Placer Academy WEEKLY UPDATES
WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2019
We are so excited to be able to offer hot lunch to our students this year. We have contracted with Revolution Foods to provide a healthy school lunch option. You can find out more about Revolution Foods HERE.
This week, families have the opportunity to order lunches for the week of the 26th, but all orders must be in by Monday, August 19 at 7pm. We will have order forms at the Back to School Bash for your convenience. Beginning next week, families will be able to order hot lunch through My School Bucks for student(s).
These options are available on both campuses (Upper and Primary). Each lunch will be offered at $5.75 unless you qualify for free or reduced prices. Lunches include an entree, vegetable, fruit and milk. We will also have a "sack lunch" option on Fridays. These "sack lunches" will be delivered to students during their recess break and can be eaten then or taken home.
If you have a child with allergies or food sensitivities, we will have a more detailed menu available at the front desk or you can contact the school secretary HERE.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:
To help create a smooth first day on the primary campus, Placer Academy will have all students meet on the playground in the morning. Parents and students are asked to enter the playground between 7:55 am and 8:05 am through the side gate. There will be cones out that show where your child's class will line up. At 8:10 am, there will be some quick welcome announcements and then your students will be dismissed to their classes with their teachers. We ask that you say goodbye to your kids at this time. This allows the teachers to begin establishing their routines and helps create a much more successful school day.
For students at Upper Academy, please plan on heading to the multi-purpose room upon arrival. Students will be dismissed from the MP room to their classrooms at the start of the day.
We'd like to invite the kinder parents to stay after for a few moments to enjoy a quick pastry. We know how hard it is to let those littles go, and we are here to lend a shoulder (and a muffin) to make it easier for you! Administration and some PTO members will be onsite to help answer all the questions you might have. Kinder students will be dismissed at NOON the first week of school. Please plan on parking and walking into the school to pick up your kindergarten student on Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22 ONLY.
Parents, if you are parking and walking in, please park between the dental offices and the restaurant. We are NOT allowed to park by the Physical Therapy building and we want to respect our neighbors. If you are doing the drop-off option, please make sure that you only let students out by the cones. And as always please be mindful of the all the students, ALWAYS USE THE CROSSWALK, and do not block intersections or businesses.
SUPPLY LISTS FOR 2019-2020:
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH:
We can't wait to see you tomorrow evening! There will be opportunities to meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, and time to visit with friends! Food trucks will be onsite for dinner and treats. Spirit wear will be available for purchase.
Live Scan will be here for volunteer fingerprinting, and our wonderful school nurse will be onsite to answer any health questions you may have! This is a great event, and it is highly recommended that families attend.
DATE: AUGUST 19
TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: PRIMARY CAMPUS
Our "kitchen" area on our playground got a little update. A huge thanks to the PTO for purchasing the shade structure and updating our kitchen. The students are going to love it!
We have limited space available. If you are interested in enrolling your students for the 2019-2020 school year, you can access the enrollment form HERE.
Email us or call us at (916) 259-1688 if you are interested in scheduling a tour to see our fantastic school!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Aug 19 - No School
Back to School Bash, 5:30 pm - 7 pm
Aug 20 - No School
Aug 21 - First Day of School
Early Release Day for Kinders
Aug 22 - School Day
Early Release Day for Kinders
Aug 23 - Early Release Day
Aug 26 - School Day
Dine-Out Night, Rubio's, 4 pm - 8pm
Aug 27 - School Day
Aug 28 - School Day
Aug 29 - School Day
Aug 30 - Early Release Day
SCHOOL START TIME:
K-5: 8:10 am
6-8: 8:25 am
SCHOOL DISMISSAL TIME:
K-5: Monday - Thursday, 3:00 pm
K-5: Friday, 12:00 pm
6-8: Monday - Thursday, 3:15 pm
6-8: Friday, 12:15 pm
Placer academy pto
The Placer Academy PTO is made of parent volunteers that work hard to make our little school a better place. They provide student and teacher resources, plan community events, and conduct fundraisers that support our school community.
CONTACT YOUR PTO:
Interested in volunteering for a committee, helping with a fundraiser, or assisting in multiple ways? Email us at email@example.com.
Please join us for our first PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 11th at 3:15 pm. We will meet in the art room on the primary campus.
Article of the Week
THE KEY TO RAISING A HAPPY CHILD:
"For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.
What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. Let's call it "agency."
"Agency may be the one most important factor in human happiness and well-being."
So write William Stixrud and Ned Johnson in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. Feeling out of control can cause debilitating stress and destroy self-motivation."
Click HERE to read the rest of the article by Cory Turner.
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