October Green Challenge Granola Bar Recipe

Below is the recipe for granola bars that your child sampled after the Green Challenge Assembly. Try it at home and see what you think! If you do make it at home, please share pictures of your culinary results with us! Ingredients 2-1/2 cups Rice Krispies (or rice puffs) 2 cups quick oats (or 1-3/4 cup quick oats with 1/4 ground flax, hemp seeds or wheat germ) 1/2 cup dried fruit or seeds (I used Craisins which are nut-free and gluten-free) 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup seed butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup chocolate chips (can substitute Craisins or seeds if you prefer a less sweet granola bar) Directions 1. Add Rice Krispies, quick oats and dried fruit/seeds in a large container. Mix until combined ​ 2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stir the honey, brown sugar and salt until it comes to a boil for 30 to 60 seconds. ​ 3. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the seed butter and vanilla until smooth.​ 4. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well. ​ 5. Allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes before mixing in the chocolate chips. (If you mix it in too early, the chocolate chips will melt.) ​ 6. Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan, and press firmly with your hands to compact the granola bars. Cover the granola bars with plastic wrap and use a book to weigh it down. Allow the granola bars to set until it is fully cooled. Cut into 16...

October Board and Committee Meetings

Board and Committee Meetings scheduled for October are: Parent Elect Committee Meeting: Monday, October 2 @ 3:30 PM – Agenda  Finance Committee Meeting: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6 PM – Agenda  Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7 PM...

Weekly PCCS Emails

Board Candidate Election Announcement 10-10-17 Weekly Announcements 10-6-17 Town Hall & Farm to Table Reminder 10-2-17 Weekly Announcements and Committee Agenda 9-29-17 Board Announcement 9-27-17 Pizza Friday Registration Reminder 9-25-17 PCCS Website Parent Portal Issue Fixed 9-23-17 PCCS Website Parent Portal Issues 9-22-17 Weekly Announcements & Board Meeting Agenda 9-22-17 Grayslake Placement Exam Email 9-18-17 Weekly Announcements & Committee Agendas 9-15-17 Weekly Announcements & Academic Excellence Committee Agenda 9-8-17 Parent-Elect Board Candidates Wanted 9-6-17 Farm to Table Registration Reminder 9-5-17 Weekly Announcements and Committee Agendas 9-1-17 PSO Pool Party Email 8-31-17 Board Applications Due Tuesday, September 5th 8-30-17 Weekly Announcements 8-25-17 Reminder: Announcement Regarding PCCS Board Openings 8-19-17 Weekly Announcements & Board Agenda 8-18-17 PSO Spiritwear Email 8-16-17 Solar Eclipse Announcement 8-14-17 Board Appointment and Election Notice 8-11-17 Governance and Finance Committee Meetings 8-11-17 Class List Email 8-9-17 Letter from the Executive Director 8-7-17 Back to School Announcement...

Stewards In Our Community – Sept 30th

Volunteer Day of Service Parents and students are invited to join us on Saturday, September 30th  at our PCCS campus and on Rollins Road for Adopt-a-Highway events. There are  a number of service opportunities available, from completing the highway clean-up on Rollins Road, to painting a map of the US on our playground, mulching, preparing garden beds for fall and...

Multicultural Parent Advisory Council Event Nov 7 at 6PM

This fall the PCCS’ Multicultural Parent Advisory Council would like to take families on a tour of the world. The evening will explore several celebrations that remind us to be thankful through games, crafts, and literacy and then top it off with a “taste of the world” potluck dinner. Be sure to get your passport at the door because we’ll be traveling on November 7th from 6 to 8:30PM in the Gym! All students, families & staff are welcome. Please RSVP HERE to sign...
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