Pinnacle has been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program! We have been approved for funding for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 21st CCLC program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects such as reading and math. It offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
Congratulations, Ms. Stainton.
Thank you for 11 years of serving at Pinnacle Charter School in the Library. You accomplished so much for the students and created a library we can be proud of. We will miss you! Happy Retirement!
No School for Students Friday, April 27, 2018
Dear Pinnacle Family,
Educational institutions throughout Colorado are planning a statewide rally of educators at the Capitol on Friday, April 27th, to advocate for greater state funding, and thousands of citizens from across the state have indicated they would like to have their voices heard by our legislators. Over the past few days, several Pinnacle staff have voiced their desire to participate in this event.
The lack of available staffing on Friday will greatly impact our school's ability to provide a productive learning environment. With that said, the Pinnacle Charter School will be canceling all classes for students on Friday, April 27th to allow families, staff, and students to express their feelings to our state Legislature. This day will remain a workday for all Pinnacle staff and employees. Any staff that will be participating in the event will be utilizing a personal day.
Here are some additional details about Friday, April 27th that you should know:
- Field trips and activities originally scheduled during the school day are canceled.
- After-school athletics and activities will proceed as scheduled unless you hear differently from the school.
- Music events will proceed as scheduled.
- Cubs Den will be open. Please reach out to Shannon Montes to make arrangements.
Please know that we do not make this decision lightly. We know that this change may cause an inconvenience and burden to families and we always take this impact into consideration when making these kinds of decisions. Our staff members are passionate about providing the best education possible for our students and we want to support them as they have an opportunity to be a voice in this conversation.
Hi Pinnacle Families!
The Field Day Tee Sale is quickly coming to an end! Last Chance order forms are being sent home on Thursday, so please check backpacks. Orders can be placed online at https://pinnacle2018.itemorder.com ,or by filling out the paper form and sending it to school along with payment. We have a fun logo and everyone always looks great around school, around town and out on the field in their Pinnacle Field Day Tees!
The deadline to order is Friday, April 13th, so don’t wait, order today!
Thank you in advance for your support!
Elementary CMAS Testing Schedule
Please make sure your students are getting plenty of rest the evening before the tests.
Grade 3 (All tests are scheduled for the morning.)
Wednesday, April 11, Math, Unit 1
Thursday, April 12, Math, Unit 2
Friday, April 13, Math, Unit 3
Monday, April 16, English Language Arts, Unit 1
Tuesday, April 17, English Language Arts, Unit 2
Wednesday, April 18, English Language Arts, Unit 3
Grade 4 (All tests are scheduled for the morning.)
Thursday, April 5 Math, Unit 1
Friday, April 6 Math, Unit 2
Tuesday, April 10 Math, Unit 3
Monday, April 16 English Language Arts, Unit 1
Tuesday, April 17 English Language Arts, Unit 2
Wednesday, April 18 English Language Arts, Unit 3
Grade 5 (All tests are scheduled for the morning.)
Thursday, April 5 Math, Unit 1
Friday, April 6 Math, Unit 2
Tuesday, April 10 Math, Unit 3
Wednesday, April 11 English Language Arts, Unit 1
Thursday, April 12 English Language Arts, Unit 2
Friday, April 13 English Language Arts, Unit 3
Wednesday, April 18 Science, Unit 1
Thursday, April 19 Science, Unit 2
Friday, April 20 Science, Unit 3
Read to Ride
Tuesday, April 3, firefighters from Federal Heights Fire Department visited classrooms to read to students to build excitement for the Read to Ride Program.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found bin in the cafeteria is overflowing! We will be donating items before the Spring Break. Please take a moment to search for any lost items before it goes.
Family Literacy Night
Family traditions of storytelling have positive influences on children’s language and reading. Pinnacle School staff value and respect what you as parents, grandparents, and friends offer children about family traditions and cultural history. Family Literacy Night celebrates the oral traditions of storytelling. Knowledge is passed from one generation to another through storytelling. Cultures are known to have strong oral traditions expressed through storytelling, poetry, proverbs, riddles, jokes, and songs.
Congratulations to the Pinnacle teams at the Charter School Academic Challenge Day!
