by Mrs. Godtland October 20, 2014
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
Our fall festival was a huge success and a wonderful community building event. A big thank you goes out to Lacee Hudson and her crew for creating such a fun-filled evening. Thank you to all families that helped set-up, tear-down, man booths, bake goodies, and donate prizes! Thank you to Rachel Clark and 54 Films, www.54films.com, for our amazing video!
We are pleased to announce the election of our new Governance Council member, Tony DiProsper. Thank you to Jewel Bishop and Cynthia Askew for running. It is wonderful to see parents engage in making Placer Academy the best school possible!
On Monday, October 20, kindergarten, first and second grade will be getting their school pictures taken. On Tuesday, October 21, third through eighth grade will be having theirs. Please see the attached flyer for details on ordering packages.
When volunteering during school hours, it is requested that you leave younger siblings at home. Bringing younger siblings during off school hours is permitted, but we request all children and adults on campus follow all school rules. This is a way to ensure the safety and well-being of all people and property.
When picking up your students after school, please drive BEHIND the physical therapy building. It is critical that you wait until 3 pm to pull beyond the red curb at the back of the physical therapy building. We have an agreement that we will not block their access. This has been a real issue as of late. Additionally, please be courteous of the cars waiting in line and DO NOT pull around them. If you choose to park and pick your students up, please use the crosswalk and maintain control of your children. It is not acceptable for students to be climbing trees, running around, or playing in the tanbark. Thank you.
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.
We are so excited to announce the award of a $500 grant for our outdoor classroom. Sara Mattia submitted the proposal to the Auburn Garden Club which will be awarding the generous grant to Placer Academy on November 24th at 9 am at the Lutheran Church in Auburn. We are excited to finish up Phase 2 of the classroom which will allow more students access to the garden area.
A few weeks ago, Susan Grey Countess of Kent and His Excellency Daniele Matteo Alvise Barbaro visited the 4th and 8th grade students. In period authentic clothing, they taught the students about life in London in ~1560. The children learned about money, clothing, music, education and social positions. They learned about staffing a Great Household and the roles and responsibilities for each. From Steward of the Household to Gentlemen of Horse, Yeoman of the Cellar or Baker everyone had a hierarchical position which largely determined his or her place in society. The Countess and His Excellency took every question our students had and answered with ease. It was a fun afternoon of learning and song which ended with the Countess of Kent and His Excellency Daniele making a grand appearance at the school-wide “Be” assembly.
The Countess of Kent and His Excellency Daniele will be at the Folsom Renaissance Faire this weekend. This is a fun event for the entire family with the Queen of England holding a special Children’s Court at 1:30 each afternoon. If you attend the Faire, please say hello to the Countess and His Excellancy and invite them back to our school next year!
Folsom Renaissance Faire
October 18th and 19th
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Folsom Lion’s Park, Folsom, CA
Info and ticket prices: http://www.folsomfaire.com/
Game Plan for the Week
Oct 20 - School Day
Picture Day, K - 2nd
Oct 21 - School Day
Picture Day, 3rd - 8th
Oct 22 - School Day
Oct 23 - School Day
Oct 24 - Independent Study
Oct 27 - School Day
Oct 28 - School Day
Oct 29 - School Day
Oct 30 - School Day
Oct 31 - Independent Study Day
Log Your Volunteer Hours
STAR Nova Session 2 begins on November 14. This is a 4 week session that includes Galactic Art, Rocket Science and Magic. The cost is $45. Visit the PTO website for more information on how to sign-up.
We are in need of a spaghetti dinner coordinator or co-coordinator. If you are interested, please email the PTO at email@example.com.
Box Tops for Education:
Please bring us your box tops! The basket is located on the PTO table in the entryway.