PUCS Post

    The PUCS Post is our regular newsletter designed to keep families up-to-date on the activities at PUCS.

    PUCS Post: December 10, 2018

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    PUCS POST

    December 20-January 2      NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break

    January 3                                School Resumes

    January 21                              NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr.


    Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support PUCS ROBOTICS.

    Come in to the Chipotle at 5986 Centre Ave. in East Liberty on Tuesday, December 11th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.  Please note the location has changed.  Bring in the flyer that was sent home via backpacks, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to PUCS ROBOTICS.

    https://socialportal.chipotle.com/fundraiser/social/partner/portal/Xh7t4WJaILnpml4IwgwLkk6NicyNVsfLk8T8v2TJCmk87jhXWz0dD0ZocCFZXLCWhQgHkFWysjLytv91b5EMu059Wkjr3oPT21kon1JdCetYr1gC8H678geY6Tzdbkub/1201812111620

    The Kindergarten is having a pajama drive!   As part of our giving unit coming up in December, the Kindergarten is collecting NEW pajamas to help children in need.  Please send in new pajamas by Thursday, December 13th.  See the attached flyer for more information, and contact Mrs. Adler at erlinamae.adler@pucs.org if you have any questions.  Our goal is to collect 50 sets of pajamas!  I hope you will join us in doing so.

    Thanks,
    Mrs. Adler and the entire Kindergarten class

    2019-20 Kindergarten Applications

    As we continue to receive applications for the 2019-20 school year, it would be helpful to know if you are planning on enrolling a sibling!  NOW is the time to apply online!     https://pb-pa.client.renweb.com/oa/index.cfm?memberid=1929

    We will be scheduling assessments for all Kindergarten applicants in January.

    Please mark your calendar for PUCS Pre-K day on January 25th.

    COMMUNITY CORNER notes from our CIS Coordinator Georgette Ayres

    Do you need volunteer hours?  My agency, Communities In Schools Pittsburgh Allegheny County (CISPAC), has partnered with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to help new pediatric residents learn about the social and community factors that impact children’s health and well-being. The objective is to provide trainees with experiences they do not get inside hospital walls.   To do this, the residents will be going into the community to visit programs and talk with providers and the people they serve.  I am looking for a few parents who would be interested in meeting as a group with the resident to share their thoughts, experiences, and struggles with raising kids. The next resident is scheduled to be with me on Wednesday, December 19th.  The meeting would be 30 to 45 minutes long and scheduled between 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM.  If interested in participating please send me an email georgette.ayres@pucs.org by December 12th.

    Is anyone planning to see Mary Poppins Returns over the holidays?  (I hear Lin-Manuel Miranda is in it for all of you Hamilton fans.)  Is anyone interested in seeing it on January 2nd (early in the day) with other students and families from PUCS?  In the past I have arranged for groups to attend showings of movies at Phoenix Theaters in North Versailles. If we can get 25 or more people we can get discounted tickets, a snack pack (optional), and possibly a theater to ourselves. Historically the tickets have been $4 and the snack pack which includes a 16oz drink, small popcorn, and a gummy candy is $5.  Please complete the 2 question Surveymonkey by December 11th.  If there is enough interest I will contact the theater to make arrangements.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/852Q6C5

    http://www.phoenixtheatres.com/location/6249/North-Versailles-Stadium-18-Showtimes

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5028340/


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    Important Snow Delay Information!

    Snow Days Are Coming!

    As the weather has chilled and the leaves clog our storm drains, a spectacular science experiment is being conducted right over our heads: liquids are turning to solids!  And if it stays cold enough, for long enough, with enough liquid in the air, then piles and piles of those solids will accumulate all around us.  Tires will spin, plows will scrape, and folks at The Weather Channel will squeal with delight.

    How will everyone know if school’s delayed or cancelled?  Because of busing, we follow Pittsburgh Public Schools’ delay schedule.  If PPS has a two-hour delay, we have a two-hour delay.  Usually, but not always, we follow them for closing as well.  However, other districts do not always align their plans with PPS; more detailed instructions are attached.  We publish our own delay and closing notices on KDKA, WPXI, and WTAE web and TV services.

    This year we’re launching a text-notification service to complement these other platforms.  A test of this system will be run tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27th, at noon.

    If you have any questions, please let us know.

    Dave Moore

    PUCS Post: November 26, 2018

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    PUCS POST

    November 21-23                     NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

    December 20-January 2      NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break

    January 3                                School Resumes

    WE HAVE SEVERAL DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR MATCHES for our year end fundraising campaign from a foundation, a former family, and staff members – to amplify the impact of gifts made to PUCS!

    Support PUCS by spreading the word about our school and donating.

    1. Mail a check to PUCS (no transaction fees).
    2. Give online on PUCS’ website at https://pucs.org/give/ (PayPal transaction fees apply 2% + $0.30).
    3. Give online on Tuesday 11/27 during Give Big Pittsburgh 2018 (2% + $0.30 transaction fees). There are some Give Big Pittsburgh prizes that you could help us win and bring in even more for our school:


    Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support PUCS ROBOTICS.

    Come in to the Chipotle at 5986 Centre Ave. in East Liberty on Tuesday, December 11th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.  Please note the location has changed.  Bring in the flyer that was sent home via backpacks, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to PUCS ROBOTICS.

    https://socialportal.chipotle.com/fundraiser/social/partner/portal/Xh7t4WJaILnpml4IwgwLkk6NicyNVsfLk8T8v2TJCmk87jhXWz0dD0ZocCFZXLCWhQgHkFWysjLytv91b5EMu059Wkjr3oPT21kon1JdCetYr1gC8H678geY6Tzdbkub/1201812111620

    The Kindergarten is having a pajama drive!   As part of our giving unit coming up in December, the Kindergarten is collecting NEW pairs of pajamas to help children in need.  Please send in new pairs of pajamas by Thursday, December 13th.  See the attached flyer for more information, and contact Mrs. Adler at erlinamae.adler@pucs.org if you have any questions.   Our goal is to collect 50 pairs of pajamas!    I hope you will join us in doing so.

    Thanks,
    Mrs. Adler and the entire Kindergarten class

    Development Needs You!!!

    Development Volunteer Opportunities!  Do you need volunteer hours?

    Come for a few hours or come all day! December 3, 10AM-3PM

    ~ Lunch Provided ~ No cooking necessary ~ Assembling very special donor thank you gifts!

    Bring Christmas Cookies to Share!

    Email susan.lecornu@pucs.org

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    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/25-1405301