Geography - First Place Pinnacle
Math - 4th Grade - First Place Pinnacle
Spelling - 3rd Place Pinnacle
Math-5th Grade - 3rd Place Pinnacle
Attention 1-5 graders! Jump rope 4 Heart day is February 14th. The class that has the most Ninja Jax's wins a free Subway lunch. Just $5 will get you a Jax's, monster clasp and a sticker to put on the Monster Squad Poster. All the money goes to American Heart Association to help kids with sick hearts. Envelopes are due February 14th, Valentine's Day. See Mrs. Redin for any questions.
Thursday, January 25 at 3:30 to 4:40 p.m.
1st and 2nd Grades
Monday, January 22 at 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
K - 2nd Grades will enjoy Literacy Games, Make and Takes, Book Give-Away, Games and more!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
3rd to 5th Grade families will enjoy Storytelling Traditions, Reading Activities, Book Give-Aways, and Book Basket Raffle
Click here to print RSVP for Breakfast with Santa. Santa Revised.pdf
If your child is in need of a coat for the winter season, please contact your child's teacher with gender and size. We will do our best to find a coat that will fit the description.
Over the holidays, sometimes families find themselves in need of help. The P.C.S. community would like to reach out and offer food care packages with non-perishables to families in need. Please contact Anna Gisetti, the elementary school counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know that you need assistance. Packages would be available for pick-up the week before Thanksgiving Break.
The Denver Ballet Guild has generously offered our Elementary School a free performance for their Showcase Dance 2017. The performance date is Thursday, November 16, at the times listed below.
Thursday, November 16
Grades K-2: Arrive in Event Center Lobby for Seating at 1:00 PM
Performance 1:20 PM -- 1:50 PM
Arrive in Event Center Lobby at 2:00 PM
Performance 2:20 PM -- 2:50 PM
Vision and Hearing Screening
The Pinnacle Health Office will conduct Vision and Hearing Screening on the following dates:
October 18-5th grade
October 19-3rd grade
October 20-2nd grade
October 23-1st grade
October 25-Makeup day for missing students
October 26-1st grade/make up day
Attendance on Monday, October 2nd, is extremely important as it is Colorado’s student enrollment count day. Like all other public schools in Colorado, funding for the entire year is determined by the attendance taken on this day. Our annual budget is based on the assumption of full enrollment on count day. Please make every effort to avoid absences on Monday, October 2nd. We need every student here on this day and there will be many fun activities to participate in. All students Kindergarten through 12th Grade are allowed to dress down for free.
Back To School Night
The Elementary School is hosting Back to School Night on Thursday, September 14, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We invite you to attend to receive an overview of your child’s classes, homework expectations and grading policies. In addition, suggestions on how to best support your child’s learning outside the classroom will be offered.
There will also be a presentation, Programs and Performance Ratings, focusing on the Elementary School’s offerings and its scores on 2017 State assessments. The Elementary has earned a preliminary Performance Plan rating from the State of Colorado, on the School Performance Framework. Performance is the highest plan category assigned to individual schools.
We are very proud of our students’ achievements and our staff’s commitment and dedication to increasing student academic achievement and growth. We also acknowledge our families who are partners in this endeavor.
Following is the schedule for Back to School Night:
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
5:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Location: Elementary Computer Lab #13
We look forward to seeing you and your family at Back to School Night!
2017 Great American Solar Eclipse Event!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, at 11:47 a.m., Pinnacle Charter School will experience a 93% eclipse of the sun. Students in Grades 3rd – 12th will have the option to participate in this outdoor event and will be given solar safety glasses that they are required to use for the event. If you would like your child to participate, you must review and return the Solar Eclipse Parent Permission and Waiver Form by 9:00 a.m., Monday, August 21, 2017, to your child’s teacher. Forms will be made available at school or online.
If you have planned other family activities for this event with your student, and he/she will not be in school on Monday, August 21, 2017, please let us know and the absence will be excused.
K- 2nd Grade Parents:
Our K-2nd students will be viewing the eclipse by live stream in the classroom. If you have planned other family activities for this event with your student, and he/she will not be in school on Monday, August 21, 2017, please let us know and the absence will be excused.
Parents, are you looking for information on Dress Code. Click here to view our flyer: Dress Code Examples Parents can purchase uniforms from any store of their choosing. Lands End and Educational Outfitter/Denver have items for sale at their website, which has been approved by Pinnacle. They will also place our school logo on the clothing. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at 303-450-3985.