Placer Academy is a TK-6 tuition-free charter school that partners closely with our families to support student learning. Each year, we kick off our school year with a special program that bridges student learning in school and at home.
How it Works
“One School, One Book” brings together the entire Placer Academy community to read one book, over two weeks at the start of the school year. We select a different book each year, and choose one that can be read aloud to students in all of our TK-6th grade classrooms. Families share the reading experience with their children, and teachers explore book themes with their students in the classroom. This year, “One School, One Book” concludes with a school wide celebration where students share their culminating projects on September 30.
“One School, One Book” inspires our students by engaging them in reading both at school and at home. Many times, the topics of our books present opportunities for families and classrooms to share thoughts and ideas in a deeper way. By encouraging daily family participation, PAC students and their caregivers can enjoy sharing a quiet space, away from the sensory stimuli of home life.
At the conclusion of our “One School, One Book” program each year, many students and families report increased connection and engagement with the joy of reading. What a wonderful outcome for our learning community!
Our 2022 Book Selection
This September, we will be reading “Stella Diaz Has Something to Say”, by Angela Dominguez. Each Placer Academy student will receive a copy of the book to keep. We know that our families will end up cheering on this delightful character as she works to find her voice – and she might help inspire some students to find theirs. “Stella Diaz” is one of a large series of books written about and for young readers, giving students the opportunity to explore more books once they finish this selection.
Everyone Can Join
“One School, One Book” brings our entire school together to read the same book - including students, teachers, families, administrators, and aides ! We’ll be reaching out to families at the start of school to share grade-appropriate resources.
Building Hearts and Minds
“One School, One Book” inspires readers - but the impact doesn’t stop there. Each year our Placer Academy community looks forward to it as a school spirit-building experience bringing together our young and old buddies to share and read the book. We plan grade-level STEM activities around themes in the book. And the culminating celebration brings together our entire school community to celebrate the joy of reading. We hope you’ll join us!
Ready to join our Placer Academy community and share the love of reading? Contact us and enroll today!
About Placer Academy
Placer Academy is a TK-6 tuition-free, public charter school serving students in Rocklin, Lincoln, and Roseville CA and the surrounding areas. Placer Academy inspires with hands-on, Project Based Learning, giving each student the support they need to succeed. Our caring teachers and staff encourage families to be closely involved in our tight-knit community, and we partner with many area businesses on inspiring service learning projects and field trips. Join our public charter school today! Enrolling now.