Placer Academy WEEKLY UPDATES
WEEK OF JANUARY 20, 2020
It's not too late to get your very own "Kindness is my Superpower" t-shirt! Due to many requests, we are reopening the online store. Here is what you need to know to get your shirt:
Dates: Order by Sunday, January 26
Delivery: Shirts will arrive at school on Friday, February 7th (free delivery if you choose this option.) You can pay to have the shirt shipped to any address.
Medspire: This is still a fundraiser with all proceeds going to support Medspire. Check out their website to learn more about this awesome nonprofit organization https://medspire.org/
Helpful Hint: The women's shirts run very small. It is suggested to order 1 or 2 sizes larger than your normal size if ordering a women's shirt.
SCRIP ORDERS DUE:
SCRIP orders are due on Thursday, January 23rd. SCRIP is an easy way to support Placer Academy and it makes great gifts for Valentine's Day and other fun treats!
BEAUTIFULLY MADE ART SHOW AND AUCTION:
The art room is beginning to get ready for our art show on Friday, April 17th. Please mark your calendars and save the date for an event not to be missed! Our annual art show is the ONLY funding we have for our art and music programs, without this funding... our programs go away. Help support this night by attending and helping with the following. See the FAQ's for more information.
Art show worknight:
Come and help prep art for the show on Tuesday, January 28 at 6 pm. It will be the first of many work nights prepping for the event.
Do you have a home business and would be willing to donate an item or talent? Please reach out to us and let us know.
As we prepare, we are in need of the following:
- OLD paintbrushes. Any shape, size, and condition (even large wall painting sizes that are ruined)
- Frames. All sizes, shapes, and condition. The more elaborate the better!
DROP OFF YOUR OLD TREASURES IN THE ART ROOM AT THE PRIMARY CAMPUS!
Please reach out with any questions!
Show your school spirit by twinning with your bestie! Our Twin Spirit Day is on Friday, January 24th at both campuses.
SAVE THE DATE:
Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Play. It is Saturday, May 30th at 1:00 pm matinee at Destiny Community Center. More information to come soon.
YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED:
I’m sure everyone has filled up on amazing candid photos of their children, their best friends and some awesome classmates.
Please take a minute and send us any photos you’d like considered for the yearbook. We are looking for photos of students dressed up for spirit days, first day of school, sibling photos, class field trip pictures, Fun Fridays, class party photos, photos from dine out nights and pretty much any other photos taken from school/PTO sponsored events. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the teachers name or grade along with the event info (for example: Ms. Hidden - Penny Wars Pizza Party).
TEACHER AIDE/YARD DUTY SUBS NEEDED:
Are you interested in subbing for a classroom aide/yard duty position? If so, please click HERE to fill out this Google Form of interest. Aide substitutes work directly with students and monitor the playground/lunch area.
Our conditional use permit application has been submitted to the city and they have provided feedback. We are responding to their questions this week and expect to be on the planning commission's agenda sometime in late January or early February. Additionally, we have been interviewing and researching general contractors, finalizing plans, and working with various lenders on financing.
The facility committee will be meeting in January to begin finding product and labor resources within our school community. They are also working on collecting frequently asked questions. Please be on the lookout for more information about this. For more information on this, please email Steven Phillips.
FROM THE PE TEACHER:
Want to find out all the cool things that are happening in PE on the primary campus? Check out the informative weekly newsletter.
We have limited space available. If you are interested in enrolling your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year, you can access the enrollment form HERE.
If you are interested in enrolling your student(s) for the 2020-2021 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
Jan 20 - No School, MLK Jr. Day
Jan 21 - School Day
Jan 22 - School Day
Jan 23 - School Day
Board Meeting, 5:15 pm
Jan 24 - Early Dismissal
Jan 27 - School Day
Jan 28 - School Day
Jan 29 - School Day
Jan 30 - School Day
Jan 31 - Early Dismissal
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.
It's a new year and time to make plans for the future! Do you like being involved in your children's school and want to have a part of planning fun activities and fundraising for the next school year? Then, PTO may be the perfect place for you!
We currently have an opening for the treasurer position starting right away. What a great way to get in the groove of the position and carry over to the next school year. If you like numbers, this is a great position for you. Duties include writing checks, approving budgets, and reconciling accounts. It gives you a great glimpse into what we are providing for the school. This year you would be learning the ropes form the president of the PTO, so you would be up and running for next year's term. Time commitment varies from week to week but it is roughly 2 - 4 hours per week depending on events.
Looking forward to next year we will have several 2 year terms available. The role of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Community Outreach will all be available. So pretty much a role for all different personalities and time commitments.
The President oversees all activities, runs the PTO meetings and attends monthly board meeting. The Vice President currently handles spirit wear and helps with other projects as needed. The Treasurer handles all the money coming in and out including keeping the budget and accounts up to date. Community Outreach helps keep people connected and aware of current events.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. More information regarding next years positions will be coming out soon with the nominations and election being held in April.
For anyone interested in filling in as Treasurer starting this year please let us know! We love all the support our families give us and couldn't do it without you!
Article of the Week
WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR BRAIN WHEN YOU MAKE ART:
A lot of my free time is spent doodling. I'm a journalist on NPR's science desk by day. But all the time in between, I am an artist — specifically, a cartoonist.
I draw in between tasks. I sketch at the coffee shop before work. And I like challenging myself to complete a zine — a little magazine — on my 20-minute bus commute.
I do these things partly because it's fun and entertaining. But I suspect there's something deeper going on. Because when I create, I feel like it clears my head. It helps me make sense of my emotions. And it somehow, it makes me feel calmer and more relaxed.
That made me wonder: What is going on in my brain when I draw? Why does it feel so nice? And how can I get other people — even if they don't consider themselves artists — on the creativity train?
Click HERE to read the rest of this article.
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gallery of student work
Spike ball was introduced this month to the students. Spike ball is a mix between volleyball and four square. The students will end the month by playing in a spike ball tournament. We will welcome February by working on our hearts.
Ms. DeJersey's class had fun experimenting in science this week. They are studying weather and climate and made wind direction tools. They collected data each day to find patterns in our wind. They determined that the prevailing wind in our area blows to the East.
4TH GRADE CAROLING:
Our 4th graders treated not only the primary campus to some sweet holiday caroling in December, they sang to all our neighbors!