PUCS Post, October 8, 2018

6-Post-October 8, 2018

October 8, 2018


October 12                  Grandparents Day – 1:00-3:00pm

October 13                  Sacred Spaces Tour (11am-6pm) and reception (6-8pm)

October 19                  School Pictures (re-scheduled date)

October 26                  NO SCHOOL – Report/Conference Prep

Please note on your calendars!  There will be school on Tuesday, November 6th


We look forwarding to welcoming grandparents, aunts, uncles, and special friends this Friday!

1pm -2:45pm

If your child(ren) will be going home with their guests, please contact the office by sending an email to office@pucs.org.

Children will not be released to guests without your written consent.

Parking Information:

Remind your guests NOT to park on Ross where the afternoon bus pick-up happens! There is limited street parking in front of the school on Center, Ross and South, and a metered parking lot between Ross and South across from

Save-A- Lot (bring quarters).


Be a part of the Wilkinsburg and PUCS Community at this Saturday’s “Sacred Spaces Tour”.  There will be free tours of historic churches in Wilkinsburg including our Sanctuary plus amazing arts programming at each location, including PUCS student artwork in “The Sanc”!  There will be free transportation around the Borough.

Enjoy DJ Sarah Jackson in our Sanctuary from 6pm-8pm, which includes free food and drinks sponsored by the Wilkinsburg Rotary Club.  A family and community event at your school!  RSVP is encouraged via Eventbrite

Can you help?  Five PUCS Docents are needed for 1 hour shifts between 11am-6pm in the Sanctuary.  Please contact susan.lecornu@pucs.org if you are able to help.

Mad Science is CANCELED

Due to low registration Mad Science is canceled.  We will try again in the spring.

ALL Weekly Pizza orders are due on Wednesday for Friday lunch:

$2.50 slice of cheese pizza

$  .50 juice box

Red Ribbon Week® is October 23-31stThe Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the Nation.  As parents do have a major impact on their child’s choice to not do drugs, we would like to support you in taking action.  Attached to the Post is a flyer on how you can support your child/ren in making good choices.  Watch for information to come home with your child later this week on a poster contest.

The Garden Needs You!  * A few handy people to put together a metal shed (from a kit). The Outdoor Classroom and Garden have been bustling with activity already this fall, especially thanks to our unit on birds!  In addition to learning how to observe the details of nature and care for our space and plants, we are now painting a bird bath made from terra cotta pots.  We are also very much in need of the following:

Date TBA based on availability as a group.

* One or two handy people to pour a simple foundation for the shed, anytime.

* LOTS of 2L plastic bottles WITH CAPS… for making bird feeders

* Old wooden spoons/spatulas… for making perches on the bird feeders

* Pinecones, for making bird feeders

Contact sarahito77@gmail.com or 412-888-9423 (call or text)

Gratefully helping our kids get dirty!

Sarah Ito

School Chess program:  Please email Christy if you would be interested in an after school chess program. An outside group is offering the program. We would hire a PUCS parent to work with them.

Parents-Have you ever considered being a chapel speaker for PUCS?  Or have you heard a speaker and thought he or she would be a good speaker for PUCS kids?  Contact Christy Wauzzinski at christy.wauzzinsk@pucs.org if you have an idea for a PUCS Chapel speaker.