Placer Academy Crew News
Jun 3, 2019
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
FIELD DAY FUN:
Students had a blast at Placer Academy's annual Field Day!
8TH GRADE GRADUATION:
Please join us for our 8th grade graduation on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30pm at the Rocklin Event Center. We are so excited to celebrate the hard work of this graduating class!
As many of you are aware, we have been busy creating a staffing plan for next year. This year we say goodbye to the wonderful Karen Allen as she retires. She will be using this time to spend with family. Audra Delany and Natalie Kleker will be taking a full time positions closer to home, and Jennipher Baker will be taking a year or two off to spend more time with family. We wish them the best of luck!
We have a few teachers moving grade levels at Placer Academy. Shelli McClain has asked to be moved to a primary grade and we are super excited to have her as one of our fourth grade teachers next year. This also means that are current fourth grade teachers, Cori Williams and Chelsea Brumfield, will be moving to Upper Academy to teach math and social studies. Additionally, Jeanne Blake is taking on a new role as our learning center teacher. (There will be more to come on the learning center soon!) Selena Ueltzen and Melissa Cable will continue to teach PE and Spanish, but will be moving exclusively to Upper Academy.
We have also been busy filling positions. Our new hires include: Diana Wilson (2nd grade), Brianne Hidden (4th grade), Elysse Versher (UA Language Arts), Michelle Mills (PE for Primary), Andrea Perron (Spanish for Primary), and Rachel Piccardo (Special Education). If you are interested in reading more about these teachers. Please click HERE.
Minds Under Construction
The fifth graders got visit I Fly to learn as a culminating event on force and motion.
Students in fifth grade learned how to use a microscope.
Eighth grade enjoyed some of their last days together in reading forts!
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!
Blueprint Of The Weeks Ahead
Jun 3 - School Day
Jun 4 - School Day
8th Grade Graduation, 6:30pm
Jun 5 - Last Day of School, Early Release
Jun 6 - Office Open, 9am - 3pm
Jun 7 - Office Open, 9am - 3pm
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
PTO Work Zone
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.
Thank you for a wonderful year!
CONTACT YOUR PTO:
Interested in volunteering for a committee, helping with a fundraiser, or assisting in multiple ways? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Article of the Week
HOW TO BULLYPROOF YOUR CHILD:
When my 10-year-old daughter was shunned by her friends a few years ago, we tried a surprisingly effective anti-bullying strategy.
The trouble started during a play date when three little girls battled over who would wear the one sparkly gown for dress-up. It ended up my daughter’s prize, infuriating one of the girls who told the rest not to play with her. My daughter defended herself, crying, as the other girls continued to taunt her.
Searching for answers, I came upon the work of Izzy Kalman, a school psychologist, educator and author of “Bullies to Buddies: How to Turn Your Enemies Into Friends.” His concept of the golden rule is to treat the person insulting you as a friend rather than an enemy, and not to get defensive or upset.
Click HERE to read the rest of the article.