February 19, 2018
Open Enrollment Time:
It's that time of year again! 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!
Placer Academy was full of hearts, friendship, and sweetness on Valentine's Day. Students enjoyed the many festivities and endless treats, all while celebrating friendship.
Spirit Day at Placer Academy:
Friday was dress as your favorite character day. Pippi Longstocking, Harry Potter, Peter Rabbit, Mario and many others were spotted enjoying the day!
Sixth graders worked on their prosthetic hand project during their STEM elective. Upper Academy students rotate through three different elective tracks: Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA); Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and Communications.
Beautifully Made Art Show:
Our Art Show Committee needs YOUR help with donations for the Art Auction being held on April 13th!!!
Auction items and services can include, but are not limited to:
Thank you for your support! We look forward to another successful fundraiser for our AMAZING art program!
We'd like to thank our current art show sponsors: Prosio Communications, Efficient Tint, and Gingery Law Group.
Chinese New Year Celebration:
Second grade ended their unit on Ancient China with a culminating activity: the Dragon Dance to celebrating Chinese New Year. Students made traditional dragons, danced following the sun, ate Chinese food, and generally had an amazing time!
Yoga Mats Needed:
PE is in need of some donated yoga mats. They can be gently used or new. They will be used for daily warm ups and stretching activities.
If you have some to donate, please have your student bring them in to Mrs. Ueltzen.
High School Enrollment:
It is that time of year for our 8th grade families to begin thinking about high school. We know that Harvest Ridge has students that go to a variety of high schools around Placer County, all with their own policies and time lines.
In order to help you navigate this process, we have put together some resources to assist you in the transfer on to the 9th grade. Please click HERE to visit our webpage of resources.
Most of the high school districts start looking at applications starting in January. In order to be prepared, we highly recommend taking some time over the next few weeks to research the school that you are intending to enroll in and know their policies. Please keep in mind that if the high school you would like to attend is NOT your home district, there is no guarantee that your child will be accepted.
Upcoming INCREDIBLE Events
Feb 19 - No School
Feb 20 - No School
Feb 21 - No School
Feb 22 - No School
Feb 23 - No School
Feb 26 - School Day
Feb 27 - School Day
Creative Writing (6-8)
Math Club (4)
STEM Club (K-5)
Feb 28 - School Day
Creative Writing (3-5)
Student Council (6-8)
Mar 1 - School Day
Creative Writing (1-2)
Math Club (5)
Mar 2 - Early Release
STAR Nova (K-5)
"POW"-erful PTO Updates
Car Decals Are Back:
They are available in the office at the main campus for ONLY $5.
Free Babysitting During PTO Meetings:
Did you know that PTO offers free babysitting while you attend the PTO meeting? We love involvement and want to make it easy for you to participate. Please join us for our monthly meetings.
PTO Positions Available:
There are several officer positions that will be available in the PTO for next year. If you are interested, please contact us at the email below.
Any questions? Contact us at
School Start Time:
K-5: 8:10 am
6-8: 8:25 am
End of School 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
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!
Why Even Young Students Benefit From Connecting Globally:
The excerpt below is from the book “Connected From the Start: Global Learning In the Primary Grades,” by Kathy Cassidy, published by Powerful Learning Press.
By Kathy Cassidy
Some teachers I talk to say they do not have time to connect with other classrooms because they are too busy covering their curriculum. In fact, connecting with others is not an addition to our curriculum. It is not something we do after we have finished our reading and math for the day. It is the way we do our curriculum. From practicing counting by fives or comparing similarities and differences via Skype, to writing for a worldwide audience, to making and sharing videos of social studies concepts on our blogs, we connect and invite the world to learn with us and to help us learn. Although learning from others is a key reason why I continue to connect my classroom online, there are many other reasons as well.
Click HERE to read more.
"Super" Student Council
Sonoma Fire Victims Donation:
Our awesome student council worked hard to raise $1000 to donate to the victims of the Sonoma Fire.
They now have a goal to raise $500 for field trip scholarships for our students in need. Keep up the great work!