Placer Academy Crew News
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
FIELD DAY FUN:
Students had a blast at Placer Academy's annual Field Day!
SUPPLY LISTS FOR 2019-2020:
Most of our supply lists are ready to view. Please click on the links below to see your student's list. Our Upper Academy list will be coming soon!
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH:
Please save the date for our annual Back to School Bash:
DATE: AUGUST 19
TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: PRIMARY CAMPUS
There will be opportunities to meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, and time to visit with friends! Food trucks will be onsite for dinner. Spirit wear will be available for purchase. Live Scan will be here for volunteer fingerprinting, and our wonderful school nurse will be onsite to answer any health questions you may have! This is a great event, and it is highly recommended that families attend.
As many of you are aware, we have been busy creating a staffing plan for next year. This year we say goodbye to the wonderful Karen Allen as she retires. She will be using this time to spend with family. Audra Delany and Natalie Kleker will be taking a full time positions closer to home, and Jennipher Baker will be taking a year or two off to spend more time with family. We wish them the best of luck!
We have a few teachers moving grade levels at Placer Academy. Shelli McClain has asked to be moved to a primary grade and we are super excited to have her as one of our fourth grade teachers next year. This also means that are current fourth grade teachers, Cori Williams and Chelsea Brumfield, will be moving to Upper Academy to teach math and social studies. Additionally, Jeanne Blake is taking on a new role as our learning center teacher. (There will be more to come on the learning center soon!) Selena Ueltzen and Melissa Cable will continue to teach PE and Spanish, but will be moving exclusively to Upper Academy.
We have also been busy filling positions. Our new hires include: Diana Wilson (2nd grade), Brianne Hidden (4th grade), Evan Johnston (UA Language Arts), Michelle Mills (PE for Primary), Andrea Perron (Spanish for Primary), and Rachel Piccardo (Special Education). If you are interested in reading more about these teachers. Please click HERE.
Minds Under Construction
The fifth graders got visit I Fly to learn as a culminating event on force and motion.
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!
Blueprint Of The Weeks Ahead
Aug 19 - No School
Back to School Bash, 5:30 pm
Aug 20 - No School
Aug 21 - First Day of School
Aug 22 - School Day
Aug 23 - Early Release Day
Aug 26 - School Day
Aug 27 - School Day
Aug 28 - School Day
Aug 29 - School Day
Aug 30 - Early Release Day
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.
Thank you for a wonderful year!
CONTACT YOUR PTO:
Interested in volunteering for a committee, helping with a fundraiser, or assisting in multiple ways? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Article of the Week
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CORE KNOWLEDGE PROGRAM:
No, I do not refer to the Common Core standards.
I mean the Core Knowledge program that unfolded in U.S. schools in the decade following the 1987 publication of University of Virginia Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr.’s Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know.
The book, the creation of the Core Knowledge Foundation and subsequent publication of curricular sequences across academic subjects taught in elementary schools produced a reform that again brought to the surface the historical struggle over what kind of knowledge and skills are worth teaching and learning in tax-supported public schools.
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