018 State Assessments


Happy New Year!  Now that we have turned the calendar to 2018, it is a good time to make you aware of the testing windows for this year’s state assessments .  Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) includes computer-based testing in English Language Arts, Mathematics (3rd-8th grades), and Science (5th and 8th grades). PRA will be administering CMAS per federal and state law during these windows:


  • CMAS: English Language Arts and Mathematics April 2-April 27th, 2018 (3rd-8th grades)

  • CMAS: Science April 9th-27th, 2018 (5th & 8th grades)


You can see the scheduled testing dates and times for each grade level on our website: http://www.prak8.org/state-mandated-testing  We ask that, if at all possible, no travel plans or appointments are made during the testing times.  


What are the Value and Purpose of State Assessments?


While CMAS assessments are only one measure of student learning, having all Colorado students take this common set of assessments provides parents with answers to these important questions:


  • How well is my child performing compared to other students across the state?

  • Which schools and districts perform best in preparing students for success, according to Colorado’s standards?


Additionally, state assessment results provide:


  • Information your child’s teacher uses to plan instruction.

  • Identification of a school’s programmatic weaknesses, so improvement strategies can be developed.

  • Recognition of high performing schools so others may learn from them.


Please see the State Mandated Testing page on our website for more information related to CMAS, including excusing your child from testing. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Becky Bonner bbonner@prak8.org .


By Heidi Kruglet 18 Jan, 2018
Students will need to come with costumes, and with any background music ready with the karaoke version, if singing, or other accompaniment prepared. Sign up sheets will go up on January 8th, in 5 min. increments and it is first come-first served for a tryout slots.

Please email Ms. Hall or Mrs. Byrd with your questions.

By Heidi Kruglet 18 Jan, 2018
RSVP Here:    Bingo Night
By Heidi Kruglet 18 Jan, 2018
Parent's how would you like some alone time, or a date night?? We can make this happen!

PRA's hard working 8th graders are hosting a PNO in the gym with crafts, games, and fun for all ages!!

Pizza and snacks available for purchase!

WHEN:  SATURDAY, January 20th, 2018

TIME: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

WHERE: PRA GYM

COST: $10 per child + pizza/snack options (pay upon arrival)

RSVP Here:
January PNO-Sign me up!!

Reserve your spot now. Your kids will have fun, you'll have fun, the 8th graders will learn and earn - it's a win-win-win!

*All proceeds benefit the 8th graders going to Washington D.C.*
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