Placer Academy Crew News
DECEMBER 10, 2018
BUILDING OUR FUTURE:
Our wonderful little school was able to support the Kylee Lillich Charitable Giving Tree. The Kylee Lillich Charitable Giving Tree’s primary purposes are to help:
DO YOU HAVE AN INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENT FOR 2019-2020:
As we prepare for our kindergarten lottery, we'd like to know how many of our families have incoming Kindergarteners for next school year. Please complete the Request for Enrollment form and return it to the office by Wednesday, December 19 to save your child's spot in our Kindergarten classes next year.
FLEECE MATERIAL NEEDED:
Our Upper Academy student council members are working on a very special project for the unfortunate victims of the Paradise fires. We are hoping to make these people's lives a little bit warmer during this very difficult time by donating student-made tied fleece blankets to them. We are asking our wonderful parent community to help us by donating 3 yards of fleece material to help us achieve our goal of fifty blankets. If you happen to have or know of someone who may have some extra fleece material in their closets at home, or if you are willing to go out an buy some material to help us with this special project, it would be greatly appreciated! We will need two different colors for each side of the blanket. Each piece of material needs to be roughy 1 1/2 yards each. Thank you in advance for helping us help those in need during this very difficult time in their lives!
BEAUTIFULLY MADE ART SHOW AND AUCTION:
Hello from the Art Show Committee! Planning is underway and we could not be more excited for this year's art show. We hope everyone has marked their calendars for March 22, 2019 - you won't want to miss it! The Beautifully Made Art Show and Auction fully funds our entire art program and provides rich art instruction and hands-on learning opportunities. This is an incredible evening in honor of your children's amazing art work. There will be MUCH more information headed your way after the winter break but we wanted to provide information about sponsorship opportunities before the end of the calendar year. This TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION supports each student and is so greatly appreciated. The sponsorship form is attached and copies are also available at the office of both campuses. Your generous support is appreciated! Click HERE for the Sponsorship Form.
Minds Under Construction
SHAKESPEARE COMES TO CALL:
Our Upper Academy students got the pleasure of San Francisco Shakespeare On Tour's performance of Comedy of Errors. The interactive performance was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The students even got to participate in a question and answer session after the play.
We have limited space available. If you are interested in enrolling your students for the 2018-2019 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
Dec 10 - School Day
Parkour (K-5), 3-4pm
Rock Band (6-8), 3:15-4:15pm
Dec 11 - School Day
STEM (K-5) 3-4pm
Drama (K-5) 3-4pm
Creative Writing (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Dec 12 - School Day
Music (K-5) 3-4pm
Student Council (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Dec 13 - School Day
Parkour (K-5) 3-4pm
Rock Band (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Drama (6-8) 3:15-4:15pm
Dec 14 - Early Release Day
Dec 17 - School Day
Dec 18 - School Day
Dec 19 - Early Release Day
Dec 20 - No School, Winter Break
Dec 21 - No School, Winter 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 PTO website had a facelift. Check it out HERE.
Barnes and Noble Night:
We want to thank all the families that came out to support the school at Barnes and Noble. The performances were fun and it's always nice to run into a friendly face when your shopping!
Keep saving those Box Tops over the holidays we will have a contest rolling out in the new year!
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 Harvest Ridge Placer Academy PTO when you do your holiday shoping 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
WHY STEPPING BACK CAN EMPOWER KIDS IN AN ANXIOUS WORLD:
Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. According to one study, nearly one in three adolescents (ages 13-18) now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder, and in the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 32 percent of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.
And there's more bad news, grown-ups: The authors of two new parenting books believe you're part of the problem.
Click HERE to read the article by Cory Turner.