Placer Academy WEEKLY UPDATES
WEEK OF November 18, 2019
BE HEROIC STAR STUDENTS:
Our star students showed tremendous growth mindset and outstanding character. They each won a free pass to John's Incredible Pizza.
Conferences are the week of November 18th. Please sign up HERE. As a reminder, conference week is an early release week.
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, email@example.com.
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!
ART SHOW COMMITTEE:
Art Show Committee will be meeting on Thursday, November 21st following early release at 12:15. Please join us if you would like to help out with this wonderful event. We need helpers of all talents! Come and find out how you can support this event that funds our Art and Music program. Childcare is available via Mrs. Todd on the playground. Please sign up with her if you are needing help. Please reach out to Mrs. Hilmen with any questions.
UPCOMING PTO HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE:
See's candy products on sale through Wednesday, December 4th with delivery on the Monday, December 16th.
COMMUNITY GIVING TREE:
It is that time of year again! This time, I would like to help out 6 families only that are in need of a little help this Christmas. Please choose a child to purchase 1 gift for, and please do not spend more than $50 per child combined between two signups. It is a great way of giving back to our community. Click HERE for the sign-up genius link.
Please have your gift wrapped and labeled and given to me by December 14th at the very latest. Please label your donated gift with the name that is in parenthesis (i.e. Baby girl #1).
Thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have further questions or want to specify a pickup time at our school please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a blessed day!
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
Nov 18 - Early Release Day, Conferences
Nov 19 - Early Release Day, Conferences
Nov 20 - Early Release Day, Conferences
Nov 21 - Early Release Day, Conferences
Nov 22 - Early Release Day
Nov 25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 27 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29 - No School, Thanksgiving 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.
CONTACT YOUR PTO:
Interested in volunteering for a committee, helping with a fundraiser, or assisting in multiple ways? Email us at email@example.com.
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
MINDSHIFT GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA:
The act of reading and decoding text is a complex feat of the human brain. Mass literacy is a recent phenomenon, but so much of a person’s chances for academic and professional success depend on their ability to read.
But millions of Americans struggle to read and it’s often because they have dyslexia. An estimated five to 20 percent of kids are dyslexic but some don’t realize it. These students’ dyslexia go unnoticed and they struggle in school with feelings of inadequacy. Others fight to get basic services required by federal law. There are countless stories of dyslexic students who feel frustrated by their struggles with reading and act out in schools. It’s so important for parents, educators and students to understand the signs of dyslexia and find ways to help.
That’s why we published the MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia. Reporter Holly Korbey has written extensively on dyslexia for MindShift and she’s created this guide to help deepen your understanding. It’s readily available as a 41-page PDF that's easy to print and make notes in the margins.
Click HERE to read the rest of this article.
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gallery of student work
To celebrate the end of our unit on the Russian Revolution, one of our students Lev, and his family baked a traditional honey cake for us all to try. It was delicious! Thanks Marushevskyi family for this amazing treat!
WORLD KINDNESS DAY:
Our third grade students showed off their kindness skills by wearing kindness shirts and doing acts of kindness throughout the week!
Middle school students are learning all about the basics of badminton.
FUN FRIDAY STEM:
Student buddy teams made foil canoes and tried to see how many pennies they could add before the canoe would sink.