The first grade classes have been studying a Core Knowledge unit on Mexico for the past two weeks. In preparation for our fiesta, the students had made paper mache piñatas, tissue paper flowers, Mexican flags, and Mexican dolls. They also had a chance to create their own “Diego Rivera” mural, using the Core Knowledge themes we have learned about so far this year. Everyone had a great time at our fiesta with food, music and dance!
On Thursday evening, Mrs. Green’s 3rd grade class hosted an evening of star gazing inviting Mrs. Fletcher’s fifth grade class. Both of the classes are studying the solar system and constellations. Third and Fifth grade children and families were very fortunate to have clear skies and light jacket weather. Room mothers arranged for families to bring snacks and hot cocoa. Mrs. Green presented information of the history of constellations and how many received their name. Both Mrs. Green and Mrs. Fletcher read a constellation myth to the students. The children were able to see the planet Venus through a telescope and able to find the constellation Cassiopeia in the sky. It was a great evening.
Third grade scientists recently dissected owl pellets as part of their Classification of Animals unit. Students studied birds including owls. They learned how owls produce pellets and then dissected them to find evidence of what types of prey the owls had consumed. Students compared animal bones to those on charts and concluded that their owls had consumed mice, rats, and birds. Mrs. Green is happy to report that third grade is full of enthusiastic scientists this year!
Thank you to all of you that were able to be here for our annual Back to School Night. It was made extra special with the inclusion of the Chamber of Commerce presence and ribbon cutting ceremony. They celebrated our arrival here in Rocklin. KCRA reported: ‘Placer Academy Opens in Rocklin’. Our teachers were presented SWAG bags from the Chamber following the ribbon cutting. Follow the link below to see the full report. http://www.kcra.com/news/
Enrichment Fridays begin September 20th!
Introducing FitKids for students in 2nd thru 7th grades. Children can start their Friday mornings with a fitness class from 8-9 am. Cost is $80 per student with limited spots available. Stop by the office to get all the details on this 8 week program.
The Star Nova program is available from 9am to noon for all students Kindergarten thru 7th grades. Students will rotate between three classes as Star Nova introduces them to acrylic art, food science and Zome- an engineering and building class. Secure your child’s placement in the 8 week Star Nova classes for $80 per student.
Thank you to all the families that have donated supplies, time and weeks of hard work to open our new school!
The office/teachers are looking for parents interested in helping teachers with “copying” using the copy machine. Time slots for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are: 8:10 – 9:45 and 10:45 – 11:45. Contact Sheri firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us!
We really need book cases to hold extra curriculum.
Storage cabinets or industrial racks to hold bins of extra supplies.
Parking lot – we are continuing to work diligently to minimize the traffic with the neighbor businesses. Thank you for not lining up until students are coming out. This avoids the pile up and blockage for patients trying to get to their physical therapy appointment. The more “staggered” cars get in line, the less impact we have As always, thanks for your help and commitment to – Safety being the #1 Priority!