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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I had 2 children attend PCK and I have to say it was an awful school experience for BOTH my children. They loved school prior to attending this PCK. As a former teacher, this school was a NIGHTMARE! What attracted me to this school was Core Knowledge Curriculum and great CSAP scores. After attending this school for only 4 months before I pulled my children out, and numerous observations it was clear this is a school that teaches to the test! This school would not allow me to observe my children in the classroom....RED FLAG! I was able to observe recess and lunchroom.....it was horrific to see what my kiddos were experiencing everyday. The staff at recess is talking, kids are shoving, pushing clearly lots of bullying going on at PCK but no bullying program to address this issue! At lunch, it is like a herd of cattle....not warm and inviting...they blow whistle in the lunchroom! My kiddos did not like lunchtime and recess....RED FLAG!! This school's communication is unlike anything I have ever experienced! The only ongoing communications parents get is about MAP Testing and fundraising! The 2 teachers I dealt with seemed unexperienced and detached! Numerous packet were sent home with spelling errors or left out pieces! This school placed progress reports in a folder, no envelopes for all to see...no signatures required by parents to make sure they were reviewed. I asked specific questions on checkpoints for clarification....the director and 2 teachers could not answer my question?? I was embarrassed for them! So prospective parents....BEWARE! This school looks great on paper but the actual experience, professionalism and to give our kids a wonderful schooling experience does not exist at this school!