Placer Academy WEEKLY UPDATES
WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2019
Our wonderful drama department hit it out of the park again! A trio of mixed-up fairy tales was a delightfully humorous. Thank you to Mrs. Boynton and Mrs. Wennesheimer for creating such magic.
Please join us for Superhero Day on Wednesday, December 11th. Dress as your favorite Super Hero (Made -up or Real). Please NO masks or weapons/accessories.
Don't forget that SCRIP orders are due on Tuesday, December 10th. They will be delivered in time for our Barnes and Noble event. SCRIP cards make great stocking stuffers or holiday gifts. It's easy and it supports the school! Order forms are available in the office on the primary campus.
Every year, the Aloha Class and the Kindness Class complete a special service project in an effort to practice selflessness and to give back to the community. This year we are selling kindness t-shirts to benefit Medspire Health. Medspire Health was co-founded by PAC parent Dr. Ted Muller in the wake of the Paradise fire, and he volunteers there as the medical director. Jennifer Muller, our school nurse, serves on the Board of Directors.
"Medspire is a free, mobile medical clinic that works closely in collaboration with community members and local agencies to provide non-emergency medical care as well as emotional wellness support and health education so that we may strengthen one another as we rebuild and re-establish our communities after a disaster."
More information about Medspire Health can be found on their website at https://medspire.org.
100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM OUR ORDERS WILL BENEFIT MEDSPIRE HEALTH!
To order your very own exclusive, one-of-a-kind, limited edition "Kindness is My Superpower" t-shirt, all you have to do is CLICK HERE or go to https://placeracademy.itemorder.com/sale. Shirts are $18 and come in men's, women's, and children's sizes.
Orders will be accepted through Friday, December 20th. Shirts will be sent home with students on January 10 or sent directly to customers who choose that option. (Please note the delivery options on the order form. To avoid shipping costs, please choose the “Placer Academy Front Office” option.)
UGLY SWEATER PARTY
AT ROLLER KING:
Our next Roller King night is on Thursday, December 12 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The theme is Ugly Sweater. So find your ugliest sweater, throw on your skates, and join the PAC community for a magical evening! Tickets available on My School Bucks and at the door.
Click HERE for more information.
CANDY CANE GRAMS:
Due Tuesday, December 17th and will be delivered on Wednesday, December 18th.
BARNES AND NOBLE DAY:
Barnes and Noble Day on Friday, December 13th is hosted by Barnes and Noble and a percentage of your in-store or on-line purchase goes back to the school. This is a great way to shop for holiday gifts. Use your SCRIP gift cards to earn the school even more! Click HERE for the flyer.
READ TO SUCCEED:
Primary Academy Families, we are pleased to announce that we are participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program this year! Each student (K-5) has an opportunity to earn a FREE ticket to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Ca. Just 6 hours of at-home reading earns your student a ticket. Reading logs will go home shortly with our Placer Academy school code-just record your child's reading online and receive your free ticket in May.
If you have any questions or need assistance with reading logs please contact our Parent Volunteer Coordinator: Samantha Mori, firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Reading!
ANTI VAPING EDUCATION FOR UPPER ACADEMY:
As many of us have seen in the news recently, vaping has become a deadly epidemic among young people. As part of our health education, our 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students will be participating in a vaping education program using the curriculum from Catch.org. Catch.org is a nationally recognized organization that has partnered with various other organizations, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the UTHealth School of Public Health, to provide vaping education curriculum to middle and high school students. We are very excited to bring this important and relevant information to our students.
Catch.org provides a wide range of parent resources which can be accessed HERE. The website is full of valuable information that will help in leading conversations with your child. I have also attached a parent letter and information sheet to this email.
In addition to the Catch.org curriculum, we will be watching a couple of news clips from CNN. One video is HERE and one is HERE. We will also watch a news segment about a Loomis teen that was recently hospitalized after vaping. The news clip is HERE.
We will begin the instruction on Monday, December 9th and finish up the unit on Thursday, December 12th. Instruction will take place during their PE period. Please let Nurse Muller (email@example.com) know if you have any questions.
YOGA FOR KIDS:
PAC Lions, Join Ms. Henning on January 11th at Out of Bounds Brewing Company in Rocklin for Kids Yoga and Pints for Parents. Kids yoga fun will begin at 1pm and last for an hour. Parents can enjoy a pint at the bar while kids play. Cost is $15 per child. Advance sign up is required.
Mats will be available if your child needs one. Click HERE to sign up.
We have limited space available. If you are interested in enrolling your students for the 2019-2020 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!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Dec 9 - School Day
Dec 10 - School Day
Dec 11 - School Day
Dec 12 - School Day
Board Meeting, 5:15 pm
Roller King Night, 6:00-8:00 pm
Dec 13 - Early Release Day
Barnes and Noble Day
Dec 16 - School Day
Dec 17 - School Day
Dec 18 - Early Release Day
Dec 19 - No School, Winter Break
Dec 20 - No School, Winter Break
SCHOOL START TIME:
K-5: 8:10 am
6-8: 8:20 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
Placer academy pto
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.
Our annual Chick-Fil-A night is set for January 14th. Don't miss this fun event where your teachers will be serving you! Click HERE for the flyer.
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.
Please join us for our first PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 8 at 3:15 pm. We will meet in the art room on the primary campus. Free child care will be provided on the playground.
Article of the Week
HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT HONESTY:
On the way home from preschool one day, my five-year-old began to tell me a fascinating story. A boy at school had hit him, he shared. “But you can’t tell the teachers about it, Mom!” Alarmed, I asked him for more details.
Apparently, he was struck with a flaming sword. It happened during recess when every single teacher was inside drinking coffee. Luckily, my son had blasters on his shoes. He pushed a button and shot himself over the fence. His friend put down the weapon and apologized. The rest of the day was great!
My son earnestly insisted that every word of his tale was true.
According to research on the psychology of honesty, “Children’s lie-telling abilities emerge as early as three years of age and develop rapidly.” Despite our best parenting efforts, most kids are going to lie sometimes: it’s a normal part of child development. Kids peek during hide-and-seek and say they didn’t. They might have a bathroom accident and insist their pants are dry. And they might say, “I don’t know” when you ask who took the candy that was sitting on the counter.
That said, most children under the age of eight are not particularly skilled at lying — the preschooler who denies taking the candy bar probably has chocolate all over her face. This gives us an opening to talk to them about why honesty is important, how telling the truth can be both responsible and brave and what to do when it feels really hard to share what happened.
Click HERE to read the rest of this article.
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SAVE THE DATE:
Be sure to save the date for the best event of the year! Friday, April 17, 2020 will be our annual Beautifully Made Art Show and Auction. You won't want to miss it!
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH
IS AN EARLY RELEASE DAY!
Please make a note of it.
gallery of student work
LEARNING CENTER FRACTION FUN:
2nd graders are working with fractions in the Learning Center!!!
Kindergarten students celebrated Thanksgiving by preparing and eating Stone Soup!
In 6th grade history we determined what our own personal horsepower would have been during the Industrial revolution. It involves taking as many steps up as possible in 60 seconds, multiplied by your weight and divided by 33,000. What would your horse power be?
Ms. Stokes’ class had a Thanksgiving Feast celebrating all that they are grateful for!!
Kindergarteners left their shoes out in the hopes that St. Nicholas would travel all the way from Germany to fill their shoes with goodies. He came through!!!