Placer academy crew news
Summer - 2018
If ever there was one constant, it is change. And Placer Academy has had our fair share. We are excited about our new charter and partnership with Rocklin Unified School District. To kick off the new year, we are launching our new theme: Building our Future. With this new theme, we will be implementing several exciting initiatives to help build community, growth mindset, and citizenship. See below for some of our exciting new projects.
One of our first big initiatives is what we've affectionately dubbed Fun Fridays. There are seven dedicated Fridays scattered throughout the year. That's an entire week of nothing but FUN!! On these Fridays, ALL STUDENTS will meet at the primary campus. Student crews are being created to build community. The staff has been hard at work creating activities. Each Fun Friday has a theme. The themes include: International Dot Day/Dot Dash, Spooky STEM, One School One Book, Snow Day, Fun with Math, Spanish Celebrations, and Field Day. Keep your eye out for volunteer opportunities, as we will have many.
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH:
We hope you can join us for our first ever Back to School Bash at the main campus on:
Thursday, August 16 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This is a time to meet your teachers for the 2018-2019 year. If you have a student in K-5, you can drop off school supplies, too. Light refreshments will be available.
Minds under construction
INTERESTED IN SEEING OUR UPPER ACADEMY?
We have 2 tours/presentations scheduled for August 7th. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP.
UPPER ACADEMY ELECTIVES:
Check out all the amazing electives our Upper Academy (6th - 8th grade) kiddos get to do EVERY SINGLE DAY! These electives change every year depending on student interest and teacher knowledge.
There's still time! 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!
blueprint of the week
Check here for important information for the upcoming week.
SCHOOL START TIME:
K-5: 8:10 am
6-8: 8:25 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
PTO WOrk Zone
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.
MEET YOUR PTO FOR 2018-2019:
Gayle Olmstead – President
I am currently a stay at home mom. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and trained service animals for 17 years. I recently went back to school and received training in accounting and business. I have two daughters, Lilly in 4th grade and Emma in 1st grade. I look forward to a great year, building relationships within our school community.
Michelle Leineke – Co Vice President
I am a stay at home mama and a Registered Nurse. My son Stone is 7 and will be in second grade, my daughter Aspen is 5 and she will be in Kindergarten. I joined the PTO because I wanted to become involved and honestly what better way to know what’s going on within the school!
Ali Hurst – Co Vice President
I am a stay at home mom with two kids. Noah is in 2nd and my youngest Lucas will be starting kindergarten next year. This is our second year at Placer Academy. I joined the PTO to be involved, meet new people and also bring new exciting ideas to our school!
Jenn Duerr – Treasurer
I have enjoyed serving on the board the past 3 years and look forward to another great year! I have a son starting 9th grade at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, a daughter in 4th grade and a son in 2nd grade at PAC. Looking forward to the 2018-19 year!
Heidi Holmes – Secretary
This will be my 6th year at Placer Academy. I have been on the PTO board for the last few years as Secretary. My oldest daughter Maya just graduated from 8th grade and will be attending Del Oro High School and my youngest daughter Lucy is entering 4th grade.
Jenny Long – Script Coordinator
Hi, I'm a Para Educator here at Placer Academy. I can be found helping in the classroom, at lunch, out on the playground and in the crosswalk. My son is making his way through 4th grade this year.
Julie Malmberg – Co Community Outreach Coordinator
I'm a SAHM who volunteers to advocate on behalf of charter schools in California. Two of my three kiddos are Placer Academy students - Audrey (2nd), Balian (K), and a future student Abby (age 3). I'm looking forward to working with my co-chair bridging relations between our campuses and community.
Cassidy Wennesheimer – Co Community Outreach Coordinator
I have 3 kids at Placer, Kaleb (Kinder), Drayk (4th) and Dominic (7th), with Xander joining the Placer family in 2020. After moving from the Midwest and trying traditional public schools we found Placer and we couldn't be happier. Our family is so grateful to be a part of this community.
CONTACT YOUR PTO:
Interested in volunteering for a committee, helping with a fundraiser, or assisting in multiple ways? Email us at email@example.com.
For more updates and school information, follow us on Instagram @paclions.
toolkit for parents
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!
101 Fun Things to Do in the Summer:
Before your family has a chance to say, "Mom, I'm boooored!" you can be ready with this list of great ideas. So, slather on the sunblock, grab your shades and live it up this Summer! Click HERE for the list and resources.