Placer Academy On-side Kick! by Mrs. Godtland May 4, 2015 Teamwork: "The nice thing about teamwork is you always have others on your side." The 5th and 7th grades worked hard to complete their Physical Fitness Testing. Town Hall Recap: Thank you to everyone that attended our Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday. It was a huge success. I have attached the slide shows from the opening session, the academic rigor session, and the upper academy session. We gathered some great insights on how to improve our communications and hope the information presented was useful, helpful, and relevant to your students' school success. Spring Pictures: On May 18, students will be taking a spring pictures. Excel Photography will be on site. An information will be coming home, and copies will be able to be purchased online. Theater Production: Don't miss the first ever Placer Academy Theater production of: European Explorers in the New World Friday, May 8th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bayside Church in Roseville 10000 Alantown, Suite 150 Please join us to enjoy this comedy performance by our 4th through 6th grade Placer Academy Students. With a special performance by the Placer Academy Choir! Volunteer Appreciation Event: Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 am for a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast for all of our volunteers that have completed their 30 hours. It's our turn to thank you! Without your countless hours of commitment to the school, many things would be impossible. An official evite will be arriving next week. If you have not yet logged your volunteer hours, please do, so that we can be sure and recognize you. Summer Work Days: We have several summer work days scheduled. If you have tools, are good at building things, are good at moving things or just want to help, WE NEED YOU!! I will provide snacks and beverages for all that attend. June 20 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm): Build classroom furniture, move bookshelves, haul away broken furniture, move existing storage shed, build storage shed July 11 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm): Clean out storage room, move remaining storage room to shed August 8 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm): Weed, playground clean-up, assist with classroom set-up Book Fair: Save the Date: Our Spring Book Fair is Coming! The Book Fair will be located in the Spanish Room during the week of May 18th. Shopping Hours are from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Thursday. Throughout the week, students can participate in multiple treasure hunts to earn raffle tickets for some great raffle prizes. We will be open during Open House Thursday night between6:00 pm to 8:00 pm too! We have invited Chando’s Taco Truck and Kazuko Teriyaki food truck to be available as a dinner option during Open House. While you are eating, have your kids check out our “Read with a Pirate” booth where a couple of middle school pirates will be reading to kids and handing out “pearls” containing special prizes to be redeemed at the Book Fair! Plus, we have lots of opportunities for you to help create a truly special week for our kids. Please take a moment to check out our sign up for this spring's Scholastic Book Fair. Please go to this link at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4FAAAA2FAB9-spring2/27321463 See you at the Book Fair Teacher Appreciation Week: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-7 and we'd like to invite all students and parents to show extra gratitude to our amazing teachers and staff! Here are our daily themes if you choose to join in. Just bring items to your teacher each day. These items do not need to be expensive and you can pick and choose which days you join in. There is a binder in the front office with a list of favorites for each teacher. This is not required (participation is optional). Monday - Bring a flower to your teacher Tuesday - Wear your teacher's favorite color Wednesday - Bring a school supply item (some favorites include colored sharpies, colored white board markers, post-its) or a book (new or used) for your class library Thursday - Surprise your teacher with something off her favorite list We have also planned food for the teachers each day during the week and will be sending out a school wide signup genius with items needed. There will also be an "Appreciation Station" Monday and Tuesday during lunchtime for the students to handwrite notes to teachers and staff to express their appreciation. These will be distributed to all staff on Thursday. Let's show our incredible teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them! Spring Frolic: Join Newcastle Elementary School on Friday, May 15 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Click here for more information.