December 11, 2017
Our Be HEROIC Assembly winners this month all showed great growth mindset! Keep up the hard work!
Please join us for our annual Holiday Concert. This year's theme is Classic Christmas. All students will be performing, as well as a performance from the Choir, Music and Movement, and Drama enrichments. We will be passing a "giving stocking" in the hopes to raise some money for the music program.
Thursday, December 14
6:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Rocklin Event Center
2650 Sunset Blvd
Beautifully Made Art Show Sponsors Needed:
Are you looking for a 2017 tax deduction?
We can help! Sponsor the 2018 Placer Academy Beautifully Made Art Show and Auction before the end of the year. Click HERE for the Sponsorship Form for all of the details. Contact Kelly Crocker at email@example.com with any questions. Thank you for your support.
High School Enrollment:
It is that time of year for our 8th grade families to begin thinking about high school. We know that Harvest Ridge has students that go to a variety of high schools around Placer County, all with their own policies and time lines.
In order to help you navigate this process, we have put together some resources to assist you in the transfer on to the 9th grade.
Please click HERE to visit our webpage of resources.
Most of the high school districts start looking at applications starting in January. In order to be prepared, we highly recommend taking some time over the next few weeks to research the school that you are intending to enroll in and know their policies. Please keep in mind that if the high school you would like to attend is NOT your home district, there is no guarantee that your child will be accepted.
Wonder Field Trip:
After reading the book Wonder, the 5th graders were excited to see the movie version.
Upcoming INCREDIBLE Events
Dec 11 - School Day
Dec 12 - School Day
STEAM (K-5), 3:00 pm
Math Club (4-5), 3:00 pm
Creative Writing (6-8), 3:15 pm
Dec 13 - School Day
Creative Writing (2-5), 3:00 pm
Music/Movement (K-1), 3:00 pm
Choir (2-5), 3:00 pm
Student Council (6-8), 3:15 pm
Dec 14 - School Day
Parkour (K-5), 3:00 pm
Drama (6-8), 3:15 pm
Holiday Concert, 6:30 pm
Dec 15 - Early Release Day
STAR Nova, 12:30 pm
Responsibilities, 12:45 pm
Dec 18 - School Day
Dec 19 - School Day
Dec 20 - No School
Dec 21 - No School
Dec 22 - No School
Car Decals Are Back:
They are available in the office at the main campus for ONLY $5.
We will be having a second spirit wear order in January. Stay tuned for more details.
Any questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Start Time:
K-5: 8:10 am
6-8: 8:25 am
End of School 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
Homework Help for Math:
We have found a wonderful resource that allows you to choose your student's grade level, the module they are working on, and the lesson number. Then, you can look at sample homework, video taped lessons, and other resources. This resource comes from Oakdale Joint Unified School District. Click HERE to utilize this awesome site!
How Students Critiquing One Another's Work Raises the Quality Bar:
"Too often, when students produce school work, they turn it into a teacher for a grade and move on. And after the teacher spends time evaluating the student’s work, many students never look at the feedback, a cycle that frustrates both parties and isn’t the most effective way to learn.
Several schools are trying a different model — one that takes more time but also helps students feel more ownership over the quality of their work. Called peer critique, students follow clear protocols that remind them to “be kind, be specific, and be helpful” in the feedback they give to peers."
Click HERE to read more.