by Mrs. Godtland December 15, 2014
"Large, ambitious goals usually require that people work together."
Our fifth graders worked with their kindergarten buddies to make popsicle snowmen. They turned out so cute! And it is always so fun to watch the older kids with their younger buddies. They are so well-mannered and set such good examples.
I wanted to take a moment to personally thank each and every one of you. I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity to work for HRPA and with all of you and your students. Not to mention our amazing staff. It is so exciting to watch these kids grow, blossom, and become such stellar young people. It truly takes a village, and your help, support, and presence is what makes this all possible. I wish you and your family the very best during the holiday season, new year, and always!
Voices of Cheer Is Almost Here!
Please plan to join us December 16th, 2014 at 6:30p for our first annual holiday concert at
Heritage Oak Elementary, 2271 Americana Drive, Roseville. Invite your family and friends!!
Invitation Cards were sent home with your students, so be sure to look for them!
Just a few reminders:
1) WE NEED YOU! Please click here for the sign-up genius sign up for some volunteer needs! (Think volunteer hours!!!)
2) We also need COOKIES!! Please plan to bring some treats to share with everyone following the concert!
3) Please plan to bring your children to Heritage Oak by 5:30p. Concert begins at 6:30p.
4) Holiday attire for the concert please.
5) Donations for the music program at Placer Academy will be accepted at the concert!
Questions? Please contact Mandy Safley at email@example.com.
No Cook Wednesdays:
Thank you for supporting the middle school at our first dine out Wednesday. It was fun to see so many families at Pete’s Restaurant and we appreciate Pete’s partnership with our school.
Support the Middle School with No Cook Wednesdays! Eat out and help the Middle School earn fundraising money for their overnight field trips.
December 17th - 11:30 am - 6:30 pm!!:
Have you seen our new sign? It looks pretty cool! We were unable to use a yellow on the sign because the contrast is not dramatic enough, so we opted for a burgundy/brown color. Soon, the squares will have covers that have our tree logo on them.
Spelling Bee Qualification:
Students in grades 4-8 will have the opportunity to qualify for the Placer County Spelling Bee in January. Students will be taking a written qualifying test on Tuesday, January 20th. The top scorer from each grade level at both campuses will be chosen to move to the school qualifying test. We will then be sending one student from each grade level to the District qualifier. If your student is interested in preparing for the test, we have posted the Placer County Spelling Bee Practice List HERE. In addition, you can check out the Merriam-Webster quiz HERE.
Middle School Minutes:
First of all, we are doing candy grams, which is a great idea and the kids seem to really like the idea, the bucket is pretty full. We are also having our second debate and the kids are really good at it. I was surprised. Last night one of the students mom set up a dinner so we could go to Pete's restaurant and the school gets 20 percent of the proceeds. It was really yummy! Next Wednesday, we will be going to a different restaurant and getting some of the proceeds as well!
HRPA is also having their holiday performance on Tuesday, and they sound great! Then, on Thursday, the middle school will be chillin' in the comfies, eating all of the food they can imagine and watching Christmas movies with pillows and blankets. We will also be packaging and sending out care packages to the men and women in the military. These past weeks have been super fun and we are so excited for this long break coming up!
~Submitted by Taya Nelson
Architect - We need someone who is proficient with CAD to help us! If this is you, PLEASE contact Jill Godtland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPA - PTO is looking for a licensed CPA to assist with tax preparation. This is a great way to earn ALL 30 of your family's volunteer hours. If you are interested in helping, please contact email@example.com.
Tarp Replacement - We need a few brave volunteers to help us hang the new tarp over the lunch tables. If you are interested in helping and earning volunteer hours, please contact Leah Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound System Assistance - PTO is looking to purchase a new sound system for our school. With that in mind, we need some help in figuring out exactly what we need and where to get it. If you have an expertise in this area, please contact Jill Godtland at email@example.com.
Game Plan for the Week
Dec 15 - School Day
Dec 16 - School Day
Winter Music Concert, 6:30 pm
Dec 17 - School Day
No Cook Wed, Panda Express
Dec 18 - Minimum Day
Dec 19 - Independent Study
Enjoy your winter break!!
School resumes on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Enroll for 2015-2016
Stay warm and show your LION PRIDE! We have zippered, hooded, Placer Academy sweatshirts available for sale. They are $25. If you would like to purchase a sweatshirt, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bring in your box tops for education. We are getting ready to submit another batch.
Forgotten Lunch Policy:
PTO is suppling some Lunchables for students that have forgotten their lunches. If your student forgets their lunch and we provide them with a replacement, a notice will be sent home with your student asking for a reimbursement of $2.50. Checks should be made out to HRPA PTO. This service is only provided for emergency situations as there are a minimum amount of Lunchables available on a daily basis.
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