Placer Academy Crew News
Summer - 2018
Our staff can't wait to share our new theme with our kiddos this year! In an effort to continually build upon on our amazing school, we have made some exciting changes. We will be sharing more as we get deeper into the school year, but our first change is the addition of our new Vice Principal, Amber Sutton. You can check out Mrs. Sutton's bio HERE. Mrs. Sutton will be spending the bulk of her time on the Upper Academy campus. She not only has extensive middle school experience, but she comes with a wealth of technology knowledge as well. She has been diligently working with the entire staff, but intimately with our UA team. We are thrilled to have her join our team, and we know she will do incredible things for Place Academy Charter!
We were so excited to see most of the families at our Back to School Bash. If you weren't able to make it, no worries. We will see you bright and early Monday morning for the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! All students at the primary campus will go directly to the playground on Monday morning. As a site, we will have some quick announcements, and then dismiss students into the building. Immediately following this will be an informal meet and greet of the PTO and administration. If you are new to the school, we encourage you to enjoy a cup of coffee with us.
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP:
We all know how chaotic the first day back can be. We've attached our procedures for drop-off and pick-up. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the procedures. We will have extra staff out for several weeks to ensure we are operating smoothly. If you are walking in your student into either campus, please make sure you park in the designated spots (by the dentist on primary campus and by SaveMart on upper campus). DO NOT PARK BY THE PHYSICAL THERAPY BUILDING on the primary campus. We have ensured our neighbors we will do our best to not interfere with their business operations. Additionally, please only use the crosswalks to ensure the safety of all. We appreciate your support with this!
Upper Academy - Wednesday, September 5 at 6:30 pm (UA Campus)
Primary Academy - Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 pm (PA Campus)
FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE:
Hello Placer Academy Families,
We hope you all had a wonderful summer and we are excited to see everyone back at school. A few important health updates:
Minds Under Construction
We have limited space available. If you are interested in enrolling your students for the 2018-2019 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
Aug 20 - First Day of School
Aug 21 - School Day
Aug 22 - School Day
Aug 23 - School Day
Aug 24 - Early Release Day
Spirit Wear Orders Due
Aug 27 - School Day
Spy School (K-5) 3-4pm
Rock Band (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Aug 28 - School Day
Messy Hands (K-5) 3-4pm
Creative Writing (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Choir (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Aug 29 - School Day
Music/Movement (K-2) 3-4pm
Choir (3-5) 3-4pm
Student Council (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Aug 30 - School Day
Parkour (K-5) 3-4pm
Math Club (4-5) 3-4pm
Drama (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Aug 31 - 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
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.
Gift card orders are due on August 30th. Click HERE for the order form.
Cards will be available for pick up at both Back to School Nights.
You still have the opportunity to order spirit wear. We have some great new designs this year. Order forms are in the office, and you have until Friday, August 24 to return your order form with a check to purchase.
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.
Follow the hashtags: #pacproud, #paclions, and #lionpac for pictures and updates!
For more updates and school information, follow us on Instagram @paclions.
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Toolkit For Parents
Homework Help for Math:
We have found a wonderful resource that allows you to choose your student's grade level, the module they are working on, and the lesson number. Then, you can look at sample homework, video taped lessons, and other resources. This resource comes from Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Click HERE to utilize this awesome site!
30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of How Was Your Day:
How many times have you asked your child, "How was your day?" only to receive the dreaded, "Fine" as a response? Click HERE for a cute article on other questions to engage your student in conversation.