Placer Academy Crew News
FEBRUARY 11, 2019
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
RAINY DAY PICK UP REMINDERS:
In order to alleviate the gridlock during pickup in our very small hallways, please exit on the side door from the last classroom you pick up your students from. If you pick up on the left side of the building you will exit out the side door past the kindergarten rooms. If you pick up from the right side of the building you will exit out the side door onto the playground. Thanks for helping us make this run smoothly!
Thanks to a number of generous donors, Mrs. Brumfield's Donors Choose project, 'Help us become organized ninjas,' was fully funded!! The 4th grade class will receive almost $700 in items that will help students actively work on becoming more organized in order to utilize all of our combined classroom abilities. Special thanks to parents & staff: Jen Muller, Jeanne Blake, and Karen Love for your donations.
BEAUTIFULLY MADE ART SHOW AND AUCTION:
Placer Academy's Beautifully Made Art Show and Auction is looking for sponsors! Sponsorships offer businesses the chance to market within our school community (both at school and at the event), reserve a front row table (for up to 8 guests) at the event, and other amenities at various price points. Businesses aren't the only ones with sponsorship opportunities - friends and families can sponsor together! A group sponsorship reserves your table (for up to 8) and includes additional amenities to enjoy. Sponsorships are available at multiple levels.
All funds from the art show and auction directly benefit our art program and ensure all students will continue to enjoy rich art history and hands-on art experiences each week. Please consider becoming an art show sponsor today!
Minds Under Construction
CHICKEN LEG DISSECTION:
Third grade is studying the human body (bones and muscles). They dissected a chicken leg and thigh because it closely resembles that of a human leg and thigh. Students were discovering tendons, joints, muscles, bone, and bone marrow to help students have a hands-on experience with how those parts work together to keep our bodies upright and mobile.
102nd DAY OF SCHOOL:
2nd Grade had a “paws-itively” fun day celebrating the 102nd day!
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
Feb 11 - School Day
Sketch, Doodle, Draw (K-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Rock Band (6-8) - 3:15-4:15pm
Feb 12 - School Day
Sensory Scientist (K-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Drama (3-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Creative Writing (6-8) - 3:15-4:15pm
Feb 13 - School Day
Choir (K-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Student Council (6-8) - 3:15-4:15pm
Don Quixote Hot Lunch
Feb 14 - School Day
Grossology (K-5) - 3:00-4:00pm
Drama (6-8) - 3:15-4:15pm
Feb 15 - Early Release Day
Feb 18 - No School, February Break
Feb 19 - No School, February Break
Feb 20 - No School, February Break
Feb 21 - No School, February Break
Feb 22 - No School, February Break
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 February 27 at 3:15 pm on the primary campus in the art room.
Keep saving those Box Tops!
Hot Lunch Volunteers:
PTO needs hot lunch volunteers. If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Placer Academy PTO when you do your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3198113.
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
LET CHILDREN GET BORED AGAIN:
“I’m bored.” It’s a puny little phrase, yet it has the power to fill parents with a cascade of dread, annoyance and guilt. If someone around here is bored, someone else must have failed to enlighten or enrich or divert. And how can anyone — child or adult — claim boredom when there’s so much that can and should be done? Immediately.
But boredom is something to experience rather than hastily swipe away. And not as some kind of cruel Victorian conditioning, recommended because it’s awful and toughens you up. Despite the lesson most adults learned growing up — boredom is for boring people — boredom is useful. It’s good for you.
Click HERE to read more of this article by Pamela Paul.
ANCIENT ROME PROJECT:
Our Upper Academy students presented their Ancient Rome Projects. Check out the Trojan horse!