Placer Academy Crew News
MAY 20, 2019
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
Please mark your calendars for CAASPP testing! We will be testing students in grades 3-8 during the weeks of May 13th-24th. It is important for your children to be on time each day during this window with a belly full of breakfast. If you have any appointments during this window, we ask that you consider scheduling them for a different time.
To learn more about your child’s California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test scores, visit the Starting Smarter parent website for
CAASPP assessments at https://ca.startingsmarter.org/.
We are so excited for our students to show what they know and will encourage them to do their best! Thank you for your support during the state testing season!
FIELD DAY - SAVE THE DATE:
Placer Academy’s annual Field Day for K-5 students is rapidly approaching! It will take place on Friday, May 31st from 8:30am - noon at Whitney Ranch park in Rocklin. Please note that this is a new location. Students can be dropped off between 8:10am and 8:25am.
The students look forward to this event all year, but we can't pull it off without parent help! Please sign up HERE to help run a station, bring supplies and/or set up or clean up if you can. It's a fun day and all are welcome.
Parents, please plan on dropping students off at the park by 8:00am and picking up by noon. Students are encouraged to wear a hat and sunscreen and to bring a water bottle.
Minds Under Construction
RED WORM DECOMPOSERS:
Fifth graders have been studying ecosystems, decomposers, producers, and consumers. Completing a composting project with red worms brings these concepts to life. The kids absolutely love their new pets. They are very dedicated and check on their charges as often as their teachers will let them!
Second grade studies life cycles as part of their Core Knowledge science curriculum. Butterflies are one of the favorites of the students. Above, Mrs. Stokes class is releasing their butterflies into the wild.
We have limited space available. If you are interested in enrolling your students for the 2018-2019 or 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!
Blueprint Of The Weeks Ahead
May 20 - School Day
Engineering with ZOME (K-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Board Meeting - 5:00pm
May 21 - School Day
Jurassic Journey (K-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Drama (3-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
May 22 - School Day
Choir (K-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Don Quixote Hot Lunch
May 23 - School Day
Food Science (K-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Drama (6-8) - 3:15-4:15pm
May 24 - Early Dismissal
May 27 - Memorial Day, No School
May 28 - School Day
Dine Out Night, Blaze Pizza - 4:00-8:00pm
May 29 - School Day
May 30 - School Day
May 31 - Field Day (K-5)
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.
The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd at 3:15pm in the art room.
CONTACT YOUR PTO:
Interested in volunteering for a committee, helping with a fundraiser, or assisting in multiple ways? Email us at email@example.com.
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Article of the Week
THE KEY TO RAISING A HAPPY CHILD:
For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.
What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. Let's call it "agency."
"Agency may be the one most important factor in human happiness and well-being."
So write William Stixrud and Ned Johnson in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. Feeling out of control can cause debilitating stress and destroy self-motivation.
Click HERE to read the rest of the article.