by Mrs. Godtland February 13, 2017
THE POWER OF YET:
Growth in Math!
The math Professional Learning Community (PLC) has been hard at work analyzing data from recent Renaissance 360 testing. On average, Placer Academy students have shown one year and one month of math growth in just six months time. We are attributing their significant improvement to the implementation of our rigorous, common core aligned math curriculum, as well as to our school-wide dedication to growth mindset. In the month ahead, teachers will be digging even deeper into the data to determine how to best drive our instruction toward even more math success.
Beautifully Made Art Show and Auction:
Tickets for our annual event go on sale when we return from February break. Tickets are $30 each and include a drink ticket. Order forms will be sent home on Monday, February 20 with students or will be available at the front desk.
Fridays in the Art Room:
t's that time again! Sign up your students for Friday in the Art Room on February 24 from 1-3 pm. This is a free art day for all PA students. They will create art to take home, art for the upcoming art show and maybe even a little painted paper for the art room. Send them with a snack and water and in clothes ready for painting fun! Click HERE to sign-up.
Friday with the Nurse:
Health Talk for Girls (grades 5-8): Girls, come spend an hour with the school nurse (and science teacher!) on Friday, talking about puberty, growth, and development. This is a great girls-only opportunity to receive accurate, essential health information in a safe environment. We will be covering some basic growth and development and going over periods. Parents, I am more than happy to answer any questions about what we will be covering and talking about so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE to sign-up.
Chipotle Fundraiser Night:
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Harvest Ridge Placer Academy PTO. Come in to the Chipotle at 781 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #140 in Roseville on Thursday, February 23rd between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this FLYER, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Harvest Ridge Placer Academy PTO.
Placer High School Transfer Policy:
As we approach the time of year that our eighth graders start thinking about high school. we wanted to make sure you all were aware of the district transfer policy for the Placer High School Union District.
If you live within the Placer Union High School District, please take a moment to read the attached letter and board policy outlining the Intradistrict Transfer Policy. This policy has changed as the high school district expects all students to attend their school of residence.
Local high schools are starting their Freshman Info Nights and outreach to incoming students in January, so make sure to check the website for your student's high school to be aware of dates and information. Click HERE to read the policy.
Upcoming Freshmen Information Nights:
Please check the various websites (hyperlinked for your convenience) to verify times and dates.
Whitney- Monday, March 6th 6:00-7:30pm in the Large Gym
President's Day Art Playshop:
Upcoming INCREDIBLE Events
Feb 13 - No School, President's Day
Feb 14 - Independent Study Day
Feb 15 - Independent Study Day
Feb 16 - Independent Study Day
Feb 17 - No School, President's Day
Feb 20 - School Day
Chess Club, 3pm
Feb 21 - School Day
STEAM Club, 3 pm
Math Club, 3 pm
Feb 22 - School Day
Power Assembly, 2:30 pm
Music & Movement, 3 pm
Choir, 3 pm
Student Council, 3 pm
Feb 23 - School Day
Drama Club, 3 pm
Chipotle Dine Out Night, 4-8 pm
Feb 24 - Independent Study Day
STAR Nova, 10 am - noon
"POW"-erful PTO Updates
$5 Spirit Wear Shirts:
We have an assortment of spirit wear shirts in the office that are reduced to $5. It's a great time to stock up!
Any questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Note from the Nurse:
If your student has a chronic medical condition or requires medication administration at school and we have not talked this school year (or if you are unsure), please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe at school!
Jennifer Muller, RN, PHN
Homework Help for Math:
We are thrilled with our new math curriculum, Eureka Math. It is one of the best aligned and more rigorous programs for students. It is really pushing our growth mindset, but we are seeing some very positive outcomes. We can't wait to analyze the data at the end of trimester 1.
With this shift in rigor, we also realize that this makes it more difficult for parents to support their students at home. 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!