March 19, 2018
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!
After finishing the novel, The Odyssey, the sixth graders have been working diligently on creating board games with their class groups for the last two weeks. The requirement for this assignment was for the students to work with their groups to create one hundred question cards based on the novel, write instructions for how to play their games, they had to give a catchy name to their games, they had to create a decorative box to hold their games and they even had to create the game pieces that could be used to play their games. This project taught the kids how to collaboratively work in groups, communicate effectively, learn to manage their time, give constructive feedback and so much more! This morning the kids came in to play and evaluate their friends games during an event we called "Breakfast and Board Games." A great time was had by all!
Habitats in First Grade:
The first graders have been studying habitats. When our awesome aide Mrs. Jacobson heard that their field trip to Woodcreek Nature Center was cancelled due to inclement weather, she made it her mission to bring the field trip to the kids. First graders spent Tuesday afternoon "dissecting earth." They discovered eight different kinds of decomposers: lichen, mushrooms, snails, centipedes, millipedes, earthworms, beetles, and termites!
Upper Academy Information Night:
We'd like to invite our current 5th grade families, as well as anyone else that would like to attend, to an Upper Academy Information Night on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 pm at the Upper Academy campus.
This information night will be a time to learn about our programming, meet the teachers, and chat with current students. You will learn all about our exciting elective program that offers students opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts), and Communications (Speech/Debate, Public Speaking, Journalism). We will also have information on after school programs such as Student Council, Drama, and Writing Club. Students and parents are encouraged to attend.
It's time to schedule 2nd Trimester Parent-Teacher Conferences! Conferences are March 19th-23rd. In the first column, please look for your child's teacher and select the date and time that you would like to meet with them and enter your child's name.
4th GRADE FAMILIES, please sign up for a conference with your child's homeroom teacher.
Click HERE to schedule your conference.
If a conference was needed, you should have been contacted by your child's homeroom teacher. If you'd like to schedule a conference, but were not contacted by the homeroom teacher, please email Mrs. Schroeder to schedule one.
Our annual LCAP Survey is now open and ready for parents, staff, and community members to provide feedback to our school.
The purpose of this survey is to gather input for updating Harvest Ridge School's LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan). The LCAP is used to guide our decisions regarding how we allocate resources for our programs.
Your input is vital as we review our current progress, and make plans for the upcoming year.
We appreciate you taking the time to help us plan for the future needs of our students. Please click on the link below to complete the survey.
Beautifully Made Art Show:
Support our Visual and Performing Arts program by attending our annual Beautifully Made Art Show and Auction. All proceeds go to provide arts education to our students. Tickets are $40 per person. Ticket includes dinner, dessert and your choice of beverage amongst the art of our talented students and many fabulous donations from our community.
Family Dine Out Night:
Please help support the Placer Academy PTO by dining at Mooyah Burgers in Rocklin.
Location: Mooyah Burgers
5194 Commons Dr, Suite 110
Rocklin, CA, 95677
Time: 12:00PM TO 9:00PM
Upcoming INCREDIBLE Events
Mar 19 - Minimum Day
Mar 20 - Minimum Day
Mar 21 - Minimum Day
Dine Out Night -
Mar 22 - Minimum Day
Mar 23 - Minimum Day
Mar 26 - No School
Mar 27 - No School
Mar 28 - No School
Mar 29 - No School
Mar 30 - No School
"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!
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.
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Lost and Found:
All lost and found that is not claimed, will be donated to charity on Friday, March 23 at 2:30 pm. Please take a look at our ever growing collection on both campuses.