PUCS Post: December 10, 2018

15-Post-December 10, 2018


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.


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.

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.




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