by Mrs. Godtland October 27, 2014
"We are not a team because we work together, we are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other."
Middle school had a great time on their simulated mission to outer space at the Discovery Museum in Sacramento last week. Each student was assigned a specific job in the mission control room and in the spaceship. In the end, their experience resulted in learning how essential teamwork is to achieve success on the mission for everyone.
Mark you calendars for our first ever Holiday Music Concert on December 16th at 6:30 pm. Our students will be performing songs with the assistance of our wonderful music docents. We will be performing at Heritage Oak Elementary in Roseville for our Placer Academy families and friends.
Learn to speak, read and write in French! EFSac is still accepting registration for their Friday enrichment class on campus. The class is on Fridays after morning enrichment, from 12:30 - 1:45pm. Education Francaise is recognized as an Association FLAM (Francais Langue Maternelle) by the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européenes and by l' AEFE (Agence de l'Enseignement du Français à l'Etranger). You can visit the website here and register: http://www.efsac.com/ MERCI!
PTO Needs Your Help:
There are two very fun and exciting events coming this Spring, the Spaghetti Dinner and Beautifully Made 2015 Art Show and Auction. We are very excited to be planning these two events, but are hoping to have some help from our families to make these events even better!
While each event will be different from the other, they both seek to raise as much money for Placer Academy as possible while keeping our expenses as low as possible. In order to do this, the more donated items we receive and then offer as raffle prizes, silent auction items, etc., the greater the benefit to our school. This is where we are asking for your help! If you know of anyone, or any business (or perhaps even you!) that is able to donate services, items, sporting tickets, timeshare vacation weeks, or anything that you think could be donated to PTO to use for either of these upcoming events, we would LOVE to hear from you!
Perhaps you have a contact that you could pass along to our committee as a lead for a possible donation? Please feel free to send the info to us and we will follow up with them! We are looking for items both large and small for both events, so please feel free to let us know what you have! We are hoping to have as many items donated as possible so that the income from these events will go back to fund the art program as well as other needs at Placer Academy!
If you would like to help or make donations, please contact PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your support and donations!
Mandarin and Olive Oil Sale:
Back by popular demand, HRPA will again be selling mandarins and mandarin olive oil and balsamic vinegar from a local grower in Penryn. This year the proceeds from the sales will benefit 5th through 8th grade's over night field trips. Last year, the money we received from these delicious mandarins enabled us to purchase science equipment for our school. Order forms are located in here or in the office.
Canned Food Drive:
Our Middle School students are working on their community service projects. And they have decided to participate in KCRA's canned food drive from October 13th to November 14th. Beginning next week, please send in your students with canned goods or non-perishable items to help feed hungry families in our community. Click here for more information.
Fire Truck Visit:
Our local fire fighters came to visit our kindergarten classes and teach them all about what fire fighters do to keep us safe. They also gave the students helpful safety tips like who dial in an emergency, what to do in a fire, and much more. But best of all, the students got to get up close and personal with the fire truck!
Middle School Minutes:
Placer Academy Middle School is hard at work serving and learning! Our collection for the families in Weed was a great success. We collected 4 minivans full of clothes and supplies. Right now, we are collecting canned goods and other non-perishable items for St. Vincent's Charity to help people who are hungry. We went to the Discovery Museum last week. It was so much fun! Next week is our first debate. We have been working on our arguments and are ready. The debate is Tuesday afternoon in Mrs. Allen's class. -Middle School Student Council
Game Plan for the Week
Oct 27 - School Day
Oct 28 - School Day
Oct 29 - School Day
Oct 30 - School Day
Oct 31 - Independent Study Day
Nov 3 - Minimum Day
Nov 4 - School Day
Nov 5 - School Day
Nov 6 - School Day
Governance Council, 6:30 pm
Nov 7 - Independent Study
Log Your Volunteer Hours
A Message from Lacee Hudson:
I wanted to take a quick minute to thank you all for helping make the Fall Festival a success! Whether it was donations, your time, or simply coming out to play and support our school, we truly couldn’t have accomplished it without you! The kids were adorable and had a great time, as did we!
A very special thank you to the Fall Festival Committee! These ladies have already exceeded the mandatory hours for the year making this a fun family event. Thank you Jen Muller, Heidi Holmes, Niki Armstrong, Karen Love, Jennifer Duerr, Amy Nedresky, and Emily Jacobson!
A special thank you, as well, to Vanessa Klug, Kelly Crocker, and all of the room parents for coordinating individual classrooms, and Gigi Roberts and the middle school and high school volunteers who all put in a very long day to make this fun! It was so wonderful to watch the older kids already serving in their own community and being so sweet to all of the young ones! Well done moms and dads! You are raising outstanding people! If I was unable to complete any of the volunteer forms for your students, myself or one of the other committee members are happy to do it. Just shoot me an email or stop me at school.
Lastly, I want to say thank you to our amazing staff! Mrs. Godtland spent her entire Saturday at the school helping us set up and clean up. Thank you Mrs. Godtland! And to our teachers who volunteered at the booths that really made it special for the kids!
I apologize if I’ve forgotten anyone. As you can see, it takes an entire community to put on an event like this. I look forward to an even bigger festival next year!